Through the cracks: a roundup of local news you probably missed

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* Hookah lounges are at the center of a legal debate over culture and entertainment in Schaumburg.

* Home sales are up, surprisingly, but not in Chicago.

* If you're going to rob a store, don't leave your cell number and expect a call when the safe is open.

* Hyde Park is in a tizzy over four proposed parking spots.

* Flint Creek Wildlife Preservation and the Audubon Society look for injured birds while the city sleeps.

* How do you build a community in a condo?

* Lifebook helps foster children keep a sense of continuity about their personal histories.

* Vincent L. Gillon, 1954-2008, a homeless heroin addict turned social-services agency director. 

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