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‘Chicago Fire’: Showrunner Shares His Favorite Romantic Moments i...

NBC's 'Chicago Fire' is filled with unforgettable romantic moments. Showrunner Derek Haas shares his all-time favorite moments.

Buccaneers vs. Bears Recap: Bucs Annihil...

It's very rare to see a win as dominating as the one the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-1) put together against the Chicago Bears (3-4). There's a reason the phrase "Any Given Sunday" exists, however, it certainly didn't stick around for the Bears during their Week 7 matchup with the Bucs.

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Procession welcomes home 'hero' Kenosha ...

A procession was held for a "hero" Kenosha K9 after he was shot in the face by an alleged Chicago murder suspect.

Chicago Blackhawks get 2 players back from COVID-19 protocol — bu...

Ryan Carpenter and Erik Gustafsson returned to Chicago Blackhawks activities from the league’s COVID-19 protocol Sunday, but there remained one very noticeable absence.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears: ...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-1) host the Chicago Bears (3-3) in hopes of starting 6-1 for the first time in franchise history. The Bucs know they have a tough opponent coming up in the Bears, especially when it comes to Chicago's defense.

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane likely ...

The Blackhawks' Patrick Kane is likely out for Sunday night's game against the Red Wings because of the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

Shoplifters raid Chicago boutique in broad daylight, steal tens o...

Chicago thieves were seen on camera taking thousands of dollars worth of luxury purses from a store in the city.

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The Chicago Bulls improve to 3-0 with a ...

DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, Nikola Vučević added 15 points and 19 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls beat the Detroit Pistons 97-82 on Saturday night for their first 3-0 start to a season since 2016.

State officials narrow suburban Chicago ...

A new casino in Chicago's south suburbs is one step closer. State regulators have narrowed the number of proposals down to two, with one near the border of Homewood and East Hazel Crest and another in Matteson,

Chicago Announces 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting, Ice Rink Reopenin...

Chicago’s annual tree lighting date has been revealed, along with details surrounding the city’s upcoming holiday events and festivities.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears: ...

Which matchups will be most crucial in determining the outcome of this game? Let's dive in and find out. 3. The Bucs run defense vs. the Bears running game The Eagles were able to have success against the Bucs on the ground last week,

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Frost observed over a good portion of th...

Frost formed over a good portion of NE Illinois into NW Indiana early this Saturday morning. With cool high pressure overhead, clearing skies and light winds, temperatures dropped into the 30s

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Penn State rapid reaction: Illinois 20, ...

Nine overtimes. NINE. Homecoming Saturday ended on a sour not for the Penn State fan base. But the reality is that massive underdog Illinois, which outplayed Penn State by a significant margin in regulation,

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Likely tornadoes cause damage in Missouri, Illinois

A large fall storm system developed Sunday over the central part of the country and strengthened as it passed over the Midwest.

These Peoria restaurants received nearly...

Peoria area received COVID-19 relief funds as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. For some the money took away tensions.

The 6 most intriguing IHSA football play...

There are 25 teams from Class 1A to Class 7A in the Peoria area that earned up playoff berths. Here are the six most intriguing Peoria-area playoff matchups: Dee-Mack (6-3) is back in the playoffs for the first since 2017 and host a postseason game.

Aurora Public Schools looks at closing or repurposing schools in ...

The Aurora Public Schools district may close more schools this year, turning its focus to its northern section, as ongoing enrollment declines leave more schools well below capacity. The district hasn’t decided how many or which schools will close this time.

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Events in downtown Aurora to celebrate H...

Participants are invited to come in costume and should bring their own treat bag. The event, hosted by the Aurora Downtown group, will feature dozens of participating businesses. The event is free and open to all ages.

Ontario County ready to move on Lehigh V...

The long-abandoned Manchester Lehigh Valley Railroad Roundhouse is in “remarkably good condition” and ideal for reuse, according to the consultant who presented findings on the structure Thursday night.

MLK remembrance dinner, concert returns to Schaumburg Nov. 13

Motto is marketing director for the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations' 52nd Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Dinner and Concert to be held Nov. 13 at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg.

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Elgin Youth Symphony program aims to rem...

The students at Oakhill Elementary School in Streamwood were the first participants in a pilot program started by the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. Starter Strings is a free program that brings classical music education,

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France prepares to return Benin treasure...

A Paris museum is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artefacts for one last time before France returns them home to Benin. The wooden anthropomorphic statues, royal thrones and sacred altars were pilfered by the French army in the 19th century from Western Africa.

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Online delivery business links local farmers and customers

Direct marketing local foods to consumers can be a challenge for many farmers. How much to produce is the main consideration, followed by how much to pack and take to the farmers market in town. Farmers in Minnesota have a new marketing option to consider.

129-year journey nears end as France ret...

In a decision with potential ramifications across European museums, France is displaying 26 looted colonial-era artifacts for one last time before returning them home to Benin. The

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Did You Know That Books Used to Be Bound...

Megan Rosenbloom, a rare books specialist and librarian at UCLA, published "Dark Archives," a book about the history and science of human-skin-bound books.

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Vintage Halloween Costumes That Will Hau...

People of the past brought their creepy A-game to Halloween. From looking at these nightmare-inducing photos, one thing's for sure: our ancestors were obsessed with huge heads, pillowcases, and general creepiness.

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4 Last-Minute Beauty Makeup Looks for Halloween

We love Halloween here at Our Community Now, and so we decided to put our makeup skills to the test and create four different Halloween looks that will get you in the spooky spirit.

Hockey Player Evander Kane Banned for 21...

San Jose Sharks hockey player Evander Kane was suspended without pay this week for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, violating the NHL's vaccination requirements.

The Difference Between Halloween and Día...

The Day of the Dead (aka Día de los Muertos) is often confused with or encompassed in Halloween, however, it's a completely different and unique holiday.

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Queen Elizabeth II spent night in hospital for tests

Britain's domestic Press Association news agency said the trip to hospital had been kept under wraps because it was expected to be a short stay, and also to protect the 95-year-old monarch's privacy

World’s biggest triceratops sells for $7...

The world’s biggest triceratops skeleton, known as “Big John,” was sold for 6.6 million euros ($7.7 million) Thursday to a private collector at a Paris auction house. The enormous

'Being the Ricardos': First-Look at Nico...

Earlier this week, Amazon Studios dropped a trailer for the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-direction film "Being the Ricardos," giving audiences a first-look at Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, respectively.

Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins Killed on Movie Set in Pr...

On Thursday, a crew member died after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm in New Mexico. The crew member has since been identified as director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42. "Rust" director Joel Souza was injured in the on-set accident.

How to Observe National Make a Dog's Day...

With tons of tail-wagging ideas, making a dog's day also gives you much-needed canine therapy.

Here's How to Order the 'Jack Skellingto...

You can order a "Jack Skellington" Frappuccino from Starbucks' secret menu, but you might have to explain to your barista how to make it. The frozen coffee drink was inspired by "The Nightmare Before Christmas" movie.

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The Story of 'Grizzly Man' Timothy Treadwell, Whose Obsession Wit...

He wanted to befriend the wild. Timothy Treadwell was an American bear enthusiast, environmentalist, and documentary filmmaker.

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