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TIMELINE: The Investigation Into Alleged...

A WBEZ investigation uncovered a probe into the park district’s lifeguard program, finding allegations of abuse and harassment dating back years.

2 killed, 17 wounded — including 15-year-old boy — in shootings F...

At least two people were killed and 17 others — including a 15-year-old boy — wounded in citywide gun violence Friday. A man was fatally shot while walking in Logan Square on the Northwest Side Friday morning.

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Bears vs. Bengals picks: Point spread, t...

The Bengals and Bears will do battle in Chicago in Week 2 on Sunday. Cincinnati was able to pull off an impressive overtime win over the Minnesota Vikings in the opener, with quarterback Joe Burrow playing well as he made his return from an ACL tear that cut his rookie campaign short.

Joseph Petrino’s late FG lifts Maryland ...

Joseph Petrino kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to lift Maryland over Illinois 20-17 on Friday night. But the win didn’t come easy for the Terrapins (3-0, 1-0 Big

Spirit Halloween Store Opens Near Chicago Heights

All the company's stores across every state sell costumes, Halloween décor and accessories for children, teens and adults. The store closest to Chicago Heights is located at the former Party City, 17810 S.

Chicago rainfall 2021: It’s not enough —...

Weather experts say that’s extremely dry, piling onto an already thirsty year — O’Hare is currently more than 8 inches below normal precipitation totals and could be 10 inches below normal by the end of September unless more rain falls there.

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Sears closing Woodfield Mall store, its ...

Sears is closing its Woodfield Mall store in November, leaving the iconic retailer without a single department store in Illinois, where it built its retail empire.

If you aspire to become a global citizen, Chicago is a good place...

We should aspire to think critically past our own borders, identify with the human race while understanding global issues such as human rights, gender equality and climate change.

Chicago Bears 2021 season: What you need...

Going to a Chicago Bears game this season? How to buy tickets, where to park and how to follow COVID-19 guidelines at Soldier Field.

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Celebrating Mexican Independence Day, Ch...

Each September in Chicago, Mexican flags adorn cars and fly in front of homes and storefronts as people get ready to celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16. For decades, people have shown their pride in Mexican identity and culture by driving in caravans,

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Illinois Medical District Urges Sickle Cell Awareness, Blood Dona...

The Illinois Medical District (IMD) and American Red Cross of Illinois are partnering to draw attention to sickle cell disease and its treatment. During National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, the organizations are calling on Chicagoans—especially minority communities affected by sickle cell disease—to donate blood to treat conditions such as sickle cell anemia and reduce disparities in health care for minorities.

Neighbors Worry, And One Is Thinking Of ...

A fight is under way to get a handle on an out-of-control and growing gang problem in the Northwest Side’s Irving Park neighborhood.

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Ouija Boards: Evil or Unbelievable?

Here we look at a brief history of the Ouija board, and why we tend to believe more in the supernatural, depending on our circumstances.

Three Words: Pumpkin. French. Toast.

Add a bit of fall flavor to your breakfast with this seasonal Pumpkin French Toast recipe!

How to Order the 'Hocus Pocus' Frappuccinos From Starbucks' Secre...

Starbucks' secret menu items now include Frappucinos that represent the Sanderson Sisters from "Hocus Pocus."

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Disney+ Reboots 'Cheaper by the Dozen' W...

Disney+ will release a "Cheaper by the Dozen" reboot featuring Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union and written by the creator and producer of "Black-ish" and "Grown-ish" in 2022.

HBO Cut Ties With Amazon Prime and Milli...

Streamers everywhere were surprised with an email this week informing them that HBO would no longer be available through Amazon Prime. Here's what you need to know.

Terrifying Video Shows 16-Year-Old Surfer Getting Attacked By a S...

16-year-old surfer Doyle Nielson was bit by a six-foot-long shark off New Smyrna Beach, the "unofficial shark-bite capital of the world."

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McDonald's Debuts Walt Disney World Happ...

Take home a piece of Disney magic with a Happy Meal anniversary toy, available while supplies last.

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VIDEO: New Jersey Teacher Jumps Into Mov...

The heroic teacher, who was on her orthopedic boot, quickly jumped into the unmanned vehicle moving towards the children.

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Top Gymnasts Rebuke the FBI for Botched Larry Nassar Trial

Top gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, and Maggie Nichols bore testimony against the FBI agents who mishandled and allegedly falsified statements in the investigation into Larry Nassar abuse claims.

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Taco Bell Testing Monthly Taco Subscript...

If you love tacos, Taco Bell has a deal for you. The fast-food taco chain is testing a new taco subscription that will allow fans to get one taco every day for 30 days for a flat rate. The Taco Lovers Pass will be available at select stores in Arizona.

4 Slow Cooker Recipes to Keep You Warm T...

Is there anything better than coming home to find your dinner simmering away in a slow cooker? Here are some simple crockpot recipes that anyone can tackle.

7 Unusual Things to Do With Your Body After You Die

Your funeral is your last chance to make an impact on the social scene. I mean, literally, it is your last human chance. So own it, sweetheart.

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