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At least 43 people shot, 6 fatally, in violent Chicago weekend

At least six people have been killed and 37 wounded, including a 3-year-old boy, in shootings that erupted across Chicago over the weekend, according to police. As of noon Sunday, Chicago police had responded to at least 35 separate shooting incidents across the city since 6:30 p.

Travel
When Do Hummingbirds Leave Illinois? Her...

When will hummingbirds leave Illinois to migrate South for the colder months? Hummingbirds tend to be out of the Chicago area by about the second week in October, according to the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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At Least 6 People Killed, 38 Wounded So ...

At least 44 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend as of Sunday afternoon, and six of them had been killed.

Travel
High School Sports In Chicago Heights Area: This Week In Preps

Sports seasons are well underway at high schools in and near Chicago Heights, and Patch is teaming up with ScoreStream to keep you in the loop with a list of this weekend's games. Illinois and the Chicago Heights area are filled with crosstown rivalries and top tier teams that make for some great local matches.

National News
Navy Pier’s ‘Chicago LIVE Again’ will ce...

One of Chicago's top (and most beautiful) tourist destinations will host a series of outdoor performances Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25. Titled “Chicago LIVE Again,” the free two-day festival is planned to include nearly non-stop musical performances and a spectacular fireworks display,

Things To Do
Our Chicago: Labor shortage

You've probably seen the help wanted signs. Or you may have found that a favorite restaurant has cut its hours.

News
Where to Find Rapid, Drive-Up and Appointment-Free COVID Tests Ne...

With increased COVID-19 testing across Illinois, more residents have been searching for convenient ways to receive a coronavirus test in the Chicago area.

Lifestyle
High School Sports In And Near Chicago: ...

High school athletics are heating up, and Patch and ScoreStream have rounded up this weekend's scheduled games for you. Illinois and the Chicago area are filled with high school rivalries and top tier teams that make for some great local matches.

Local News
Chicago vs Cincinnati Prediction, Game P...

Chicago vs Cincinnati prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines: Week 2 Chicago vs Cincinnati How To Watch Date: Sunday, September 19 Game Time: 1:00 ET Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, IL Network:

Sports
NFL Week 2 picks, odds: Chiefs steamroll Ravens on Sunday night, ...

There's nothing better than the first weekend of NFL football and that's exactly what 85% of the country got on Sunday. I say 85% because I'm not exactly sure what the NFC North did over the weekend qualifies as football,

Things To Do
19-year-old DePaul University student st...

A DePaul University student was stabbed during a robbery outside a North Side bar early Saturday, according to Chicago police and the university.

Local News
Chicago IL Home Improvement Services – C...

The recently launched Chicago-based Giggo app allows contractors and local home service professionals to find jobs in the community. The application is available for small business owners or freelance individuals.

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Run One of These 3 Holiday-Themed Virtua...

Work off those quarantine pounds while still having fun—by participating in one of these holiday virtual races.

Wellness
General Mills Releases 'Buddy the Elf' Cereal

Let's stick to the four main food groups for breakfast—candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup!

Products & Promotions
New 'Bachelorette,' New Drama: Here's th...

"The Bachelorette" returns to ABC and the drama's already started! (Warning: spoilers ahead)

TV
Twitter Reacts to 'Mike Pence's Fly'

After the Vice-Presidential 2020 Debate, "Mike Pence's Fly" is what's trending on Twitter!

National News
Recall Alert: Walmart Removing Packaged Cut Fruits Due to Possibl...

Cut watermelon and apples are among the produce being recalled at Walmart.

National News
NFL Week 4 Wrap-Up: Cowboys... We Need t...

With the NFL working around COVID diagnoses of notable players like Cam Newton and a multitude of Titans personnel, we see the Cowboys struggle and Houston's coach is fired.

Sports
H&M Clothing Chain Announces Closure of ...

After losing revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, clothing retailer H&M will close five percent of its retail spaces.

Style
Bad Bunny's New Crocs Sell Out in Minutes

Bad Bunny's new, glow-in-the-dark Crocs sell out on the first day of release!

Style
NFL Week 3 Wrap-Up: Seahawks Fly While R...

With Russell Wilson proving he is the MVP front-runner, the empty stadiums are shedding light on which teams are elite and which teams need assistance.

Sports
Disney+ Releases Premiere Date for The L...

Celebrate Star Wars' Life Day for the holidays!

Film
There's an Actual Scientific Way to Perfectly Melt Cheese on Toas...

After extensive research, chemists have cooked up the perfect formula in the lab.

Recipes
Disney Releases New Holiday Ornaments

Disney's Holiday Ornaments Collection is your one-stop shop for holiday gifts!

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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.

Gaming
Three Words: Pumpkin. French. Toast.

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

Recipes
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."

Products & Promotions
Terrifying Video Shows 16-Year-Old Surfe...

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."

National News
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.

Business
Disney+ Reboots 'Cheaper by the Dozen' With Zach Braff, Gabrielle...

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.

Film
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.

Restaurants
Top Gymnasts Rebuke the FBI for Botched ...

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.

National News
McDonald's Debuts Walt Disney World Happy Meal Toys in Honor of t...

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.

National News
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.

Recipes
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.

Lifestyle
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