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Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge Set to Close Early Next Year


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 12:59:10 PM

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Pickwick Theatre, an iconic movie palace in suburban Park Ridge will close early next year after being in operation for 55 years, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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This Chicago Christmas Market Keeps Getting Ranked as The Best Christmas Market in the Nation


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 12:51:02 PM

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Christkindlmarket Chicago's isn't just one of the city's favorite Christmastime traditions. It's also consistently ranked as one of the best Christmas markets in the nation -- and the world.

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‘Rare Astronomical Event' Set for Wednesday, But Will You Be Able to See It?


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 12:45:48 PM

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A "rare astronomical event" is slated to take place in the sky Wednesday, but will you be able to see it in the Chicago area?

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Cubs Free Agent Willson Contreras Agrees to Deal With Cardinals


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 12:06:58 PM

Author: Tim Stebbins

Willson Contreras' time with the Cubs has officially ended and he's joining the rival Cardinals as a free agent.

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Airbnb Picked These 27 Chicago Restaurants For Their New ‘Chicago Restaurant Guide'


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 11:43:19 AM

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If you're looking for a new place to eat in your Chicago neighborhood -- or any Chicago neighborhood for that matter, there's a new list you might want to consult.

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Cubs' Pat Hughes Elected to Hall of Fame, Earns Ford C. Frick Award


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 11:05:29 AM

Author: Tim Stebbins

Longtime Cubs broadcaster Pat Hughes has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fmae as the recipient of the 2023 Ford C. Frick Award.

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Concealed Carry Holder Fatally Shot With Her Own Gun by Intruder


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 09:03:44 AM

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A concealed carry holder was fatally shot with her own gun by an intruder inside a home in Burnside on the Far South Side Wednesday morning, according to Chicago police.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: What to Do for a Sore Throat, Metrics Rising


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 08:59:03 AM

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Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.

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Traveler ‘Accidentally' Sends Dog Through X-Ray at Wisconsin Airport, TSA Says


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 07:25:53 AM

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According to TSA's Great Lakes Twitter account, a dog was "accidentally" sent through the X-Ray machine at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin this week.

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Coming Soon to Skokie's Westfield Old Orchard Mall: Apartments


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 06:55:35 AM

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Soon, you'll not only be able to work, shop and eat at a popular suburban Chicago mall -- you'll be able to live there, too.

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15-Year-Old Fatally Shot While Walking Near High School, Minutes After Class Let Out


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 05:59:08 AM

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A 15-year-old boy walking down the sidewalk near his high school in the city's South Austin neighborhood was fatally struck by gunfire Tuesday, just minutes after class let out, officials say.

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Body Pulled From Water at Oak Street Beach ID'd as Missing 21-Year-Old Polish Businessman: Family


Created: Wed, Dec 07 2022 05:19:31 AM

Author: Francie Swidler

The body of a 21-year-old man found unresponsive early Wednesday in Lake Michigan at Oak Street Beach has been identified as Krzysztof Szubert, a Polish businessman who had been working in Chicago since November and had recently gone missing, police say.

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21-Year-Old Polish Businessman Missing Following Chicago Holiday Party


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 09:40:55 PM

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Krzysztof Szubert’s friends spent Tuesday evening searching for him and putting up fliers, days after he went missing following a holiday party in downtown Chicago.

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Off-Duty CPD Officer Says He Fired at Armed Catalytic Converter Thief in Irving Park


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 08:54:13 PM

Author: Tom Schuba and Sophie Sherry

An off-duty Chicago police detective said he fired at an armed thief trying to steal a catalytic converter from a parked car in Irving Park early Tuesday — just over a day after someone pointed a gun at him on the same block, a source told the Sun-Times.

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10 Observations: Blackhawks Shut Out Again in Loss to Devils


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 08:40:00 PM

Author: Charlie Roumeliotis

The Blackhawks were blanked by the New Jersey Devils 3-0 at Prudential Center on Tuesday. Here are10observationsfrom the loss.

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Ja'Mal Green Wins Top Spot on Chicago Mayoral Ballot in Tuesday Lottery


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 08:37:30 PM

Author: Fran Spielman

Community activist Ja’Mal Green will occupy the top spot on the Feb. 28 mayoral ballot — assuming he can survive a petition challenge.

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Seven Months After Vicious Attack, Dakotah Earley Makes Incredible Step in His Recovery


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 08:26:10 PM

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A young culinary student, shot three times during a May robbery and left for dead, has inspired thousands of Chicagoans with his remarkable recovery, and he literally took an incredible step forward on Tuesday.

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Jury Awards $2.6M to 3 Lake County Workers Fired by Clerk


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 07:10:50 PM

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A jury has awarded more than $2.6 million to three former Lake County employees who claimed the county circuit court clerk fired them because they supported her opponent in the 2016 election.

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Lawsuit Alleges South Side Woman Was Swindled Out of $400,000 by Financial Adviser Who Used Money to Fund Film Production Company


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 06:43:39 PM

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A South Side retiree who has dementia was bilked out of more than $400,000 by her financial adviser, who used the money to fund her film production company, according to a lawsuit filed by the Cook County public guardian’s office.

Read more: Lawsuit Alleges South Side Woman Was Swindled Out of $400,000 by Financial Adviser Who Used Money to Fund Film Production Company


New ‘Awkward' Tipping System at Starbucks Prompts Criticism From Some Customers and Employees


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 06:30:13 PM

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Those who start their day with a drink from Starbucks have been met with an extra surprise when paying in recent days, leaving many customers to be upset when paying for their beverage.

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After Dog's Death, Trainers Offers Tips to Keep Animals Safe Around Holiday Decor


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 06:24:34 PM

Author: Lexi Sutter

Dog walker and trainer Liz Zaug found herself consoling her heartbroken friend and fellow dog owner last week, after his golden retriever choked on a ball at the park.

Read more: After Dog's Death, Trainers Offers Tips to Keep Animals Safe Around Holiday Decor


Cubs, Former Dodgers MVP Cody Bellinger Agree to Deal


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 05:20:29 PM

Author: Tim Stebbins

The Cubs have agreed to a deal with free agent and former Dodgers MVP Cody Bellinger.

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Matteson Police Department Receives Steering Wheel Locks From Hyundai To Prevent Vehicle Thefts


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 05:15:58 PM

Author: Vi Nguyen

The Matteson Police Department has joined a growing list of law enforcement agencies in Illinois working with Hyundai to prevent what police say is an alarming problem.

Read more: Matteson Police Department Receives Steering Wheel Locks From Hyundai To Prevent Vehicle Thefts


15-Year-Old Boy Shot to Death Near West Side High School


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 04:59:58 PM

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A 15-year-old boy was shot to death Tuesday afternoon near a high school in South Austin, according to police.

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Pritzker Signs Amended SAFE-T Act, With Parts of Bill Set to Take Effect Jan. 1


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 04:49:34 PM

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed into law a series of amendments to the portions of the "SAFE-T Act" that will eliminate cash bail in the state beginning on Jan. 1.

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Chicago Police Connect With Kids Through Chess


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 04:43:37 PM

Author: Kate Chappell

It was "checkmate" for dozens of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students challenging police officers from districts across the city at an annual chess tournament.

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Have a Sore Throat? Chicago's Top Doc Says You Might Want to Try This At-Home Remedy


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 04:37:47 PM

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With COVID, flu and other respiratory viruses all seeing increases right now, many people are experiencing a common shared symptom: a sore throat. So what should you do if you're not sure which virus is behind it?

Read more: Have a Sore Throat? Chicago's Top Doc Says You Might Want to Try This At-Home Remedy


Metrics Show Skyrocketing Respiratory Illnesses, With Officials Offering Health Tips


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 04:18:03 PM

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As cases of several different respiratory illnesses continue to climb, health officials and doctors are encouraging residents to take precautions and to take sickness seriously, getting diagnosed and treated as early as possible.

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Illinois Lawmakers Seek to Ban Assault Weapons with HB 5855. Here's What It Does


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 03:45:32 PM

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Illinois lawmakers are looking to potentially ban the sale and ownership of assault weapons in the state with the wide-ranging “Protect Illinois Communities Act,” otherwise known as HB 5855.

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Bulls Have a Problem With Sluggish Defensive Starts to Games


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 03:09:20 PM

Author: Rob Schaefer

The Bulls rank 25th in the NBA in first half defensive rating, but shoot up to second in quarters three and four. The trend is creating plenty of big deficits and losses.

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Airbnb Launches Chicago Restaurant Guide, Highlighting Several Neighborhoods


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 02:46:58 PM

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A new restaurant guide released by Airbnb aims to highlight some Chicago staples in several neighborhoods across the city, emphasizing some destinations that visitors can find and enjoy outside of downtown.

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Totaling Bears' Justin Fields' Season Records, Unique Stat Lines


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 01:46:40 PM

Author: Ryan Taylor

Here's a compiled list of all Justin Fields' NFL records and unique stat lines from this season.

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Expansive Redevelopment Plan at Westfield Old Orchard Mall Unveiled


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 01:44:19 PM

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An expansive redevelopment plan that would add residences and an outdoor plaza as well as additional dining and retail options to Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie was unveiled Tuesday, the mall's parent company announced.

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Online Petition Calls for School of the Art Institute of Chicago to Rescind Ye's Honorary Degree


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 01:33:58 PM

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An online petition calls on the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to rescind the honorary doctorate it awarded the artist Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.

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Gov. Pritzker Asked to Delay Sale of Damen Silos


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 01:28:57 PM

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Pritzker’s administration announced a plan last month to sell the property to the owner of an asphalt plant in McKinley Park that has been the target of numerous odor and nuisance complaints from its neighbors.

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There's a New Menu Item at Wendy's — But It's Only Available in Indiana


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 01:09:34 PM

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It's a breakfast lover's dream: buttery biscuits, homestyle potatoes, sausage and gravy, a freshly-cracked egg all topped with cheddar cheese.

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Did Your Property Taxes Go Up? Here's What to Look For and What You Can Do


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 01:08:59 PM

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If you live in the Chicago area, you may have seen your property taxes go up, but what can you do about it?

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Driver's Sneezing Attack Leads to Fatal 3-Vehicle Crash in Northwest Indiana


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 12:41:29 PM

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A sneezing attack behind the wheel led a driver to inadvertently cause a three-car collision that left a 61-year-old man dead in Valparaiso on Friday, according to Porter County officials.

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That Was Fast! Jack White's 400-Person Show at Chicago's Empty Bottle Sells Out in Minutes


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 12:41:21 PM

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Tickets to Jack White's last-minute, surprise Chicago show at the Empty Bottle didn't last long.

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$500 Ticket Price for Chicago ‘Foodie' Tour Isn't Accurate, Event Provider Says


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 11:50:18 AM

Author: Francie Swidler

After an NBC 5 inquiry, the event listing -- which includes a hot dog and a donut -- was deactivated and the event provider said the $500 ticket price of a Chicago 'foodie' tour wasn't accurate.

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Hertz to Pay $168M After Wrongly Accusing Customers of Stealing Cars They Had Rented


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 09:44:57 AM

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Hertz says it will pay approximately $168 million by the end of the year to settle the majority of the lawsuits brought against the rental car company by some of its customers who were wrongly accused of stealing cars they had rented.

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Uber Eats, Postmates Agree to $10 Million Settlement With City of Chicago


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 09:34:50 AM

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Uber Eats and Postmates have agreed to make $8.5 million in refunds to struggling Chicago restaurants — and pay $1.5 million on top of that to the city — to settle claims that the companies ignored a 15% cap on delivery fees and listed restaurants without first obtaining their consent.

Read more: Uber Eats, Postmates Agree to $10 Million Settlement With City of Chicago


Field Museum Dino Sue Lends a Hand to Paleontologists Studying Why T. Rex Arms Are So Short


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 08:53:09 AM

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You’ve probably heard the jokes. Now, paleontologists want to know why Tyrannosaurus rexes’ arms are so short. Now, The Field Museum’s dinosaur Sue is lending a hand — er, an arm — to the project.

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Illinois Coronavirus Updates: CDC Masking Recommendations, Virus Levels


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 08:40:27 AM

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Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today.

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3-Alarm Residential Fire in Hyde Park Draws 250 Firefighters, Leaves 1 in Critical Condition


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 06:16:27 AM

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More than 200 Chicago firefighters are responding and one person was critically injured after a residential building in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood became engulfed in flames early Tuesday, authorities said.

Read more: 3-Alarm Residential Fire in Hyde Park Draws 250 Firefighters, Leaves 1 in Critical Condition


Shots Fired After Man Witnesses Attempted Theft of Catalytic Converter in Irving Park: CPD


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 05:48:01 AM

Author: Lisa Chavarria and Francie Swidler

Chicago police are investigating after shots were fired early Tuesday on the city's northwest side during an attempted theft of a car's catalytic converter, officials say.

Read more: Shots Fired After Man Witnesses Attempted Theft of Catalytic Converter in Irving Park: CPD


‘I Don't Walk Alone:' Residents of North, West Sides on Edge After Armed Robberies


Created: Tue, Dec 06 2022 05:27:38 AM

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A recent string of armed robberies — occurring as victims walk down the street — on Chicago's North and West sides has left residents on edge and concerned about their safety.

Read more: ‘I Don't Walk Alone:' Residents of North, West Sides on Edge After Armed Robberies


Bally's Casino Meeting Draws Mix of Support and Concern


Created: Mon, Dec 05 2022 10:26:28 PM

Author: Alex Maragos

Public comment during a community meeting hosted by the city of Chicago and the Bally’s Corporation drew a mix of criticism, concern and support on Monday night. Bally’s has solicited community input, and altered its master plan, while it pursues a $1.7 billion dollar development in River West, centered by Chicago’s first legal gambling operation. The plan calls for a...

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Here's What We Know About the Buffalo Grove Murder-Suicide and What Remains Unanswered


Created: Mon, Dec 05 2022 08:16:54 PM

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Several days after five people were found dead inside a suburban Buffalo Grove home, new details have emerged about what occurred, but questions remain about the crime itself. Police discovered the individuals Wednesday when responding to a well-being check on an adult female in the 2800 block Acacia Terrace. Authorities identified the victims as 67-year-old Lilia Kisliak, 39-year-old Andrei Kisliak, his...

Read more: Here's What We Know About the Buffalo Grove Murder-Suicide and What Remains Unanswered


Morgan Wallen Adds Second Show in Chicago to ‘One Night at a Time' Tour


Created: Mon, Dec 05 2022 08:14:13 PM

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Morgan Wallen unveiled Monday a new round of dates to his upcoming "One Night at a Time" tour, giving Chicago a second show.

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