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Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader

2930 S Michigan Ave Ste 102
Chicago, IL 60616   Directions

(312) 392-2970


Immigrant children sent to Chicago shelters are traumatized and sick, in some instances with chicken pox or tuberculosis
07/16/2019 1:16pm

Hundreds of children are being detained in shelters run by Heartland Human Care Services, which says it has made changes since allegations that children were neglected and mistreated. This story was originally published by ProPublica Illinois. ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force.

‘A place I can call home’
07/03/2019 4:00pm

Chicago has one of the largest Rohingya refugee populations in the country. This is one survivors story. In September 2017, Muhammad Habib Ismail joined fellow Rohingya Muslims on a march through downtown Chicago.

Dyke March
07/03/2019 6:00am

What does Dyke March mean to you Chicago Dyke March, founded in 1996 and held this year on Saturday, June 29, in Little Village, describes itself as a grassroots mobilization and celebration of dyke, queer, bisexual and transgender resilience. Photographer Robyn Day covered this years march from Little Village Academy to Piotrowski Park, asking folks,Why is Dyke March important to you, at this time

Chicago Pride Parade 2019
07/01/2019 4:35pm

Sundays Pride Parade celebrated 50 years since the Stonewall uprising which sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement and 49 years since Chicago hosted its first Pride Parade on June 27, 1970.

Ken-David Masur is the new principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago
06/28/2019 2:34pm

If the name sounds familiar, its because his father, Kurt, was a regular guest conductor of the CSO. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announced Thursday that Ken-David Masur has been named principal conductor of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the CSOs century-old, 90-member training ensemble for professional musicians. It was good news that omitted a major detail, one that likely had more than a few people thinking, WaitMasur

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times

30 N Racine Ave 3rd Fl
Chicago, IL 60607   Directions

(312) 321-3000


Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

160 N Stetson Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-3232


Big Ten football media days begin Thursday. Here’s one question for all 14 teams.
07/17/2019 8:00am

Welcome to Big Ten media days. Or as some schools view it, Congrats on being a senior and having an awesome attitude so were rewarding you with a trip to Chicago days. Only the Big Ten could hold an annual event to promote its best players and never invite Saquon Barkley. This years list of...

Shedd Aquarium officials determine the sex of newborn Beluga whale
07/17/2019 7:52am

Officials with Chicagos Shedd Aquarium say a Beluga whale calf born less than two weeks ago is male. The aquariums animal care team confirmed the calfs sex during a recent health exam. The baby whale and its mother are under 24-hour observation as the calf continues to grow and nurse. Aquarium...

Man killed in hit-and-run crash near Eisenhower Expressway south of Columbus Park, police investigating
07/17/2019 7:46am

One person was found dead near the Eisenhower Expressway on Chicagos West Side in what investigators believe was a hit-and-run. Chicago police were called about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday to the 800 block of South Central Avenue, in The Island neighborhood, just off Interstate 290 , to the south of Columbus...

Chance the Rapper announces album title, release date and weighs in on Humboldt Park gator named for him
07/17/2019 7:25am

Chance the Rapper is planning to release his debut album, The Big Day, on July 26, he told Jimmy Fallon Tuesday on The Tonight Show. I havent sold my projects before. All my mixtapes were free. This is my debut album, so theres like a pre-order, and I told Jimmy to pre-order my album, and...

Dozens evacuated as fire rips through Crystal Lake apartment building
07/17/2019 7:13am

An extra-alarm fire tore through an apartment building in Crystal Lake Wednesday morning, forcing the evacuation of dozens of people. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the fire, which was reported around 3 a.m. at the two-story building in the 500 block of Devonshire Lane in the...

Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Chicago Business

150 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 649-5200


Daily Herald
Daily Herald

155 E Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005   Directions

(847) 427-4300


How DuPage County's 'clean and lien' program helps fix neighborhood eyesores
07/16/2019 10:57pm

A clean and lien program is helping officials in DuPage County repair or remove dilapidated or abandoned buildings in unincorporated areas. It also helps the county get garbage, debris and hazardous materials removed from properties.

Police: Yorkville woman going 106 mph, 3x legal limit in 4th DUI arrest
07/16/2019 7:04pm

A Yorkville woman faces her fourth DUI charge after being arrested early Monday on Interstate 88 near North Aurora when she was nearly three times over the legal blood-alcohol threshold while traveling at 106 mph, authorities said. Gail L. Govednik, 29, faces a punishment ranging from probation to up to seven years in prison if convicted of aggravated DUI.

Medical examiner: South Barrington woman's 2000 drowning death a homicide
07/16/2019 5:39pm

Former Cook County medical examiner testifies Cynthia Hriscos 2000 drowning death was a homicide as the murder trial of her husband Frank Buschauer, 70, continues in Rolling Meadows.

Schwarber homer in 10th wins it for Chicago Cubs
07/17/2019 6:54am

The Chicago Cubs could have some interesting roster and in-game decisions to make soon once Willson Contreras comes off the injured list. The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 in 10 innings on Kyle Schwarbers home run.

House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear'
07/16/2019 5:22pm

The House voted Tuesday to condemn comments from President Donald Trump that have been criticized as racist, with some Democrats complaining that party leaders arent punching back hard enough.

Extra Bilingual Newspaper
Extra Bilingual Newspaper

3906 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647   Directions

(773) 252-3534


Lawndale News
Lawndale News

5533 W 25th St
Cicero, IL 60804   Directions

(708) 656-6400


City Puts Pause on Water Meter Installation
07/11/2019 6:21am

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Randy Conner, Commissioner of the Department of Water Management, and Dr. Allison Arwady, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Public Health, announced the City has paused... Read more

Lilly Legislation to Protect Immigrant Families Signed into Law
07/11/2019 6:20am

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, D-Chicago, to protect immigrant families and prioritize local law enforcement needs was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Unlike the... Read more

Business, Health Leaders Defend Immigrant Communities
07/11/2019 6:19am

Prominent Chicago business and health leaders andIllinois Business Immigration CoalitionIBIC board members held a press conference to discuss the citys commitment to protect and support immigrant communities frightened by the... Read more

Groups Oppose Illinois Commerce Commission Granting Dakota Access Pipeline an Increase in Oil Flow Capacity at Pretrial Hearing
07/11/2019 6:18am

Twenty people attended a short rally with speakers outside of the Illinois Commerce Commission offices Wednesday to oppose a request by Energy Transfer Partners to add three pumping stations along... Read more

Chicago Fire Soccer Club and Village of Bridgeview Agree to Amended Stadium Lease
07/11/2019 6:17am

The Chicago Fire Soccer Club and the Village of Bridgeview haveagreedto an amended stadium leasethatincludesa significant contributionfrom the Firetoward thedevelopment ofa multi-sport recreation and entertainment center in Bridgeview and higher... Read more

WBBM TV - CBS Chicago
WBBM TV - CBS Chicago

22 W Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

(312) 899-2890


School Bus Driver Details Frustrations Over Drivers Ignoring Stop Arms
07/17/2019 8:24am

A driver blowing past a school bus in Indiana killed three siblings crossing the street last October. Bus stops might be empty for several more weeks, but the Morning Insiders are already looking ahead to back to school.

Museum Of Science And Industry Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11’s First Moon Landing
07/17/2019 7:38am

A piece of that historic mission is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry, where the lunar module used for Apollo 11 training stands in the Henry Crown Space Center.

Gator Hunter Frank Robb To Turn On Buckingham Fountain After Catching Humboldt Park Alligator
07/17/2019 7:06am

Frank Robb, the man who captured the Humboldt Park alligator, is getting the royal treatment in Chicago.

Extra-Alarm Fire Destroys Crystal Lake Apartment Building
07/17/2019 6:44am

Fast-moving flames sent tenants running from their homes, after a fire broke out in a Crystal Lake apartment building.

Schwarber’s Homer In 10th Gives Cubs 4-3 Win Over Reds
07/17/2019 6:14am

Kyle Schwarber wasnt thinking home run when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night. That, he believes, was the key to success.


205 Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 565-5532


WGN Radio
WGN Radio

303 E Wacker Dr 18th Fl
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 222-4700


Darts | Getting in graffiti as a Chicago youth, graffiti culture, and more
07/17/2019 7:56am

The Cornerstore spoke with Darts about getting in graffiti as a Chicago youth, the intricacies of the Chicago graffiti culture, and more. Stay connected with The Cornerstore onTwitter,Instagram,andSoundcloud

This Marketplace Offers Custom-Made Women’s Clothing To Help You Find the Perfect Fit
07/17/2019 7:15am

Balodana CEO Dana Todd joined Scott Kitun in the WGN Studio to discuss her entrepreneurial journey and how it led her to lead a fashion startup. Dismayed with the availability of fashionable options for women who dont fall into the very young or very thin categories, Dana saw an opportunity to offer custom-made clothing for a variety of body types. Thats how Balodana, an online marketplace for womens clothing, was born. It sells made-to-measure wares from designers around the world

Highlights: Royals 11 – White Sox 0 – 7/16/19
07/17/2019 6:43am

Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals July 16, 2019 Boxscore Recap

TV Talk with Dan Fienberg | Breaking Down the 2019 Emmy Nominations
07/17/2019 6:41am

Dan Fienberg of the The Hollywood Reporter makes a special appearance on the Nick Digilio Show to discuss the fresh nominations for the 2019 Emmy Awards. He gives his thoughts on front-runners, dark horses and surprising snubs for TVs biggest night. You can read all of Dans thoughts over atThe Fien Printand follow him onTwitterfor all your TV news. To download this or any of Nicks podcast visit ouriTunes page. Like us onFacebook /nickdshowand follow us onTwitter nickdshow.

The Most Reliable Home Appliances from Consumer Reports
07/17/2019 6:27am

The home appliance industry can be vast and complicated from the eyes of the consumer, but aside from what looks good in the home, reliability is one of the most important factors. Steve Grzanich and Eric Hagerman Home Editor at Consumer Reports broke down the recent study from Consumer Reports detailing the reliability of appliances that consumers can choose from.


2501 W Bradley Pl
Chicago, IL 60618   Directions

(773) 528-2311


Woman was so excited she beat cancer that she broke the ‘cancer-free’ bell
07/17/2019 8:39am

HOUSTON When Darla Jaye rang the cancer free bell on her last day of treatment, she was bursting with joy and proved just how strong she is now. Jaye rang the bell at Harris Health System in Houston, Texas, so forcefully, the clapper flew right off. I couldnt even fathom being done, I was so overwhelmed yesterday, she told CNN. Guess I didnt know how strong I was Jaye said she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in

The house where Charles Manson’s followers killed two people is up for sale
07/17/2019 8:38am

LOS ANGELES From looking at the listing for 3311 Waverly Drive in Los Angeles, a potential home buyer wouldnt suspect anything bad had happened at the house. Thedescriptiondetails a classic 1920s Los Feliz gated single story home with breathtaking views. But just 50 years ago, the home was the scene of the grisly murders of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, at the hands of fourCharles Mansonfollowers. The couple was killed August 10, 1969, the day after

‘Modern Family’ star Sarah Hyland and ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Wells Adams are engaged
07/17/2019 8:32am

Its a match made in hit TV show heaven: Modern Family star Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams, a former contestant on The Bachelorette are engaged. Adams, 35, posted a video of the proposal on his Instagram page Tuesday. And he seems to have it planned to a T. Beach proposal Check. Drone video and photography of the moment Check. A big, beautiful ring Check. A look of surprise and sheer happiness from his betrothed leading to a passionate kiss Check,

Impractical Jokers Joe Gatto talks upcoming tour!
07/17/2019 8:12am

Impractical Jokers very own Joe Gatto was at WGN this morning discussing The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour. The tour will include Gatto and his comedy troupe The Tenderloins, special guest Kyle Kinane, Jessica Kirson, and Pat McGann. The tour will take place at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m. For more information about where to purchase tickets visit concerts1.livenation.com/event/0400562BB0792610 or viewers can also get a chance to win a pair of tickets to the

Man who caught Humboldt Park alligator turned on Buckingham Fountain
07/17/2019 7:49am

CHICAGO The man who caught the alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon is getting one more honor Wednesday morning. He was able to turn on Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. Florida gator expert Frank Robb was brought in by the city on Sunday after a week of attempts to catch the gator failed. Robb reeled in the gator, who has been nicknamed Chance the Snapper, on the northwest side of the lagoon Tuesday morning with just one cast


190 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

(312) 750-7777


Stop the violence: Chicago youth programs, resources
08/06/2050 12:24pm

Have you or someone you know been affected by violence in your community The following is a list of resources in Chicago that are ready to help.

Submit a drawing to the Weather Sketchers Club
12/31/2020 12:00am

Hey kids Were looking for new members of the ABC7 Weather Sketchers Club

What to know about FaceApp after aging filter goes viral
07/17/2019 8:30am

If youve been on social media in the last 24 hours, youve probably seen a lot of photos of older-looking people.

Humboldt Park alligator caught after a week, trapper throws out first pitch at Cubs game
07/17/2019 8:23am

After more than a week of evading trappers, an elusive alligator named Chance the Snapper by fans has finally been caught.

Video shows dozens of pilot whales beached on Georgia shore
07/17/2019 8:22am

About 25 pilot whales beached themselves on a Georgia shore and most were rescued by authorities and onlookers who pulled the animals further into the water.


454 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60611   Directions

(312) 836-5555


Excessive Heat Watch Extends to Nearly All of Chicago Area
07/17/2019 8:39am

Nearly all of the Chicago area will now be under an Excessive Heat Watch for multiple days this week as heat index values could rise as high as 112 degrees for some.Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Chicago Teens Are Learning to Save Lives Amid Gun Violence
07/17/2019 8:20am

Last September, Darrion Johnsons brother Delmonte, 19, an activist with Chicago anti-violence organization Good Kids Mad City, was shot in the chest and stomach blocks from his home. He died 45 minutes later atPhoto Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images File

The Rundown: Condo Fire, Justice Stevens, Bad Crash
07/17/2019 8:36am

The top headlines you need to know as you start your day on July 17, 2019.

Fire Tears Through Crystal Lake Condo Building
07/17/2019 6:02am

A fire tore through a condo building in suburban Crystal Lake early Wednesday, with flames ravaging the structure from the top down and rendering it uninhabitable.Photo Credit: Captured News

Chance the Rapper Shares Message for Chance the Snapper
07/16/2019 10:17pm

Chicagos most famous alligator got a message of support from the city celebrity he was named after.

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