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Here are some trends you can expect to see next spring.

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<![CDATA[Fashion Trends: 2015's Best Looks]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:19:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Inner.jpg
Wore stories! Take a look at what we donned in 2014 and check out the biggest sartorial trends for the coming year.
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<![CDATA[Tips for Making Latkes ]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:08:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bay-latke-chef.jpg
When it comes to holidays, there's no better recipe than the one you grew up with. Same is true for latkes. So, tonight, when Hanukkah begins at sundown, cooks around the globe will be firing up the frying pans...

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<![CDATA[Merriam-Webster Names Word of the Year]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:52:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/27167011.jpg
Merriam-Webster has declared "culture" as the word of 2014, The Associated Press reported. The word joins Oxford Dictionaries' "vape," a darling of the e-cigarette movement, and "exposure," declared the...

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<![CDATA[20 Questions With Actress Casey Wilson]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:58:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/marry-me-screenshot-1.jpg
Her NBC comedy "Marry Me" is based in Chicago, so how well does actress Casey Wilson know The Windy City? We deviated from our typical "20 Questions" format to find out.]]>
<![CDATA["Marry Me" Actress Talks Chicago Ties]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 12:58:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000010053001_1200x675_369185859824.jpg
Actress Casey Wilson of the NBC romantic comedy "Marry Me," set in Chicago, is the wife of the show's creator and says the program is loosely based on her own marriage.]]>
<![CDATA[#SantaPhotoFail: Pics of No Good Santa Encounters]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:42:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/01-santafailthumb.jpg
It's Christmastime and it's that time of year when you head out with the family and get those beloved pics of the kids with Santa. Except the photos don't always turn out as you hoped.]]>
<![CDATA["I Love Lucy" Hits Chicago Stage]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:26:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/i-love-lucy.jpg
Actors bring iconic TV show to the Bank of America Theatre for a limited engagement.]]>
<![CDATA[James Franco Talks Sony Hack on "SNL"]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:02:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/James-Franco-SNL.jpg
James Franco's hosted "Saturday Night Live" again — so naturally his friend (and co-star of upcoming comedy flick "The Interview") Seth Rogen crashed the opening monologue in the Dec. 7 episode featuring musical
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<![CDATA[Target Employee's Black Friday Pep Talk Goes Viral]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:25:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/target+credit+card+breach+latest.jpg
Although Black Friday can be a stressful day for bargain-hunting shoppers, it may be even more difficult for retail employees. That is why a Target electronics department worker in Westminster, Maryland,...]]>
<![CDATA[U2's 19 City Tour Includes Chicago]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:43:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/476332503.jpg
The band announced Wednesday their "Innocence + Experience" tour would kick off in May 2015 with a show in Vancouver.

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<![CDATA[Jewelry Retailer Lia Sophia Closing Its Doors]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:32:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/LiaSophia11.jpg
Jewelry brand Lia Sophia announced Monday it will be closing its doors after 28 years in business.

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<![CDATA[Giant Gingerbread House Fits People]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 06:31:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/giant+gingerbread+house.jpg
Vermont's Woodstock Inn & Resort has unveiled a giant gingerbread house that towers above the rest. The creation of pastry chef Lerome Campbell and his team stands nine feet tall from its base to rooftop.

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<![CDATA[Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga to Perform at Ravinia Festival]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:52:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP547536407104.jpg
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are bringing their buzz-worthy duets to the stage at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park this summer.

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<![CDATA[Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Tonight]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:08:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/228*120/capitol_christmas_tree.png
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Capitol Hill. House Speaker John Boehner will light the Capitol Christmas Tree on the Capitol's West Front Lawn at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[NORAD Santa Tracker Launches Ahead of Christmas ]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:02:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sb10069274b-004.jpg
NORAD begins their Christmas countdown with the 50+ year tradition of tracking Santa Claus' whereabouts.

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<![CDATA[The Smashing Pumpkins to Play Sold-Out Chicago Show]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:03:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/185*120/s-+smashing+pumpkins.jpg
The Smashing Pumpkins are set to perform in a surprise sold-out show in Chicago on Thanksgiving eve.

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<![CDATA[Find the Perfect Present: Gift Guide 2014]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 06:04:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gift-guide-promo2.jpg
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Our guide will help you find unique present ideas for everyone on your shopping list.
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<![CDATA[Lights Festival Takes Over Mag Mile Saturday]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:36:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mickey-mouse-mag-lights.jpg
Thousands are expected to converge on North Michigan Avenue for the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival.

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<![CDATA[Cher Cancels Remaining "Dressed to Kill" Tour Dates]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:12:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_1_cher.jpg
Remaining dates included a January appearance in Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Schedule Released for Ice Rink at Millennium Park ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:28:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ice-Skating-Generic.jpg
Rink will be available from Nov. 14, 2014 through March 8, 2015, weather permitting

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<![CDATA[Group Files Lawsuit Against Proposed Lucas Museum]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:46:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_museo_george_lucas_en_chicago_muestran_avances_1.jpg
"Friends of the Parks" argues the proposed site sits atop reclaimed waterways and therefore cannot be used for private development.

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<![CDATA[Black Friday 2014 Details]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:36:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Macy%27s_Holiday35345.jpg
This year, retailers across America will start their sales on Thanksgiving afternoon. And in many cases, those sales will keep going for days.

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<![CDATA[Chicago Michelin Winners Announced]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:52:48 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/206*120/gourmet_food_generic1.jpg
Another Chicago restaurant has made it to the highest ranks in the Michelin Guide.

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<![CDATA[Garth Brooks Serenades Fan Battling Cancer]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:44:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP444604202714.jpg
A touching moment from Garth Brooks' Friday concert in Minneapolis was captured on video and posted to YouTube.

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<![CDATA[20 Questions With Michael Che]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:17:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009600807_1200x675_355220547510.jpg
He's a former correspondent on The Daily Show with John Stewart and the newest co-host of Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. Comedian Michael Che plays "20 Questions" with NBCChicago.com's BJ Lutz.]]>
<![CDATA[SNL's Michael Che Visits NBC Chicago]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:08:23 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000009596033_1200x675_355113539843.jpg
New York City native and co-host of Weekend Update talks about working on the show, how he got started in comedy, and his first time on stage.]]>
<![CDATA[Where Batman vs. Superman is Filming This Weekend]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:21:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/batman-superman.jpg
Chicago has landed a starring role in the upcoming movie, "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice."
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<![CDATA[Michelin Names 2015 Chicago Bib Gourmand Restaurants]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21:29:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Gourmet-Food-Generic_0925.jpg
The Michelin Guide has announced the Chicago recipients of its 2015 Bib Gourmands, dropping the number of restaurants honored to 59.]]>
<![CDATA[Shedd Staffers Teach Orphaned Pup "How to Be an Otter"]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:21:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pup-681.jpg
The southern sea otter pup caregivers are calling "Pup 681" was found Sept. 20 near San Mateo, Calif.]]>
<![CDATA[Dunkin' Donuts Joins "Cronut" Craze]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:26:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/cronut-dunkin-donuts.jpg
Dunkin' Donuts introduces their new item, the Croissant Donut, and joins the "Cronut" craze.

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<![CDATA[Check Out "Nature's Best Photography"]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:23:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1GrandPrize_TinManLee%281%29+copy.jpg
Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Natural History's annual "Nature's Best Photography" exhibition showcases 60 large-format prints of this year's most breathtaking nature photography.

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<![CDATA[More Than 12 Hospitalized at Navy Pier Skrillex Show]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:13:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/190*120/tlmd_nombres_reales_famosos_03.jpg
Promoter spokesman agrees that there are suggestions that the wildly popular electronic music genre may need to consider a higher age limit.

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<![CDATA[Why You May Spot Teal Pumpkins This Halloween]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:36:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-teal-pumpkins.jpg
Halloween can be challenging for kids who have food allergies. However, the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) has started a new campaign called the “Teal Pumpkin Project” which aims to make the...
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<![CDATA[Quiz: How Pumpkin Savvy Are You?]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:47:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-177531910.jpg
How much do you know about pumpkins?

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<![CDATA[Naperville Passes New Late Night Liquor Laws]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:25:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Bar-generic.jpg
Establishments face new rules on entry, beer sizes and shot sales.

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<![CDATA[Hot Doug's Serves its Last Gourmet Dog]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:04:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/205*120/Doug_Sohn_closed.jpg
Legendary Avondale hot dog stand closed its doors for good on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes of Chicago PD]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:51:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Chicago-PD-cast1.jpg
10/1/2014: LeeAnn Trotter talks to the stars of the hit NBC show as it prepares to kick off another season.]]>
<![CDATA[Riot Fest Billed $182,000 for Humboldt Park Repairs]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:55:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Riot+Fest+Michel+Dussack+%2820%29.jpg
Ground repairs cost more than three times than last year.]]>
<![CDATA[20 Questions With Ben Feldman]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:54:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/20Q_Ben-Feldman1.jpg
10/01/14: He was a mad man on Mad Men before he was a man looking for love in the new romantic comedy, "A to Z." Actor Ben Feldman plays 20 Questions with NBCChicago.com's BJ Lutz.]]>