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Top Chicago Halloween Costumes for 2014
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Top Chicago Halloween Costumes for 2014

There is still time to find your Halloween costume. Here are the most popular costumes in Chicago and where you can get them. View »

Oct 24, 2014

Colors of Fall 2014

Midwest weather is always unpredictable but one thing can be counted on, the beautiful fall View »

Oct 24, 2014
Judge Appoints Monitor for IDOT Hiring

Judge Appoints Monitor for IDOT Hiring

Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier decided Wednesday to appoint an IDOT monitor. That was a setback for... Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Opinion: Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage

Opinion: Why Oberweis Is Pivoting on Gay Marriage

In a stunning turnaround, Jim Oberweis has revealed that he would support a federal law for gay marriage though he'd... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Top Figure Skaters Performing in Suburbs

Top Figure Skaters Performing in Suburbs

Skate America is bringing the top U.S. figure skaters to the north suburbs this weekend, and a local athelte... Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Gloria Steinem, Feminist Legend, Stumps for Quinn

Gloria Steinem, Feminist Legend, Stumps for Quinn

10/23/14: Feminst icon Gloria Steinem Friday stumped for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, lauding his virtuous... Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Quinn, Rauner Focus on Women, Early Voters

Quinn, Rauner Focus on Women, Early Voters

Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign hosted feminist activist Gloria Steinem Friday, while Rauner was to headline an... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
This Week in Mudslinging: Bruce Rauner Is An Alpha Bully; Oberweis Is Toast.

This Week in Mudslinging: Bruce Rauner Is An Alpha Bully; Oberweis...

There's T minus 12 days to go 'til Election Day, and no clear winner in the close battle between Illinois Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Passengers File Lawsuit After Indiana Megabus Crash

Passengers File Lawsuit After Indiana Megabus Crash

At least eight passengers are suing Megabus after a double-decker bus crashed on Oct. 14 on I-65 outside... Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Former Radio Host Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

Former Radio Host Convicted of Mortgage Fraud

He styled himself “The People’s Attorney” and once claimed that 3 million listeners tuned in to hear his brand... Read »

Oct 24, 2014

2014 Chicago-Area Halloween Decorations

From spider webs to front-yard mock cemeteries, some Halloween enthusiasts love to show their holiday spirit... View »

Oct 24, 2014
Joe Maddon's Tampa Departure Heats Up Cubs Speculation

Joe Maddon's Tampa Departure Heats Up Cubs Speculation

Rick Renteria is under contract for two more years as manager of the Chicago Cubs, but with Joe Maddon opting out of... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Daily Dish: Friday's Political Headlines

Daily Dish: Friday's Political Headlines

With less than two weeks to go before the election, NBC 5's Katie Kim has the latest on the Illinois... Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls

Rose Says Kane Pushes Him to Excel on Court for Bulls

It's no secret that Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane is a basketball fan, but apparently Chicago Bulls... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Three Stars: Smith, Shaw Shine as Hawks Fall

Three Stars: Smith, Shaw Shine as Hawks Fall

The Chicago Blackhawks may not have won Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators, but several players... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
FBI, IRS Agents Raid Chinatown Restaurants

FBI, IRS Agents Raid Chinatown Restaurants

Lao Beijing Restaurant, on the 2100 block of South Archer Avenue, in the Chinatown neighborhood, was one of several... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Bears' Run Game Can Thrive Against Patriots Sunday

Bears' Run Game Can Thrive Against Patriots Sunday

The Chicago Bears are a pass-first team, but Sunday's game will provide a huge opportunity for their run game... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Opinion: Was City Duped on Interest Rate Swaps?

Opinion: Was City Duped on Interest Rate Swaps?

Activists and others are calling on the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools to come clean about... Read »

Oct 24, 2014
Police To Screen CTA Passengers' Bags for Explosives

Police To Screen CTA Passengers' Bags for Explosives

Starting in November, Chicago Transit Authority passengers' bags will be randomly screened for explosive... Watch »

Oct 24, 2014
Rauner Pours Extra $3 Million Into His Governor Campaign

Rauner Pours Extra $3 Million Into His Governor Campaign

With Election Day less than two weeks away, Bruce Rauner is replenishing his campaign war chest with even more... Read »

Oct 24, 2014

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