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Baby Klipspringer Born at Brookfield Zoo
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Baby Klipspringer Born at Brookfield Zoo

Offspring may take on a much more literal meaning at Brookfield Zoo as they celebrate the first baby born this season. Watch »

21 minutes ago
Slain Doctor's Family:

Slain Doctor's Family: "Our Hearts Are Aching"

The family of a Chicago-area pediatrician who was killed in an attack at a charity-based children's hospital... Watch »

10 minutes ago
Northwestern Football Players to Vote on Unionization Friday

Northwestern Football Players to Vote on Unionization Friday

Football players at Northwestern University will vote "yes" or "no" for unionization on Friday. Read »

3 hours ago
Ravinia Festival Smashes First Day Sales Record

Ravinia Festival Smashes First Day Sales Record

Whether it was a long, hard winter that left people craving the idea of outdoor music or a great 2014 Ravinia summer... Read »

2 hours ago
Chicago Plastic Bag Ban Closer to Passage

Chicago Plastic Bag Ban Closer to Passage

The ordinance, sponsored by Alderman Joe Moreno (1st), passed a committee Thursday and will go before the full city... Read »

3 hours ago
Indiana Dune Where Boy Was Buried To Remain Closed

Indiana Dune Where Boy Was Buried To Remain Closed

Officials say a popular 126-foot high sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain closed indefinitely... Watch »

4 hours ago
Ex-Marine Sentenced to Die in Sailor's Slaying

Ex-Marine Sentenced to Die in Sailor's Slaying

A federal jury sentenced an ex-Marine to death for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of... Read »

4 hours ago
Woman Sexually Assaulted on Matteson Trail

Woman Sexually Assaulted on Matteson Trail

Matteson police are looking for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted near a Metra train station Thursday. Watch »

3 minutes ago
Blackhawks Top List of Smartest Spenders in Sports

Blackhawks Top List of Smartest Spenders in Sports

When it comes to spending, Chicago sports teams are apparently the best and the worst. Read »

5 hours ago
CPS To Name New High School For Obama

CPS To Name New High School For Obama

President Barack Obama is getting a namesake high school in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public... Read »

5 hours ago
Officials Investigate String of Bridgeport Garage Fires

Officials Investigate String of Bridgeport Garage Fires

Chicago fire investigators on Thursday were investigating a string of early morning garage fires in the... Watch »

6 hours ago
Dutch Man Charged in Chicago With Selling Drugs for Bitcoins

Dutch Man Charged in Chicago With Selling Drugs for Bitcoins

A Dutch man who allegedly used the shuttered Silk Road underground website to sell illegal drugs for bitcoins worth... Read »

5 hours ago
Bronze Statue of Roger Ebert Unveiled at Ebertfest

Bronze Statue of Roger Ebert Unveiled at Ebertfest

Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies."... Read »

6 hours ago
Cardinal George's Absence Felt in Rome

Cardinal George's Absence Felt in Rome

Cardinal Francis George spent part of his life in Rome but won't be on hand for the canonization of two... Watch »

6 hours ago
Sentencing for NATO 3 Expected Friday

Sentencing for NATO 3 Expected Friday

A judge is expected to rule on post-trial motions and sentence NATO protesters acquitted earlier this year... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Why Bill Daley's New Hedge Fund Gig Surprises No One

Why Bill Daley's New Hedge Fund Gig Surprises No One

After flirting with a run for Illinois governor, Bill Daley -- brother of former Chicago Mayor Richard Read »

Apr 24, 2014
American Art to Take Over Billboards This Summer

American Art to Take Over Billboards This Summer

Time is running out for those looking to cast a vote in what is set to be the largest outdoor art show... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Valparaiso Man Tried to Fly With Rifle: Police

Valparaiso Man Tried to Fly With Rifle: Police

Adam Urbano could produce required legal documents while trying to go through security terminal with weapon... Read »

4 hours ago
Kyle Long Makes Twitter Bet on Blackhawks Series

Kyle Long Makes Twitter Bet on Blackhawks Series

Chicago Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long loves to tweet, but he may be silenced for one month if the... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
Jonathan Toews Named Selke Award Finalist

Jonathan Toews Named Selke Award Finalist

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will be in a position to win his second straight Selke Award, as it... Read »

Apr 24, 2014
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