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Forget Cold, Cubs Cooled by Tanaka in 3-0 Loss
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Forget Cold, Cubs Cooled by Tanaka in 3-0 Loss

Forget the cold. The Chicago Cubs faced a much more difficult challenge in Masahiro Tanaka. Read »

44 minutes ago
Chicago to Celebrate Record Store Day

Chicago to Celebrate Record Store Day

Chicago record stores are preparing for a rush of customers honoring Record Store Day Watch »

2 hours ago
ComEd Seeks Rate Hike to Help Pay for Smart Grid

ComEd Seeks Rate Hike to Help Pay for Smart Grid

Commonwealth Edison wants another rate increase to help offset the costs of modernizing Illinois' electric grid. Read »

2 hours ago
Chicago Casino Plan Draws Support at Hearing

Chicago Casino Plan Draws Support at Hearing

A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a... Read »

2 hours ago
Boy, 12, Killed in Hit-and-Run in Whiting

Boy, 12, Killed in Hit-and-Run in Whiting

A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi Wednesday afternoon in an apparent hit-and-run in Whiting, Ind. Watch »

16 minutes ago
Wife of Man Killed After Swan Attack Files Suit

Wife of Man Killed After Swan Attack Files Suit

The wife of a man who drowned after he was attacked by swan two years ago is suing his employer and the... Read »

3 hours ago
UIC Agrees to Tentative Contract Agreement

UIC Agrees to Tentative Contract Agreement

The head of the University of Illinois at Chicago's faculty union says a tentative contract agreement has... Read »

3 hours ago
Catholics Prepare for Popes' Canonization in Rome

Catholics Prepare for Popes' Canonization in Rome

Catholics around the world are gearing up for the April 27 canonization of Popes John Paul II and John Watch »

4 hours ago
Chicago Congressman Heads to Ukraine

Chicago Congressman Heads to Ukraine

Congressman Mike Quigley is headed to the chaos of Ukraine. The North Side congressman will be part of a delegation... Read »

5 hours ago
Chicago Police Officers Save Kids From Burning House

Chicago Police Officers Save Kids From Burning House

Chicago Police officers Samantha Smith and Kevin Tate say they were just doing their job when they saved... Watch »

4 hours ago
Truman College Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault

Truman College Instructor Accused of Sexual Assault

An associate English professor at Truman College allegedly sexually assaulted a former student he had recently began... Read »

3 hours ago
Raw: Robots Pull Apart Package

Raw: Robots Pull Apart Package

A portion of Chicago's Lake Shore Drive was shut down Wednesday afternoon because of a suspicious package. Watch »

Apr 16, 2014
All-Clear Issued After Package Shuts Down LSD

All-Clear Issued After Package Shuts Down LSD

Police shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was found near... Watch »

6 hours ago
Accused Boystown Attacker Held Without Bail

Accused Boystown Attacker Held Without Bail

A Cook County judge on Wednesday ordered a former YMCA employee held without bail in connection with the... Watch »

34 minutes ago
Quinn Leads Rauner in Campaign Cash

Quinn Leads Rauner in Campaign Cash

Get ready for a pricey Illinois governor's race. Watch »

Apr 16, 2014
Kirk Will Campaign For Oberweis in Senate Race

Kirk Will Campaign For Oberweis in Senate Race

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he... Watch »

Apr 16, 2014
Kane, Saad Get Playoff Mullets Once Again

Kane, Saad Get Playoff Mullets Once Again

Mullets seemed to do the trick for Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad as the Chicago Blackhawks won the 2013 Stanley Cup,... Read »

Apr 16, 2014
Cubs Unveil Plans for Wrigley's 100th Birthday Celebration

Cubs Unveil Plans for Wrigley's 100th Birthday Celebration

Wrigley Field turns 100 on April 23, and the Chicago Cubs are planning a little birthday celebration. Watch »

Apr 16, 2014
City Kicks Off Road Resurfacing Project

City Kicks Off Road Resurfacing Project

Among the roadways that'll get attention will be 22 miles of arterial streets that were late-adds to the... Watch »

4 hours ago
Dress Codes: Where Should Schools Set Limits?

Dress Codes: Where Should Schools Set Limits?

They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights... Read »

Apr 16, 2014
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