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High Winds, Waves Close Floating Haunted House
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High Winds, Waves Close Floating Haunted House

A floating haunted house at Navy Pier has been shut down after violent waves and high winds damaged the barge. Watch »

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Lightpole Crashes Down on LSD Amid High Winds

Lightpole Crashes Down on LSD Amid High Winds

A lightpole comes crashing down on Lake Shore Drive amid high winds. Watch »

2 hours ago
Crashing Waves Flood Lake Shore Drive

Crashing Waves Flood Lake Shore Drive

Crashing waves prompted lane closures on Lake Shore Drive Friday. Watch »

2 hours ago
Cubs Fire Rick Renteria as Manager

Cubs Fire Rick Renteria as Manager

Rumored to be pursuing Joe Maddon as their new manager, the Chicago Cubs announced Friday that they had made the... Read »

3 hours ago
This Week in Mudslinging: The Final Report

This Week in Mudslinging: The Final Report

Can you believe it's almost over? In a matter of days we'll have a new governor of Illinois: Will it be Pat... Read »

4 hours ago
Chicago Marathon Champion Rita Jeptoo Fails Doping Test

Chicago Marathon Champion Rita Jeptoo Fails Doping Test

Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runner's agent said Friday. Watch »

2 hours ago
Naperville Pair Set Halloween Light Show To

Naperville Pair Set Halloween Light Show To "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Two friends spent all year perfectly synching a Halloween light display at a Naperville residence to Queen's... Read »

5 hours ago
Opinion: Who’s For An Elected School Board?

Opinion: Who’s For An Elected School Board?

To be a progressive politician in Chicago these days, most people think you need to be on board with a number of key... Read »

5 hours ago
New Zealand Rugby Team Hits Chicago

New Zealand Rugby Team Hits Chicago

10/30/14: Maybe the scariest thing in Chicago this Halloween is from New Zealand. The All-Blacks rugby team,... Watch »

5 hours ago
Morin, Shaw Among Blackhawks Celebrating Movember

Morin, Shaw Among Blackhawks Celebrating Movember

The Chicago Blackhawks are more used to growing facial hair in the spring, but thanks to the Movember movement,... Read »

5 hours ago
Wallenda Reveals What Could Postpone Sunday's Stunt

Wallenda Reveals What Could Postpone Sunday's Stunt

Stuntman Nik Wallenda talks to NBC 5's Stefan Holt and Zoraida Sambolin about the thing that could postpone his big... Watch »

6 hours ago
O'Hare Cancels 300-Plus Flights For Wind, Rain

O'Hare Cancels 300-Plus Flights For Wind, Rain

It looks like Mother Nature's Halloween trick will affect more than just Chicago-area trick-or-treaters. Watch »

Oct 31, 2014
Off-Duty Officer Robbed, Seriously Injured in Loop

Off-Duty Officer Robbed, Seriously Injured in Loop

An off-duty Chicago Police sergeant was beaten and had his service weapon stolen during a robbery Thursday afternoon... Read »

4 hours ago
Chicago Lands Starring Role in

Chicago Lands Starring Role in "Batman vs. Superman"

Chicago has landed a starring role in the upcoming movie, "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice." Read »

Oct 31, 2014
3 Die When Train Strikes SUV in Southern Illinois

3 Die When Train Strikes SUV in Southern Illinois

Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in... Read »

Oct 31, 2014
Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming Fear

Wallenda Says Biggest Challenge is Overcoming Fear

Nik Wallenda spent time in Chicago Thursday, 600 feet below his precarious position set for Sunday. Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Family: Latest MRI Shows

Family: Latest MRI Shows "Dainty Warrior" Cancer-Free

The mother of a 4-year-old Chicago girl known as the “Dainty Warrior” says her daughter's latest MRI results... Watch »

Oct 30, 2014
Blackhawks Beat Senators 5-4

Blackhawks Beat Senators 5-4

The Chicago Blackhawks struggled at times, but Patrick Sharp's shootout goal and Marian Hossa's 1000th career point... Read »

Oct 30, 2014
Years After Helmet Safety Study, School Equipment Still Mixed

Years After Helmet Safety Study, School Equipment Still Mixed

It’s a hallmark of autumn in America: high school football, played under Friday-night lights on crisp fall evenings,... Watch »

Oct 31, 2014
Michael Jordan Takes Shot at Obama's Golf Game

Michael Jordan Takes Shot at Obama's Golf Game

Michael Jordan took a shot at President Barack Obama’s golf game in a recent interview. Read »

Oct 31, 2014

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