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Diamondbacks Spoil Cubs' Wrigley Birthday Party
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Diamondbacks Spoil Cubs' Wrigley Birthday Party

Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss — a dramatic, error-filled one, at that. Read »

2 hours ago
3 City Schools Slated for

3 City Schools Slated for "Turnaround"

The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to turn over three city schools to the Academy for Urban... Read »

3 hours ago
Ex-Aide to Cook County Board Head Gets 6 1/2 Years

Ex-Aide to Cook County Board Head Gets 6 1/2 Years

A former top aide to Cook County's former board president has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for... Read »

5 hours ago
Chicago Bears 2014 Schedule Released

Chicago Bears 2014 Schedule Released

The Chicago Bears know who they'll have to go through on the road to a possible Super Bowl. Read »

6 minutes ago
Day Care Worker Convicted of Murder to be Released

Day Care Worker Convicted of Murder to be Released

A federal judge in Chicago has ordered the release of a day care provider convicted of murdering an infant under her... Watch »

53 minutes ago
Blackhawks Hope Blues' History Repeats Itself

Blackhawks Hope Blues' History Repeats Itself

The Blues' series against the defending Stanley Cup champions seems to be unfolding as it did last season when they... Watch »

36 minutes ago
Group Helps Syrian Girl Get Life-Changing Surgery

Group Helps Syrian Girl Get Life-Changing Surgery

A 6-year-old Syrian refugee who lost her leg in a bombing is getting a new lease on life thanks to a group... Watch »

2 hours ago
Obama Library: 5 Developments in Debate Over $100M Grant Proposal

Obama Library: 5 Developments in Debate Over $100M Grant Proposal

Debate over President Barack Obama's presidential library and museum is getting hotter by the millisecond -- or... Read »

6 hours ago
Metra Line Back On Track After Truck Hits Viaduct

Metra Line Back On Track After Truck Hits Viaduct

Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash on the Southwest Side that has shut down Metra's busiest line Wednesday... Read »

2 hours ago
Chicago Pilgrims Arrive in Rome for Canonization

Chicago Pilgrims Arrive in Rome for Canonization

Many of the pilgims from Chicago are Polish Catholics who are especially proud of Pope John Paul II. Watch »

Apr 23, 2014
Macklemore Debuts Salmon-Colored Jordans

Macklemore Debuts Salmon-Colored Jordans

A collaboration between Macklemore and Michael Jordan has left fans of Air Jordan's coveted shoe collection,... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Bears Bites: Bears Schedule to Be Released Wednesday

Bears Bites: Bears Schedule to Be Released Wednesday

The NFL surely knows how to steal the spotlight, and they will do that again on Wednesday night when they... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Gacy Investigation Helps Solve Chicago Cold Case Murder

Gacy Investigation Helps Solve Chicago Cold Case Murder

The death of a 22-year-old man from Chicago has been solved nearly 30 years later, thanks in part to a recent search... Watch »

42 minutes ago
One Million Divvy Trips Taken in Chicago

One Million Divvy Trips Taken in Chicago

Looks like Chicagoans are Divvying up. Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Slain Cop's Parents Settle Suit Against Gun Dealer

Slain Cop's Parents Settle Suit Against Gun Dealer

Thomas Wortham IV, 30, was killed May 19, 2010, in front of his parents' South Side home as he tried to stop... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Chicago Resident Wins Lottery 3 Times in 3 Weeks

Chicago Resident Wins Lottery 3 Times in 3 Weeks

A Chicago resident and occasional lottery player won the same lottery game three times in three weeks. Read »

3 hours ago
Peoria Mayor Defends Police Response to Twitter Account

Peoria Mayor Defends Police Response to Twitter Account

Peoria's mayor is defending his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Scorekeeper at Wrigley Practices Dying Art

Scorekeeper at Wrigley Practices Dying Art

Wrigley Field is just one of two major league ballparks with manual scoreboards. Watch »

Apr 23, 2014
Stars Share Memories of Wrigley Field

Stars Share Memories of Wrigley Field

The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some... Read »

Apr 23, 2014
Wrigley Field Turns 100 Wednesday

Wrigley Field Turns 100 Wednesday

Cubs will hold a pregame celebration before the team takes on the Arizona Diamondbacks at 1:20 p.m. Watch »

Apr 23, 2014
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