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14 Chicago-Area Hot Dog Joints Named as 'America's Best'

14 Chicago-Area Hot Dog Joints Named as 'America's Best'

Chicago reaffirmed its hot dog supremacy this week as 14 area hot dog joints were named in a list of the nation's... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Perfect Weather in Store for Holiday Weekend

Perfect Weather in Store for Holiday Weekend

The holiday weekend forecast for the Chicago area sounds almost too good to be true. Watch »

Jul 3, 2015

Your Photos: Pets Get Festive For Fourth Of July

Not only are American people celebrating Fourth of July, but pets are too! View »

Jul 3, 2015
Tips to Keep Your Dog Calm During July 4th Fireworks

Tips to Keep Your Dog Calm During July 4th Fireworks

Fireworks are a hallmark of Fourth of July celebrations, but they can cause problems for pet owners whose dogs... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Chicago Cops Sue Over Police Department's Tattoo Ban

Chicago Cops Sue Over Police Department's Tattoo Ban

Some Chicago police officers filed a federal lawsuit Thursday following a new department rule that forces all cops... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Man Found Dead After Portage Park Fire

Man Found Dead After Portage Park Fire

Firefighters found a 48-year-old man dead after putting out a garage fire in the Portage Park neighborhood on the... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Vehicle Shot on Stevenson Expressway

Vehicle Shot on Stevenson Expressway

A car was shot Thursday night on the Interstate 55 Stevenson Expressway. Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Serial Stowaway Released From Jail, Says Stowaway Days 'Are Over'

Serial Stowaway Released From Jail, Says Stowaway Days 'Are Over'

Marilyn Hartman, the so-called "serial stowaway" who has tested the patience of airport security personnel... Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Sen. Kirk Hosts Inspirational Navy Pier Stair Climb

Sen. Kirk Hosts Inspirational Navy Pier Stair Climb

Senator Mark Kirk went for another inspiring climb Thursday, only this time he brought along a few friends with him.... Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Chicago Great-Grandmother Takes On Senior Olympic Games

Chicago Great-Grandmother Takes On Senior Olympic Games

Meet 81-year-old Edwina Dennis: mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and senior Olympic basketball player. Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Illinois Weathers Second Day Without State Budget

Illinois Weathers Second Day Without State Budget

Illinois' government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were... Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Man Strangles Girlfriend, Writes About It on Facebook

Man Strangles Girlfriend, Writes About It on Facebook

A West Garfield Park man strangled his live-in girlfriend and then confessed to killing her on Facebook, Cook County... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Woman Sentenced for Killing Boyfriend With Frying Pan

Woman Sentenced for Killing Boyfriend With Frying Pan

A northwest suburban woman has pleaded guilty Thursday to beating her boyfriend to death with a frying pan in their... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Man's Death at Ribfest a Suicide: Police

Man's Death at Ribfest a Suicide: Police

A man was killed by a carnival ride at Naperville’s annual Ribfest in Knoch Park Thursday. Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Homeowner Puzzled by Airflow in Energy Efficient House

Homeowner Puzzled by Airflow in Energy Efficient House

A growing number of new homes in Illinois are built energy efficient, but a suburban family says their brand-new... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Vets to Receive Designation on License, ID Cards

Vets to Receive Designation on License, ID Cards

Military veterans living in Illinois can now proudly display their honorable status on the front of their driver’s... Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Fourth of July Weekend Could Cause Travel Nightmare

Fourth of July Weekend Could Cause Travel Nightmare

If you’re hitting the roads for the holiday, you won’t be lonely—more than 2 million Illinoisans are expected to... Watch »

Jul 3, 2015
Obama Draws Sharp Contrasts With 'Mean' Republicans

Obama Draws Sharp Contrasts With 'Mean' Republicans

Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics... Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Beachgoers Warned of Dangerous Swimming Conditions

Beachgoers Warned of Dangerous Swimming Conditions

Beachgoers in Chicago were warned Thursday to avoid going into Lake Michigan waters as strong rip currents and waves... Watch »

Jul 2, 2015
Street Closures, Reroutes Begin for Taste of Chicago

Street Closures, Reroutes Begin for Taste of Chicago

On an already challenging traffic weekend in Chicago, several street closures and CTA reroutes will take effect... Read »

Jul 2, 2015

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