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Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 08:31 PM CDT
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By Courtney O'Callaghan

Things to Do in the Chicago Area This Weekend: April 29-May 1

From Chicago sports to the Chicago eats, here are 10 things to do this weekend in... View gallery

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Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 11:54 PM CDT

'Modern Family' Star Asks Fans to Write to Boy Battling Cancer

'Modern Family' Star Asks Fans to Write to Boy Battling Cancer

Hundreds of birthday cards have poured in over the last few days for Lucas "Bear" Cervone, the 5-year-old Chicago boy battling incurable cancer. Now, one celebrity has joined in on sending the young boy...

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 05:46 PM CDT

Death of Chicago Bartender Run Over by Cab Ruled a Homicide

Death of Chicago Bartender Run Over by Cab Ruled a Homicide

Surveillance video released Thursday shows the troubling moments before a popular Chicago bartender was run over by a taxi cab after being beaten unconscious in a downtown crosswalk.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 05:07 PM CDT

College Student Attacked on Train While Witnesses Watched

College Student Attacked on Train While Witnesses Watched

A 19-year-old college student in Chicago was returning home from a morning class Thursday when she says she was attacked by two people on a Chicago Blue Line train, all while witnesses sat and watched.

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Alderman Refuses to Apologize For Using Racial Slur

Alderman Refuses to Apologize For Using Racial Slur

A Chicago alderman doubled down on his controversial use of a racial slur Friday, after using the N-word in a Facebook post criticizing the reassignment of Blaine Elementary School principal Troy LaRaviere.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:49 PM CDT

Arson Charges Filed After Massive Furniture Warehouse Blaze

Arson Charges Filed After Massive Furniture Warehouse Blaze

Federal arson charges have been filed against a disgruntled employee following a massive fire that destroyed a suburban warehouse for the popular furniture company The RoomPlace.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 04:37 PM CDT

'Individual A' Won't Have to Pay Taxes on Hastert Hush-Money

'Individual A' Won't Have to Pay Taxes on Hastert Hush-Money

Federal sources confirm that the man at the center of the Dennis Hastert scandal, identified only as “Individual A”, paid no taxes on the $1.7 million he received from Hastert to guarantee his silence.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 02:30 PM CDT

New Study Finds Spanking Can Lead to Worse Behavior in Kids

New Study Finds Spanking Can Lead to Worse Behavior in Kids

A new study on spanking has found the more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 01:26 PM CDT

Tale of Dog Left Tied Up in Pillowcase Was Hoax; Woman Charged

Tale of Dog Left Tied Up in Pillowcase Was Hoax; Woman Charged

The story of a puppy being rescued after being tied up in a pillowcase and dumped along a northwest suburban road was truly heart-wrenching, but police now say it was made up.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 04:04 PM CDT

Rev. Jackson Supports Gas Tax Proposed To Combat Violence

Rev. Jackson Supports Gas Tax Proposed To Combat Violence

Rev. Jesse Jackson is backing an effort proposed by Cook County Comm. Richard Boykin to use a gas tax to create jobs for youth as a means to combat gun violence.

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