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Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 03:33 PM CDT

Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in Illinois

Governor Signs Bill Reducing Marijuana Penalties in Illinois

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday making marijuana possession in small amounts punishable by fines but not jail time.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 04:16 PM CDT

Appeals Court Rejects Strict NC Voting Law

Appeals Court Rejects Strict NC Voting Law

A North Carolina voting law was struck down Friday by a federal appeals court, finding that Republican lawmakers intentionally discriminated against African-Americans, NBC News reported.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 03:03 PM CDT

Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day With Chicago-Area Deals

Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day With Chicago-Area Deals

July 29 is National Chicken Wing Day — the perfect excuse to treat yourself to everything from barbecue to boneless.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 02:21 PM CDT

Obamas Hope Chicago Library Will 'Give Back to the People'

Obamas Hope Chicago Library Will 'Give Back to the People'

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have chosen Chicago's historic Jackson Park as the site for the Obama Presidential Center, a source familiar with the process confirmed to NBC News.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 01:13 PM CDT

Calif. Resort Uses Falcons As 'Bouncers' to Combat Seagull Population

 Calif. Resort Uses Falcons As 'Bouncers' to Combat Seagull Population

The Terranea Resort on the Palos Verdes Peninsula had a seagull problem that was solved by turning to some of nature's most intimidating "bouncers." Joe Roy III and his birds of prey specialize in getting...

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 01:19 PM CDT

Huge, Once-Hated Fish Now Seen As Weapon Against Asian Carp

Huge, Once-Hated Fish Now Seen As Weapon Against Asian Carp

The once-reviled predator is now being seen as a valuable fish in its own right, and as a potential weapon against a more threatening intruder: the invasive Asian carp, which have swum almost unchecked...

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 04:59 PM CDT

Dwyane Wade Introduced by Bulls: 'It's Jimmy Butler's Team'

Dwyane Wade Introduced by Bulls: 'It's Jimmy Butler's Team'

Two weeks after he put pen to paper on a two-year contract, Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will be introduced to the media on Friday afternoon.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 01:09 PM CDT

Suburban Teen Flies With Harrison Ford During Air Show

Suburban Teen Flies With Harrison Ford During Air Show

A curious teenager accompanied the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star when he flew his DeHavilland Beaver on Thursday at the AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 air show in Wisconsin.

Saturday, Jul 30, 2016 at 06:06 AM CDT

$536M Mega Millions Jackpot Claimed By Anonymous Couple

$536M Mega Millions Jackpot Claimed By Anonymous Couple

A spokeswoman says a central Indiana couple won the $536 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn this month, but they've chosen to remain anonymous.

Friday, Jul 29, 2016 at 04:05 PM CDT

At Least 2 Dead in California Medical Plane Crash

At Least 2 Dead in California Medical Plane Crash

Authorities say searchers have found the wreckage of a small medical transport plane in remote Northern California and that at least two people are dead. A pilot was taking a flight nurse, a transport medic and...

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