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Vernita Gray, LGBT Champion, Dies At 65 Of Breast Cancer

Vernita Gray, a known advocate for LGBT rights, died on Tuesday at her home in Edgewater, Chicago, after succumbing to breast cancer. Gray had been battling cancer since 1996, and had several recurrences through the years. She was 65. Gray …

Jimmy Fallon Takes Polar Plunge With Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show, asked Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, to be one of his guests on the show. The Mayor responded to Fallon’s invite on his Twitter account by saying that he would only be a …

Chicago Man Takes Foot Fetish Too Far, Masturbates In Co-Worker’s Shoe

The foot fetish can manifest itself in many different ways. Some people are content to just look at pictures of people wearing shoes, but others take it too far by stealing shoes. Last week, one Chicago man went way too …

Tip: Clear Your Phone Browser of Porn Sites <em>Before</em> Using Said Phone in News Segment Tip: Clear Your Phone Browser of Porn Sites Before Using Said Phone in News Segment

That’s just a simple tip, guys. If you’re going to use your iPhone to film stock video for a local news segment, it might be wise to make sure your bookmarks and history list doesn’t read “Pornhub Mobile.” Or, I …

Winter Storm Hercules Heads to the Northeast

Before Winter Storm Hercules is finished with the US, roughly 1 in 3 Americans will have seen snow in the early days of 2014. The massive storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest on …

Marla Sokoloff Blogs About Mommy Guilt
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Actress and singer Marla Sokoloff is tackling the subject of mommy guilt on her People celebrity blog. In her December 11 blog post titled “Searching for the Mommy Guilt Handbook“, Sokoloff told readers about a recent nine day work trip …

Chicago Plant Explosion: RAW video

Two people were injured when a chemical plant exploded south of Chicago Friday. The company, Blue Island Phenol, manufactures acetone and phenol which is used to manufacture certain herbicides, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. According to the company, the cause of the …

Kohl’s Shooting Suspects’ Bonds Set at $400K & $100K
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The suspects in a Thanksgiving night shooting at a Kohl’s store in Romeoville, Illinois, have now been officially charged and their bonds’ set by an Illinois judge. Robert Russell, the alleged suspect who was running from the store when officers …

Kohl’s Shooting Leads to Charges of Two Black Friday Shoplifters

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and be grateful for what you do have, but for others, it’s a time to remember ALL the things they don’t have and partake in a little retail theft. Two men have been …

John Stewart Gets Pizza from Chicago Mayor Emanuel

John Stewart is in deep (dish) trouble in Chicago. After his Chicago-focused rant on Wednesday night’s “Daily Show“, he may have lost numerous viewers from the Windy City. His rant was in response to the anger surrounding the decision to …

Rod Blagojevich Comes From a Long Line of Shysters

It’s been almost 5 years since former Illinois governor Rod Balgojevich was unceremoniously removed from office. For 4 years prior to that he had been under Federal Bureau of Investigation watch for corruption. But when Blago, as he became known …

Rod Blagojevich Appeal Appears Weak at Best

Rod Blagojevich’s attempted appeal of his corruption conviction doesn’t look like it’s going to hold water. Prosecuters, in a lengthy 169 page response, balk at the idea that Blagojevich’s shenanigans were just ordinary “political horse-trading”. Prosecutors rebutt this theory and …

Chicago Sinkhole Scares Local Residents
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This month, Chicago, Illinois, has been in the news quite a lot. First, for the alligator discovered at O’Hare Airport, Charlie Trotter‘s death, and now Chicago is in the public eye again due to a sinkhole that has appeared in …

Charlie Trotter, The Famed Chef, Dies At 54

Charlie Trotter, who is said to have redefined fine dining, passed away today. He was a chef in a Chicago restaurant which was considered one of the finest in the world. He was found this morning in his home in …

Alligator Discovered at O’Hare Airport

There’s an old saying which states certain unlikely things will occur whenever pigs fly. While that adynaton has yet to come true, alligators were close to achieving the dream of pigs yesterday when one was discovered at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. …

Joe Girardi: Yanks And Cubs To Fight It Out?

Joe Girardi is reportedly about to have two teams battling it out over who gets him, if sources are correct, and it could end up being very beneficial to him. After a slow season, the Cubs have fired manager Dale …

Chicago Train Crash Leaves Dozens Injured

A morning collision between two Chicago trains left dozens of commuters injured during rush hour on Monday, authorities say. Two Chicago Transit Authority trains slammed into one another in Forest Park, Illinois–just outside of Chicago–between 7:30 and 8 a.m., crushing …

Red Bull Flugtag Competition Held in Cities Across the US

Red Bull Flugtag competitions were held in cities across the US on Saturday as part of the first National Red Bull Flugtag. The competitions, sponsored by energy drink maker Red Bull, took place in Chicago, Washington DC, Miami, Dallas/Fort Worth, …

Chicago Shooting Erupts, 13 Wounded and 4 Dead Since Thursday
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Chicago’s infamy as the ‘murder capital of the country’ has been ratified yet again, and unfortunately a 3-year-old child also got caught in the crossfire. The ‘Chicago Sun Times‘ disclosed that two unidentified gunman opened fire on a crowd of people …

Chicago Shooting: 3-year-old in Critical Condition

On Thursday night, 13 people were wounded in a shooting at a Chicago Park. Of those shot, three people are in critical condition, including a 3-year-old boy. At least 10 ambulances were sent to the scene near Cornell Square Park, …

Bill Daley Exits Race For Governor In Illinois

Bill Daley, a democratic candidate has decided to back out on the race for governor of Illinois. Daley is a lawyer and former banker. He has previously served as White House Chief of Staff from 2011 to 2012 and also …