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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 Sveum and are prepared to make a nice offer to Girardi in the hopes that he’ll come build up some …

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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 part of at least one train car and sending several people to local hospitals. Officials say none of the injuries …

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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, and Long Beach. What exactly is Flugtag? The competition involves launching a homemade flying machine off a 30-foot ramp into …

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Chicago Shooting Erupts, 13 Wounded and 4 Dead Since Thursday

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 on a basketball court at Cornell Square Park. The park is located in the 1800-block of W. 51st street in …

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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, no deaths have been reported after a man allegedly opened fire around 10:15 p.m. with a high-powered rifle during a …

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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 U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2000. Daley did not exit quietly and in fact took …

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Rahm Emanuel Apologizes for Police Torture

After decades of police abuse, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has issued an apology for the torture that occurred from 1972 to 1991 under former Commander Jon Burge. The city has paid out millions over the years to men who were tortured into giving false confessions to various crimes, including murder, and spent years in prison as a result. Emanuel’s apology …

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United Airlines Glitch: Free Tickets To Passengers

United Airlines experienced a computer glitch and as a result, each of the people that bought these tickets, is being given them for free. While in some cases, they would have been cancelled, everyone who purchased them at the right time is rewarded in this situation. In a very embarrassing mistake, the airline had plane tickets available for free and …

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Don Wade, Radio Legend, Dies of Brain Tumor

The Windy City echoed a little empty with the passing of radio personality Don Wade on Friday. Wade succumbed to a brain tumor with which he had fought for about a year; he was 72. Colleagues are praising Wade and his years in broadcasting, adding up to over half a century. The majority of his career was at WLS-AM 890. …

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Kristin Cavallari Fined For Driving Without Illinois License

Kristin Cavallari, former “The Hills” and “Laguna Beach” starlet and new wife to Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler, was “escorted” to a Chicago police station for driving without an Illinois license on Friday. Cavallari was required to post $150 bail and given a $120 ticket. Cavallari, 26, was driving in the Chicago suburb of Evanston around 11:50 a.m. when she …

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Lollapalooza 2013 Continues to Entertain on Second Day

Thousands of people are enjoying the second day of the three-day music festival, Lollapalooza, in Grant Park, Chicago, Ill. The annual music festival always offers an array of music including popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, and it seems this year they’ve even thrown country music into the mix. Fans already enjoyed the musical stylings …

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Dennis Farina, Best Cop/Mobster Actor in History, Dead at 69

Dennis Farina died today in Scottsdale, Arizona, of a blood clot in his lung. He was 69 years old. Farina was an 18 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department (1967-1985) before finding fame in Hollywood. A job as a police consultant for director Michael Mann in 1981 sparked an interest in acting, and Farina took his first small role …

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