• CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16:  Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game two of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

    The Cubtober Diary: History is in the hands of Hendricks

    CHICAGO – On Saturday night just after 7 P.M., he will be in the heart of the madness. Over 40-thousand bubbling with anticipation and dreams of a celebration figure to produce an electric atmosphere that will rival those of big games of the past at Wrigley Field. After all it’s just the sixth time in the 102-year park’s history that it will host a game to clinch a series – and just the third to clinch a spot in the Fall […]

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    Emotional video captures man who is blind meeting Mickey Mouse at Disney World

    Emotional video showing a man who is blind meeting his favorite character at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for the first time has touched the hearts of many. Basílio Santana, 21, lost his sight at 9 after being diagnosed with Devic’s disease, a rare disease that resembles multiple sclerosis. Earlier this month, he traveled to the popular theme park with his mother after winning a contest. Meeting Mickey Mouse was Santana’s favorite moment of the entire trip. During the meeting, […]

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    The Cubtober Diary: Rare days at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO – If you happen to venture down to Clark and Addison over the next 50 hours, take it all in. These are rare days around Wrigley Field. It’s not just about sentiment, these are indeed unique contests that about to take place in the 102-year old park whether the Cubs win or not. Game 6 of the National League Championship Series against the Dodgers with a possible game seven are historic for a number of reasons as Wrigleyville prepares […]

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    WGN-TV SWEETEST DAY CONTEST OFFICIAL WGN-TV RULES 1. TO ENTER: No purchase necessary. To enter, log onto during the entry period between September 26, 2016 to October 7, 2016 by 12:00 p.m. and click on the “Sweetest Day Photo” contest logo to complete and submit the registration form along with a picture of participating couple. Alternativelty, entrants may enter via Instagram with the hashtag #WGNSweetestDay. (NOTE: Photos will not be pulled into the contest if they are submitted from […]

  • GREENBAY, WI - OCTOBER 20: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes the ball against outside linebacker Leonard Floyd #94 of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter at Lambeau Field on October 20, 2016 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

    Rodgers throws 3 TD passes, Packers beat Bears 26-10

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers threw for 326 yards and three touchdowns, Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery emerged as playmakers in the second half and the Green Bay Packers beat the offensively challenged Chicago Bears 26-10 on Thursday night. Rodgers was 39 of 56, setting a franchise record for completions in a game in the Packers’ first contest without injured running back Eddie Lacy . The Packers (4-2) moved effectively on short gains most of the night, but couldn’t break […]

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    Donald Trump: ‘I will totally accept’ election results ‘if I win’

    DELAWARE, Ohio — Donald Trump said Thursday he will accept the results of next months election — if he wins, a caveat that again threatens to undermine the sanctity of the most fundamental democratic exercise. “I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election,” the Republican presidential nominee told supporters at […]

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    Monster’s Mash: The Red Zone drama continues for the Bears

    LAKE FOREST – For many years the issue for the Bears was just getting there. Not that’s no longer an issue, especially with Brian Hoyer. Since he took over for Jay Cutler in Week 3 the offense has piled up yardage, gaining at least 390 in each game that Hoyer in under center. That included a 522 yard performance against the Colts in Indianapolis on October 9th. The issue is getting the maximum amount of points each time the get […]

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    Cubs Game 5 Notes For Thursday @ Los Angeles

    * The Cubs knotted the series at two games apiece with yesterday’s 10-2 win in Game 4. It was their fourth time scoring double-digit runs in a postseason game all-time, and first since Game 2 of the 2003 NLCS against Florida (a 12-3 win). Chicago ended a club postseason record 21-inning scoreless streak with four runs in the fourth inning. * In best-of-7 postseason series all-time that have been tied 2-2, the team winning Game 5 has gone on to […]

  • US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait for the arrival of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico of the White House before a state dinner in Washington, DC on October 18, 2016. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obamas host their final State Dinner; First Lady shines in Versace

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama’s final State Dinner Tuesday was a swirl of dolce vita diplomacy, Italian designer gowns and plates of Mario Batali pasta easing a bittersweet end to one of the presidency’s best perks. The dinner marked an final moment for Obama to deploy the lavish displays of friendship afforded the US commander-in-chief. But it also symbolized an end to the stylish, celebrity-friendly era of presidential entertaining the Obamas ushered in eight years ago. Speaking Tuesday morning, Obama […]