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  • 1-minute forecast: A cold, gloomy Wednesday in Chicago

    For the latest weather updates, go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com.

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    Chicago police searching for woman missing since Friday

    Chicago police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman missing since Friday. Police say 26-year-old Cris Beltran Monroy is missing from the area near Midway Airport and the area near 3700 block of W Fullerton.  Her family said she was staying in both places and frequented both areas. She was last seen in The Loop wearing a black jacket, brown sweater and blue jeans. She is Hispanic, 5’2, 140 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. Family […]

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    Former NFL star leaves enormous tip at restaurant, tweets the proof

    Former NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson left a giant tip at a restaurant recently because, well, he can and also, according to him, because “Sundays are slow.” The bill came out to $351.92 and Johnson added $300.92 as a tip. Johnson tweeted “The tip is in the message not the money…” along with the picture. His tweet has been gaining a lot of attention.  Some on social media are calling out his poor math skills, but we doubt the server […]

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    Cards Against Humanity sold literal bull feces to customers on Black Friday

    The masterminds behind the crass and hugely popular game Cards Against Humanity sold bull feces – literally – to thousands of customers on Black Friday and delivered it this week. Time Magazine reports the “sleekly designed box” full of poop arrived in the mail for the 30,000 people who were lucky enough (?) to act on the company’s Black Friday stunt. (As Time describes it, the game itself is “a fill-in-the-blank party game where players try to one up each […]

  • Emanuel’s Commission for a Safer Chicago releases report on youth violence

    Mayor Emanuel’s Commission for a safer Chicago released its report on youth violence today. The commission’s 64-page report identifies several areas of concern:  youth employment; health and healing; restorative justice programs in school and finding alternatives to zero tolerance, such as suspensions and expulsions; and safety and justice, safe spaces and activities, and most importantly, youth involvement. The report comes after three closed-door roundtable sessions held over the summer. The panel comprises community and faith leaders, experts, parents and youth […]

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    Bears fall to Saints at home, 31-15

    The Chicago Bears fell to the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field Monday night, 31-15. Quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked 7 times in the defeat. The Bears are now 5-9 and remain firmly in last place. Detroit and Green Bay sit on top of the NFC North with 10-4 records. More at Chicago Tribune.

  • Teen stock-market whiz says he never made $72 million

    It didn’t take long for New York Magazine’s story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story’s juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly. Jessica Pressler wrote the profile of Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, for a feature called “Reasons to Love New York.” After getting an advanced look at Pressler’s piece, the New York Post put the improbable story on its Sunday front […]

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    200 of the year’s best viral videos in less than 7 minutes

    From jaw-dropping heights to amazing slow motion capture, the best viral videos of 2014 were truly something to see. Zapatou (Luc Bergeron) selected 233 viral videos and edited them together. He’s posted them on YouTube and the result could be it’s own viral video. From the YouTube Description: The list of 233 videos used for this compilation: http://bit.ly/1ISIjcf Editing and Selection: Zapatou (Luc Bergeron) Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/Y4bgqH Facebook personal: https://www.facebook.com/zapatou Twitter: http://bit.ly/stqeOj


    At least 2 shot, including 13-year-old, on South Side

    At least two people were shot in a residential building on the city’s South Side this afternoon. Chicago police say male suspects approached the victims in a hallway of the building in the 5700 block of S Michigan Ave shortly before 5 p.m. The suspects opened fire. Four ambulances were called to the scene. Police have only confirmed the injuries of two victims. One victim, who is believed to be 13-years-old, was shot in the chest and taken to Comer […]

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    Dense fog to linger tonight

    As winds have shifted off Lake Michigan, a dense fog has moved inland along the Lake Michigan shoreline from southern Wisconsin south to Chicago. “Expect this fog to persist through the afternoon with visibility falling to a quarter mile or less at times. Motorists should use extra caution and be prepared to encounter rapidly changing visibility,” the National Weather Service said. Roads that will be most significantly impacted by dense fog include Lake Shore Drive, Sheridan Rd and Illinois Route […]


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