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  • In enchanted kingdom of cheese, Mars Cheese Castle celebrates expansion

    KENOSHA, Wisc. — A familiar cheezy tourist attraction just got a whole lot bigger. The Mars Cheese Castle has been an institution along I-94 just over the Wisconsin border for more than 70 years. Now this oversized ode to cheese has doubled in size. It’s not just a castle on the outside, it resembles one inside now with rooms devoted to more than 700 kinds of cheese and a massive dining room fit for a king. The tourist attraction is […]

  • How to survive college

    Daniel Lerner, the author of “U-Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)” shared his tips for college success.

  • Chicago students team up with U of C undergrads for version of ‘Shark Tank’

    Some deserving teens took part in their own version of Shark Tank, with a little help from University of Chicago undergrads. For three months, 75 charter school students have been developing entrepreneurial ideas. They split into 15 teams and have been busy creating business plans, learning to make presentations and laying out budgets to see what it’s like to launch a business. The goal is  to expose them to the world of finance and get them ready for their future,  […]

  • 2nd grader reports Friday morning’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Ian Ruiz, 2nd grader, Altus Academy

  • Mr. Fix It’s grilling tips

  • Dean’s Reviews: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales’, ‘Baywatch’

  • 2 teens shot and killed on South Side

    CHICAGO – Two teens were shot and killed on Chicago’s South Side this afternoon. AVALON PARK– 18y/o woman killed, 17y/o boy critical. Sidewalk covered in casings. K9 helping search for gun..& gunmen. @WGNNews — Tom Negovan (@WGNNegovan) May 25, 2017   Police say the 18-year-old female and the 17-year-old male were shot in the 8100 block of South Kimbark in the Avalon Park neighborhood. Police say the victims were on foot and shot by two unknown suspects who approached […]

  • Oklahoma family selling their entire homestead through essay contest

    A family in Oklahoma decided they want to live on the road and found a unique way to sell everything they own. Matt and Casey Ruthhardt  decided to pack up and hit the road in an  RV with their two boys and travel all across the country. So, as KFOR reports, they’re getting rid of everything, furniture, livestock, garden and even their pickup truck. They’re hoping someone will buy it for the price of, one dollar. But there is a […]

  • Fixing Failing Schools Year 3

    Bottom Line program improves college enrollment and graduation for Chicago students

    CHICAGO — Bottom Line is an educational program whose work in Chicago has significantly improved college enrollment and graduation for Chicago Public School students. For more information on the Bottom Line Program, visit:

  • Butcher fights off carjackers with pocket knife; 3 teens arrested

    CHICAGO — Three teens are under arrest after trying to carjack an elderly man on the Southwest Side Tuesday night. 70-year-old Raul Sanchez was sitting in his car with the window down just before midnight in the 2900 block of West 59th street. The three teenagers walked up to his car, punched him in the face and pulled him out of the car. One teen was armed with a gun. Sanchez fought with one of the suspects and then stabbed […]