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    List of stores closed on Thanksgiving

    While some retailers will be open on Thanksgiving to get a jump on holiday sale, several stores have announced they will remain closed. Those store are: Babies R Us Barnes and Noble Cabelas Costco Dierbergs DSW Game Stop Half Price Books Harbor Freight Ikea Joann Lowes Menards Nordstrom Pier 1 Imports Petco REI Sam’s Club Schnucks Staples TJ Maxx Tractor Supply Trader Joe’s True Value More information at

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    3 detained during police protests in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Three protesters were detained Tuesday night during demonstrations in Chicago over the killing of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer. Protesters were blocking traffic Tuesday night on the city’s near West Side. Some circled police cars in an intersection and chanted “16 shots.” Protesters took to the streets after Chicago police released the video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s 2014 death. Prosecutors Tuesday charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says the department […]

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    Season’s first snowfall is record-breaking, causes slick roads

    CHICAGO — The first snowfall of the season is breaking records in Chicago. As temperatures drop, all the snow is making for slick roads. There was an accident involving multiple vehicles, including a semi truck, early Sunday morning on the Bishop Ford. Authorities said a vehicle spun out and crashed into a wall at about 2:30 a.m. This is Chicago’s largest November snowfall in 120 years, second only to a 12-inch snowfall in 1895.

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    Chicago area slammed by winter storm

    CHICAGO — The Chicago area’s first winter storm of the season packed a serious punch, dumping more than a foot of snow in some areas. Snowfall totals from the start of the storm on Friday night into Saturday afternoon totaled as much as 16 inches in some locations. In Chicago, the official total at O’Hare Airport was just over 11 inches of snow, making it the heaviest November snow storm in the city since 1895.  

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    Extra security at Sunday’s Bears game

    CHICAGO — Bears fans should get to Soldier Field early Sunday due to increased security. The NFL is tightening security at games nationwide in the wake of the Paris attacks. The Bears are telling fans not to bring any bags to the game. The team says backpacks, bags and large purses will be prohibited. Fans can bring a clear plastic bag or a small clutch purse. Gates open at 10 a.m. Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos starts at noon.

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    Eileen Quinn, mother of former Gov. Pat Quinn, dies

    Eileen Quinn, the mother of former Governor Pat Quinn, died early Saturday morning in her sleep. She was 98. Born on Oct. 18, 1917, Quinn died shortly before 6 a.m. in her River Forest home, said relatives. Quinn was a native of the Englewood Community and lived in the Chicago area all her life. She was a mother of three sons, Pat, Tom and John.  Quinn was a grandmother to seven and had one great-grandchild. A wake will be held […]

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    Woman dies after being run over by trolley

    CHICAGO — A woman has died after being hit by a trolley in the Loop on Saturday morning. The 42-year-old was in a crosswalk at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Monroe street at about 10:30 a.m.  The trolley made a right turn and ran over her, police said. According to authorities, the woman was legally in the intersection and had the signal to cross the street. She was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The 49-year-old woman driving the […]

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    Winter Storm Watch to begin Friday night; 4-8 inches possible

    A Winter Storm Watch will begin at 9 p.m. Friday night for several Illinois counties. Those counties are: Cook, LaSalle, Kendall, Dupage, Dekalb, Kane, Lake (Illinois) and McHenry. The National Weather Service says readings indicate potential heavy snowfall beginning Friday evening and into Saturday. There is a possibility of significant accumulation. Precipitation will likely begin as rain and snow mix early Friday evening but rates are expected to increase overnight which would allow for snow to accumulate quicker. 4-8 inches […]

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    Set your lineup, win some cash, but is gambling on fantasy sports legal?

    According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, 51.8 million people are playing fantasy sports in the US and Canada. But what used to be a game played between close friends in leagues with annual drafts is quickly evolving. You’ve seen the commercials for Fan Duel and Draft Kings. Daily Fantasy Sports allows players to set a new lineup and compete every week, even every day. The daily fantasy industry is just over five years old yet these two companies plan […]

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    Eagles of Death Metal put shows on hold after Paris attacks

    Eagles of Death Metal are home safe and trying to make sense of what happened. They were several songs into their set at their concert in Paris on Friday when three gunmen burst into the club and opened fire. 89 people died at the club. All Eagles of Death Metal shows are on hold until further notice they announced on their Facebook page. The band members say their thoughts and hearts are with all the people who died, including their […]


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