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  • Riot Fest announces first wave of 2017 lineup

    CHICAGO — Riot Fest has revealed the first wave of bands that are playing at the annual Chicago music festival this summer. Riot Fest is scheduled to be held in Douglas Park from Sept. 15-17 and will host more than 100 bands, a carnival, food trucks and more. Tickets go on sale here Wednesday at noon. Standard three day passes are $149.98 and VIP and layaway options are also available. The first 70 bands are: Nine Inch Nails (Friday) Queens of the Stone Age […]

  • Fourth of July 2017 fireworks displays in Chicago area — see the full list

    CHICAGO — Don’t forget to book plans to see fireworks this Fourth of July! Check out the detailed listing below for fireworks displays across the Chicago area. If we’re missing your town’s fireworks display, fill out the form below at the bottom of this page and we’ll add it to our list. Algonquin Algonquin Founders’ Day Algonquin Lakes Park 1401 Compton Dr. July 30 at 9:00 p.m. Antioch Antioch July 4th Celebration Williams Park 874 Main Street July 4 at Dusk […]

  • Show us your ‘Take Your Dog to Work Day’ photos!

    It’s dog lovers’ favorite day of the year — Take Your Dog to Work Day! Every Friday following Father’s Day is taken to honor the special pups in your life. To celebrate, we want to see pics of you and your dogs! Please click on the red box to submit your photos — we’ll feature them in a gallery on this page! Note: they will not appear automatically as a producer needs to approve each one. In the meantime, enjoy […]

  • Mom of 3 fights off shark while on vacation

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tiffany Johnson thought she’d enjoy the final day of a seven-day cruise through the Caribbean in early June. The 32-year-old mom of 3 and her husband, JJ, were snorkeling near the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. JJ felt seasick and swam back to the small boat that carried them back to sea. Still in the water, Tiffany soon found herself staring face-to-face at a shark. “I was just floating there and then I felt this bump and […]

  • Mark Zuckerberg launches first ever Facebook Community Summit in Chicago

    CHICAGO — After connecting almost 2 billion people to each other around the world for the past decade, Facebook is shifting its focus. At the same time, it is mindful of concern over Facebook Live. Mark Zuckerberg kicked of the social network’s first communities summit by announcing a new mission to improve the world through the billion of people in Facebook groups. Speaking to hundreds of very influential group admins in town — many already here in Chicago — Zuckerberg […]

  • Man ‘proposes’ to little girl after popping the question to her mom

    FISHERS, Ind. — A 5-year-old girl is stealing the spotlight from her just-engaged mother. When Grant Tribbett of Westfield and Cassandra Reschar started dating, she was already a single mom. Once Grant decided that it was time to propose, he asked one of Cassandra’s girlfriends to book a nail appointment for the mother and daughter. The Saturday after they got their nails done, Grant took them to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Then, they went for a walk in the Ritchey Woods Forest […]

  • Residents of Chicago’s North Side crush on statue of ‘sexy’ Abraham Lincoln

    EDGEWATER, Ill. —  Residents are gushing over a 13-foot-tall, bronze statue of a robust, young Abraham Lincoln. Yes, Abraham Lincoln. The statue depicts a young Lincoln taking a seat on a stump after a hard day’s work and studying his law book.  He is shown with a clean-shaven face, a loose work shirt with rolled-up sleeves to showcase his bulging muscles, and bare feet. This is all very different from his usual beard and top hat. It turns out that […]

  • CIA contractors fired for stealing $3,000 worth of candy from vending machines

    Several CIA contractors have been fired for illegal hacking. National secrets? Nope. Vending machines. BuzzFeed News obtained a declassified October 2013 report from the Office of Inspector General through a Freedom of Information Act request. This report detailed the thefts and how the contractors gained access to snacks without paying for them. According to the report, the thefts occurred numerous times between fall of 2012 and March 2013. The contractors admitted that they unplugged the network cables that connected the […]

  • 44 million people expected to travel this 4th of July, setting new record

    A growing number of Americans are expected to hit the road for the 4th of July weekend. According to auto club AAA, more than 44 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home this holiday. That’s a nearly 3 percent increase over last year. And with the 4th of July holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, experts say more people will likely make a quick road trip. To break down methods of transportation, 37.5 million Americans will […]

  • Watch police officers try out #CopRomper fashion

    ARLINGTON, Va. — Even police officers need to be stylish while on the job! The Washington Post reported that several police departments in Arlington, Va., are jokingly debating rompers for men as a viable alternative to traditional uniforms. A video from a couple of L.A. police cops named Deputy Hookem and Deputy Bookem originally sparked the discussion. Arlington police  also coined the hashtag #copromper, which is quickly gaining popularity on the Internet. In one tweet, the Arlington Police Department posted, “Happy […]