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  • Carrie Fisher featured on Vanity Fair cover for ‘Star Wars’ 40th anniversary

    “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” doesn’t land in theaters until December, but fans can get a sneak peek at the cast in costume on four different Vanity Fair magazine covers hitting newsstands on June 6. One of the covers features the late Carrie Fisher standing tall as freedom fighter General Leia Organa. Actors Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran are also photographed in character by Annie Leibovitz. One […]

  • Dad creates hair workshop to bring fathers closer to their daughters

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — One dad is breaking stereotypes, one twist, braid, or ponytail at a time. WHNT reported that Darious Bland, a single father who learned to do his daughter’s hair, is passing on his skills to other dads. Bland says he wants to give back to his community, so he gives hair workshops in a project he calls the “Bland Brand.” He says it’s a way for dads to connect with their daughters and become better role models. Bland […]

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    69-year-old man fights off juvenile carjackers on Southwest Side

    CHICAGO — A 69-year-old man fought off three juvenile offenders in an attempted carjacking in the 2900 block of West 59th Street. The incident occurred at about 11:42 p.m. Tuesday night, when the offenders approached the man, who was seated in his parked car with a window down. One of the offenders was armed with a handgun. The armed offender stuck his hand through the car window and struck the victim in the face. He then pulled the man out of […]

  • ‘Top Gun’ sequel ‘definitely happening,’ Tom Cruise confirms

    There have been rumors and reports about a Top Gun sequel being the works; but now, we have confirmation from Maverick himself. Tom Cruise is currently promoting his new movie “The Mummy,” but on Australian TV, he also made some news for fans of “Top Gun.” Cruise didn’t reveal any details about a storyline, or whether any actors from the original movie might return. WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it […]

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    Taste of Chicago’s 2017 music lineup revealed

    CHICAGO — Music lovers everywhere basically have their summer getaway planned, thanks to the Taste of Chicago. The City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced its full music lineup for the 37th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 5–9, in Grant Park. Tickets for the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. on the Taste website. Admission to Taste of Chicago is free. Artists scheduled to perform are listed […]

  • Mother goose has babies on top of hospital parking garage for the third time

    CHICAGO —  For the third time in a row, a mother goose affectionately known as “Weezie” had her babies on the top floor of Weiss Memorial Hospital’s parking garage. The goslings first came along in April, Weezie and her new goslings left the “rooftop farm” where they nested a few days ago. The goslings followed their mother down the parking lot ramp, across the streets, through the park, and to Montrose Harbor. The family will now live along the harbor, where the […]

  • Parents launch #MissinginManchester Twitter campaign to find missing children

    MANCHESTER — Parents are trying to locate their missing teens with help from social media after a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. The Twitter hashtags “Missing in Manchester” and “Manchester Missing” are being used to track down loved ones. No matter what your politics are, please help reunite these lost kids with their families. #Manchester pic.twitter.com/YNcT0FaCUP — lucyhuang (@LucyHuang_) May 23, 2017 Olivia Campbell, 15, is among the missing. She went the to concert last night with […]

  • ‘I don’t have words’: Celebrities react to deadly terrorist attack in Manchester

    MANCHESTER, England — Celebrities took to Twitter and Facebook to pay tribute and express their sympathy in the wake of a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday evening that left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured. Grande herself responded on the social media site in the hours after the attack — writing that she was “broken” and didn’t “have words.” broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i […]

  • Uber now delivering McDonald’s in Chicago

    OAK BROOK, Ill. — McDonald’s and UberEATS are joining forces to bring a delivery service to Chicago. Starting Wednesday, customers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Columbus and Phoenix can get “McDelivery,” or McDonald’s delivered right to your door, through the UberEATS app or UberEATS.com. Customers must use the same account they use to take Uber rides to track their order. After placing an order, an UberEATS delivery partner will deliver your meal. Customers can get $5 off their first UberEATS order now through December 31 […]

  • Condoleezza Rice discusses Putin, Trump’s presidency and new book

    CHICAGO — People say Dr. Condoleezza Rice is the best person that never ran for president. The former Secretary of State stopped by WGN Morning News Wednesday to discuss her new book “Democracy: Stories from the Long Road of Freedom,” and the latest in political news. Among a variety of topics, she discussed President Donald Trump’s time in office so far, saying that “he is our president, and he was elected fair and square.” Rice also said that the president is learning […]