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  • Starbucks Roastery coming to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in 2019

    CHICAGO — A Starbucks Reserve Roastery showplace will move into the current Crate & Barrel building at Michigan Avenue and Erie Street in 2019. This will be the company’s third Roastery location in the U.S. following Seattle, which U.S., which opened in December 2014, and New York City, which is on track to open in 2018. There are also Roastery showplaces planned for Shanghai, Milan and Tokyo. Here’s how the Chicago Roastery is described in the news release: “The new Chicago Roastery […]

  • Rajon Rondo ruled out for Bulls playoff Game 5

    BOSTON — Rajon Rondo will not play in Game 5 tonight at Boston. Rondo spoke to the media at Bulls shootaround Wednesday morning and gave the update. Rondo said it was too early to say if he could possibly play in Game 6 Friday night. Rondo said he had an x-ray Tuesday that revealed the thumb was still broken.

  • Why would you buy a house in Detroit for $500? Author Drew Philp explains

    Drew Philp has turned his purchase of a rundown home in Detroit into a metaphor for rebirth and the future of the American city. His moving memoir, A $500 House in Detroit, emerged after an essay on Buzzfeed received about 2 million views. The Detroit native also hitchhiked across the U.S., taught writing, literature and theater in prisons, and rebuilt a house with his own two hands. Philp joined WGN Morning News to talk about his endeavors. He says his inspiration comes […]

  • Chicago high schools snatch top 5 rankings in Illinois

    CHICAGO — Chicago has the top five schools in this year’s U.S. News and World Report ranking of the best high schools in Illinois. Here they are: Northside College Prep. Payton College Prep. Jones College Prep. Whitney Young Magnet High School Lane Technical High School All five are selective enrollment schools, which typically require new students to have high academic credentials. Suburban schools making the top ten were: Adlai E. Stevenson Hinsdale Central Prospect High School  

  • Woman gives birth to baby at Nebraska zoo

    OMAHA, Neb. — A trip to the zoo turned into an experience one family won’t soon forget. Kymica Hubbard says she was at the zoo with her husband and mother when they welcomed their newborn baby into the world. She started having contractions and told her husband they should get to the hospital. “I was halfway up the hill when my water broke. I started shouting, ‘her head, her head!'” Kymica said. At first, her husband Justin thought she was […]

  • Chinese girl survives after being run over twice

    XICHANG CITY — The little girl you’re about to see is OK after what happened to her. She was able to get up after two cars drove over her. This surveillance video from China shows the girl running into traffic. She goes right in front of an oncoming car. The the car keeps going after it hits the girl, and she is crouched down before another car drives over her, too. That’s when her grandmother rushes over. The girl only […]

  • Man arrested in Chicago while wearing his ‘lucky shirt’

    CHICAGO — A man’s “lucky day” got off to a rough start. Chicago police arrested Travis Clay last week, even though his shirt read, “This is my lucky shirt.” But that didn’t keep officers from seeing his expired plates and reckless driving. Clay’s license was revoked, and he didn’t have insurance. He pleaded guilty to driving on that license, and the state agreed to drop the other charges. Clay was sentenced to court supervision, so it looks like his luck […]

  • World’s next largest rabbit dies on United flight

    LONDON — United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that Simon, a 10-month-old, 3-foot-long continental rabbit, had a vet check shortly before traveling from London’s Heathrow Airport to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. EXCLUSIVE: Valuable giant rabbit dies on United Airlines plane https://t.co/CGQJKjnPCS pic.twitter.com/86Xa5EX32T — The Sun (@TheSun) April 25, 2017 She said Simon had been […]

  • Woman on motorcycle killed in Hanover Park hit-and-run

    HANOVER PARK, Ill. — Police are searching for the vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle. It happened in Hanover Park at about 8:20 p.m. Monday near Army Trail and County Farm Road. Motorcyclist Christina Jankowski, 30, of Elmhurst, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told police the motorcycle was struck by a tan or gold sedan, possibly a Mercury, being driven by a man possibly wearing a baseball cap. The car fled the scene after the crash, […]

  • Nordstrom is selling mud-covered jeans for $425 a pair

    A very expensive pair of jeans are being mocked online. Nordstrom is selling mud-coated jeans for $425 a pair. The ad claims the jeans are “rugged, Americana work-wear that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” Comments online accuse Nordstrom of making fun of the working class. Selling jeans with mud built-in is a thing now, @Nordstrom? Really?#TheLoftusParty #FakeNews #FakePants #FakeJeanshttps://t.co/ikjyrDGbGJ — Rick Canton (@RickCanton) April 25, 2017 @SylviaGam @RickCanton @Nordstrom pathetic. If you want muddy jeans, try […]