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    Taste of Chicago 2015 restaurant lineup announced

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago announce the lineup of the 60 restaurants that will participate in the Taste of Chicago, which will be held July 8-12 in Grant Park. The lineup includes five-day vendors, pop-up restaurants and food trucks. “As our culinary reputation has grown on the national stage, the Taste of Chicago continues to reflect the vibrant and diverse restaurant community of Chicago with new, exciting culinary experiences along with long- time favorites,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in […]

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    Hairspray can behind suspicious smell on Chicago-bound Southwest flight

    SAN FRANCISCO — The suspicious smell that delayed a Southwest Airlines flight headed to Chicago this morning was a can of hairspray. Emergency crews were called to the San Francisco airport this morning after baggage handlers reported a strange odor. At least two bags were removed and tested. Southwest now says it was a leaky can of aerosol hairspray The bags were put back on the plane and the flight left for Chicago about an hour behind schedule. This is […]

  • Eddie Olczyk previews Blackhawks must-win game 6

    The legendary Eddie Olczyk talks about the Blackhawks on the brink of elimination against the Ducks in game 6 of the Western Conference Final.

  • 56 shot, 12 killed in violent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago

    CHICAGO — At least 56 people were shot over Memorial Day weekend between Friday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. Twelve people, including three shot Monday afternoon, died from their wounds. Twelve others shot between late Monday morning and early Tuesday morning survived their gunshot wounds, bringing the total of non-fatal gunshot victims for the weekend to 44. Two of the 12 homicide victims were killed Friday night into Saturday morning; our were killed Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning; and three of […]

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    Regina George’s ‘Mean Girls’ mansion on sale for $14.8 million (PHOTOS)

    TORONTO —  The house where “Mean Girls” villain Regina George and her family lived is now on sale for $14.8 million. So fetch! Located at 11 High Point Road in Toronto, Canada, the 20,000 square-foot NeoClassical Solid Stone Estate sits on a private 2 acre property. It includes 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, two half bathrooms and a garage for six cars, according to the Sothby’s listing.  The grand entrance features Italian marble and coffered ceilings, a “sweeping Scarlett O’Hara staircase” and balcony overlooking the […]

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    Scrabble dictionary adds lolz, ridic and lotsa new words

    Scrabble dictionary has added new worlds for its players, many of which would make your grammar school teacher cringe! The board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology. There’s “lotsa,” “twerking,” “lolz,” “emoji” and “ridic” — short for “ridiculous”. “FaceTime,” which means talking with someone via the Apple app of the same name, will earn you a cool 15 points. “Emoji”, that ridiculously expressive digital icon, will get you 14 points. Bezzy […]

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    Car singalong goes from bad to dangerous

    This group singalong didn’t go as planned. They were using a smartphone on a selfie stick while singing a rendition of Player’s “Baby Come Back” when the driver loses control of the car. “Whoa! Slow down, slow down!” a man yells as the car runs off the road. “Oh my god! That was so f***ing scary!” one woman says after they come to a stop. Apparently, a tire blew out on the car, but no one was hurt.

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    Florida dentist accused of performing unwanted procedures, abusing children

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida dentist is accused of harming the most vulnerable of patients, young children. Meanwhile, he is accused of collecting millions of dollars in Medicaid payments for procedures that his patients didn’t need or want, according to CNN. Editor’s note: Details in this story may be disturbing to some viewers. Going to the dentist can be a terrifying experience for children, but some parents say they were horrified when they found out what happened to their kids […]

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    Southbound I-57 shut down near Monee

    MONEE, Ill. — Illinois State Police say an accident involving two semi-trucks has shut down Interstate 57 near Monee. Officials expect it will take three hours to clear the wreckage and re-open the road. Traffic is being rerouted onto Manhattan/Monee Road. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

  • Hawk Harrelson explains this SI cover & the strangest home run call you’ll ever hear

    WGN’s Mike Toomey had a chance to sit down with White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. Check out their interview in the player above.

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