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  • Musician Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs on stage during Capital One JamFest at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival Day 3 at Discovery Green on April 3, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Turner)

    Maroon 5 cancels North Carolina concert over anti-LGBT law

    NEW YORK — Maroon 5 won’t be going to North Carolina anytime soon. The pop band has canceled two upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh due to the recent passage of a state law which proponents call a religious freedom bill, but critics say is an anti-LGBT law. “This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band,” the group said in a statement on its website Friday. “We don’t want to penalize our fans in North Carolina […]

  • File-Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban appears on CNN's Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz on April 10, 2011.

    Mark Cuban: I’d listen if Clinton wanted to talk about VP

    WASHINGTON — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he would “absolutely” listen to Hillary Clinton if she discussed the possibility of him joining her ticket as her running mate. “You’ve said that you would love to be Clinton’s running mate as long as you were allowed to throw bombs at (Donald) Trump. If she really did come to you, would you listen?” NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Cuban on “Meet the Press.” “Absolutely. But the key would be she would have […]

  • Homeboykris ridden by Horacio Karamanos leads the field in a race prior to the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 21, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

    2 horses die in first 4 races on Preakness Day undercard

    BALTIMORE — In a tragic start to Preakness day, two horses have died at Pimlico Race Course and a jockey broke a collarbone after a spill on a damp, rainy day. Pramedya broke down around the turn in the fourth race Saturday, tumbled to the ground as jockey Daniel Centeno was thrown to the turf. Pimlico racing officials said the 4-year-old filly was euthanized on the track after breaking her left front cannon bone. Centeno was driven off in ambulance. […]

  • The Sterling Memorial Library on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT, U.S., on Friday, June 12, 2015. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg *** Local Caption ***

    Yale’s gender neutral bathrooms part of changing climate

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Visitors at Yale’s 315th commencement will notice something new on campus this year — gender-neutral bathrooms in 23 buildings. The Ivy League school is promoting them on its website for Monday’s commencement, complete with a link to a map showing where they can be found. Yale also has decided to change a long-standing rule and will allow transgender graduates to have on their diploma the name they use, rather than the name on their birth certificates. […]

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    Best moments from the WGN Morning News Block Party in Geneva

    Thank you to the City of Geneva and everyone who joined us at the first annual WGN Morning News block party. Hot Tub Tony’s Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns Cocoa Bean Sergio’s Cantina Record-A-Hit Ultimate Frisbee Art by Joseph Geneva High School Dance Team Chez Moi Marshall Brodien Jr. & dad Marshall Brodien (aka, Wizzo) Kane County Cougars All Chocolate Kitchen Stockholm’s Brewery Ron Kittle and the Geneva Baseball Association Jones’ Family Band Fox River Distillery Harrison Elementary School World Champion Figure Skater […]

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    Magic tricks with Wizzo’s son Marshall Brodien Jr.

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    Chicago police investigating several Lincoln Park burglaries

    CHICAGO –Police are looking for a man responsible for a string of smash-and-grab burglaries in Lincoln Park. A number of business in the 2400 and 2500 block of N Clark were robbed. Early this morning, a suspect threw a concrete block through Bacci’s window.  He grabbed the register and ran out. The incident was captured on surveillance video. Shattered glass and theft was also reported at House of Wings and Angela’s Burrito Style. Police are searching for the suspect.  So […]

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    Gas explosion reported in unincorporated Des Plaines

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Northwest suburban fire crews were called to the scene of an explosion in an unincorporated area near Des Plaines this morning. The explosion happened in the bottom unit of a two-story an apartment building in the 9900 block of Linda Lane. It’s northeast of the Tristate Tollway and West Golf Road. Fire officials say there was at least one minor injury but it’s not clear yet if anyone will need to be taken to a hospital. […]

  • Photo credit: Christopher Bijalba / Lincoln Park Zoo

    PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes camel calf

    CHICAGO — The Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a Bactrian camel calf May 9, the first calf born there since 1998. The calf joins 7-year-old mother Nasan and 6-year-old father Scooter along with two other adult female camels on exhibit. Animal Care staff have determined the calf is male and stands around 4 feet tall and weighed 81 pounds at birth. The calf is the first successful offspring for this breeding pair. “We’re ecstatic to welcome a Bactrian camel calf to the […]

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    WGN Men’s Glee Club serenades Rich King for his retirement

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