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  • Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings chase the puck next to goalie Jonathan Quick #32 in the second period of the NHL game at the United Center on November 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Chicago to host 2017 NHL draft at United Center

    CHICAGO — The Windy City is becoming Draft Town. Again. Already the host city for the NFL draft in 2015 and again this spring, Chicago will be the site of the 2017 NHL draft, according to a report by ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun. The NHL and the Blackhawks have a press conference scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at the United Center. The draft is typically held in late June. This would be the first time Chicago has played host to the […]

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    Pump Room reopens tonight after closure over broken water pipes

    CHICAGO — The Pump Room blames broken water pipes for being closed, but Chicago health officials claim it’s because of sanitary issues. According to Eater Chicago, the city says there were roaches, and fruit flies, in the kitchen prep areas. It also claims those who handled the food weren’t wearing hair nets. The Pump Room says the pipes burst in the basement, and will re-open for dinner Tuesday. City inspectors make no mention of burst pipes in their report.

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    First case of Zika virus in Indiana confirmed

    INDIANAPOLIS— Health officials announced  Tuesday the first Indiana case of Zika virus infection in a non-pregnant resident who recently traveled to Haiti. This individual’s illness, which was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was not severe enough to require hospitalization. State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., said the health department is providing guidance to local health officials and providers in anticipation of additional travel-related cases in Indiana. “The risk of contracting Zika virus here in Indiana remains […]

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    Crews respond to extra-alarm fire, level 1 hazmat on South Side

    CHICAGO — Emergency crews are responding to an extra-alarm fire and a level one hazmat on Chicago’s South Side. It’s happening at Aero Auto Repair at 221 W. 65th Street. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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    PHOTOS: Today is Fat Tuesday aka Paczki Day!

    CHICAGO — Today is Fat Tuesday, which means it’s Paczki Day! It’s a Polish tradition to stuff up on paczki —  donut-like treats — the day before Lent begins. Bakeries all over the area will be packed with people picking up their paczki. Check out some of the bakeries we’ve visited over the past few days: Last year we even visited with the family of WGN’s Patrick Elwood — they make paczki every year!

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    Snow, cold temps return to Chicago area

    CHICAGO — A slow moving weather system will produce an extended period of light snow across northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. Flurries will prevail Monday with occasional snow showers where quick visibility reductions and light accumulations of under an inch could occur. By Monday night, light accumulating snow is likely to be more widespread and linger through Tuesday morning before slowly tapering. In addition, northwest winds increase tonight with gusts of 20 to 25 mph expected into Tuesday resulting in blowing snow that could further reduce […]

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    Starbucks adds 3 new chocolate drinks for Valentine’s Day

    SEATTLE — To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Starbucks is inviting costumers to try its three new “Molten Chocolate” beverages. Here’s how Starbucks described its new drinks: Molten Chocolate Latte: Chocolaty chips are melted into espresso, then topped with steamed milk combined with bittersweet mocha sauce. This latte is finished with mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and an espresso mocha drizzle. It’s available hot and iced. Molten Chocolate Frappuccino® Blended Beverage: Coffee with rich mocha sauce and chocolaty chips blended with milk and ice. […]

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    Black Workers Matter protests at Ferrara Candy

    FOREST PARK, Ill. — A new group campaigning for economic justice took aim Friday at an iconic Chicago area company. Black Workers Matter protested at the Ferrara Candy plant in Forest Park. The group accuses the company of racism, inaccurate time keeping, low pay and union busting. One former employee claims he was laid off after complaining about not being paid for the hours he worked. The protesters included members of Fight for 15 which is calling for a $15 per hour wage. Many […]

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