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  • NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Scottie Pippen (Right) attends Levi's Kids Rock! Runway Show at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 8, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Nike/Levi's/Rookie USA show)

    Scottie Pippen files for divorce from ‘Real Housewives’ star: report

    Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen is filling for divorce from the “Real Housewives of Miami” star Larsa Pippen. According to TMZ Sports, Scottie filed for divorce papers in Florida earlier this week. The couple has been married since 1997 and have four children together. They were last spotted at New York Fashion Week in September both wearing their wedding rings. No word yet on what caused the split.  

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    Lockport Cubs fan wins $1 million lottery prize while watching game

    LOCKPORT, Ill. — Turns out that being a Cubs fan pays off — literally! Lockport resident Rick Kempke was at home watching a Cubs game when he scratched an Illinois Lottery $300,000,000 Cash Spectacular ticket and instantly won $1 million. “I can’t believe it! I’m a huge Cubs fan and now that I won the lottery, I might buy a ticket for tomorrow night’s game!” Kempke said in a news release. Kempke, 56, has lived in Lockport all his life. He retired […]

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    Highlights from NLCS Game 5: Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4

    LOS ANGELES — The Chicago Cubs are heading back to Wrigley Field with a 3-2 lead in the National League Championship Series. Relive Game 5 highlights below.

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    Addison Russell also borrowed something from Matt Szczur — his underwear

    LOS ANGELES — During Game 5 of the National League Division Series, Cubs reserve outfielder Matt Szczur spoke with the announcers about lending Anthony Rizzo his bat. Turns out, Rizzo isn’t the only player who borrowed something of Szczur’s. “I”m locker mates Addi Russell, and he says, ‘Szc, make sure you give me a shout out because I wore your underwear yesterday.’ I swear. He wore my leggings. He left his leggings in Chicago and he asked for a pair and […]

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    Charlie Sheen (aka Wild Thing) responds after social media call to throw out 1st pitch of World Series

    Shortly after the Cleveland Indians won the ALCS, fans began pulling for Charlie Sheen to throw out the first pitch of the World Series. If Cleveland doesn't have Charlie Sheen throw out the 1st pitch of WS game one, they have failed everyone. — SconnieRob (@SconnieRob) October 20, 2016 If the Indians go to the World Series, @charliesheen should throw the first pitch as Rick Vaughn in Cleveland. — Taylor Sanders (@Tsandman12) October 18, 2016 First pitch of the World Series… […]

  • LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19:  Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs watches his solo home run fly into the stands against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of game four of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    Game highlights: Cubs beat Dodgers 10-2

    LOS ANGELES — After a stunning display by the Chicago Cubs, the National League Championship Series is now tied 2-2.   Relive the magic through our live blog updates below.

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    Chicago Teachers Union delegates approve contract

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates heartily endorsed a tentative agreement with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration. The delegates approved the four-year deal by a 2-1 ratio. The contract will go before the union’s more than 20,000 members on Oct. 27 for final approval. Wednesday’s meeting gave the union’s top leaders another opportunity to promote the terms of a deal that was reached on Oct. 10 moments before a midnight strike deadline. The CTU and the school board […]

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    These 5 vintage WGN-TV Cubs commercials will make you smile

    CHICAGO — The partnership between the Chicago Cubs and WGN-TV dates back to 1948, which means we’ve created some fantastic commercials promoting Cubs games over the years. Here’s a look back at just a few of our favorites: 1 – This promo from the early 1990s celebrates beloved Cubs announcer Harry Caray — who knew he could do flips?! 2 – Back in 1992, WGN featured some of the Cubs’ youngest fans set to the tune of Randy Newman’s “I Love To See You […]

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    Cook County court clerk waives overdue fines for ‘Amnesty Week’

    There’s good news for anyone who owes overdue fines to the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Clerk Dorothy Brown has declared this to be “Amnesty Week.” The clerk’s office is waiving all collection fees, allowing for thousands to settle their delinquent accounts and avoid additional fees. Amnesty payments can be made during regular office hours this week, or by phone. Click here for more info.

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    SWAT teams respond to barricade situation in Roseland

    CHICAGO — SWAT teams and Chicago police are on the scene of a barricade situation in the Roseland neighborhood. At about noon Tuesday, a man barricaded himself inside of a home. As a result, Indiana Avenue is blocked between 92nd and 93rd. No other information is available. Check back for details.