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    Taste of Chicago 2016 lineup features The Roots, Billy Idol, Shelia E.

    CHICAGO –The City of Chicago announced its Petrillo Music Shell concert lineup for the 36th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 6–10, in Grant Park. Musical guests include The Roots, KONGOS, The Decemberists, Billy Idol and The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley. Tickets for the seating area at the Petrillo Music Shell will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Taste website, tasteofchicago.us. Here’s the full performance schedule: Wednesday, July 6, 5:30 p.m. The Roots Opening act: Donnie Trumpet (Nico […]

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    Severe thunderstorms expected for parts of Chicagoland

    CHICAGO —  Severe weather is developing across the Chicago area. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a large portion of the Chicago area until 10 p.m. Monday. The counties affected are Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lasalle, Lee, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will and Winnebago. LIVE INTERACTIVE RADAR Nickel size hail and wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will […]

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    How to use body language to get a raise

    When negotiating salary, and especially when you pretty much expect a no, raise your eyes slightly. The other person is much more likely to be open to the idea, says communication expert Steve Rohr. More info: drshirleyandsteve.com

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    Do’s and Dont’s: Eating street food in foreign countries

    While you’re traveling, if you’re going into town to try some authentic foods, travel expert Mark Murphy shares some dos and don’ts depending on where you go: VIETNAM: Never, ever. SINGAPORE: Yes, relatively safe to eat! INDIA: Don’t eat anywhere outside of your hotel or a restaurant. TAIPEI: Opt for the night markets. MALAYSIA: Stick to the Hawker Centers. MEXICO: Skip the water/ice in everything, including drinks, and ask about the water food is washed in. More info: http://www.markmurphytravels.com/

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    Melissa Harris-Perry on departure from MSNBC, presidential race

    Melissa Harris-Perry is the former host of the show on MSNBC that showcased discussions on race, gender, politics and other social issues. Now nearly two months after an ugly departure from the network Harris-Perry has joined Elle magazine as an editor-at-large. Perry left MSNBC after the network “silenced” her show, and she discussed the departure on WGN Morning News Monday: “There’s no doubt that the four years hosting the MHP show were, and I said at the time when I left, were an incredible opportunity, one unlike […]

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    Video captures car driving through Sarkis Cafe in Evanston

    EVANSTON, Ill. — A car crashed through Sarkis Cafe in suburban Evanston Thursday night and it was all caught on video. At about 6:15 p.m., police say a 25-year-old woman from Chicago was driving a 2015 Kia southbound on Crawford when she made left turn on Gross Point Road in front of a 2003 Honda who was northbound on Crawford. Due to the initial impact, the driver of the Honda lost consciousness and hit the accelerator. The car drove right through the […]

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    Here’s the full transcript of the Prince 911 call

    MINNEAPOLIS — We are just now hearing a 911 call seeking help for Prince. The caller appears to be confused as he struggles to give the dispatcher the correct address. The caller said he was at “Prince’s house,”  but was unable to give the address. That is the only audio of the call that has been released. But a transcript of the complete call shows the caller says that someone is “dead” and that people around are “distraught” as the dispatcher […]

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    Prince played hoops with Michael Jackson but refused to appear in his ‘Bad’ video, former band member says

    CHICAGO — Matt “Doctor” Fink, who played keyboards in Prince’s band The Revolution in the 80s, joined WGN Morning News Friday to talk about the music legend. He just happened to be touring in the area with his Prince tribute band called Purple Xperience. During the interview, Fink shared some amazing stories about the artist, including one time that Prince and Michael Jackson played basketball together in Los Angeles. “Prince would be at Sunset Sound recording, and one time Michael came by […]

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    Happy Earth Day! Mr. Fix It shares best ‘green’ cleaning products

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    The Queen’s former assistant ‘Miss Daphne Austin Horsepeckah’ shares her gossip

    In honor of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, we reached out to her former assistant “Miss Daphne Austin Horsepeckah” to see what hot scoops she has about Britain’s longest-ever reigning monarch.

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