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  • Want your gifts on time for Christmas? These shipping dates are important

    CHICAGO — While the idea of a magical sleigh carrying gifts around the world in a single night is nice, the reality is that delivery services are inundated with a flood of packages every holiday season, so planning ahead is key if you want to get them under the tree in time. With so many packages to deliver, it can take longer than usual for them to reach their final destination. To make things even more complicated, Christmas falls on […]

  • Wrigley Field ranked Illinois’ top Uber destination of 2017

    CHICAGO — Ridesharing giant Uber released its list of the most “Uber-ed To” places in each state over the past year, and Wrigley Field came in on top in Illinois. It’s no surprise that Cubs fans venture to Wrigley Field in droves, filling Metra trains, El cars, and buses, but unlike mass transit options, Uber charges users a higher surge fare during busy periods. So that’s one thing to keep in mind if you plan to see the Cubs play […]

  • Chef José Andrés’ group cooks thousands of Thanksgiving meals for Puerto Ricans

    I am thankful to our #ChefsForPuertoRico team who has cooked for the wonderful Punta Santiago community for the past 50 days 🙏. Was a pleasure to join you with my family to serve #Thanksgiving lunch! 🦃🇵🇷 — José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) November 23, 2017 PUERTO RICO — After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, celebrity chef José Andrés headed to the island, rolled up his sleeves and did what he does best: he started cooking. Since then, his organization World Central Kitchen […]

  • Don’t fall for the latest Netflix email scam

    A convincing scam email is targeting over 109 million people who use Netflix in an attempt to collect enough personal information to potentially steal their identities, according to the cyber security firm Mailguard. A well designed Netflix email targets some of the 110 million Netflix subscribers worldwide! Check out the steps: — Action Fraud (@actionfrauduk) November 6, 2017 The latest phishing scam, which Mailguard said it first detected this past Friday, mimics an email from the streaming service […]

  • It’s free to sign up for these 17 courses from top Illinois universities

    CHICAGO — Whether you’re still in school or already well into your career, it’s never too late to learn. And learning at a college level doesn’t require you to incur debt that will take decades to pay off either. Plenty of courses are available for free online, including many from top Illinois schools like the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern. Some of these courses are completely free, even including the course material and tests to […]

  • Chicagoist and DNAinfo shut down by publisher Joe Ricketts

    CHICAGO — The parent companies of both DNAinfo Chicago and Chicagoist were suddenly shut down by publisher and Chief Executive Officer Joe Ricketts Thursday, with the complete contents of the sites and their networks replaced by a letter from Ricketts explaining why they were ceasing operations. “…while we made important progress toward building DNAinfo into a successful business, in the end, that progress hasn’t been sufficient to support the tremendous effort and expense needed to produce the type of journalism […]

  • Kenneka Jenkins’ family questions actions of hotel, police on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

    NEW YORK — Kenneka Jenkins’ mother and sister appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” Tuesday, sharing their side of events as the 19-year-old’s death in a Rosemont hotel continues to draw suspicion and attention after police ruled it an accident and ended their investigation. Jenkins’ body was found in a freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in September, and the medical examiner ultimately ruled her death an accident caused by hypothermia. Police released surveillance footage showing Jenkins entering the hotel kitchen after a […]

  • Palatine school staff return to work without a contract after 2 weeks on strike

    PALATINE — Striking support staff will be back on the job Monday after the Palatine School Board gave the union members an ultimatum of returning to work or being replaced. Members of the Education Support Personnel Association union, which includes most nurses, sign language interpreters, classroom aides and secretaries, have been on strike for 10 days during ongoing contract negotiations. About 450 workers are members of the union in Palatine Township District 15, and have been without a contract since July 1st. Among […]

  • ‘The Daily Show’ says they found the best pizza in Chicago – in Cook County Jail

    .@RonnyChieng finds Chicago's best pizza in Cook County Jail. #DailyShowChicago — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 18, 2017 CHICAGO — “The Daily Show” is in town this week to highlight the “real” Chicago according to host Trevor Noah, but the New York-based program can’t help but take on the one thing everyone from the Big Apple seems to complain about when they’re here: deep dish pizza. Still, correspondent Ronny Chieng did find a slice that he enjoyed, served […]

  • Six expert tips on making the most of charitable giving after a disaster

    CHICAGO — As one disaster after another struck in recent months, Americans stood up again and again, rolling up their sleeves – and opening their wallets – to help victims in any way they can. According to one estimate, Americans give away about $1 billion a day on average. Whether it’s contributing to a cause you care about or pitching in to help in the wake of a disaster, we asked philanthropy consultant Lisa Dietlin for tips on how to […]