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  • This cool Chicago flag is made of 3-D sculptures inspired by local landmarks, people

    CHICAGO — What’s more Chicago than the Chicago flag? A Chicago flag made up of smaller sculptures that portray the people and places that make it such a unique city. Students at Lane Tech High School in North Center each created the 126 unique pieces of the mosaic using 3-D printers, 3-D carvers, and laser cutters in the school’s unique LTMaker Lab. Teacher Jeff Solin said each student was randomly assigned a square and told they could make whatever they […]

  • Simple but mindblowing couch art pays tribute to Chicago police officer

    CHICAGO – Some people see couches as a place to sit – but others see a canvas waiting to be filled with something other than backsides. One such artist sketched a portrait of a Chicago police officer on his couch that quickly went viral after it was posted online. Dave, the artist behind the portrait, said the officer depicted in the drawing is his cousin and a 13-year CPD veteran. He said was inspired by his cousin’s longtime service in […]

  • Singer and YouTube star Austin Jones charged with child porn in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Singer and social media star Austin Jones is facing two counts of producing child pornography for allegedly persuading underage girls to send him videos of themselves performing sexual acts, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday. Originally of suburban Bloomingdale, the 24-year-old Jones is popular on social media and particularly on YouTube, where he has over 500,000 subscribers. He also has over 228,000 followers on Twitter. His cover versions of popular songs posted to YouTube have millions of […]

  • Mayor Emanuel issues Executive Order committing Chicago to Paris Agreement guidelines

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed an Executive Order committing Chicago to the guidelines put forth in the Paris Agreement on climate Wednesday after President Donald Trump said he would withdraw the U.S. from the accord. “As the Trump administration pulls back we will push forward and reduce our fair share of carbon emissions in line with the Paris Accord,” Emanuel said in the statement. The order commits Chicago to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to “levels equivalent to or greater […]

  • We can’t get enough of hardworking kids freaking out over Cubs tickets

    GRANT PARK, Ill. – In what we’re hoping is a widespread trend, the priceless reaction of yet another hardworking young fan learning they would see the Cubs play was caught on video, and it’s sure to remind any sports fan how it felt to see their favorite team for the first time. You may have seen Cubs fan Kolt Kyler’s tearful reaction to Cubs tickets. That video went viral and caught the team’s attention, leading to an amazing trip to […]

  • Cubs fan whose tears of joy went viral gets amazing first baseball game at Wrigley

    CHICAGO — Cubs fan Kolt Kyler was brought to tears when he found out he would be seeing his beloved team play for the first time, but after video of his reaction went viral, his trip to Wrigley Field Saturday was surely beyond anything he could have imagined. Surprised with @Cubs tickets for working hard at school, on the farm, and on the baseball field ⚾️ He may or may not be their biggest fan! pic.twitter.com/EVsufB5cSF — Hannah Himes (@HannahHimes) […]

  • The weirdly inspiring story of a deer swimming in Lake Michigan (VIDEO)

    CHICAGO – Edgewater resident CJ Danner was grabbing a cup of coffee near Montrose Harbor Tuesday afternoon when he spotted something unexpected swimming in the water: a female deer. Danner said he’s been working on starting a YouTube Channel and just happened to have his camera on hand. So he started recording as he followed the doe from the shore, keeping an eye out in case it needed help. He tracked the deer as it swam for 45 minutes along […]

  • Ballpark food by top Chicago chefs like Stephanie Izard, Rick Bayless coming to Wrigley

    CHICAGO — Baseball fans will be able to chow down on gourmet versions of ballpark classics as reimagined by some of Chicago’s most celebrated chefs at Wrigley Field starting this weekend. Sure, the ever-popular Hot Doug’s sausages are available in the bleachers, but the pop-up series will be coming to the newly-redone Sheffield Counter on the main concourse, so anyone with a ticket can get a taste. Throughout the summer, menus will be served up by the likes of newly-minted Iron Chef Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat), Matthias Merges (Yusho, […]

  • Holocaust survivor finally celebrates his bar mitzvah 76 years later

    WILMETTE, Ill. — Harold Katz still remembers when he was 12 years old and preparing for his bar mitzvah while living in his home town in Czechoslovakia in 1941. Then before that day arrived, the Nazis came. “They came at night and said, ‘get up.’ They took us to the synagogue in the middle of the night and in the morning the trucks came and took us away,” remembered Katz, now 89 years old. “The trains were waiting, the trains took us to […]

  • Inmate attempting escape found hiding in ceiling of Indiana prison, officials say

    WESTVILLE, Ind. — An inmate believed to have escaped from the Westville Correctional Facility was recaptured on the prison grounds, the Indiana Department of Correction said Sunday. Officials said 35-year-old Orville Morris never actually got out of the facility after the search began for him on May 5, and he was hiding in the ceiling above the pallet shop where he worked. In a statement, the prison said staff members heard a noise coming from the ceiling while they were re-searching […]