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  • Chicago man spends more than a year preparing epic marriage proposal

    CHICAGO — A Chicago man is engaged thanks to a marriage proposal more than a year in the making. Josh Schmitz proposed to his girlfriend Danielle Roesch Friday near Adler Planetarium, but it was the lead-up that had “grown men crying,” he said. Schmitz, 29, says he and Roesch don’t see much of each other on work days because he wakes up early for his shift. The heavy equipment manager said he and Roesch, also 29, began writing each other notes telling […]

  • Martellus and Michael Bennett don’t appear to like Jay Cutler

    CHICAGO — The NFL’s quirky Bennett brothers recently voiced their displeasure with Jay Cutler. Former Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, as well as his brother, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, both ripped the embattled quarterback in an interview with ESPN. The outspoken duo sat down with reporter Mina Kimes and touched on a number of topics, including players on rival teams. But when Kimes brought up Martellus Bennett’s former teammate, his brother Michael had a blunt analysis. “Worst quarterback in […]

  • Major newspapers omit Hillary Clinton in front-page controversy

    PHILADELPHIA — Democrat Hillary Clinton made history Tuesday, becoming the first woman ever to earn a major party’s nomination for U.S. president. But the online world buzzed for another reason Wednesday morning when it noticed some publications’ approach to the front-page news. Several major newspapers, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Houston Chronicle, ran a picture of former President Bill Clinton in place of this year’s nominee, often under headlines that touted Hillary Clinton’s historic run. “Hillary Clinton, first […]

  • This day in 1989: Bulls hire Phil Jackson as head coach

    CHICAGO — Sunday marks the 27th anniversary of the Chicago Bulls’ hiring of Phil Jackson as head coach, a move that helped launch a dynasty. Jackson, then 43 and a Bulls assistant, was hired on July 10, 1989, to replace head coach Doug Collins. He along with budding superstar Michael Jordan would go on to win six championships in Chicago. The lofty Montana native had played with the New York Knicks and Nets, and was a coach in the Continental Basketball […]

  • Young Chicago-area couple rescues stranger’s dog from Lake Michigan

    CHICAGO — A woman is praising a young couple from Illinois after they helped rescue her dog from Lake Michigan. Janet Bedin said she was walking north toward Navy Pier Sunday evening with her dog, 14-year-old Little Moses, when he slipped off a pier near the Chicago Yacht Club after jumping to snatch carrots she had brought for him. Little Moses, who is overweight and suffers from cataracts and a collapsing trachea, struggled at first to reach the surface to breath. Close to Bedin […]

  • WGN-TV’s Randi Belisomo wants to make death a dinner discussion

    CHICAGO — How normal of a conversation is death? This weekend WGN-TV reporter Randi Belisomo hopes to make dying a more approachable, dinner-appropriate subject. On Saturday, Belisomo’s organization Life Matters Media will host the Chicago branch of “Death Over Dinner,” a nationwide event held just before Tax Day, a symbolic pairing to highlight life’s only certainties. The effort aims to normalize conversations about death by bringing them to the table…literally. Boston-based The Conversation Project facilitates the events in nearly every state in the U.S. with various organizations […]

  • Cubs fans flood Wrigley for opening day

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans flooded Wrigleyville today for the 2016 Home Opener. The Cubs welcome the Cincinnati Reds for tonight’s 7 p.m. game. Construction still surround the ballpark and fans are asked to arrive early for new security procedures. Besides security though, there are other new features – and food – that will greet fans this year and make the Friendly Confines even friendlier.

  • Chicago White Sox play home opener against Cleveland today

    CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox play their home opener Friday afternoon. The team will host the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field at 3:10 p.m. Temperatures will be in the mid 30s with wind chills in the 20s. The game is sold out. The White Sox are 3-1 on the season, after winning three of four games in their opening series in Oakland.

  • Celebrate National Beer Day at these 3 Chicago breweries

    Happy National Beer Day, Chicago! There are TONS of local breweries where you can celebrate —  responsibly of course. Here are three of our favorites: Half Acre 4257 N Lincoln Ave. (773) 248-4038 halfacrebeer.com If you’re looking for a fun, lively atmosphere, Half Acre may be the place for you. Their tap room on Lincoln Avenue boasts their very own brews. You can try the popular Daisy Cutter Pale Ale or maybe the Powder Blue,  an IPA with fresh blueberries. Begyle Brewing […]

  • Waukegan HS principal back at work after wounded while serving in Afghanistan

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The principal of Waukegan High School is settling back into his job after being wounded in Afghanistan during his fifth tour of duty with the Navy reserves. In August 2015, Brian Riegler, now 48, suffered a severe concussion and other injuries after a car bomb exploded outside his installation in Kabul. His recovery delayed his return home, which was originally scheduled for fall 2015. “Quite honestly I don’t remember all that much about it,” Rielger said of […]