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  • Dan Ryan ramp to Skyway reopens after overturned semi, fuel leak

    CHICAGO —  The outbound Dan Ryan ramp to the Skyway has reopened after an earlier accident involving an overturned semi that was leaking fuel. RAMP OPEN- Left lane remains blocked but traffic getting by OB Dan Ryan ramp to the Chicago Skyway — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) August 16, 2017 The accident, involving a semi carrying sporting goods, happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The ramp to the Skyway was closed for nearly five hours while […]

  • Thomas Nicholas Band stops by the morning show

    We had such a fun time during our #FratParty tour in England that we decided to record an album with all our favorite songs from the American Pie soundtracks. Which includes our original song “My Generation” that was on the American Reunion soundtrack. We’re currently on a #FratParty world tour in 2016-2017 that will take us around the US, back to the UK, Europe and Australia. We’ve teamed up again with the folks at PledgeMusic to bring you more cool […]

  • Around Town helps celebrate National Bowling & Bocce Day at Pinstripes

    National Bowling & Bocce Day was officially this past Saturday (Aug. 12). Somehow, we missed it. But it’s OK, Pinstripes is keeping the celebration rolling for “Around Town.” Every day is Bowling & Bocce Day at Pinstripes!   Known for its best-in-class blend of made-from-scratch cuisine, fine wines, social bowling and bocce, Pinstripes is a Chicago-based company, with four locations here – Chicago River East, Oak Brook, Northbrook, and South Barrington, and additional locations in Washington, D.C., Minneapolis and Kansas […]

  • Underage teens in stolen car lead police chase, then crash on South Side

    CHICAGO — Two teenagers are in the hospital after a police chase involving a stolen car. Police say a 14 -and-15-year old approached a 45-year-old man sitting in a Chevy Malibu on the 2600 block of South King Drive around 2 a.m. Tuesday. One teen revealed a hand gun and demanded the man exit the vehicle. The other teen demanded the man’s shoes. Police spotted the carjacked vehicle moving south bound and state troopers assisted with the pursuit. The chase […]

  • 11-year-old girl missing from Park Manor neighborhood

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are asking for help finding an 11-year-old girl. Myracle Danner was last seen near 73rd and Rhodes in the city’s Park Manor neighborhood at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Danner is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 125 lbs. She has brown eyes and black hair and was wearing a black and white striped shirt, black shorts and brown flip flops at the time of her disappearance. Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central […]

  • Tips on teen drinking – Doug Petit

    Five Tips on teen drinking 1. Parents need to set examples that their teens can model. IYS (Illinois Youth) surveys clearly show that mom and dad are far and away the leading influencers in their child’s life. 2. Parents and teens need to have a code word for situations, such as teen parties, where the teen can call the parent and say a shared code word that tells mom or dad to come get me…I don’t feel comfortable where I’m […]

  • Around Town at the Sausage Fest

    Big Guys Sausage Fest 2017 Sat 12 PM · Big Guys Sausage Stand · Berwyn he best day of summer in Berwyn returns for the 6th year in a row! There is an awesome lineup of delicious food, incredible bands, and craft cocktails by Deep Eddy! So bring your friends and family and have some fun! This will be the best one yet! HERE IS THE LINEUP THUS FAR: 1pm Ian Leith 2pm Tommy Nickels 3pm Jaime Berthiume 4pm TBA 5pm The Blue Lincolns […]

  • 6 injured in crash on Chicago’s Northwest Side

    CHICAGO —  Six people were sent to hospitals after a collision involving a car and van on the city’s Northwest Side. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday on Elston, between Montrose and Lawrence. The fire department says the van carrying four adults and a child was leaving evening church services when the collision happened. The driver of the car was also hurt. They were all taken to hospitals in Chicago, Evanston and Park Ridge. None of the injuries are […]

  • 111 Places That You Must Not Miss – Chicago

    Author Amy Bizzarri and Photographer Susie Inverso have trekked across this amazing city to come up with 111 beautiful, funky, delicious, unusual, off-kilter, unique, and truly wonderful places for this new guidebook. Little known Mob stories, hidden gardens, and Chicago’s lost history are some of the feature attractions in the buildings, parks, bars, restaurants, shops and city streets featured in 111 Places in Chicago. We especially love the way Chicago has reclaimed so much of its past and brought it back to life for us to […]

  • Revenge of the Nerd – Curtis Armstrong

    REVENGE OF THE NERD: Or . . . The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger  – A whip-smart, self-effacing humor, Armstrong takes readers on a most unlikely journey—one nerd’s hilarious, often touching rise to the middle. He started his life as an outcast and matured into … well, an older, slightly paunchier, hopefully wiser outcast. A legendary comedic second banana to a litany of major stars, Armstrong is forever cemented in the public imagination as Booger from “Revenge […]