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04/19/2018 01:18 PM
Cuban Assembly Approves Miguel Diaz-Canel as New President


The official announcement nearly six decades in the making took place Thursday morning as Miguel Diaz-Canel was named the new president of Cuba — the first person not named Castro to hold that title since...

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04/19/2018 12:49 PM
These Are All the Remaining Carson's Locations in Illinois


Shoppers are preparing for the expected closure of remaining Carson's locations following a judge's ruling Wednesday.

04/19/2018 12:31 PM
Ticket Broker Buys Naming Rights to Fire Stadium


Online ticket broker SeatGeek has purchased the naming rights to the home stadium of the Chicago Fire, the company announced Thursday.

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04/19/2018 12:23 PM
Woman Who Survived Southwest Flight Texted Husband Goodbye


Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas suffered a catastrophic engine failure Tuesday morning that apparently sent shrapnel into the aircraft, shattering a window and causing the plane to suddenly...

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04/19/2018 12:22 PM
Target Offers Discount for Those Who Turn in Old Car Seats


If you have an old car seat and are in need of a new one, Target has a deal for you.

04/19/2018 11:53 AM
Don't Eat the Lettuce: E. Coli Outbreak Booms to 53 Cases


Health investigators have identified chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona as the probable culprit of an 11-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least seven people in New Jersey as well as people in...

04/19/2018 11:33 AM
Sen. Sam McCann Announces Run for Illinois Governor


The Illinois governors race just got a little more crowded. Sen. Sam McCann (C-Plainview) announced Thursday his entry into the race alongside Aaron Merreighn, a veterans’ rights activist, as a Conservative...

04/19/2018 11:13 AM
A Peek Inside Great Wolf Lodge's New Suburban Location


While construction is still underway, we're getting our first look at the Great Wolf Lodge's upcoming attraction in Gurnee, slated to open in July 2018.

04/19/2018 10:58 AM
SkyWest Flight Forced to Return to Gate After 'Issue': CDA


A SkyWest Airlines flight was forced to return to its gate at O’Hare International Airport Thursday morning after an issue that may have involved the aircraft’s engine.

04/19/2018 10:48 AM
'We Have Your Back': Yankees Go To Bat for Bullied 10-Year-Old Girl


The New York Yankees are going to bat for 10-year-old girl who shared a heartbreaking story on social media about years of bullying she’s endured at her Pennsylvania school. The New York Post reports 10-year-old...

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04/19/2018 08:44 AM
Slick Roads Across Chicago Area Make for Dangerous Commute


Overnight rain, sleet and even snow made for slick road conditions early Thursday - causing multiple crashes across the Chicago area.

04/19/2018 07:45 AM
Chicago Public Schools Hold Local School Council Elections


Thursday marked an important day for Chicago Public Schools, as Local School Council elections were scheduled to take place. However, according to a new report, there's one problem: not enough candidates.

04/19/2018 06:52 AM
Likely Final Snow of the Season Hits Chicago Area


For those waking up to a dusting of snow Thursday morning, there's a light at the end of the tunnel: this could be the last of it.
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04/19/2018 12:29 AM
Police Investigate ‘Suspicious’ Death of H.R. McMaster's Dad: Sources


Philadelphia Police are investigating the “suspicious” death of the father of former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.Herbert McMaster died Friday at the Cathedral Village home on the 600 block...

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04/19/2018 12:04 AM
Downtown Double Parking Fine Triples After City Council Vote


You might want to think twice before pulling up next to a parked car and flashing your hazards.

04/18/2018 09:54 PM
Activist Ja'Mal Green Says He Will Run For Mayor


A community activist announced Wednesday he intends to run for mayor of Chicago.

04/18/2018 07:55 PM
Trump: 'Nobody Has Ever Been More Transparent Than I Have'


President Donald Trump continued to decry the Russia investigation as a “hoax” Wednesday, and said his team has fully cooperated with Mueller’s investigators.

04/18/2018 07:11 PM
Chicago Eatery Named Best in World, 2 Others Make Top 100


Three Chicago eateries made a list of the world’s top 100 restaurants.

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04/18/2018 03:31 PM
Forte, Hester to Ink 1-Day Contracts With Bears


The Chicago Bears will honor two of the greatest players in the franchise’s history on Monday, as Devin Hester and Matt Forte ride off into the sunset.

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04/18/2018 12:52 PM
Coral Reef Insurance May Be a Sea Change for Conservation


A groundbreaking new insurance policy is being taken out on coral reefs near the beaches in the Cancún area — not to protect boats or divers but the reefs themselves. Through parametric insurance, a new...

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