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Blog Post Archive

Black Bear On The Loose in Northern Indiana Eats 'Thousands' Of Bees

A black bear has been making himself at home in a Northern Indiana, nomming on honey and bees as he goes. [ more › ]

Weekend Heat Leads To Summer's First Heat Death In Chicago

Last weekend's rise in temperatures caused the first heat-related death of the year in Chicago, claiming the life of a South Austin woman. [ more › ]

[UPDATED] New Video Of Sandra Bland Arrest Was Not Edited, Authorities Say

New details have emerged in the hanging death of an Illinois civil rights activist in a Texas jailhouse, including a disturbing video of the traffic stop that led to the woman's arrest. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Hot July

The morning is off to a warm start already, and the high temperature is likely to hit about 82 degrees by the afternoon and could feel like 87. [ more › ]

New Video Of Sandra Bland Arrest And Details of Hanging Death Released

New details have emerged in the hanging death of an Illinois civil rights activist in a Texas jailhouse, including a disturbing video of the traffic stop that led to the woman's arrest. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: More Illinois Kids Live In Poverty Now Than Pre-Recession

A new report show more Illinois children are living at or below the poverty line than before the recession. [ more › ]

Suburban Snow Removal Czar Literally Phones It In From Florida

As the rest of Chicago suffered through an endless snowstorm this past winter, one man handsomely paid to coordinate snow removal in Oswego opted to do it from the relative comforts of sunny Florida. [ more › ]

Metra's New Universal App Is Great—If You Have A Smartphone

Metra's universal ticketing app will be a great way for riders to switch seamlessly between buying tickets on CTA, Pace or Metra—but only if they have a smartphone. That could leave some populations, namely the poor and elderly, out in the cold. [ more › ]

Blago’s Legal Team Weasels Him Out Of Some Convictions On Appeal

An appeals court just overturned several of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's convictions. [ more › ]

Start Your Weekend Off With A Jolt At CoffeeCon

Whether you are already a coffee aficionado or you've just graduated from drip to the world of great coffee, CoffeeCon has something to offer you. [ more › ]

Around Town: In The Pink

  Today's Around Town is seeing pink. [ more › ]

School Bus Plays Hooky, Crashes Into South Side Apartments

An empty school bus crashed into an Englewood apartment building Monday afternoon and was found abandoned by authorities. [ more › ]

Illinois Is Handing Out Video Gambling Licenses For Bars To Shady Criminals

Since Illinois legalized video gaming in bars, the Illinois Gaming Board has approved licenses for individuals with criminal pasts, in sharp contrast to its stated mission. [ more › ]

Riot Fest Releases Daily Line-Ups For Chicago

We're still waiting on set-times, but at least now we know who's playing on which day. [ more › ]

City Fired Investigator Who Found Police At Fault In Shootings, Records Show

The city has fired an independent police investigator who found that several police officers' shootings of civilians were unjustified. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Under The Sun

Pack your sunglasses and prepare for a bright, sunny day—one of the first we've had all week without the threat of rain. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Taylor Swift Show Sets Soldier Field Record

The turnout to Taylor Swift's shows at Soldier Field this weekend set a new record for the venue for a female performer, with 55,431 tickets sold for Sunday's show and 54,445 for Saturday's [ more › ]

The Appleseed Cast To Perform 'Mare Vitalis' At Subterranean For 15th Anniversary

The Appleseed Cast is in a celebratory mood as they tour around the country for the 15th anniversary of their seminal album 'Mare Vitalis' tomorrow night at Subterranean. [ more › ]

Where Will You Decide To Celebrate Your First Illinois Happy Hour?

It's been 26 years since the last legal Happy Hour in Illinois. Here's some new specials on the menu courtesy of the law change legalizing happy hour again. [ more › ]

Man Charged After Deadly Lower Wacker Drag Race Accident

After months of attempts to crack down on illegal street racing on Lower Wacker Drive, the dangerous practice has taken a life. [ more › ]

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