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Today's Weather: Spring Showers

Keep your umbrellas nearby, a warm and humid day will lead to more showers and thunderstorms later tonight. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Investigation Finds Justus Howell's Fatal Shooting 'Justified'

The fatal shooting of Justus Howell on April 4 was "justified," according to a state's attorney investigation, and the officer involved will not face charges. [ more › ]

Activists Protest Budget Cut Proposals with 'Raunerville' Campground

Hundreds of activists marched through the Loop yesterday to send Governor Bruce Rauner a message: Find revenue options instead of making budget cuts. [ more › ]

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams To Re-Open Memorial Day Weekend

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, the Columbus, Ohio ice cream makers with two dozen shops around the country, will reopen for Memorial Day Weekend following a recent listeria scare. [ more › ]

Restaurant Dispatch: Pub Royale Is Open

One of the most exciting restaurant openings this year opens its doors tonight. [ more › ]

Meet The Chicago College Class Clowns

They're loud, vulgar and boozy but the Chicago College Class Clowns are making a name for themselves in the city's standup comedy scene. [ more › ]

Teen At Center Of 2012 City Sticker Debacle Accused Of Carjacking

The 15 year-old artist the city publicly humiliated in 2011 over its city sticker design competition has been charged with felony car-hijacking, according to authorities. [ more › ]

Chicago Is Sixth On Walk Score List Of 'Bikeable' Cities

The neighborhood data website Walk Score has ranked Chicago sixth on a new list of the country's most bike-friendly cities. [ more › ]

Wicker Park, Taco Bell And Alcohol—Together At Last

A Taco Bell is finally coming to Wicker Park. And according to reports, the establishment is applying for a liquor license. [ more › ]

Facing Park District Plans To Close Humboldt Park Beach Permanently, Riot Fest Pledges $30K

The Park District is not opening Humboldt Park Beach this spring and officials say they don't want to open it this year at all, but Riot Fest organizers have pledged $30,000 to save it. [ more › ]

5 Reasons Why You Should Head To CH Distillery After Work Today

It's Thirsty Thursday. You deserve a delicious cocktail and some pork belly gnocchi. [ more › ]

Oak Lawn Student Accused Of Blackmailing Girlfriend For Nude Snapchats

An Oak Lawn student has been accused of blackmailing his girlfriend into sending him nude photos via the app Snapchat and distributing them to other students. [ more › ]

Illinois State Police Receive FAA Approval To Fly Drones

The FAA has granted approval to the Illinois State Police to use drones during operations for at least the next two years. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Increasing Cloudiness

We'll have increasing cloudiness today before storms move in to finish off the work week. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Dog Rescued After Being Trapped Under SUV On Expressway

A small dog got trapped under an SUV on the Kennedy Expressway, but survived and was reunited with its owner. [ more › ]

Video: Eddie Vedder Continues 7th Inning Stretch "Tradition" At Wrigley

Longtime Chicago Cubs fan and lead singer of Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder, was back at the Friendly Confines to continue an informal tradition the musician and baseball fan likes to indulge in almost annually. [ more › ]

The 16 Best Old Man Bars In Chicago

There is something charming and inviting about the dimly lit, wood paneled confines of those dives known as "old man bars." Today we share some of our favorites in the city. [ more › ]

White Sox 'Mullet Parade' Just Happens To Coincide With NW Indiana Day

The White Sox are hosting a discount night for residents of Northwest Indiana...that just so happens to be on the same night as a mullet parade. Coincidence? [ more › ]

Bold Tow Truck Driver Accused Of Towing Legally-Parked Car

Last month a hungry Portillo's customer staged a one-man protest against predatory towing practices, and today DNA Info brings to light the story of another man's experience with an out of control towing company. [ more › ]

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