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Today's Weather: Four Stars

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Happy Fourth of July, Chicago! Today's beautiful forecast is another reason to celebrate the long holiday weekend. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: A North Side Priest Is Protesting Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. Patrick Henry Reardon, a North Side-based priest, is refusing to sign civil marriage licenses in protest of same-sex marriage. [ more › ]

Holy Cow! Hot Doug's Sausages Now Sold At Wrigley Field

In the words of Harry Caray, "Holy Cow!" The Cubs just announced one of the best acquisitions for their team in recent roster history. [ more › ]

Around Town: Parks and Recreation

  Around Town is having fun in the city's parks to kick off this holiday weekend. [ more › ]

You Can Now Buy A Castle (Or Two) Of Your Own

   If your summer dreams include kicking back in your own private castle, that goal could now be in reach without ever leaving the Chicagoland area. [ more › ]

Fourth Of July Food Happenings

We've spotted some great options on social media if you have the day off and are looking for somewhere to have lunch, dinner or you're in the market for weekend grilling goods. [ more › ]

Four Men Accused Of Illegally Renting Out Foreclosed Homes

Could you be renting your apartment from a "squatting" landlord? [ more › ]

Great Chicago Fire Festival Moves To Northerly Island

The great Chicago fest flub that was the Great Chicago Fire Fest is being moved to Northerly Island this fall. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Three Day Weekend Weather

We'll warm up and have sunny skies to enjoy over the long holiday weekend. [ more › ]

Poll: Duckworth Leads Kirk by 16 Points

If U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) emerges as the 2016 Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, incumbent Republican Mark Kirk faces an enormous challenge holding onto his seat, a new poll suggests. A June 23 survey of 598...Show More Summary

Gov. Rauner to Lawmakers: Pass a Budget, or No Pay Raise

The last time an Illinois governor interfered with pay for members of the General Assembly, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued and won. That was in the summer of 2013, when then-Gov. Pat Quinn suspended all pay for lawmakers until they delivered him a pension reform bill to sign. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Teachers Picket In Opposition To Deep CPS Cuts

Teachers from the Chicago Teachers Union picketed in front of City Hall Thursday in opposition of the deep budget cuts and layoffs projected by CPS. [ more › ]

Video: Check Out A Former Alderman And Aspiring Comedian's New Rap Video

Like many an aspiring, Chicago-based comedian, former West Side alderman and state senator Rickey "Hollywood" Hendon started with a YouTube channel. [ more › ]

Illinois-Based Serta Dumps Donald Trump

Hoffman Estates-based Serta has decided to end its business relationship with the very serious presidential candidate and celebrity racist Donald Trump. [ more › ]

Los Angeles Rocker Queen Kwong Play Subterranean Friday

As fresh-faced and freckled as Queen Kwong's frontwoman may appear, she is hewn from true rock. [ more › ]

As 4th Of July Weekend Gets Underway, Police Prep For DUI Patrol

In preparation for the frenzy of holiday weekend activity, authorities are planning several special patrols to catch people driving under the influence and other traffic violations in high-tourist neighborhoods. [ more › ]

The 7 Best Outdoor Getaways From Chicago

As much as we love our bright lights and big city, all Chicagoans need a little fresh air. We share some of our favorite outdoor getaways if you're looking to enjoy nature not too far from home. [ more › ]

Around Town: Animal City

  We look at the animals that inhabit our city in today's Around Town gallery. [ more › ]

Video Cuteness: Watch Week-Old Red Panda Cubs At Lincoln Park Zoo

Because it wouldn't be a holiday weekend without another excuse to visit the Lincoln Park Zoo, enjoy a video of two week-old Red Panda cubs—the first to be born at the zoo. [ more › ]

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