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February May Be Cold, But It's Also Beautiful In This Video

Someone should just name Colin Hinkle Chicago's official remote-controlled aircraft videographer. [ more › ]

Today's Weather: Elected

It will be mild enough for you to head to your polling place today. [ more › ]

Election Day (Finally!)

Election day -- finally.  Always an interesting day for schools since so many buildings serve as voting sites, but all the more so since CTU and some parent and community groups have generated so much opposition to Rahm (along with some self-inflicted wounds). Show More Summary

Three things to to know about election day in Chicago

Tuesday is Chicago's election for mayor, city clerk, treasurer and alderman of 50 wards in the city. If no one candidate in a race-from mayor to alderman-gets more than 50 percent of the vote on Feb. 24, then the top two vote-getters will duke it out in a runoff election held on April 7. Show More Summary

It's so cold the Great Lakes are turning into massive frozen plain

It is so cold this winter that the five Great Lakes are freezing over, joining Niagara Falls in a dramatic ice makeover. Lake Erie is nearly totally frozen and Lake Superior and Lake Huron aren't far behind. Large swaths of Lake Michigan...Show More Summary

Blackhawks come and go, but bobbleheads last forever

If you've arrived early at the United Center for a Blackhawks game or have driven by and wondered why there's a herd of people outside before the gates even open, the answer is almost always bobbleheads. The miniature statues with large...Show More Summary

Rosemont pays Garth Brooks $1 million to open tour at Allstate Arena

Rosemont paid country superstar Garth Brooks more than $1 million to launch his comeback tour last year at Allstate Arena, records show, but officials say the village made twice that much. According to an agreement between the municipality...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Woman Brings A Loaded Gun To Midway

A 58-year-old woman was charged with bringing a loaded gun in her carry-on luggage at Midway Airport Sunday. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Theophilus London Feat. Jesse Boykins III 'Tribe'

Theophilus London is looking to heat up our frigid streets tonight with a duo of shows. [ more › ]

Fair Elections Question Awaits Voters Tuesday

A local advocacy group hopes to start a campaign to reduce the influence of big money in politics at the municipal level. [ more › ]

City to break ground on Loop express bus system in March

After months of delays, the city will break ground next month on an express bus system in the Loop that is expected to reduce bus commute times and improve bus reliability, according to Mayor Emanuel's office. With March only days away...Show More Summary

Sex assault charges tied to '50 Shades of Grey' movie

A University of Illinois at Chicago student leader was charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female student in what Cook County prosecutors said Monday was part of a re-enactment of scenes from the film "50 Shades of Grey."Show More Summary

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts. Show More Summary

Take A Cruise To Canada From Chicago Starting This Summer

Great Lakes Cruise Company is about to launch their latest ship, the Saint Laurent, on a route between Chicago and Montreal set to start this July. [ more › ]

ComEd Uses Your Ratepayer Money For Political, Charitable Contributions

It's only about 15 cents per customer, but transparency is the issue. [ more › ]

Steve Montador offered years ago to donate brain

TORONTO -- Before concussions were a serious topic in hockey, Steve Montador knew all about the consequences of head injuries. Five years ago, while still playing in the NHL, Montador committed to donating his brain to research. Dr.Show More Summary

How My Black Mother Made Me Love Chicago

I stood with Mama safely under an awning as shards of ice slipped from tree branches and shattered onto the sidewalk. We'd been there for ten minutes at my insistence, waiting for the ice to stop threatening our vulnerable heads, but...Show More Summary

The Most Important (and New) Rule of Elevator Etiquette

I have never asked anyone to hold an elevator for me, nor do I think that anyone should ever make such a request. It's rude. I'm standing in the elevator, floor button depressed and alighted, doors sliding shut, ready to launch, when...Show More Summary

The Agency Vince Built: Chicago Entrepeneur and Family's Five Decades in Travel Industry

The formula for a profitable, long-lasting business has yet to be conceived. It doesn't exist. Even the entrepreneur with the most chutzpah and proven track record will invariably reference numerous false starts, bad timing, and personal failures before finding success. Show More Summary

Midday News Links: Elgin Barricade Situation Resolved

Elgin Police said a "barricade situation" Monday morning involving a person making threats was resolved peacefully. [ more › ]

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