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Morning Box Score: Royals Lord Over White Sox

The White Sox were unable to play spoiler on Thursday, falling to the Kansas City Royals 6-3. [ more › ]

All Flights Grounded At O'Hare, Midway After Fire At FAA Facility

Flights both to and from O'Hare and Midway have been grounded after a fire at an FAA radar center in Aurora early this morning. [ more › ]

O'Hare, Midway groundstop delays flights across the U.S.

All flights in and out of O'Hare and Midway Airports were halted this morning after a fire broke out at a radar facility in Aurora and a man with self-inflicted wounds was found in the basement, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration...Show More Summary

Today's Weather: Another Beautiful Chicago Day

Good morning and welcome to another beautiful day outside here in Chicago! [ more › ]

Step into that Purple Haze with 'Jimi'

(out of four)Alluring and elusive, "Jimi: All is By My Side" refuses to spell everything out. It's not a musical biopic that tracks an artist's career from beginning to end and asks the actor (in this case, Outkast's Andre Benjamin) to play ages 16 to 60. Show More Summary

Sexual assault claims: naming names?

When it comes to sexual assault allegations, is it ever a good idea to name names? That question arose this week when a group claiming to be current and former University of Chicago students created and then deleted an anonymous Tumblr...Show More Summary

CTA to replace train-damaged O'Hare escalator next year

Arriving next year at the CTA O'Hare stop: a new escalator. The CTA plans to replace the escalator damaged in March when a Blue Line train derailed and crashed into the platform. Thirty-two people were injured in the accident, and the...Show More Summary

Final Fest planner: Sept. 26-28

The last weekend of September is as bittersweet as a strong latte sipped while crunching leaves under your boots and adjusting your scarf. OK, we're not quite that far into fall territory yet, but this is the last week of 2014 for RedEye's fest section. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Firefighters Battle Three-Alarm Blaze On West Side

Firefighters were busy battling a three-alarm blaze near the Eisenhower Expressway this afternoon. The fire damaged two businesses and one residential building. [ more › ]

Music Video Of The Day: Yelle 'Complètement Fou'

One of our favorite French pop stars, Yelle, is set to release her new album next week, Complètement Fou (when translated it basically means "stark, raving mad"). [ more › ]

Taste Talks Food Festival Arrives In Chicago Next Week

If you didn't get tickets for Chicago Gourmet, fret not because another food festival, Taste Talks, comes to town the following weekend from Oct 3 to Oct 5. [ more › ]

'Monkey Beach' Grapples With Issues Of Spirituality, Oppression And Growing Up

We revisit the seminal 'Monkey Beach' to celebrate it's digital reissue. [ more › ]

Thursday Afternoon Diversion: Lost And Found

What if there was a simple (and adorable) solution to quickly return your lost items to you? [ more › ]

Chicagoans Have Two Chances To See Nas's 'Time Is Illmatic' Next Month

Nas's 'Time Is Illmatic' documentary is coming to theaters across the country for one night only, but in the Chicago area we have two chances to catch the movie. [ more › ]

Extra Extra: Cardinal George Being Treated For Infection At Home

Cardinal George, who is currently in treatment for cancer, has a cellulitis infection in his right foot. [ more › ]

Trial Underway in 'Legal Thriller' Case Against Bruce Rauner's GTCR

The long-awaited trial involving Bruce Rauner's private equity firm's alleged "bust-out" of its nursing home company began Monday, September 22 before Judge Michael G. Williamson in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa, Florida. This is the...Show More Summary

Demonstrators Arrested In Sit-In At City Hall To Save Dyett High School

The protesters staged their sit in - beginning in the late afternoon - to demand Emanuel take their demands surrounding the looming closure of Dyett High school seriously. [ more › ]

Midday News Links: Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million To After School Matters

Chicago Bulls player Derrick Rose has donated $1 million to After School Matters, a program that provides apprenticeships for Chicago students in not only sports but science, technology and the arts. [ more › ]

Your Weekend Road Trip: The Pygmalion Music Festival

In its 10th year, the annual Champaign-Urbana music festival has now expanded to feature literature and an arts and vintage marketplace [ more › ]

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