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    Black Friday shopping traditions go on with fewer crowds

    The LaDue family from Naperville from left, Paul, Sarah, Susan and Alexandra, take a breather from Black Friday shopping at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

    Nov 28, 2014 6:37 PM

    It wasn't just Victoria's Secret and Gap on shoppers' lists. Consumers also charged the gates to pick up tools, kitchenware and, of course, toys from Disney's "Frozen." But store openings on Thanksgiving are taking some of the wind out of Black Friday. “I was in and out. I’m shocked. It’s Black Friday and there’s nobody here,” a Sleepy Hollow resident said.


    5 weekend ideas to usher in the holidays

    You never know which Christmas creatures will turn up at the Village of Fox Lake and Korpan’s Landing 58th Annual Holiday Parade.

    Nov 28, 2014 2:13 PM

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the suburbs. And this weekend offers the chance to kick off the season with local parades, a lights festival and a couple of holiday theater classics.


    Michael Brown’s legacy continues to evolve

    Nikki Jones of Spanish Lake, Missouri, holds a button in support of Michael Brown while visiting the community in the apartment development near where he was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo. By almost all accounts, Brown was engaged in some sort of physical struggle with Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson just moments before he was fatally shot. That confrontation, perhaps more than anything, may help explain why grand jurors ultimately decided not to indict Wilson for killing Brown.

    Nov 28, 2014 11:21 AM

    For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers. Brown was a gentle giant, in one version. A defiant troublemaker, in another. Yet as more details of the 18-year-old’s life and death emerge, his legacy in the eyes of many is more nuanced, reflecting the ups and downs and challenges faced by many young Americans.


    Video gambling at a horse barn? Machines’ reach questioned

    Michael Vena, owner of Arabian Knights Farms and Training Center, shows off the farm’s gambling room in Willowbrook.

    Nov 28, 2014 5:54 PM

    Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined — floral shops, laundromats, liquor stores and gas stations. They’re also now the main attraction at dozens of storefront bistros and cafes geared toward women. Video gambling has become big business for the state, but it’s also raised some second thoughts in the process.


    Paxson: Shutting down Rose not an option

    Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose falls after being tripped while driving against the Boston Celtics in the first half of a basketball game in Boston, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Nov 28, 2014 4:30 PM

    Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson took on several Derrick Rose topics during an appearance on WSCR Radio Friday. Paxson said shutting down Rose for a few weeks is not being considered.


    Six apartments uninhabitable after blaze in Schaumburg

    A view from the rear of the building that partially burned Friday morning.

    Nov 28, 2014 2:10 PM

    Six apartments have been declared uninhabitable, and two people had to be rescued by ladder from the second floor, after a morning fire in the Savannah Trace complex in Schaumburg.

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