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  • Winner of Illinois short film contest announced Oct 15, 2014 6:12 AM
    The Illinois Film Office has announced the winner of the state’s seventh annual short film contest. It’s a film called “Parietal Guidance.” It’s written and directed by Lonnie Edwards. It stars his daughter, Alinah Edwards.

  • Quinn encourages Illinois residents to get flu shots Oct 15, 2014 6:29 AM
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn got an annual flu shot in part to help remind residents around the state about the importance of an annual vaccination.

  • What are the top 5 cities in America for trick-or-treating? Oct 15, 2014 10:28 AM
    Real estate website Zillow.com has released its annual list of the best cities in America for trick-or-treating, and Chicago comes in at No. 3. The rankings are based on getting the most amount of candy with the least amount of walking and safety risk.

  • Mike North video: Blackhawks will win the Cup Oct 15, 2014 11:10 AM
    Mike North enjoys the Blackhawks’ wins now but knows what really counts is the end of the year. North believes they will get past the Kings and win the Stanley Cup.

  • 50 shots on goal, yet Hawks still lose 2-1 Oct 15, 2014 10:15 PM
    Jonas Hiller made 49 saves and Mikael Backlund scored at 4:35 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Dennis Wideman also scored for the Flames, who were coming off a 3-2 win at Nashville on Tuesday. The Blackhawks controlled the action for much of the night, enjoying a whopping 50-18 advantage in shots on goal. But Hiller was outstanding and Backlund used a wrist shot to beat Corey Crawford on the goaltender's glove side for his first goal of the season.

  • Transit app to debut in February for Metra, CTA and Pace riders Oct 15, 2014 1:28 PM
    In February, Metra expects to start testing a smartphone app that lets riders purchase tickets on trains and display them to conductors. The feature could also be used to add value to Ventra cards for CTA and Pace commuters.

  • Screenings for Ebola to start at O'Hare today Oct 16, 2014 9:07 AM
    Fever screenings are set to begin at O'Hare International Airport today, ABC 7 reported. Dr. Julie Morita, chief medical officer of Chicago's Department of Public Health, emphasized that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the Chicago area. Morita said O'Hare will implement procedures Thursday to screen all arriving passengers originating from West Africa for fever.

  • KUKEC: $10,000 for a TV? LG says its OLED is worth it Oct 16, 2014 3:52 PM
    Kukec's eBuzz column features the new HYPERLINK "http://lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64643"Ultra HD OLED 4K 65-inch TV from LG Electronics USA Inc., which has operations in Lincolnshire. The company recently launched this new TV that costs about $10,000. It will be available for consumers for about $10,000 in early November. Another 77-inch version, costing roughly $25,000, will be available early next year.

  • Young, Paea applying the pressure for Bears Oct 15, 2014 9:14 PM
    The Bears expected a big improvement on the defensive line after spending a little over $75 million on free-agent defensive ends in the off-season. But some of the biggest contributions on the defensive line have come from two players who came in under the radar.

  • Project to stabilize section of Chicago lakeshore Oct 14, 2014 8:44 AM
    Officials in Chicago held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a $31.5 million project to stabilize the shoreline and ease congestion at the Fullerton Avenue Beach on Lake Michigan. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says the project will create nearly six acres of new park district land.

  • 4 key reasons why the Bears look better Oct 15, 2014 9:10 AM
    Aside from winning for the third time in four road games on Sunday, the Bears had several other significant takeaways from their 27-13 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Bulldogs winners without Gurley Oct 14, 2014 5:18 AM
    The Georgia Bulldogs managed to pull off a very convincing win over Missouri on Saturday, and Mike North believes the team was making a powerful statement to Todd Gurley, their suspended running back.

  • Megabus bound for Chicago crashes, 18 hurt Oct 14, 2014 5:41 PM
    A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis on Tuesday after striking a crashed car, leaving 18 people with mostly minor injuries, police said. The bus, operated by Megabus, was traveling from Atlanta to Chicago, said Sean Hughes, spokesman for the line's parent company, Coach USA North America.

  • Plans, players taking shape for SoxFest 2015 Oct 14, 2014 2:11 PM
    The Chicago White Sox have announced an initial list of current players scheduled to take part in SoxFest 2015, which will take place Jan. 23-25 at the Hilton Chicago.

  • CME group to eliminate 5% of workers to reduce cost Oct 14, 2014 9:44 AM
    Chicago-based CME Group Inc., the world’s largest futures exchange, said it will cut about 150 employees, or 5 percent of its global workforce, to reduce costs. “These staffing changes and other expense control measures we have taken internally will result in decreased costs and reduced management layers, and will help ensure the company’s long-term continued growth,” Executive Chairman Terrence Duffy said in a statement today.

  • Weekend picks: Fortune Feimster comes to Rosemont, Chicago Oct 17, 2014 10:38 AM
    Catch comedian Fortune Feimster (“Last Comic Standing,” “Chelsea Lately”) performing her standup routine at Zanies in Rosemont and Chicago this weekend. The Lego Store celebrates its first anniversary at Gurnee Mills with a Creation Nation Master Build, where all are invited to build a map of the United States using Legos. Waukegan native Amanda Majeski performs in the Metropolitan Opera's simulcast of "The Marriage of Figaro" at participating theaters Saturday.

  • Mike North video: Bears answer the bell with road victory Oct 13, 2014 10:37 AM
    The Bears won convincingly against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, as Jay Cutler led the offense and the defense made some big plays, making Mike North believe in their chances.

  • Butler leads Bulls to 110-90 win over Nuggets Oct 13, 2014 10:28 PM
    Jimmy Butler scored 21 points while rookie Doug McDermott added 16 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 110-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets in an exhibition game on Monday night. The Bulls led 83-75 after three quarters, and the Nuggets never got closer than eight in the fourth.

  • Teachers union leader Karen Lewis decides against Chicago mayoral bid Oct 14, 2014 11:16 AM
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, seen as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's most high-profile re-election challenger, won't run in 2015, a spokeswoman announced Monday.

  • Sutton not slowing down, adds more suburban distribution centers Oct 13, 2014 7:59 AM
    KukecPeople features Seattle Sutton, now 82 and has no plans to slow down. She talks about the expansion of the company with distribution centers around the suburbs and how it all started.

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