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  • Blackhawks open the preseason at Columbus as work to get back to the playoffs continues
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    COLUMBUS – For the record, the games have begun. They don’t count in the standings, and won’t always feature some of the players will see major playing time starting in October, but the Blackhawks are back on the ice. For the first time since their season finale in Winnipeg on April... Read more »
  • Cubs offense stays hot in Arizona in a 9-1 win over the Diamondbacks
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    PHOENIX – Receiving bad news on the injury front is nothing new for the Cubs in 2018 – especially when it comes to pitchers. More of that arrived on Tuesday, a few hours before the second of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Closer Brandon Morrow, who apperared... Read more »
  • Toddler was found alone at restaurant two months before her murder
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    ANDERSON, Ind. -- A 23-month-old Indiana girl allegedly killed by her mother's boyfriend was found wandering alone at an Indiana hotel restaurant two months before her death, according to WXIN. Paisley Hudson's mom was living with her kids and boyfriend at the Red Roof Inn in Anderson. One night in May,... Read more »
  • Muslim leaders calling for hate crime investigation after vandalism found on suburban home
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    HOMER GLEN, Ill. — Local Muslim leaders are asking suburban police to investigate a case of vandalism as a hate crime. The home of an elderly couple was targeted Monday in southwest suburban Homer Glen. Suspects spray-painted an obscene, anti-Muslim message and crosses on the sidewalk. They smeared black paint over the car’s... Read more »
  • Chicago-area volunteers help in wake of Hurricane Florence
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    Cleanup continues in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence and several Chicago-area volunteers are helping. 35 local Red Cross volunteers are trying to make life easier for those affected by the hurricane. “They're doing everything from sheltering, feeding, planning,” Holly Baker of the Red Cross-Chicago said. “It takes a lot of people to... Read more »

Features

  • When critters invade suburban homes, this couple returns them to the wild
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    It's the time of year when wild animals seek out warmer homes for the winter, even if it means sneaking their way into the attics and crawl spaces of their suburban neighbors. Whenever critters get inside, Brad and Katy Lundsteen answer the call to capture them, making a booming business chasing down... Read more »
  • ‘She made me feel like a real person’: Teacher brings school to kids stuck in the hospital
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    CHICAGO — School can easily fall to the wayside when kids with chronic ailments spend days and sometimes weeks in the hospital, but for the last 20 years, one special teacher refused to let young patients miss out on their education. For many Lurie Children's Hospital patients, their hospital room was often their... Read more »
  • Chicago’s only all-vintage monthly market brings unique finds to Uptown
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    CHICAGO — You never know what you'll find when you check out the Vintage Chicago Flea Market, but that's also why it's fun to go there. At Chicago's only all-vintage monthly market, more than 100 vendors crowd into a parking garage at Broadway and Argyle to buy and sell all things nostalgic. Whatever... Read more »
  • Paintball championship returns to Oak Forest this weekend
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    OAK FOREST, Ill. — Oak Forest is about to get a little messy this weekend as the Midwest Paintball Championship descends on Gaelic Park. Thousands of professional and divisional players packed into netted arenas Friday in hopes of leaving the competition paint-splattered and undefeated. "It’s 100-percent tunnel focus," Joseph Barrett said. "If... Read more »
  • Vets find moments of peace with butterflies
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    This is the time of year monarch butterflies begin their annual migration from Illinois to Mexico. On Wednesday, a dozen of those monarchs were brought into Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital to interact with a group of older veterans. While it sounds like an odd pairing, Cindy Hennessy, of “Making Memories with... Read more »

 

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