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WPTV Local News
A kid-friendly guide to the Windy City
The Windy City has plenty of kid-friendly attractions to keep even the pickiest of children - and adults - pleased during your vacation.
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3 dead, 22 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago
Three people were killed and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
10 hrs ago
Chicago Democrats a protected species
Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades - as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church.
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Where to buy children's clothes in Chicago
How much do you like to spend on clothes for your grandkids? Heaven knows, you can go from eight bucks for a cute summer dress for a 7-year-old to $100 for a stylish sweater with the kid's name on it - and on up to the stratosphere.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Tornado watch for northern Illinois, including Chicago
The National Weather Service declared a tornado watch for all of northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, until 1 a.m., as strong thunderstorms rolled into the far west suburbs.
Richton Park man held on $1 million in South Chicago shooting
A Richton Park man was ordered held on $1 million and accused of shooting at a vehicle in the Avalon Park neighborhood, injuring a man.
Woodstock Folk Festival - and Other Great Stuff
Andrew Calhoun receives a lifetime achievement award at the Woodstock Folk Festival.
Riff Raff and Chicago Sounds @ Millennium Park, 7/7
Downtown Sound Mondays are among my favorite Chicago summer music events. Each week brings about a new crop of bands, singer-songwriters, electronic artists, and more for complimentary enjoyment in spacious Millennium Park.
CPS has libraries without librarians
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett haven't found a way to hire school librarians.
Reader's Agenda Sat 7/12: Great Bull Run, Tour de Fat, and Willie Nelson
If running with the bulls in Spain is on your bucket list, then you're in luck. Today the bulls are coming to you for the Great Bull Run at the Hawthorne Race Course.
Chicago Shakespeare Producers' Guild Hosts SEUSSAPALOOZA Today
Chicago Shakespeare Theater 's Producers' Guild announced today CST's inaugural Family Gala, Seussapalooza today, July 12, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Theater's home on Navy Pier.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 11-13
Presented by the Old Town School of Folk Music and the Lincoln Square Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, the three-day festival will feature music, dance parties, participatory jams and plenty of family fun activities.
How to celebrate Chicago Independent Bookstore Day
In case you haven't heard, Saturday is the first Chicago Independent Bookstore Day .
Redmoon Theater rolling in dough to produce its Great Chicago Fire Festival
A rendering of what part of the Great Chicago Fire Festival spectacle could look like when it happens on the Chicago River in October.
Blood on the Fourth of July
Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Chicago, 82 people were shot in an 84-hour window , according to the Chicago Tribune .
Oak Park police arrest Chicago woman for vehicle burglaries
Wendy Thompson, 42, of Chicago, was arrested by Oak Park police on July 6 and charged with two counts of felony burglary, three counts of felony theft and one count of misdemeanor theft.
The Washington Post
In Chicago, the Pilsen neighborhood reflects Mexican flavors
Outside Thalia Hall, the most happening new spot in Chicago's emerging Pilsen neighborhood, I do a double take.
IL-Gov: Rauner's (R) Firm Busted In Yet Another Pay-To-Play Scandal
Crain's Chicago Business reports that a company once partially owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner started making campaign contributions to Illinois Democrats just after it won a multimillion-dollar Cook County contract.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Los Angeles Times
China mogul and Hollywood investor reaches for the sky in Chicago
Wang Jianlin, chairman of Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, which acquired AMC Entertainment Holdings for $2.6 billion, inside his Beijing office.