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Allstate Arena Heightens Security for The Weeknd Concert

Allstate Arena Heightens Security for The Weeknd Concert

While authorities maintain there is no known threat to Chicago after a deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, on Monday, Allstate Arena announced plans to increase security for a performance by The Weeknd Tuesday night. The pop star is scheduled to perform beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Photos Show Abandoned Disney Water Park 15 Years Later

Photos Show Abandoned Disney Water Park 15 Years Later

Walt Disney World’s first theme park, Disney River Country, closed 25 years after debuting in 1976. It has remained shuttered for more than 15 years and the park’s large pool was filled in with concrete last year.

Chicago’s NASCAR Race Moving Back to July in 2018

Chicago’s NASCAR Race Moving Back to July in 2018

JOLIET, IL – SEPTEMBER 19: Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster Energy Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR XFINITY Series FURIOUS 7 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on September 19, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Getty Images) Chicagoland Speedway announced Tuesday its 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will occur July 1—moving back its longstanding summer date and kicking off NBC’s live race coverage of the season.

6 Coyote Pups Found Dead in Bucket in Northwest Suburb

6 Coyote Pups Found Dead in Bucket in Northwest Suburb

The surviving coyote pup found in Barrington in a bucket with six of its dead siblings. Authorities are investigating after six coyote puppies were found killed and another badly injured in the northwest suburb.

State Moves to Prevent Defibrillators Interfering in Death

State Moves to Prevent Defibrillators Interfering in Death

Illinois health officials have taken steps to improve communication between patients, doctors and hospice caregivers following a suburban woman’s experience witnessing her stepfather being repeatedly jolted by an active implanted defibrillator during his final hours in hospice. Erika Barber of Arlington Heights said her stepfather, William Ruppel, had elected not to have resuscitation as he was dying from cancer in 2009.

Taste of Chicago 2017 Restaurants Announced

Taste of Chicago 2017 Restaurants Announced

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced Tuesday the lineup of 67 restaurants that will participate at the 37th annual Taste of Chicago this July 5–9 in Grant Park. Showcasing Chicago’s diverse culinary scene, this year’s list of five-day vendors, pop-up restaurants and food trucks will offer Taste-goers an endless variety of dining options to suit every palate, the city says.

Students Become ‘Collateral Damage’ in State Budget Batttle

Students Become ‘Collateral Damage’ in State Budget Batttle

“It’s time for the budget impasse to end,” said Elaine Maimon, president of Governor’s State University, as she sat in her office with the clock ticking down both on graduation and the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly. Facing a May 31st deadline there is no budget deal for the coming fiscal year and serious questions remain for the financial stability of the state’s public university system.

Triple Shooting Leaves 2 Dead in Woodridge

Triple Shooting Leaves 2 Dead in Woodridge

WATCH LIVE Today Trisha Yearwood; Tim Tebow; summer movie preview; Today Food with Roger Mooking. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Three people were shot, two of them fatally, during what police are investigating as a “domestic situation” in southwest suburban Woodridge.

Ricky Gervais Donates $20K to Chicago Charities

Ricky Gervais Donates $20K to Chicago Charities

WATCH LIVE Today Trisha Yearwood; Tim Tebow; summer movie preview; Today Food with Roger Mooking. Gervais is scheduled to perform at the Chicago Theatre Wednesday and Thursday as part of his “Humanity” tour NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Ricky Gervais announced Monday he will donate $10,000 to two Chicago organizations as a thank you to fans in the city.

David Ross Flies the W in ‘DWTS’ Finale

David Ross Flies the W in ‘DWTS’ Finale

David Ross finally earned his home run on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. The retired Cubs catcher spun his way to a perfect score with partner Lindsay Arnold in the finale of the hit dance competition.

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