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White Sox Announce Opening Day Starter

White Sox Announce Opening Day Starter

With Chris Sale gone from the South Side, the Chicago White Sox needed a new pitcher to take the ball on Opening Day, and on Friday Rick Renteria made his selection for the important job. The White Sox announced that Jose Quintana will make the team’s Opening Day start when they welcome the Detroit Tigers to Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday, Apr.

Families Protest Eviction From East Chicago Homes

Families Protest Eviction From East Chicago Homes

More than 200 families have already left their homes in East Chicago, forced out after the Environmental Protection Agency discovered dangerously high levels of lead and arsenic in the soil.  But for some of the 67 families still living in the area, leaving isn’t an option.  Despite their efforts to stay, several families say they’re being threatened with forced eviction if they don’t leave by the end of the month.  “We’re here to deliver a message to this city. We’re here to deliver a message to this state,” said Sheila Garland with National Nurses United, who joined others outside East Chicago’s Administration Building to protest the potential eviction.

Family’s Home Burglarized While They Slept, Van Stolen: Cops

Family’s Home Burglarized While They Slept, Van Stolen: Cops

Someone entered the home of a sleeping family in north suburban Wilmette stealing electronics and the family’s minivan—and the crime might be connected to auto burglaries nearby, police said Friday. Police said they responded to a home on the 400 block of Sandy Lane after a family said someone came into their home overnight while they slept and made off with a television, computer monitors and various pieces of small electronic equipment in addition to their 2011 Honda Odyssey.

Boy Shot on Chicago’s Southwest Side, School Lockdown Lifted

Boy Shot on Chicago’s Southwest Side, School Lockdown Lifted

A teenage boy was shot Friday afternoon on the city’s Southwest Side prompting a nearby school to go on lockdown, authorities said. The boy was shot in the 6700 block of South Mozart Street about 2:51 p.m.

Suburban Elementary School Catches Cubs Fever

Suburban Elementary School Catches Cubs Fever

unable to retrieve full-text content Cubs fever is so strong at one elementary school in Wheeling the kids there have created an original musical to celebrate their love of the team. 

Selfie of Pistol-Toting Toddler Prompts Concern

Selfie of Pistol-Toting Toddler Prompts Concern

A photo being circulated of a man holding a little girl gripping what appears to be a handgun—with her finger on the trigger—has a local activist and police searching for answers. Chicago activist Andrew Holmes said Thursday someone reached out to him about the questionable selfie after they saw it on Facebook.

Bears Announce Signing of Veteran QB Mark Sanchez

Bears Announce Signing of Veteran QB Mark Sanchez

Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the Dallas Cowboys attends the 2017 Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual between the USC Trojans and the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Rose Bowl on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. The Chicago Bears have signed veteran quarterback Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.

Family Fights ‘Sex Toy’ Suspension

Family Fights ‘Sex Toy’ Suspension

A Racine, Wisconsin school is disputing a story that they suspended a student for selling sex toys, instead stating the students sexualized the water snake toys. The girl’s father, Milt Habeck, is demanding an apology.

2-Car Crash Causes Backups in Bedford Park

2-Car Crash Causes Backups in Bedford Park

A two-vehicle crash in south suburban Bedford Park caused traffic backups on south Cicero Avenue as police and emergency personnel responded to the scene. The cars crashed near the intersection of Cicero Avenue, 73rd Street and State Road about 3 p.m.

Taylor Kinney Opens Up About Break-Up With Lady Gaga

Taylor Kinney Opens Up About Break-Up With Lady Gaga

“Chicago Fire” star Taylor Kinney has stayed quiet about his break-up with ex-fiancee Lady Gaga, but in a recent interview he revealed his character’s current love life may be more exciting than his real one.  Kinney opened up about life after his ended engagement with Gaga, who he had dated for five years.  He told Entertainment Online at NBC’s Summer Press day that his dating life is now lived “through Chicago Fire.”  “I live vicariously through my character,” he said. Kinney proposed to Gaga in February 2015 and the engagement ended in July 2016.

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