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Illinois to Face DePaul for First Time in 60 Years: Reports

Illinois to Face DePaul for First Time in 60 Years: Reports

Jalen Coleman-Lands (left) and Levi Cook will square off when Illinois and DePaul battle on the court for the first time in 60 years. For the first time in 60 years, two of the most storied basketball programs in the state of Illinois will go head-to-head on the court in the 2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games, according to reports.

Man Found Dead at Old Orchard Mall: Skokie Police

Man Found Dead at Old Orchard Mall: Skokie Police

A man was found dead at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in north suburban Skokie on Saturday, according to police.  Around 1:33 p.m., a mall employee called 911 to report an “unresponsive male,” Skokie Police Department spokesman Eric Swaback said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.  The man “was found bleeding from his head on the ground in one of the parking structure stairwells,” Swaback said. Emergency personnel from the Skokie Police and Fire Departments responded to the mall, located in the 4900 block of Old Orchard Road.

Cubs, Brewers Square Off in Epic Rain Delay Dance-Off

Cubs, Brewers Square Off in Epic Rain Delay Dance-Off

WATCH LIVE NHL Hockey The series shifts back to Anaheim for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers were left killing time on Friday afternoon during a lengthy rain delay at Wrigley Field, but the team’s bullpens managed to find a way to make the delay a fun one.  In a video released by the Cubs, the two bullpens squared off in an epic dance-off at the Friendly Confines, with the worm and all sorts of other dance moves getting busted out by the respective pitching staffs:  It’s unclear which side came out on top, but there’s no doubt that Carl Edwards Jr.

Tornado Warnings Issued for Northwest Indiana Counties

Tornado Warnings Issued for Northwest Indiana Counties

The National Weather Service issued Tornado Warnings for several northwest Indiana counties on Saturday, but the warnings in Newton and Jasper Counties have been allowed to expire.  Central Newton County was under a Tornado Warning until 6:30 p.m., the NWS said, after weather spotters confirmed a funnel cloud and a possible touchdown over Beaver City around 6:10 p.m., according to the NWS.  That warning expired when the storm diminished in intensity, according to the NWS.  The NWS also issued a Tornado Warning for northeastern Benton County and south central Jasper County, which remained in effect through 6:45 p.m. Radar detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado over Barce, moving northeast at around 20 mph, according to the NWS.  The warning for Jasper County was cancelled at 6:35 p.m.

Family Speaks Out After Elderly Woman Brutally Beaten

Family Speaks Out After Elderly Woman Brutally Beaten

The daughter of an elderly woman beaten inside her Chicago home is speaking out, sharing new details about the brutal attack that left her mother in critical condition. Authorities said the home invasion took place around 1:15 p.m.

Cubs Game Against Brewers Postponed

Cubs Game Against Brewers Postponed

Saturday’s Cubs game has been postponed due to weather conditions, the team has announced.  The Cubs were scheduled to take on the Milwaukee Brewers at 1:20 p.m. at Wrigley Field, but the match will not take place over concerns about the forecast for scattered showers and storms across the Chicago area.  A make-up date for the postponement has yet to be scheduled, the team said in a release.

Woman, 78, Badly Beaten in Home Invasion: Chicago Police

Woman, 78, Badly Beaten in Home Invasion: Chicago Police

WATCH LIVE Late Night With Seth Meyers Rachel Maddow; Beck Bennett; All Time Low performs; Josh Dion sits in with the 8G Band. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox A 78-year-old woman was brutally beaten during a home invasion on Chicago’s North Side Friday afternoon, according to police and family members.

Contreras Has Heartwarming Moment With Young Fan

Contreras Has Heartwarming Moment With Young Fan

WATCH LIVE Late Night With Seth Meyers Rachel Maddow; Beck Bennett; All Time Low performs; Josh Dion sits in with the 8G Band. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox Willson Contreras The Chicago Cubs had to deal with cold temperatures and a lengthy rain delay during their game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, but Willson Contreras took the delay as a chance to make a young fan’s experience at the ballpark unforgettable.  During the delay, Contreras came out of the dugout as the grounds crew was preparing the field for play, and instead of warming up with one of his teammates, he instead called upon a young fan to play some catch with him instead:  Fans getting to play catch with ballplayers doesn’t happen all that often, but Contreras made sure to interact with the hearty few that stayed at the ballpark throughout the nearly two-hour delay.  Unfortunately for Contreras and the Cubs, the Brewers were not moved to be hospitable to the north siders, as they won the game and snapped the Cubs’ winning streak at three games.  Published 3 hours ago Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

2nd Mumps Case Confirmed at Algonquin High School

2nd Mumps Case Confirmed at Algonquin High School

School officials informed parents late Thursday that a second student has come down with a confirmed case of mumps at an Algonquin high school. But public health officials say additional students are being tested.

Wife, Daughter of Wounded Amtrak Conductor Speak Out

Wife, Daughter of Wounded Amtrak Conductor Speak Out

Sara case has not been able to talk to her husband since before his surgery on Tuesday. She says the days that followed have been emotionally draining but she is encouraged by doctors who say her husband is improving.

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