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NBC 5’s Andy Avalos gives us a look at the weather forecast. (Published Friday, Dec.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are bringing their 40th anniversary tour to Chicago’s Wrigley Field this summer. News of the tour was first announced on Thursday’s episode of “The Tonight Show.” “I’m really excited, should be a lot of fun,” Petty said.
Several students at Naperville North High School were sent to the hospital after becoming sick from eating gummy bears that “may contain another substance,” school officials said. Ash-har Quraishi reports.
Two people have died in Cook County due to powerful opioids the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said have never been seen in the area before. Officials said a 46-year-old Chicago man died in September from a “lethal combination of fentanyl analogs.” Toxicology reports show the man had Cafentanil in his system, a fentanyl analog that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine, the medical examiner’s office said.
The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians during the 2016 World Series, ending a 108-year losing streak in what was arguably the biggest sports moment of the year. Here’s a look back at some of the best Cubs fan reactions during the historic season.
Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls tries to get off a shot after being fouled by Dewayne Dedmon #3 of the San Antonio Spurs at the United Center on December 8, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) It wasn’t that they finally lost a road game and had their shot at a record dashed.
A young boy with cancer has a simple wish this Christmas. Hayden Drake, of Greenville, North Carolina, has been battling leukemia as well as the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments since earlier this year. To make the holidays extra special, Hayden is asking for one thing: as many Christmas cards as possible.
NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox no description (Published 5 hours ago) A teenager was shot in Chicago’s University Village neighborhood early Friday. The 17-year-old boy was riding in an SUV near the intersection of West Roosevelt Road and South Union Avenue just after midnight when he was shot in the chest, according to police. Police said neither the victim nor a friend he was riding with are documented gang members. The teenager was sitting in the white SUV’s backseat when it sprayed by bullets, police said. The teenager was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was reported to be in stable condition Friday morning.
Fans can get a photo with the World Series trophy at the store Friday from 12 to 3 p.m. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox The Cubs Team Store opens at 663 N.
The Cubs Trophy Tour kicks off in Chicago Friday before traveling throughout the Midwest to show off the team’s new World Series Championship hardware. “We’re excited to share our cherished trophy with fans this offseason as we celebrate such a historic World Series Championship,” said Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts in a statement announcing the tour Thursday .