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Six Flags Great America Announces Completion of New Ride

Six Flags Great America Announces Completion of New Ride

The last piece of Six Flags Great America’s newest “insane coaster,” The Joker, was installed Wednesday, the theme park announced. “Six Flags Great America is bustling with excitement, hiring and preparing for the 2017 season,” a news release reads.

2 Cars Struck By Gunfire on I-57, State Police Say

2 Cars Struck By Gunfire on I-57, State Police Say

The southbound lanes of I-57 near 127th Street were open Wednesday night after Illinois State Police investigated a shooting earlier in the day. A driver noticed a silver Cherolet Impala following him near 102nd and Indiana in Chicago earlier in the afternoon, police said.

Small Fire at McCormick Place Extinguished

Small Fire at McCormick Place Extinguished

A small fire was extinguished at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago after a piece of lift equipment caught fire Wednesday afternoon, officials confirmed. The fire was a “minor incident” that caused a small amount of damage, according to McCormick Place’s press office, that happened around 2:30 p.m.

‘Most Eligible Bachelor’: Story Behind New Chicago Ad

‘Most Eligible Bachelor’: Story Behind New Chicago Ad

Who is Chicago’s most eligible bachelor? Many women in the city’s Wicker Park neighborhood might say Ryan Stew.

City Council Approves Ordinance to Lower Food Cart License Fees

City Council Approves Ordinance to Lower Food Cart License Fees

More lunch time menu options could soon be rolling by your office. Chicago’s City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday lowering license fees required for vendors to legally operate mobile food carts.  The two year license fee currently costs $350, but will be lowered to $100 effective July 1st.

Chicago Bank is Illinois’ Only African-American Owned Bank

Chicago Bank is Illinois’ Only African-American Owned Bank

unable to retrieve full-text content A bank on Chicago’s South Side gets a special honor for Black History Month. It remains the only African-American owned bank in the state of Illinois.

Exclusive: Dems Launch Twitter Ads Targeting Rep. Roskam

Exclusive: Dems Launch Twitter Ads Targeting Rep. Roskam

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched Twitter ads Wednesday targeting Rep. Peter Roskam, a suburban Republican who backs the GOP’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Reveal Where They’d Live If Not in Texas

‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Reveal Where They’d Live If Not in Texas

Chip and Joanna Gaines have long said they planned on staying in their beloved Waco, Texas home for a number of years, but if the couple were to move, they already have some cities in mind.  According to People , the stars of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” told press at a media tour of their Magnolia Market Tuesday they have discussed moving.  But where would they go?  “Mine would be Las Vegas,” Chip Gaines said jokingly. “I think the kids would really appreciate it.” As for Joanna, the answer was reportedly New York City.

CPS Will Take ‘Fierce Stand’ to Protect Immigrant Students

CPS Will Take ‘Fierce Stand’ to Protect Immigrant Students

Chicago Public Schools reminded principals in an email Tuesday to not allow immigration agents in school facilities without a verified, criminal warrant. CPS said the list of guidelines had been in the works for some time because of questions from families who say they are living in fear of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids and deportation.

Aldermen Approve Plan to Use Unspent Tax Rebate Money

Aldermen Approve Plan to Use Unspent Tax Rebate Money

Chicago’s City Council approved a budget amendment Wednesday to use $14.7 million in unspent property tax rebate funding to invest in the city’s public safety and economic development. “Investing in public safety is a top priority, and that is why this package supports police work, expands youth services, creates jobs and invests in our neighborhoods, all of which are vital to improving public safety,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement.

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