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Cubs Make History With Narrow Victory Over Pirates

Cubs Make History With Narrow Victory Over Pirates

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 25: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 25, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) The Chicago Cubs are used to making history on the diamond, and while fans may not have realized it, they did it again on Tuesday in their 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The game itself was a relatively simple affair, with the Cubs getting an early run thanks to a balk.

Mom of Missing Girl in Joliet Township Investigated By DCFS

Mom of Missing Girl in Joliet Township Investigated By DCFS

The mother of a missing toddler from Joliet Township is currently under investigation for an allegation of neglect, the Department of Child and Family Services confirmed. Crews continued to scour Joliet Township Wednesday morning as the frantic search continued for a 16-month-old girl who went missing the day before.

Police Search for Man Who Sexually Abused Girl on CTA Bus

Police Search for Man Who Sexually Abused Girl on CTA Bus

Authorities are searching for a man who sexually abused a teenage girl on a CTA bus in the Logan Square neighborhood Wednesday, according to Chicago police. The incident occurred around 9:40 a.m.

Great Wolf Resorts Opens New Chicago Headquarters

Great Wolf Resorts Opens New Chicago Headquarters

North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts has moved its corporate headquarters to Chicago. Great Wolf Resorts Inc.

Cedar Point Ready to Pony Up in Cubs Title Bet

Cedar Point Ready to Pony Up in Cubs Title Bet

After losing a World Series bet with Great America, Cedar Point will pay the piper next weekend as they live up to their side of the wager.  Beginning next weekend and running for two days only, the amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, will rename one of its roller coasters after the Cubs, dubbing it the “Top Thrill Cubster,” according to a release.  The ride, normally called the “Top Thrill Dragster,” takes riders on a journey reaching speeds of 120 MPH and heights of 420 feet.  According to the theme park, guests riding the roller coaster next weekend will be able to get a souvenir photo, and special t-shirts will also be sold to commemorate the occasion.  “The 2016 World Series was an all-time classic, but unfortunately for us, Chicago came out on top, so we’re paying up,” Cedar Point general manager Jason McClure said in a statement.  Six Flags Great America in north suburban Gurnee originally  proposed the bet  in a video posted online ahead of Game 1 of the World Series.  The wager began simply enough: If the Cubs won the World Series, the Cedar Point team had to post a video of themselves singing “Go Cubs Go.” Cedar Point accepted, then upped the ante. If the Indians won, Great America’s staff would have to sing “Cleveland Rocks,” and the winning city’s park would get to choose a ride at the other to rename for the entire 2017 opening weekend.  When the Cubs secured their historic victory, Cedar Point made good on part one of their promise, posting a video of glum staff members in Cubs gear, singing the team’s victory song.  Published 44 minutes ago | Updated 7 minutes ago

Canaan Set to Make Bulls History With Game 5 Start

Canaan Set to Make Bulls History With Game 5 Start

For the third time in five games, the Chicago Bulls will have a new starting point guard on Wednesday night, and Isaiah Canaan will do something that no Bulls player has done in over 20 years.  According to WLS AM’s Jeff Mangurten, Canaan will become the first Bulls player to start a postseason game after not starting a regular season game since Luc Longley did it during the 1995 postseason.  Canaan, who appeared in 39 games and averaged 4.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game for the Bulls, came into the fold in Game 4 of the series, scoring 13 points and dishing out three assists in 34 minutes of action.  The appearance was Canaan’s first of the series, and Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg was so impressed that he named the youngster the starter for Game 5 in Boston.  Canaan’s start is made necessary by the injury that Rajon Rondo suffered in Game 2 of the series, and when it was revealed that he wouldn’t be able to come back for Game 5, Canaan’s start was decided upon.  Jerian Grant started in Games 3 and 4 for the Bulls, but struggled mightily in the role as he racked up turnovers and had trouble finding his scoring touch from the field.  The game between the Bulls and Celtics will tip off at 7:30 p.m.  Published 56 minutes ago

PAWS Chicago to Host Annual Adopt-A-Thon This Weekend

PAWS Chicago to Host Annual Adopt-A-Thon This Weekend

More than 100 four-legged friends are in search of their forever home this weekend. PAWS Chicago, a no kill animal shelter, is hosting its annual Spring Adopt-A-Thon Friday and Saturday.

What You Should Know About Lightning

What You Should Know About Lightning

unable to retrieve full-text content Storms can often carry with them the dangers of lightning strikes. NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Kalee Dionne has more on what you can learn from one man who survived a lightning strike.  Photo Credit: Ray Leichner

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