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Chicago Sun-Times Reverses No-Endorsement Policy To Endorse Ex-Stakeholder GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | October 20, 2014 | Politics
A major newspaper's decision to issue its first political endorsement in three years -- for a candidate who previously owned a stake in its parent company, no less -- is turning heads as the heated Illinois gubernatorial campaign stretches into its final days. The Chicago Sun-Times announced Friday that

This 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Halloween Light Show Can Only Be Described As Epic

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | October 20, 2014 | Weird News
Freddie would be proud. With Halloween drawing near, a Naperville, Illinois home's outrageous decor is again attracting national attention for its intricate light displays timed perfectly to popular music, including spooky standards like "Thriller," "This Is Halloween" and, new this year, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."...

Orionid Meteor Shower 2014 Peaks Early Tuesday Morning

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | October 20, 2014 | Science
October skywatchers are in for a treat (not a trick) this week. The 2014 Orionid meteor shower will peak early Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, and it should be quite a show. "We expect to see about 20 meteors per hour," Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office,...

Obama Casts His Ballot Early In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | October 20, 2014 | Politics
President Barack Obama voted Monday in the midterm elections, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans who have also taken advantage of early voting. Obama, who is in Chicago to campaign for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D), stopped by his polling place, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service...

'The Real World: Skeletons' Sounds Like The Darkest Season Yet

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | October 20, 2014 | Entertainment
MTV's newest season of "The Real World" is not even trying to be polite. "Real World: Skeletons," as the network has called it, will feature a new twist in which the housemates confront people from their past. "Each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets – shattered lives, broken...

12 Creepy Abandoned Places You'll Probably Find Ghosts Living In

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | October 20, 2014 | HuffPost Home
These places are begging to scare the living daylights out of you.

Man's Confession Leads To Grisly Discovery Of 7 Bodies

AP | Andy Campbell | October 20, 2014 | Crime
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years. The Lake County...

Bears Locker Room Gets 'Ugly' After Latest Home Loss

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | October 20, 2014 | Sports
The atmosphere in the Chicago Bears' locker room didn't sound pleasant after yet another home loss on Sunday. Following a 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins at Soldier Field, a place where the Bears haven't won yet this season, several reporters tweeted about the tempestuous postgame scene. A

Florida State Holds Off Notre Dame After Late Penalty Negates Last-Minute Touchdown

AP | Chris Greenberg | October 19, 2014 | Sports
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — With Florida State's perfect record still intact and a second-half rally against Notre Dame complete, Jameis Winston and coach Jimbo Fisher shared a hug as the crowd exploded in celebration. Winston had done it again.

Jimmy John's Noncompete Agreement, All Mapped Out

Dave Jamieson | October 17, 2014 | Business
WASHINGTON -- As Huffington Post reported on Monday, many workers at Jimmy John's sandwich shops have been asked to sign the sort of strict noncompete agreement usually reserved for high-level executives. According to the clause, the worker agrees not to take a job at a competing...

Colleges Are Already Screwing Up New Campus Safety Law That Includes Domestic Violence

Tyler Kingkade | October 20, 2014 | Politics
Colleges have to count more types of incidents as hate crimes and disclose the number of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking reports they receive each year, under final safety law regulations unveiled Friday by the U.S. Department of Education. However, the department had already asked schools to list those...

These Gorgeous Chicago Landmarks Are Open To The Public For The First Time In Decades

Kim Bellware | October 17, 2014 | Travel
Consider it the Super Bowl for architecture buffs. Open House Chicago returns this weekend to give visitors from around the globe the rare opportunity to step inside some of the city's most treasured landmarks typically closed from public view. The now-annual event run by the Chicago Architecture Foundation...

Chicago A Cappella Group Performs 'Global Transcendence' Concert With Repertoire For World Religions

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | October 17, 2014 | Religion
With religious tensions high around the world, one Chicago-based a cappella group is aiming to make a difference with the one tool it has: music. Chicago a cappella kicked off its "Global Transcendence" program with concerts on October 11-12, and two more are scheduled for this weekend. The...

Health Goth Is More Than A Fashion Trend

Joseph Erbentraut | October 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
What the heck is Health Goth? While the term may look strange at first glance, the idea behind the wearing of head-to-toe black sportswear is simple: it promotes a way to make the fitness world more accessible to people who don't fit the stereotype of the typical gym-goer. Less...

People Are Now Apparently Faking Ebola To Get Faster Medical Treatment

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | October 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
The Ebola hoaxes have begun. Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, received a call around 9 p.m. Thursday, according to NBC's WCMH, claiming a local woman was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms. ABC's WSYX reported it was also claimed the woman had recently traveled to West...

100-Year-Old Wrigley Field Reduced To Rubble As Renovations Begin

Joseph Erbentraut | October 17, 2014 | Sports
CHICAGO (AP) -- Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field's exterior outfield walls. The demolition of the famous bleachers at the historic ballpark in Chicago is part of a project to build a large electronic sign and six other outfield signs. Chicago Cubs spokesman Julian...

Man Suspected Of Shooting 2 Illinois Deputies Caught

Kim Bellware | October 17, 2014 | Crime
CHICAGO (AP) -- A man suspected of shooting two sheriff's deputies in suburban Chicago was arrested Thursday after residents told investigators a man fitting the suspect's description was walking on a nearby street, authorities said. McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said Scott Peters, 52, did not resist arrest about two...

Anna Quindlen On Tooting Your Own Horn, Fearlessness And Raising Feminist Sons

Nina Bahadur | October 17, 2014 | Women
What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the "hows" of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our...

9 Reasons We Should Abolish Tipping, Once And For All

Hunter Stuart | October 17, 2014 | Business
Tipping pushes waiters into poverty, so let's stop doing it.

Haunted House With 'John Wayne Gacy Room' Erected Near Where Serial Killer Was Active

Kim Bellware | October 20, 2014 | Crime
In a small community near where John Wayne Gacy abducted and murdered dozens of young men and boys in the 1970s, tensions have been simmering for weeks over a Halloween haunted house featuring a room dedicated to the notorious serial killer. The so-called "Gacy room," part of the
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