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One Woman On Quest To Make Up For CPS Library Shortage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Story by Paul Biasco, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: LINCOLN PARK — The 2012 Chicago Public Schools teacher's strike had an unintended consequence, pa...

UPDATE: Jeweler Says Insurer Won't Issue Refunds In Snow Bet

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

A Chicago-area jewelry store's snow wager appeared set to cost him some $151,000 in refunds to his customers -- but the shop's insurer is reportedly r...

9-Year-Old Girl Helped Deliver Her Baby Sister

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

A 9-year-old Chicago girl, relying on what she had seen on a medical TV show, proved integral to the delivery of her baby sister this week. Accordi...

WATCH: These Brave Souls Started 2014 With A Polar Plunge

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Some 30 Chicagoans got their 2014 off to a frigid start when they took an icy plunge in Lake Michigan on Wednesday. Those partaking in the plunge h...

LOOK: Soldier's Family Gets Ultimate Christmas Wish

Posted 12.26.2013 | Chicago

Of all their Christmases as a family, 2013 is sure to be one that will stand out for the Taylor family for years to come. Military family Jeremy a...

Meet The 94-Year-Old 'Rock Star' Behind Loyola's Basketball Team

Posted 12.23.2013 | Chicago

They just don't make many like Sister Jean Schmidt, the 94-year-old chaplain of Loyola University Chicago's varsity men's basketball team. Sister J...

WATCH: Soldier Home For The Holidays Surprises Father On Stage At Concert

Posted 12.16.2013 | Chicago

One Chicago-area father got a big, wonderful surprise over the weekend. During a holiday concert at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, Cpl. Zack Muc...

LOOK: Poet, Graffiti Artist Partner For Hauntingly Beautiful Mural

Posted 12.15.2013 | Chicago

"There is one thing the richest man can never purchase: yesterday." Thus begins the stirring poem written by Chicago poet Malcolm London that inspi...

LOOK: 'Miracle Baby' Born 17 Weeks Early Heading Home For Holidays

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Christmas is coming early for one suburban Chicago family and their preemie daughter. After their baby girl was born 17 weeks premature and hospita...

George Lucas Gives $25 Million To Award-Winning Arts Ed Program

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Filmmaker George Lucas has given $25 million to After School Matters, the award-winning arts education program in Chicago started by Chicago's former ...

LOOK: This Video Will Definitely Put You In The Holiday Spirit

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

These guys and gals have just one thing on their Christmas list this year. With their cheery cover of what is arguably the best Christmas song writ...

Man Gives Away Most Of His Belongings In Response To Black Friday

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

One Chicago-area man was apparently so moved by videos of shoppers "acting totally crazy" in order to snatch up Black Friday deals this past week, he ...

19 Of Our Favorite Chicago Artists, Bloggers, Chefs & More Give Thanks

Posted 11.28.2013 | Chicago

Ah, yes, it is that time of year again. The time to get together with friends and family and reflect anew on our lives and eat more turkey, stuffin...

LOOK: Dog Found Alive In Rubble More Than A Week After Tornado

Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago

A 6-month-old pit bull buried under tornado rubble for more than a week has been rescued and reunited with his owner. Jacob Montgomery's third-flo...

Man To Be Reunited With Mother 34 Years After Abduction As Toddler

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A U.S.-born man who was abducted as a child, taken to Mexico and robbed of all his money in a har...

First Class Passengers Gave Up Their Seats For Returning Marines

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 11.06.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — It didn't matter that the 13 Marines on their way home from Afghanistan had been fighting in a war that no longer dominate...

'Persepolis' Book Ban Protest Earns Lane Tech An Award

Posted 11.01.2013 | Chicago

Story by Patty Wetli, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: ROSCOE VILLAGE — The Illinois Library Association presented Lane Tech College Prep High School wi...

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Student Who Penned Viral Note To Bike Thief Gets Big Surprise

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.31.2013 | Chicago

To anyone who's ever been a victim of bike theft, Olguiemar Freyre feels your pain. After a thief made off with Freyre's $700 bike -- her only mod...

Paralyzed Former Cop Turns To Kickstarter To Realize Lifelong Dream

Posted 10.28.2013 | Chicago

Jim Mullen always thought his mother made the best applesauce in the world, and now his confidence in her recipe is bolstering his plans to bring the ...

Heat Restored At Women's Shelter After Anonymous Donor Pays Bill

Posted 10.27.2013 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: WEST ENGLEWOOD — With temperatures dipping into the 30s, residents of a South Side battered wo...

LOOK: Lil Bub Meets Her Tiny New Bestie

Posted 10.24.2013 | Chicago

Turns out legendary recording engineer Steve Albini isn't the only new bestie feline Internet celebrity Lil Bub made in Chicago as of late. Presuma...

Meet The First Person To Win 3 Major Marathons In One Year

Posted 10.14.2013 | Chicago

A University of Illinois student has achieved something no athlete has ever accomplished before. In winning the women's wheelchair division of the ...

Man Who Was Told He'd Never Walk Again Completes Marathon

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — A man with muscular dystrophy was the last runner to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon — nearly 17 hours aft...

Man Wins $1 Million On Lottery Ticket Found In Glove Box

Posted 09.18.2013 | Chicago

Here's some motivation to clean out the inside of your car every now and again. When a west suburban Chicago man discovered a forgotten lottery tic...

Baby Born In Parking Lot Just Like Her Father 33 Years Earlier

Posted 08.21.2013 | Chicago

As they say: the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. When Illinois baby Hannah Grace Mary Pavlik was born on Saturday, she entered the world the ...