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Off-Duty Cop Jumps Into Freezing River To Rescue Small Child

Posted 03.06.2013 | Chicago

An off-duty Chicago-area police officer made a hero's rescue Tuesday afternoon rescuing a small boy who had sunk below the icy waters of the Des Plain...

Student's Sriracha-Flavored Chip Could Win Him $1 Million Prize

Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago

An Illinois college student stands to be $1 million richer should the nation's snack-a-holics crown his Sriracha-flavored potato chip to be its new fa...

Teacher Blows Tournament Champs Away In 'Jeopardy!'

Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago

Just months after handily winning the "Jeopardy!" Teacher's Tournament, Chicagoan Colby Burnett swept the gameshow's Tournament of Champions Tuesday. ...

Man Finally Reunites With Dog Trapped On Ice Floe

Posted 02.26.2013 | Chicago

After his dog, Pifis, made national news when he was spotted and rescued from a Lake Michigan ice floe, owner Nerijus Steponavicius was finally reunit...

Dog Rescued On Lake Michigan To Be Reunited With Owner

Posted 02.24.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A Rogers Park man came to the rescue of a 3-year-old Golden Retriever mix who was trapped on the ice of Lake Michigan late Friday aft...

Chicago Aims To Crowdfund Youth Basketball Program

Posted 02.20.2013 | Chicago

The city of Chicago on Wednesday unveiled a crowdfunding campaign urging Chicagoans to help expand its basketball program targeted at at-risk youth. ...

Former Chicagoan Both Cursed, Ultimately Saved By Drugs

Posted 02.14.2013 | Chicago

As a kid in Chicago, Jemal Gibson could have easily died on account of drugs; instead, they would up saving him. As part of its current Black Hist...

FYI: Handmade Mixtapes Have Been Hidden All Over The City

Chicagoist | Posted 02.09.2013 | Chicago

We get it—you’re tired of hearing about mixtapes and cassette culture and all that hipster fluff, but we have something a little different for you...

Kim Bellware

'You Are Beautiful' Kickstarter Campaign Hoping A Kind Message Sticks

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago

Matthew Hoffman's message has always been a simple one. Upon arriving in Chicago more than ten years ago, the Midwest native said he was processin...

Baby Born In Traffic Jam Near Scene Of Fatal Crash

Posted 01.24.2013 | Chicago

What began as a tragic scene was also the site of celebration for some when a suburban Chicago woman gave birth to a baby on Wednesday morning -- whil...

Joseph Erbentraut

Kickstarting A Community Cafe In Englewood

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago

It wasn't long after Lauren Duffy first arrived in Englewood in 2008 that the South Side Chicago community began to feel like home. After spending ...

Drill Team Still Needs Support For Obama Inaugural Trip

Posted 01.10.2013 | Chicago

After learning last month that they had received the honor of a lifetime in the form of an invitation to march behind President Obama as part of the 2...

Husky Pup Rescued From Freezing Lake Michigan

DNAinfo Chicago | Benjamin Woodard | Posted 01.02.2013 | Chicago

Story by Benjamin Woodard, courtesy of DNAinfo Chicago ROGERS PARK — The gods smiled favorably upon Zeus the Siberian husky Tuesday night. The...

South Side Drill Team Cinches Big Inauguration Day Honor

Posted 12.19.2012 | Chicago

Members of the South Shore Drill Team received the honor of a lifetime when they learned they had been among the groups invited to perform in the 2013...

From Englewood To Oxford, A Rhodes Scholar's Inspiring Story

Posted 12.01.2012 | Chicago

When the newest crop of Rhodes Scholars was announced in mid-November, the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's South Side had good reason to cheer: it...

Joseph Erbentraut

Volunteers Rally To Repair Vandalized Community Garden

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago

While the ripping up of several plants and destruction of a kiosk at a community garden may sound like small potatoes to some, to the volunteers who o...

Produce Grown In County Jail Garden Available At Farmer's Market

Posted 08.03.2012 | Chicago

Starting Thursday, the positive impact of Cook County Jail's urban garden initiative reaches outside the jail's boundaries: produce grown by inmates i...

WATCH: Wrigley Field Marriage Proposal Almost Fails

Posted 07.31.2012 | Chicago

A Montana man almost struck out when his girlfriend missed his proposal at a Cubs game at Wrigley Field Monday. Greg and Erica from Great Falls, Mo...

Dog Rescued After Wandering Into Rush-Hour Traffic

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

A runaway dog who miraculously managed to remain unscathed by rush-hour traffic on Chicago's Stevenson Expressway was rescued and taken to an animal h...

PHOTOS: 'Before I Die' Murals Expand In Chicago

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.04.2012 | Chicago

In the weeks since New Orleans artist Candy Chang's "Before I Die" interactive public art installation made its Chicago debut earlier this year on the...

Joseph Erbentraut

WATCH: Chicago Neighborhood Could Be Home To New Parklets

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.13.2012 | Chicago

Life in a city as large as Chicago comes with plenty of oft-heralded perks, namely a seemingly endless plethora of dining, nightlife and cultural opti...

Hair Stylist Credited With Helping Save Client's Life

Posted 04.11.2012 | Chicago

A suburban Chicago hair stylist is being lauded as a lifesaver after he alerted police that one of his elderly patients, who never missed her weekly a...

PHOTOS: 'Before I Die' Public Art Arrives In Chicago

Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago

New Orleans artist Candy Chang's "Before I Die" interactive public art installation has made its Chicago debut. The installation, inaugurated last ...

Bicyclist Chased Down, Helped Police Nab Purse Snatcher

Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago

An Arlington Heights, Ill., bicyclist who witnessed a man robbing an elderly woman while he was biking home from work along a Chicago street helped po...

PHOTOS: College Students Dance For 30 Hours

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

Northwestern University students made a record-breaking donation to the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation after months of fundraising that culminated in ...