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Chicago Bears Apologize For Lost Season Through Newspaper Ads

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The 2009 Chicago Bears stunk. They know it. Why else would they take out a full page ad in two of Chicago’s newspapers apologizing to fans....

Dine and Donate: Chicago Restaurants Give Proceeds To Haiti

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Haiti's in ruins, but you can help this weekend -- just by eating out....

How Green is Chicago? Eight Arrested at Deadly Fisk Coal-Fired Plant

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

The Chicago activists called attention to the deadly life cycle of coal mining and coal burning -- including the burning of coal strip-mined from mountaintop removal operations in Appalachia.

Homeland Security's Improper Spying On Nation Of Islam

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Homeland security officials improperly gathered intelligence on the Nation of Islam, a black Muslim group, but government rules wer...

"Black Royalty"?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The demise in succession of three African American figures of colossal stature on the eve of the new decade caused me to wonder anew about this designation, "black royalty."

Republicans: The Party of Whiners

Gail Vida Hamburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gail Vida Hamburg

Republicans have perfected their shrill and tuneless whining into an art form. In place of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America," we now have the GOP's "Book of Lamentations."

Possibility Of Giant Carp Invading Great Lakes Causes Fear

AP | CARYN ROUSSEAU and JOHN FLESHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Fears that giant, voracious species of carp will get into the Great Lakes and wipe out other fish have led to rising demands that the ...

Mayor Daley, Harrison Ford Exchange Shots

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley says Harrison Ford should keep his trap shut about the 7-years-old shuttering of lakefront airport Meigs Field....

Opening Night in Chicago: Senator Durbin Denounces Unfairness; Calls for Reform

Rob Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Johnson

The question most asked here is "how long can this go on? Bailouts for the ones who created the mess, bankers acting like they earned it, and Congress pretending to reform the system.

Unemployed? Happy Holidays: Now You're On Your Own

Nancy Duff Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Duff Campbell

One million workers will become ineligible for unemployment benefits in January unless Congress reauthorizes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act insurance and health insurance programs by the end of this month.

Weed School: Marijuana Grown Above Chicago Preschool

Posted 09.01.2011 | Chicago

James Pastman was arrested this morning in Chicago's Far North Side after police found that he had been growing marijuana in his home. The legal troub...

Postcard Perfect Holidays In A Prairie State

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

To help jump start the holiday spirit, these are my favorite 10 images four years after evacuating back to the heartland south of Chicago, east of Lincoln's home and north of a cornfield.

Navy Pier Fireworks: WATCH New Year's Eve Display (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Video of New Year's Eve fireworks last night at Navy Pier can be found below. New Year's Eve 2009 was celebrated with Navy Pier fireworks twi...

Chicago Mansions: The Most Expensive Real Estate Listings In Chicagoland (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune reports that Le Grand Reve, a mansion in Winnetka, IL, was put on the market Wednesday for an asking price of $28 million. This m...

Showdown in Chicago: Creating a "Which Side Are You On" Moment

George Goehl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
George Goehl

Until our elected officials know there is a price to pay for siding with big money over everyday people, the average American will continue be on the losing end.

CTA Financial Woes Hinder Construction Projects

chicagocurrent.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority's pitch for its newest big project sounds like a slam dunk. The proposal is still taking shape, but its goal is to recon...

Trucker Kills Four Developmentally Disabled Adults In Accident

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Icy roadway conditions led to a brutal head-on collision outside of Springfield, Ohio on Friday morning, as a tractor-trailer slammed into a van, kill...

Chicago LIVE on Twitter: Local News, Sports, People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Follow the latest in Chicago LIVE through our curated Twitter lists: local news, local sports, and local people via tweets. Do you know a tweeter w...

Illinois Senate Campaign Ad Calls Mark Kirk 'Homosexual'

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

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Is Harley-Davidson the Next Casualty?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How can Harley-Davidson stem the bleeding of red ink?

1895: When Smoke was a "Healthy Disinfectant" for Cities

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lapham's Quarterly

The idea is to make carbon-intensive industrial processes more expensive, discouraging the creation of electricity by burning coal, and instead making cleaner options like natural gas, profitable enterprises.

Corporate Philanthropy Strong In 2010, Despite Economy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

2009 was a year for businesses to trim the fat. But this year may be a different story, at least in the generosity department: a new study finds 65% o...

Thomson Prison In Illinois Is Leading Choice In Obama's Search For Stateside Gitmo

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Obama administration may buy a near-empty prison in rural northwestern Illinois to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay along with fede...

Blagojevich Brother Wants 'Intimate' Phone Conversations Blocked

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rod Blagojevich's brother is asking a judge to keep private hundreds of "intimate" phone calls he argues the FBI wrongly intercepted as part of its in...

Maggie Daley, Wife Of Mayor Richard Daley, In Hospital

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Initial reports from City Hall indicate she was not feeling well....