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A guide to winterizing your Chicago commute

Snow, shine or showers, commuting doesn't stop for the seasons. As nice as it would be to curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a Netflix marathon during the cold winter months, life doesn’t work that way. You probably have somewhere you’re supposed to be every day, like, you know, work....

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  • Dwyane Wade says Bulls' play will factor into his player option decision

    Dwyane Wade says Bulls' play will factor into his player option decision

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwyane Wade's current focus isn't on the decision he faces this summer, when he can exercise a $23.8 million player option for 2017-18. It's about trying to get an up-and-down Bulls team to play with more consistency, via his on-court play and off-court leadership. But when Wade makes...

  • Raise your hand if you want to see the scoreboard break at the Super Bowl

    Raise your hand if you want to see the scoreboard break at the Super Bowl

    Dear everyone who was rooting for New England and Green Bay to win last weekend: I get it. Had those two teams reached the Super Bowl, the matchup would have featured two superstar quarterbacks and a pair of powerhouse franchises. But take heart. Patriots-Falcons should be much more interesting....

  • Interview: Chicago artist Noname's incredible songs speak for her

    Interview: Chicago artist Noname's incredible songs speak for her

    Like her artistic moniker suggests, Noname, aka 25-year-old rapper Fatimah Warner, is a very private person. She doesn't do many interviews, and of the few that she's done, many of the publications billed the feature as "a rare conversation" with the breakout Chicago musician and poet. Her hesitation...

  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    National Irish Coffee Day, a whiskey tasting and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

  • Shedd Aquarium to close to public for 2 days

    Shedd Aquarium to close to public for 2 days

    People planning to visit the Shedd Aquarium this week to see Ellie the sea otter pup or Diego the penguin might need to change their schedule. The aquarium will be closed to the public Wednesday and Thursday for routine maintenance and cleaning, reopening on Friday with free admission for Illinois...

  • Erin Andrews had cervical cancer surgery during NFL season

    Erin Andrews had cervical cancer surgery during NFL season

    Erin Andrews says she battled cervical cancer during the NFL season, months after winning a lawsuit against a stalker. The 38-year-old Fox Sports sideline reporter and "Dancing with the Stars" co-host tells Sports Illustrated's MMQB she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles...

  • McDonald's food you can't get here

    McDonald's food you can't get here

    Since the mid-1950s, McDonald's has been synonymous with burgers and fries in the U.S. Now it has more than 36,000 stores in 120 countries. Here's what you can find at Mickey D's around the world.

  • Photos: Baby animals from around the world

    Photos: Baby animals from around the world

    Is there anything cuter than a baby animal? Maybe, but let's celebrate the adorable little critters being born at zoos around the world.

  • 'The Bachelor' Episode 4 recap: Corinne assures us her boobs are not immature

    'The Bachelor' Episode 4 recap: Corinne assures us her boobs are not immature

    Welcome to RedEye's coverage of “The Bachelor,” arguably the most misogynistic show on television! The format is pretty simple: We each drafted seven or eight of the 30 competing women. Everyone gets one point for every woman who gets through each week.  Let us run a theory by you. “The Bachelor”...

  • Key MLB offseason dates for the Cubs and White Sox

    Key MLB offseason dates for the Cubs and White Sox

    Feb. 1-21 Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 2-3 Owners meetings, Palm Beach, Fla. Feb. 14 Cubs, White Sox pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 15 Cubs hold first workout of spring training Feb. 17 Cubs position players report to spring training Feb. 18 First...

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant releases short wedding video

    Cubs' Kris Bryant releases short wedding video

    Because the celebrations of a World Series title continued, the honeymoon is on hold. But Kris Bryant said the wedding was beautiful. The Cubs third baseman and the 2016 National League MVP added to a busy offseason by marrying Jessica Delp in front of many of his Cubs teammates on Jan. 7 in his...

  • Tiger Woods on Donald Trump's golf game: 'He can rip it'

    Tiger Woods on Donald Trump's golf game: 'He can rip it'

    Tiger Woods is impressed with President Donald Trump's abilities on the golf course. The 14-time major champion played a round with Trump last month before the real estate mogul took office as the nation's 45th president. "For a person who's 70 years old, he hits it hard," Woods said Monday at...

  • Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

    Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

    Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. The culprit: jet lag. Travelers are well aware of the fatigue, poor sleep and other effects...

  • Cubs will broadcast all 38 spring training games

    Cubs will broadcast all 38 spring training games

    All 38 Cubs spring training games will be broadcast on TV, radio or internet radio, the team announced Monday. This is the first time that all of the team's spring games have been broadcast, the Cubs said in a statement. Ten of the games will be on TV (either WGN or CSN), 10 on WSCR-AM 670 and...

  • Wayne Brady injured at 'Hamilton' matinee

    Wayne Brady injured at 'Hamilton' matinee

    The actor Wayne Brady, who plays Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of "Hamilton," suffered a minor leg injury Saturday during a matinee performance of the show in downtown Chicago and had to leave the stage during the first few minutes of the first act. He was replaced by an understudy for the...

  • 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' title revealed

    'Star Wars: Episode VIII' title revealed

    The title for "Star Wars: Episode VIII" has finally been revealed. Disney annouced on Monday that the next chapter in the space opera saga will be named "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" "The Last Jedi" is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive...

  • Serena Williams talks engagement after reaching Australian Open quarterfinals

    Serena Williams talks engagement after reaching Australian Open quarterfinals

    For three rounds and more than a week, Serena Williams wanted to keep all the focus on her primary objective in Australia. She hasn't worn an engagement ring at the Australian Open, and hasn't really wanted to elaborate much on the marriage proposal from Alexis Ohanian — which she made public late...

  • Shootings, homicides in Chicago both higher than start of violent 2016

    Shootings, homicides in Chicago both higher than start of violent 2016

    Shootings and homicides in Chicago are higher than this time last January, a month that marked the deadliest start to a year in the city in nearly two decades.As of early Monday, at least 228 people had been shot in Chicago so far this year, a 5.5 percent increase from the 216 shot in the same...

  • Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts to play Country LakeShake at Northerly Island

    Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts to play Country LakeShake at Northerly Island

    Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett top the lineup for the Country LakeShake festival at Northerly Island in June, organizers announced Monday. The third annual festival is scheduled for June 23-25. Three-day and single-day passes are set to go on sale 10 a.m. Feb. 3. Pre-sale for previous...

  • Kings of Leon show at United Center postponed to March

    Kings of Leon show at United Center postponed to March

    Kings of Leon has postponed Monday's United Center show to March because one of its members is ill, a representative for the United Center announced Sunday. The band is scheduled to play March 8. Tickets for the Monday show will be honored on that date or refunded at point of purchase, according...

  • 29 people shot in about 24 hours: 'It's not even summer yet'

    29 people shot in about 24 hours: 'It's not even summer yet'

    In less than 24 hours from Saturday to Sunday, three men were killed and at least 26 other people, including several teens, were wounded in separate shootings across the city.  Three men were taken to the hospital after a shooting about 9 a.m. Sunday in West Town. Around 6:30 a.m., there was another...

  • Taraji P. Henson rents Southwest Side theater for free 'Hidden Figures' screening

    Taraji P. Henson rents Southwest Side theater for free 'Hidden Figures' screening

    "Empire" actress Taraji P. Henson rented a Southwest Side movie theater for a free Sunday screening of her new movie "Hidden Figures." "Chicago, this Sunday, see #HiddenFigures on me," Henson wrote on Instagram. "This is a must-see movie and I want to give those that may not otherwise have the...

  • Live blog: Coverage of the Women's March on Washington, Chicago

    Live blog: Coverage of the Women's March on Washington, Chicago

    The Women's March on Washington opens with a rally at 10 a.m. EST between 3rd and 4th on Independence and ends at 1:15 p.m., when the march begins. The Women's March on Chicago will start with a rally along Grant Park at 10 a.m. CST. At 11:15 a.m. participants will march down Jackson Boulevard...

  • As White Sox begin to rebuild, few of the faces have changed

    As White Sox begin to rebuild, few of the faces have changed

    As the White Sox prepare for their annual SoxFest fan convention, beginning Friday at the Hilton Chicago, it's a good time to check in on the rebuild, reboot or re-whatever they prefer to call it. So far they've successfully "de-LaRoched" the clubhouse, trading Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, the two...

  • Women's March on Chicago: What to know if you go

    Women's March on Chicago: What to know if you go

    With 50,000 expected Saturday, the Women's March on Chicago will start with a rally along Grant Park and then participants will march down Jackson Boulevard to Federal Plaza. The Chicago event is one of more than 250 scheduled to take place globally in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington,...

  • Another location change for Chicago Women's March as larger crowd expected

    Another location change for Chicago Women's March as larger crowd expected

    The location for the Women's March on Chicago on Saturday has changed again after the number of expected attendees more than doubled in two days. Organizers now anticipate more than 50,000 people will attend. On Tuesday, that number was 22,000. The new site is still adjacent to Grant Park but is...

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