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Lead risks and other things you need to know about Chicago's drinking water

Flint, Mich., isn’t the only place looking at pollutants in its drinking water. The city's water crisis has made the hazards of lead pipes a national issue and caused residents in cities across the nation to wonder whether they, too, could be exposed to the brain-damaging metal by simply drinking...

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  • Illinois suspends 2 athletes for vandalizing Jewish center

    Illinois suspends 2 athletes for vandalizing Jewish center

    Illinois has indefinitely suspended a softball player and suspended a men's gymnast for two meets for their parts in vandalizing a campus Jewish center, the university announced Tuesday. Ruby Rivera, a sophomore shortstop from Glendale, Calif., received a notice to appear in court this month. The...

  • What might Blackhawks-Wild outdoor game look like? NHL unveils curious rendering

    What might Blackhawks-Wild outdoor game look like? NHL unveils curious rendering

    If you were wondering what the Blackhawks-Wild outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium on Feb. 21 might look like, the NHL released an artist's rendering on Tuesday. The rink will be centered in the outdoor stadium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. Half of the fans depicted are wearing...

  • New Chicago concerts on sale: Beyonce, Hall and Oates, the Lumineers 

    New Chicago concerts on sale: Beyonce, Hall and Oates, the Lumineers 

    The hottest tickets in the city. *** = Josh Terry’s recommended shows. On sale 10 a.m. Wednesday ***Ought, Monday, July 25 ($12-$14, 17+) at Beat Kitchen. On sale 10 a.m. Friday ***Julien Baker, Thursday, April 14 ($15, 21+) at Lincoln Hall. The Lumineers, Sunday, June 19 ($25-$45, all ages) at...

  • Chicago's GiveForward co-founder Ethan Austin says he's leaving

    Chicago's GiveForward co-founder Ethan Austin says he's leaving

    GiveForward co-founder Ethan Austin is leaving the medical crowdfunding site he helped launch in 2008. Austin made the announcement in a post on LinkedIn in recent days. He said he plans to travel to South America and study Spanish with his wife in May. "We booked our tickets this morning actually,"...

  • Watch WWE's Daniel Bryan announce retirement on 'Monday Night Raw'

    Watch WWE's Daniel Bryan announce retirement on 'Monday Night Raw'

    There was time for one last "Yes" chant Monday night as WWE superstar Daniel Bryan announced his retirement after suffering multiple concussions throughout his 16-year career. WWE closed its flagship "Monday Night Raw" television show by putting Bryan alone in the center of the ring, with 17,000...

  • Top 5 CTA complaints via CTA Fails

    Top 5 CTA complaints via CTA Fails

    When riders are frustrated with the CTA's service, cleanliness, passengers and more, many take to Twitter and Instagram to air their grievances, using the popular @CTAFails handle or #CTAFails hashtag.  CTA Fails creator Ryan Smith sifts through hundreds of complaints a day and has compiled a list...

  • 'The Bachelor' episode 6 recap: Swimming with pigs

    'The Bachelor' episode 6 recap: Swimming with pigs

    Welcome to RedEye's coverage of “The Bachelor,” arguably the most misogynistic show on television! The format is pretty simple: We each drafted nine of the 28 competing women (the twins count as one person—what? Don’t look at us like that). Everyone gets one point for every woman who gets through...

  • Yankees zing Cubs in Twitter poll about World Series rings

    Yankees zing Cubs in Twitter poll about World Series rings

    That escalated quickly. A quick tweet from a Yankees fan named Liam led to two Twitter polls from two MLB team accounts, over 80,000 votes and maybe some hurt feelings. When @liamgordd stated that "@Yankees Twitter account > @Cubs Twitter account," the Cubs responded with a simple poll. The Yankees'...

  • Skilling: Polar air to stay through the weekend

    Skilling: Polar air to stay through the weekend

    After an extended period of above-normal temperatures, a major shift in jet-stream winds will steer polar air across the Chicago area into Sunday. Northwest-to-north winds will be tapping a reservoir of arctic air originating from northern Canada. The cold is forecast to arrive in several waves....

  • Blackhawks' Scott Darling helps needy man in Arizona — in a big way

    Blackhawks' Scott Darling helps needy man in Arizona — in a big way

    During the Blackhawks' recent road trip in Arizona, a man approached goalie Scott Darling and asked him for money. Instead of avoiding him, Darling decided to help — in a big way. In a story tweeted by Kane Van Gate, a beer-league goaltender who was in Arizona recently, Darling paid for the man...

  • Homeless shelter the Crib a refuge for young LGBT people

    Homeless shelter the Crib a refuge for young LGBT people

    Among those waiting outside a North Side shelter on a recent, bitterly cold night was Cilantra, the street name of a 23-year-old who has been scuffling since leaving his family's home five years ago. "I was pretty much running away," Cilantra said. "All we did was yell at each other." Cilantra is...

  • Jake Arrieta preparing for heavy workload, but Cubs would be fine with less

    Jake Arrieta preparing for heavy workload, but Cubs would be fine with less

    During the past 10 years, Jim Schlossnagle has witnessed Jake Arrieta vary his routines and workouts, and he was there when the pitcher learned a valuable lesson before his junior year at Texas Christian. "Sometimes more isn't better," recalled Schlossnagle, Arrieta's coach at TCU. "He would lift...

  • 5 young Chicago activists answer 5 questions about the movement

    5 young Chicago activists answer 5 questions about the movement

    RedEye asked five young activists their thoughts on the movement, recent protests and the impact they have had on Chicago.    1. In three words, how would you characterize this movement? Page May, 27, an organizer of Assata's Daughters and member of Black Youth Project 100: Unapologetically Black....

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