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RedEye Rundown: A sarcastic week-in-review

Video editor Sean Ely takes you through the week and focuses on children tripping, Amy Schumer rapping, horrible IKEA puns and the Fighting Illini toking up some drugs.

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  • Autoplaying videos: A pitiful and pathetic idea from the beginning

    Autoplaying videos: A pitiful and pathetic idea from the beginning

    I hate having the thought in my head that it took something as upsetting as Alison Parker and Adam Ward’s horrendous killings to finally showcase how pathetic the autoplay feature is on various media and social websites.

  • Group to Park District: Build DuSable Park

    Group to Park District: Build DuSable Park

    Where Lake Michigan meets the Chicago River is three acres of overgrown weeds and shrubs. It is referred to by some as a "ghost park" because it is hidden in plain sight.

  • Rejoice! Adele's new album is rumored to arrive this fall

    Rejoice! Adele's new album is rumored to arrive this fall

    There's a fire starting in my heart and it's making me realize it's been kind of a while since Adele released an album. Her last full-length "21" dropped in 2011 and I barely remember that year it feels so long ago. But now, there's some good news to fill our recently Adele-less lives and it's...

  • Trump vows never to eat Oreos again, citing move from Chicago to Mexico

    Trump vows never to eat Oreos again, citing move from Chicago to Mexico

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump repeated his claim Tuesday evening that he would stop eating Oreos, citing the cookie maker's decision to close a plant in Chicago and move it to Mexico.

  • Illinois lottery winners have to wait for payout due to budget impasse

    Illinois lottery winners have to wait for payout due to budget impasse

    After years of struggling financially, Susan Rick thought things were looking up when her boyfriend won $250,000 from the Illinois Lottery last month. She could stop working seven days a week, maybe fix up the house and take a trip to Minnesota to visit her daughter.

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  • Chicago River still teems with fecal bacteria, tests show

    Chicago River still teems with fecal bacteria, tests show

    People are dipping kayaks into the Chicago River from boathouses designed by celebrated architects. Tourists are flocking to restaurants and bars on the newly extended Riverwalk that invites onlookers to the water's edge.

  • Pain at the pump expected to continue for Chicagoans

    Pain at the pump expected to continue for Chicagoans

    Gas prices in the Chicago area are dipping in time for the Labor Day holiday after a massive outage at a nearby refinery caused the local cost of gas to spike as national oil prices were hitting a six-year low.

  • Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence dance on Billy Joel's piano at Wrigley Field concert

    Amy Schumer, Jennifer Lawrence dance on Billy Joel's piano at Wrigley Field concert

    Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence made a surprise guest appearance at Billy Joel's Wrigley Field concert in Chicago on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.

  • 3 new bars within bars offer blasts from the past

    3 new bars within bars offer blasts from the past

    July was good to the Chicago bar scene. On top of happy hour returning, three already awesome drinking spots—Thalia Hall, Henry’s and Slippery Slope—all birthed their own baby bars within their individual establishments, doubling their fun and cool cred. Each one offers a different blast from the...

  • Oxford Dictionaries adds hangry, cupcakery and wine o'clock

    Oxford Dictionaries adds hangry, cupcakery and wine o'clock

    Oxford Dictionaries is really speaking our language. Literally. The online platform oxforddictionaries.com announced dozens of new additions earlier this week, including awesomesauce, butthurt and hangry. We combed through the list for the food- and booze-related words, listed their official definitions...

  • 6 cookbooks by Chicago Food and Wine Festival chefs

    6 cookbooks by Chicago Food and Wine Festival chefs

    Raise your hand if you didn’t get tickets to Chicago Food and Wine Festival this weekend. For some of us, $175 a day is a bit steep. The inaugural upscale dining fest brings 90 all-star chefs and wine, beer and spirits enthusiasts from around the nation for tastings, cooking demos and book signings....

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