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What are the odds a Chicago athlete wins Super Bowl 50 MVP?

Despite the Bears being far from contention, this year's Super Bowl still has Chicago appeal as six players with ties to the city (some stronger than others, we admit) will be on the field. RedEye estimated their odds of winning the Super Bowl 50 MVP award.   OWEN DANIELS, Denver tight end You...

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  • Behold, Taco Bell's mystery menu item

    Behold, Taco Bell's mystery menu item

    I broke my fast-food cardinal rule (no Taco Bell while the sun is still out) this afternoon to try the chain's new "mystery" item, which will be revealed in a Super Bowl commercial tomorrow and added to the regular menu Monday. Like me, those who couldn't possibly wait an additional 48 hours were...

  • Deaths of all six victims in Gage Park ruled homicides by medical examiner

    Deaths of all six victims in Gage Park ruled homicides by medical examiner

    The Cook County medical examiner's office determined Friday that the deaths of all six people inside a Gage Park home were homicides, five of them from "sharp force" or "blunt force" injuries and the sixth from gunshot wounds. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday...

  • 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...

  • Cat seen scalded in Facebook video is rescued, being treated at shelter

    Cat seen scalded in Facebook video is rescued, being treated at shelter

    Heather Weidmann was horrified Friday morning when she saw footage on Facebook of a South Side cat getting scalded with boiling water. “I cried my eyes out, it’s horrible,” the construction worker said Friday night. “Who’s going to help this cat?” The Humboldt Park resident said she has under her...

  • Not everyone's celebrating American Heart Month in a Zumba class

    Not everyone's celebrating American Heart Month in a Zumba class

    February is American Heart Month! That means we get twenty-nine consecutive days filled with extended periods of prolonged sitting and reading about various cardiovascular and blood vessel diseases—because getting up and doing stuff is hard. To help you get started, here are ways to focus on your...

  • Pitchfork 2016 dates announced, tickets on sale now

    Pitchfork 2016 dates announced, tickets on sale now

    Wonder no more about the dates of the 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival. The annual event in Union Park remains in mid-July (July 15-17, to be exact), and if you hurry you can snag early bird three-day passes (click here to buy) for just $140. Once those are gone, three-day passes jump up to $165,....

  • Watch every Super Bowl 50 commercial released so far

    Watch every Super Bowl 50 commercial released so far

    The Big Game is almost upon us and, with it, the most anticipated day of the year for brands and their commercials. A 30-second spot is expected to cost about $5 million for Super Bowl 50. But why wait until they air during the game? Many advertisers have already put their commercials out on YouTube....

  • What to Eat. Drink. Do. in February and March

    What to Eat. Drink. Do. in February and March

    Sports, tunes, foodie and boozy fun and more things to do in Chicago in the next month. SUNDAY, FEB. 7Super Bowl Tailgate at Bar Toma110 E. Pearson St. 312-266-3110Watch the game on 22 TVs while grazing on wings, pasta and pizza. Stay until the final play for the chance to win Cubs opening day...

  • 5 songs you need to hear this week: Twin Peaks, Into It. Over It., Porches 

    5 songs you need to hear this week: Twin Peaks, Into It. Over It., Porches 

    Here’s what hit my earbuds this week in the best way possible. New music from Twin Peaks, Open Mike Eagle and Paul White, Gallant and Jhene Aiko, Porches and Into It. Over It. 5. Gallant and Jhene Aiko, “Skipping Stones” Two phenomenal voices, one incredibly smooth collaboration. 4. Porches, “Car”...

  • Exclusive: Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts announces new album 'Heavy Metal,' shares title track

    Exclusive: Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts announces new album 'Heavy Metal,' shares title track

    Rockford, Ill. rock band Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts has announced its upcoming third album "Heavy Metal," which is slated for release April 29. Listen to the title track below, which is exclusively streaming at RedEye. Nielsen (yes, his dad is Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen) has been...

  • Six found slain in Gage Park home, including child: 'We don't know what happened'

    Six found slain in Gage Park home, including child: 'We don't know what happened'

    Hours after six bodies were discovered Thursday in a Gage Park bungalow, Noemi Martinez waited by the phone nearly 1,000 miles away in Texas, still not sure whether the victims were family members her husband had just visited over Christmas."This is shocking, and I don’t know what to think,” she...

  • 5 former Bears at their snarky best for Super Bowl

    5 former Bears at their snarky best for Super Bowl

    Welcome to Five on Five, RedEye's roundup of Chicago movers, shakers and tastemakers and their snarkiest thoughts. In this Super Bowl edition, five former Bears riff on dancing kickers, free nuggets and private jet flights and the Puppy Bowl's greatest competition. This week's guests: Anthony Adams,...

  • 3 reasons to root against Denver in the Super Bowl

    3 reasons to root against Denver in the Super Bowl

    Ah, the Super Bowl. Time to eat snacks until you’re more full than a Wrigleyville bar on a Saturday night and actually enjoy having your mind poisoned by advertisers. If you're still figuring out whom to root for because the Bears are out of the picture, I offer an opinion: NOT the Broncos. Full...

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