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  • Pink, Green lines resume service after hourslong closure for man walking on tracks

    Pink, Green lines resume service after hourslong closure for man walking on tracks

    A man was taken into custody after walking on CTA tracks in the West Town neighborhood for nearly five hours early Tuesday, prompting a service shutdown and a response from SWAT personnel, authorities said. The man was walking on the tracks about 2:40 a.m., police said. It was unclear how or where...

  • Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline as protesters vow to stay

    Trump not saying what he'll do about Dakota Access pipeline as protesters vow to stay

    Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a "top priority" when he takes office next month, while opponents who have protested the project for months are vowing to stay put on their sprawling North Dakota encampment despite...

  • Cubs raise season ticket prices 19.5 percent

    Cubs raise season ticket prices 19.5 percent

    After waiting a lifetime for a championship team, Cubs fans will discover the price of success. The average price of season tickets will rise 19.5 percent in 2017, the Cubs announced Monday, with increases ranging from 6 percent for upper-deck reserved seats to 31 percent for infield club box seats....

  • Cubs working to arrange White House visit before Obama leaves office

    Cubs working to arrange White House visit before Obama leaves office

    The Cubs have about seven weeks to accept President Barack Obama's offer to visit the White House before he turns over the keys to Donald Trump, and they concede it will be difficult to get everyone together. While it's not the most pressing issue in Washington during the transition, a source with...

  • RedEye Rush Hour: Dec. 5

    RedEye Rush Hour: Dec. 5

    Welcome to RedEye Rush Hour, your breakdown of news to help you pass the time while you're surviving your commute. No, you hang up first What's up: Mayor Emanuel and president-elect Donald Trump had a phone chat about Chicago's status as a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. Why you care:...

  • Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

    Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

    The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. Kimmel has been a regular awards host, having twice previously hosted the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led...

  • Amazon Go, a grocery store without checkout or lines, planned for 2017

    Amazon Go, a grocery store without checkout or lines, planned for 2017

    Amazon on Monday morning unveiled Go, what it's calling "the world's most advanced shopping technology." Here's how it works: Head to the Amazon Go store (at this point, Amazon has announced one location in Seattle), open the corresponding app, and scan your phone on the way in. From there, you...

  • Chicago's first snowstorm of season breaks a record

    Chicago's first snowstorm of season breaks a record

    The first snowstorm of the winter season dumped more snow at O'Hare International Airport than any single-day snowstorm in December since 2005 and broke the record for snowfall on Dec. 4 set in 1964, according to the National Weather Service. Light to moderate snow began Sunday morning and continued...

  • 'The Walking Dead' Season 7, Episode 7: Carl flirts with the dark side in an effective episode

    'The Walking Dead' Season 7, Episode 7: Carl flirts with the dark side in an effective episode

    True to form, "The Walking Dead" springs back to life in its penultimate episode in 2016. After a shocking and grotesque premiere followed by multiple dead-end detours, we reconnect with the main storyline, and the result is a fairly well-paced episode. Several relationships are advanced as we...

  • Jonathan Toews misses 6th consecutive game; injury not getting better

    Jonathan Toews misses 6th consecutive game; injury not getting better

    At first the Blackhawks did not think Jonathan Toews' back injury was going to keep him out very long. Toews said he would be playing through it if this were the playoffs. But there has been no improvement, and the Hawks are now going keep Toews off the ice for at least the next few days to see...

  • 2 killed, at least 9 wounded in city shootings

    2 killed, at least 9 wounded in city shootings

    A woman cried and stomped her feet as she walked through a Parkway Gardens apartment complex early Sunday.  "(Expletive) monsters," she yelled out. "Monsters! Monsters!" Across the street from where the woman was walking, a 23-year-old man had been shot in the face about 3:10 a.m. Sunday while...

  • After national anthem protest, Colin Kaepernick dreadful in loss to Bears

    After national anthem protest, Colin Kaepernick dreadful in loss to Bears

    Colin Kaepernick had to duck under a massive American flag to get to the 49ers sideline moments before it was unrolled and stretched across the field for the performing of the national anthem Sunday at Soldier Field. Later, Kaepernick didn't duck questions about why the veteran quarterback again...

  • Army Corps of Engineers blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    Army Corps of Engineers blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. North...

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