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Cookie the Cockatoo at Brookfield Zoo dies

Cookie, an at least 83-year-old cockatoo and one of Chicago’s best known zoo animals, died over the weekend at Brookfield Zoo, the zoo announced Monday. “On Saturday morning, Cookie suffered a very abrupt decline in his health, prompting the veterinary and animal care staff to make the extremely...

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  • Exactly how Donald Trump would eliminate crime in Chicago

    Exactly how Donald Trump would eliminate crime in Chicago

    Last week, Donald Trump told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that—under the right leadership—crime in Chicago could be essentially stopped within one measly week. Huh? As even the actual Chicago Police Department has no idea what the Republican nominee for president of the United States is talking about,...

  • I told him how I feel. He doesn’t reciprocate. Now what?

    I told him how I feel. He doesn’t reciprocate. Now what?

    Been friends with a guy for years and have had feelings for him for a while. I’m mid-30s, straight. We went out drinking one night and, with the help of liquid courage, I decided to tell him how I felt. He said he was flattered (ugh) but didn’t reciprocate (ugh ugh). What do I do now? How do I...

  • Latest Leslie Jones attack should be our cue to speak up

    Latest Leslie Jones attack should be our cue to speak up

    I have astonishment fatigue. Every day this summer, I'm newly and horribly astonished at what we humans dish out to each other. Wednesday it was the Leslie Jones website being hacked, followed quickly by the reaction to the Leslie Jones website hack. Jones, the "Saturday Night Live" actress who...

  • Here's how to ask out your waitress: Don't.

    Here's how to ask out your waitress: Don't.

    I get it, waitresses are being all nice and [bleep] ’cause it’s their job and they want a fat tip. But let’s pretend that you are seriously interested in your waitress. Is it rude to show interest or solicit a date or more info from someone who is working? If it’s not, what are some ways you can...

  • Sorry, Summer 2016, but I’m breaking up with you

    Sorry, Summer 2016, but I’m breaking up with you

    Summer romances are meant to be as fleeting as the humid days and breezy nights, which means the time has come, Summer 2016, for us to part ways. And if I’m being completely honest here, it’s definitely you, not me. What’s that? You don’t understand? Stop playing Pokémon Go for one second and listen...

  • Ask Anna: I'm nervous about receiving oral sex

    Ask Anna: I'm nervous about receiving oral sex

    I’m 18. I’ve been seeing my boyfriend for four months. I go down on him, but he hasn’t gone down on me because I’m nervous about it. What if he hates it? What if I hate it? What if he thinks I smell or take too long or get bored? I don’t know that I can get over my fears around this, but I don’t...

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  • Dwyane Wade's cousin shot dead while pushing her baby in stroller on South Side

    Dwyane Wade's cousin shot dead while pushing her baby in stroller on South Side

    Chicago basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot dead while she was pushing her baby in a stroller Friday afternoon near an elementary school in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, according to police and a family spokesman. Nykea Aldridge, 32, and a man were walking in the 6300 block of South...

  • 92 deaths, 2,623 bullets: Tracking every Chicago police shooting over 6 years

    92 deaths, 2,623 bullets: Tracking every Chicago police shooting over 6 years

    Every five days, on average, a Chicago police officer fired a gun at someone. In 435 shootings over a recent six-year span, officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. While a few of those incidents captured widespread attention, they occurred with such brutal regularity — and with scant...

  • Amazon is opening its first IRL bookstore in Chicago

    Amazon is opening its first IRL bookstore in Chicago

    In case ordering books online was too blasé for your tastes, Amazon is now opening its very first brick-and-mortar Chicago bookstore. Seattle was #blessed with the first physical store two years ago, and now the Southport Corridor in Lakeview will be getting the second come 2017. Amazon Books will...

  • Teacher welcomes 4th-graders back to school with rap video

    Teacher welcomes 4th-graders back to school with rap video

    Give the new teacher an A for effort. Dwayne Reed, who said he is "more excited than nervous" about starting Thursday as a fourth-grade student teacher for the fall semester at Stenson Elementary School in Skokie, made a three-minute rap video to welcome his 24 students and introduce himself. So...

  • PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

    PAWS Chicago is rescuing pets from Louisiana floods and winning our hearts

    Eternal good guys PAWS Chicago are responding to the recent flooding in southern Louisiana by sending volunteers from Chicago to go and rescue homeless animals. Since the flooding started, more than 40,000 people have been displaced from their homes, creating a desperate need for emergency housing...

  • Chicagoan Maggie McEldowney wins international Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland

    Chicagoan Maggie McEldowney wins international Rose of Tralee competition in Ireland

    Ireland's 57th annual Rose of Tralee Festival culminated Tuesday night with the naming of the Rose of Tralee, and one of Chicago's own took home the crown. Maggie McEldowney of Beverly, representing Chicago in the international competition, beat 64 other women who hailed from Ireland's many counties...

  • Ax throwing — the 'modern-day bowling' — coming to Chicago

    Ax throwing — the 'modern-day bowling' — coming to Chicago

    If your idea of a good time is drinking beer and throwing axes, well, you're in luck. Canadian ax-throwing chain — yes, you read that right — Bad Axe Throwing will be opening its first Chicago location at 165 N. Loomis St., about a mile from the United Center. Bad Axe founder Mario Zelaya says...

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