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'Tis the season to have the crap scared out of you at a haunted house

If Halloween is your favorite holiday and you’re less than thrilled that Christmas is practically here, you can enjoy a festive scare at "Krampus: A Haunted Christmas" to hold you over until next year. The holiday-themed haunted house event will take place from 7-11 p.m. Dec. 16-17 at Chicago’s...

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  • Corey Crawford out with appendectomy; Blackhawks fall 3-1 to Flyers

    Corey Crawford out with appendectomy; Blackhawks fall 3-1 to Flyers

    When the Blackhawks came out for warmups at the Wells Fargo Center, one of their key players, goaltender Corey Crawford wasn't with them on the ice. Instead, he was under the knife, and now he will be on the shelf. Crawford developed appendicitis hours before Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Flyers and...

  • Anthony 'Spice' Adams isn't afraid to get silly for charity

    Anthony 'Spice' Adams isn't afraid to get silly for charity

    Anthony "Spice" Adams may have left the Bears more than five years ago now, but he's still doing good for the city of Chicago. As a part of PSCU's Credit Union Magic Minute, the former Bears defensive tackle was given 60 seconds to grab all of the presents and merchandise organized in a warehouse...

  • LeBron James gracious in defeat — both on Cubs bet and Cavs loss to Bulls

    LeBron James gracious in defeat — both on Cubs bet and Cavs loss to Bulls

    LeBron James entered the United Center dressed as a World Series champion and left it dressed as the leader of a team on a three-game losing skid. The Cavaliers star first made good on a bet with former teammate and current Bulls guard Dwyane Wade when he wore a Cubs uniform to the arena and then...

  • LeBron James arrives in a Cubs uniform

    LeBron James arrives in a Cubs uniform

    Cavaliers forward LeBron James arrives at the United Center on Dec. 2, 2016, wearing a Cubs uniform after losing a bet to Bulls guard Dwyane Wade.

  • Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016

    Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016

    In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records. The 700 mark was reached about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday when a 25-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and back...

  • Memorial service planned for Riot Fest co-founder Sean McKeough

    Memorial service planned for Riot Fest co-founder Sean McKeough

    Riot Fest co-founder and owner of Cobra Lounge Sean McKeough has died at 42. McKeough, an entrepreneur, musician and tireless supporter of the Chicago music scene, also co-owned Cobra Music on the city's Near West Side.  Condolences have been circulating across various social media platforms. With...

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  • Bulls Q&A: Bobby Portis' struggles, the Nikola Mirotic chia pet and more

    Bulls Q&A: Bobby Portis' struggles, the Nikola Mirotic chia pet and more

    Holiday cards to address. Presents to ship. Bulls mailbag questions to answer. At least the latter doesn't involve postage. The success or failure of this season is measured by what? -- Mighty Black Duck There are so many ways to answer this. Wins and losses? The development of Nikola Mirotic and...

  • Cubs' World Series victory tour

    Cubs' World Series victory tour

    Photos of the Cubs on their World Series victory tour.

  • Next round's on Taylor Swift: She's the world's highest-paid musician

    Next round's on Taylor Swift: She's the world's highest-paid musician

    Taylor Swift is doing something right. A lot of things, actually: She’s No. 1 on Forbes’ 2016 list of the highest-paid musicians in the world.  Her $170-million take, earned primarily through her recent world tour and various endorsements, also made her the top-earning celebrity back in June, the...

  • Mall of America, nation's biggest, hires first black Santa

    Mall of America, nation's biggest, hires first black Santa

    The nation's largest mall is hosting its first-ever black Santa Claus this this weekend. The Star-Tribune reports The Mall of America in suburban Minneapolis hired Larry Jefferson to play Kris Kringle from Thursday to Sunday as part of its Santa Experience. Santa Experience co-owner Landon Luther...

  • Should Bears tank for draft pick? Players, coaches can't think that way

    Should Bears tank for draft pick? Players, coaches can't think that way

    You know you are having a bad season when the only way to win is to lose. The downtrodden Bears are in the unenviable position of gaining more from a loss to the 49ers on Sunday at Soldier Field than they would a victory. The loser will be in better position but far from guaranteed the No. 2 overall...

  • A musical about the 'Miracle' Cubs? It could happen

    A musical about the 'Miracle' Cubs? It could happen

    Billy Marovitz, who has been working for many years on a theatrical production that you will probably never see, is talking about a new musical … actually he is singing one of the songs from this new musical and when he stops singing and says, "We are hoping to open in April, maybe May." His chicken...

  • What to Eat. Drink. Do. in December

    What to Eat. Drink. Do. in December

    Dancing, tunes, foodie and boozy fun and more things to do in Chicago in the next month. FRIDAY, DEC. 2Ultra Exclusive Mustache Party at The Drop Lounge1909 N. Lincoln Ave. 312-574-0898The fourth annual bash benefiting the Movember Foundation includes well drinks, domestic beers and bites from...

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