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Illinois Primary Election Day: Here's what you need to know

CHICAGO (CBS)-- It's Primary Election Day and more than 50 polling locations will open at 6 a.m. across Chicago. Polling sites close at 7 p.m., and you can vote as long as you are in line by the closing time. One of the biggest races to keep an eye on Tuesday is the Republican Primary for Illinois governor. Tuesday's winner will challenge JB Pritzker for his job in the fall.GOP candidate Richard Irvin spent Monday campaigning in west suburban Cary.He's backed by billionaire Ken Griffin, who gave  $50 million to Irvin's campaign.Irvin, Aurora mayor, hopes his experience and willingness to reach across...
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Bricks from wall under McCormick Place Lakeside Center fall onto DuSable Lake Shore

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Drivers had to dodge a few bricks Monday night along DuSable Lake Shore Drive. The Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority said bricks from a retaining wall under the under the McCormick Place Lakeside Center buckled and crumbled – sending debris onto the northbound lanes of the Drive. Most of the debris ended up on the shoulder, with some in the right-hand lane, MPEA said.At least two cars were damaged by falling debris. The Fire Department said no one was hurt.MPEA said traffic was being blocked in the right lane of the northbound Drive and from...
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Today In The Culture, June 28, 2022: Summers At Taliesin | Proposed Bike Lane Enforcement Ordinance | The Return of the Channel 2 Jumbotron

Suzanne Rose’s self-portrait series, “Moments of Being,” runs through July 30 at Zolla/Lieberman. It’s described as a “series on the art of loss. In dialogue with Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, ‘One Art,’ this series examines beauty in life through a soft lens of memory. Found in everyday moments, these images contemplate underlying themes of love, longing, grief, and the desire to be truly seen.” More here.

Exclusive: Dre London Taps Post Malone as Co-Partner for SKRT Hard Seltzer Brand

Post Malone is joining forces with his longtime manager Dre London for SKRT, a new line of hard seltzers set to launch across the country this summer. The Twelve Carat Toothache artist has joined London’s latest business endeavor as co-partner, and will help bring attention to the new 100-calorie alcoholic beverage. The news comes not long after Dre unveiled SKRT at Lyrical Lemonade’s annual Summer Smash festival in Chicago, and now he’s revealed Post’s involvement with the new brand.

New kirigami-inspired models predict how new metamaterials behave

A traditional paper crane is a feat of artistry. Every fold in origami leads to the transformation of a single square sheet of paper into a bird, a dragon, or a flower. Origami discourages gluing, marking or cutting the paper, but in the art of kirigami, strategically placed cuts can transform the shape of the paper even further, creating complex structures from simple slits. A well-known example of this is a pop-up book, where depending on how the flat paper is cut, a different set of shapes—a heart, a frog, a set of skyscrapers—will emerge when the book is opened.

Nnamdï Announces New Album Please Have a Seat, Shares New Song: Listen

Chicago producer and multi-instrumentalist Nnamdï has announced a new album. It’s called Please Have a Seat and it is due October 7 via Secretly Canadian and Sooper Records, marking his debut on the former label. The lead single, “I Don’t Wanna Be Famous,” comes with an Austin Vesley–directed video in which Nnamdï is harassed by paparazzi and obsessive fans. Nnamdï has also announced a fall U.S. tour, kicking off in Iowa October 18. Check out the new single and the full list of tour dates below.

Focus on beta cells instead of immune system could be key to preventing type 1 diabetes

Research into the causes of type 1 diabetes often focuses on the autoimmune response, where the immune system destroys pancreatic islet beta cells that produce insulin. A new study by scientists at the University of Chicago instead looks at the role of the beta cells themselves in triggering autoimmunity. The research also raises the possibility that new medications could block the immune system from destroying beta cells and prevent type 1 diabetes from developing in at risk or early onset patients.

Cubs’ Ross cites ‘loyalty’ in playing Heyward

Cubs manager David Ross says how well he knows Jason Heyward and “loyalty” matters when it comes to the struggling veteran outfielder’s status this season. “I know there’s going to be a time where we get some other younger guys out, but we’re not even halfway through the season,” Ross told The Bigs’ Eugene McIntosh. “There’s a loyalty factor from my standpoint. I love that guy.

Angels rally for 4-3 win over White Sox

The Los Angeles Angels found out they'll pay a hefty price in suspensions for Sunday's big brawl with Seattle. In the short term, though, it seems that's galvanized a struggling ballclub. Taylor Ward hit a go-ahead double in the seventh inning Monday night and the Angels rallied for a 4-3...

John Hinckley Jr. says no shows planned, apologizes for shooting Reagan

John Hinckley Jr. won’t be performing any time soon. The man who shot President Ronald Reagan in an assassination attempt said that his three canceled performances in Brooklyn, Chicago and Connecticut won’t be rescheduled for the “foreseeable future.” “I don’t know anybody else who’s certainly had a life like I’ve had,” Hinckley said on “CBS Mornings.” “I mean, what I tell people now, if you want to get to know John Hinckley, listen to his songs.” The 67-year-old has expressed an ambition to be a singer/songwriter and to perform on tour, but his scheduled performances were canceled due to safety concerns.  During his first...

B1G 2022 // Purdue’s Non-revenue sports

For today’s second article, I’ve chosen to talk about the non-revenue sport programs at Purdue University. Members of the Purdue hivemind should be aware that Purdue offers the minimum number of sports required by the conference and is also currently tied for 11th in all-time Big Ten championships (73) with Chicago. That’s right. Penn State who has been in the league approximately 1⁄4 as long as Purdue has more league titles. Chicago hasn’t been in the conference since the 40s and has as many. Maryland is coming up from behind quickly. Just to complete the picture: remember that Purdue leads all Big Ten schools in basketball conference championships with 24. So that’s less than 50 in all other sports combined. As you can imagine some of the Purdue non-revenue sports have been bleak.

10 Most Important Bears of 2022: #9 David Montgomery

I know a lot of Chicago Bears fans have already moved on from David Montgomery as the the team’s primary running back, but he’s still very much a big part of what they plan on doing in 2022. He has the type of all-around skill set that makes him ideal for Luke Getsy’s offense, and while he may not flash the top end speed some look for in an outside zone tailback, the Bears won’t be exclusively running outside zone.

We Should All Just Call Each Other ‘Chef’

The Bear is a new hit FX series about an accomplished young chef and walking “I Can Fix Him” named Carmen (Jeremy Allen White) who returns home to run his family’s Chicago sandwich shop in the wake of his brother’s death. Before, he was a rising star at the type of snobby fine dining establishment that plates food with tweezers. This gig mostly involves manhandling big, sloppy hunks of beef and staving off mounting debts. But Carmen is determined to make the place something truly great.

An R. Kelly Supporter Was Arrested For Threatening Prosecutors In His New York Sex Trafficking Case

As outrageous as it sounds considering the laundry list of crimes for which R. Kelly was convicted, the disgraced R&B star still has plenty of hardcore fans — some much harder than others. According to Billboard, one who recently went way out of his way to show his support for Kelly was arrested after threatening federal prosecutors involved in Kelly’s New York case (his Chicago case is still pending). Bolingbrook, Illinois resident Christopher Gunn was arrested Saturday and faces up to five years in prison if he’s convicted.

"House music" may be a new wave to some, but not to everybody | Mid-South team of DJ's call themselves 'House of the Mid-South'

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There’s one type of music that may be new to some, but the feel good beats of Chicago house music have been "jacking" bodies for decades. “That’s kind of like the history of House Music. You can’t break our soul we’ve been around for a longtime,” Shango Cooke with House of the Midsouth said.

Bulls mourn the loss of longtime announcer Ken Tanner

Long-time team broadcaster and in-game host Ken Tanner has passed away. Before becoming a Bulls team ambassador, Ken joined WRAL-TV in 1979 as the farm reporter. But later, Bulls fans would know him for interviewing the "Star of the Game" after every home contest. There was no bigger Bulls fan than Ken.