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Here's how the first day of Lollapalooza went in Chicago

Lollapalooza opened Thursday in Grant Park amid a swirl of questions — about crowds, about rising COVID-19 cases in Chicago, about how extra entry procedures and health screening would be handled. That last question turned out to be a non-question, at least in the early hours of the festival’s first...
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Yet another truck strikes roof of Long Grove bridge

A truck became wedged under the roof of Long Grove's iconic covered bridge late Thursday afternoon, marking at least the 15th time the bridge has been damaged since it reopened last August after major repairs from a previous crash. Clearance on the bridge, which is on Robert Park Coffin Road,...
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The Best Places in Chicago to Celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29th Statement

Chicago is known for its hot wings so it’s the perfect place to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29th. National Chicken Wing Day is an annually celebrated holiday which falls on July 29th and celebrates one of the most popular appetizers in America. The most obvious way to celebrate the holiday is to eat chicken wings all day long. Stick with your favorite kind or shake things up a bit by trying new flavors.
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Chicago, Milwaukee metro areas at risk for damaging derecho

AccuWeather meteorologists warn that atmospheric conditions may allow for a fast-moving high-wind event that could roar from Wisconsin to Ohio at midweek and impact the metro areas of Chicago and Milwaukee Wednesday evening. The repetitive pattern of severe weather forecast for portions of the north-central United States this week includes...
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Chicago PD Season 9 is not coming to NBC in August 2021

Ready to see more from Intelligence? There isn’t much longer to wait, but we won’t see Chicago PD Season 9 premiere next month. Chicago PD Season 8 was difficult to follow. Not only did it get started late, but we ended up an on-off schedule due to filming during the pandemic. The late start blowed, though, especially with only two episodes before the winter break.
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Tink Releases New Album Heat of the Moment: Listen

The Chicago singer and rapper Tink is back with a new album. Heat of the Moment includes guest spots from Jeremih (“Rebel”) and Davido (“Might Let You”). Yung Bleu and Kodak Black also appear on the record. Listen to the album below. Tink’s last full-length was her 2019 project Voicemails,...

Is climate change the reason for intense weather in the Chicagoland area?

Northern Illinois University climate scientist Victor Gensini joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the Chicagoland area seems to experience more intense weather, and whether or not climate change has a hand in stronger thunderstorms. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:

Where does Illinois rank in America’s best states for infrastructure?

Adam Schuster, senior director of budget and tax research at the Illinois Policy Institute joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why Illinois ranked #1 on CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business, which rates the infrastructure of all 50 states. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities...
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CDOT announces a grid of new bike routes for Belmont Cragin and Hermosa

Sometimes it’s frustrating how disjointed Chicago’s approach to installing bikeways can be. A mile of bike lanes is installed here, and a couple blocks of concrete protection are installed there, wherever a street is being repaved, or there happens to be a bike-friendly alderman. The result is a bikeway network with lots of gaps, that’s not particularly welcoming to non-confident riders.

Your Hometown: With over 40 years in the business, Carmen Solano-De Carrier has been serving West Town more than great Chicken McNuggets

Hometown McDonald’s Owner-Operator, Carmen Solano-De Carrier, began her McDonald’s career at the age of 19, as a crew member, and rose through the ranks until she became an owner-operator in 2002. Carmen joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon news to talk about serving the West Town community in Chicago, her favorite McDonald’s menu item, and absolve Steve for using her Wrigleyville restaurant’s bathroom without buying anything.