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Chicago Police promise increased CTA patrols, but riders don't see more officers

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Chicago Police say they are stepping up patrols on CTA trains across the city after recent violence, including a shooting on a Red Line train Saturday. Those patrols were set to begin Sunday, and police Supt. David Brown said Monday that they have. But riders say they haven't noticed any changes.  "It was just a normal train ride," said Jakyia Dean. "No police officers, and when I look out the windows, no police officers or anything."    A 29-year-old man was shot and killed on a CTA Red Line train car early Saturday morning near the 79th Street...
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Tickets Just Went on Sale for a 3-Floor, Immersive Harry Potter Experience in Chicago

We've all been there. A friend comes back from a trip with a tan and a custom-crafted wand they got from Ollivander's after visiting Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter, telling infuriating stories about how fun and magical the experience was. Well, Chicagoans, your FOMO is about to be cured. An immersive three-floor Harry Potter experience is about to take over Water Tower Place.

Bears' Justin Fields talks pressure, Getsy's offense

Justin Fields is getting comfortable with the new setup in Chicago. He isn't overwhelmed by the pressure of being a quarterback in one of the biggest sport cities in the country. He isn't submerged by Luke Getsy and his new offense. He isn't scared of being the face of the Bears' franchise.

Chicago police release video of CTA Red Line murder suspects

CHICAGO - Chicago police released video Monday of two suspects wanted for a murder on a CTA Red Line train. The homicide occurred Saturday morning around 2:06 a.m. on a 79th Street train, police said. After a brief conversation with the 29-year-old victim, police say one of the suspects pulled...

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Grant Scholarships For Chicago Residents Looking To Continue Their Education

$230,000 in Community Services Block Grant scholarships are available to apply for until Aug. 26 at midnight. One of the many hardships of furthering education is finding financial aid. To help with this situation, Mayor Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS) Commissioner Brandie Knazze announced on Aug. 5 new grant scholarships.

Steelers would be insane not to call about Teven Jenkins

With the recent rumors of a potential trade brewing, the Steelers would be wise to at least call the Bears about Jenkins. Reports are swirling that the Bears are looking to trade last year’s second-round pick, Teven Jenkins, after a miserable start to his pro career. Jenkins was a highly touted tackle out of Oklahoma State. Known for his physicality and run blocking, Jenkins rose through the draft ranks before an injury caused him to slip into the second round.

Skilling: What will the weather be like in Chicago this week

Chicago enters a noticeably cooler, less humid weather regime this week – compared to last. Monday’s muggy dew points and humidities are going away in the coming week, not to return until the coming weekend. Dew points, a measure of atmospheric moisture, will fall back to the low and mid 40s to low 50s. The exception is a brief spike into the low 60s Wednesday night and early Thursday.

Field of Dreams Game: Cubs, Reds uniforms unveiled

This year’s Field of Dreams Game will retain the throwback feel of last year’s inaugural Major League Baseball classic. The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds on Monday unveiled throwback uniforms for the upcoming game. Both teams will be sporting threads that would please Moonlight Graham himself. As FOX...

How Bears' QB Justin Fields Impressed Peter King at Training Camp

How Fields impressed Peter King at training camp originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago. There are many factors which will determine how well the Bears’ organizational overhaul turns out, but no factor will be as important in determining the length of the rebuild than Justin Fields’ development. On the latest episode of the Under Center podcast, Peter King joined the show and shared that he’s heard many people in the Bears organization describe Fields in two ways, which indicate that he could turn into a franchise quarterback.