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Chicago Police Chief Fired

Chicago’s Police Superintendent has been fired after criticism over how his office handled the response to the fatal shooting of a teenager by a police officer last year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he formally asked Garry F. McCarthy, Chicago’s police chief, for his resignation on Tuesday morning, a week to the day after video of the shooting was released by court order and the officer was charged…


Anti-Israeli Protesters Flood Chicago While Israeli’s Live In Fear

Chicago lit up with almost 15,000 people protesting Israel over the weekend in an attempt to send a message for a free Palestine. Attendees from all over the Chicagoland area descended to downtown Chicago, home of President Barack Obama, with placards denouncing Israel’s actions against Palestine. The anti-Israel protests come as thousands of Jews in Europe and other countries fear for their lives with the…


These Places You Will Want To See This Fall

Football is back, school is in session, and Starbucks is selling pumpkin spice lattes. That means autumn is near. For those who wait until the crowds die out before taking vacations now is the time to start looking at fall retreats. We have compiled some of the best places where you can take an extended leave from the real world, whether you want to gander…


Move to Mexico Has Trump Giving Up Oreo Cookies

Now that Kraft-Heinz has announced its relocation of the popular Oreo cookie lines from Chicago to Mexico, Donald Trump has the company in his crosshairs. As H.J. Heinz finishes their acquisition of Chicago-based Kraft, forming the Kraft-Heinz Corporation, the snack-making behemoth announced more than 2,500 jobs will be eliminated to avoid duplication in efforts. This included the shuttering of the Chicago plant focused on making…


China, Chicago At Odds Over Sculptures

China has recently revealed a new sculpture in the northwest town of Karamay, Xinjiang on August 11, 2015 that some say looks almost identical to another iconic sculpture located in Chicago, Illinois. The Chinese sculpture called “Big Oil Bubble” is drawing numerous complaints of being a copy cat replica of Chicago’s Cloud Gate, more familiarly known as “The Bean” located in downtown’s Millennium Park. Though…


Top Autumn Travel Destinations

Summer is drawing to a close and for those of you who haven’t made their annual vacations, now is the time to start looking at fall retreats instead of summer solaces. We have compiled some of the best places where you can take an extended leave from the real world, whether you want to gander at the fall foliage or dream of summer suns on…


NFL Draft Returning to Chicago

After the successful draft this year, NFL owners have agreed to return to Chicago for the 2016 NFL Draft. “We are excited to return to Chicago and look forward to creating an even better experience for our fans next year,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Based on the success of last year’s draft and our high expectations for the 2016 draft, Chicago…