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This 84-Year-Old Woman Rescued a Dog from a Pack of Wild Coyotes

Originally posted 07/19/2014 06:45PM

On July 11, Dolores Jefferson became a local hero after she rescued a neighbor's dog from a pack of wild coyotes.

The 84-year-old Bensenville, Illinois, resident was enjoying a cup of coffee when she heard noises coming from behind her home.

Jefferson went outside to investigate and found her neighbor's dog, Roxie, an Egyptian Pharoah Hound, surrounded by five coyotes.

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Chicago Group Fights Growing Street Violence with Yoga Classes

Chicago Group Fights Growing Street Violence with Yoga Classes

Originally posted 07/05/2014 10:45AM

With their brightly colored mats spread along a sidewalk, Tameka Lawson's yoga students try to follow her instructions: concentrate on their breathing and focus on the beauty of their surroundings.

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Prince William Grubs on Nachos at Chicago's O'Hare Airport | Prince William

Prince William Grubs on Nachos at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

Originally posted 05/01/2014 07:15PM

Even a duke gets the munchies.

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DJ Rashad Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose Days Before New Release

DJ Rashad Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose

Originally posted 04/27/2014 04:45PM

Rashad Harden, a house music and footwork pioneer who performed as DJ Rashad, was found dead over the weekend in Chicago of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said Sunday. He was 34.

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'Godfather of House Music' Frankie Knuckles Has Died

House Music Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Has Died

Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:15PM

Frankie Knuckles, one of the pioneers of house music, died at his Chicago home on Monday afternoon, his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, confirmed to The Chicago Tribune. He was 59.

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Watch the Chicago River Go Green for St. Patrick's Day | St. Patrick's Day

Watch the Chicago River Go Green for St. Patrick's Day

Originally posted 03/17/2014 11:00AM

The Chicago River glowed a bright emerald green Saturday as the city kicked off its St. Patrick's Day celebrations.

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Miley Cyrus Parties with Icona Pop

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UpdatePosted 03/10/2014 12:40PM

Miley Cyrus Keeps the Party Going with Icona Pop

Originally posted 03/10/2014 12:15PM

Miley Cyrus's rise to stardom has been a complete whirlwind, but she's not letting her demanding tour schedule keep her from having a little fun.

The tongue-wagging "Wrecking Ball" singer and her opening act, Icona Pop, kept the party going after her Bangerz Tour stop in Chicago on Friday night.

Cyrus hit up Underground Nightclub with the band following their concert and danced until the wee hours.

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Is He Crazy? Jimmy Fallon Takes a Polar Plunge in Chicago | Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon Takes a Polar Plunge in Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Originally posted 03/02/2014 12:30PM

Live, from Lake Michigan, it's Swimmy Fallon!

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Severe Storms Sweep Midwest, Killing 6

Severe Storms Sweep Midwest, Killing 6

Originally posted 11/18/2013 08:35AM

As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement.

Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone and the sun out "right on top" of them, Zehr said. Their home, on the outskirts of Washington, Ill., was swept up and scattered over hundreds of yards by one of the dozens of tornadoes and intense thunderstorms that swept across the Midwest on Sunday, leaving at least six people dead and unleashing powerful winds that flattened entire neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees.

"They saw [the tornado] right there and got in the basement," said a stunned Zehr, pointing to the farm field near the rubble that had been his home.

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