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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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Chicago Blue Line Train Derails, Climbs Escalator at O'Hare – See the Photos!

Chicago Blue Line Train Derails, Climbs Escalator at O'Hare International Airport (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/24/2014 11:35AM

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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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Robin Thicke & Paula Patton's Romantic Dinner: Kissing & Crab Legs

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UpdatePosted 10/08/2013 02:45PM

Robin Thicke & Paula Patton's Romantic Dinner: Kissing & Crab Legs

Originally posted 10/08/2013 09:35AM

Robin Thicke's loved-up lyrics came to life this weekend when he stepped out with wife Paula Patton in Chicago.

After the "Blurred Lines" singer's performance at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, he joined the Baggage Claim actress for a romantic dinner at Chicago Cut Steakhouse on Saturday.

"They were kissing throughout dinner," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "At one point, they even stepped outside to stand over the river and hold hands."

Thicke opted for salad and dover sole, while Patton enjoyed salad and crab legs.

"They looked very much in love," the source adds.


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Jenny McCarthy Goes Underwear Shopping for Beau Donnie Wahlberg | Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy

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Jenny McCarthy Goes Underwear Shopping for Beau Donnie Wahlberg

Originally posted 08/18/2013 02:35PM

Jenny McCarthy has proved that her relationship with Donnie Wahlberg is on and strong.

The new host of The View recently made a little trip to the Jockey store at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, where she swooped up some goodies for herself and her man.

McCarthy picked up Jockey Skimmies Slipshorts "in every color," a source tells PEOPLE, adding that she also snagged some undies for Wahlberg.

"While Jenny was shopping, she was reminiscing on her retail days at Bloomingdales in high school," the source says. "She also talked about how great Donnie is, and how she plans to split her time between her home in Chicago and New York City, where she films The View." –Dahvi Shira

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Kellan Lutz Brushes Off Lady Attention at Lollapalooza Event | Kellan Lutz

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Kellan Lutz Brushes Off Lady Attention & Sticks with His Pals at Lollapalooza Event

Originally posted 08/07/2013 06:00AM

In town for Lollapalooza festivities, Kellan Lutz stopped by Miami lounge in Chicago, where he was able to sneak in some downtime with his brothers and close pals.

Lutz and his crew immediately made their way to the Barefoot Wine & Bubbly bar where they "quickly started chatting up several adoring ladies who were professing their love," a source tells PEOPLE.

"The actor talked to the girls about his upcoming Expendables 3 role and even did an impression of his costar, Arnold Schwarzenegger."

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Newlyweds George Lucas & Mellody Hobson Party with Prince | George Lucas

George Lucas & Mellody Hobson Celebrate Wedding in Chicago

Originally posted 06/30/2013 10:05AM

After tying the knot on June 22, George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are still celebrating.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lucas and Hobson hosted friends and family at Chicago's Promontory Point – including Prince, Robin Williams, Mark Hamill, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Al Roker, Gayle King, Jesse Jackson and Ne-Yo.

Performing with a 22-piece band under a large tent, Prince provided the evening's entertainment for Hobson, a Chicago native, and Lucas.

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