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Video: Nik Wallenda completes Chicago skyscraper tightrope walks

Chicago - Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, 35, completed two skyscraper high-wire walks on live TV Sunday evening: The first walk at more than 500 ft over the Chicago River, and the second blindfolded, without a safety net or a harness.

Interview with singer and comedienne Jenny Talia Special

The multi-talented Australian, a U.S. resident since 1999, speaks to Digital Journal about her last album, her new album and her upcoming Australasian tour.

Chicago schools among best in Illinois according to demographics

Chicago - Chicago came out on top in Illinois school standings. U.S. News ranked five Chicago high schools in the top 10 Illinois high schools. This is an important factor for those looking to purchase a new home in Chicago.

Op-Ed: ISIS publicity campaign – Multiple threats, multiple backlashes

In keeping with the habitual high profile publicity model started by Al Qaeda, ISIS is making multiple threats against targets around the world. Threats are receiving backlash responses online.

Review: Chicago delights at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, New York Special

Wantagh - Iconic rock band Chicago played a concert at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, on August 17, for a great turnout.

Review: REO Speedwagon charms at Jones Beach Theater in New York Special

Wantagh - On August 17, iconic rock group REO Speedwagon played a concert at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, with the band Chicago.

Chicago and REO Speedwagon to play Jones Beach, New York

Rock band Chicago will be performing live at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Sunday, August 17 in Wantagh, New York.

Op-Ed: Obama worst president ever, including future

Chicago - The pathetic failures of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, probably will mean he is not only the worst president the country has had, but the worst one it will ever have.

SWAT patrols Chicago streets after 82 people shot over weekend

Chicago - Heavily-armed police SWAT teams are patrolling the streets of Chicago following a violent Fourth of July weekend during which at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally.

Nine dead in weekend surge of shootings in Chicago

Chicago - At least nine people were murdered in Chicago over the Independence Day weekend in an explosion of gun violence branded "simply unacceptable" by its mayor.

Op-Ed: Chicago: 82 shot, 14 killed during July 4th holiday

Chicago - Within 84 hours there were 82 casualties and 14 dead. The statistics aren’t from Syria or Iraq, they are from Chicago, Illinois; Windy City USA.

14 dead, 82 shot in Chicago over 4th of July weekend

Chicago - The holiday weekend in Chicago was marred by gun violence across the city. The youngest victim of this weekend's shootings was only 14 years old, he was shot by police.

Review: Matt Ryanz tips hat to Steve Grand by covering 'All-American Boy'

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Matt Ryanz has paid tribute to one of his favorite contemporary artists, Steve Grand, by covering his "All-American Boy," hit song that went viral.

Video: George Lucas plans Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago

Chicago - George Lucas has promised to open a museum celebrating his achievements and those of his favorite artists in Chicago. Big names such as Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth will be included in displays.

Nuns sue strip club for being too close to convent

Stone Park - In a Chicago suburb, a group of disgruntled nuns have united against an unwanted neighbor. This strip club, they say, plays loud music as they pray and keeps them up late at night.

Review: Matt Ryanz delivers on music video for 'It's Love To Me' Special

Chicago-based dance-pop singer and songwriter Matt Ryanz has released a music video for his latest single "It's Love To Me."

Anti-Semitic 'Clash of Clans' bullying rocks Chicago school

Chicago - Three eighth grade students have been suspended as part of an investigation of alleged anti-Semitic bullying at a Chicago public school.

School rescinds decision to deny diplomas for tossing caps in air

Chicago - A suburban high school in Chicago has rescinded an earlier decision to deny diplomas for graduates who threw their caps in the air during the commencement ceremony.

No fries with that — McDonald's HQ closes before worker protest

Oak Park - The world's largest fast-food chain's corporate headquarters near Chicago closed Wednesday after hundreds of McDonald's employees threatened to protest demanding higher wages.

Chicago-born producer brothers re-introduce Wizard of Oz classic

Chicago - Ryan and Roland Carroll, Chicago-born producer brothers, are re-introducing the second generation of the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz novels via this Friday’s public release of the animated film “Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return."

University of Chicago law student killed in car crash

Chicago - A 26-year-old woman died Friday following a collision between her taxi and a car driving the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive in the windy city.

Chicago opera scene hits high note with loyal audiences

The plot summary of U.S. opera in recent years has unfolded like the last act of a Verdi tragedy: New York City Opera, dead; Opera Boston, dead; San Diego Opera, on its final aria.

'Divergent' set to dominate

UPDATE #2: It looks like "Divergent" will reap around $53-58 million for the weekend as the next trilogy is born. It took in $22.8 million on Friday.

Chicago River flows green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The popular tradition of dying the Chicago River to celebrate the festive St. Patrick's Day has been copied at numerous locations — even The White House — but Chicago remains the most infamous.

Op-Ed: The Price of Freedom — What are we sacrificing now?

The proposed budget cuts by the Secretary of Defense are nothing more than a red herring from an administration with out of control spending habits, desperate to make the Affordable Care Act work, and a habit of targeting the military.

Op-Ed: Felonious throwing of a snowball

Chicago - A Chicago cop charged a 13-year-old boy with aggravated battery to a peace officer because the officer claims the boy hit him with a snowball.

Loyola University Chicago students simulate poverty at workshop

Chicago - Loyola University health sciences students, faculty and staff participated in a poverty simulation workshop Thursday. Activities included standing in an unemployment line, role-playing as a pregnant teen and serving a healthy, inexpensive lunch.

Life sentence for woman who killed policeman with his own gun

Chicago - Robin Johnson, 50, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for killing Chicago police officer, Richard Francis, with his own gun in 2008.

'NATO 3' in court on terrorism charges, entrapment is alleged

Three protesters stopped by Chicago police before a 2012 NATO Summit protest, who posted video of what appears to be clear harassment, are in court on terrorism charges after nearly two years in police custody.

Viral photo sums up the subzero chill affecting 180 million Americans

Widely shared online right now is this chilly photo taken of Chicago during Tuesday's devastating cold. Residents of the Windy City are not alone: 180 million Americans are struggling through record-breaking freezing temperatures.
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