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Critically Endangered Rhinoceros Born In Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

A still unnamed baby black rhino was recently born in Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The baby calf belongs to the critically endangered species of Eastern Black Rhinoceros which population has declined due to rhino horn poaching.

Animals May 22, 2019

Meteor Streaking Through Chicago Caught On Camera

A meteor streaked through Chicago skies just before midnight last friday. Security cameras in several homes were able to capture the moment that the meteor flew past the suburbs.

Space May 11, 2019

San Francisco, Chicago About To Get Amazon Go Cashierless Stores

Amazon Go, Amazon's cashierless convenience store, is coming to San Francisco and Chicago. The retailer confirmed the news after recently putting up an ad seeking for store managers for outlets in both cities.

Business Tech May 15, 2018

Chicago Man Re-Routed UPS Corporate Mails To His Apartment: How Did He Do It?

A Chicago man faces criminal charges after investigators recovered thousands of re-routed corporate mail in his apartment. He reportedly submitted a change of address request to update the corporate address of the corporate headquarters of UPS.

Business Tech May 12, 2018

Niantic Announces Worldwide Summer Events For 'Pokémon GO' Fans, Brings Festival Back To Chicago

‘Pokémon GO’ is going global this summer 2018. Niantic Labs will hold three different celebrations for fans of the augmented reality smartphone game that allows players to capture and raise Pokémon.

Video Games May 7, 2018

Synthetic Marijuana Situation In Illinois Kills 2, Number Of Cases Still Growing

Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed that the death toll in Illinois linked to fake marijuana use climbs to two. The unexplained outbreak now listed 56 cases of severe bleeding, along with other pressing symptoms.

Public Health April 3, 2018

Illinois Patients Suffer Severe Bleeding Over Fake Marijuana: Report

Cases of severe bleeding in Illinois over synthetic marijuana use have grown to 22. State health officials say the situation is being investigated and that no deaths have been reported so far.

Public Health March 30, 2018

Xerox Engineers Claim Drop in Chicago Crime Rate Due To Unclogged Printers

Xerox engineers are taking credit for a drop in the crime rate in Chicago during the mid '90s. By reducing paper jams in printers, lawyers' work became more efficient.

Viral February 12, 2018

Measles Patient Possibly Exposed Hundreds Of Airport Passengers To Contagious Disease

On Wednesday morning, a passenger with a confirmed case of measles landed at the Chicago O’Hare Airport. Now, hundreds of travelers are at risk of contracting the contagious and deadly disease.

Public Health January 15, 2018

Apple Store Chicago Winter Problem Caused By Software Issue, Not Design Flaw

The winter problems of Apple Store Chicago were thought to be the result of a design flaw. Apple, however, explained that the icicles forming along the edges of the Apple Store's roof was due to a software issue.

Apple January 4, 2018

Apple Store Chicago Was Not Made For Winters: Design Flaw Forces Closure Of Community Areas

The newest Apple Store in Chicago has a dangerous design flaw that forced the closure of its community areas. The MacBook Pro-inspired roof has no gutters, so melting snow is forming icicles and sliding off, possibly falling on pedestrians.

Apple December 30, 2017

Apple Opens Near-Invisible Flagship Store In Chicago: Here’s What It Looks Like Inside

Apple has finally opened its Apple Michigan Avenue store, with a dazzling design that challenges what a traditional retail outlet is supposed to look like. Apple worked closely with the city of Chicago to create the space.

Apple October 21, 2017

Bye, Granddad: World's Oldest Public Aquarium Fish Dies In Chicago

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has euthanized Granddad the Australian lungfish. The almost 100-year-old fish is the oldest zoo animal in the city and the longest among aquarium fish worldwide to live.

Animals February 7, 2017

Watch A Crowd Of Chicago 'Pokémon GO' Players Sing The 'Pokémon' Theme Song

Although some people are doing stupid, dangerous and even occasionally unethical things to 'catch them all,' watch a group of Chicago 'Pokémon GO' players join together to sing the 'Pokémon' theme song.

Geek July 18, 2016

Amazon Expanding Same-Day Delivery Service In New York, Chicago After Criticism

An analysis by Bloomberg News revealed that there were racial disparities in Amazon's offering of its free same-day delivery service. The online retail giant was quick to act, expanding the service to minority communities.

Business Tech May 3, 2016

Amazon Launches Its Prime Now Restaurant Delivery Service In Chicago

Amazon Prime Now customers in the Windy City have an added bonus of the gourmandizing variety: the e-commerce company announced it is bringing its food-delivery service to Chicago. Users can now order delivery from favorite local restaurants.

Apps/Software January 21, 2016

Uber Launches Two New Ridesharing Programs In Seattle And Chicago

If you live in either city and are looking to share rides with strangers, you're in luck.

Apps/Software December 9, 2015

The Curious Case Of The Max Headroom Broadcast, The Biggest TV Hack In History

Nov. 22, 2015 marks the 28th anniversary of the Max Headroom signal disruption, in which two Chicago TV stations were hacked by a video of a man dressed up as the popular 80s cyperpunk personality -- a man no one has been able to identify for over two decades.

Movies/TV Shows November 21, 2015

Comcast Brings Stream TV Service Without Data Caps To Chicago

Comcast has extended its Stream TV service to Chicago without data caps, and the company intends to roll out the service on its entire cable territory by early 2016.

Internet November 20, 2015

Carbon Monoxide Is Deadly: Health Officials Advise Public To Take Precautions

In Villa Park, Chicago, an improperly installed furnace was blamed for a carbon monoxide leak at a single-family home, affecting 11 individuals on Sunday. In a separate incident the following day, two families in a home along Grand Avenue in Vernon were sent to the hospital after being exposed to the same substance.

Life October 20, 2015

Martin Scorsese And Leonardo DiCaprio Team Up In America’s First Serial Killer Biopic: 'Who Was H.H. Holmes?'

Martin Scorsese will direct and Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the big screen adaptation of Erik Larson’s book about H.H. Holmes, the man referred to as America’s first serial killer. Here’s a brief history of who Holmes really was.

Movies/TV Shows August 12, 2015

Amazon Producing Spike Lee's Chi-Raq As First Original Movie

Film will touch on the ongoing epidemic of inner-city, gang violence affecting Chicago, reportedly featuring the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Common and Wesley Snipes.

Movies/TV Shows July 15, 2015

Chicago’s ‘Cloud Tax’ Makes Online Users Pay More To Use Netflix And Amazon

Customers in Chicago will now have to pay a nine percent tax to use cloud services and streaming content.

Internet July 1, 2015

Maryland Treats Patient With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Were Other People Exposed?

A patient diagnosed with a drug-resistant tuberculosis was brought to Maryland for treatment. Health organizations are now investigating if other people were affected after being exposed to the patient.

Life June 9, 2015

Los Angeles Joins List Of US Cities With $15 Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles City Council has approved the increase in the city’s minimum salary to $15 by 2020. Los Angeles would be the latest among cities that will gradually increase their minimum wage in phases.

Society May 21, 2015

Chicago Man Escapes Tow Truck By Simply Driving Away Into The Night

It's horrifying to watch as your car is picked up and towed away...but what would happen if you jumped in and took off? One Chicago man dared to do the impossible...

Internet Culture April 2, 2015

Reincarnation? 5-Year-Old Boy Claims He Was Chicago Black Woman Who Died In 1993

Is this 5-year-old really the reincarnation of a Chicago woman who passed away in 1993?

Internet Culture February 20, 2015

Chicago Teen Sacrifices Own Life to Save Twin Brother From Robbers: Demario Bailey is True Hero

A 15-year old boy died protecting his twin brother from robbers. Demario Bailey would have turned 16 three days after his death.

Society December 16, 2014

How to train your sea otter: Lone pup rescued, aquarium readies her for the otter life

A baby sea otter found in California is being trained for life in the wild by marine conservationists in Chicago.

November 5, 2014

Daredevil Nik Wallenda completes Chicago high-wire acts

Nik Wallenda set two World Records on Nov. 2 when he walked across the west tower of Chicago's Marina City to the Leo Burnett Building on a tightrope set at a 19-degree angle. The event was witnessed by thousands of spectators live plus home viewers who were with him every step of the way through a streamed broadcast.

Internet Culture November 3, 2014

Man joins Chicago marathon while being chased by police

File this one away in news that sounds too perfect to be true: a man fleeing from police joined a marathon in progress to lose his pursuers. No, he didn't get away.

Internet Culture October 15, 2014

Google expands delivery service into more cities. Will Amazon now run scared?

Google expands its Express delivery service across more major cities and deeper into Amazon territory. Express' prices are better, but Prime's selection is wider.

Business October 14, 2014

Rats! New survey ranks rattiest cities

Pest control company Orkin ranked the cities with the most rats, based on its data and on the amount of treatments performed. The number one spot may come at a surprise.

Internet Culture October 13, 2014

John Wilson Jr. gets 160 years in prison for murdering Indian Head Park teen, taunting her mother

The taunting continued as he was sentenced to 160 years for murder, home invasion and armed robbery. Though DNA evidence tied him to the crime scene, cell phone tracking helped bring him in.

Society October 13, 2014

U.S. teen wanted to join ISIS, arrested at O'Hare

Mohammed Hamzah Khan has been arrested by the FBI, charged with attempting to aid the terrorist group ISIS.

Society October 6, 2014

Robot octopus swims through sea in lifelike manner

Like its animal namesake, the Octobot designed by Greek researchers has eight tentacles used for crawling and swimming through the ocean. The tentacles can also grasp objects.

FUTURE TECH September 26, 2014

'Watch_Dogs' heading to Jersey Shore? Nope, try Camden

'Watch_Dogs' uses the notoriously violent city of Camden, N.J., as the setting for an expansion pack. The city's extensive surveillance network is a current-day version of the core game's near-future setting in Chicago.

Video Games August 1, 2014

George Lucas picks Chicago as the location for his museum

George Lucas has picked Chicago to be the home of his own museum after an intense bidding war. The museum itself will feature his own collection of art and memorabilia.

Movies/TV Shows June 27, 2014

Chicago ban on smoking e-cigs at indoor public spots kicks off, what state is next?

New York banned the vapor cigs in late 2013. What state will step up next?

Life April 29, 2014

Court awards Chicago woman $14 mn in damages after taking wrongly prescribed Yasmin contraceptive

Mariola Zapalski has been prescribed the birth control pill Yasmin for irregular bleeding but had a stroke nearly two weeks after using the estrogen-based pill. Here's how the court ruled on her case.

Life April 21, 2014

Asian jumping carp causing Chicago $18 bn headache

Chicago is planning to keep Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The government is planning an $18 billion re-make of city canals. Local residents have another idea, and it involves tartar sauce.

Animals February 21, 2014

Chicago has just banned e-cigarettes

After New York, Chicago has become the second major city to ban people from smoking e-cigarettes from most indoor public places.

Life January 16, 2014

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