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  1. Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st female mayor, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Fox News

    Jane Byrne became part of Chicago history when she was elected its first female mayor. She became part of city lore because of how she won: beating an incumbent who voters thought had bungled the reaction to a blizzard that paralyzed the streets.


  2. Jane Byrne, Chicago's first female mayor, dies at 80Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Fox News

    Jane Byrne, who capitalized on Chicago's slow reaction to a snowstorm to score one of the biggest election upsets in the city's history and become its first female mayor, died Friday. She was 80. Byrne, whose four-year term brought festivals and filmmakers to Chicago but was also filled with upheaval at City Hall, died at a hospice in Chicago, said her daughter, Kathy.


  3. Daredevil Nik Wallenda set for Chicago skyscraper crossingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 | Fox News

    The 35-year-old high-wire artist plans to perform two nail-biting walks that will be televised around the world Sunday. The Discovery Channel will use a 10-second delay for the broadcast, allowing producers to cut away if Wallenda falls.


  4. Police, witness: Man fires at commuter train from subway platform in Chicago, no one injuredRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | Fox News

    Police say a gunman standing on a subway platform opened fire on a commuter train in downtown Chicago, though no one was injured. Chicago Police spokesman Martin Maloney says officers arrested a suspect a short distance away after the Thursday shooting and recovered a weapon.


  5. Best beach towns for fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2014 | Fox News

    From Cape Cod to the Great Lakes, from Southern California to the Gulf of Mexico, America's beaches stay open long after the summer crowds have gone home. It's the same sun and surf-oh, except that you've got some elbow room and hotel rates have come back down to earth.


  6. Spectacle, legacy, showmanship propelling Wallenda high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Fox News

    Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda said Wednesday that he chose Chicago for his next feat partly because of its reputation for being windy. Never mind that many historians believe the nickname, the Windy City, was coined because of blowhard politicians.


  7. Awesome skyscrapers across USRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2014 | Fox News

    Masterpieces of modern architecture that appeal to the superhero in all of us, skyscrapers are also major magnets for fast, upward-moving "ground-to-cloud" lightning.


  8. CEO remains in critical condition after Chicago office shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2014 | Fox News

    The Chicago CEO shot and critically wounded Thursday by a demoted executive remains in critical condition Friday after suffering a gunshot to the head and stomach, reported.


  9. Worker shoots CEO before killing self in Chicago high-riseRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2014 | Fox News

    A Chicago man recently demoted in a downsizing shot his company's CEO Thursday morning, critically wounding the man, and then fatally shot himself in front of 10 horrified witnesses, police said.


  10. Where to watch fireworksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2014 | Fox News

    There are dozens are fireworks displays in cities across the country this Independence Day, so no one has to miss out on the pyrotechnics.


  11. Trump tower in Chicago floods after sprinkler testRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2014 | Fox News

    It's too soon to tell whether cooler heads will prevail in the Donald Trump-Rahm Emanuel spat over the billionaire's name being prominently affixed to a Chicago skyscraper.


  12. Most patriotic tourist?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2014 | Fox News

    A Texas-based traveler may be able to call himself America's most patriotic tourist after posting a video that showcases him waving the U.S. flag in all 50 states.


  13. Lucas picks musuem spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2014 | Fox News

    May 25, 2012: Director George Lucas arrives on the red carpet ahead of the screening of the film "Cosmopolis" in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.


  14. Trump says he's coming to Chicago to see his controversial signRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | Fox News

    "I want to see it," the billionaire developer told The Associated Press on Friday of his visit, planned in about two weeks, to view the 20-foot-tall letters that spell T-R-U-M-P on his skyscraper along the Chicago River.


  15. Trump, Emanuel clash over Chicago tower signRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2014 | Fox News

    The installation of 20-foot-tall letters spelling out T-R-U-M-P on the side of the billionaire's gleaming Chicago skyscraper has triggered a war of words between Donald Trump and Rahm Emanuel - with the city's mayor saying he's looking for a way to undo the "architecturally tasteless" sign, and the developer in no mood to take anything down.


  16. Best US hot dogsRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2014 | Fox News

    The hot dog is one of those foods that's nearly impossible to screw up. You heat it through, plop it on a bun, squirt on some mustard, and call it dinner.


  17. Ledge at Willis Tower reopens after protective coating cracksRead the original story

    May 30, 2014 | Fox News

    The observation decks on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago that appeared to crack beneath a family reopened Friday after it was inspected and fixed by the building.


  18. Chicago Skydeck on 103rd floor begins to crack under familyRead the original story

    May 29, 2014 | Fox News

    The glass Skydeck on the 103rd floor of the Chicago Willis Tower reportedly began to crack while a family from California stood on it.


  19. Worst cities for travel taxesRead the original story

    May 27, 2014 | Fox News

    The next time you travel, take a close look at your receipts. You may be surprised that taxes in certain cities can hit your wallet with a wallop.


  20. Best tacos in the USRead the original story

    May 15, 2014 | Fox News

    When you close your eyes and picture a perfect taco, what do you see? Is it the Ortega taco-night special: a hard-shell taco, spiced ground beef, shredded cheese, lettuce, and tomato? Or is it something from your favorite taco stand: two small corn tortillas, shredded pork, onions, and cilantro? Or maybe something in between? First, let's define ... (more)


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