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  1. Protests Continue After Chicago Police Shoot 3rd Black Man In 3 WeeksRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | Switched

    Protesters again hit the Chicago streets after local police shot a young black man over the weekend, the third incident of its kind in as many weeks. The rally, which took place in the city's Near West Side neighborhood, was held in direct response to officers shooting Denzel Ford, 20, while in the process of attempting to arrest him Saturday evening for alleged involvement in the selling of narcotics.


  2. Penguin Enters Restaurant Dressed In Tuxedo, Can't Get Any ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | Switched

    This penguin knows how to dress fancy when the occasion calls for it -- admittedly, the task is made somewhat easier by having been born wearing a tuxedo -- so when it enters this South African restaurant, the bird just can't understand why the waiters don't immediately seat it. What, is it the beak? "Every so often a curious penguin finds himself wandering into the kitchen ... and they don't always willingly go out again!" YouTuber uploader adriandh95 wrote in the video's description.


  3. 7 Charged In Brutal Machete Attack Caught On Surveillance Video At Train StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Switched

    Seven people, three of them juveniles, are facing charges after allegedly surrounding two brothers at a Chicago train station and attacking one of them with a machete. The incident, which was captured by a CTA surveillance camera, took place about 12:30 a.m. Monday.


  4. Woman Killed By Stone That Fell From Gargoyle On Historic ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 4 | Switched

    Citing photos from the scene, the Chicago Tribune reported the piece of "falling masonry" was likely the head of an ornamental gargoyle on the exterior of the Second Presbyterian Church, a landmark in the neighborhood of South Loop. Witnesses told the Tribune that 34-year-old Sara Bean was crossing the street with another pedestrian just after noon when she was struck in the head by the stone, which fell from about 30 feet above.


  5. Why This Chicago High School Has Only 12 Students LeftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | Switched

    Once Dyett High School closes, as it is expected to, Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood will be without an open-enrollment high school.


  6. Chicago Business Learns Little Leaguer Is Homeless, Offers To Pinch Hit And Pay Family's RentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 29 | Switched

    Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball player Jaheim Benton acknowledges the crowd during the team's United States World Series Championship Rally at Millennium Park on Aug. 27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois.


  7. Jackie Robinson West Returns To Hero's Welcome In ChicagoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 27 | Switched

    Free of graffiti and absent so much as a kid's initials carved in the grandstand benches, Jackie Robinson Park is outfitted with a digital scoreboard and mechanical pitching machines.


  8. Ancient Species Of Penguin Would Have Been Taller Than HumansRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2014 | Switched

    That might not be far-fetched: A recent fossil find in Antarctica sheds light on an ancient species of penguin that measured at least 6 feet tall and weighed around 250 pounds.


  9. All The SDCC Cosplay Costumes You Missed In One Super Music VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | Switched

    If by chance you missed this year's San Diego Comic-Con, or you want to see what sweet cosplay costumes are in store for the New York and Chicago editions, you must watch the video put together by Sneaky Zebra .


  10. Chicago Office Shooting Leaves 1 DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2014 | Switched

    The shooting occurred around 9:50 am on the 17th floor of a technology company's high-rise building on the 200 block of S. LaSalle Street.


  11. The Ultimate Guide To Underrated Destinations In Our Favorite CitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | Switched

    If you're traveling in the United States, you're likely armed with a mental checklist of the iconic sights you're supposed to see.


  12. This Pit Bull Carried Her Injured Chihuahua 'Soul Mate' To Safety, Now They Need A Loving HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | Switched

    About a week ago, Joanie the pit bull was discovered carrying an injured little friend -- Chachi the Chihuahua -- inside her mouth, around a Savannah, Georgia, neighborhood.


  13. The Sign That This Dad Brought To A Gay Pride March Will Make You Believe In Better TomorrowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2014 | Switched

    This week, a dad in India is inspiring us all to wear our hearts a little more obviously on our sleeves.


  14. 18 Structures That Prove Chicago Is America's Best Architectural CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2014 | Switched

    Chicago is home to some of the best architecture known to man, and now it wants the world to know.


  15. This Mansion, Spanning 5 City Lots, Is Chicago's New Most Expensive HomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2014 | Switched

    The seven-bedroom home, which spreads across an estate spanning five city lots, also features an indoor pool, home theatre, expansive gardens, a spa and an excellent view of the city skyline -- plus a separate two-bedroom guest house.


  16. Nasty: Another Chicago River Re-Reversal Highlights Need for Climate ActionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2014 | Switched

    Last night massive violent storms rumbled through Chicago dumping billions of gallons of stormwater on the region.


  17. Kittens! So Many Foster KittensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2014 | Switched

    Dorshkind is a former political pollster who lives in Washington, D.C., and became inspired to take home five kittens and their mother at the end of May after spending an afternoon volunteering with a group that trains service dogs.


  18. This Dog Is Deaf And Tilts. She'll Make A Great Pet, And So Will Her 51 Special Needs FriendsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2014 | Switched

    Una is deaf, and -- likely due to being hit in the head -- tilts when she walks.


  19. Donald Trump Has Managed To Enrage An Entire CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2014 | Switched

    Construction is almost finished on the enormous silver letters spelling out Donald Trump's name on his eponymous skyscraper in downtown Chicago, much to the dismay of everyone from city residents to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.


  20. Nuns Ramp Up Battle Against Strip Club Next DoorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2014 | Switched

    Catholic nuns ramp up fight against Stone Park municipal government and local strip club that opened last year adjacent to convent.


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