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

    Sunday Aug 3 | 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.


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

    Thursday Jul 31 | 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 .


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

    Thursday Jul 31 | 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.


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

    Wednesday Jul 30 | 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.


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

    Tuesday Jul 22 | 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. National Donut Day 2013 In Chicago: Go Behind The Scenes With Glazed And InfusedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2014 | Switched

    While nearly every food has its own special day, National Donut Day has much deeper, more altruistic roots than most - and like many great firsts, this food holiday had its start in Chicago.


  15. Turn it Off: Cell Phones and Concert CultureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2014 | Switched

    My friends and I had never been to Wicker Park before. We were told that as fans of "hipster" culture, we would be right at home among the old record and book stores and trendy eateries.


  16. Pioneers In Illinois Gay Marriage Lawsuit Ready For Wedding Bells After 50 Years Of WaitingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2014 | Switched

    Patrick Bova and Jim Darby at their civil union ceremony in Chicago's Millennium Park on June 2, 2011.


  17. Arrested Latino Obamacare Workers Lash Out Against Racial ProfilingRead the original story

    May 21, 2014 | Switched

    Similar to community outreach workers across the country in late March, Kevin Tapia and Felipe Hernandez lent their knuckles, shoe-leather skills and commitment to help others to an important task in Chicago.


  18. No Lollapalooza Tickets? No Problem -- These Chicago Festivals Rock Just as HardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2014 | The Huffington Post

    So you didn't get tickets to Lollapalooza. It wasn't even a "you snooze, you lose," situation -- those passes sold out in minutes, not hours.


  19. Rahm Emanuel's Reelection Bid Is Not Looking So Hot Right Now, Poll ShowsRead the original story

    May 10, 2014 | Switched

    Conducted on Wednesday by McKeon & Associates for the Chicago Sun-Times' Early & Often page, the survey found that only 29 percent of Chicago voters would support Emanuel if the mayoral election were held today.


  20. This Teeny, Tiny Dwarf Antelope Looks Like A Disney Creature Come To LifeRead the original story

    May 9, 2014 | Switched

    The latest addition to the stable of aww-inducing zoo babies is a female klipspringer calf, born in March at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.


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