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  • newSurgeon General: Here’s how you can make a cloth mask in just a few easy steps
    KNOXVILLE (WATE)- U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says it is easy to make a cloth to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and he shows you how it’s done. Adams posted a DIY video on the surgeon general’s Twitter account on Saturday morning. The Cen…
    - 6 mins ago, 5 Apr 20, 3:39pm -
  • newPolice: Algonquin man arrested after attempting to meet 15-year-old boy for sex
    CAROL STREAM, Ill. – An Algonquin man was arrested Friday in Carol Stream for alledgelly attempting to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex. On Friday, officers with the Carol Stream Police Department were flagged down by two men in a Starbucks parking l…
    - 10 mins ago, 5 Apr 20, 3:35pm -
  • newSunday Brunch: Eggs in purgatory

    Sunday Brunch: Eggs in purgatory

    WGN employee Joe Campanella stopped by Sunday Brunch to share his recipe for Eggs in Purgatory. Makes Two Portions INGREDIENTS: 1 quarter yellow onion 2-3 cloves of garlic 1/2 can of whole peeled plum tomatoes in puree 4 large eggs basil red pepper f…
    - 49 mins ago, 5 Apr 20, 2:56pm -
  • newPolice: Will County man’s worries about COVID-19 prompts murder-suicide
    JOLIET, Ill. — The bodies of a suburban Chicago man and a woman were found inside a residence in what authorities say was a murder-suicide that was apparently prompted by the man’s concern that the two of them had contracted the coronavirus. In a…
    - 1 hour ago, 5 Apr 20, 2:16pm -
  • newRain likely Monday night; 70s to follow

    Rain likely Monday night; 70s to follow

    For updates, visit wgntv.com/weather
    - 2 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 1:54pm -
  • newPalm Sunday: Pope celebrates without public in St. Peter’s
    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people’s attention on what’s most important, despite heavy hearts — using one’s life to serve others.…
    - 3 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 1:03pm -
  • newFeds direct airlines to refund passengers for canceled flights
    (CNN) — Federal officials on Friday ordered airlines to reimburse customers for canceled flights, saying a growing number of passengers are complaining amid the coronavirus pandemic that airlines are providing travel credits rather than refunds. Th…
    - 4 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 12:11pm -
  • newTrump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as COVID-19 spreads
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but at the same time he expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines and said…
    - 4 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 11:19am -
  • newCOVID-19 pandemic: April 5 updates
    Information in the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving rapidly, so to help keep WGN viewers informed with the latest updates, follow our live blog for April 5, 2020. These updates will mostly focus on the Chicago area, but will include some national and in…
    - 4 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 11:17am -
  • newUIC gets grant to address early childhood teacher shortage
    CHICAGO — The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $2.8 million donation to help address a shortage of early childhood education teachers in the Chicago area. The grant is from Marjorie Pelino, who said she was looking for ways to give…
    - 13 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 2:50am -
  • newIllinois court affirms Indiana man’s 68-year sentence in 2015 home invasion, sex assault
    WHEATON, Ill. — An Illinois appellate court has affirmed the 68-year sentence of an Indiana man convicted in a brutal attack of a woman at her suburban Chicago home in 2015. Londale Madison, 36, was sentenced in 2017 for sex assault, attempted murd…
    - 13 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 2:24am -
  • newTrump calls fired watchdog in impeachment probe a ‘disgrace’
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized the ousted inspector general who handled an anonymous whistleblower’s complaint that sparked his impeachment as a “disgrace” and suggested that the independent watchdog should have di…
    - 13 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 2:20am -
  • newAnother cruise ship with virus victims docking in Florida
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Another cruise ship with coronavirus victims on board, including two fatalities, is docking in Florida. Princess Cruises spokeswoman Negin Kamali said in an email Saturday the Coral Princess ship is docking in Miami. The…
    - 14 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 2:06am -
  • newPolice: Man dies after stabbing Saturday inside Brighton Park business
    CHICAGO – A man died Saturday after he was stabbed inside a Brighton Park business. At around 12:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the 4400 block of South Kedzie Avenue on the report of a stabbing. Police said a verbal altercation ensued between a…
    - 14 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 1:43am -
  • newNorth Side fitness wear company answers PPE call for first responders

    North Side fitness wear company answers PPE call for first responders

    CHICAGO – A business on the North Side dedicated to performance fitness wear has answered the call to help first responders. John Okon is shifting part of his small business Sweatvac, located in the 4300 block of North Lincoln Avenue, in order to p…
    - 15 hours ago, 5 Apr 20, 12:18am -
  • newFlorida couple dies 6 minutes apart after 51 years of marriage
    Before just a few weeks ago, Stuart and Adrian Baker were perfectly healthy. The inseparable couple had been married for more than 51 years and were living in Boynton Beach, Florida, in retirement.   Neither of them had any serious health condition…
    - 16 hours ago, 4 Apr 20, 11:28pm -
  • newEvergreen Park mayor sends message to Walmart amid changes

    Evergreen Park mayor sends message to Walmart amid changes

    EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. – Evergreen Park Mayor Jim Sexton has reinstated a Walmart’s liquor license after he said a message was sent. Sexton reached out to Walmart last week after social media posts showed employees Phillip Thomas and Wando Evans fe…
    - 16 hours ago, 4 Apr 20, 11:18pm -
  • new‘I could barely breathe’: Chicago woman shares COVID-19 story from hospital bed

    ‘I could barely breathe’: Chicago woman shares COVID-19 story from hospital bed

    CHICAGO — A Chicago woman without pre-existing conditions is sharing her story after COVID-19 put her in the hospital. Still hooked up to oxygen, Stephanie Dunlap, 42, spoke with WGN Saturday after she was admitted to the hospital on March 25. “I…
    - 17 hours ago, 4 Apr 20, 11:06pm -
  • newCountless Americans cannot complete unemployment applications
     (CNN) — Eight hours and 48 minutes. That’s how long Camilla Christiansen Poole waited on hold with the North Carolina Division of Employment Security, trying to find out why she could not file for unemployment online. The Asheville, North Caro…
    - 18 hours ago, 4 Apr 20, 10:05pm -
  • newSalvation Army holding weekly food drives on Saturdays in Elgin
    ELGIN, Ill. – The Salvation Army is one of several organizations making sure people have food and other supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday, The Salvation Army in Elgin held a food drive.  Volunteers placed boxes of food in peop…
    - 18 hours ago, 4 Apr 20, 9:51pm -
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  • newFree Virtual Cooking Classes for Kids via Facebook

    Free Virtual Cooking Classes for Kids via Facebook

    Looking for something to do with your kids?  Check out these FREE virtual classes done via Facebook and brought to you by The Kids’ Table — a hands-on...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 24 hours ago, 4 Apr 20, 4:11pm -
  • How to Play ‘Cards Against Humanity’ with your friends online for FREE

    How to Play ‘Cards Against Humanity’ with your friends online for FREE

    If you’re looking for a way to virtually hang out with your friends over the weekend while social distancing, you can always try playing the popular card...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 3 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 7:51pm -
  • FREE Streaming of 300 SiriusXM Channels on App until May 15

    FREE Streaming of 300 SiriusXM Channels on App until May 15

    SiriusXM is giving free access to the SiriusXM app to everyone in North America through May 15.   Howard Stern announced yesterday that everyone can get free...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 3:37pm -
  • Free Online Shakespeare plus More

    Free Online Shakespeare plus More

    Join in for Shakespeare filled movie nights, as from Monday 6 April, as the Globe Theatre in London releases six free Globe Player films, one on rotation every...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 4 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 6:04am -
  • FREE Tours of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

    FREE Tours of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

    Whether you’re looking for a way to keep your kids busy or you simply want to safely get your culture fix, start up your computer and click here to take...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 5 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 6:00pm -
  • LIST: 30+ Free To-Go Meals and Food Deals Available Nationwide for TAKEOUT

    LIST:  30+ Free To-Go Meals and Food Deals Available Nationwide for TAKEOUT

    Burger King: Get two free kids meals with any purchase on the Burger King app.   Burger King restaurants will start offering two free kid’s meals starting on...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 6 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 5:17am -
  • FREE Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Lessons Online

    FREE Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Lessons Online

    Fender is offering FREE guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons to the first 500,000 people to sign up for Fender Play. Fender is stepping up to help guitarists get...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 8 days ago, 29 Mar 20, 3:42am -
  • FREE Virtual Marine Biology Camp for Kids!

    FREE Virtual Marine Biology Camp for Kids!

    If you’re looking for a fun, educational way to entertain your kids, you’re going to want to “send” them to this virtual marine biology camp. Scientists...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 6:40pm -
  • National Parks Service: FREE Virtual Cave Tours

    National Parks Service: FREE Virtual Cave Tours

    Here is an awesome cave tour done virtually for the kids and adults, alike! If you’ve already taken all the virtual museum, garden, and haunted house...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 9 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 6:37pm -
  • FREE Virtual Tours and Ride Videos of Disney Parks like Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot

    FREE Virtual Tours and Ride Videos of Disney Parks like Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot

    Bored at home.  Why not take a 360-degree tour of Disney parks like Disney World, Disneyland, and even Epcot?  All are are available through Google Street...CLICK THE TITLE to get all the details at http://chicagofree.info!
    - 11 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 3:56pm -
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Chicago Foodies

  • 2016 Food Trend: Spiralized Veggies

    2016 Food Trend: Spiralized Veggies

    magazine news sports Street fashion travel Big data business business business Fashion show fitness health lifestyle Small tools The recipe The recipe A bad girl appetite attitude movies rendezvous sex...Click the title to read the complete post.…
    - 14 Apr 18, 4:53am -
  • 2015 Chicago Restaurant Week Preview

    2015 Chicago Restaurant Week Preview

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    - 14 Apr 18, 4:53am -
  • Baconfest 2016: Dessert Edition

    Baconfest 2016: Dessert Edition

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    - 14 Apr 18, 4:51am -
  • Too Much New Glarus

    Too Much New Glarus

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    - 16 Mar 18, 4:39pm -
  • Why You Can’t Miss Giant

    Why You Can’t Miss Giant

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    - 26 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • Ugo’s Logan Square reinvents casual Italian

    Ugo’s Logan Square reinvents casual Italian

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    - 28 Jun 16, 2:00pm -
  • Chicago’s Best Hidden Patios

    Chicago’s Best Hidden Patios

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    - 21 Jun 16, 3:09am -
  • Northdown Cafe and Taproom, Lions and Tigers and Beers

    Northdown Cafe and Taproom, Lions and Tigers and Beers

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    - 10 Jun 16, 5:53pm -
  • DryHop Brewers Anniversary Week

    DryHop Brewers Anniversary Week

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    - 10 Jun 16, 6:51am -
  • Pinot Days 2016 Grand Festival at Navy Pier – April 16

    Pinot Days 2016 Grand Festival at Navy Pier – April 16

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    - 15 Apr 16, 1:30am -
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Chicago Bulls

  • Lakers surprise Bulls with 96-90 victory in United Center
    The Bulls’ 96-90 loss Wednesday to the Los Angeles Lakers was what the critics contended before the season with the Bulls. Could they make enough shots? Where were the points going to come from? Mostly so far, the Bulls have defied the doubts and d…
    - 1 Dec 16, 8:23am -
  • Jerian Grant with 34 points in Windy City D-league win
    He came to Hoffman Estates; he saw Delaware; he conquered the doubts. Veni; vidi; vici; And now with victory in hand, Jerian Grant likely returns triumphant to the Bulls with the highest scoring game in the short Windy City Bulls history after scorin…
    - 27 Nov 16, 6:29am -
  • Bulls reserves joining Windy City regulars vs li’l 76ers
    It’s bad enough the Bulls Friday dominated the Philadelphia 76ers in a 105-89 romp to close their 4-2 road trip. Now, a substantial portion of the Bulls bench is getting ready to take a shot at the 76ers’ D-league team, the Delaware 87ers.Jerian…
    - 26 Nov 16, 9:25pm -
  • Bulls finish 4-2 trip with 105-89 win over 76ers
    Teams, though usually more media and fans, talk about certain games as so called measuring sticks, like when you play the best. It’s a look at perhaps where you rank in the league, how good you really are, your needs. A long road trip, particularly…
    - 26 Nov 16, 6:49am -
  • Bulls lose to Nuggets 110-107 despite 35 from Butler
    We all know a basketball game with some 200 possessions isn’t decided by just one play, certainly not when the Bulls’ reserves were outscored 61-13, the team was outrebounded 55-48 and 17-10 on the offensive boards and the Bulls gave up a 24-0 ru…
    - 23 Nov 16, 8:04am -
  • Jimmy Butler’s 40 leads Bulls over Lakers 118-110
    It didn’t seem very promising. Dwyane Wade to rest was missing Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the second of a back to back after Wade’s brilliant 28-point game Saturday was squandered in a last minute loss to the Los Angeles Clip…
    - 21 Nov 16, 8:53am -
  • Bulls get clipped in Los Angeles, 102-95
    Technically, it was a defeat Saturday night, the Bulls losing an early 19-point lead and their four-game winning streak in falling to the Los Angeles Clippers 102-95.But it was much closer than even that score suggested, a fierce, emotional, physic…
    - 20 Nov 16, 9:44am -
  • What happened late in Saturday’s loss to the Clippers?
    Do you ever wonder what they’re saying out there on the floor, like late Saturday night in the Bulls crushing 102-95 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers?When Dwyane Wade, who was brilliant again with 28 points and five of nine threes, cornered lead r…
    - 20 Nov 16, 8:40am -
  • Bulls defeat Jazz 85-77 for fourth straight win
    The Bulls’ 85-77 victory Thursday over the Utah Jazz wasn’t artistic, elegant or dazzling. There was little of the fast paced play, the fancy playmaking, the high scoring or the sublime connection. Instead the Bulls did what the really good teams…
    - 18 Nov 16, 9:17am -
  • Bulls with one sided 113-88 victory in Portland
    That’s it? That’s what that vaunted West Coast offense looks like, the famed pace and space for three pointers? That’s what they’re all excited about, this new NBA of three pointers raining down like another damp day in Portland? Well, it was…
    - 16 Nov 16, 8:25am -

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      • Official Statement on COVID-19

        Official Statement on COVID-19

        We want you to know that Social Media Club has been monitoring the coronavirus outbreak closely and its profound impact on our daily lives, and also our upcoming events. At this time, we are making the shift toward virtual events and putting all of…
        - 24 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 12:12am -
      • New updates to the SMC Job Listings Directory

        New updates to the SMC Job Listings Directory

        We are pleased to share some new exciting new updates to the Job Listings directory on Social Media Club. Now, as a benefit to our members, we will provide exclusive, private access to view Job Listings for TWO WEEKS before the listing is made av…
        - 26 Nov 19, 12:57am -
      • Find your squad, recharge and stay rooted: Self-Care for Social Media Professionals (Part 3)

        Find your squad, recharge and stay rooted: Self-Care for Social Media Professionals (Part 3)

        This post is republished with permission from the Government Social Media Organization. Strangely enough, social media can get pretty lonely and isolated if we let it. But there’s strength in communities, and no social media manager is an island.…
        - 21 Oct 19, 8:04pm -
      • Deal with trolls, mistakes and take charge of chaos: Self-Care For Social Media Professionals (Part 2)

        Deal with trolls, mistakes and take charge of chaos: Self-Care For Social Media Professionals (Part 2)

        This post is republished with permission from the Government Social Media Organization. Any social media manager will talk your ear off about why they love their job – but it doesn’t come without its share of pitfalls and hazards, like the darkn…
        - 21 Oct 19, 7:39pm -
      • Self-Care for Social Media Professionals (Part 1)

        Self-Care for Social Media Professionals (Part 1)

        This post is republished with permission from the Government Social Media Organization. Forget playing on Facebook all day, we know that social media managers are truly in the trenches. For every reason we love our roles – connecting with people,…
        - 21 Oct 19, 7:15pm -
      • Celebrate A Decade of Growth With Social Media Club

        Celebrate A Decade of Growth With Social Media Club

        If your timelines are anything like ours, you’ve seen plenty of 10 year challenge posts popping up in the last couple weeks.  Now that we have seen just how much we’ve aged in the last decade, let’s take a few moments today to celebrate…
        - 23 Jan 19, 5:24pm -
      • Top 10 Reasons to Join SMC

        Top 10 Reasons to Join SMC

        While we’re celebrating 10 years of SMC, here’s a list of top 10 reasons to join Social Media Club.  Together we will make the next 10 years even better! 10) Grow your knowledge of social media. Social Media Club hosts both online and in pe…
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      • We’re All Interns

        We’re All Interns

        The big hullabaloo the past few weeks was a snark tweet about ConEd and the “intern” handling the Twitter account. Interns don’t run the social media accounts of major corporations, especially not in the middle of a communications crisis. I wil…
        - 14 Jan 19, 2:57am -
      • How the Movies Reflect the Social Media Habits of Millennials

        How the Movies Reflect the Social Media Habits of Millennials

        When was the last time you saw a movie in theaters? By statistics, it was likely within the last year, maybe even within the last few months. Although many of us love to veg out on the couch and binge movies on Netflix, the real home for blockbusters…
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      • Wayne Reilly’s Tips to Viral Marketing and Trend Marketing with Social Media

        Wayne Reilly’s Tips to Viral Marketing and Trend Marketing with Social Media

        You’ve most likely heard of the fidget spinner, the hoverboard, or even the selfie stick. These are all examples of the most viral products that have hit social media. Today I’m sitting down with social media titan, Wayne Andrew Reilly. Wayne has…
        - 13 Jun 18, 3:51am -

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      • About Chicago Bites: The Podcast Years & Beyond

        About Chicago Bites: The Podcast Years & Beyond

        Humble Beginnings Chicago Bites started over dinner, which should come as no surprise, right? Podcast technology had just arrived, and we wanted to be a part of this hot, new internet trend. Trouble was, we didn’t want to talk about tech or marketi…
        - 1 Mar 18, 12:00pm -
      • Restaurant Morgue

        Restaurant Morgue

        Unfortunately, restaurants do close from time to time. Please join us in a fond farewell to all those restaurants we’ve loved and lost during our time at Chicago Bites… 18 North Adesso Ai Japanese Restaurant and Lounge A Mano Arco de Cuchilleros…
        - 1 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
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