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Crews are demolishing Douglas Hall, a 51-year-old dormitory at Northern Illinois University, as part of a plan to expand the school's main drag, Lucinda Avenue. (Credit: NIU)

NIU Demolishing Douglas Hall To Extend Main Drag

Northern Illinois University spokesman Paul Palian said the school wanted to create a more accessible route across the main drag on campus, Lucinda Avenue. So it’s demolishing Douglas Hall, which was named for Abraham Lincoln political rival Stephen A. Douglas.


Top Holiday Toys

(CBS) — Meredith Sinclair of shares some hot toys that can be found at local toy stores. 1. Disney Infinity 2.0 2. Little LIVE pets 3. Tinker Crates 4. Brackitz building sets 5. Little […]


Jesse Terrazas, dressed as Santa Claus, will be hanging out on the roof of St. Florian School in Hegewisch, until the school raises $55,000 needed to stay open next year. (Credit: St. Florian School)

Santa Helping South Side Catholic School Raise Money To Stay Open

St. Florian School at 13110 S. Baltimore Av. needs to raise more than $50,000 to avoid being closed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.


Holiday Cookie Recipes

Mrs. Levy’s Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies Yield: 20 cookies Prep time: 15 minutes Bake time: 15 minutes per batch Ingredients 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature […]



The Christmas Ship

The annual distribution of Christmas trees will take place Saturday Dec. 6, 2014, at Navy Pier. For more information, click here.