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Hot off the presses go 2 Chicago brings you the latest breaking Chicago News Stories to hit the internet. We make a point of updating today’s headlines at least twice a day so make sure to check back for all your Chicago News Headlines
- Pleasant day weather-wise — just not on the lake
Sunday’s weather looks pleasant for Chicagoans – temperatures in the 70s, a sunny afternoon, breezy – but it’s not going to be a good day to be on the lake.
- Oak Forest Metra station to get $1.3 million grant
The Illinois Department of Transportation and Metra have received a $1.3 million federal grant to modernize the Oak Forest rail station.
- New commission to study African-American community
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill creating a commission aimed at researching disparities in the African-American community.
- Quinn to expand ban on military funeral protests
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he plans to sign legislation that will expand the state’s ban on protests outside military funerals.
- Half marathon closes city streets this morning
Moving around downtown could be a little more difficult than usual for a Sunday morning with several roads closed for today’s XSport Fitness Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon.
- Bud Billiken Parade starts back-to-school season
The annual Bud Billiken Parade today signaled the coming end of summer with a new mayor and the same spirit that has brought music, food and old-fashioned politicking to Bronzeville for 82 years.
- Must-Know Info: Bears Pre-Season Opener
Here’s what you need to look out for when tuning in to Saturday night’s pre-season game.
- 82nd Annual Bud Billiken Parade Kicks Off in Chicago
The largest African-African parade in the country, the event features the addition of the Bud Billiken Gospel Festival this year.
- Scattered Showers Expected Saturday
Scattered thunderstorms move into the area early Saturday afternoon until early Sunday morning. The rain is expected to leave town until the next system moves in on Wednesday.
- Crestwood’s Casualties
Danny Fleming feels vindicated by the charges in Crestwood, but faces continued troubles.
- Chicago Suburb Morphs into Smallville
Plano masquerades as Superman’s hometown.
- Bettervite Gets a Little Help from Your Friends
Bettervite wants to pay you to plan events with your friends.
- Verplank On The Verge Of First Major Win
Scott Verplank has never won a major, but he is two shots behind the leader heading into the final round of the PGA Championship.
- Bears-Bills Post Game Notebook
The Bears surpised the NFL Saturday when they chose to kick from the 30-yard line on two kickoffs in the first half.
- White Sox Rebound To Beat Royals 4-3
Paul Konerko hit a two-run homer and Tyler Flowers added his first home run in the majors to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
- Holmes: Bell Puts Pressure On Taylor With Impressive Play
Preseason games are about opportunity. When given the chance, can you catch the coaches’ eyes? Saturday night a few Bears players made a good impression and increased the level of competition.
- Hoge: Mixed Results For Offensive Line In First Game
The Bears’ offensive line has had a spotlight on it for over a year now and Saturday night’s performance against the Bills did nothing to change that.
- Bears Top Bills 10-3 In First Preseason Game
Quarterback Jay Cutler played just one series and watched as the Chicago Bears beat the Buffalo Bills 10-3 on Saturday night, even though the offensive line did little to ease any lingering concerns.
- Bears O-line a work in progress
The Bears O-line must get better if the team is to compete. On their first four pass plays, Bears quarterbacks were sacked three times, Jay Cutler once and backup Caleb Hanie twice.
- Elgin celebrates its Puerto Rican spirit
People were dancing in the rain at the annual BoriquaFest on Saturday in Elgin, which celebrated Puerto Rican culture. Nelson Velazquez, of Carpentersville espeically enjoyed it. “It’s a small island, but it’s a great heritage,” he said.
- 4 dead, 40 hurt when Indiana State Fair stage collapses
Authorities said they have confirmed at least four deaths after a stage collapsed Saturday night during a storm at the Indiana State Fair, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform.
- Cape Blanco wins Arlington Million
All the hype about a showdown between Irish import Cape Blanco and his American counterpart Gio Ponti fizzled like a match in a thunderstorm during the 29th running of the Arlington Million.
- Bachmann wins GOP 2012 test vote
The 2012 Republican presidential race lurched into a new phase Saturday as Iowans weighed in for the first time on their expanding field of presidential hopefuls and Michelle Bachmann came out ahead.