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Cupich Talks Move to Chicago, Addresses Controversies — Archbishop Blasé Cupich is wrapping up his time in Spokane Washington and will be moving to Chicago in less than three weeks. In an interview with NBC Chicago, Cupich says he's looking forward to his leading the Chicago Archdiocese "rich with talents and abilities."

Tentative Deal Could Send Waukegan Students to Class on Monday — A tentative deal reached between Waukegan teachers and the school district could end a month-long strike and send students back to the classroom on Monday. Teachers are scheduled to vote on the proposal at 11 a.m. Thursday. Details on the deal were not made available.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nbcchicago: JUST IN: Waukegan teachers approve new contract-->

Oct 30, 2014

Month long #teachers strike over? #Waukegan teachers will vote on the tentative deal this AM.

Opinion: Will Karen Be A Kingmaker? — As mayoral candidates, Bob Fioretti and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia have a number of things in common. Both are true progressives, ready to fight for those left out of Chicago's political process. Both are mounting fledgling campaigns that need money, volunteers and enthusiasm to reach the finish line.

Gasol, Bulls Blow Out Knicks in Rose's Return — Pau Gasol had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Chicago debut, Derrick Rose scored 13 points after missing most of the last two seasons, and the Bulls spoiled Derek Fisher's first game as an NBA coach by beating the New York Knicks 104-80 on Wednesday night.

Chicago Archdiocese to Close More Schools — The Chicago Archdiocese plans to close some of the schools in its system because of budget shortfalls and low enrollment. An open letter from outgoing Cardinal Francis George, says the Archdiocese simply cannot handle the costs associated with operating more than 240 elementary and high schools in Chicago.

Boil Order Issued in Park Forest — Some residents of south suburban Park Forest are being asked to boil their water following a water main break Wednesday morning. The 16-inch main broke about 11:45 a.m. near Park Street and Westwood Drive, dropping water pressure in the distribution system, the village said in a statement on its website.

Chicago Teen Wins $4M on Lottery Ticket Given As Birthday Gift — When a Chicago teenager opened her birthday gifts, she never anticipated she'd wind up with $4 million. Deisi Ocampo said her dad gave her two $100 Million Money Mania instant tickets for her 19th birthday. "It turned out to be the best birthday present ever," she told Illinois lottery officials.

1 Seriously Hurt In Scaffolding Collapse on South Side — One person was seriously injured when construction scaffolding collapsed at a building on Chicago's South Side. The collapse happened late Wednesday afternoon near 54th Street and Harper Avenue. Chicago Fire Media Affairs said one person was seriously injured and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Check back for details on this developing story.

Street Closures Set for Wallenda's Chicago High-Rise Walk — Several Chicago streets are closing this week in advance of the highest skyscraper walk in Flying Wallenda history. Nik Wallenda, a 7th generation member of the famous family of daredevils, plans to walk a tightrope between two sets of Loop skyscrapers at around 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Oct 30, 2014

This will be quite the site on Sunday! --> Street Closures Set for Wallenda's High-Rise Walk…

Chicago-Area Snow Flurries Possible for Halloween — Don't let Monday's sweet weather treat fool you. Mother Nature has a trick up her sleeve for Halloween. NBC 5 weather models show windy, unseasonably chilly conditions on Friday with a few sprinkles and even snow flurries possible. High temperatures are only expected to reach the mid- to upper-40s, and wind gusts could reach 25 mph.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @nbcchicago: Breaking: Winter Weather Advisory issued for northwest Indiana on Halloween