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  • North Side fifth graders trash talking in a green way through recycling and composting

    As we celebrate Earth Day later this week, some fifth graders on the North Side are trash talking at school in a green way. 11-year-old Mia McBreen and her class at North Park Elementary in Ravenswood are doing their part to protect the environment. They have doubled their recycling and composting efforts since they started studying the issue in September. Mia is also developing her own environmentally safe skin care line. WGN’s Kim Gordon talks with Mia McBreen:

  • ‘We’re very proud of the fact that we’re still in Beverly’ – Celebrating the Chicago tradition of Rainbow Cone

    Chicago’s iconic Original Rainbow Cone is celebrating a milestone: 92 years on 92nd Street. It’s namesake cone, the Original Rainbow Cone, designed by original owner Alan Sapp, remains the best seller. But the store also offers other summer favorites including shakes and banana splits. The store is open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 7. Here’s WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon with more details on this Wintrust Neighborhood News story:

  • ‘The fans are very die-hard’ – New exhibit in Niles looks at rivalry between Cubs and White Sox

    Did you know Cubs and White Sox fans have been rivals for 117 years? An exhibit at the Niles-Maine District Library explores the feud between the two teams. Called The Chicago Civil Wars, it features first-hand accounts by former players, fans and historians. There will also be baseball-themed programs. The exhibit is free and runs through May 31st. Here’s WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon with more details on this Wintrust Neighborhood News story:  

  • Precious metal: Sister Jean coin minted in celebration of Loyola’s trip to Final Four

    Her image has been seen on shirts, bobbleheads and various other items commemorating the Loyola Ramblers and their trip to the 2018 Final Four. Now comes news that The Highland Mint has created a Sister Jean Bronze Coin. The coin features an image of Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt along with one of her quotations, “Worship, Work and Win.” On the reverse is the Ramblers team logo. Details of the coin can be found at this link: Kim Gordon talks […]

  • ‘Once you have a bobblehead, you know you’ve made it’ – Bobbleheads of Loyola’s Sister Jean now on sale

    According to Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, “Once you have a bobblehead, you know you’ve made it.” For Loyola University’s Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, she’s made it for a second time. The Museum today announced that pre-orders are being taken for a new, limited edition bobblehead featuring Sister Jean, the 98-year-old team chaplain for the Loyola Ramblers. Sister Jean has become a national celebrity as the Ramblers have reached the Elite […]

  • Northbrook cleaners creating prom magic by collecting donated dresses for high school girls

    It’s almost prom season. If you have an old dress you want to donate, Zengeler Cleaners in Northbrook is collecting donations for the Glass Slipper Project at all of their locations. The project donates dresses and accessories to high school girls who may not be able to go to prom due to the expense. They have collected over 16,000 dresses over the last three years and hope to collect 5,000 this year. Here’s WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon with more details […]

  • Live blog: 2018 Oscars

    We’re live blogging the 90th Academy Awards.

  • First Annual Chi-Town Hot Sauce Expo to heat up Bridgeview this June

    Tickets are on sale for the First Annual Chi Town Hot Sauce Expo, this June in Bridgeview.

  • Small Business in the Big City

    In the era of big box stores, Internet shopping, and the closure of large department stores, WGN’s Kim Gordon looks at a unique piece of the business community, the small business. Owning a small business can be financially risky and all-encompassing, and the report looks at the motivation behind being your own boss. And finally, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday all having come and gone, how does the holiday shopping season affect the bottom line of […]

  • South Side pastor launches program to TURN the tide on violence: ‘We’re trying to give them hope and resilience’

    A South Side pastor is praying that a program started in the Middle East to treat post-traumatic stress disorder will help “TURN” the tide on violence in Chicago. WGN Radio’s Kim Gordon reports. Click to download. The TURN hotline is 833-TURN-123 or visit