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The cast of the Chicago-set spinoff of "Suits" is filming scenes here this week. The USA Network drama, which was called "Second City" but... [Read More]
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It was supposed to be a salsa to "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred, but Chicago's "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile left the judges speechless... [Read More]
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Warning: Spoilers ahead Orland Park contestant Jen Gavin accused "Hell's Kitchen" host Gordon Ramsay of trying to sabotage her performance shortly before she left... [Read More]
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Chicagoan "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile and his professional partner, Jenna Johnson, earned the lowest judges score for the third week in a row on "Dancing... [Read More]
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"this controversial film will leave you praising or boycotting me"). The Family Video chain, which is headquartered... [Read More]
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Talk about an entrance. Katey Sagal made her "Shameless" debut Sunday strapped to a gurney. Her character, Ingrid, was rushed into a Chicago hospital, where... [Read More]
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A star-studded cast that includes Thomas Sadoski, Sharon Lawrence, Jane Kaczmarek and Betsy Brandt is filming the indie "Killing Eleanor" in the Chicago area this... [Read More]
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A true crime TV series about women willing to do anything for love will feature two kidnap-murder cases from the Chicago area this season. ... [Read More]
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River Forest teen Addison Osta Smith is one of 12 celebrity kids competing on "Dancing with the Stars: Juniors," which is scheduled to premiere Sunday.... [Read More]
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NBC is scheduled to air new episodes of Dick Wolf's three "Chicago" shows back-to-back on Wednesday nights starting this week. [Read More]
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"Grocery Store Joe" Amabile's quick rise to stardom of course began at a grocery store. The West Town resident said he was approached in... [Read More]
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Wheaton resident Vincent Valenzuela, who lost "Jeopardy" because of a typo in the text of a "Final Jeopardy" clue, gets a chance at redemption on... [Read More]
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"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" stars Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein, who grew up on Chicago's North Shore, took home Emmy Awards Monday for their roles... [Read More]
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Cook County judge Karen Bowes set a March 11 trial date in the ongoing parenting dispute between Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and her ex-fiance, lawyer-turned-professional-wrestler... [Read More]
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Chicago grocer Joe Amabile, who recently appeared on "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise," will compete on the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars." [Read More]
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Not only are Chicagoans Ashley Petta and Anthony D'Amico having a baby — they are also getting a new show. A "Married at First... [Read More]
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The tab to restore Grant Park after Lollapalooza last month is nearly $400,000 and about $125,000 less than the clean-up bill for last year's rain-soaked... [Read More]
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Noah Cryns, of Evanston, is one of 12 kids competing for the $50,000 prize on Season 2 of "Top Chef Junior." [Read More]
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Lil Rel Howery's Fox comedy, "Rel," is set to premiere Sunday as Howery faces court drama in his hometown of Chicago. [Read More]
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Midwestern University dental student Farhan Momin didn't win "MasterChef," but he's on track to finish dental school next year. [Read More]
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