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It Wasn’t the Pit Bull, It Was the Piranha

A little girl is recovering at a hospital after she apparently stuck her hand into the family fish tank and a piranha bit off the tip of her finger this week at their Maine Township home. The parents suddenly heard their daughter start crying and rushed over to find her finger bleeding. They became frantic…

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Firefox Junior for your iPad

Mozilla, at a recent presentation unveiled what it believes is the browser of the future, Firefox Junior, which it built for the iPad. Firefox Junior is a full screen browser with no toolbar, search bar or omnibox. Instead, the app navigates with two transparent buttons on either side of the screen, located near one’s thumbs that…

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Pride Parade Route Lengthened

The Chicago Gay Pride Parade’s attendance continues to escalate year after year. For 2012, there will be less parade entries, but a longer route to accommodate all the revelers. Sunday’s celebration, which begins at noon, will include the Uptown neighborhood, and extend an additional five blocks in the name of safety and crowd control. Alderman Tom Tunney, 44th,…

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ATV DUI Kills Dory, the Pony

A Yorkville man was charged with driving an all-terrain vehicle under the influence after he struck a Shetland pony that had gotten loose in Kendall County, officials said. The accident happened early Sunday at 3 a.m. as Quintin Wissmiller, 33, was driving a Polaris Ranger ATV in Yorkville, said Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig French. The pony had…

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The Connection?

They believed the end of the world is near. They sold their belongings, packed up what they had left, and headed to Arizona. In the process, somehow the idea to blindfold, bind, and tape their five kids crossed this couple’s mind as a good idea. Adolfo and Deborah Gomez remain held on $50,000 bail, both…

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Big Bucks for Old Computer

Hoarding could pay off big. Keep that in mind as you are tripping over piles of your parent’s treasures, or perhaps even your own. A hoarder finds value in just about EVERYTHING and cannot stand to see ANYTHING go in the trash. Maybe you or your hoarder have one of these lying around, buried under…

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Rooftops, Patios, and Beer Gardens

There’s no place like the city on a balmy summer evening. The soft breeze blowing in from the lake behaves as if it were Mother Nature’s own air conditioner. The city lights all aglow and sounds of life practically beg one to remain outdoors to enjoy this all too short season of beauty. An icy…

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Lucky Motorcyclist Survives 40-foot Fall

Evidently his number was not up. First, he slams into a concrete divider wall going 60 to 70 m.p.h. Then he flies off the cycle over a 40-foot ramp and LANDS ON HIS FEET on the embankment. Doing that, however, he shattered both of his thigh bones. Yesterday, the Chicago man was traveling south on…

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