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Joe Farina stars in new short film 'Strapped'

Joe Farina, the son of Chicago legend Dennis Farina, stars in a new short film titled "Strapped." Farina joined us on GDC to talk about the film, how he got into acting, and growing up with his father.
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Lollapalooza afterparty drinks

Jon Ruiz, the head mixologist at Underground, shows us how to make some delicious drinks that will be served at Underground's after party.
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Lollapalooza music round up: Mauricio Reyes

FOX 32's director and music expert Mauricio Reyes talks about the shows you won't want to miss at this year's Lollapalooza music event.
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Creator of 'For the Love of Mom' to speak in Chicago

Mike Oquendo, the creator of the movie "For the Love of Mom" is set to speak at a workshop Friday night in Chicago. The film takes a look at what  happens to mothers whose children decide to commit a violent crime.
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Lollapalooza not just for party-goers: Kidzapalooza

The founder of Kidzapalooza, Tor Hyams, talks about the Kidzapalooza stage designed for the whole family.
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Novelty Golf and Games is a legend in Lincolnwood

Family owned and operated for four generations, Novelty Golf and Games is more than a life's work to owner Craig Klatzco.
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Low-income students participate in NFTEStarters Bizcamp

The NFTEStarters Bizcamp is a two week long program for low income students to learn about entrepreneurship and technology. Some organizers and participants joined us on GDC to talk about the program.

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Gaza cease-fire unravels: Dr. Khalil Marrar

Dr. Khalil Marrar of Governors State University gives some insight into what is going on in the Middle East.
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McCarthy on crime: Chicago making progress on a daily basis

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy joined us on Good Day Chicago spoke with Good Day Chicago anchor Natalie Bomke about the recent crime in the city and what police are doing to combat that crime.
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Lollapalooza to affect traffic, public transportation

Several streets near the South Loop will be closed over the weekend--some through next week--for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival.

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Get a salon look at home: Andreas Hogue

Stylist extraordinaire Andreas Hogue, the owner of Andreas Hogue Salon in Northbrook, shows us how you can get a salon look at home.
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Lollapalooza fashion: Ryan Beshel, Amy Tara Koch, Juliet Angus

FOX 32's fashion panel -Ryan Beshel and Amy Tara Koch - and Juliet Angus of the Ladies of London, talk about Lollapalooza fashion do's and dont's.
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The do's and dont's of online dating: Bela Gandhi

Dating expert Bela Gandhi joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about the do's and don't of online dating to make sure you find a partner that is right for you!
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Two Hinsdale teens chosen to perform at Lollapalooza

Two Hinsdale teens will be performing at Lollapalooza this weekend. Meghan Callahan and Paden Guido were chosen to be a part of the School of Rock Tour.
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Study: Facebook is more addictive than smoking

A recent study by the University of Chicago shows Facebook can be more addictive than smoking. Dr. Daniela Schreier joined us to explain how social media can be so addicting.
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Conceal Carry safety: Andre Queen

The concealed carry debate is heating up after an 80-year-old man was shot in Crestwood. Andre Queen, the owner of Fidelity Investigative Training Academy, talks about the safe way to carry weapons in public.
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Calvary: 'A powerful and important film'

Brendan Gleeson stars in the movie 'Calvary' - a film Bill Zwecker calls powerful and important. Gleeson joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk more about the film and his role.
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More than a third of US in debt: Terry Savage

More than one third of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to the Urban Institute. Terry Savage, author of the Savage Truth, joined us to talk a little more about the issue.
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5 steps to take before starting a relationship

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo and relationship expert Rachel DeAlto joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about the five steps you should take before starting a new relationship.
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ESPN suspends Stephen A Smith for domestic violence comments

Lissa Druss Christman of Serafin and Associated joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about how ESPN suspended Stephen A. Smith for domestic violence comments.
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The conflict in the Middle East: Dr. Khalil Marrar

Dr. Kahlil Marrar of Governor State University joined us LIVE on Good Day Chicago to talk about the conflict in the Middle East and the 4 hour ceasefire.
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Stars of 'The Giver' chat with Bill Zwecker

FOX 32's Bill Zwecker had the chance to sit down with two of the young stars from 'The Giver' - Brenton Thwaites and Odeya Rush.
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Your Lollapalooza survival guide

Some say it smells like teen spirit, others say it smells like body odor. But however you look at it, Lollapalooza is here.

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Man makes a living by building sandcastles

Could you put your heart, soul and time into an incredible work of art -- only to see it eventually wash away to nothing?

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Summer party gift ideas: Lindsay Roberts

Lindsay Roberts of the Gift Insider joined us on Good Day Chicago to show us some great summer party gift ideas.
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DNAinfo: Face My Age, help Meechy Monroe, Bitcoin ATM

Shamus Toomey from DNAinfo Chicago talks about what they are working on this week- including a new website that could reveal when you die, Meechy Monroe seeking help for her fight against cancer, and the Bitcoin ATM in Lakeview.
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Dr. Royal: The importance of pet dental hygiene

We know dental hygiene is important, but we can't forget about our pets either. Dr. Barbara Royal explains how important dental hygiene is for pets.
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James Brown fans will want to 'Get On Up' and see new movie

Bill Zwecker had the chance to preview the movie "Get On Up" and talk to some of the stars of the movie. Zwecker says the acting and performances are stellar.
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Sex trafficking survivor aims to rescue current victims

Anny Donewald, a survivor of the sex trafficking world, aims to help current prostituted victims through the Eve's Angels organization.
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Make any dorm stylish and comfortable: Amy Sewell

Lifestyle expert Amy Sewell, founder of Shop with Style, offers some tips to make any dorm room functional and stylish.
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Stars of 'Charlotte's Web' excited to perform in a childhood favorite

Charlotte's Web, one of everyone's favorite childhood tales, is now a heartwarming story on stage here in Chicago. Liam Dahlborn, who plays Wilbur, and Tosha Fowler, who plays Charlotte, talked to FOX 32 about the play and what it is like to star in the production.
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Museum of Science and Industry helps avoid summer brain drain

Keith Hand from the Museum of Science and Industry talks about the museum's summer brain games to avoid brain drain.
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Study shows spanking children could be detrimental to development

Dr. Louis Kraus of Rush University Medical Center talks about the impact of spanking on children's development.
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John R. Lott, Jr.: Mayor to blame for Chicago violence

Dr. John Lott Jr., the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center in Pennsylvania, says when it comes to the violence in Chicago, the mayor is to blame.
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Arlington Heights Memorial Library looks to the future

Life is moving a little faster these days. Even libraries have had to fight to matter in an increasingly e-book friendly world. But at Arlington Heights Memorial Library, they’ve learned to think outside the box - because outside the box is where brilliance is found.

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FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Dog Al

FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week. This week, we're featuring a 6-year-old Terrier named Al!

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Simply Stylist 2014 returns to Chicago

Simply Stylist, is returning to Chicago for its second annual fashion event Saturday at the Dana Hotel and Spa. Two ladies that are responsible for the event, Sarah Boyd and Stephanie Mark talk about it.

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SNL's Jay Pharoah impresonates Obama, Will Smith

He may very well be the best celebrity impersonator on television right now. Jay Pharoah covers everyone from Jay-Z to Barack Obama on Saturday Night Live and he joined Good Day on Friday!

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Word Weekend, Wicker Park Fest: What's Brewing Chicago

Right now it's time to see what's brewing around the city! Chicago’s wingman Ernest Wilkins from the Red Eye joined shares what’s on tap including Word Weekend and Wicker Park Fest!

 

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Salt Creek Ballet dancers show off moves for National Dance Day

Saturday is National Dance Day so we've brought in the experts. Nicole Gibson, Yaman Kelemet and Natalie Sprovieri from the Salt Creek Ballet joined Good Day to show us a few moves.

 

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'Lucy', 'A Most Wanted Man' and 'I Origins': Screening Room

FOX 32 Entertainment Reporter Bill Zwecker joined Good Day Chicago with a roundup of all the movies in theaters this weekend including “Hercules,” “Lucy,” “I Origins,” “A Most Wanted Man,” and “So It Goes.”

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Integrys moving customers to tiers

If you live in the city of Chicago your electricity is probably provided by Integrys. That means you may have noticed some changes on your bill last month. Julie Wernau from the Chicago Tribune explains those changes.

 

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Hell's Kitchen season finale to air Thursday night on FOX

Thursday night, it's the battle of the Midwest in Hell's Kitchen - two local competitors will compete for the title on FOX.
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'Bailiff' to take the stage at Wicker Park Fest

Local indie rock Bailiff will be performing this weekend at Wicker Park Fest at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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Palmer House celebrates 75th Anniversary of Wizard of Oz

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz novel, the Palmer House is hosting a Wizard of Oz cake decorating competition!
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Cooking with Corey: Aurelio's Pizza

If you grew up in Chicago like FOX 32 anchor Corey McPherrin did, you probably have your favorite hot dog stand and Italian beef place in the neighborhood. An you probably have you favorite pizzeria!

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SYTYCD Top 16 perform small group routines: Marcie Mangan

FOX 32's Marcie Mangan recaps Wednesday night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance, the first time the Top 16 performed a small group routine.
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FOX 32 hits the streets with the man behind drive by compliments

Sometimes you’re just having one of those days where nothing is going right and all you need to hear is a compliment.

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Beyonce's dancers preview the Beyonce and Jay Z concert

Two of Beyonce's dancers- Ashley Everett and Kimberly Gipson- joined us on Good Day Chicago to tell us what to expect from the Beyonce and Jay Z concert Thursday night!
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Chicago Tribune's overnight reporter talks city violence

Peter Nickeas, the Chicago Tribune's overnight reporter, is often the man who is responds to the scene of shootings overnight and over the weekend. Nickeas joined us on GDC to talk more about the violence in the city that he has witnessed firsthand.
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Meet Blake: The man behind drive by compliments

Blake Grigsby, the DePaul University student behind drive by compliments, hit the streets with FOX 32 to show us his talent of making people's days.
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'Beertails' beer cocktails: Chris Jecha

Chris Jecha, the beverage director at River Roast, joined us on Good Day Chicago to demonstrate how to make 'Beertails,' a delicious beer cocktail.
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Jakes Takes: Tinley Park's electronic recycling facility

FOX 32's Jake Hamilton took a trip to Tinley Park to learn more about the new electronic waste facility located there.
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Chicago men discuss issues making waves in community

A panel of men - Jason Prinzo and Leon Rogers- talk about issues that people are buzzing about around Chicago, including what is too thin, cat calling, and the Florida father that beat his son's attacker.
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DNAinfo: Citywide police survey, police survey, could a Chicago teen cure colon cancer?

DNAinfo's Shamus Toomey joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about the stories they are working on this week- including a fundraiser for families of slain officers, a Chicago teen who may be able to cure colon cancer, and a citywide police survey.
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Somewhere You Should Go: The Music Exchange

In this week's Somewhere You Should Go segment, we head to the Lakeview neighborhood to the Chicago Music Exchange - the go to place for collectors, rock stars and wannabe rock stars.
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Back to school fashion for a good cause

Fashion expert Alison Guglielmo joined us to talk about a back to school fashion show that raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society for blood research.
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New diet trend: Eating clay

Registered dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner talks about whether or not the new eating clay diet really works.
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Keeping mosquitos away this summer: Dr. Tina Tan

Lurie's Children's Hospital pediatric expert Dr. Tina Tan talks about the best ways to keep mosquitoes from biting you this summer.
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Driver want answers about red light cameras

Alderman Scott Waguespack of the 32nd Ward is part of a group that wants the city's inspector general to look into the program and find out if there was fraud.
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30th annual Newberry Book Fair this weekend: Michelle Miller Burns

More than 120,000 books can be found at the 30th annual Newberry Book Fair this weekend. Michelle Miller Burns joined us on GDC to talk more about the event.


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80 years since Golden Age of Crime ended

It’s been called the Golden Age of crime in America, but on July 22, 1934 – 80 years ago Tuesday - in front of the Biograph Theater in Lincoln Park it all came to an end.

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New summer technology: Dr. Frank A. Viggiano, Jr.

Technology expert Dr. Frank A. Viggiano Jr. joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about all the cool summer technology on the market right now.

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DNAinfo's Mark Konkol a victim of vehicle smash and grabs

DNAinfo's Mark Konkol's vehicle was one of more than 6,000 cars that were broken into in the first half of 2014. After the incident, Konkol decided to do a little digging on the issue.
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Bill Zwecker chats with Octavia Spencer of 'Get On Up'

FOX 32's Bill Zwecker recently traveled to New York City to preview the film 'Get On Up' and to chat with one of the stars of the film, Octavia Spencer.
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Keeping yourself safe in dangerous situations: Andre Queen

After several people were robbed on the CTA orange line, Andre Queen with the Fidelity Academy joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about how to keep yourself safe in dangerous situations.
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Fr. Michael Pfleger: What needs to be done to stop the violence?

Fr. Michael Pfleger from St. Sabinas Church talks about what he feels needs to be done to stop the violence in Chicago.
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Chicagoans prepare for summer scorcher Tuesday

Remember when we couldn't get out of the cold polar vortex and you were dreaming of those scorching summer days? Well, Tuesday, July 22 will feel like close to 100 degrees. Chicago beaches will most likely be packed with people ready to enjoy a rare summer day.

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Weather heating up around Chicago

Remember when we couldn't get out of the cold polar vortex and you were dreaming of those scorching summer days? Well, Tuesday, July 22 will feel like close to 100 degrees.

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Chicago is getting hot, hot hot

Get ready to sweat Tuesday in Chicago because it may be the hottest day of the year.

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Avoiding summer hair woes: Harry Josh

Celebrity hair stylist Harry Josh talk about how you can avoid summer hair woes during those scorching hot and humid days!
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Lighter versions of Italian favorites: Jeff Mann

Jeff Mann, the executive chef at Maggiano's shows us how to make a healthier version of fettuccini alfredo.
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Randy Gross: What the Cannabis pilot program means for families with epilepsy

Randy Gross is the parent of a child with epilepsy. Gross explains what the new cannabis pilot program means for families with epileptic children.
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Marco Foster: The White Party to benefit One Hope United

Event producer and philanthropist Marco Foster talks about his White Party to benefit Hope United.
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Exaviar Pope: What would the NFL Draft bring to Chicago?

Legal analyst Exaviar Pope talks about what the NFL Draft could bring to Chicago and the potential venues.
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Cutting prison sentences to reduce violence: Kwame Raoul

Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul says the United States is out of step with the rest of the developed world when it comes to sentencing, incarceration rates and criminal justice reform.
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FOX Furry Friend of the Week: Cat Carrot

FOX 32 News has teamed up with no-kill shelter PAWS Chicago to bring you an adoptable pet each week. This week, we're featuring a 3-year-old adoptable cat named Carrot!

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