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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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


Chicago is getting hot, hot hot

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


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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!


Zach Braff talks controversial funding method for new film: Jakes Take's

Actor/director Zach Braff is out with a new movie creating a lot of buzz. FOX 32’s Jake Hamilton had a chance to sit down with him to talk about “Wish I Was Here” and the controversial way he raised money for the movie in today's version of "Jake's Takes."



Five symptoms to watch out for this summer

 When we think of kids being sick, we think of cold weather with runny noses and colds. But the summer time has it's own list of ailments we need to watch out for. Dr. Shelly V. Flais of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine joined Good Day to discuss them.


Festival fashions from Gilt

We are smack dab in the middle of Chicago festival season. Pitchfork is this weekend and Lollapalooza is coming up in a few weeks. Stephanie Trivino, curator of Gilt City has some great deals on some festival fashion!


It's National Ice Cream Day!

Friday is National Ice Cream Day and Flippin' & Dippin' joined Good Day to have an ice cream social on the plaza to kick off the weekend!

What does the Malaysian Airlines disaster mean for travel?

What does the Malaysian Airlines tragedy mean for travel? Gennady Podolsky from Vega International Travel Services joined Good Day to talk about the effects of the disaster on the travel industry.


Pit Boss 'Shorty' Rossi and Hercules join Good Day

He's the guy who put pit bulls and pit bull rescue awareness on the map. "Shorty" Rossi from Pit Boss joined Good Day Chicago to talk about the show and what Illinois can do to end breed-specific legislation.


Star Wars Day, Pig Out event, Nicki Minaj party: What's Brewing

Chicago’s wing man is in the house! Ernest Wilkins breaks down what's brewing around the city including The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Star Wars Day, Pig Out For Charity event, and Nicki Minaj dance party!


Artists transforming dead, dying trees in Chicago

You may have seen more dead trees around the city's parks. The Emerald ash borer has been doing some damage but now the city is turning the dead trees into artwork.


Ritz Carlton hosting summer camp for kids

The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago is all about luxury and glamor but this summer it’s bringing summer camp living into their hotel rooms for a very good cause. Camp for Kids founder and president Blaine Blanchard talks about it.


'Sex Tape,' 'Wish I Was Here,' 'Boyhood': Bill Zwecker

 FOX 32 Entertainment Reporter Bill Zwecker's got a preview of new flicks out this weekend including "Sex Tape," "Wish I Was Here," and "Boyhood."


Aviation analyst Glenn Collins discusses investigation into MH17 crash

Aviation analyst Glenn Collins joined Good Day Chicago to talk about how the black boxes aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 might help detail the airplane’s final moments.


Chicago teens to compete in 2014 Google Science Fair

Chicago teens Pranav Sivakumar and Trisha Prabhu have been selected as a regional finalists for the 2014 Google Science Fair competition!

Chef Julius' Pop-Restaurant: The New South

Chicago is a food city, but there is nothing like Chef Julius's pop up restaurants. The first pop up of the summer will happen on July 27 and the theme is the New South!

Pitchfork Music Festival preview: Mauricio Reyes

FOX 32 director and DJ Mauricio Reyes tells us which acts you won't want to miss at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival Union Park.

Chicago's Stanley Glover voted off SYTYCD: Marcie Mangan

FOX 32 Web Producer Marcie Mangan recaps Wednesday night's episode of SYTYCD, when Chicago's Stanley Glover was unfortunately voted off the show. Mangan explains what went wrong.

Tom Dart: What is being done to stop the violence in Cook County?

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart explains what is being done to stop the violence in the city and in the county.

The every other day diet: Krista Varady

Krista Varady, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, talks about her new book "The Every Other Day Diet" - a diet that lets you eat all you want half of the time.

Local company helps write personal, heartfelt letters

Some of the hardest things to say these days are "I love you," "I'm sorry," and "Goodbye." For many of us, finding the right words to do it is a nearly impossible task.


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.

Israel Idonije hosts a 'party with a purpose'

Former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about an upcoming fundraiser event he calls "a party with a purpose."

Somewhere You Should Go: J Parker rooftop oasis

In this week's Somewhere You Should Go segment, we head to the Hotel Lincoln and their rooftop oasis 12 stories above the hustle and bustle of the city, the J Parker.

Former NBA star Antoine Walker shows financial struggles in documentary

Three time NBA All-Star and Chicago native Antoine Walker is making sure stars of the future learn from the mistakes he made by making a documentary on his financial struggles.

'Boyhood' film took 12 years to film: Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater directed the new film 'Boyhood' and joined us on Good Day Chicago to talk about the filming process.

Schlitz Bouts replicates turn of the century boxing in Chicago

If you are a fan of Chicago history, you might want to head out to the Schlitz Bouts in Logan Square Thursday night for an event set out to replicate what the boxing world of Chicago was like at the turn of the century.

Sam Borek: Could Ill. have medical marijuana dispensaries by 2015?

A joint committee on administrative rules met Tuesday and approved the Illinois medical cannabis pilot program. Sam Borek represents people hoping to own a dispensary. He joined us on GDC to talk more about the issue.

One Size Never Fits All: Dr. Arin N. Reeves

Dr. Arin N. Reeves, author of the book 'One Size Never Fits All: Business Development Strategies Tailored For Women (And Most Men)' talks about business development strategies tailored for women.

DNAinfo Untold Stories: Barbershop saved by fundraiser, Tech Boutique in South Loop, Boxing and beer event

Shamus Toomey from DNAinfo Chicago talks about some stories they are following this week - including the Six Corners Barbershop fundraiser, the new Tech Boutique in the South Loop, and a turn-of-the-century beer and boxing event on Thursday.

Gary Sinise to headline Rockin' for the Troops concert in Wheaton

Actor Gary Sinise and the Lieutenant Dan Band are set to headline the Rockin' for the Troops concert at Cantigny Park in Wheaton this weekend. 

Clark the Cub brings joy to fans amid last place ranking

When Clark the Cub was debuted in January at the Cubs Convention, initial reaction was less than thrilled. Social media around Chicago lit up with fiery fan debate about the organization’s new kid-friendly mascot.


Thom Serafin: Will Karen Lewis run for mayor?

Political Analyst Thom Serafin talks about the recent mayoral poll conducted by the Chicago Sun Times and Karen Lewis' potential campaign.

Lisa Madigan discusses alleged student loan debt scams

Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan recently filed lawsuits against two companies she says are charging for phony services.

'I Origins' hits theaters July 25

 FOX 32 Entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker sits down with Michael Pitt and Mike Cahill about the new movie I Origins.

Celebrate Bastille Day with charcuterie

Monday marks Bastille Day. FOX 32  got a lesson in all things French meat from Kurt Guzowski and Thomas Rice of Tete Charcuterie.

Heroin use grows in Chicago suburbs: Chelsea Laliberte

Chelsea Laliberte, founder of Live for Lali - an organization aimed at creating awareness regarding drug abuse and addiction, talks about the growth of heroin abuse in the suburbs.


Touch-and-Go chess has become popular Chicago attraction

A 26 foot long touch-and-go chess table has become a popular attraction on Michigan Avenue - and it has been around for longer than you might expect.

Israel strikes Gaza Strip: David Schenker

David Schenker, director of the program on Arab politics for the Washington Institute, talks about why the recent attack on the Gaza Strip is different that other attacks and what the options are to stop the violence.

Bill Zwecker previews thriller 'The Purge'

FOX 32 Entertainment Reporter Bill Zwecker had a chance to sit down with one of the stars of the new movie The Purge.

Gun law committee to meet for the first time Tuesday

State representative Mike Zalewski of the 23rd district is part of a new gun law committee that plans to meet for the first time Tuesday.

FOX Furry Friend of the Week: June

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 1-year-old Terrier mix named June!


Chef Ted Reader: Bison sliders

Celebrity chef Ted Reader cooks up some delicious bison sliders and bananas on toast.

Square Roots Festival this weekend in Lincoln Park

If you want to hear music from all around the world this weekend, you won't want to miss the Square Roots Festival in Lincoln Square.

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