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HopCat to Open New Chicago Location

Soon the people of Chicago can experience the joy that is "crack fries".

BarFly Ventures LLC has announced plans to open a HopCat in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood this summer, WZZM-13 reports. 

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Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
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Canine Influenza Outbreak in Chicago, No Immediate Threat in Michigan

An outbreak of canine influenza requiring the treatment of 100 dogs has closed a Chicago animal shelter. Last spring, more than 1,000 dogs in the Chicago area became sick, according to NBC Chicago.

However, there have been no widespread reports of canine influenza in Michigan.

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Pearl Jam Announce Summer Tour – Hitting Sort of Near Grand Rapids in August

Pearl Jam teased some touring back in December on their Twitter feed, and today they make good on that tease, by announcing a summer tour in the US! They're not coming to Grand Rapids, but they'll be in the area, hitting Chicago in August.

While they won't be right here in GR, they'll only be a couple hours away, hitting Wrigley Field for two shows, August 20 and 22.

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Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago via YouTube
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Even BB-8 Gets More Chicks Than You [Video]

The newest, coolest, and most universally beloved droid in the Star Wars universe got to hang out with a bunch of chicks, but it may not be what you think.

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Chicago City Council Approves Proposal for George Lucas Museum

It looks like "Star Wars" director George Lucas could have his own museum, and it won't be located in a galaxy far, far away.

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British Rockers Purson Kicked Ass with Ghost in Chicago Saturday Night [Video]

Ghost hit the Riviera Theatre in Chicago on Saturday night, October 3, 2015, and they brought a great UK band with them called Purson to help rock a sold out crowd. It was a fantastic show, and it got really loud in the old theatre that's just around the corner from the Aragon Theatre in Chicago.

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Ghost Rocked a Sold Out Riviera Theatre in Chicago on Saturday Night [Video]

Ghost hit the Riviera Theatre in Chicago on Saturday night, October 3, 2015, and they brought a great UK band with them called Purson to help rock a sold out crowd. It was a fantastic show, and it got really loud in the old theatre that's just around the corner from the Aragon Theatre in Chicago.

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Guy Refuses to Get His Vehicle Towed and Gets Away With It [Video]

Getting towed is really annoying, not to mention expensive.

However, this guy in Chicago had an idea about preventing his vehicle from being towed...

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WGN Broadcasts Woman Shooting Sparks From Her Crotch [Video]

Nothing says happy St. Patrick's Day like sparks shooting out of your crotch on live television, right?

Wait, what?

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Crazy Hot Sauce Might Have Saved Man’s Life [Video]

A 30-year-old guy from suburban Chicago, Randy Schmitz, was on vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last summer.

He went to the Pepper Palace, which sells crazy hot sauces. The hottest sauce it sells is Flashbang, a combination of four peppers -- Carolina Reaper, scorpion, ghost pepper and habanero.

Schmitz had to sign a waiver just to try a tiny bit of the sauce on a toothpick as part of a challenge.

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What City Has the Best Pizza — Chicago or New York? [Poll]

There has always been the battle of which city makes the better pizza.

Chicago or New York?

You decide!

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Metalhead Ned Throwback Thursday: Skydeck Challenge

I was never had a problem with heights, until I decided to visit the Skydeck at Willis (former Sears) tower in Chicago, IL.

Have you ever stood on that thing?!

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