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Free Beer & Hot Wings: New WGN News Promo Features Hate Mail About Itself [Video]

WGN Morning News just wants to let you know that it has the highest-rated morning TV news show in Chicago.

They also realize that not everybody is going to like them.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Airline Passenger Uses Knee Defender to Prevent Reclining Seat, Flight Diverted [Video]

Everyone has been on a flight where the person in front of them jacks the seat back so far that you're basically staring at the top of their head in your lap.

It sucks, but it's just kind of how it is. After all, you can always do the same to the person in back of you!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Chicago News Chopper Spots Life-Size Hulk Statue, Flexing Homeowner [Video]

Last Friday morning, there was some pretty extensive flooding in south suburban Chicago.

The morning news show on WGN was discussing the flooding, while checking out some footage from its news helicopter which was flying around surveying the extent of the water and damage.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Dizzying View From Atop Chicago’s John Hancock Center’s Antenna [Video]

Want to know what it would be like to work at great heights that involve you needing to wear a harness to keep you from falling to your death?

In Chicago, the John Hancock Center's west antenna is being removed and the men removing it are also filming their progress.

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Lollapalooza 2014 – Day Two Recap and Exclusive Photos

Though Eminem’s powerful Friday night performance was still on the lips of countless fans who returned for Day Two of Lollapalooza, some of the fest’s most intriguing and prolific rock artists asserted their genre's relevance right from the get-go on Saturday.

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Lollapalooza 2014: Day One Recap

Just by scanning the Day One lineup of Lollapalooza’s 10th annual edition at Chicago’s Grant Park – its 18 year as an institution – it was clear that festival organizers set out to forge a weekend that won’t soon be forgotten among the countless multi-day music events with increasingly homogenized rosters.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Drunk Fan Goes for Swim at Chicago’s Wrigley Field [Video]

There's not a whole lot to do during a rain delay at a baseball game, or any sporting event for that matter.

You can walk around the concourse, trying to resist the urge to spend $48 on a hot dog and a beer. Perhaps buy a souvenir or two.

Or, you could do what this guy did at Wrigley Field during a rain delay last weekend at a Chicago Cubs game. He went for a swim!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Red Sox Color Commentator Jerry Remy Loses Tooth During Cubs Game Broadcast [Video]

About halfway through the broadcast of the Boston Red Sox-Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball game Wednesday night, Red Sox color commentator Jerry Remy had something happen to him that has never happened before: His tooth fell out.

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Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver Visits for Fourth of July Week Leave Through Fly A Soldier Home [Video]

U.S. Army Spec. Mitchell Oliver is currently back home in Greenville, spending a 17-day leave that includes the Independence Day weekend thanks to an unexpected assist.

The 20-year-old soldier flew home June 21 to heartwarmingly -- and unsuspectingly for his mother -- see his parents, Deann and Gary Oliver, at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. He arrived with a welcoming reception from Blue Star Mothers of America and Patriot Guard Riders.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: People React to This Week’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode [Video]

Apparently this guy shoots reaction videos while people are watching television shows or movies.

In this case, a group of people were gathered at a Chicago bar watching the most recent episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones." Their reactions were priceless!

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Rise Against, Slayer and Bring Me the Horizon Highlight Riot Fest Chicago

Following the recent announcement of the Toronto lineup, the organizers of Riot Fest have now unveiled the list of bands performing at the Chicago and Denver editions of the festivals, as well.

While there are a great deal of alt-rock acts, there are a number of heavy hitters on the bills.

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5 Great Moments in Wrigley Field’s 100-Year History [Video]

Today, Major League Baseball celebrates the anniversary of Wrigley Field, which has been a fixture in the north side of Chicago for 100 years.

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