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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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!


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.


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!


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!



Bourbonnais Tour Guide: Things to do while checking out Bears training camp Video included


If you and the family find yourself in Bourbonnais for Chicago Bears training camp and are looking for more than just some football fun, we’re your official tour guide for the area. More>>

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.



'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.”


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.



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.

'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.

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!

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!


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.

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.


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!

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New diet trend: Eating clay

Registered dietician Dawn Jackson Blatner talks about whether or not the new eating clay diet really works.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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