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Covid-19 claims beloved Chicago dispatcher: ‘His pride was going to work’

As Guadalupe Lopez walked into work at Chicago’s 911 center one night three years ago, three officers were shot on the city’s west side. Lopez sat at his desk on the communications floor as officers screamed into their police radios. There was confusion over the location, and the wounded were without backup. Lopez took over…MORE

David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies aged 85

British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died aged 85, his management company announced Sunday. Prowse died after a short illness, according to his agent Thomas Bowington. CNN reported in 2018 that Prowse was being treated for prostate cancer. “It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for…MORE

Catch a lunar eclipse during the full beaver moon this weekend

Take a break from online holiday shopping this weekend to enjoy the full moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse. Both events will be visible early Monday morning. Lunar eclipses can only occur during a full moon, but a penumbral lunar eclipse is different from a total lunar eclipse. A penumbral eclipse occurs when the moon…MORE

Christmas movies you didn’t know were Christmas movies

There are only so many times you can watch “The Princess Switch.” And maybe you’ve seen every Christmas movie there is. But there are tons of movies out there that, from the right perspective, count as a holiday watch. Here’s a list of some unsuspecting movies that fall into the Christmas genre. ‘Gremlins’ Director Steven…MORE

Tones and I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ becomes most Shazamed song of all time

“Dance Monkey” by Tones and I has become the most popular song on Shazam, according to Guinness World Records. The catchy song — the second single from the debut EP “The Kids Are Coming” by Tones and I, real name Toni Watson — has been identified 36.6 million times on the music identification app, Guinness…MORE