Bears Will Face QB Making NFL Debut Thursday

Bears Will Face QB Making NFL Debut Thursday

When the Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving in the Motor City, they’ll be facing a quarterback who hasn’t thrown a single NFL pass.

The Lions announced Wednesday that quarterback David Blough will be under center for the team in the nationally televised game. The undrafted free agent out of Purdue has not thrown a single pass since joining the league, and with Matthew Stafford on the shelf with a back injury and Jeff Driskel dealing with a hamstring issue, Blough will have to face one of the NFL’s toughest defenses.

In 44 career games at Purdue, Blough completed 61 percent of his passes for 9,734 yards and 69 touchdowns while throwing 43 interceptions.

In a rather interesting footnote, Blough will join some incredibly elite company when he throws his first career pass. According to the NFL Network, the last quarterback to make his league debut and to throw a pass in a Thanksgiving game was New England Patriots legend Tom Brady, who has since gone on to win six Super Bowl rings and establish himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.

While it’s unclear whether Blough’s career will take on a similar trajectory, he’ll get his first chance to make a statement Thursday as the Bears and Lions square off at 11:30 a.m.

Published at Thu, 28 Nov 2019 16:02:03 +0000

Bears Beat Lions Behind Strong Day From Mitchell Trubisky

Bears Beat Lions Behind Strong Day From Mitchell Trubisky

The Chicago Bears are back to the .500 mark after a closely-contested victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving. 

Mitchell Trubisky threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns in the game, including a touchdown pass to David Montgomery with less than 2:30 remaining in the contest to put the Bears ahead. 

David Montgomery rushed for 75 yards in the victory, and Anthony Miller caught nine passes for 140 yards. 

In his first career NFL start, David Blough hit Kenny Golladay for a 75-yard touchdown completion and finished the game with 280 passing yards and two touchdowns in the contest. 

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Bo Scarbrough rushed for 83 yards as the Lions fell to 3-8-1 on the season. 

The Lions raced out to a 17-7 lead in the first half thanks to touchdown catches by Golladay and Marvin Jones, but the Bears slowly chipped away at the advantage with a second-quarter field goal from Eddy Piñeiro to make it 17-10 at halftime. 

Trubisky came alive in the second half, finding Jesper Horsted for a touchdown pass in the third quarter to tie the game at 17-17. 

In the fourth quarter, Trubisky led the Bears on a nine-play, 90-yard scoring drive, capping it off with a three-yard touchdown pass to Montgomery that gave the Bears a 24-20 lead. 

In the closing seconds, Blough had to heave the ball down the field on a 4th-and-22 play, but Eddie Jackson intercepted the pass and ended the Lions’ hopes of a comeback. 

The Bears will be back in action next week in another Thursday showdown as they take on the Dallas Cowboys. 

Published at Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:03:55 +0000

CTA Holiday Train begins spreading festive cheer across Chicago

CTA Holiday Train begins spreading festive cheer across Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) — Keep an eye out for the festive return of the CTA’s Holiday Train!

The Allstate CTA Holiday Train began spreading cheer Friday.

Chicago’s six-car Holiday Train is decorated with holiday scenes, and Santa and his reindeer will ride along the outside. The train will visit stations throughout all the CTA system’s rail lines.

The CTA said its other popular Allstate CTA Elves’ Workshop Train will also pull into stations across the city over the next coming Saturdays. It runs behind the Holiday Train.

The transit agency unveiled its Holiday Bus on Tuesday. The bus features Ralphie the Reindeer, Mr. Claus and artwork created by students at Perkins Bass Elementary School on Chicago’s South Side.

“Our festive fleet is an iconic feature of Chicago’s holiday season and we’re so happy thousands of families enjoy these fun rides,” said CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr.

You can track the CTA’s Holiday Fleet here: https://www.transitchicago.com/holidayfleet/.

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Published at Sat, 30 Nov 2019 05:04:44 +0000

Chicago officer investigated for body-slamming man to ground

Chicago officer investigated for body-slamming man to ground

CHICAGO — Chicago police say an officer is being investigated for body slamming a man who spit in his face.

Police say the 29-year-old man was hospitalized following the incident Thursday afternoon. The 32-year-old officer also went to a hospital for evaluation.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

Police say the officer approached the man for drinking alcohol at a bus stop. They say the man became ‘œirate,’� licked the officer’s face and made threats before spitting.

A 41-second video that a bystander posted to social media shows the officer pick the man up off his feet and throw him to the ground. The man then appears to lie motionless.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says ‘œthe actions in the video are concerning’� and will be investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability

Police say charges are pending against the man.

Published at Fri, 29 Nov 2019 16:33:00 +0000

Bears vs. Lions: Week 13 in Photos

Bears vs. Lions: Week 13 in Photos

13 PHOTOS

Published Nov 28, 2019 at 11:37 AM | Updated at 2:44 PM CST on Nov 28, 2019

Published at Thu, 28 Nov 2019 20:44:05 +0000

Pete Davidson Fans Had to Sign NDA Before Live Comedy Show

Pete Davidson Fans Had to Sign NDA Before Live Comedy Show

Comedian Pete Davidson put on a show Wednesday in San Francisco—but ticketholders weren’t allowed in unless they signed a non-disclosure agreement with a $1 million penalty if broken.

Some attendees said that locking up your cell phone and signing a document that says you won’t share any part of the show on social media is just part of seeing a live show these days.

But when NBC Bay Area’s Jean Elle pointed out the hefty penalty for violating the agreement, some people were surprised.

Some said it’s a great way to protect material. Others said it’s not realistic.

“I think he’s doing the right thing personally,” said fan Grant Menoliscino. “He wants to stop people from—you can’t get offended. You can’t walk out and talk about it and get all mad, so this is an extra bit to keep you from doing that.”

But other fans disagreed. “That’s insane, that’s not a feasible situation,” another fan said.

The show lasted about 40 minutes, and fans said he did mention the non-disclosure agreement. Davidson told the crowd he saw an article written about it, and that these types of agreements wouldn’t be necessary if people would stop leaking footage.

Fans who did not want to sign the agreement could get a refund, but it appeared nobody took that option.

Published at Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:31:16 +0000

Blackhawks Recall Wedin, Place Caggiula on LTIR

Blackhawks Recall Wedin, Place Caggiula on LTIR

The Chicago Blackhawks made a roster move Wednesday, recalling forward Anton Wedin from the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs and placing forward Drake Caggiula on long term injured reserve.

Wedin did not make the Blackhawks’ roster out of training camp, but is having a solid season for the IceHogs, scoring four goals and dishing out seven assists in 17 games during his first North American season.

Wedin signed with the Blackhawks prior to the 2019-20 season.

Caggiula is dealing with his second concussion of the calendar year. The forward has three goals and an assist in 15 games so far this season.

Caggiula was placed on LTIR retroactive to Nov. 10, according to the team. The move means that Caggiula would be eligible to return to the active roster on Monday against the St. Louis Blues, and also gives the Blackhawks salary cap space to call up a replacement.

The Blackhawks will be in action on Black Friday when they host the Colorado Avalanche at the United Center. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m.

Published at Thu, 28 Nov 2019 00:02:51 +0000

Citadel in retreat | Chicago Business Today

Citadel in retreat | Chicago Business Today

The hedge fund reportedly is pulling back from its planned investment banking business. Trustwave postpones an IPO as the market slides. And the former chief of College Illinois cashes in on his way out.

When to watch Charlie Brown Christmas specials on ABC in 2019

When to watch Charlie Brown Christmas specials on ABC in 2019

It’s not the holidays without a Charlie Brown special on ABC! This holiday season, you’ll have several chances to catch the beloved Peanuts specials on ABC:

  • “A Charlie Brown Christmas”: Thursday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m. ET/PT | 7 p.m. CT
  • “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown”: Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. ET/PT | 6 p.m. CT
  • “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown”: Thursday, Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT | 7 p.m. CT

Here’s a look at more of ABC’s holiday programming lineup. This schedule is subject to change — check your local listings for the most current information. All times below are in Eastern/Pacific time zones:

THURSDAY, NOV. 28
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: MAGICAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” kicks off the holiday season on ABC. Join celebrity hosts as they present the two-hour prime-time special on Thanksgiving night from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. This magical celebration will feature musical performances with some of today’s top artists among a flurry of Disney holiday entertainment. During the prime-time special, viewers will also be treated to several Disney Parks sneak peeks, including a behind-the-scenes look into future attractions coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. Hosts and performers to be confirmed at a later date. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 1
SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN – In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions (“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman”), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle; Keenan Wynn as Winter; Paul Frees as Burgermeister Meisterburger, Grimsby, the soldiers and the townsmen; Joan Gardner as Tanta Kringle; Robie Lester as Jessica and Andrea Sacino; Dina Lynn, Gary White and Greg Thomas as the children. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 2
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – Season Premiere – “701/704” – ‘Tis the season for ABC’s immensely popular decorating competition series, “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” which continues to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with celebrity judges-lifestyle expert Carter Oosterhouse and famed interior designer Taniya Nayak. Season seven of the holiday hit will once again showcase the most extravagant and utterly spectacular Christmas displays America has to offer! In each one-hour episode, four families with dazzling household displays will compete to win $50,000 and the coveted Light Fight trophy. (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. 3
CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS – Trisha Yearwood will host and perform on the 10th annual “CMA Country Christmas.” The two-hour music celebration features a night filled with Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations by Yearwood, Kristin Chenoweth, for KING & COUNTRY, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young and Chris Young. “CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 5
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS – Celebrate the joy of the holidays with the classic animated Christmas-themed PEANUTS special, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” created by the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. In the digitally remastered 1965 special, Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees everywhere during the Christmas season. Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant and Charlie Brown accepts, but it proves to be a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, Charlie Brown needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. In addition, another PEANUTS special based on the works of Charles Schulz, “Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales,” will also air with the Emmy-winning classic. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

SAME TIME, NEXT CHRISTMAS – In this original holiday film, Olivia Anderson (played by Lea Michele) is a successful young woman who met her childhood sweetheart during her family’s annual Christmas visit to Hawaii. After being separated by distance and years, the two reunite at the same Hawaiian resort years later, and the old chemistry between them flares up anew-but circumstances conspire to keep them apart. “Same Time, Next Christmas” stars Lea Michele as Olivia Anderson, Charles Michael Davis as Jeff Williams, Bryan Greenberg as Gregg Harris, George Newbern as Woody Anderson, Nia Vardalos as Faye Anderson, Phil Morris as Alec Williams and Dannah Lockett as Madelyn Williams. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)
MONDAY, DEC. 9
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – “703/706” – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” showcases the most extravagant and utterly spectacular Christmas displays America has to offer! (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DEC. 10
THE CONNERS – “Smoking Penguins and Santa on Santa action” – Dan is disappointed when everyone but Becky forgets about his birthday. Meanwhile, Darlene is faced with another issue, and Dan excludes Jackie from the family Christmas Santa photo for mistreating Louise. Guest starring is Katey Sagal as Louise, Jay R. Ferguson as Ben and James Pickens Jr. as Chuck. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

BLESS THIS MESS – “Goose Glazing Time” – Mike and Rio are thrilled about having their first Christmas alone together as a married couple, but a wrench is thrown into their romanticized holiday plans as they are interrupted by crisis after crisis. Meanwhile, Kay invites Beau home for Christmas so that they can give Jacob a proper holiday. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

MIXED-ISH – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – Alicia and Paul strive to maintain their winter solstice traditions from the commune, but their parents want to have a more traditional Christmas with the kids. Meanwhile, Alicia’s dad, Lynwood (guest star Richard Lawson), competes with Harrison to be the kids’ favorite grandad. (9:00-9:30 p.m.)

BLACK-ISH – “Father Christmas” – Pops doesn’t do Christmas, so when he shows up to the house full of holiday cheer with Lynette (Loretta Devine), Dre is thrown off. Pops wants to make up for lost time and go all out this Christmas. The whole family gets into the holiday spirit until someone from Lynette’s past shows up. Anthony Anderson directed the episode. (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11
THE GOLDBERGS – “It’s a Wonderful Life” – Hoping to outdo the Kremp family, Beverly decides the Goldbergs must do an even better family holiday card, but Geoff is surprised he is not invited to be in the photo. Meanwhile, a pranking war with Barry and JTP quickly spirals out of control. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

MODERN FAMILY – “The Last Christmas” – Cameron is hoping to keep everyone happy for their annual Christmas dinner, but Mitchell is suspicious he is hiding an ulterior motive. Meanwhile, Claire tries to dodge Jay’s job offer to work at his dog bed company and Luke has to deal with the consequences of kissing Manny’s ex-girlfriend, Sherri. (9:00-9:31 p.m.)

SINGLE PARENTS – “Good Holidays to You” – When Graham writes a letter to Santa asking for either a white Christmas or to meet his father, Angie goes on a mission to find snow in Southern California with the help of Will and Sophie. Meanwhile, after Rory, Emma and Amy find out that Poppy and Douglas are romantically involved, the kids use this knowledge to their advantage to guilt their parents into buying them more Christmas presents. (9:31-10:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 12
OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE – In “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission. It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions, and save Anna and Elsa’s “first Christmas in forever.” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” features the original cast of Arendelle characters, including Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad (“Marshall,” “Book of Mormon”); Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” “Bad Moms”); Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel (Broadway’s “Wicked,” “Rent” and “If/Then”; Fox’s “Glee”); and Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” Netflix’s “Mindhunter”). (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT – Pixar Animation Studios’ special for television, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” features your favorite characters from the “Toy Story” films. During a post-Christmas play date, the “Toy Story” gang finds themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It’s all up to Trixie the triceratops if the gang hopes to return to Bonnie’s room in this “Toy Story That Time Forgot.” The cast includes Tom Hanks as Woody, Tim Allen as Buzz, Kristen Schaal as Trixie, Kevin McKidd (“Grey’s Anatomy”) as Reptillus Maximus, Wallace Shawn as Rex, Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants, Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head and Joan Cusack as Jessie. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – Season Premiere – “Cake and Bread Week” – On your marks, get set, bake! The most festive and friendliest competition on television returns with hosts Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) and Anthony “Spice” Adams, and judges Paul Hollywood (“The Great British Baking Show”) and three-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Sherry Yard. The heat is on when 10 bakers enter the tent in the two-hour season five premiere of “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition.” Based on the hit U.K. series “The Great British Baking Show,” “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition” features bakers from across the country battling through 24 total challenges with six challenges throughout each two-hour themed episode, all in the hopes of being crowned “America’s Best Amateur Baker.” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

FRIDAY, DEC. 13
AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE – “The Bromance Before Christmas” – Katie looks forward to sharing her favorite childhood Christmas tradition with Taylor, but a surprise visit from her mom, Kathryn (Wendie Malick), threatens her holiday cheer. Meanwhile, Greg is blindsided by Katie’s good intentions; and to make matters worse, Oliver and Anna-Kat break a family heirloom. (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

FRESH OFF THE BOAT – “Jessica Town” – Jessica is thriving in the merriment of Christmas, the time of year she takes full control of the household and everything is perfect until Louis does the unthinkable-tries to help, turning her Christmas dream into a holiday nightmare. Meanwhile, Eddie, Emery and Evan find themselves on the naughty list for breaking an expensive gift, which might just require the assistance of elves, or Grandma Huang, to fix. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 15
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – ABC will air the Rodgers & Hammerstein cinematic treasure “The Sound of Music.” Celebrate the Oscar-winning classic with popular favorites “Edelweiss,” “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “The Lonely Goatherd” and “The Sound of Music.” (7:00-11:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 16
THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT – Season Finale – “702/705” – “The Great Christmas Light Fight” showcases the most extravagant and utterly spectacular Christmas displays America has to offer! (8:00-10:00 p.m.)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17
SHREK THE HALLS – DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek the Halls,” a half-hour of entertainment starring America’s favorite ogre and his friends, features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Just when Shrek thought he could finally sit back, relax and enjoy his happily ever after with his new family, the most joyous of all holidays arrives. It’s Christmas Eve and everyone is filled with holiday cheer-except for Shrek. He isn’t exactly the picture of yuletide joy, but for the sake of Fiona and the kids, he tries to get into the spirit of things as only an ogre can. Unfortunately, everyone seems to have their own ideas about what Christmas is all about, so when Donkey, Puss In Boots, Gingerbread Man and the whole gang try to join in on the fun, Shrek’s plans for a cozy family celebration end up spiraling into one truly unforgettable Christmas. (9:30-10:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 19
DISNEY PREP & LANDING – Walt Disney Animation Studios brings you a half-hour holiday special tale of an elite unit of elves known as Prep & Landing. After working tirelessly on Prep & Landing for 227 years, an elf named Wayne is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion to be the Director of Naughty List Intelligence. Instead, Magee, the North Pole Christmas Eve Command Center Coordinator (NPCECCC for short), partners Wayne with Lanny, an idealistic rookie who has an undying enthusiasm for Christmas. During their Christmas Eve mission, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits. Will the elves be able to guide Dasher, Dancer and the rest of the reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh through a raging snowstorm to ensure a merry Christmas for all? (8:00-8:30 p.m.)

DISNEY PREP & LANDING 2: NAUGHTY VS. NICE – The yuletide adventures of Christmas elves Lanny and Wayne continue. With the Big 2-5 fast approaching, Wayne and Lanny must race to recover classified North Pole technology that has fallen into the hands of a computer-hacking Naughty Kid! Desperate to prevent Christmas from descending into chaos, Wayne seeks out the foremost Naughty Kid expert to aid in the mission, a bombastic member of the Coal Elf Brigade who also happens to be his estranged brother, Noel. (8:30-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – “Spice and Dessert Week” – Eight bakers return to the tent this week. First up, “Spice Week” with the bakers challenged to create sweet and savory creations using spices. From cinnamon to saffron, the bakers put their best spice flavor combinations together. “Dessert Week” has the bakers creating delicious delicacies like cakes and cookies, including one of Paul Hollywood’s toughest challenges yet! (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

SUNDAY, DEC. 22
I WANT A DOG FOR CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN – “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown” centers on ReRun, the lovable but ever-skeptical younger brother of Linus and Lucy. It’s Christmas vacation and, as usual, ReRun’s big sister is stressing him out, so he decides to turn to his best friend, Snoopy, for amusement and holiday cheer. However, his faithful but unpredictable beagle companion has plans of his own, giving ReRun reason to ask Snoopy to invite his canine brother, Spike, for a visit. The cast of “I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown!” includes Jimmy Bennett as ReRun, Adam Taylor Gordon as Charlie Brown, Ashley Rose Orr as Lucy Van Pelt, Corey Padnos as Linus Van Pelt, Hannah Leigh Dworkin as Sally, Nick Price as Schroeder, Jake Miner as Pig Pen/Franklin, Kaitlyn Maggio as the little girl and Bill Melendez as Snoopy. (7:00-8:00 p.m.)

KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS – On a special holiday episode, Tiffany chats with the kids about their favorite holiday traditions. Later, Tiffany plays Santa’s helper to find out who is on the “Nice List,” and celebrates an 8-year-old magician who proves that big tricks can come in small packages. (8:00-9:00 p.m.)
THE YEAR: 2019 – ABC NEWS – “The Year: 2019” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 25
DISNEY PARKS MAGICAL CHRISTMAS DAY PARADE – “Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade” continues Disney’s annual Christmas morning celebration tradition, on ABC. Join celebrity hosts for the two-hour Christmas day special as they follow the famous Christmas Day Parade down Main Street U.S.A., featuring performances by some of today’s top artists across Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. Also during the Christmas Day Parade, viewers will be treated to several Disney Parks sneak peeks, including a behind-the-scenes look into future attractions coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. Hosts and performers to be confirmed at a later date. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)

THURSDAY, DEC. 26
HAPPY NEW YEAR, CHARLIE BROWN – ABC and the PEANUTS gang will ring in the new year with the animated PEANUTS special “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, along with “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.” In “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” the PEANUTS gang is ringing in 1986, and Marcie and Peppermint Patty are throwing a big New Year’s Eve bash. Charlie Brown plans to celebrate the holiday by curling up with a big book that weighs nearly as much as he does, Tolstoy’s “War and Peace.” The book’s weight doesn’t stop him from lugging it to Lucy’s pre-party dance class, where he cuts a mean rug with a rollicking Patty. With just 1131 pages to go, Charlie Brown takes another break, this time for the party, and summons the courage to invite his true love, the little red-haired girl. She doesn’t respond, but hapless Chuck shows up anyway-with Tolstoy in tow. Then, he settles down with the book-on a porch swing in a snowstorm-and in so doing, misses the evening’s big surprise. In “She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown,” disaster strikes as Peppermint Patty heads to her first major ice-skating competition with coach Snoopy and faithful companion, Marcie, by her side. As always, the unassuming Woodstock flies in to save the day (8:00-9:00 p.m.)

THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – “Pastry and Cookie Week” – The bakers are back and this week they are challenged to create deliciously flaky and flavorful pastries, as well as holiday cookies perfect for any Christmas celebration. (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

MONDAY, DEC. 31
DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2020 – (Beginning at 8 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2
THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAY EDITION – Season Finale – “Semi-Final and Final” – The final five bakers remain. With six challenges ahead for these contestants to wow the judges, the pressure is greater than ever before. In the end, only one can be named “America’s Best Amateur Baker.” Find out who wins on the season finale of “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition.” (9:00-11:00 p.m.)

DAYTIME
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27
GENERAL HOSPITAL – This Thanksgiving, while those in Port Charles reflect with gratitude on their many blessings, surprises both warm and shocking sweep through the town. The Quartermaines once again attempt a traditional celebration. Finn celebrates his first holiday with his daughter, and Sonny and Carly bask in the joys of their burgeoning family. (check local listings)

MONDAY, DEC. 23
GENERAL HOSPITAL – The residents of Port Charles are reminded of the true meaning of the holiday season in this year’s Dickensian twist. (check local listings)

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Published at Thu, 28 Nov 2019 05:30:13 +0000

High winds send sign flying off scaffolding at Willis Tower

High winds send sign flying off scaffolding at Willis Tower

CHICAGO — Highs winds are being blamed for sending a wooden sign flying off of scaffolding at Willis Tower and into two vehicles, injuring a cab driver whose windshield was smashed.

Chicago police say the driver was taken to a hospital in good condition with an arm injury following the incident that occurred about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

Willis Tower issued a statement saying ‘œwe are continuing to work with safety officials and ensure that the construction site is secure during periods of high wind.

The National Weather Service says a 61 mph wind gust was measured at O’Hare International Airport.

Published at Wed, 27 Nov 2019 19:47:00 +0000