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Grand Rapids Metro Area Has Bed Bugs [Infographic]

Orkin has released its annual list which ranks cities by the number of bed bug treatments they have performed.

The Grand Rapids metropolitan area moved up to No. 20 in 2014, after being ranked 33rd in 2013.

Chicago is No. 1. Detroit is No. 2.

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Meet Christina, a Die-hard Chicago Blackhawks Hockey fan as she Goes to her First Blackhawks Game [Video]

There is a lot of heart in hockey. No, really, a lot of heart in the players who may be playing a very rough sport, but care deeply for their fans.

I'd like you to meet Christina, a diehard fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. Christina, who is blind, has never stopped rooting for her favorite team even though she has never seen them. What, not the Red Wings? Okay, maybe not, since she lives in Chicago. But,Christina had never even been to a game. However, things were about to change, with the help of the Blackhawks.

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There’s A New Video of Chicago’s Rescued Baby Sea Otter [Video]

My new obsession is this baby sea otter from Chicago.

The Shedd Aquarium put up a new video of its newest star, known only as Pup 681, yesterday, after its first round of pictures and footage started going viral.

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Usher Announces 27 Dates for UR Experience, with Auburn Hills, Chicago Concerts [Video]

Hot on the heels of a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and release of his new single/video "She Came To Give It To You," Usher announced he will tour North America this fall.

He plans to bring the UR Experience to 27 cities. The dates include The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit on Nov. 4 and United Center in Chicago on Nov. 17.

It is the Grammy Award winner's first headlining tour in three years.

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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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Glass Ledge Cracks On The 103rd Floor Of Chicago’s Willis Tower [Photos]

The floor of the glass ledge on the 103rd floor of Chicago's Willis Tower cracked with people on it on Wednesday.

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Five 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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10 Things You Maybe Didn’t Know About ‘Home Alone’

If you tried to describe the violent holiday classic "Home Alone" to someone who had never seen it, they might wonder why it’s considered a must-watch at Christmas time.

Watching the precocious, sadistic Kevin McAllister (played by Macaulay Culkin) find new and unique ways to commit assault and battery against two hapless burglars doesn’t sound like something that would teach an impressionable child about why the holidays are important.

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Rob Bliss Does it Again With Fantastic New Video for Amtrak in Chicago [Video]

Rob Bliss Creative Video teamed with Amtrak and Chicago's Union Station to produce this very fun video.

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Pianist at Chicago’s O’hare Airport Treats Travelers (video)

Traveling over Christmas can be such a pain, especially if you're flying.  Many hassles.

If you're traveling through Chicago and O'hare International, then try to find this guy.  He really takes the edge off and makes your travels a bit more pleasant

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Dad Reports Son To Police In Beating Videotape, Would You?

I was in the kitchen getting some coffee this morning and a clip from this video was being shown on Good Morning America on ABC. It showed a number of boys, in their teens, beating up one lone boy in an alley

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John O’Hurley coming to Grand Rapids

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Good news for Broadway Grand Rapids and all theatre and TV lovers.

The Grand Rapids Press just reported that the longest-running musical revival playing on Broadway and the fifth longest-running production in Broadway history is coming to Grand Rapids with veteran stage and TV actor John O'Hurley at the helm. "Chicago" will play two shows at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, at 7:30 p.m. May 10-11, presented by Broadway Grand Rapids.

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