(Clockwise from top left) Kimball, Wyatt, Art and Orion will be among the pets up for adoption at PAWS' Adopt-a-Thon on Friday and Saturday.Provided

PAWS Has An Adopt-A-Thon This Weekend: Meet 10 Of The Animals Who Will Be There

The Adopt-a-Thon is important because homeless animals face a higher risk of being euthanized during the holiday season, according to the shelter.

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Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.