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Chicago daily roundup: Stink bugs invading homes, rescued puppies, filet mignon hot dogs, and more

Jennifer Geer

(CHICAGO) Welcome to Chicago's daily roundup for this Thursday, September 30. What's happening in Chicago today?

The weather continues to feel summery, but enjoy it while it lasts, as this weekend could bring showers and thunderstorms to the area.

The latest news in Chicago: The return of fall means stink bugs, four puppies were rescued from a fire in Fuller Park, and this weekend brings the Women's March to Chicago.

Read on for this and more of today's top happening around Chicago:

Stink bugs starting to creep into homes across Illinois. Here's how to properly get rid of them

When the weather cools, stink bugs start trying to get inside. But you'll be sorry if you smash a stink bug you find in your home. The insects let off a horrible stench when crushed. But there are some simple ways to get them out of your house without letting them emit the putrid smell.

Some tips include vacuuming them up and making sure to seal up all those cracks and crevices where they might be getting in.

4 puppies rescued after several buildings catch fire in Fuller Park
random image of a cute puppy (not one rescued from the fire)(Nima Naseri/Unsplash)

Several buildings caught fire in Fuller Park on the South Side early this morning.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported. But during the search for people, firefighters found four puppies trapped inside a burning building. The paramedics cared for the puppies and provided oxygen.

Women's March events this weekend to focus on reproductive rights
Women's March in Chicago (2017)(John W. Iwanski/

This Saturday, several women's rights rallies are taking place around the area. The main event will be held at Daley Plaza in Chicago.

Suburban locations include Aurora, Buffalo Grove, Elgin, Glenview, and Palatine. A Sunday event is planned for Naperville at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavillion to honor the memory of Rosie Jimenez, a woman who died of complications from an illegal abortion she obtained in 1977.

Old Town developers tap world-class architect to design projects in the neighborhood
National Museum of African American History and Culture(Mark Andre/

World-famous architect, David Adjaye, known for projects such as the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has been recruited to design buildings in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood, including the former site of the old Treasury Island Grocery Store.

Adjaye spoke to the community during a virtual event Wednesday, “Chicago has this extraordinary heritage of architecture, and Old Town was sort of the roots of that. The neighborhood has beautiful two- to three-story, Victorian-style architecture, which is why that part of the city is so distinct.”

Enjoying delicious gourmet hot dogs at The Hot Dog Box in Bronzeville

And finally, check out this video from NewsBreak's Adam and Madalyn for a wild take on the hot dog. Have you ever tried a filet mignon hot dog?

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