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    6 state employees charged in Flint water crisis

    FLINT, Mich. — Six current and former Michigan state employees were charged Friday in a widening criminal investigation into the Flint water crisis, according to a source close to the investigation. Corinne Miller, Nancy Peeler and Robert Scott of the Department of Health and Human Services along with Liane Shekter-Smith, Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook […]

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    Patrick Elwood with details on the Fire Up A Cure event July 30 – 11:00 a.m. St. Xaiver University 3700 West 103rd Street Chicago Join us at the 5th Annual Fire Up A Cure Chicago! Along with firefighter competition, Fire Up A Cure has activities and fun for the whole family! Activities include face painting, arts & crafts, food vendors, inflatables, a magician, Irish dancers, […]

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    WGN Kid’s Fair Six Flags Contest

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    Lunchbreak: Salty bacon chewy chip cookies, prepared by 2015 Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest winner Steven Holben

    Steven Holben 2015 Winner Event: Gold Medal Flour Cookie Contest Saturday, July 30 9:00 a.m. DuPage County Fairground’s Expo Building 2015 Manchester Road Wheaton For more information about the fair: Salty Bacon Chewy Chip Cookies Ingredients: 8 slices bacon (about 1 cup bacon crumbles) 2 1/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour, slightly heaping […]

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    A guy named Dave Hemingway won an Ernest Hemingway look-alike contest

    KEY WEST, Fla. — A white-bearded North Carolina man has won the “Papa” Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. Dave Hemingway — a 65-year old from Macon, North Carolina who is no relation to the famed literary figure — won the contest Saturday night at Sloppy Joe’s Bar. It is the highlight event of the annual Hemingway Days […]

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    Leaked DNC emails show hostility toward Bernie Sanders

    Nearly 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members were released Friday by Wikileaks, with one message in particular raising questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary. The revelation threatened to shatter the uneasy peace between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders camps and supporters days before the Democratic convention […]

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    CHICAGO, July 22, 2016 – The 15th annual “WGN-TV Back-to-School Kids Fair” will be held Friday, August 5th, 6-9am at the WGN-TV Studios, located at 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago.  WGN Morning News will broadcast live from the event.  The free fair will feature food, fun, health screenings, safety tips and everything parents need to get kids ready […]

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    WGN-TV Best Burger Contest Winner

      Andy Ferraro, winner of the WGN-TV Best Burger Contest, presents his winning “Andy’s Burger” on WGN Midday News to WGN-TV’s Erin McElroy. Chef Rey Villalobos from Blue Door, shows us his “You Don’t Know Jack” Burger. Chef Rey is part of the upcoming Bud & Burgers event – Indulge in the perfect pairing! July […]

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    Anthony Davis discusses a number of topics on his return home to Chicago

    CHICAGO – On a sunny day in his hometown, the six-foot-ten forward looks right at home. On the court at Seward Park, Anthony Davis sits down and watches a few of the competitors in Red Bull Reign tournament take part in a slam dunk contest. As he puts up pieces of numbered cardboard to rate […]

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    Trump confirms Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP pick on Twitter

    WASHINGTON —Donald Trump said Friday on Twitter that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice to be his running mate. “I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M.,” the presumptive Republican nominee tweeted. I am pleased to announce that […]