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  • Residents in Pennsylvania town demand ‘ugly’ tree be replaced

    A Christmas tree in Pennsylvania has hit a raw nerve. Residents the town of Reading say the tree is lacking. Some of its branches have fallen to the ground as if they’ve already given up the fight. The tree was apparently a last-minute stand-in taken from a city park. The city had planned to get the tree from a farm, but the owner wouldn’t let the crews drive on the wet ground when they went to pick it up, so […]

  • Man sets new world record in turkey eating competition

    The world’s master of  competitive eating  got an early start on his Thanksgiving. Joey Chestnut gobbled down a whole turkey at a turkey eating competition Saturday. Ten contestants competed to see who could eat the most of a 20-pound turkey in ten minutes. Chestnut clawed his way to a new world record, eating 9.35 pounds in just ten minutes! Chestnut won $5,000 for his record-setting day.

  • Community alert issued after robberies in Lakeview

    Police are issuing an alert after a string of robberies in the Lakeview neighborhood. One incident happened in the 3600 block of North Fremont avenue. The other in the 900 block of West Newport street. In both robberies, a man walked up from behind and forcibly grabbed purse and a backpack from the victims on the street.

  • Man dies after falling from Gold Coast hotel window

    A man is dead after falling from the window of a Gold Coast Hotel. It happened around 1:30 a.m., at the DoubleTree in the 300 block of East Ohio. The man was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived. It’s unclear if he fell from a window or a balcony. In august, a 38-year-old man died when he fell from the 22-nd floor of the same hotel.

  • Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry dies

    The former Mayor of Washington D.C., Marion Barry, has died. Barry was just released from the hospital last night. He was admitted on Thursday for observation. He’s had a number of health ailments over the years. In 1990, Barry gained some unwanted notoriety for being caught on camera smoking crack. Even after that, he was re-elected mayor. Barry was elected four times as Washington’s mayor and served on the City Council at the time of his death. He was 78-years-old. […]

  • Archbishop Blase Cupich weighs in on immigration debate

    It didn’t take long for the new leader of Chicago-area Catholics to chime in on the immigration debate. Archbishop Blase Cupich made his remarks last night at the field museum. He believes the president’s executive order is an important first step for comprehensive reform, which needs congressional action. Cupich will be celebrating mass later today at Saint Agatha Church on the west side, where defrocked priest, and accused child molester, Daniel McCormack once called home. Cupich says he supports the […]

  • Northbound lanes on I-57 reopen after shooting

    All Northbound lanes on I-57 have reopened following a shooting on the expressway. Police say it happened around 4 a.m. this morning near 99th and Halsted. The Sun-times reports a 27-year-old man was heading north on the Bishop Ford when  another driver pulled along side of him fired several shots into his car. He was shot in the shoulder. The man was able to get off at Halsted and 90th. He is hospitalized, but his condition is stablilized. All northbound […]

  • President Obama expands mission in Afghanistan

    President Obama is planning to expand the military’s role in Afghanistan next year. According to the New York Times, troops will be able to carry out missions against militant groups that are threatening troops or the Afghan government. U.S. jets, drones and bombers can support Afghan troops on combat missions. This comes after military commanders requested more troops be brought in to fight the Taliban.

  • 911 calls released from small plane crash near Midway

    We’re hearing the first 911 calls from this week’s small plane crash at Midway. It sounds like even the dispatchers couldn’t believe what they were hearing. Caller: “Hi, how’s it going? There’s an airplane that crashed in front of my house.” 911 Operator: “A WHAT in your house?” Caller: “An airplane crashed across the street in front of our house.” 911 Operator: “An airplane crashed across the street in front of your house?” Caller: “Yes.” 911 Operator: “OK…Well, what’s the […]

  • Bill Cosby receives standing ovation during Florida performance

    Bill Cosby received a standing ovation during his performance Florida last night amid growing accusations of sexual assault. Three more women came forward yesterday accusing Cosby of sexual assault. Including, the wife of actor Lou Ferigno, who says Cosby forced a kiss on her. A nurse from Florida, says he drugged and then had sex with her in 1976, and another woman says Cosby sexually assaulted her when she was a waitress in at Los Angeles restaurant in 1969. He […]

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