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    Police officer dragged by suspects in stolen car

    WAUKEGAN, Ill.  — Suburban police are asking for the public’s help after an officer was dragged by thieves in a stolen car. A patrolling Waukegan police officer spotted a car reported stolen earlier Saturday night at a gas station. Other officers quickly responded and the situation escalated fast.  The car took off at a high rate of speed dragging one officer as he tries to stop the car. Police say they pursued the car briefly, but broke off when it […]

  • CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 29:  Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a single in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game Four of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field on October 29, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    Chicago Cubs hike season ticket prices for next season

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are raising season ticket prices for next season. The Cubs announced today its raising prices by nearly 20 percent next year. The increase will range from 6 percent for upper deck reserved seats to 31 percent for infield club box seats, the Chicago Tribune reports. The team started sending renewal invoices to season ticket holders this week. This is the second year in a row that the Cubs have raised face value of their tickets […]

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    First measurable snowfall of the season sets Chicago record

    CHICAGO — The first significant snowfall of the 2016-17 snow season began falling across the Chicago Metro area this morning and quickly became moderate to heavy, and as temperatures hovered near the freezing mark, the snow began to accumulate on roads and pavements, especially those untreated with snow-melting chemicals. As snow moved out of the Chicago area around 6 p.m., Sunday’s total snowfall at O’Hare totaled 6.1 inches. That’s the city’s largest first measurable (one-day) snowfall total on record dating […]

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    Boxer Ed Brown dies from gunshot wound to the head

    CHICAGO — Up-and-coming boxer Ed “Bad Boy” Brown passed away Sunday after he was shot in the head early Saturday morning, according to his manager Michael Cericola. The 24-year-old boxer and his 19-year-old cousin were shot in East Garfield Park while returning from a midnight workout early Saturday. Police say a sliver car pulled up beside them and opened fire, hitting Brown in the head and his cousin in the leg. Brown was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, […]

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    Colin Farrell, other celebs raise awareness for rare neuro-genetic disorder

    CHICAGO — One of Hollywood’s leading men was in Chicago to support a cause that is dear to his heart. Colin Farrell attended a gala to raise awareness for Angelman Syndrome Saturday. Farrell’s 13-year-old son son suffers from the rare, debilitating neuro-genetic disorder that affects one in 15,000 people. Billed as the “largest celebrity fundraising event in Chicago,” the gala hosted by the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics also featured appearances by Jai Courtney, Josh Peck, Retta, and Zachary Levi.

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    Winter weather advisory issued for the Chicagoland area, snow expected

    CHICAGO — It seems winter may finally be here. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Saturday afternoon for the following counties: Boone; Cook; De Kalb; DuPage; Grundy; Kane; Kendall; La Salle; Lake; Lee; McHenry; Ogle; Will; Winnebago. According to the NWS, light to moderate snow will begin Sunday morning and continue through the afternoon. Between two and four inches are expected, with the heaviest concentrations falling northwest of Chicago. They’re reminding travelers of the usual things that […]

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    1-year-old dies at North Side day care

    CHICAGO – Authorities are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy at a North Side day care. Emmanuel Noibi was found unresponsive earlier this week at a house in Rogers Park. The Dept of Children and Family services is investigating the day care over allegations of neglect. “The home daycare provider has  voluntarily suspended caring for children pending the outcome of this investigation,” DCFS said in a statement to WGN News. This is a developing story.  Check back for details.

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    Snow expected in Chicagoland Sunday

    There hasn’t been much for snow lovers to get excited about so far, but there’s at least something for them to look forward to: The season’s first organized snow system of the season is on the way Sunday.   But it will be falling in an above freezing environment and the ground is still fairly warm coming on the heels of the 4th warmest meteorological autumn since 1871. The wet snow will begin Sunday morning after sunrise and continue into […]

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    Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference held

    CHICAGO — Empowering communities and embracing diversity. That was the theme of this years  Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference on the city’s West Side. This is the fourth year for the event, which centers on contributions from Chicago’s most diverse communities, including the LGBTQ and disabilities community. WGN’s Micah Materre had the honor of speaking today at the Cinespace Film Studios.  Other speakers included, Illinois Lt Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and  Hollywood producer Mark Roberts, the creator of Two and a Half […]

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    LeBron James suits up in Cubs uniform, makes good on bet with Wade

    LeBron James, blue looks good on you. James and his Cleveland Cavaliers are in town tonight to face the Bulls and that means it’s time to pay up on a World Series bet. James and Bulls’ Dwyane Wade bet during the Cubs and Indians showdown.  James picked his Indians, and Wade had the Cubs. The loser had to wear the baseball uniform of the winning team the next time they visit. Uninterrupted, which posted the bet initially,  tweeted a pic […]