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  • Endangered baby gorilla born at Lincoln Park Zoo: PHOTOS

    CHICAGO — The Lincoln Park Zoo showed off the newest member of its gorilla family to the media on Friday. The public will be allowed to see the baby starting Saturday at noon. The as yet unnamed female was born Tuesday. The first 72 hours of life are critical and zoologists estimate more than 40 percent of gorilla babies in the wild don’t survive past their first year. Zoo staff say there are very few females in captivity, so her […]

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    ‘What color is this dress?’ The latest viral sensation, frustration

    There’s a fierce debate taking over the Internet — and if you haven’t heard about “the dress,” you probably will soon. Tumblr user swiked uploaded a photo of a dress on Wednesday and asked: “Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree…” The image quickly went viral with some saying the dress is blue and black while others insist it’s white and gold. But how can this […]

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    Fire on 87th floor of John Hancock Center

    CHICAGO — There was a fire at the John Hancock Center in downtown Chicago on Thursday night. The fire started inside a condo on the 87th floor. It was put out less than an hour later. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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    February 2015 now city’s 3rd snowiest, 2nd place finish still possible

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s latest snowfall on Wednesday night and Thursday officially totaled 5.7 inches at O’Hare International Airport, this city’s official weather site. That brought the snowfall total for this February to 26.4 inches, the third highest total for the month dating back to the start of the city’s snowfall climatology in the winter of 1884-85. A typical February sees 9.1 inches of snow. This month has seen nearly three times that normal amount. The only February’s with more snow […]

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    Indiana teen who didn’t kill anyone is serving 55 years; State supreme court to hear appeal

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of one of three Elkhart youths convicted in the fatal shooting of an accomplice during a break-in says she’s optimistic the Indiana Supreme Court will hear their appeal. The court heard arguments Thursday in the case. Levi Sparks, Blake Layman and Anthony Sharp were convicted in 21-year-old Danzele Johnson’s fatal 2012 shooting by a homeowner after the four youths broke into his Elkhart home. The Guardian offers a closer look at Blake Layman who has […]

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    Couple arrested after police find 26 pounds of heroin in diaper box

    MODESTO, Calif – Two suspects were arrested in California after authorities found 26 pounds of heroin hidden in a box of diapers. FOX 40 reports, polices stopped 34-year-old Israel Alcazar and his wife 20-year-old Isabel Soto-Mandragon during a traffic stop around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Their 10-month-old baby was also in the car. According to police, during the search, a K9 unit alerted officers to the scent of drugs. Investigators searched the car and found over 26 pounds of heroin hidden […]

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    Man’s 9-second fall while shoveling is exactly what this winter feels like

    More snow is possible this weekend in Chicagoland and for some of us, we’re nearly at our limit with winter. In fact, it kind of feels like this. Now, we don’t know if this person was faking it for the camera. But even so, we can relate.    

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    ‘Uptown Funk’ gets the old school treatment in cover featuring ‘funky’ senior citizens

    Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’s ubiquitous song “Uptown Funk” just went old school. Performer Alex Boye covers the hit in a viral video gaining steam on YouTube. From the YouTube description:  “Many Thanks to my funky seniors!  All the grandmas and Grandpas in this video did their own stunts :) They range in age from 65-92! Between them, they have raised 500 children, 1,200 grandchildren, and 250 great grandchildren!!! Featuring : Jean Elliots “Golden Girls” (The Dancing Grandmas) These beautiful […]

  • 1 killed, 2 wounded in shooting on West Side

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and two more were wounded Wednesday afternoon in a shooting on Chicago’s West Side. Chicago police say shots were fired around 3 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood. A 19-year-old male was shot in the arm and back. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A 17-year-old male was shot in the face and a 23-year-old was shot in the arm. They were taken to the hospital and their conditions are […]


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