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    Mother and toddler rescued from sinking car

    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — There were dramatic moments for a mother and child in Amsterdam as their car got into a canal and began sinking. Four people dived in to the icy waters to help but when they couldn’t break the back window with a stone, local media reports one of the rescuers rushes to his car to get a hammer. Courtesy: RTL Nieuws The woman’s car was parked by the Schinkel River when it started to move towards the canal, with […]

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    Tribune: Over 1,000 under 17-year-olds shot since Sept. 2011

    CHICAGO — Gun violence is indiscriminate of age. Chicago knows this all too well. At least 1,034 youth, those under the age of 17, have been shot since September 2011. At least 95 died. A new app produced by the Chicago Tribune shows a dot for each of the youths that were shot. Hover over the dot, and you’ll find out the name of the victim and the Tribune’s coverage on the story. Click here for the Chicago Tribune’s app: http://apps.chicagotribune.com/news/local/young_victims/

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    Supporters of St. Alphonsus jubilant as school is saved from closure

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. — Class will be in session for the 2016-7 school year for St. Alphonsus Catholic. It faced closure after the archdiocese notified St. Alphonsus that it had until January 4 to raise $300,000, later to $400,000, for its operating budget. The archdiocese has now said the school raised the needed money and also enrolled its target number of students.

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    WGN hosts ‘Singles Mingle’ mixer just in time for Valentine’s Day

    WGN hosted a “Singles Mingle” mixer just in time for Valentine’s Day with Larry Potash as our Valentine’s Day game shows host. Larry Potash hosts “The Dating Game” game show with “The Shirtless Wonder” Ethan Renoe and three lucky ladies. Larry Potash hosts “Know Your Sappy Rom Com” game show with our very own Lourdes Duarte, Tahman Bradley, and two singles from our ‘Singles Mingle’ mixer. Larry Potash hosts “The Dating Game” game show with WGN Morning show’s supervising producer and three lucky gentlemen.

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    Sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman talks creating lasting and passionate relationships

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    Mr. Fix It with tips on furnace and vent maintenance

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    CTA Yellow Line temporarily suspended following derailment

    CHICAGO — CTA officials say the derailment happened near Dempster-Skokie. Shuttle buses will be available shortly to provide connecting service through the affected area. Skokie bus #97 is as an alternative to Yellow Line service. There was no one on board the train and CTA officials expect morning commute won’t be affected.

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    Shkreli offers Kanye $10M for ‘sole’ rights to new album

    Martin Shkreli, the businessman who increased the life-saving drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill, offered to buy Kanye West’s new album exclusively for $10 million. West’s seventh album “The Life of Pablo” was debuted simultaneously with the “season three” of his Yeezy fashion line at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.   Shkreli tweeted a letter to West stating he has been a big fan of the Chicago-bred rapper and designer, especially West’s album “The College Dropout.” Here is my initial […]

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    Arlington Heights man’s death ruled a suicide

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Tim Anderson’s death is ruled a suicide by multiple sharp force injuries, the Cook Country medical examiner’s office announced on Thursday. He was man who was reported missing from Arlington Heights on Wednesday afternoon and his body was found in a lightly wooded area in neighboring Barrington Hills. He was last seen early Monday morning by his wife Cathrall who said she thought he was headed to the gym or to work but when she didn’t hear from […]

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    OK Go takes you ‘Upside Down & Inside Out’ in latest viral music video

    OK Go is at it again. They have turned their music videos into instant viral hits time and time again. On Thursday, the group released “Upside Down & Inside Out,” shot in zero gravity. Without the use of green screens, animation, wires, or any other camera trick you can think of, they float around the cabin of an airplane and take you on a colorful journey in the sky. In just four hours, the video was viewed by more than 3.5 […]

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