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  • All Corvette Show shows off classic cars

    WHEELING, Ill. – Auto enthusiasts headed to Wheeling this weekend to take a look at some classic cars. The 12th annual All Corvette Show took place in Wheeling this weekend. Jim Kretik is the owner of a 1960 Corvette Convertible and said he had wanted one since he was a kid. The event goes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bill Stasek Chevrolet, 700 West Dundee Road in wheeling.

  • Amazon could start selling event tickets

    CHICAGO — Amazon may be branching out. A new report shows the online giant is considering getting into event ticket sales. Reuters reports Amazon could have an impact on Ticketmaster and Live Nation, two companies that have faced criticism over the years. Ticket sales could also be a way to attract more Amazon Prime memberships.

  • Man fatally struck by CTA Orange Line train

    CHICAGO – A CTA Orange Line train struck and killed a man Sunday morning on the South Side. The man was on the tracks as the train approached the Ashland Ave. station at the 3100 block of South Wood just before 5 a.m. Police said it was unknown if it was an accident or suicide. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The train conductor was injured in the collision, but he’s in stable condition. Trains were suspended in both directions until about […]

  • Shore Club chef shares grilled baby octopus recipe

    CHICAGO — Elizabeth Tokarczyk, executive chef of Shore Club, stopped by WGN to share her recipe for grilled baby octopus. Shore Club 1603 N. Lakeshore Drive At North Avenue Beach Grilled Baby Octopus Yield 10 Servings Step 1 – Poached Octopus 5# Baby Octopus – (*Pre Blanch in Hot water for 30 Second) 3# Assorted Greens Total (Celery leaves, Leek Tops, Parsley, Scallions, Oregano and Thyme) Hand Full of each – Garlic Cloves and Black Peppercorns ½ Bottle dry […]

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Norwood Park fire

    NORWOOD PARK, Ill. — A man is killed and a woman seriously injured after a fire rips through a northwest side apartment overnight. The fire started in the bedroom of an apartment in the Norwood Park neighborhood. Firefighters say it was an accident, they believe the man’s cigarette sparked the flames. Broken windows are boarded up in the first floor apartment. Fire tore through the place overnight. “Yesterday all of a sudden there was a boom noise and the fire […]

  • Alderman proposing ban on energy drinks in Chicago

    Energy drinks may be gateway to substance abuse, study says

    CHICAGO — Your favorite energy drink may have an impact that lasts longer than its buzz. A new study finds energy drinks might be a gateway for substance abuse. The study out of the University of Maryland found that young adults who have energy drinks regularly are more likely to try cocaine and other stimulants. They’re also more likely to develop alcohol problems. The researchers said the energy drinks change the consumer’s brain — making them crave stimulants. About one […]

  • 2 cars hit by bullets on Stevenson Expressway

    CHICAGO – Two cars were damaged after someone opened fire on the Stevenson Expressway. A Lyft ridesharing car and another vehicle were hit by bullets shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday on the I-55 near Damen Avenue. Neither one of the drivers were hurt. Illinois State Police temporarily shut down the northbound lanes of the expressway to investigate. All lanes are back open.

  • Strong thunderstorms move across IL; warning expires in McHenry, Boon counties

    CHICAGO — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of McHenry and Boon counties has since expired, but thunderstorms with gusty winds, hail, and downpours are possible in the next half hour in the area. At 4:28 p.m., Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Hebron, or near Harvard, moving east at 30 mph. Nickel size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with this storm. This strong thunderstorm will be near Woodstock and Greenwood around […]

  • Fire heavily damages Country Classic Cars in downstate Illinois

    STAUNTON, Ill. – Investigators are trying to find out what started a massive fire that tore through a landmark classic car business in Staunton, Ill., KTVI reports. There is massive damage to part of Country Classic Cars and a lot of classic cars have either been damaged or destroyed. The business is on Old Route 66 just off I-55 in Staunton. You can see the damage from the highway. There are several buildings on the property, it appears one took […]

  • Museum of Science and Industry free for CPS students Aug. 30

    CHICAGO — There’s one more way to entertain the kids before they head back to school. The Museum of Science and Industry has one more free day before Chicago Public Schools are in session. Admission is free August 30 for CPS students who visit with one adult all day. Other people who want to check out the museum for free will have to wait until September 5, and you need a valid Illinois state ID. For a full list of […]