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  • Police fatally shoot man outside Indiana car dealership

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Police shot and killed a man outside of an Indiana car dealership Wednesday. Police were called to the scene at the Art Hill Ford car dealership in Merrillville, Ind., Wednesday afternoon for reports of a man with a knife chasing an employee. The man has been identified as Jimmy Terry, 30, of South Dakota. Terry was shot and killed by police as he tried to flee in his SUV. The incident is under investigation.

  • Man sentenced to 76 years in prison in 2010 killing of officer

    CHICAGO — A man convicted of killing a Chicago police officer in 2010 was sentenced Wednesday. A judge sentenced Blake Williams to 55 years for the murder and 21 years for the armed robbery, for a total of 76 years in prison. Last April, a jury convicted Williams of first degree murder and armed robbery for the 2010 death of Chicago police Officer David Blake. Prosecutors say Blake tried to be a mentor to Williams, who at the time was […]

  • Chicago police commander fatally shot at Thompson Center ID’d

    CHICAGO – An on-duty police officer was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago and has been identified as Commander Paul Bauer–a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Cmdr. Bauer, 53, was shot while assisting a tactical team  pursuing a fleeing suspect near Thompson Center at 100 W. Randolph Street around 2 p.m. It wasn’t immediately clear if the shooting occurred inside or outside the building. The officer was shot multiple times after he “saw the offender and engaged […]

  • Land of Nod closing 3 Illinois stores

    Land of Nod is closing all three of its stores in Illinois, and the majority of its locations across the United States. The Morton-Grove based children’s furniture retailer is an off-shoot of Crate & Barrel. Late last year, the store announced it would lay off employees in January because of consolidation. The Illinois stores closing include one in Chicago, Oak Brook and the Naperville outlet. A sign on Land of Nod’s former Naperville outlet tells shoppers they can find a […]

  • Eat Travel Rock’s Kelly Rizzo with places near and far that you should visit

    Kelly Rizzo covers the world for her blog and YouTube show Eat Travel Rock. Once a long-time realtor, Kelly now hops across the globe to interview superstar chefs and rock stars at local hangouts to scout out the best places for you to visit. She stopped by the WGN Morning News.

  • Sunday Brunch: Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict

    CHICAGO — Bistronomic chef and owner Martial Noguier stopped by to share his recipe for Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict. Bistronomic is participating in the last extended day for Chicago Restaurant Week. The restaurant will have a Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu available for $85 per person on Feb. 14. Bistronomic 840 N. Wabash Street www.bistronomic.net Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict 4 Servings 4 slices of round mousseline brioche 4 large farm eggs 4 ounces artisanal smoked salmon (viewers can purchase at local grocery […]

  • Chicago Weather: At least 3 more inches of snow fell in Chicago area

    CHICAGO – About 3 more inches of snow covered the Chicago by Sunday morning. The National Weather Serviced issued a winter weather advisory for the region late Saturday as snowfall begin around midnight Sunday. Widespread light snow continues in counties along and north of Interstate-80. Reports are sparse, but it appears around 3-inches of new snow has accumulated at many locations – lighter snow possibly mixed with a little freezing rain/drizzle farther south of Interstate-80. The Winter Weather Advisory continues […]

  • Man’s dying wish to marry the love of his life comes true, says ‘I do’ on his deathbed

    WILLIAMSPORT, Penn. — Donald Jett is in end-stage renal failure, but he had one final wish before he dies: to marry the love of his life. Thanks to the help of some resourceful nurses, that wish came true during a bedside ceremony Friday. News station WNEP shared the love story 24 years in the making. Donald first met Julie Brown at a bar in Williamsport, PA. Both said there was a connection, but back then she was married to someone […]

  • Pauline Frommer’s Travel Tips

    Travel expert Pauline Frommer joined us with some spring travel tips and talked about the Travel & Adventure Show.

  • CTA releases video of man setting fire inside Red Line train

    CHICAGO — The CTA has released new video that shows what happened when a man set a fire inside a Red Line train last month. The incident happened at the Argyle Station. The surveillance video shows police officers trying to detain David Ferguson.  As they fell to the ground a can of paint thinner spills and caught fire. Ferguson suffered third-degree burns and is charged with aggravated arson and aggravated battery to a police officer. The train’s operator was treated […]