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    3 teens dead in fiery McHenry County crash

    MCHENRY, Ill. — Three teenagers died in a car crash and fire Friday afternoon near McHenry in McHenry County, authorities said. The crash occurred at about 2:10 p.m.Friday in the 1300 block of South Lily Lake Road outside McHenry. According to a release from the McHenry County coroner’s office, the car was headed south when it left the road, went down a ravine and landed on the driver’s side, according to the release. All of the victims were 18 years old. […]

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    Teen accidentally shoots mom in Target parking lot during Black Friday shopping

    ​ EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Police say a woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when she was shot by her teenage son in the parking lot of a Target store in Evansville. According to the Evansville Courier & Press, Evansville police said the incident happened at about 9:40 p.m. Thursday— a few hours into the Black Friday rush for Target, which opened at 6 p.m. City police say the woman and her 15-year-old son were sitting in a van Thursday night when the […]

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    Woman receives kidney thanks to Tinder match

    TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida woman who desperately needed a kidney found a match through an unexpected source: an online dating site. According to WFTS, Erika Bragen suffers from polycystic kidney disease. She found her kidney match, Jennifer Thomas, thanks to her friend Rich O’Dea, swiping right on Tinder. When Thomas heard Bragen’s story on their blind date, she decided to help. “They put her kidney in me and it was just like I felt like my old self again,” Bragen said. […]

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    Waffle House waitress shot, killed after asking customer not to smoke

    BILOXI, Miss.  — A popular waitress at a Waffle House restaurant in Mississippi was fatally shot by a customer after she asked him not to smoke. Police say the suspect shot the 52-year old woman once in the head. The 45-year old man pulled out a handgun at about 1 a.m. Friday  after being asked to extinguish the cigarette or go outside because of a no-smoking policy inside. The woman died on the way to the hospital. Police arrested Johnny Max Mount as he […]

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    Art Institute ushers in the holidays with ‘Wreathing of the Lions’

    CHICAGO — A Michigan Avenue holiday tradition carried on with the 24th annual “Wreathing of the Lions” in front of the The Art Institute of Chicago Friday. This morning’s ceremony kicks off a series of holiday themed events at the museum. Visitors during the holiday season will be treated to a variety of music programs and special gallery tours. Exhibits include the institute’s “Gifts to the City” selection of new loans and additions to its collection. Holiday events will continue […]

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    5 holiday outfit ideas for the holidays from Rent the Runway

      1. The Office Party Slate & Willow, $300 retail, $50 rental 2. Meet the Parents ERIN erin fetherston, $295 retail, $60 rental 3. Seasonal Black Tie Gala BCBGMAXAZARIA, $398 retail, $75 rental 4. Best Friend’s Holiday Dinner Party Tibi Kora Jumpsuit, $624 Retail, $100 Rental 5. Winter Wedding Badgley Mischka, $530 retail, $85 rental

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    Cutler, Bears hold off Packers 17-13 at rainy Lambeau

      GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jay Cutler threw for 200 yards and a score and the ChicagoBears held off the Green Bay Packers on fourth-and-goal from the 8 with 22 seconds left for a 17-13 victory Thursday night. Aaron Rodgers’ throw to the end zone deflected off receiver Davante Adams’ hands on the rain. James Jones couldn’t hang on to a potential touchdown catch on third down. Cornerback Tracy Porter intercepted Rodgers’ pass with 3:19 left at the Bears 45 […]

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    Baby monitor video shows thief in sleeping family’s bedroom

    NEW YORK — A family’s baby monitor recorded a frightening video inside their New York home a thief crawling around while they slept. Police released the video, which shows the suspect crawling around the owner’s bedroom around 2 a.m. Wednesday, then taking a cellphone off the dresser. The monitor also caught him skulking around the house for around 30 minutes. A security camera outside the home captured him before he broke in. The thief took off when the owner woke up and yelled at […]

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    Black Friday scams to watch out for

    If you’re planning on shopping this Black Friday, be on the lookout for some common scams so you don’t get duped. Watch out for fake delivery confirmations for online purchases. Scammers have been sending out fake emails filled with viruses. If something doesn’t look exactly right, don’t download any attachments. Also, watch out for phishing scams in your email inbox. Scammers have now created entire phony online stores complete with deals that sound too good to be true. If you buy a […]

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    PHOTOS: 2015 Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago

    Circus extreme from the folks at Ringling Brothers kicked off the 82nd annual Thanksgiving parade down State Street Thursday morning. A few sprinkles certainly did not keep the crowds away from the amazing balloons and floats.. Mark Suppelsa, Micah Materre and Amy Rutledge joined the fun with Grand Marshal actor David Arquette and the nearly 100 other acts who came out for the long time Chicago tradition. Check out some photos of the parade above.


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