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  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Demetrius Maraganore of NorthShore Medical on prevalence of Alzheimer’s

    CHICAGO — Dr. Demetrius Maraganore of NorthShore Medical joins WGN to discuss the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease. This segment was filmed as a Web exclusive in conjunction with the WGN-TV special, “Unforgettable: Living with Alzheimer’s,” which airs Aug. 29.  

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    Eastbound lanes on Chicago Skyway reopen after crash

    CHICAGO — All eastbound lanes on the Chicago Skyway have reopened after an accident. Earlier Friday, all vehicles had to exit at 92nd, and they could not get back on until the Indianapolis Blvd. entrance. No other details about the accident are known at this time. Check back for more. EB CHICAGO SKYWAY: All traffic is being FORCED OFF @ 92nd, due to a crash with injuries… Ramp from OB Dan Ryan to Skyway also SHUT DOWN. — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) August 28, […]

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    PHOTOS: 2 snow leopard cubs born at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. — The Brookfield Zoo is now home to two female snow leopard cubs. The cubs, who weigh about 10 pounds each, were born at the zoo on June 16. They are currently in an off-exhibit den bonding with their 4-year-old mother Sarani. The cubs are scheduled to make their public debut in mid-October. They have not yet been named. Snow leopards are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature . Brookfield Zoo has exhibited […]

  • Reporter previews new TV show ‘Crime Watch Daily’ coming to WGN

    There’s a new show coming to afternoons on WGN. It’s called “Crime Watch Daily,” and it covers the world of crime, mystery and drama. Andrea Isom is a correspondent for the show, and she stopped by WGN Morning News to tell us what we can expect when we tune in. “Crime Watch Daily” begins airing at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 on WGN-TV. More information: crimewatchdaily.com

  • 3 things parents should never do

    Parenting expert Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of “How To Raise An Adult,” joined WGN Morning News Friday via Skype.

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    Couple discovers safe with $50,000, 55-year-old bourbon and mystery clues during renovations

    PHOENIX — A post on Imgur is going viral on August 28, depicting a young couple’s apparent amazing discovery of a floor safe in their kitchen. According to the series of photos and descriptions underneath, the couple found an old slip of paper with a safe code when the moved into their house two years ago, but never found a safe. They kept the code, just in case, and two years later, when re-modelling their kitchen, discovered a floor safe. […]

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    2 killed, 7 injured in rollover crash in Robbins

    ROBBINS, Ill.  –Two people were killed in a rollover crash involving three vehicles in Robbins. It happened at about 8 p.m. Thursday at 137th and Central Park. A car with a child and two adults flipped onto its roof. More than two dozen paramedics and emergency workers were helping the injured. Another seven people were injured in the crash, four of them were children. The cause of the crash is not yet known.  

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    Couple treats guests to 13 different weed strains at their wedding

    Guests attending John Elledge and Whitney Alexander’s August 8 wedding were surprised to find a familiar, pungent aroma coming from one of the tents—marijuana. The happy couple had set up a smoke tent with an open bar and 13 different strains of marijuana for guests to sample with the help of a budtender, according to reports. Guests were thrilled. According to Elledge, “The oldest person in the tent was an 81-year-old woman who hadn’t smoked weed since the ‘60s. She […]

  • 5 injured in Old Town fire near Second City

    CHICAGO — Four firefighters and at least one other person were injured in a three-alarm fire in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood Wednesday. The fire broke out on at 1610 N. Wells St., which houses the Adobo Grill right next to The Second City. The fire started in the stove area of the kitchen of the Adobo Grill on the first floor and traveled through the vent to the roof, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. Langford added four fire personnel and one civilian were injured. None […]

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    Josh Duggar checks himself into rehab

    The embattled “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar is finally getting some help. According to a statement posted to the Duggar family’s website, Josh has checked himself into a long-term treatment center. Here is the full statement: “We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and prayers for our family during this most difficult situation with Josh. As parents we are so deeply grieved by our son’s decisions and actions. His wrong choices have deeply hurt his precious […]

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