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    Drug-laced candy sends suburban students to hospital

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Thirteen students at Naperville North High School were taken to a local hospital after eating gummy bears believed to be laced with “another substance.” Police said at a news conference Tuesday that students interviewed believed the candy was laced with marijuana, but that has not been confirmed. Authorities said they evaluated 14 students at the school Tuesday morning, 13 known to be associated with the laced candy. The 13 students were transported to Edward Hospital — 11 remain […]

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    Van Williams, TV star of ‘The Green Hornet,’ has died

    Van Williams, the star of the 1960’s TV show “The Green Hornet” has died. The show, inspired by the TV series “Batman,” featured Williams in dual role of the Hornet as well as his secret identity of millionaire publisher Brett Reid along side his faithful aid Kato, played by Bruce Lee. The TV idol also appeared in classic shows like “Surfside 6,” “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” as well as trying to relaunch “Batman’ and “Green Hornet” on TV in […]

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    Company turns loved one’s ashes into coffee mug you can drink out of

    You’ve heard of storing your late loved one’s ashes in a ceramic urn, but here’s a new way to immortalize the dead — as the urn itself. A company called Chronicle Creation Designs will take the dear departed’s ashes, and actually bake them into anything you want, like a centerpiece bowl ($649) or a coffee mug ($199). The company can also makes candle luminaries, custom bottles or jewelry. More info:  

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    Send us your ‘Scared of Santa’ photos!

    CHICAGO — While some children adore Santa Claus, others are completely terrified of the Jolly Old Elf! Some parents have even captured their little ones in their moments of terror. If you’ve got a “Scared of Santa” photo, we want to see it. Upload your photo by clicking on the red button below and we’ll feature it in our photo gallery and maybe even on TV! Note: Photos will not appear in the gallery automatically as each one needs to be […]

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    WGN anchor attempts ‘Super Sage Apple Challenge’ by ripping banana in half on live TV

    UFC fighter Sage Northcut was just flaunting his strong hands when he sparked the latest online challenge. The “Super Sage Apple Challenge” encourages people to rip an apple open with your bare hands. He tweeted a video of himself tearing up an apple and encouraged his followers to do the same. Northcutt says he eats the apples, so there’s no wasted food. I want to see who can Rip some Apples! #SuperSage — Sage Northcutt (@sagenorthcutt) November 29, 2016 […]

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    Shooting on Eisenhower is 11th of the year

    CHICAGO — Illinois State Police are investigating the 11th shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway of the year. At about 11 a.m. Monday, all inbound lanes from Independence to Sacramento were closed while police searched for shell casings. The lanes reopened just after 2 p.m. Preliminary information indicates that two vehicles traveling eastbound on the Ike were shooting at each other. One vehicle became involved in a property damage crash and exited at Sacramento. The other car continued eastbound. So far, no victims have been […]

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    Braidwood couple forced boy, 15, into 3-way relationship: police

    BRAIDWOOD, Ill. — A couple is charged after police say they forced a 15-year-old boy to have a three-way sexual relationship with them for years. Police say David Zauratsky, 43, and girlfriend Tabitha Ledwa, 42, both of Braidwood, started the relationship with the boy when he was only 12 years old. Zauratsky and Lewda were arrested and booked into the Will County jail on charges of predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal sexual assault. According to The Herald-News, bond […]

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    Bears Insider break down a rare win at Soldier Field

    WGN Bears Insider Adam Hoge finds plenty of positives in the third win of the season, including Matt Barkley as a viable quarterback option, a big day for rookies Jordan Howard and Leonard Floyd, plus he’s already looking ahead to next year with thoughts on draft position.

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    Trump calls Emanuel to discuss past presidential transitions

    CHICAGO — President-elect Donald Trump called Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to pick his brain in preparation for taking office, WGN has confirmed. Trump asked the mayor about his experiences with both the Clinton and Obama presidencies, and what lessons were learned during their transitions. The call, made in the last week, was cordial and the two said they’d keep the lines of communication open. Trump has also spoken with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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    PHOTOS: Record-breaking snow hits Chicago-area

    CHICAGO — Six-and-a-half inches of snow fell Sunday in Chicago’s biggest first one-day snowfall ever. Romeoville got more than 8 inches. WGN viewers captured some beautiful snowfall photos from around the Chicago-area. Check out the photos in the gallery above, or submit your own by clicking the red button below. Your photos will no appear in the gallery immediately — each one needs to be approved by a producer first.