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    2 FBI agents shot, suspect found dead in Park Forest residence

    PARK FOREST, Ill. — A person was found dead in a residence after two FBI agents were shot in Park Forest Tuesday morning. WGN has learned that the FBI was executing an arrest warrant on Rich Court in Park Forest. Agents were trying to track down a reputed gang member on drug trafficking charges as part of a gang sweep. During the arrest, two FBI agents suffered gunshot wounds. Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. The suspect, identified as Melvin Toran, 50, […]

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    Live 2016 Delegate Tracker: See where the presidential candidates stand

    Candidates will seek to win delegates in each state’s contest to capture their party’s nomination for the presidency. Delegate totals are from public records. Go to wgntv.com/Decision2016 for more election coverage.

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    8-year-old with leukemia sells lemonade to help her pay medical bills

    DES MOINES, Iowa — An 8-year-old girl in Iowa has started up a lemonade stand to help her pay the bills as she fights leukemia. Zaraya and her grandmother came up with their own special hot pink concoction during one of her hospital stays. “All those days in Blank Children’s Hospital, she got bored and we got creative,” grandmother Nikki Collin told WCCI. It’s a combination of lemonade and cranberry juice, and she’s been selling it for $2 a cup. The lemonade […]

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    Missing Lake Geneva family found safe in Georgia

    LAKE GENEVA, Wis. –A Lake Geneva woman and her three sons who have been missing for two weeks have been found safe in Georgia. The City of Lake Geneva Police Department posted the update on its Facebook page Tuesday just before noon. Michalene Melges, 40, and her children 14-year-old Hans, 12-year-old Kristian (“Max”) and 10-year-old Maverik (“Buddy”) had last been seen leaving their home in the 900 block of South Lakeshore Drive in Lake Geneva on May 10. Michalene had rented a […]

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    World’s first surviving septuplets graduate high school 


    CARLISLE, Iowa — The world’s first surviving septuplets have graduated from their Iowa high school. Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan McCaughey all crossed the stage Sunday as part of Carlisle High School’s class of 2016. The septuplets were born Nov. 19, 1997, ranging in weight from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Their mother had taken a fertility drug. KCCI-TV in Des Moines reports that the septuplets are going on separate paths following high […]

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    Man in custody after barricade situation in Midlothian

    MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — A man with a shotgun who barricaded himself in his garage in Midlothian is now in police custody. Officers were able to get him out without incident, a Cook County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said. A taser was deployed at the scene, but the man was not injured and neither were any officers. Earlier Monday, the county eviction team went to the home, located at 14944 Ridgeway, to evict the tenet. When they entered the home, the 52-year-old man raised a shotgun […]

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    WGN-TV, CW Network part ways

    CHICAGO — Starting Sept. 1, WGN-TV will no longer carry the CW Network. “As an independent television station, we’ll have the opportunity to bring more prime-time baseball, basketball and hockey games to Chicago sports fans on weeknights, add some popular syndicated programming, expand our weekend morning news, and take control of all of WGN-TV’s prime-time advertising inventory,” said Larry Wert, President of Broadcast Media for Tribune Broadcasting, in a news release. “Importantly, we’ll also avoid having to move any games off of WGN-TV to […]

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    WGN-TV/Chicago To Become Independent Station Featuring Local News, Live Sports, High-Quality Syndicated Programming

    Tribune Broadcasting today announced that WGN-TV in Chicago will become an independent station in order to feature its strong local news, unique live sports inventory, and high-quality syndicated programming during primetime. The change is effective September 1. WGN-TV has been the Chicago affiliate for The CW Network, which will be moving to WPWR-TV “As an independent television station, we’ll have the opportunity to bring more primetime baseball, basketball and hockey games to Chicago sports fans on weeknights, add some popular […]

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    Teen with cerebral palsy walks for the 1st time to get diploma

    OKMULGEE, Okla. — A high school senior who has had cerebral palsy since birth took the first public walk of his life at a very special event this weekend. Unbeknownst to his classmates, Micah McDade had been working for months on walking. So on Friday, McDade got out of his wheelchair and walked across the stage at Okmulgee High School’s graduation ceremony to receive his diploma. Naturally, the crowd went wild with cheers and applause when it happened. They even gave him a standing […]

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    White Sox beat Royals 3-2 to avoid sweep

    CHICAGO — Todd Frazier tied for the AL lead with his 13th home run, Melky Cabrera drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday to avoid getting swept for the first time this season. Carlos Rodon (2-4) allowed two runs and pitched into the seventh inning for his first victory since April 13. David Robertson got three outs for his 11th save in 13 chances, helping the AL Central leaders win for just the […]

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