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    No arrests in West Loop robbery

    CHICAGO — An attempted armed robbery at a West Loop Dunkin Donuts created a lot of confusion and concern this afternoon. Chicago police officers and the SWAT team responded around 12:45 p.m. to the Dunkin Donuts in the 500 block of West Lake. Authorities arrived to a barricade situation and then began to look for the suspect. During the search, police closed off Lake Street between Clinton and Jefferson where CTA headquarters is located. Dunkin Donuts employees did not comment. So […]

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    Search underway for Chicago’s official Christmas tree

    CHICAGO — Christmas is more than two months away but Chicago is already preparing for the holiday. The search is underway for the city’s official Christmas tree. The tree must be at least 55 feet tall and preferably a spruce or fir tree — not a pine — and it must be located less than 100 miles from the Loop. Trees can be nominated via email to DCASE@cityofchicago.org or by mail to the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, ATTN: […]

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    Where do the 2016 presidential candidates stand on the issues?

    Do you know who you’re voting for in the 2016 presidential election? If not, WGN will help you try to figure it out. Thanks to information from VoteSmart.org, we’ve compiled what the all four candidates think about 13 different issues. Below, please find the responses for Democratic presidential  candidate Hillary Clinton, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Steain and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. ABORTION Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? Hillary Clinton: Pro-choice Gary Johnson: Pro-choice Jill […]

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    Conviction stands in day care murder; judge denies new trial for Melissa Calusinski

    A Lake County judge decided on Friday not to throw-out Melissa Calusinski’s murder conviction. She was found guilty of fatally injuring 16 month-old Benjamin Kingan at a daycare center in Lincolnshire in 2009. She’s now serving a 31 year prison sentence. The defense argued prosecutors knowingly manipulated key, X-ray evidence. But, the judge decided there was no new evidence, and no new X-rays. Defense attorney Kathleen Zellner says she expected the ruling, and the decision will be reversed. She claims the judge […]

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    2 dead in 2 separate Eisenhower Expressway shootings just hours apart

    CHICAGO — Two people were shot and killed in two separate shootings on Chicago’s Eisenhower Expressway Thursday. Both of the men killed in these shootings are 22 years old. Police say they do not believe the shootings were related. Shortly before noon Devon Almon was killed on the  eastbound side of I-290 at the exit ramp to Central Ave. Family members say the female driver of the car Devon was in at the time of the shooting drove him to […]

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    Regency Beauty Institute suddenly closes all 79 campuses

    WILLOUGHBY, Ohio– The Regency Beauty Institute announced it is closing all 79 campuses on Wednesday, in a statement on its website. The cosmetology school, which has operated for more than 50 years, posted the following statement online: “How did this happen? In short, the organization does not have the cash to continue to run the business. There are multiple intertwined reasons: declining numbers of cosmetology students nationwide, a negative characterization of for-profit education by regulators and politicians that continues to […]

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    Former WGN reporter, aviation journalist gives theory on disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370

    The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is one of the biggest aviation mysteries of all time. The plane vanished more than two years ago and investigators still don’t know what happened. Aviation journalist Christine Negroni explores the plane’s disappearance, and other air disasters in her new book. It’s called: “The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World’s Most Mysterious Air Disasters.” Negroni joined WGN Morning News to talk about the disappearance of MH370 and her book. It turns out Negroni was a reporter for […]

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    WGN anchors go off the rails after story about all-male online community

    A WGN Morning News story about a new all-male online community called prompted a hilarious discussion among our male anchors. Here’s the story that anchor Larry Potash: Guys, are you ready to swear off women, once and for all? A new online community called “Men Going Their Own Way” has already grown to 15,000 members. First rule? No romantic relationships with women, and before you even ask it, no sexual relationships with men, either. Prostitutes are OK though because there’s no attachment. […]

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    BMX pro riders flip tricks on halfpipe outside WGN

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