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  • Chicago City Council passes plastic bag ban

    Chicago plastic bag ban goes into effect today

    CHICAGO — The ban on some plastic bags at several big stores in Chicago will take effect Saturday. The rule impacts certain chain stores, or franchise locations that are more than 10,000 square feet.  Smaller chains and franchises will have to comply next year. Retailers will have to offer reusable bags or paper ones, either for free or at a cost to shoppers. But, it appears some businesses are looking to get around the law. They plan to offer thicker plastic […]

  • Dan Haren #15 of the Miami Marlins pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 24, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    Chicago Cubs to acquire Dan Haren from Marlins

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs addressed their hole in the back end of the rotation less than three hours before Friday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. The Cubs were set to acquire veteran pitcher Dan Haren from the Miami Marlins, according to a major league source. Haren, 34, who can become a free agent after this season, is 7-7 with a 3.42 ERA with a 1.093 WHIP in 21 starts. Haren has made at least 30 starts in each of his […]

  • Eisenhower reopens after fatal crash

    CHICAGO —  All lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway are back open after a fatal crash early Friday morning. The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on the outbound lanes near Cicero. Officials say the Chevrolet Venture van was traveling at a high speed in the far left lane when the driver lost control, and the vehicle flipped and landed on its roof. One woman in her mid-20s was killed after being ejected 20 to 30 feet from the vehicle. She was not […]

  • Man banned for life from Starbucks speaks out on WGN Morning News

    Rob Rowen was banned from Starbucks for life. He says people often parked in the handicapped spot outside his local Starbucks, and would run in for a quick cup of coffee. He would take pictures of the cars that didn’t have handicapped parking permits, and go inside the store and confront the owners of the cars. He says one day, the manager asked him to leave. Son after, Starbucks sent him a letter in the mail saying he was no […]

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  • Demetrius Ivory busts a move to ‘U Can’t Touch This’

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    Man shot on IB Eisenhower Expressway

    CHICAGO — A man was shot in the inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway Friday morning. It happened at about 8 a.m. on eastbound I-290 near Central. The shooting involved a minivan and an SUV, although it was not immediately clear which vehicle the victim was in. A short time later, Chicago Police found a man with gunshot wounds in the 4700 block of West Maypole. He said he had been shot on the expressway. Illinois police confirm four shell casings […]

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