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  • 56 shot, 12 killed in violent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago

    CHICAGO — At least 56 people were shot over Memorial Day weekend between Friday afternoon and early Tuesday morning, according to authorities. Twelve people, including three shot Monday afternoon, died from their wounds. Twelve others shot between late Monday morning and early Tuesday morning survived their gunshot wounds, bringing the total of non-fatal gunshot victims for the weekend to 44. Two of the 12 homicide victims were killed Friday night into Saturday morning; our were killed Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning; and three of […]

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    Regina George’s ‘Mean Girls’ mansion on sale for $14.8 million (PHOTOS)

    TORONTO —  The house where “Mean Girls” villain Regina George and her family lived is now on sale for $14.8 million. So fetch! Located at 11 High Point Road in Toronto, Canada, the 20,000 square-foot NeoClassical Solid Stone Estate sits on a private 2 acre property. It includes 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, two half bathrooms and a garage for six cars, according to the Sothby’s listing.  The grand entrance features Italian marble and coffered ceilings, a “sweeping Scarlett O’Hara staircase” and balcony overlooking the […]

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    Scrabble dictionary adds lolz, ridic and lotsa new words

    Scrabble dictionary has added new worlds for its players, many of which would make your grammar school teacher cringe! The board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology. There’s “lotsa,” “twerking,” “lolz,” “emoji” and “ridic” — short for “ridiculous”. “FaceTime,” which means talking with someone via the Apple app of the same name, will earn you a cool 15 points. “Emoji”, that ridiculously expressive digital icon, will get you 14 points. Bezzy […]

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    Car singalong goes from bad to dangerous

    This group singalong didn’t go as planned. They were using a smartphone on a selfie stick while singing a rendition of Player’s “Baby Come Back” when the driver loses control of the car. “Whoa! Slow down, slow down!” a man yells as the car runs off the road. “Oh my god! That was so f***ing scary!” one woman says after they come to a stop. Apparently, a tire blew out on the car, but no one was hurt.

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    Florida dentist accused of performing unwanted procedures, abusing children

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Florida dentist is accused of harming the most vulnerable of patients, young children. Meanwhile, he is accused of collecting millions of dollars in Medicaid payments for procedures that his patients didn’t need or want, according to CNN. Editor’s note: Details in this story may be disturbing to some viewers. Going to the dentist can be a terrifying experience for children, but some parents say they were horrified when they found out what happened to their kids […]

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    Southbound I-57 shut down near Monee

    MONEE, Ill. — Illinois State Police say an accident involving two semi-trucks has shut down Interstate 57 near Monee. Officials expect it will take three hours to clear the wreckage and re-open the road. Traffic is being rerouted onto Manhattan/Monee Road. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

  • Hawk Harrelson explains this SI cover & the strangest home run call you’ll ever hear

    WGN’s Mike Toomey had a chance to sit down with White Sox broadcaster Ken “Hawk” Harrelson. Check out their interview in the player above.

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    Here’s the full list of movies and TV shows arriving, leaving Netflix in June

    Netflix is adding a long list of movies and television shows in June. However, several titles will also be removed from the streaming service next month. Here’s the full list: Available June 1 Employee of the Month (2006) La Dictadura Perfecta (2014) R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly (2008) R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It (2007) Sex Ed (2014) Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live From Atlanta (2013) Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam: Live from Las […]

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    New-mom police officer killed in Omaha day before start of maternity leave

      OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new mother and police officer in Nebraska was killed in the line of duty Wednesday, just a day before she was going to begin her maternity leave to spend more time with her 3-month-old daughter. Gunfire erupted when Omaha police, including 29-year-old Officer Kerrie Orozco, were serving a felony arrest warrant on 26-year- old Marcus Wheeler Wednesday. Orozco was shot, along with the suspect, who wanted on warrant accusing him of previous shooting in Omaha. During a news conference at the […]

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    WGN’s Cortney Hall discovers her Senegal roots: Web exclusive photos and video

    WGN reporter Cortney Hall’s trip to Senegal is being shown in two parts: Part 1 airs Wednesday, May 20, on WGN News at Nine, and Part 2 airs Thursday, May 21, on WGN News at Nine. Here are some of the amazing photos and videos that didn’t fit into Cortney’s on-air story. Enjoy!


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