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  • Search on for armed robbery suspects in southern suburbs

    OAK FOREST, Ill. — The search continues Wednesday morning for two armed robbery suspects who led police on a high speed chase through the south suburbs. It started Tuesday when four armed suspects robbed a Verizon Store on Weber Road in Bolingbrook, then took off in two vehicles. Police were able to stop one of the cars, and detain one suspect, but the other vehicle led them on a high speed chase to Oak Forest. That’s where it crashed and […]

  • 4-year-old girl’s passionate rendition of Disney’s ‘Moana’ song goes viral

    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — Move over Susan Boyle, a new singing sensation is ready for the spotlight! Four-year-old Sophia from south Florida is now an internet star. Her outgoing performance of “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s hit film “Moana” has been viewed over 13 million times on Facebook! Sophia’s mom Michelle Neshin says she was taping her daughter not even realizing that her little charmer caught the attention of almost every parent at the pre-K graduation ceremony. “She just […]

  • Chicago woman who recently celebrated 106th birthday passes away

    CHICAGO — A Chicago woman who celebrated her 106th earlier this month has passed away, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. WGN attended Rose Marie Gilio’s birthday celebration on June 5 at Autumn Leaves nursing home in Orland Park. For 84 years of her life, she lived in the same house on Erie in Chicago, making her somewhat of a neighborhood legend. For her 99th birthday, the city named the street in her honor. She was born in […]

  • Sneak peek of Cubs star Javier Baez’s photo shoot for EPSN’s ‘BODY Issue’

    CHICAGO — Another Chicago Cub is being featured in ESPN’s “BODY Issue.” Last year, it was pitcher Jake Arrieta. Now it’s Javier Baez’s turn — and he’s even featured on one of the issue’s covers. The 24-year-old NLCS MVP was the first “BODY Issue” cover athlete to be shot on iPhone,¬†using the iPhone 7 Plus in Portrait mode, and is one of 23 athletes who will be featured in the ninth edition of the BODY Issue. Photos, personal interviews and […]

  • Science explains the reason why you hate your own voice

    There’s a scientific reason why you might hate the sound of your own voice. It turns out what you hear, and what others hear, are two different sounds. When you talk, you’re hearing a combination of the vibrations in your ear drums and vocal cords. But other people can’t hear the vibrations from your vocal cords. “When we talk, it’s like everyone hears the sound through speakers, but we’re hearing it through a cave complex inside our own heads,” says […]

  • Man charged with stabbing couple to death in their home

    CHICAGO — A 47-year-old man is charged with stabbing a couple to death in their home in the North Austin neighborhood. Dexter Barnes faces two counts of first degree murder. It happened in the 1400 block of North Leclaire on Sunday. Police were called by a family member who had come home and discovered the bodies. The victims, who were both in their 60s, had multiple stab wounds. Neighbors say the two owned the building and were retired.

  • Girl, 17, among those killed over violent Father’s Day weekend in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A 17-year-old girl was among those who were fatally shot over the violent Father’s Day weekend in Chicago. Tiara Viramontes died of a gunshot wound to the head, the Cook County Medical Examiner confirms. According to a GoFundMe page set up to raise money for funeral expenses,¬†Tiara was a Marine Leadership Academy Student, and played basketball and softball. “Tiara was very full of life and if you ever met her you wouldn’t forget her,” the page said. Tiara […]

  • Coconut oil isn’t as good for you as you might think

    Coconut oil is often lumped in with “health foods” but the American Heart Association says it shouldn’t be. According to their new guidelines, coconut oil is filled with saturated fat, making it as unhealthy as beef drippings and butter. Plus, the heart association says it also can raise your levels of “bad” cholesterol. Though the association admits there isn’t strong research to support this, it cites the possibility because more than 80 percent of the fat in coconut oil is […]

  • 89-year-old South Side theater to be upgraded with holographic features

    CHICAGO — One of Chicago’s grand old theaters will get a new life thanks to some high technology. The new Regal Theater on the city’s South Side is set to become one of the country’s first ever hologram theaters. The 89-year-old landmark is being outfitted with hologram networks technology, which will “beam” artists performing elsewhere into the venue. South Side's historic @AvalonRegal Theater to reopen as a hologram theater, thanks to @Hologram_USA partnership: — tracyswartz (@tracyswartz) June 16, 2017 […]

  • NIU president to leave with estimated $600K severance package

    DEKALB, Ill. — Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker is out, but he’ll get to take about $600,000 with him. Baker announced his resignation Thursday in the wake of a state investigation accusing him of mismanagement in hiring consultants. Baker will leave with a full year’s salary of $450,000 and $137,000 to not serve as a member of the college of business faculty. The university also paid for more than $189,000 in legal fees for Baker during the investigation. Baker’s […]