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    Man marks 2nd anniversary of skydiving accident by skydiving

    Two years ago he was told he’d never walk again after a horrible sky diving accident. Curt Klemich has made it his mission to bounce back and prove he could. On the second anniversary of that fateful day, the Special Forces veteran is doing exactly that, walking on his own. But there’s more: He’s back in a skydiving harness, and earlier this week, he tandem jumped out of a plane in ottawa. If skydiving isn’t impressive enough, Klemich is also scuba […]

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    Blue Bell reveals brand new flavor Cookie Two Step

    In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, Blue Bell has released a brand new flavor that combines the ingredients from their two top sellers. Cookie Two Step is a vanilla ice cream with chunks of chocolate crème filled cookies and bits of chocolate chip cookie dough throughout. The new ice cream is finally released in stores Friday for a limited time. Blue Bell’s vice president of sales and marketing Ricky Dickson says the brand will be releasing many new flavors this […]

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    ‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro scouting locations for bakery in Chicago

    CHICAGO — It sounds like “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro will have a bakery in Chicago sometime in the future. Valastro said someone from his team was scouting Chicago locations “right now” during a Facebook Live with WGN Morning News sports anchor Pat Tomasulo Friday. “We want to be on Michigan Avenue, somewhere in the downtown area,” Valastro said. “Chicago has always been such great city to me, so we would love to open a bakery here. I think eventually, if it’s not now, then […]

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    Navy Pier celebrates its 100th birthday today

    CHICAGO –Navy Pier, the world’s longest pier, turns 100 years old Friday. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. including free slices of Eli’s Cheesecakes, games and activities for children and other surprises. At 6:30 p.m., the Chicago Shakespeare Theater will perform the romantic comedy,“Twelfth Night” for free on an outdoor stage on Navy Pier’s East End Plaza. At 9:25 p.m., guests over 21 can join in a free toast to Navy Pier, and at 9:30 p.m. all guests will be treated to a special 100th Anniversary […]

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    Trump delays VP announcement after France attack

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. —  Donald Trump says on Twitter that he is delaying the announcement of his vice presidential announcement following the deadly truck attack in France. In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow's news conference concerning my Vice Presidential announcement. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2016 After a day of speculation about who might join Trump atop the Republican Party’s presidential ticket, Trump tweets on Thursday night: “In light of the horrible […]

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    Michigan courthouse shooter kept 17-year-old girl prisoner for sex: prosecutor

    ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – The Berrien County Prosecutor has released more details regarding the charges that Larry Gordon was facing before killing two bailiffs in an escape attempt Monday, WXMI reports. Gordon, 44, wrestled a gun away from a deputy Monday while being transferred from a holding cell to court.  He shot and killed two bailiffs and wounded the deputy and a woman before being shot and killed by another responding officer. Berrien County Prosecutor Michael Sepic says in a […]

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    PHOTOS: Double rainbow appears over Chicagoland

    CHICAGO — WGN viewers have been sending in amazing photos and videos of the double rainbow that appeared in the Chicago-area Wednesday night after the storms cleared. By clicking the red button below, you can upload your photo to our gallery. Please note: Your photo will not immediately appear in the gallery until a producer approves it.

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    PHOTOS: Severe weather in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Severe weather moved through the Chicago area Monday morning. If you have a photo to share, upload it by clicking the red submit button below. All photos must be approved before they display on the website. For the latest updates, go to

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    Show us your snow photos!

    CHICAGO — It’s snowing once again in the Chicago area, and we want to see your photos! Upload your photo by clicking the red button below. You will not see it in the gallery automatically — each one needs to be approved by a web producer. For the latest weather updates, go to

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    Chicago cast for ‘Hamilton’ revealed

    CHICAGO — Local theater-goers, rejoice! The Chicago cast for “Hamilton” was announced Wednesday. Karen Olivo, who won the Tony Award for her portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of “West Side Story” will be playing the role of Angelica Schuyler. Broadway veterans Miguel Cervantes and Alexander Gemignani will be playing Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively. Other principal roles in “Hamilton” in Chicago will be played by a talented young company comprised of Ari Afsar as Eliza Hamilton; Chris Lee as […]