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  • The Michael Jordan statue is moving back to its permanent position at the United Center.

    Michael Jordan statue to return to its usual spot at United Center

    CHICAGO — Michael Jordan is moving back to his usual spot at the United Center. Michael Jordan the statue, that is. The Jordan statue was moved temporarily to the southeast corner of the United Center last year when construction began on a new atrium and office building. The statue will go back to its permanent spot at the entrance to Gate 4. Unfortunately, the statue will be off limits until the atrium is finished, which will be sometime around the middle of this coming […]

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    Woman lists wedding dress on eBay to pay for divorce

    CHESTERFIELD, England — A scorned woman in England has listed her £2,000 wedding dress on eBay after finding out that her husband was cheating on her. “Mainly selling as I need to pay for my divorce which my ex-husband has left me to foot the bill for!” 28-year-old Samantha Wragg writes in her eBay listing. The designer Art Deco dress comes in a petite size 6 and Wragg is even including the veil. She says the dress is in “great condition but needs dry cleaning before wearing […]

  • Storms

    Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of northwest Indiana

    VALPARAISO, Ind. — The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northern Porter County and east central Lake County in Indiana until 9:30 a.m. Thursday. At 8:54 a.m, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from town of pines to near Valparaiso to near Wheeler moving east at 25 mph. However, radar indicates winds could gust up to 60 mph. The weather service says to expect damage to roofs, siding and trees. Heavy rain in the Chicago […]

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    Kevin Bacon addresses rumors that he wants to play Freddy Krueger

    CHICAGO — The Internet is buzzing that actor Kevin Bacon is interested in playing Freddy Krueger in a remake of “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Lucky for us, he stopped by WGN Morning News Wednesday to explain how the rumors started. “It’s Internet crazy, really,” Bacon said, explaining that the topic first came up in a fan’s tweet. The fan @bettietoxic said Bacon would be “fantastic” as Freddy. If a nightmare on elm street gets rebooted again can we please somehow get @kevinbacon […]

  • SycamoreLottery

    Victim in Sycamore double murder was lottery winner; killer still at large

    SYCAMORE, Ill. — Law enforcement is still on the hunt for those who murdered an elderly woman and her son at their home in west suburban Sycamore, but a potential motive is emerging. It seems Patricia Wilson, 85, and her son Robert, 64, were former Lottery millionaires. Robert won $1 million in an Illinois Instant Lottery game in 1988. The Wilsons were found beaten to death on Monday, and their white Chevy Impala was stolen — it has the license number 903 […]

  • Teacher of the Month

    WGN-TV’S TEACHER OF THE MONTH AWARD NOMINATION APPLICATION

    Now is your chance to reward an outstanding teacher in your life for all their contributions both in and out of school! WGN-TV’s “Teacher of the Month” returns in September 2016.  The program will run through the end of the school year, profiling one teacher each month. We’re interested in teachers who make a difference in their community as well as in the classroom.  Candidates will be judged on their educational achievements in the classroom, community contributions and the innovativeness of their teaching techniques. […]

  • Beauty

    7 beauty hacks that will blow your mind

    Beauty blogger Nicole Townsend shared some pretty awesome beauty hacks Tuesday on WGN Morning News. Do these 7 things to look even more beautiful while saving money and time! Swipe a stick of deodorant over your entire face before you apply foundation. It helps your makeup to last all day and provides a matte finish. Apply blush UNDER your foundation to achieve a natural “flush.” Say goodbye to makeup brushes and apply liquid foundation with an ankle sock. It helps prevent […]

  • John Esalante.

    CPD’s John Escalante hired as Northeastern Illinois University’s Chief of Police

    CHICAGO — Northeastern Illinois University has hired Chicago Police Department First Deputy Superintendent John Escalante as its next Chief of Police. Escalante has been with the Chicago Police Department for 30 years. In December 2015, he briefly served as interim superintendent when Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired former Supt. Garry McCarthy following heated fallout from the Laquan McDonald shooting video. “John Escalante has a national reputation in the field of law enforcement for his experience, integrity and leadership,” Northeastern President Sharon Hahs said in a statement. […]

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    Boy, 3, found safe after carjacking on Chicago’s North Side

    CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy is back with his parents after a carjacking early Tuesday morning. The boy’s dad was delivering newspapers just before 5 a.m. in the 4100 block of North Marine Drive, and left his car running with the child inside. He told police he saw a white Nissan pull up behind his running car. A white male in his early 20s got out and jumped into the man’s car and sped away. The toddler was later dropped off at Northwestern Memorial Hospital still in […]

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    Dramatic video shows woman, dog rescued from car sinking in Louisiana flood waters

    BATON ROUGE, La. — A woman and her dog survived drowning in Louisiana’s flood waters, thanks to some men who arrived just as her car began sinking. The rescue was all captured on video. The men broke a window on the sinking car to pull the woman out. Then, one them dove back under to try and save the woman’s dog. He came back with the pup in his arms. The woman and the dog are said to be doing fine. More […]