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  • Pop-Tarts enlists help from police after Illinois man claims to put mustard on pastries

    DIXON, Ill. — Last week a man from Illinois tagged pop-tart in a tweet claiming he loved to spread yellow mustard atop his vanilla latte-flavored Pop-Tarts. “You guys ain’t from Illinois if you don’t put mustard on your Pop-Tarts,” the man wrote in a now-deleted tweet. In response, the official Twitter account of Pop-Tarts retweeted the man’s post and tagged the Illinois State Police department, asking them to intervene. .@ILStatePolice can you guys handle this — Pop-Tarts (@PopTartsUS) November […]

  • Chance the Rapper surprises students, announces Google’s $1.5M donation to CPS

    CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper crashed a computer coding class on the South Side to announce another major donation. The students were thrilled to welcome Chance at Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Paideia Academy. Google donated $1.5 million to CPS and Chance’s nonprofit Social Works. That money will pay for computer science classes. On Friday, Chance will join us for our 15th Annual WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive. You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy, benefiting chance’s charity Social Works […]

  • Tylenol may help ease the pain of hurt feelings

    A series of studies found that acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, works in a part of the brain that processes social pain. Volunteers who took it, still knew they had feelings of being teased or left out but said it just didn’t bother them as much. Another study found that tylenol seemed to diminish participants’ emotional highs and lows. Even so, doctors aren’t recommending a daily regimen of Tylenol as it can cause gastrointestinal problems and taking large doses […]

  • Man run over by CTA train survives

    CHICAGO — A man was run over by a Red Line CTA train and survived. He was on the tracks at the 47th Street station just as the train was arriving Tuesday night. The conductor hit the brakes soon after seeing him. It took firefighters several minutes to remove him from underneath the train. He’s now hospitalized in stable condition.

  • This giant tube sock-like dress costs $280

    Is it a dress? Or a giant tube sock?! It’s actually a chunky mohair tube scarf by the Bulgarian knitwear brand Dukyana.  You just slide inside of it. It’s 8 feet long and there are no holes for your arms, so you can just relax because you can’t do anything else. There’s probably enough room inside for snacks if you have them when you put it on. I can be yours for $280.

  • Preview: ‘We Three Shows’ Broadway Cares benefit concert

  • 3 in custody, car recovered after Tribune reporter carjacked

    CHICAGO — Three suspects are in police custody in the carjacking of a Chicago Tribune reporter. The reporter was robbed and carjacked early Monday while she was parked outside a Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Bridgeport. She was not injured. Police are now questioning an adult and two juveniles who were arrested last night in the 1800 block of West Lawrence, where they were spotted in the stolen car. Charges are pending.

  • Show us your Scared of Santa photos!

    CHICAGO — It’s that time of year once again where WGN wants to see your “Scared of Santa” photos! It can be from this year, last year or a long time ago. Upload your photo by clicking on the button below and we’ll feature it in our photo gallery above and maybe even on TV! Note: Photos will not appear in the gallery automatically as each one needs to be approved.

  • Hero cop of Pulse shooting is being terminated from force

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A police officer who responded to a mass shooting at a Florida nightclub and now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder is losing his job. The Orlando Sentinel reports the Eatonville Town Council agreed Tuesday night to pay Cpl. Omar Delgado some $1,200 in accrued sick time and confirmed his last day of employment as Dec. 31. Delgado was lauded as a hero for saving a Pulse nightclub shooting victim on June 12, 2016. He returned to patrol […]

  • Warriors’ Watch Riders at the Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade