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  • WATCH: Elderly man seriously injured after suspect pushes him from wheelchair

    NEW YORK — Police are searching for a suspect who pushed a 77-year-old man away from his wheelchair Sunday morning, after the elderly man suffered a broken hip and internal bleeding in the fall. Security footage shows Jorge Barretto pushing his wheelchair down a sidewalk in the Bronx when a young man approaches him. After a short conversation, the suspect shoves Baretto away from his wheelchair and he falls. The suspect helped Barretto get up and sit in his wheelchair. […]

  • Newlyweds adopt stray dog who crashed their wedding

    BRAZIL — A stray dog found a forever home when he wandered into a wedding in Brazil. Marília and Matheus Pieroni didn’t mind the furry wedding crasher though. Instead of forcing the stray back outside, the newlyweds adopted the dog and named him “Snoop.” It was a rainy day and the couple’s outdoor ceremony was moved to a tent to keep everyone dry — and  Snoop was determined to stay out of the storm too. According to The Dodo, Snoop […]

  • Bill Murray helps fellow Cubs fans announce pregnancy

    WRIGLEYVILLE — Singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” wasn’t the only thing actor Bill Murray did at Game 3 of the National League Division series. He also helped fellow Cubs fans Robbie Schloss and Kirsten Barrish Schloss announce their pregnancy in a video for the couple’s parents. #billmurray thank you for making my parents cry! #babybottles coming April2018 #mywifethesportsfan @kjbarrish @williammurraygolf @jschlo3535 you’re gonna be an uncle! #babyannouncement @cubs A post shared by Robbie Schloss (@schloss316) on Oct 14, […]

  • 13 strange superstitions for your Friday the 13th

    Friday the 13th is a notoriously unlucky day in our culture. BBC traced the day’s notorious reputation back to the 1690s when Victorians combined superstitions surrounding Fridays with superstitions surrounding the number 13. “Superstition comes from a time when life was uncertain and you felt you didn’t have control,”  Steve Roud, author of “The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland,” told BBC. “There became a notion of fate as being something you could control by doing lucky […]

  • Report: Russian meddling efforts, with Illinois connection, extended to Pokemon Go

    Russian-linked meddling efforts may have extended to the popular smartphone app Pokemon Go. CNN reports that a newly uncovered campaign, called “Don’t Shoot Us,” allegedly used Pokemon Go to target locations of suspected police brutality and exploit racial tensions. The campaign’s website was registered to a shopping mall’s address in North Riverside, Illinois, but there is no evidence that the site owner is from North Riverside. Russia has been alleged to have posed as The Black Lives Matter movement and […]

  • Girl, 15, from Portage Park still missing since Oct. 2

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Kayleigh Green who has been missing for 10 days. Police say she was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 5900 block of Grace St. in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood. Police describe Kayleigh as 5’7” and 165 pounds with brown eyes, and brown and blonde hair.” According to the Chicago Tribune, she may be wearing black or gray sweatpants and black Converse gym shoes, and carrying […]

  • Over 200 cool places to discover this weekend at Open House Chicago

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Architecture Foundation‘s citywide open house kicks off Saturday. You can discover more than 200 cool places in 48 hours, this weekend only. Plus, it’s completely free. The open house takes place in 20 neighborhoods across the city from as far north as Evanston to the South Shore. You can browse a full site map here. Open House Chicago is one of the largest festivals in a network of worldwide Open House events. Discover more at openhouseworldwide.org.

  • These 3 Midwest schools offer a great return on investment in education

    The names of acclaimed schools outside the Midwest are popular across America: Harvard University, Princeton University, Columbia University, and more. For students who don’t want to leave the Midwest to get an education, there are other options. In an interview with WGN’s Morning News team, the editor-in-chief of the “Princeton Review” Rob Franek listed the University of Dayton, University of Illinois, and Knox College as three great schools in the Midwest that will return a student’s investment in their education. […]

  • Chance the Rapper live streams traffic stop in case it ‘goes sideways’

    CHICAGO – When Grammy award-winner Chance the Rapper’s girlfriend was pulled over by police on Sunday, Chance live-streamed the traffic stop on Instagram in case it went “sideways.” Chance was riding with longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley and their daughter Kensli when Corley was pulled over. Illinois State Police confirmed to the Chicago Sun-Times that Corley was stopped about 1 p.m. Sunday on the ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway to eastbound Stevenson Expressway for a moving violation. In the live stream, […]

  • Over 88,000 honor Tom Petty by singing ‘I Won’t Back Down’ at Florida game

    GAINESVILLE, FL. – Tom Petty’s hometown provided quite the tribute Saturday afternoon during Florida’s football game against LSU. In between the third and forth quarters, the entire crowd belted out Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” off his first solo album “Full Moon Fever.” This one’s for you, @TomPetty. pic.twitter.com/OMUwJOnAgS — Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) October 7, 2017 The rock legend and frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers died last Monday at the age of 66 after going into cardiac arrest. Saturday night, country […]