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  • Kidnapped life-size ‘Elf on the Shelf’ safely returned

    DEERFIELD, N.H. — After a manhunt for a life-sized “Elf on the Shelf,” a small town’s Christmas mascot has been returned safely. Zippy the Elf is a celebrity of sorts in the small town Deerfield, which only has 4200 residents. Three-years ago, Captain Cindy McHugh of the Deerfield Rescue Squad crafted Zippy with her daughter Laura Hall. They were inspired by the Christmas tradition “Elf on the Shelf” where families move a small elf around their homes each night to […]

  • Randy Travis’ naked DUI arrest video released after 5-year legal battle

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Footage of country singer Randy Travis naked and ranting during a 2012 DUI arrest was released Friday after a five-year-long legal battle. The Travis family’s legal battle to keep the footage private went all the way to the Supreme Court, but his petition was denied. Travis filed a federal lawsuit in September in Texas arguing that that the footage should be considered private under health record privacy regulations. But the judge said he did not show a […]

  • Bus company subpoenaed after sending out offensive ad

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is investigating a Champaign area-based bus company that recently sent out an email ad some thought disparaged Asians. The Bus Company is called Suburban Express and operates shuttles from University of Illinois-Urbana to Chicago and the suburbs.The ad was sent via email Saturday.  It was designed to drum up business for the upcoming Christmas break. Instead it’s generated controversy. The ad listed 11 benefits of riding with Suburban Express. One of […]

  • Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo raises nearly $1 million for families fighting cancer

    PARKLAND, Fla. — Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo raised a record-breaking $960,000 to support families fighting cancer over the weekend. More than 1,000 participants attended the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation’s sixth annual Walk-Off for Cancer in his hometown of Parkland, Fla. according to a news release. The foundation’s annual Walk-Off for Cancer donates all proceeds to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and it provides grants to families battling cancer. The @RizzoFoundation knocked […]

  • NY rapper flies 1,000 miles to meet 86-year-old ‘Words with Friends’ competitor

    PALM BEACH, Fla. — The online game “Words with Friends” is credited with starting an unlikely friendship. Spencer is a 22-year-old New York rapper who goes by the stage name “High Class Filth.” Roz is an 86-year-old woman who lives in a retirement community in Florida. The pair met last summer when they were randomly squared up on “Words with Friends,” an online game that is similar to Scrabble. Since then, they have played more than 300 games. According to […]

  • Two men caught with heroin, pot after parking car in police chief’s spot

    GLENDALE, Wis. — Some plans just aren’t well-thought-out. According to  WITI, two men drove past “do not enter”signs at the Glendale Municipal Court and into the private police parking lot. They proceeded to park in the chief’s spot. There, the men did heroin and smoked pot. A city worker smelled marijuana coming from their car. When police arrived, the two men didn’t even try to hide their crime. Police saw the heroin and pot sitting clearly on the car’s center console. The […]

  • Man charged in 3 attacks in Rolling Meadows

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — Police in Rolling Meadows have charged a man in connection with three home invasions that led to two sexual assaults and one attempted sexual assault. According to local law enforcement, every incident occurred in the East Park Apartment Complex within a year. In December 2016, Miguel Gonzalez Cruz is accused of entering an apartment through an open window and attempting to sexually assault a sleeping woman. In January and June, Cruz is accused of forcing his way into […]

  • 35 years ago today, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ album was released

    On Nov. 30, 1982, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album was released. It quickly rose to the top of music charts, and today, “Thriller” is still considered the top selling music album of all time according to TIME. The iconic 13-minute-long  title track “Thriller” music video was just as revolutionary as the album. In 2009, it was the first music video to be inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. According to The Guardian, the video’s John Landis director told […]

  • Even Bears fans will appreciate Aaron Rodgers’ kindness to this mom, son in Chicago

    CHICAGO — On a cold, Saturday evening in November, two Chicago Bears fans, Julia Nicoll and her 11-year-old son Peter, took the train out from Mount Prospect, Ill. to look at Chicago’s holiday decorations, but the lights weren’t what they were talking about when they got home. It was the weekend of the Packers-Bears game at Soldier Field on Nov. 12. Julia and Peter were standing at a street light in downtown Chicago when Peter realized Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was […]

  • Bernie Sanders endorses Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia for Congress

    WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders is endorsing Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the Democratic primary race to represent Illinois’ 4th Congressional District. “‘Chuy’ Garcia is the right person at the right time for the work we have ahead of us,” Sanders said in a statement. “He is ready and willing to stand up and fight for the working families of Chicago and our nation and take on the powerful special interests who have far too much power over the […]