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    3 killed in crash on Eisenhower Expressway; OB lanes reopened

    CHICAGO –Illinois State Police say alcohol was a factor in the cause of a crash that killed three people on the Eisenhower expressway Tuesday. It happened around 2:15 a.m. in the outbound lanes of the expressway near Western Ave. Police say the driver of a black Buick Lacrosse lost control of the car and struck a utility pole during heavy rain. Two passengers died at the scene and another was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The driver is serious condition […]

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    1-minute forecast: Mild temps, dense fog and occasional showers

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    #TBT Christmas photos of Morning News talent, behind-the-scenes crew

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    Possible terrorism connection with Ohio State University attack?

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    Man dies after falling 2 stories at Chicago Open Air Festival

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. — A 29-year-old man died this past weekend after a two-story fall during the Chicago Open Air Festival at Toyota Park. At 10:05 p.m. Friday, witnesses and friends reported that the man had been sitting on a railing at the mezzanine level and fell to the concrete. It appeared to have been an accident. The man, identified as Robert Smucz, was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn following the fall. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s said he died at 10:50 p.m. […]

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    Are Copycat Terrorism Attacks Likely in the U.S.?

    WGN’s Terrorism Analyst, Tom Mockaitis, weighs in on the latest in the Orlando shooting massacre and the terror suspect who killed two police officers in France.

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    Hands-on-science activities to keep your kids busy this summer

    Noggin Builders owner, Amy Torf, shows us some fun activities using household products to engage kids even while they are on summer break. Kick-off summer with these scientific art activities you can do at home! Shaving Cream Prints Supplies: waxed paper shaving cream food coloring craft stick card stock cardboard scrap with flat edge Directions: Place a square of wax paper on a flat surface Spread shaving cream over your wax paper, keeping it foamy with varied elevations Drop several […]

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    Adorable father and son Sinatra-singing duo sing ‘Chicago’ LIVE

    KENT, England — An uplifting video of a father and son in England singing along to Frank Sinatra in a car has taken the internet by storm. Matt Clayton posted a video to Facebook of him and his 6-year-old son, Archie, singing Sinatra’s “Me and My Shadow.” Matt is in a band and says he posted the video as a joke to his bandmates to let them know that Archie is giving them “a bit of competition.” Matt and Archie joined WGN Morning […]

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    The Best Life Hacks: 7 ways to make your life easier

    Robin was blown away by blogger Amanda Simkin’s life hacks. Amanda show us her favorite hacks – everything from how to ripen an avocado quickly, chill a beverage in just a few minutes, tell if a battery is good and fix scratches on furniture. Read more on her blog:

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    Capturing a terrorist: How Paris terror suspect evaded authorities for 5 months

    WGN’s Terrorism Analyst Tom Mockaitis talks about the recent developments in Brussels related to the capture of Salah Abdeslam.