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    PHOTOS: Chicago, suburbs see first snowfall of the season

    CHICAGO– Snow began accumulating Friday evening. dusting cars and streets for the first time this season. Check out some of our photos from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  

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    Gov. Rauner urged to change stance on blocking Syrian refugees into Illinois

    CHICAGO– Members of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee rights held a news conference Friday afternoon after meeting with aides from Governor Bruce Rauner’s office. They want Rauner to change his stance on blocking Syrian refugees into Illinois. Since November 2014, Ismail and his wife Safa–along with their four children– have called Chicago home. The family joins more than 100 Syrian refugees who have come to Illinois in the last year. A vetting process congresswoman Jan Schakowsky says is […]

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    Patrick Kane grand jury postponed: report

    HAMBURG, NY– The grand jury investigation into rape allegations against Patrick Kane set to begin Tuesday was abruptly postponed, according to The Buffalo News, who cited three current and former law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case. The paper reports that two of the sources said that the reason for the delay appears to involve the possibility of ongoing settlement talks between attorneys for Kane and the victim. Even though Kane has yet to be criminally charged, the NHL […]

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    Police release sketch in Joliet jogger attack

    JOLIET, Ill. – Police have released a sketch of the suspect from a brutal sexual assault in the southwest suburbs. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, late 20s to early 30s, 5’8 to 5’10 with dark hair and a medium build.  He was wearing an orange long-sleeved shirt at the time of the attack. Police say a 19-year-old woman was jogging on a path between Joliet and Rockdale Sunday morning around 10:30 a.m. Police say the suspect was […]

  • A McDonald's Egg McMuffin is displayed at a McDonald's restaurant on July 23, 2015 in Fairfield, California.  McDonald's has been testing all-day breakfast menus at select locations in the U.S. and could offer it at all locations as early as October.  (Photo illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    McDonald’s All Day Breakfast: It’s not what you think

    OAK BROOK, Ill.– McDonald’s recently announced their breakfast menu would become available all day nationwide beginning Oct. 6—but the fine print reveals that may not mean exactly what you think. According to McDonald’s website “Depending on the local market, All Day Breakfast will have a limited menu that focuses on either McMuffin or Biscuit items.” The two menu options offer a very limited number of breakfast items– and there will only be one or the other available “based on customer preference.” […]

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    PHOTOS: Box Turtles hatch at Lincoln Park, Brookfield Zoo

    CHICAGO— The last of 26 ornate box turtles have hatched at Lincoln Park Zoo and Brookfield Zoo this week as a part of an effort to restore native populations in Western Illinois. According to a press release from zoo officials, the hatchlings come from nine different clutches provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). The turtles will remain at their respective zoos for several months to lessen the threat of predation or disease. Once the animals are larger and stronger, they […]

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    Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company sued for alleged false labeling

    A company founded by actress Jessica Alba, “The Honest Company,” is being sued by a customer who says it makes false claims in its marketing and labeling. The federal lawsuit alleges that company claims that its products are natural are false. The lawsuit was filed this week in California on behalf of one customer and it adds that Honest’s sunscreen is not effective. In a statement, Alba said the allegations against The Honest Company are baseless and without merit. Earlier […]

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    2 teens shot, 1 fatally, in West Garfield Park

    CHICAGO– Two teenagers were shot, one fatally, on the West side Friday night. The shooting took place in the 3800 block of West Lexington. Witnesses say it started as a physical altercation when one man pulled out a gun and started shooting. Chicago police are investigating.

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    Couple poses for newborn photo shoot with dog to put a stop to ‘baby’ questions

    This couple was tired of getting asked by their in-laws when they were going to have babies, so they decided to have a little fun. According to BuzzFeed, Matt and Abby opted to do a ‘newborn photo shoot’—with their dog as the baby. Photographer Elisha Minnette told BuzzFeed “that she came up with the idea to do the puppy shoot with the couple, Matt and Abby, on a long drive home from picking up [the dog] Humphry from a breeder.” […]

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    Huggies responds to reports of glass shards on baby wipes

    CAMARILLO, Calif.- A California mother’s video apparently showing glass on her daughter’s baby wipes prompted a response from Huggies. One of Melissa Estrella’s videos was uploaded Thursday night and had more than 5 million views. In it, she opens three packages of Huggies baby wipes and brushes off the apparent glass shards with her fingers. “I’m not lying, you guys. There’s glass on my daughter’s wipes,” Estrella says in the video. “I’m just so heart broken I didn’t notice this […]


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