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    Meet Ernestine Shepherd, the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world

    Ernestine Shepherd is 80-years-old — and she’s the oldest competitive female bodybuilder in the world. She started getting into fitness when she was 56-years-old and didn’t like how she felt trying on a swimsuit. Since then, she’s run nine marathons, two bodybuilding titles, and she still teaches a fitness class. Ernestine is in town for the Gladiator Fitness Expo at ‘The Venue’ at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on Saturday. She joined WGN Morning News today for an interview and a […]

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    Mr. Fix It with tips on how to use specialty paints to spruce up room

  • CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Chicago Cubs, Carl Edwards (6), Javier Baez (9), Chris Coghlan (8), Kris Bryant (17), Addison Russell (27) and Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrate after game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. Chicago defeated Cleveland 8-7 in 10 innings. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).

    2017 Chicago Cubs Convention kicks off today

    CHICAGO — The 32nd annual Chicago Cubs convention kicks off today. The convention will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, located at 301 E North Water Street. Fans will get to see players, coaches, and the World Series trophy through Sunday, January 15. The current Cubs players who are expected to attend the convention are: Albert Almora Jr., Jake Arrieta, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jeimer Candelario, Willson Contreras, Wade Davis, Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Ben Zobrist, Kyle Schwarber, Carl […]

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    Aviation police at O’Hare told to stay away from baggage claim incidents

    CHICAGO — Aviation police officers at O’Hare airport are reportedly being told to not respond to disturbances in baggage claim. CNN reports an e-mail was sent out the same day as the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting. The email says the officers will not be dispatched to incidents that are outside secured areas of the airport. Those officers are not permitted to carry any guns. A previous CNN investigation found that unarmed aviation officers are trained to run and hide if they […]

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    Man arrested for allegedly threatening Gov. Rauner, DuPage County sheriff

    CHICAGO — Illinois State Police arrested a 24-year-old man Thursday in connection to threatening a public official. Eric Pence, of Carol Stream, faces a felony charge for sending a threatening letter to Governor Rauner and several threatening emails to DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba. He is being held at the DuPage County Jail on a $250,000 bond. Pence is a registered sex offender and was convicted of arranging a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old in 2013.

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    LL Bean on defensive after Linda Bean’s political donation to Trump

    FREEPORT, Maine — L.L. Bean likes to stay out of politics, yet a donation by a member of the Bean family is putting the retailer on the defensive. The Maine-based company issued a statement late Sunday after being targeted for boycott for alleged ties to Republican President-elect Donald Trump. The founders of the hashtag #GrabYourWallet included Bean on the list after The Associated Press reported that L.L. Bean’s granddaughter, Linda Bean, contributed $60,000 to a political action committee supporting Trump. The donation exceeded […]

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    High school in St. Charles back open after viral outbreak

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. — St. Charles East High School is back open today. The school was closed for the past two days because of a viral outbreak. Norovirus is being blamed for getting 800 students sick. Workers have been disinfecting the school with bleach. Final exams will begin Tuesday as scheduled.

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    Mother, 2 children ID’d in Lake in the Hills apparent murder-suicide

    LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. — A woman and her two young children were found dead inside a townhouse in Lake in the Hills. Police discovered the three in a townhome in the 2300 block of Daybreak Drive while responding to a 911 call. The bodies have been identified as 27-year-old Carla Lopez-Mejia, her son 11-year-old Ezequiel Garcia, and her daughter 8-year-old Ariana Garcia. The McHenry County Coroner said preliminary findings suggest their deaths were part of a murder-suicide, and Lopez-Mejia died of […]

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    Marcus and Dan take stairmaster challenge on ‘National Take the Stairs Day’

    In honor of “National Take the Stairs Day” today and on behalf of the Fight For Air Climb in Chicago on March 5, 2017, WGN’s Marcus Leshock and Dan Ponce competed in a “stairmaster challenge” this morning. Watch the challenge in the video player above Special thanks to: Fitness Factory Outlet, www.fitnessfactory.com

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    Man fatally hit by delivery van on Eisenhower Expressway

    CHICAGO — A 24-year-old man was hit and killed by a delivery van as he was changing his tire on the Eisenhower Expressway. The accident happened shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday in the eastbound side of the expressway near Central Avenue. Police say the victim had pulled over on the shoulder to change his tire and lost something in the road and went to retrieve it, when the driver of a delivery van hit him. The man, identified as Marcus J. Neely, […]