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    NFL Draft Town kicks off in Chicago’s Grant Park

    CHICAGO — The NFL Draft returns to Chicago tonight. This is the second consecutive year that the league’s Draft Town will be in Chicago’s Grant Park. But this time it takes up even more space. NFL Draft Town will be open from noon to 10 p.m. today and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. Activities and displays now take up as much room as 20 football fields. You can train like […]

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    Teacher fired for using word ‘vagina’ in art class

    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A substitute teacher was fired for using the word “vagina” during a lecture about art history. Allison Wint, 24, says she used the word several times during a class discussion about controversial art at Harper Creek Middle School. She was talking about paintings by artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who used vaginal imagery. Wint says the class of eighth graders initially giggled but then had a productive conversation about the painting and topic. Wint has apologized but school […]

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    Oral sex is not rape if victim is unconscious, Oklahoma court says

    OKLAHOMA — An appeals court in Oklahoma has set off a fierce debate after it ruled that oral sex with an individual while they’re unconscious due to alcohol intoxication is not rape. Last month’s ruling stems from a 2014 case of a 17-year-old boy accused of assaulting a 16-year-old girl after offering her a ride to her grandmother’s house. According to The Guardian, the two had been drinking at a Tulsa park with friends. Witnesses say the victim was intoxicated and […]

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    3 hospitalized after hit-and-run in West Woodlawn

    CHICAGO — Three people were injured after a hit-and-run in Chicago’s West Woodlawn. The accident happened around 3:20 a.m. Thursday in the 6400 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. One vehicle crashed into another, that car lost control and hit a hydrant, a light pole and a CTA sign. One person was transported to Stroger Hospital and two others were transported to Northwestern Hospital. They are all in stable condition. This is a developing story. Check back for details. -The Chicago Tribune contributed to […]

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    Former NFL linebacker Bart Scott talks ‘can’t wait!’ trademark, NFL Draft

    Bart Smith was a linebacker in the NFL for 11 seasons with both the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets. He’s now one of the studio hosts for CBS’ The NFL Today and is also working with Morgan Stanley, a global financial services firm, to help athletes better manage their money. Scott joined WGN Morning News Wednesday to preview the NFL Draft in Chicago and how he used a snub from the Bears as motivation. He also told WGN the story behind his famous […]

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    Woman sues Illinois sperm bank again after birth of mixed-race baby

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — A woman from Ohio is once again suing a sperm bank in Downers Grove, accusing the company of mistakenly giving her sperm from a black donor. Jennifer Cramblett, who’s white, gave birth to her mixed-race daughter Payton three years ago. Cramblett and her same-sex partner ordered the sperm of a white donor in September 2011, but the Midwest Sperm Bank sent her the wrong vials. The sperm bank did apologize for the mix up and refunded her […]

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    4 U.S. Marines reunite and recreate photo 50 years later

    PALM COAST, Flor. — Four friends who fought in Vietnam together have finally reunited decades later. According to Naples Daily News, the men were stationed together at Camp Pendleton, outside San Diego, and took this picture during a trip to the beach in the summer of 1966. They were about 20-years-old at the time. Bob Falk, 71, Dennis Puleo, 69, Tom Hanks, 69, and Bob DeVenezia, 70, hadn’t seen each other again since– until last weekend. That’s when the four U.S. Marine veterans reunited in Florida […]

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    Ravinia 2016 tickets on sale after credit card processing glitch resolved

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — Tickets to Ravinia’s 2016 season went on sale today at 5 a.m., but there was a problem with the company processing the credit card purchases nationwide. The problem has now been resolved. A Ravinia representative tells WGN the problems with the national credit card processing firm “Authorize.net” have been resolved, and transactions are coming in at thousands per second. So far, the only show that is completely sold out is Paul Simon – but that is […]

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    Rally held in support of ousted North Side principal

    CHICAGO — Parents at Blaine Elementary School on the city’s North Side are rallying in support of an ousted principal. They began protesting with a sit-injust after 5 a.m. at the school located at 1420 W. Grace Street in the Lakeview community. Parents are upset over the removal of the school’s popular and outspoken Principal Troy Lareviere. He was removed from the school last week, during spring break. Today is the first day back since the move, and parents organized the […]

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    Man fatally shot attending brother’s memorial in West Englewood

    CHICAGO — Two people were killed and three others were injured in a mass shooting on the South Side Sunday night. Police say a group of people were standing on a front porch of a home in the 2000 block of West 68th Place in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood. Around 11:10 p.m., a car pulled up and someone got out and fired several shots at the group. Two men were pronounced dead on the scene: A 37-year-old man who […]

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