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    Winter Storm Warning for additional accumulations of 3-8 inches across much of Chicago area

    CHICAGO — The Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow over the counties along and north of Interstate-80 in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana and Snow Advisory over Kankakee, Newton and Jasper Counties continues in effect until midnight tonight. As low pressure develops to our southwest and moves northeast, passing just to our west this evening, snow is expected to reintensify over our area this afternoon, gradually ending from the west later tonight. Snowfall so far has been in the 2 […]

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    17-year-old boy shot while sitting in SUV near UIC campus

    CHICAGO — A 17-year-old boy is hospitalized Friday morning after being shot in the chest while sitting in the back seat of a SUV. The shooting happened shortly after midnight at 18th and Union, near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, in the city’s University Village neighborhood. When the teen and others in the car heard gunshots, they drove about two miles from the scene to the 1800 block of South Calumet Avenue. That’s when the driver realized the teen had been […]

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    Winter Storm Watch issued for Chicago area beginning Saturday evening

    CHICAGO — A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the counties (shaded blue above) and will go into effect Saturday evening at 6 p.m. through late Sunday night. The anticipated extended period of snow across the Chicago area beginning Saturday afternoon and ending from the west early Monday could see a final range in snowfall in excess of 8-inches northern sections to 2 to 4-inches far south. As the center of low pressure develops in the central plains and […]

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    Mr. Fix It was solutions to keep driveway and side walks clear from snow

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    Chicago area braces for 2nd weekend of ‘shovelable’ snow

    CHICAGO — While still very much in developmental stage, indications are a good portion of the Chicago area may well be in line for a significant accumulating snow beginning Saturday afternoon into early Sunday and then a second surge later Sunday into Monday. A short wave aloft looks to trigger a center of low pressure moving out of the northern Rockies through Iowa across northern Illinois. The initial National Weather Service outlook graphic for projected snowfall from 6PM Saturday to […]

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    Cicero cancer survivor’s emotional pregnancy announcement to family

    CICERO, Ill. — A cancer survivor who was told she may never have children surprised her family with the gift of a lifetime. Cicero native Isabel Berrios was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in March of 2010. In 2011, her oncologist told her that she may never be able to have children. So last month, after a positive pregnancy test and getting confirmation from her doctor, she decided to share the amazing news with her family. On November 5, with her siblings and nieces present, Isabel surprised […]

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    Toddler sisters killed after radiator explosion in New York City

    NEW YORK — A burst radiator is being blamed for the deaths of two toddlers living in temporary housing for homeless people in New York. According to The New York Times, the sisters, 1-year-old Scylee Vayoh Ambrose and 2-year-old Ibanez Ambrose, were found severely burned and unconscious Wednesday when emergency workers arrived. The girls were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. The fire department says a preliminary investigation shows the radiator malfunctioned, possibly because of an exploding valve, causing […]

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    Man in custody after walking on ‘L’ tracks, CTA service resumes

    CHICAGO — A man is in custody after walking on CTA tracks for hours this morning causing a service shutdown for parts of the Green and Pink line services. Police got word around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday of a man walking along the elevated tracks above Lake Street near Morgan Street in the city’s West Town neighborhood. SWAT, including a negotiator, responded to the scene and tried to convince the man to come down. Around 7:30 a.m., the man jumped onto an […]

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    Artist creates realistic miniature models of your dogs

    Here’s a great gift idea, but you might have to hurry. An artist named Linda Facci is really good at needle felting. She has her own shop page on Etsy, named Facci’s Felted Friends, where she sells miniature, custom felt models of your pets. The Etsy page says she is still taking orders, but cannot guarantee holiday deliveries unless in New York City. So, maybe a good gift for Valentine’s Day?

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    Multi-vehicle crash causes huge delays on OB Jane Addams near Barrington Rd.

    A multi-vehicle crash on the Jane Addams near Barrington Rd. caused major delays Monday morning. The accident happened around 5:45 a.m. and involved two semis and eight cars on the outbound I-90. The driver of one semi suffered minor injuries. Three outbound lanes were closed for a couple hours following the crash with cleanup. DELAYS BUILDING: Ax OB Jane Addams near Higgins. Multiple vehicles involved 3 lanes blocked. Slow IB AND OB lanes. — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) December 5, 2016 Huge backups […]