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    2 firefighters injured in massive fire in Chicago’s Little Village

    CHICAGO — Two firefighters were injured in a massive fire on the city’s West Side. The fire started around 3 a.m. today in an industrial area in the 2500 block of South Rockwell Street in Little Village.  210 firefighters were on the scene trying to put out the blaze. Fire officials say it started inside a wood pallet company, then spread to a muffler business next door.  It quickly accelerated because of combustible materials inside. One firefighter suffered a shoulder […]

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    Virginia police officer blows students away with Beyonce routine

    STAFFORD, Va. — A video of a sheriff’s deputy has become an internet sensation for all the right reasons. Deuntay Diggs is a lieutenant with the Stafford County Sheriff’s office in Virginia, and a video of him is going viral. In a video posted to Twitter, Diggs can be seen performing at a high school pep rally with the dance team, and surprised the students with his rendition of Beyoncé’s “Formation” routine. @NSHSWolverines @nshs_2017 #PepRally #SENIORS2017 — Lino Romo Reyes (@imxlino) […]

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    Cubs return home to Wrigley Field ahead of Game 6 against Dodgers

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs returned back home to Wrigley Field after their Game 5 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The North Side team’s buses rolled into Wrigley just before 6:30 a.m. Friday and the players, along with their families, unloaded and headed straight to their vehicles. The Cubs grabbed a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship Series and will have two chances to wrap up that elusive pennant back home at Wrigley Field. The first chance comes Saturday […]

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    2 years after Laquan McDonald’s death, calls for reform continue

    CHICAGO — Dozens gathered at Chicago police headquarters Thursday night to remember Laquan McDonald. It was two years ago that 17-year-old McDonald was fatally shot by Officer Jason Van Dyke. Those 16 shots captured on police dashcam video released last November touched a nerve and sparked outrage in Chicago and across the country. The video was held for over year, and its delayed release raised questions about how the city handled the case. The fallout cost Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy […]

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    Police search for shooting suspect in Alsip; Dist. 126 classes cancelled today

    ALSIP, Ill. — A police chase that started in Chicago ended up with officers coming under fire in Alsip. The incident started around 2:40 a.m. Thursday at 118th and Lowe in Chicago, when officers heard gun shots from at least two different guns. Police responded on foot and saw a person firing shots at a group of people from a vehicle. They identified themselves as police when people in the vehicle began to fire at them. One officer took out his […]

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    Tim Allen on ‘Home Improvement’ character, ‘Toy Story’ success & ‘Toy Story 4’?

    Tim Allen is currently starring in his hit sitcom “Last Man Standing.” He’s also known for his award-winning role as Tim “The Toolman Taylor” in Home Improvement and “Buzz Light Year” in the Disney classic Toy Story. Allen joined WGN Morning News today for an interview. Watch his interview in the video player above

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    Clinton delegate, Trump diversity outreach vice chair go head to head with post debate comments

    Clinton delegate Rev. Ira Acree of Greater St. John Bible Church joined us alongside Chicago area attorney and Vice Chair of the Trump Campaign’s Diversity Outreach Brunell Donald Kyei to discuss the final presidential debate.

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    Poynter chief media writer discuses candiates final presidential debate performance

    Jim Warren, a media writer for Poynter Institute and political columnist for U.S. News and World Report, joined WGN Morning News today to discuss his thoughts on the final presidential debate.    

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    WGN hosts 5-day broadcast camp for kids from Breakthrough Ministries

    CHICAGO — An organization in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood is striving to create fun and positive learning opportunities for Chicago Public School students. WGN Reporter Cortney Hall  teamed up with Breakthrough Ministries for a five-day, hands-on broadcasting camp. For more information, go to: Watch video news packages the broadcasting students put together themselves below:        

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    Strike averted for UNO Charter schools; classes in session Wednesday

    CHICAGO — Teachers at one of Chicago’s largest charter school networks reached a deal around 3 a.m. on Wednesday to avert a strike. The 16 UNO Network Charter schools will be in session on Wednesday after a tentative agreement was reached. The charter teachers’ union and UNO Charter school system had a midnight deadline. This would have been the first strike against a charter school system in U.S. history. The issues between the charter teachers and the Charter School Network […]