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  • Woman killed after Union Pacific train strikes, drags car in Melrose Park

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. — A woman was killed when a Union Pacific freight train hit and dragged a car near the Melrose Park Metra stop and police station. The accident happened just before 2 a.m. Friday at 19th Ave. and Main in Melrose Park. Firefighters say it appears the driver of the car went around the crossing gates before it was hit. The Union Pacific train hit the car, and dragged it four blocks to 15th and Railroad Ave. in […]

  • Mom says airline forced her to throw out breast milk

    MESA, AZ. — A mom from Arizona says she was forced to ditch her breast milk at the airport – after gate agents tried to charge her $150 to check it. The woman was flying American Airlines from Boston to Phoenix with her husband and son. They had purchased basic economy tickets, which limits passengers to one carry-on . There are exemptions to the limit which is supposed to include strollers, diaper bags, breast pumps and breast-milk containers. The woman […]

  • 3rd grader reports Friday morning’s forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Arden Gutierrez, 3rd grader, Hawthorne Scholastic Academy

  • Mr. Fix It with holiday gift ideas

  • NW Indiana restaurant closed after customer finds cocaine in order

    GRIFFITH, Ind. — A fast food restaurant in Northwest Indiana will remain closed, until police figure out how drugs wound up in a customer’s order. The Griffith Town Council voted to allow the business license suspension to stand for “Broad Street Gyros” — located at 105 N Broad St. A customer discovered cocaine in her take home order last month, and called police. She became suspicious when someone from the restaurant called and tried to get the bag back, even offering […]

  • Child sex offender on probation after playing Santa Claus at holiday party

    HUNTLEY, Ill. — A registered child sex offender has been put on probation after he dressed up as Santa Claus for a holiday party in Huntley. Taylor Blaul posed for pictures and met with kids at an animal shelter’s holiday party last year. He had been convicted in 2015 for sexually abusing a young boy. The shelter’s management reportedly knew about Blaul’s criminal past when they asked him to play santa. The shelter has not commented.

  • Mom charged after healthy son had 13 major surgeries

    DALLAS — A woman who records show took her 8-year-old son to Texas hospitals and pediatric centers more than 320 times has been arrested and charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports 34-year-old Kaylene Bowen-Wright remained in Dallas County jail Wednesday on $150,000 bond after her Dec. 6 arrest. Child Protective Services says her son Christopher was seen 323 times at hospitals and pediatric centers in Dallas and Houston and underwent 13 major […]

  • Steve Greenberg with the hottest gadget gift ideas

    Steve Greenberg, the author of ‘Gadget Nation,’ joins WGN Morning News to show us the hottest gadget gift ideas this holiday season. For a full list of the products, go to:  

  • Celebrities talk growing up Catholic in book ‘Genuflections’

    Author Robert Herguth on his book, “Genuflections: Famous Folks Talk About Growing Up Catholic ” For more information, go to:

  • Political analyst Paul Lisnek on results of Alabama election