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  • Donald Trump addresses City Club of Chicago

    CHICAGO — Presidential candidate Donald Trump is bringing his message to Chicago. He is speaking to an audience of about 300 people at the City Club for a sold out event. Outside, dozens of people protested peacefully to let him know they did not appreciate his comments on Mexican immigrants, and they want him to stop using hate speech as he makes his run for President. Earlier today, Trump met with the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board.  When Trump took questions he […]

  • More rain raises flooding concerns in Kankakee

    KANKAKEE, Ill. — More rain is causing concern for residents in Kankakee. The river there is at flood stage, and can’t take much more. Riverfront homes and businesses have had sandbags in place since Monday, when the river swelled. It receded Wednesday night. But that relief is expected to be short lived. This week’s Kankakee River fishing derby has been postponed because of flooding.

  • Botanic Backyard: Bringing houseplants outside

    Paul and Tom discuss the benefits of letting house plants sit outside for the summer.

  • Coal City counting on good weather to continue tornado clean-up

    COAL CITY, Ill. — Day three of tornado cleanup is well underway in Coal City. Everyone is relieved last night’s storm didn’t cause any more flooding or wind damage. There are tree branches to remove, power lines to reconnect, temporary shelter to arrange and emergency provisions to distribute as storm victims weather the next few weeks. A Methodist church acts as a distribution center for food and personal items. A tornado help center is coordinating all of the emergency resources, […]

  • Terry Savage talks Obamacare, answers questions

    Financial expert Terry Savage sat down with the Morning News Crew to talk about the Supreme Court’s recent Obamacare decision and answers viewer questions.

  • Watch Marcus play with this summer’s coolest toys

    Marcus Leshock met up with full-time mom Meredith Sinclair to talk about (and try out) some of the most popular toys of the summer. Firetek Rocket from Zing: $19.99/8+ The Firetek Rocket is launching into orbit as the newest addition to Zing’s Firetek line with lights and sounds, ready for outdoor day or night fun! Turn the light switch on the rocket to power up the action, Then, attach the Firetek light-up rocket to the launcher, pull the tab, and […]

  • Paul explains disgusted reaction to frozen pops during segment

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    2015 the year of gender-neutral baby names

    2015 is being dubbed the year of the gender neutral baby name. The website BabyCenter.com documents trends in baby names. They say, so far this year there have been a lot of unisex names. While traditional names are still common, gender neutral names are rising in popularity. Among the biggest movers and shakers are: Amari (+56% for girls, +22% for boys) Karter (+130% for girls, +17% for boys) Phoenix (+6% for girls, +32% for boys) Quinn (+26% for girls, +8% […]

  • Fireworks at Navy Pier - July 4, 2014 (Photo credit: David Harpe/WGN News)

    Chicago area fireworks finder for Fourth of July 2015

    CHICAGO — Trying to make plans for the Fourth of July? Check out our interactive map or the detailed listing below for fireworks displays across the Chicago area. If we’re missing your town’s fireworks display, fill out the form below at the bottom of this page and we’ll add it to our list. Algonquin Algonquin Founders Day Algonquin Lakes Park 1401 Compton Dr. July 26 at 9:00pm Antioch Antioch July 4th Celebration Williams Park 874 Main Street July 4 at Dusk […]

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    First photo of Taye Diggs in ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

    Taye Diggs is the latest actor to take the lead role in one of Broadway’s hottest shows. It’s the star’s first return to Broadway in over a decade. He’ll star as the transgendered rocker in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The first glam photo of Diggs was released on Wednesday. "Hedwig is the role of a lifetime" – @TayeDiggs First look via @people http://t.co/652RDGccUu pic.twitter.com/WFf2TBvdwp — Hedwig on Broadway (@HedwigOnBway) June 24, 2015 Diggs is the sixth actor to take […]

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