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    LIVE BLOG: Several CTA lines experiencing mechanical problems

    CHICAGO — A messy and icy morning commute is expected as snow, sleet and freezing rain hit the Chicago area. Just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, several CTA lines were experiencing mechanical problems. The lines affected include Pink, Yellow, Purple and Green. Weather updates: ChicagoWeatherCenter.com Travel updates: WGNtv.com/traffic Follow @ChicagoDrives on Twitter

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    Dad films school kids slipping on ice while laughing hysterically

    In honor of the icy conditions today, we take a look back at one of our favorite videos of a dad laughing at school kids as they slip on ice. Watch the hilarious video in the player above

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    Swastikas painted on South Side trash cans investigated

    CHICAGO — Several swastikas were found in a neighborhood on the South Side. Police say they were discovered just after 2:30 p.m. Monday near 104th and Oakley in the Beverly neighborhood. The swastikas were painted on some trash cans. At this point, it’s being investigated as property defacement.

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    IHOP offering free pancakes today for National Pancake Day

    CHICAGO — In honor of National Pancake Day, IHOP is giving away stacks of flapjacks to celebrate. The restaurant chain is asking customers to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, or other charities, in exchange for the free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. IHOP has raised nearly $16 million since it began giving away pancakes nine years ago. It hopes to raise $3.5 million this year for charities. To find a local IHOP restaurant or to donate online, visit: www.ihoppancakeday.com

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    Hillary Clinton only used personal email as secretary of state: report

    WASHINGTON — The New York Times reports e-mails by Hillary Clinton may have violated federal laws. The Times reports Clinton did not use a secure government e-mail account when she was secretary of state. She used her personal e-mail instead. But those e-mails are considered government records that are to be preserved, under the Federal Records Act. Clinton aides didn’t turn over her e-mails, until they were requested two months ago. They handed over 55,000 pages of e-mails. A spokesperson […]

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    Winter Weather Advisory issued until noon for Chicago area

    CHICAGO –A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon today as snow, sleet and freezing rain enter the Chicago area. Snow, potentially heavy at times into the early morning, with local 1 to 3” accumulations possible— less the farther south one travels. Precipitation shifts to sleet from southwest to northeast then to freezing rain which becomes more sporadic and is mixed with occasional light rain or sprinkles in the afternoon. Snowfall of as much as 1 to 3” possible […]

  • David Axelrod on White House: Greatest experience I’ve ever had – I’d never do it again

    He’s a veteran political consultant who helped orchestrate President Obama’s two election wins and he also served as a senior advisor to the president. David Axelrod lives in Chicago and is now the director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. He joined WGN Morning News for an interview.

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    Watch thief knock himself out after brick bounces off car window

    IRELAND — A would-be car thief was betrayed by his weapon of choice. The surveillance video is from Ireland. You see a man trying to use a rock to break the window of a parked Mercedes. It doesn’t work. Later, you see the same man return to the same car. This time he throws a brick, which then bounces off the car, and hits the man in the head. He’s knocked out on the road. Someone came to help him, […]

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    Dakota Johnson joins ‘ISIS’ in controversial SNL spoof

    “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend. A sketch she took part in struck a nerve with people. The sketch was a spoof of a Toyota commercial in which a father drops off his daughter so she can depart for military duty. Well, the SNL spoof showed Johnson being dropped off by her ‘dad’ to join ISIS. Many people on social media said the clip was done in poor taste. One SNL cast member […]

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