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    Mega Millions jackpot grows to $382 million

    The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $382 million after Tuesday night’s drawing produced no winner. The next drawing is Friday, August 11. It’ll be the sixth biggest jackpot in the 15-year history of the game. Four tickets in Tuesday night’s drawing matched the five white balls and are worth a million dollars each. By the way, tonight’s Powerball jackpot is more than $300 million.

  • Paris soldiers hit by vehicle outside barracks; police hunt for driver

    Police in Paris are searching for a BMW car and its driver who rammed into a group of soldiers outside a barracks in a suburb northwest of Paris on Wednesday morning. France’s counter-terror unit is investigating the attack, which left six soldiers injured, three seriously, according to Paris police. The soldiers’ injuries are not life threatening. The attack happened at the Place de Verdun in Levallois-Perret around 8:00 a.m. local time. Levallois-Perret, a quiet and affluent neighborhood, is home to […]

  • Suit: Walgreens wrongfully taxed unsweetened beverages

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A man from Schaumburg is suing Walgreens over the Cook County beverage tax. He says the store wrongly taxed him on unsweetened sparkling water. Last week, Walgreens said it “inadvertently coded” some products but was working to fix it. The man argues even after Walgreens knew of the issue, it still happened and no steps were taken to warn him when he was checking out. He wants to turn the case into a class action.

  • Teachers ride free on South Shore line this week

    CHICAGO — A commuter rail line wants to honor teachers. The South Shore line is offering free rides to educators in northwest Indiana, South Bend and Chicago, starting today through August 13th. From 8/7-8/13, educators can ride the SSL for FREE on off-peak weekday & all weekend trains w/valid school ID. — South Shore Line (@southshoreline) July 24, 2017 The offer is good on all off-peak and weekend trains. Off-peak trains are weekday trains arriving at Millennium Station after 9:30am […]

  • Group of restaurant owners, retailers demand repeal of Cook County beverage tax

    CHICAGO –One day after Cook County’s tax on sweetened beverages went into effect, a group of retailers, restaurants and chambers of commerce called for its swift repeal Thursday morning. The group voiced its opposition in front of a Tony’s Finer Foods supermarket in Niles and included the supermarket’s district manager, representatives from the Rogers Park and Niles Chambers of Commerce, and the Illinois Food Retailers Association. In a news release issued by the members of the group, they maintain “the impact […]

  • Cubs game against Diamondbacks underway after rain delay

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs against the Arizona Diamondbacks game scheduled Thursday afternoon began around 3:50 p.m. after a rain delay pushed back its start time. Severe weather moving through the Chicago area caused strong storms and thunderstorms in some parts, and the game was delayed for over an hour, started, and then had to go into rain delay again. Estimated resume time: 3:50 p.m. CDT. #CubsWeather — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 3, 2017 The game is on Comcast […]

  • Man charged in Mount Prospect home break-in captured on video

    MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. — Police in Mount Prospect have charged a man in a home break-in that was captured on security video. Scott Weissert, 55, of Arlington Heights is charged with one count of residential burglary. Weissart was captured on the home’s surveillance camera kicking in the door on July 23. A 16-year-old girl upstairs heard the commotion, locked herself in a bedroom and hid. When the man ran up the stairs and tried to open the bedroom door, the […]

  • Here’s how to get ‘BOGO’ macchiatos at Starbucks

    Who wants FREE Starbucks macchiatos? We do! The coffee chain is running a BOGO (buy one get one free) event called “Meet for Macchiatos” that runs for five days at participating stores. Yay for more coffee dates! 🤗 Buy one macchiato, get one free. 8/3-8/7, 2-5 PM. U.S. only. #MeetForMacchiatos — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) August 3, 2017 So from Thursday, August 3 through Monday, August 7 from 2-5 p.m., buy any size Macchiato, hot or iced, and get one free. […]

  • 45 firefighters battle huge blaze at neighboring homes in Naperville

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Investigators are looking into what caused a fire that destroyed a home in Naperville. The fire started around 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of Springhill Circle. Witnesses say there was an explosion in the attached garage, and then the flames quickly spread to the house and a neighboring one. Forty-five firefighters and 19 vehicles from 10 suburbs were called in to battle the flames, according to the Chicago Tribune. No one was injured in either […]

  • Body found inside burning car in Palos Hills

    PALOS HILLS, Ill. — A body was found inside a burning car in Palos Hills. A passerby saw the fire Monday morning in a grassy area at 108th and Roberts Road. Police and fire crews arrived to find the 4-door sedan still smoldering. It is unknown if the person died before the fire started. The medical examiner’s office has yet to identify the body or determine a cause of death. This is a developing story. Check back for details.