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    GoDaddy pulls lost puppy Super Bowl ad after uproar

    GoDaddy is pulling their Super Bowl ad after catching a lot of heat. The commercial, titled “Journey Home”, depicts a golden retriever puppy falling out of a truck and braving the elements to make it back home, only to find his owners have sold him online. It’s caused a social media uproar from animal rights activists who accused GoDaddy of supporting puppy mills. GoDaddy admits they’ve made a mistake and have pulled the commercial. A statement on the company’s website reads: […]

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    Watch high school teacher, students get down in ‘Uptown Funk’ dance video

    DALLAS – A video of a hip-shaking high school teacher and his students dancing to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” has gone viral. Scot Pankey, a theater director at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School, recruited students to be his backup dancers to create this incredibly choreographed dance video. Pankey decided this would be the students’ first project of the new year, according to the Dallas Morning News. The video was completed in a single take and […]

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    Man arrested after attack at Delnor Hospital in Geneva

    GENEVA, Ill. — A man has been arrested for an attack that caused a lockdown at a hospital in Geneva. Justin Patzer was taken into custody Tuesday night in Hammond, Indiana. Police say Patzer had a knife when he tried to choke a relative at Delnor Hospital Tuesday. The hospital and two nearby schools were placed on lockdown while police searched for him. He is now facing several felony charges and is scheduled to appear in court in Crown Point […]

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    Illinois State University student from Crystal Lake dies after hit-and-run

    NORMAL, Ill. — An Illinois State University student who was struck in a hit-and-run was taken off life-support Tuesday morning. Benjamin Allison, 20, of Crystal Lake, was hit in a crosswalk while walking to his dorm. Police in downstate Normal are holding a fellow student in the incident. Joshua Dunn reportedly told police, he had been drinking at a party on Friday night hours before the accident. Dunn has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death.

  • How to prepare ‘St. Louis Style Ribs’ for your Super Bowl party

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  • Auschwitz survivor says she was ‘lucky,’ shares unimaginable story

    Today marks 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. More than a million people were killed, most of them Jewish. Survivor Fritzie Fritzshall joined WGN Morning News to share her unimaginable story. Watch the interview in the video player above. For more info, go to: www.ilholocaustmuseum.org RELATED LINKS: Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin

  • Paul-Judas Priest look-a-like, Wink Winkle loses his ‘stache

  • Very creative snowman sculptures

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  • New interactive maps outline Chicago-area’s transportation woes

    CHICAGO — A new interactive transportation map is out for the Chicago area, but it’s more than just a tool for getting around. It is designed to light a fire under civic leaders to make improvements to the system. The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) has just launched a map showing how all forms of transit work in the six-county area. The interactive map shows everything from highway travel times and rail congestion to access to public transportation. The […]

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    Man fatally shoots himself outside front doors of News Corp building in NYC

    NEW YORK — A former employee of a Fox station in Texas has shot himself to death outside the front doors of the News Corp. building in midtown Manhattan. According to The Wall Street Journal, officials say 41-year-old Phillip Perea shot himself in the chest shortly before 9 a.m. Monday. He was rushed to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Moments before Perea shot himself, he had been handing out fliers criticizing his employer for ending his career. […]

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