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    Sesame Street’s Maria, Sonia Manzano, retiring after 44 years

    After 44-years, Sesame Street’s Maria is retiring. Actress Sonia Manzano first joined the cast of the PBS show in 1971. She has won 15 Emmys for her writing on Sesame Street. Manzano is keeping busy in retirement. She has a new book, “Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx.” She’s also popular on social media, thanking fans of all ages for their support. 'Sesame Street's' Maria (@SoniaMManzano) is departing after more than 40 years: http://t.co/g94AlFZZFl pic.twitter.com/mzIT8NbZGa — Entertainment […]

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    10-year-old boy hit by SUV on basketball court at South Shore park

    CHICAGO — A 10-year-old boy is out of surgery this morning after he was hit by an SUV in a South Shore neighborhood park. The boy was playing basketball in Rosenblum Park at 75th and Jeffery at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when the vehicle jumped a curb. Police say an 18-year-old man drove onto the court after getting into an argument with at least one other person at the park. He is being questioned by police. The boy’s mother says […]

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    Watch Carbondale mom, 6-year-old daughter dance to ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’

    CARBONDALE, Ill. — A video of a pregnant woman and her 6-year-old daughter dancing in their living room has gone viral. Nikki Taylor, of Carbondale, Illinois, posted the video to her Facebook page on Friday, June 26. The video begins with an introduction from her adorable daughter, Jaylyn. That’s when we learn that Nikki is eight months pregnant. The dancing duo then proceeds to get down to the popular hip-hop song, ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae/Nae).’ According to BuzzFeed, Nikki originally filmed […]

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    CTA says Yellow Line repairs more complicated than thought

    SKOKIE, Ill. — Bad news for people who use the Yellow Line. The CTA told the Chicago Tribune the repairs are more complicated than they thought. Service will remain suspended until October, as crews repair waste water treatment lines that were damaged when the tracks collapsed six weeks ago. Word today that the Yellow Line will still be shut down as they work to restore track service. pic.twitter.com/KhFTMncOED — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) July 1, 2015 Crews are working six-days a […]

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    Chicago’s incremental minimum wage increase takes effect

    CHICAGO (AP) —Minimum wage earners in Chicago will see a $1.75 hourly bump. A city law raising the minimum wage to $13 by 2019 in increments will take effect Wednesday. The first increase will be from $8.25 to $10 an hour. After that it’ll go up by 50 cents in 2016 and 2017, then by $1 in July 2018 and 2019. City officials estimate the move impacts about 200,000 workers. Illinois’ rate is already $1 higher than the national rate […]

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    16-year-old girl killed in Hammond’s second homicide in 24 hours

    HAMMOND, Ind.– A 16-year-old girl was shot and killed in Hammond Monday night. It was the second homicide on the same block in less than 24 hours. Lauren Calvillo was shot near her home on the 5500 block of Beall Avenue.  She was killed and a young man was critically wounded when neighbors say two dozen or more shots were fired. Neighbors tell WGN that the girl was trying to move children to safety when she was shot. A man […]

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    Catholic priest claims 2 men spat on him at gay pride parade

    NEW YORK — Father Jonathan Morris, a Catholic priest, author and political analyst for Fox News, claims he was spat on at New York City’s gay pride parade. After the incident, Morris posted on his Facebook page: “Walking down Broadway and 22nd St just now, I ran into gay marriage parade. Two men walked by and spat on me. Oh well … I deserve worse.” Shortly after, Morris wrote a follow up post: “The two men who spat on me are probably […]

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    7-Eleven launches new Sour Patch Kids Slurpee flavor

    Convenience store 7-Eleven has teamed up with Mondelēz International’s Sour Patch Kids to create a Sour Patch Watermelon Slurpee. The flavor was inspired by social media and will be available in participating 7-Eleven stores starting July 1. “New social listening tools give us the ability to interact directly with customers, learn what they want and quickly experiment with products and flavors they love. Our customers were already buying SOUR PATCH Kids with their Slurpee drinks, and drinking Slurpee through sour […]

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    Woman with viral post-baby body pic on positive self image

    Singer and musician Kimberly Henderson first gained internet popularity for a video of her singing Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” as a lullaby to her daughter. Now, the single mother of four is gaining fame for an image of her post baby body. Henderson spoke on the phone with the WGN Morning News crew about her positive body image and the response she has gotten from mothers everywhere.

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