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  • Chicago Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest for domestic violence

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)– Chicago Bears have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald. Police say McDonald assaulted a woman who was holding a baby and was arrested for domestic violence in Northern California. Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke reports that McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and child endangerment. It was not immediately known if the woman or the baby were injured. “We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were […]

  • WGN’s can’t-miss interview with Hawk Harrelson

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    Fighter jets escort Air France flight to NY after chemical weapons threat

    NEW YORK — Federal authorities scrambled fighter jets to escort an Air France flight from Paris to JFK international airport in New York after an anonymous threat. Police in Maryland received a call this morning about a “chemical weapons threat” on the flight. The Airbus A-330 plane landed in a secure area to be searched. So far nothing has been found.

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    Optometrist claims to invent lens 3x better than 20-20 vision

    BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — An optometrist from British Columbia claims he’s invented the ultimate corrective lenses. Dr. Garth Webb’s device is called the Ocumetic’s bionic lens. He claims it allows you to see three times better than 20-20 vision without wearing contacts or glasses at all. According to Ocumetic’s website, the lens looks like a small button. It’s implanted in the eye during an 8-minute, painless procedure, similar to cataract surgery. It’s folded like a taco and placed in the […]

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    How to fly for free

    CHICAGO — Author Scott Keyes joined WGN Monday morning to give traveling tips, and offer advice on how to fly for free. Keyes is the author of “How To Fly Free: Practical Tips The Airlines Don’t Want You To Know.” Watch his entire interview in the video above.

  • Viewers send in photos of family veterans

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    More than $20K taken from restaurant in overnight burglary

    CHICAGO — At least $20,00 was taken from a Chicago restaurant overnight, a police source told WGN Monday. The burglary occurred on the 3700 block of S. Archer between 2-5 a.m, according to police. An unknown offender or offenders made entry through rear door, damaged  property inside and took currency, police said.  

  • Jeralean Talley turned 116 on Saturday in Inkster, Mich.

    World’s oldest person turns 116

    INKSTER, Mich. — The oldest person in the world celebrated her 116th birthday this weekend. Jeralean Talley turned 116 on Saturday in Inkster, Mich. The great-great grandmother was born in 1899. She earned the tile of world’s oldest living person in April when then record-holder Gertrude Weaver died at the age of 116 in Arkansas.

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    Tornado spotted in Rock Island County

    ILLINOIS CITY, Ill. — Some of the stormy weather in Illinois included at least one tornado. The tornado was spotted in Rock Island County. No injuries or damage were reported. The area could have strong storms throughout the week.

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    Flash floods, tornado slam parts of Texas, Oklahoma

    IRVING, Texas — Record rainfall has slammed parts of Texas and Oklahoma, leaving three people dead. The storms spurred violent flash floods and tornadoes. The storms forced at least 1,000 people to evacuate and swept away hundreds of homes. In the Houston area, a tornado also touched down, injuring two people. Rescue workers in parts of Oklahoma and Texas were called in, making dozens of high-water rescues after flash floods took motorists by surprise. An F1 tornado ripped through Irving, […]

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