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    Mother Nature put on an amazing show Saturday night

  • Truck driver faces charges, in I-55 multi-vehicle accident

    CHICAGO — The truck driver behind the wheel of a semi-trailer that crashed into vehicles on I-55 early Friday morning is facing charges today.  Mark Tipton, 52 of Crossville, Tennessee admitted he had fallen asleep before the crash and did not attempt to stop, according to Illinois State Police.  Five people were transported to local hospitals for treatment with non-life threatening injuries.  An additional nine people were treated on the scene for their injuries and released.  The Cook County State’s […]

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    Three charged in Lawndale fatal shooting

    Three male juveniles were arrested in connection for the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Kimon De’Shon Wheeler on June 17th. The juveniles approached Wheeler, who was with a group of youths on the 4100 block of west Cullerton and attempted to rob him.  When Wheeler turned to run he was shot in the back by the alleged offenders, according to Chicago police. All three juveniles were charged with first degree murder, attempted armed-robbery, and discharge of a firearm/bodily harm. The offenders […]

  • 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.  

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