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  • Oklahoma students develop speech device for ALS patients

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — A man who had been silenced by the disease, ALS has been given a voice again with the help of some students in Oklahoma Carl Phelps was a college basketball player, a referee and a superintendent, but he lost his voice two years ago, after he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease. There are tools on the market that could speak for him, but at $20,000 they were too expensive. Then he found a group of business […]

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    Attorney asks federal court to end Jesse Jackson Jr.’s supervised release early

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.’s lawyer has asked a judge to end his supervised release early. Jackson was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items. He was released from prison in 2015 and has been on house detention in Washington D.C. Jackson’s attorney, John Colette, submitted a court filing Friday asking for his supervised release to end early. Jackson has completed about 18 months of supervised released, […]

  • FBI adds man with ties to Illinois to 10 ‘Most Wanted’ list

    CHICAGO — The FBI is asking the public to help find a fugitive wanted in a double homicide who has ties to Illinois. Terry A.D. Strickland was added to the FBI’s top ten most wanted list after he allegedly shot two people to death in Wisconsin, July 17th. Strickland, 24,  was with a group of men in front of a Milwaukee home when an argument began.  The FBI says Strickland went inside the home and returned with a gun. He opened fire, killing […]

  • Deadlines loom for shipping holiday packages

    CHICAGO — The clock is ticking for people who want gifts to get to their destinations on time for Christmas this Sunday. A UPS store at 301 W. Grande Ave., in the River North neighborhood was busy Wednesday, with people shipping their holiday packages. One customer said he meant to send them earlier, but time  just got away from him, “I don’t know, stuff to do at home, vacations, trips stuff like that,” said Ronny Rodriguez. The owner of the […]

  • Surrogate mom gives birth to own grandson

    CHICO, Calif. – – A woman in California gave her daughter a gift to top all gifts. Megan Barker volunteered to be her daughters surrogate and gave birth to her daughters son and her own grandson. “This was the biggest gift anybody can receive is becoming a mom and to have my mom give that gift, it’s unexplainable,” said Barker’s daughter, Maddie Coleman. Coleman couldn’t deliver a baby because her ovaries were at risk for tumors.  She explored surrogacy but at […]

  • Pennsylvania mayor pushed to resign after racist Facebook posts

    WEST YORK, Penn. — There are calls to remove the mayor of small Pennsylvania borough over racist pictures posted by West York Mayor Charles Wasko, CNN reports. The posts were discovered over the summer and include images aimed at the first family.  One post discovered in June shows a picture of a Monkey saying it’s a picture of Michelle Obama and a wagon of orangutans captioned “moving day at the White House.”   Other offensive posts include calling President Obama and Hillary Clinton […]

  • City to buy 600 new squad cars made in Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants  to buy 600 more squad cars for the Chicago Police Department. The announcement comes on the heels of  Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson’s  announcement last week to increase the force by almost 1,000 new officers. The CPD fleet is made up of mostly Ford sedans and SUV’s.  Department officials haven’t yet determined which mix of models they will need.  Chicago’s Police SUV’s are made at the Ford assembly plant on South Torrence Avenue. The Chicago Sun Times is reporting […]

  • RAW: Derrick Rose on injury, recovery: ‘I’ll be back’

    Derrick Rose says he doesn’t understand word consent: rape accuser’s lawyer

    CHICAGO — The woman suing former Bulls star Derrick Rose for sexual assault, and her lawyers,  gave a telephone interview to the media about the case. The accuser, only identified as “Jane Doe” in court documents did not reveal her identity to reporters. According to USA Today, Jane Doe talked to reporters about the alleged rape for over an hour. The woman has accused Rose and two of his friends of raping her on Aug. 27, 2013 at her Los Angeles apartment. She says […]