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  • Ice cream eating world record set at Indiana State Fair

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A woman set a new world record in the ice cream eating competition at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday. Miki Sudo of Las Vegas ate 16 pints of ice cream in 6 minutes to set the new record. Sudo won $2,000 for winning the Prairie Farms World Ice Cream Eating Championship. Sudo’s no stranger to the world of competitive eating.  She’s a top ranked competitor. Last month she won the women’s division of the 4th of […]

  • Alderman proposes letting people break into cars to save pets

    CHICAGO – Northwest side Aldermen Gilbert Villegas introduced an ordinance Wednesday that would let people legally break into cars, to save a pet suffering from extreme heat or cold. The ordinance would allow any person, animal control worker, or law enforcement officer to use any “reasonable method” to rescue a pet believed to have been left in a car for a prolonged period of time. According to the ordinance any “reasonable method” includes breaking a window to get into the car. […]

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    Navy Pier celebrates 101 years

    Chicago, IL – – Saturday Navy Pier celebrates its 101 first birthday. A full day of free concerts and performances are planned at the new Polk Bros Park Performance lawns. A special opening ceremony at the Lake Stage kicks off the birthday party with Native American drumming and dancing by Seven Springs, and a  procession by Native Veterans and local community youth dancers.  Cultural programming also includes an African drum performance by Oyotunji followed by an Asian drum and lion […]

  • Multiple car crash after Lawndale shooting

    Chicago, Il – Several cars crashed, including two squad cars in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood after a shooting Saturday night. At 9:36 p.m. Saturday three men ages 18, 22 and 25 were driving west on 4200 block of West Roosevelt Road when someone pulled up next to them, and opened fire. All three men were hit by bullets.  One of them is in critical condition. After the shooting the wounded men tried to get away, but crashed into several cars near Roosevelt Road and […]

  • Man dies after jumping in Chicago River

    Chicago, Il – – A 24-year-old man died after jumping in the Chicago River early Saturday morning. Police responded to a call of a person in the water near  Wabash Avenue at around 2 a.m. The Marine Unit pulled the man out and tried to revive him. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

  • 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 […]