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  • Gymnastic living legend Nastia Liukin talks gold medals and Dancing with the Stars

      A living legend of gymnastics, Nastia Liukin dominated the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.  Nastia became the third American woman to win the Olympic all-around title. Nastia is in town to promote the 2017 U.S. Classic. Saturday, July 29, at the Sears Centre. www.searscentre.com  

  • ‘There is a level of sophistication there that’s not a simple as it sounds’: Terrorism analyst Tom Mockaitis

    CHICAGO — The latest terrorism attack that left 22 dead at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester has people questioning their safety in public spaces. Terrorism analyst and DePaul University History professor Tom Mockaitis joined WGN News to discuss potential patterns in terrorism attacks and how mass shootings are planned.

  • ‘Heaven on Seven’ stars Damon Williams and B Cole talk movies and love of Chicago

    ‘Heaven On Seven’ Red carpet premiere Tonight, 7pm 3175 n. Broadway street Chicago eventbrite.com  

  • 4 million dollar mistake by NASA

      CHICAGO – It was one of the biggest moments in history  The Apollo 11 mission of 1969 brought man to the moon. There were a few things that came back with the astronauts.  While there, Neil Armstrong collected some moon dust and placed it in this bag. Turns out NASA forgot about the bag over time and accidentally auctioned it off with other space stuff for a little less than a thousand dollars. Nancy Lee Carlson is the Chicago […]

  • Around Town visits Tommy Gun’s Garage

    Welcome to Tommy Gun’s Garage dinner theater and chicago’s roaring twenties Not long after the turn of the century, in a decade known as the Roaring Twenties, the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages was outlawed and strictly prohibited. Nevertheless, men like Alphonse Capone and his mafia family, refused to adhere to the law, opening illegal speakeasies across the city of Chicago, offering alcohol, gambling and hotbox entertainment. Tommy Gun’s Garage is an Audience Interactive Speakeasy that offers a musical […]

  • ‘Watch your hands Wink’ – Our very own Wink Winkle tries out some magic

    ‘Watch your hands Wink’ – Our very own Wink Winkle tries out some magic

  • Chicago Police officer run down by stolen car

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was run down by the driver of a stolen SUV. It happened just before midnight at Odgen and Trumbull.  The officer was approaching the vehicle on foot when the driver hit the gas and knocked him down. The SUV then crashed into a fence, and all of the occupants jumped out and ran. Police arrested two of them. The officer wasn’t seriously hurt in the incident.

  • Police warn Jefferson Park residents of possible child luring

    CHICAGO — Police are warning residents in Jefferson Park of a possible case of child luring. A man in a four-door silver or gray Nissan sedan reportedly offered a 6-year-old girl candy and asked her to get in his vehicle. It happened yesterday evening in the 5400 block of north Neenah Avenue. The girl ran home and told her mother, who called police.

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau photobombed prom photo

    VANCOUVER – B.C. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau photobombed these students while jogging along a Vancouver Waterfront. The students were taking photos when Trudeau jogged past them. They asked the prime minister to then take a proper group photo.  

  • Cook County sheriff says half of county jail’s population should not be there

    CHICAGO — The Cook County Jail has about 7,500 prisoners.  Sheriff Tom Dart tells ’60 minutes,’ too many inmates are there for the wrong reason. Dart talked to 60 minutes about his efforts to reform the jail and his unconventional ways of running it. Dart says, many inmates at the jail are poor or mentally ill.  He is promoting a mental health program that gives them access to group therapy, doctor visits and medication. Dart says, breaking the cycle of […]