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    U of C to build new emergency room

    CHICAGO — University of Chicago medicine is reviving plans to build a new emergency room to prepare for the opening of a trauma center. The university will submit plans for the new facilities as well as other proposed improvements to the medical center. Those improvements include more hospital beds and improvements to cancer and cardiovascular care units.

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    Lucas museum construction on hold

    CHICAGO — A lawsuit will go on, against plans to build the George Lucas museum along the lakefront. A federal judge Thursday refused to dismiss the lawsuit. The group “Friends of the pParks” says the museum site is held in the public trust and should be protected and preserved for the state’s residents. The project is on hold for now.

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    Rauner to unveil plan to add lanes to Stevenson Expressway

    CHICAGO — Governor Rauner will announce a plan later today to add new lanes on the Stevenson Expressway. The plan would add at least one express lane in each direction on the Stevenson between I-355 and the Dan Ryan. But you would have to pay a toll for the convenience. The governor’s proposal would be a partnership between the state and a private firm. If it’s approved — construction could start next year and be complete by 2019.

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    California school district considers condoms for middle schoolers

    CALIFORNIA — A school district in California is considering making condoms available to students as young as sixth grade. The San Francisco school board will vote on a proposal to provide condoms to middle schoolers. The school district says a recent survey revealed five-percent of middle school students say they have had sex. A similar program is in place at the high school level, and officials say it’s working well.

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    Man secretly proposes to girlfriend 148 times

    A man from Grimsby, England proposed to his girlfriend 148 times — and she never even knew it. Over the course of six months, Ray Smith discreetly held up a card reading “Will you marry me?” in selfies he took with his girlfriend, Claire Bramley, from July to December of last year. He claimed he never showed her the pictures because he wanted to document her pregnancy and have something to show the new baby. Finally on Christmas day, he played her […]

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    Police investigate fake website purporting to be for Wheaton mosque

    WHEATON, Ill. –A fake website that promotes violence using the name of the Islamic Center of Wheaton is under investigation. The site copies information from the Center’s program about teaching Muslim youths about Islam, Arabic, and memorizing the Quran. But, it tops the page with photos of children carrying ISIS flags and holding automatic weapons. The owners of the real website have contacted the FBI, and requested a full investigation. They have also asked Wheaton police to step up security […]

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    Chicago copes with dangerously cold temperatures

    CHICAGO — Chicagoans are feeling the full force of winter. Temperatures are the coldest we’ve seen this winter. Temperatures hit the single digits and wind chills dipped well below zero. RELATED: CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF CITY WARMING CENTERS For a little perspective– back in 1982, we had one of our coldest days ever on January 10, 1982, when the low temperatures was 26 below with a wind chill of negative 80.

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    Tonight’s Powerball jackpot jumps to $450 Million

    The Powerball jackpot is now up to $450-million for Wednesday night’s drawing. Multi-State Lottery Association officials on Tuesday increased the expected prize from $400 million because of fast sales for the largest lottery jackpot in nearly a year. The grand prize has been rolling over since November. The jackpot now is the sixth-largest ever in North America, and if there is no winner after Wednesday night’s drawing, the prize will keep climbing. The biggest jackpot was a $656 million Mega […]

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    Woman, son put on hold during 911 armed robbery call

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY – A woman and her son from Long Island, New York are speaking out after they were put on hold during a 911 emergency call. Maureen Breidenbach said she and her son were pulling into a bank parking lot when they saw some men wearing ski masks walk into the bank. She said they drove off and called 911 to report the situation, but no one answered the phone.  They got a recording instead, telling them their […]

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    Watch Atlanta teacher get down with students in viral dance video

    A man in Atlanta is being hailed by some as the teacher of the year for his creative style. Ron Clark is one of the most renowned educators in the country. He once appeared on Oprah, where he discussed the school he founded in Atlanta called the Ron Clark academy. This week, Clark posted this video of himself and a few of his students rocking out together. Within 14 hours of posting, the video had been viewed more than 1.5 […]

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