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  • Harper College to offer 2 years of free tuition

    PALATINE, Ill. – College just got affordable for those seeking a two-year degree. Harper College in Palatine is offering two-year scholarships. The program begins in the Fall for all incoming Freshman entering from High School. The students must meet certain criteria to qualify for the two years of free tuition worth about seven thousand dollars under the “Promise Scholarship.” Throughout their high school career students cannot have more than 29 absences, they must maintain a ‘C’ average, and complete 50 […]

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    Man attempts to sexually assault boy at Rainbow Beach in South Shore

    Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a boy in the South Shore neighborhood.

  • Chicago Supt. McCarthy responds to ACLU report of city’s high stop-and-frisk rate

    CHICAGO — The ACLU of Illinois accuses Chicago police officers of racial profiling and an excessive use of its “stop and frisk” policy. WGN’s Patrick Elwood spoke to Kelvin Anderson who says he is turning his life around after a 2013 arrest and prison sentence. This year alone, he says, he has been stopped and frisked 4 times for no apparent reason. His story, according to American Civil Liberties Union Chicago attorneys, is part of a bigger pattern of police […]

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    Woman charged after 85 live dogs, dozens of dead animals found in Freeport house

    FREEPORT, Ill. — A shocking find in rural Freeport, Illinois. 85 active dogs and at least 65 dead dogs and cats were found inside a home littered with feces. A woman who rented the home is being held in Wisconsin and could be extradited to Illinois. Tina McKinnon faces charges of felony aggravated animal cruelty and misdemeanor cruel treatment to animals, according to the Journal-Standard newspaper. The animals were found Monday by the owner of the property. When he opened […]

  • Tiffany Two, World's Oldest At at Age 27

    Owner of world’s oldest cat celebrates her 27th birthday

    Here's a cat with more than nine lives. Meet Tiffany Two. Her owner, Sharron Voorhees of San Diego threw a party for her 27th birthday. She's the oldest living feline, but don't take our word for it. The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed it.

  • Early voting starts today for Illinois  primary elections

    Deadline to register for Chicago runoff election is Tuesday

    The deadline to register to vote during the Chicago runoff election is coming up quick. The mayor's race along with several Aldermanic contests are on the ballot.

  • Normal service resumes on CTA’s Yellow, Green and Pink Lines

    CHICAGO — Trains on the green, pink, and yellow CTA lines are back running after icy conditions halted them. Normal service on the Yellow, Green & Pink Lines is resuming after earlier delays after an earlier interruption of service. — cta (@cta) March 3, 2015 Some passengers had to be transferred to buses to get them to work and school. WGN’s Nancy Loo spoke with several passengers who were upset.  Some couldn’t understand why the weather was the cause of […]

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    Mayoral candidates last push before election

    CHICAGO – The last weekend before the mayoral election on Tuesday has the candidates making a final push for votes. Today, WGN’S Julian Crews reports on comments from Mayor Rahm Emanul, Alderman Bob Fioretti and Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. If you plan to cast your ballot early, you have until Saturday at 5 p.m. when the early polling places close.    

  • Seniors celebrate combined 1,000 years of marriage for Valentine’s Day

    CAROL STREAM, Ill. — Love is keeping them together this Valentine’s Day.  And a few couples from the Belmont Village Senior Living Community in Carol Stream are telling us how they are managing to be married so long. Seventeen couples are celebrating more than 1,000 years of marriage. And their years of marriage range from 48 to 67 years together.  WGN’s Julian Crews asked a few of the residents. “What’s your secret to a successful marriage?” “You have to have […]

  • West Side gas station owner questions why city shut down his pumps

    CHICAGO — It’s a mystery to the gas station owner — why did the city shut it down? Phillip Degeratto owns Mobile Gas Plus Filling Station on Pulaski and Washington. He said last Friday he was shut down by a task force of building inspectors, police officers and other authorities. “They can’t even tell me what the violations are,” said Degeratto. WGN’s Robert Jordan spoke to a representative from the building department who said there were 122 incidences over the […]


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