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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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    Emergency vehicles get stuck on side streets, too

    CHICAGO — The deep snow on the side streets is causing problems for police and emergency workers in Chicago. It wasn’t until late Monday morning that snow plows were released from the main streets to work on the smaller, side streets. Some police supervisors have told patrol officers to avoid traveling the side streets altogether. At times, the officers parked at intersections and walked to calls that were in the middle of blocks. And just like regular cars, ambulances also got […]

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    9 high school students injured in Aurora school bus crash

    Nine high school students are taken to the hospital after a school bus crash in suburban Aurora. It happened just after eight this morning a few yards away from Aurora West High School.

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    Chicago couple asks judges to drop indictments in Bali suitcase murder

    BALI, Indonesia — Lawyers for the Chicago couple accused in the so-called Bali suitcase murder claim the prosecution’s case is null and void because of errors. In court today, defense attorneys say prosecutors don’t have credible witnesses and made mistakes detailing where the murder took place. Tommy Schaefer is charged with premeditated murder. Heather Mack is charged with helping her boyfriend kill her mother, socialite Sheila Von Weise-Mack.  Her body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the resort island […]

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    DNA tracks down owners who don’t scoop their pet’s poop

    Raleigh, NC -- Doggie DNA is becoming very popular at an apartment complex in North Carolina. Managers at a building complex in Raleigh are trying to figure out which residents are not cleaning up after their dogs.

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    Joliet couple charged after 5-month-old, 1-year-old left alone in squalid motel room

    A Joliet couple is charged with endangering the life of a child after their two small children were found alone in dirty diapers in a squalid motel room on Thursday afternoon.

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    U.S. Border Patrol plans to hire more women

    The U.S. Border Patrol wants more women in its ranks.

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    Illinois misses deadline for medical marijuana licenses

    Illinois has missed a deadline for the medical marijuana business licenses. State officials had announced it would award licenses to grow and sell marijuana before the end of 2014. A state spokeswoman told the Chicago Sun-Times that no announcement would be made. The statement said the state is working hard to make sure it’s done right and is doing a comprehensive review of the cultivation centers whose owners are asking for licenses. There are only a limited number available. There’s […]


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