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    Woman allowed breaks during bar exam to pump breast milk

    A North Suburban woman who is expecting a baby is going to get extra time to pump breast milk while she takes the Illinois State Bar Exam. Kristin Pagano is planning to take the two day test in February.

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    Chicago gospel pianist Eddie Robinson dies at 81

    A well known Chicago Gospel pianist has passed away.  Edward “Eddie” Robinson played with Mahalia Jackson, touring the world for seventeen years. He played at the White House for five presidents. He also played with Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and Gladys Knight. Robinson was born in 1933. He was known as a natural musician, learning to play by ear at a young age. The Navy veteran performed with Willie Wilson, host of WGN-TV’s Sunday morning gospel show  ‘Singsation!’ A wake […]

  • Early snow, cold temps leads to warning for motorists

    The people who take care of the roads are moving into high gear earlier than usual. The low temperatures and slick surfaces this weekend are causing Illinois transportation officials and State Police launch the "Ice and Snow-Take it Slow" campaign.

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    Diamond ring found in Halloween bag returned to its owner

    A wedding ring that slipped off when a woman handed out candy on Halloween is now back with its owner. The Carlin family of Naperville found the diamond ring in their bags after trick or treating in a subdivision in Plainfield.  Then they realized what they had to do. David Carlin’s two daughters, ages 6 and 8 helped create flyers about the ring. They were going to post the flyers where they spent Halloween. Meanwhile, Jennifer Vasek of Plainfield, who […]

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    Apple Pay launches today with some stores taking a pass

    Apple Pay, the new one touch pay system, launches today. It  allows i-Phone 6 users to make purchases at some retailers and through apps. The system uses the phone’s fingerprint reader to link customers to their credit card accounts. But many retailers are not part of apple’s network, including the world’s largest retailer, Walmart. It’s working on its own system with other big merchants. Those retailers using the system include McDonald’s, Macy’s, Panera Bread, Subway, Walgreens and Whole Foods. Be […]

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    Suspect in McHenry deputies shootings held on $1M bond

    52-year-old Scott Peters is being held on $1 million bond after his arrest in Crystal Lake Thursday evening. Peters is charged with two counts of attempted murder and two count of aggravated battery with a firearm. He was taken into custody after a massive manhunt that lasted more than 15 hours. The incident began early Thursday morning when officers responded to a domestic dispute call in the 1300 block of West Northeast Shore Drive in Holiday Hills. Authorities say Peters […]

  • Chicago women’s shelter without heat due to overdue bill

    Planned sale for Englewood lots at $1

    The city is planning to sell large vacant lots in Englewood for as little as one dollar. There are about 4,000 lots owned by the city in the area. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants current owners and block clubs to buy some of the lots to extend their property and beautify the neighborhoods. Nonprofits like the West Englewood United Organization would be able to purchase land to expand its temporary housing for abused women. More on this story at DNAinfo.com.

  • Ebola

    Third American Ebola patient returns to U.S.

    Another American doctor infected with the Ebola virus has arrived back in the United States for treatment. Doctor Rick Sacra was flown from Africa and then taken by ambulance early Friday morning to the Nebraska medical center in Omaha. He was infected while treating maternity patients in Liberia. Doctor Sacra works for the same missionary group that employed the two other Americans who were infected, Doctor Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. Both of them were given the experimental drug called […]

  • Report: New iPhone 6 to be released earlier

    Apple recalls batteries for some iPhone 5 devices

    Apple is replacing some iPhone 5 batteries.  The company reports some iPhone 5 smartphones may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more often. Only iPhone 5 smartphones sold between September 2012 and January 2013 are eligible, and only those that fall within a certain range of serial numbers. Apple has set up a website for the battery replacements. You can find out if your device is eligible by inputting the serial number on the website.

  • Police investigate shooting near home rented by Chief Keef’s manager: sources

    Rapper Chief Keef misses court date; bench warrant arrest issued

    Rapper Chief Keef is in more trouble with the law. A Lake County judge ordered 50-thousand-dollar bench warrant after the rapper failed to appear at a pretrial hearing on DUI charges.

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