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    Pope stirs debate after saying dogs can go to heaven

    A story that may warm your heart.  When it comes to an afterlife for pets, the Pope is now weighing in. In his weekly address, the head of the Catholic Church said  some dogs  go to heaven.  He didn’t stop there.  Pope Francis said all of God’s creatures can make it through the Pearly Gates. “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ,” said Pope Francis.  “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” he […]

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    Police search for possibly suicidal Libertyville Army veteran

    There’s a search for a missing Army veteran who police say could be suicidal. 30-year-old Daniel Nerstrom was last seen on December 1. Police say he could be armed with a handgun because one of his weapons is missing from his home in Libertyville. Police plan to send officers and volunteers to search a wooded area on Thursday. Friends say Nerstrom was retired from the Army in 2009 because of a back injury and brain trauma. They say he suffers […]

  • USPS responds to Santa letters from children in need

    We spotted several of Santa’s unofficial helpers at the Main Post Office in Chicago. The would be elves are actually generous shoppers and USPS employees who want to help children and families have a better Christmas. They are picking letters to Santa from children and families in need. “We want to adopt a family or group so we can provide something special to the family for the season,” said Marsha Holmes, who was planning on picking out a letter. Some […]

  • GENERIC CRIME SCENE

    Chicago crime stats show shootings up, murders down

    New Chicago crime statistics show murders are down three percent this year through November. However, total shootings are up 10 percent from last year  and the number of victims is up 13 percent. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says  the city is on pace to have the fewest killings since 1965. He says officers’ use of social media and community policing helped the department get a higher rate of “clearance.” He said solved cases are at a nine year high. […]

  • KristinPagano

    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.

  • Ring

    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 […]

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