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    Police release dramatic video of baby being rescued from river

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — There’s now video of an amazing rescue in Utah, where a baby survived after car went off a bridge and landed upside-down in a river. An 18-month-old girl named Lily was unconscious but still alive, when rescue crews found her last Saturday. Someone called to report the crash 14 hours earlier, but it wasn’t until day light that a fisherman found the car with Lily still strapped in her car seat. Video from a police body […]

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    Emanuel would win runoff if election were today, poll says

    CHICAGO — A new Chicago Tribune poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel would win the runoff for Chicago mayor, if the election were held today. 51 percent of people polled said they would vote for Emanuel. 37 percent said they would support Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. 11 percent were undecided. Among just African-American voters, Emanuel still came out on top with 52 percent over Garcia’s 31-percent. 15 percent said they were undecided. Mayor Emanuel’s job approval rating among African-American voters has improved […]

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    Man who was fat-shamed getting epic dance party thanks to strangers, celebrities

    LOS ANGELES– A man who was criticized for being overweight when pictures of him dancing were blasted on the internet, is now getting international support – including from some celebrities. A woman in Los Angeles asked people on Twitter to help identify the man, so she and her friends could throw him a dance party where he could feel free to be himself. Anyone know this man or who posted this? There's a huge group of ladies in LA who […]

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    Attempted child luring community alert

    Chicago Police are looking for a man who tried to lure a girl into his car on the south side. It happened at 12:15 p.m. Saturday in the 7100 block of South Mozart Street, in the Marquette Park neighborhood. The girl ran away from the man, who was driving a dirty black Nissan Armada SUV. According to a Chicago Police community alert, the offender is described as a male black in his 60’s with short grey hair and medium completed. […]

  • Change your clocks, Daylight Saving Time about to begin

    Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead an hour. Daylight Saving Time officially starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, when you will lose an hour. But, it also comes with an extra hour of light in the evenings. The time change is not observed by Hawaii or most of Arizona. Daylight Saving Time ends in November.

  • Rauner names state patronage hires in move to eliminate them

    Governor Bruce Rauner is taking the advice of a court-appointed monitor, and has started identifying every union-covered patronage position in state government. Those are jobs where people were appointed, instead of going through a competitive application process. Rauner wants to fire all political hires, but can’t for those protected by unions. His office tells the Chicago Sun-Times, this is the first step to change that. Rauner is also working on legislation to prevent patronage hiring in the future.

  • Cardinal George to be released from hospital

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s retired Francis Cardinal George is expected to be released from the hospital Saturday. He’s been at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood since Sunday, undergoing tests to evaluate his condition. George was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2006, which has spread to his kidney and liver. He stopped an experimental treatment more than a month ago, because it wasn’t working. He plans to rest at home once he’s released. George stepped down as leader of Chicago’s more […]

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    Passenger killed after getting out of car on I-55

    Bolingbrook, Ill — A man was killed on the Stevenson Expressway after he got out of a car he was riding in, and was struck by another car. It happened just after 1 a.m. Saturday, in the northbound lanes of I-55 near Schmidt in Bolingbrook. Police do not know why the car pulled over, or why the 23-year-old victim got out. He has not been identified. The female driver of the car was transported to the hospital for what police […]

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    Who’s more narcissistic, men or women?

    A new study says men are more narcissistic than women, regardless of age. Researchers say being self-centered or self-absorbed has been a helpful adaptation for men by boosting their self-esteem, and making them more likely to take on leadership roles. But, the study says it also has drawbacks … including an inability to maintain long-term healthy relationships, unethical behavior and aggression.

  • Saturday coldest morning this winter

    Frigid start to the last day of meteorological winter with a potential record low. A subzero start to the day in many areas likely breaking the day’s record low of zero back in 1884. A sunny morning gives way to a partly sunny afternoon as clouds gather through the day. Highs peak around 20 degrees, a level 20 degrees below normal. South winds 8-15 mph. Light snow or flurries develop by midnight and build to a steadier snow overnight. Lows […]

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