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    College of DuPage trustees get boos after severance vote

    The College of DuPpage board of trustees re-voted on a controversial severance package for its President Robert Breuder. That led to an angry reaction within the crowd of hundreds of people who attended a meeting in Glen Ellyn Wednesday night. The severance package is worth $763,000. Opponents are criticizing the amount and how Breuder’s contract was approved without public discussion. The board first approved the buyout last week. But college attorney Kenneth Florey said there was a mistake at that […]

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    Houston woman marries herself for her 40th birthday

    HOUSTON — Yasmin Eleby never found that special someone to spend the rest of her life with. She recently turned 40. So she’s marking her birthday, with a wedding. She didn’t find a new boyfriend, but she did marry herself. According to MySanAntonio.com, Eleby promised herself that if she didn’t have someone by the time she hit 40, she would have a wedding for one. That happened at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on January 3. Eleby wasn’t […]

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    Time running out to buy best items from Skymall

    Through all the crowded airplanes and fight delays, you could always count on ‘Skymall.’ That’s the in-flight catalog tucked in the pocket in front of you. Inside were pages and pages of items that you would never buy, unless taxiing on the runway made you less rational. But now the company behind ‘Skymall,’ is seeking bankruptcy protection. The company’s Chief Executive doesn’t blame the products. He says more fliers are scrolling through their smartphones and tablets, instead of flipping through […]


    Houston student turns dorm room into ball pit

    HOUSTON — A Rice University Student in Houston remodeled his dorm room, but not for studying. He’s filled it with balls. Thousands of plastic balls. David Nichol’s room looks more like a ball pit, like the ones you see at an arcade. He says he spent $500 on about 13,000 colorful, plastic balls. “A lot of people are like why but then you think about it for a second, wait, no that just sounds awesome,” said Nichol. But that also […]

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    Jewel employee robs co-worker at gunpoint, still goes to work next day

    CHICAGO — Chicago police arrested a man at his job for robbing a co-worker. DNA info reports that Larry Murdock is being held on bond for felony armed robbery. He was working at a Jewel Osco store in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood when he was taken into custody. He still had his uniform on when he appeared in court. Prosecutors say Murdock invited a 19-year-old co-worker to hang out with him Monday night. But when he showed up, prosecutors say […]

  • Mundelein Sister Murder

    Plea deal offered to Mundelein teenager accused of killing sister

    MUNDELEIN, Ill. — A teenage girl, who’s charged with killing her younger sister, is being offered a plea deal. Lake County prosecutors say a 14-year-old girl stabbed her eleven-year-old half-sister to death in their home in Mundelein in January, 2014. They say the teenager was angry at the victim for not appreciating her. Prosecutors are now making a plea offer to the defense. Details of that offer were not released. Those could come out if the offer is accepted at […]

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    Chicago teen is First Lady’s guest at State of the Union after letter to Santa

    CHICAGO — Malik Bryant, 13, wrote a letter to Santa that made it all the way to the White House. For Christmas, he wrote Santa, “All I ask for is for safety. I just wanna be safe.” That letter was forwarded over to the White House, and it received a response from the President. President Obama wrote back “each day I strive to ensure communities like yours are safe places to dream, discover and grow.. I will be rooting for […]

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    Restaurant offers free food if you’re pretty enough

    ZHENGZHOU, China — A restaurant in Zhengzhou, China is letting people eat for free if they’re good looking. Customers walk in and have their face scanned on a computer. The restaurant’s panel of judges take a look and give a score. The score is based on having the right color lips, the correct proportion between your mouth and nose, a pointy nose, and a decent gap between your eyes and eyebrows. Everyone’s scores are posted publicly. Every 30 minutes, the […]

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    Police release man questioned for robbing Chicago Mayor’s son

    Chicago police released an 18-year-old man after he was questioned about the robbery of Chicago Mayor Emanuel’s son. The Chicago Tribune reports he was taken into custody Monday morning and released Tuesday evening. No charges were filed. Zach Emanuel was robbed of his iPhone and assaulted near his home in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood December 19. The mayor said his son was on the phone with his college counselor at the time of the incident. Zach Emanuel was treated for cuts […]

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    Man injured after jumping off roof of burning home in West Pullman

    CHICAGO — A 54-year-old man was hospitalized after he jumped off the roof of a burning home, in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. The fire started 12:25 a.m., on the 11500 block of South Lafayette Avenue. A fire broke out on the top floor of a two-story home. The man who jumped off the roof was seen with a neck brace as paramedics loaded him into an ambulance. He was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak […]


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