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  • City debates tax breaks for Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’

    CHICAGO — The movie isn’t out yet, but many of Chicago’s elected officials are not fans of filmmaker Spike Lee’s latest, “Chiraq.” The movie is being made in Chicago, but the controversy started as soon as the title was announced. The term, “Chiraq,” has been used to compare the gun violence in Chicago to that of Iraq. On Monday, Chicago’s finance committee will debate whether the film should be granted up to $3 million in tax breaks. Filmmakers can apply […]

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    Former Bears coach Aaron Kromer arrested for battery

    WALTON COUNTY, Fla. — Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. Kromer is accused of punching a juvenile. The reported incident started late Saturday night in Walton County, Florida. According to police, Kromer got in an argument with his neighbor’s son, and other boys, about the use of some beach chairs. The boys reported that Kromer threw one of their fishing poles in the water, before he pushed a boy to the ground […]

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    ‘Pooface’ ad captures babies expressions in slow motion

    Parents know that look when they see it, so now it’s being used in a commercial. A new ad for Pampers Diapers features the wrinkled and strained faces of 10 babies as they use their product. All the faces are in slow motion, while the music “Also Sprach Zarathustra” from “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The ad is part of Pampers’ new “Don’t fear the mess” campaign. It has over 1.5 million views on YouTube

  • 7-year-old shooting victim’s father faces judge

    CHICAGO — The father of shooting victim Amari Brown was in court Wednesday. The judge granted a continuance in a gun charge case until August 10th. Seven year old Amari Brown was shot and killed in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday. Police say they believe Amari’s father, Antonio Brown, was the intended target because he’s a known gang member. Brown is free on bond after he was charged with possession of a gun by a felon and other crimes. He […]

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    Man is offering $10K to person who finds him a girlfriend

    Ren Lu You is 29 and very single. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where he works as a private equity associate. He’s a Harvard graduate, but he just can’t figure out dating. You says he has been on 30 dates in the past 10 months that went nowhere. So now he’s created DateRen.com. The website is offering $10,000 for recommending a woman that he dates for more than six months. “It’s pretty simple,” according to the website. “I save a […]

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    Photo of ‘worst airport sandwich ever’ goes viral

    SCOTLAND — The pictures of food at most fast food restaurants are usually deceiving. Sometimes the sandwich in the picture is nothing like the small, smashed looking thing that gets handed to you. A traveler in Scotland says he ran into that when he ordered the bacon-and-egg sandwich at Edinburgh Airport. In a photo posted on Reddit, user spambox said: “This is what a £3.20 bacon and egg roll from Edinburgh Airport looks like.” The sandwich featured a regular sized […]

  • People hospitalized by mystery smell in refrigerator

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The smell inside a refrigerator put almost a dozen people in the hospital. That happened at the University of Kentucky. A hazardous material team was sent to help workers who opened a fridge inside the Dimock Animal Pathology building. Later, they were all nauseous with irritated eyes and skin. School officials say the refrigerator was unplugged and removed from the Gluck Equine Research Center and placed in the building. The smell came from a chemical residue that […]

  • 72-Year-old Verda Byrd says she always thought she was black, until she discovered her biological parents were white

    Woman raised as black finds out she’s white at age 70

    Verda Byrd always thought she was black. She has a dark skin tone, she was raised by a black couple, went to a black church, and had two black husbands. But the truth was uncovered two years ago. Byrd was 70 when she started learning about her biological parents. She found papers that confirmed she, and both of her parents, were white. Byrd says her mother knew her biological parents were white, but she died before she could tell her […]

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    Burglar steals purple Skittles from concession stand

    (COLUMBUS, IND) A burglar keeps stealing from a concession stand, but he’s not going for the cash. The concession stand at Clifty Park helps support a local baseball league in Columbus, Indiana. It’s been broken into six times in the past six weeks. One break-in was during the day. This has caused $3,000 in damage. No arrests have been made. Only drinks and purple skittles have been taken.

  • Former Chicago Blackhawk, and Hockey Hall of Famer, Stan Mikita

    Stan Mikita’s brain disorder blocking his hockey memories

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks are one win away from winning another Stanley Cup championship. But one of the team’s ambassadors can’t enjoy it, because he doesn’t know its happening. Hall of Famer Stan Mikita spent his entire 22-year NHL career in Chicago. He’s now 75 and suffers from a brain disorder called Lewy body. The disorder can lead to dementia, hallucinations, and memory loss. Mikita’s wife, Jill, tells the Chicago Tribune, “His mind is completely gone. I don’t like […]

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