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  • Gilbert Phelps taking a selfie with a smiling Iowa City police officer in the background. Phelps was being charged with DUI

    Arrested man takes selfie at police station

    IOWA CITY, Iowa —  A mugshot wasn’t the only picture taken when a man was arrested for speeding. Gilbert Phelps was taken to a police station in Iowa City for driving under the influence. It was there that he felt compelled to take a selfie, with an officer in the background. He asked the officer first, and then he took the picture. The officer smiled and gave a “thumbs up.” Phelps then posted the picture online, along with pictures of […]

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    Blagojevich reaching out to full court of appeals

    (CHICAGO) – Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers want his case to go before the full court of appeals to rule on his case. A three judge panel of that court threw out five counts of his conviction last week. His 14 year sentence was also vacated. Federal court Judge James Zagel, who sentenced Blagojevich to 14 years in prison, would get to sentence him again. But now the defense team is petitioning to have the full 7th U.S. Circuit […]

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    Chicago mayor has advice for possible election challenger Chief Keef

    CHICAGO – Chicago rapper Chief Keef is looking toward the future. This week he posted on Twitter, “I’m running for mayor of Chicago.. It’ll be the best thing done yet!” Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not shaking in his boots just yet. When asked if he was worried about the rapper’s challenge, Emanuel said, “My unsolicited advice would be think fast and hard about the residency requirement, as somebody with experience with it.” Emanuel went through a lengthy process to prove […]

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    Watch man move car out of his bicycle lane with his bare hands

    SWEDEN — A man was riding his bicycle in Sweden when he found a parked car in his lane. So he took matters into his own hands. Video of what happened next has gone viral. You see the man lift up the back end of the parked car and carry it out of the bike lane. That attracted a small crowd of cheering fans. The man had nothing to say. He just got back on his bike and rode off […]

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    Ernie Banks had dementia when he signed will, says ex-wife

    CHICAGO — The legal battle over Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks’ estate continues. Banks died after he suffered a heart attack in January. His latest will left his entire estate to his caretaker Regina Rice. Banks’ ex-wife says he signed that will just a few days after he was diagnosed with dementia. Elizabeth Banks filed a formal objection  that claimed Rice isolated and controlled her husband in the final months of his life. The filing says Rice had […]

  • 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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