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    Arizona execution goes horribly wrong; witnesses describe gruesome scene

    Another drawn-out execution has re-ignited controversy over lethal injections and now the governor of Arizona is calling for a thorough investigation of the matter. Joseph Woods was convicted of murder and put to death by way of a new two-drug lethal injection Wednesday night. Some witnesses said the process took nearly two hours as Woods gasped for air and squirmed, until he finally passed away. “To watch a man lay there for an hour and 40 minutes gulping air, I […]

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    16-year-old Lombard cheerleader dies suddenly on vacation

    The family of a 16-year-old cheerleader from Lombard are mourning her death after she died suddenly while on a vacation. They now want answers as to what exactly caused her death. Lija Hyssong got sick while vacationing in Pennsylvania. Her family said she started feeling sick as she prepared to leave for her trip. She had just participated in a week long overnight youth group mission project sponsored by the church her family attended, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church. She […]


    HIV returns to “cured” Mississippi child

    A young Mississippi girl, thought to be the first child cured of the HIV virus, is infected with the disease after all. The child was born prematurely to a mother infected with the virus. She underwent aggressive drug therapy hours after her birth, and continued being treated until she was 18 months old. She seemed to be cured of HIV following treatments. However, doctors recently detected HIV levels in the 3-year-old during a routine visit. They say the virus has […]

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    Chicago churches offer first aid for mental health

    Churches across Chicago are offering training programs to teach their congregations about mental illness. The “Mental Health First Aid” program will use role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to respond to a mental health crisis. Robert Skrocki , chair of Chicago’s Interfaith Mental Health Coalition, will lead classes in Mental Health First Aid to help people learn the risk factors and red flags of mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Skrocki said the simulations […]

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    FDA: Oral numbing medicine for babies may cause serious injury, even death

    The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning against using over-the-counter oral numbing medications in children and babies. The gum-numbing medications contain local anesthetic ingredient’s that can lead to overdoses, causing serious injury in teething babies and toddlers, and may even lead to death, officials said. Symptoms of overdosing include confusion, jitterness, shaking, seizures, falling asleep too easily, vision problems and vomiting.  In a public health alert issued this week the FDA advises parent to go with a non-toxic approach […]


    Mother petitions for more chemo barbies to help patient’s like her daughter

    The mother of a 4-year-old girl in California is helping to inspire young cancer patients like her daughter with the help of a popular doll. Four-year-old Grace Bumstead was given a chemotherapy barbie named Ella after she was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia. Ella is one of only six chemotherapy barbies who are bald and wear wigs. Grace’s mom petitioned for more to be made because having a barbie that looks like Grace has inspired her daughter to […]

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    Man found fatally shot in River West neighborhood

    Chicago Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in the River West Neighborhood. The 34-year-old man was in a car that hit a pole in the 1200 block of West Chicago Avenue just after midnight, police said. Minutes later, he drove about a quarter of a mile and crashed his car in the 1000 block of West Ancona Street, near the Kennedy Expressway. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial […]

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    Bill Clinton to speak at Emanuel fundraiser tonight

    Former President Bill Clinton will be the guest speaker at a fundraiser tonight for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2015 re-election campaign. Emanuel served as a senior adviser to Clinton at the White House. Clinton openly supported Emanuel during his first mayoral bid by appearing at a closed-door event that raised $25,000 for Emanuel’s campaign in 2011. Meanwhile, last week Emanuel participated in a Chicago fundraiser to support a potential presidential bid by Hilary Clinton.  Tickets for this evening’s fundraising event at […]

  • Blackhawks to take on snow, cold Saturday night vs. Penguins

    Despite more cold and heavy snow in the forecast this weekend, the Chicago Blackhawks will battle the elements to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night at Soldier Field. The puck drops at 7 p.m. as part the of the NHL’s “Stadium Series” that started this year. Tickets have been sold out since they went on sale in December. The stadium underwent a huge transformation in preparation for the game in conditions that have proved to be of all things, […]

  • City officials join slain teen’s parents to announce ‘Hadiya’s Promise’

    The parents of slain Chicago teenage Hadiya Pendleton announced the launch of a new gun violence effort today in their daughter’s name. Hadiya would have been celebrating her 17th birthday this month if she was still alive. Now, her parents have turned their grief into something positive as they announced the formation of “Hadiya’s Promise,” a new national organization to improve the lives of families and help youth find sensible alternative solutions for gun violence. “They didn’t take my angel, […]