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  • Construction project begins to separate Lakefront Trail

    CHICAGO — Construction begins Monday┬áto create separate bike and pedestrian paths on the Lakefront Trail. The project is designed to reduce congestion in busy areas. Crews have begun tearing up the pavement from Fullerton to North Avenue and from Oak Street to Ohio. Once complete in 2018, all 18 miles of the Lakefront Trail will have separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians. More information about detours are available on the Chicago Park District website.

  • Medical Generic

    New drug shows promise in breast cancer study

    The results of a new study show promise in a new breast cancer drug owned by Pfizer. The phase II study involves a type of drug which may induce cell death. Researchers say the drug Talazoparib led to significant tumor shrinkage in 21% of the 48 patients from the study’s first group. Common adverse side effects included anemia and low blood platelet and white blood cell count. The data will be presented next month at the American Society of Clinical […]

  • McDonald’s apologizes for new commercial accused of exploiting a child’s grief

    McDonald’s in the United Kingdom is apologizing for a new commercial that shows a boy mourning the death of his father. The 90-second spot was produced by London-based advertising firm Leo Burnett. The commercial shows the boy coming to the realization that the only thing he had in common with his dad was that they both liked to order a Filet-O-Fish sandwich at the fast food chain. The ad was released in the U.K. last Friday. It was immediately criticized […]

  • Candy packaging getting smaller to cut calories

    Major candy companies are downsizing their snacks. Mars announced a partnership with several other candy manufacturers to reduce calories. The group includes Nestle and the companies that make Brachs, Nutella and Russell Stover. They plan to package candies in smaller portions and label them more clearly. Mars said it will spend $200 million to make sure half the products it sells has no more than 200 calories by 2022.

  • 109-year-old Cubs fan believed to be oldest person in Wisconsin

    WALWORTH COUNTY, Wisc. — A woman born in Chicago is now believed to be the oldest person living in Wisconsin. Hazel Schuth is 109-years old. She’s also a huge Chicago Cubs fan. Hazel has lived through two World Series and celebrated the Cubs’ victory last Fall. She was born in Chicago and spent summers in Lake Geneva. She was also married for 60-years and now lives close to her daughter. Hazel will turn 110 in July.

  • Kidnapped Tennessee teen claims she’s ‘in love’ with former teacher

    A teenager abducted by her teacher reportedly is refusing to return home and claims she’s “in love” with him. A source tells The Daily Mail the 15-year-old won’t go home because she blames her father for splitting up her and 50-year-old Tad Cummins. The two were missing for more than a month. They were found in a remote cabin in northern California. Cummins was the girl’s teacher in Tennessee. He’s facing up to 12 years in prison for aggravated kidnapping […]

  • City issues plan for 760 acres along the Chicago River

    CHICAGO — A new building plan is expected to bring billions of dollars in development to Chicago’s North Side. The plan is for 760 acres of industrial land along the Chicago river including the former A. Finkl & Sons steel plant in the Lincoln Park area. Development plans call for commercial real estate, new sports fields and a new Metra station. Final approval is expected by the Chicago Plan Commission at its meeting on May 18.

  • Body of priest exhumed in 1970 murder of Catholic nun

    BALTIMORE — The body of a priest has been exhumed as part of an investigation into the decades old murder of a Catholic nun in Baltimore. The cold case is also the subject of the Netflix documentary series “The Keepers.” Investigators want to compare DNA from Father Joseph Maskell to evidence from the murder of 26-year-old Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik. Her body was found in a field in 1970. The documentary claims her murder was part of a larger cover-up […]

  • Rev. Jackson meets with Facebook executives in Chicago

    CHICAGO — The Reverend Jesse Jackson and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin are meeting with Facebook executives in Chicago today. Jackson has called for a 30 day moratorium on Facebook Live after the murder of an elderly man was broadcast last month. Facebook has been criticized for being too slow in pulling down videos that show murder and physical attacks. The company announced yesterday it’s hiring 3,000 people to look for offensive content and remove it. Jackson said he’ll also […]

  • Elderly couple finishes 5K but goes viral for another reason

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — An elderly couple just finished their first ever 5K Run but that’s not why their story went viral. Betty and Bob Kinder crossed the finish line at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon on Sunday. Their picture went viral – because of Bob’s “Sexy Old Fart” hat. Bob has a big hat collection. Once he was wearing his “Grumpy Old Fart” hat and an airline flight attendant suggested the new slogan. Bob said he’s not one to […]