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    Josh Duggar enters rehab in Illinois to be treated for sex addiction: report

    ROCKFORD, Ill. — The rehab facility where Josh Duggar says he will be treated for sex addiction is located in Illinois. Duggar checked himself into the Reformers Unanimous facility in Rockford last Friday, according to London’s Daily Mail newspaper. For the next six months Duggar will read The Bible, pray and perform manual labor. The 27-year old admitted he cheated on his wife and used the infidelity website, Ashley Madison. Earlier this year, he apologized for molesting girls as a […]

  • Paintings from 1893 Chicago World’s Fair found after decades

    CHICAGO — Long-lost paintings from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair have been found in a park district storage facility. The artwork is three Japanese sliding door paintings. They were part of the Phoenix Pavilion which was given to the city as a gift to promote Japanese culture. The paintings have been missing for several decades. Officials say they’re still in decent condition and will be restored with help from the Art Institute. It’s not known when or where the paintings […]

  • Dad shares his reaction after his son asks to buy a doll

    A new viral video shows a dad’s reaction after his son asked to buy a doll at the toy store. Mikki Willis posted the video to his Facebook page last Friday. It has been viewed more than 14 million times. Willis says he wants his sons to make their own choices and not feel pressured by society to follow traditional gender roles. Willis admits he tried to get his son to pick a more realistic doll because he doesn’t want […]

  • Governor pushes insurance companies to cover 3-D mammograms

    SKOKIE, Ill. — 3-D mammograms have been shown to reduce the number of false positives and detect more invasive forms of breast cancer. Governor Bruce Rauner also signed a new law last week requiring insurance companies to pay for some 3-D mammograms starting next year. Genius 3-D Mammography is showing off how the technology works with a new mobile unit. It stopped at the Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie Tuesday morning.

  • Rauner administration reassigns state child care official

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The woman in charge of the state’s child care program is being reassigned from her post by Governor Rauner’s administration. The move comes one week after Linda Saterfield testified before lawmakers. She said Rauner’s budget cuts to child care assistance would be “devastating” for families that rely on it. The Rauner administration said the move was for “internal personnel reasons” and not in retaliation for Saterfield’s comments. She is now the associate director of an office that […]

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    Rosie O’Donnell’s daughter found with alleged heroin dealer: report

    BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. — New details about the disappearance of Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter. 17-year old Chelsea was found Tuesday with an alleged heroin dealer she met on the dating app Tinder, according to Page Six. Police tracked the teen’s cellphone to Steve Sheerer’s home in New Jersey. They say he first denied knowing where Chelsea was but they found her hiding in the attic. Sheerer was arrested on drug charges. O’Donnell says her daughter has a mental illness and […]

  • NYC officials want topless women out of Times Square

    NEW YORK, NY — Some politicians in New York want a new zoning ordinance to keep topless performers out of Times Square. It’s legal to go topless in New York City. But activists say some street performers, wearing only body paint, are abusing the law. They pose with tourists for tips. Some say it’s giving Times Square a bad reputation and is not family friendly for tourists. The new zoning idea would move the women and other costumed characters to […]

  • Teen trapped under truck says Siri saved his life

    MURFREESBORO, TN — A teenager pinned under his truck says the iPhone personal assistant, Siri, saved his life. 18-year-old Sam Ray was working under his truck in the driveway of his home in Murfreesboro last month. He had just called his dad for some advice and then put his iPhone in his back pocket. Seconds later the truck fell on him. He yelled for help and then heard Siri’s voice. After several tries he finally was connected to a 911 […]

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    Baby Nathan receives life-saving liver transplant

    CHICAGO — A baby born with a rare liver disease finally received a life-saving transplant this week. Baby Nathan was born in March with a rare disorder. His family lives in South suburban Mokena. 11,000 people are following the Facebook page his parents created to share his progress. His parents say Nathan is doing well but still has a long recovery. Check out the GoFundMe page set up for Baby Nathan here.

  • 911 dispatcher accused of hanging up on Spanish-speaking callers

    LAWRENCE, MA — A 911 dispatcher is accused of hanging up on Spanish-speaking callers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. This is the third complaint against the same dispatcher. The police chief says it’s department policy to have a translator help with the caller and find out the problem. The mayor says the town’s population is 75 percent Spanish and the dispatcher’s behavior is unacceptable. She is on paid leave during the investigation.

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