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    Pearl Harbor vet who went to 1945 World Series hoping for tickets in 2016

    ELGIN, Ill. — A man who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII is hoping to survive the long Cubs World Series victory drought. Cubs fans who actually saw their team play in a world series aren’t easy to come by these days. But even at 97 years old, Everrit Schelgle – Jim to his friends – can still name the starters on the 1945 World Series team. That year he was fresh out of the army and thought he’d […]

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    Hawaiian Airlines allowed to weigh passengers before boarding

    HONOLULU, HI — The U.S. Transportation Department rules Hawaiian Airlines can weigh larger passengers before they board planes. The ruling comes after several complaints were filed accusing the airline of discriminating against people of Samoan descent. Hawaiian Airlines instituted the policy earlier this month after noticing flights from Honolulu to American Samoa were burning more fuel due to their heavy payload. Samoans have the highest rate of obesity in the world, according to the CIA’s World Factbook. The airline said […]

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    Formerly conjoined 13-month-old twins slowly improving after surgery

    BRONX, NY — Less than a week after surgery to separate them, formerly conjoined twins are steadily showing signs of improvement. The 13-month-old boys are recovering in separate beds allowing parents, Nicole and Christian, to cuddle up and share special time with each boy. Doctors expect Anias to face bigger challenges during his recovery. His surgery lasted six hours longer than his brother, Jadon’s. Anias has continued to have seizures and is being treated with medication. Jadon suffered some temporary […]

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    Belmont Blue Line station getting multimillion-dollar makeover

    CHICAGO — The Belmont Blue Line station and bus terminal is getting a multimillion-dollar makeover. The project will create a unique architectural canopy above the Belmont station entrance. Other upgrades will improve the bus arrival and departure areas and decrease travel times. The facility opened in 1970 as part of the Blue Line’s extension from Logan Square to Jefferson Park. The Gateway Project is still in the design and development phase and is expected to cost up to $15 million. […]

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    Chicago fans greet Cubs as they return to Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs arrived back at Wrigley Field early this morning after beating the San Francisco Giants and advancing to the NLCS. The team was greeted by excited fans. Some players waved to fans while others headed straight for their cars after a long flight. There is still plenty of work ahead. Game One of the NLCS is Saturday, October 15 at Wrigley Field. The time of the game has not been announced. The Cubs will face either […]

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    Kim Kardashian no longer joining Kanye West in Chicago this weekend: report

    CHICAGO — Kim Kardashian West is no longer coming to Chicago as previously reported. According to The Sun-Times, she was going to join her husband Kanye West, who is performing at the United Center this weekend, but her plans have changed. The reality star has been reworking her scehdule after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris. Thieves got away with an estimated $10 million in jewelry but no arrests have been made. Kim is very concerned about her family’s security, especially for […]

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    Family of 23-year-old bicyclist killed in Roscoe Village files lawsuit

    CHICAGO — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a bicyclist hit and killed in the city’s Roscoe Village neighborhood last week. Anastasia Kondrasheva, 23, graduated from Loyola university and worked as a health coach. She was hit by a truck as it turned onto Addison from Damen. The driver was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way. The wrongful death lawsuit names the trucking company and the driver. Kondrasheva was the sixth bicyclist […]

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    Water skiing 6-month-old boy shows off impressive skills

    FALLS LAKE, N.C. — He can’t even walk yet but a baby in is now the youngest water skier in the world, according to his parents. Auburn Absher was six-months and 10-days old when he took his first solo trip on the water. His dad built a training ski out of PVC pipes. In the video shared by Rob Absher, the 6-month-old is seen wearing a life jacket while a woman, presumably his mother, is running along side him. Auburn […]

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    Mother survives car accident, then fatally shot minutes later

    SOLON, Ohio — A woman survives a car accident but police in suburban Cleveland say she was shot to death by the other driver. Deborah Pearl was on her way to work last Saturday when witnesses say an SUV ran a red light and plowed into her car. The SUV landed on its roof and the driver got out with a rifle. Police say Mathew Desha walked over to the woman’s car and shot her several times. Pearl is survived […]

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    Woman suffers traumatic brain injury after falling on backyard water slide

    ROCKFORD, Mich. — A woman suffered a traumatic brain injury and nearly died after falling on a homemade water slide. Rosee Douthett was at a party with friends and coworkers earlier this month. She fell on the water slide and hit the back of her head. At first she seemed fine and then her husband says things got scary.  She began vomiting, having seizures and stopped breathing. Rosee is a registered nurse. Thankfully most of the people at the party […]