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    Dog found after woman’s car stolen with him inside

    CARY, Ill. — A dog was reunited with his family in the northwest suburbs tonight. Hillary Kaplan’s  dog was inside her car when it was taken from the Jewel/Osco in Cary Tuesday night. Bruiser, a brown, long-haired, Chihuahua/Pomeranian, was found Thursday afternoon. A man walking his dog in Wayne, Illinois spotted Brusier and took him to an animal control. He’s now back home and with his family, which also includes three dogs, and a cat.

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    Father claims battery on child’s tablet exploded

    COLFAX, Calif. — A father is warning other parents about what he calls an exploding tablet. Mike Tanza’s son received the Orbo Junior Tablet for Christmas two years ago. He took the tablet out of a closet this week to give to his baby daughter. Tanza said the battery expanded so much it broke the tablet and left battery acid on the screen. Tanza says he contacted the seller through Amazon and was told it was too late to get […]

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    Funds pour in to help interracial couple who were victims of a hate crime

    CINCINNATI, Ohio — Money is pouring in to help an interracial couple who were victims of a hate crime. Pat and Joe Jude returned to their home in Cincinnati after visiting their daughter for Thanksgiving. Someone had broken in and spray painted the walls with swastikas, the words “white power” and racial slurs. Paint was poured in the appliances and concrete put down the drains. The couple has been married since 1982 and have experienced racism before. Their son, Jay, committed […]

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    Abandoned puppy grows up to become therapy dog

    ROCKFORD, Ill. — A Chihuahua puppy found abandoned in a garbage can is now a therapy dog. Ivy and her siblings were found in a dumpster in Rockford two years ago. They were taken to a shelter were a family adopted Ivy. The family has two other Chihuahuas and trains them to be therapy dogs. Ivy is now a regular visitor at Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford where she spends time with patients.

  • CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02: Chicago Cubs, Carl Edwards (6), Javier Baez (9), Chris Coghlan (8), Kris Bryant (17), Addison Russell (27) and Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrate after game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. Chicago defeated Cleveland 8-7 in 10 innings. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images).

    ‘Go Cubs Go’ hits Billboard charts after Cubs’ World Series win

    CHICAGO — From Wrigley Field to Saturday Night Live and now the Billboard Music Charts – the Cubs are still making history. The song “Go Cubs Go” is not only the anthem for the World Champion Chicago Cubs now it’s a Billboard hit. The 1984 Steve Goodman song has debuted at number 21 on the Billboard Pop digital song sales. It also ranked number 5 on Spotify’s Viral 50 list on Tuesday. The song got a boost from Anthony Rizzo, […]

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    Muslim woman is first to wear hijab in CoverGirl ad

    DENVER, Colo. — A Muslim woman is the first to wear a hajib for a CoverGirl ad campaign. Nura Afia is a beauty blogger. She has thousands of followers and gets millions of views for her makeup tutorials on YouTube. CoverGirl approached Afia to be part of their new ad campaign which focuses on embracing diversity. The ad includes other famous YouTube bloggers along with celebrities Sofia Vergara and Katy Perry.

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    Record number of Chicago voters cast their ballots in early voting

    CHICAGO — Voters are taking advantage of early voting and are turning out in record numbers. So far more than 284,000 people have cast their ballots. That’s more than the general election in 2008 when President Barack Obama was running for his first term in The White House. If you still want to cast your ballot before early voting ends, you have until 7 p.m. tonight.

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    Cubs surprise 92-year-old blind war vet with care package

    BOONE, IA — 92-year-old Bert Doran is thanking the Cubs for a care package that arrived over the weekend. Bert lives in Boone, Iowa. He lost his eyesight during World War II, but still listens to every Cubs game he can, including the 1945 World Series. A local TV station did a story on Bert during the NLCS series against the Dodgers. After the Cubs heard about the longtime fan they sent him some gifts including hats, a t-shirt and […]

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    Chicago Bears fans among most well-behaved in the NFL

    CHICAGO — The Bears may not have a winning record but Bears fans are among the most well-behaved in the nation. A new report by The Washington Post looked at the number of stadium arrests around the NFL over the past five seasons. San Diego Chargers games averaged the most arrests at 24 per game. The New York Giants averaged nearly 22 arrests per game. Oakland had 17 and Pittsburgh 16. The stadiums with the fewest arrests were Chicago, Seattle […]

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    97-year-old World War II vet gets free Cubs World Series tickets

    ELGIN, Ill. — A dream come true for a lifelong Cubs fan. 97-year old Jim Schlegel was at Wrigley Field the last time the Cubs were in the World Series in 1945. His granddaughter started a GoFundMe page to raise money so Jim could see the Cubs play this time around. A generous donor stepped up and gave the World War II veteran two tickets to Game 3 Friday night. Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis gave Jim two front row tickets […]