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  • 1-minute forecast: Cool and breezy conditions, on and off showers expected

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  • Experience Amish country and homegrown culture along Indiana’s Heritage Trail

    ELKHART, Ind. — Whether it’s a weekend escape or a family vacation, you don’t have to drive far to reach plenty of fun in the Elkhart area, which lies along the Heritage Trail in northern Indiana. There’s a different sort of farm experience that feels almost like a mirage when you see Arabian camels at the River Jordan Camel Dairy. Camel milk is said to be high in Vitamin E with 10 times more iron than cow’s milk, and you can […]

  • Video shows heartwarming behind-the-scenes peek at Contreras’s All-Star debut

    CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs Willson Contreras made his All-Star Game debut this week. On Thursday, the team released an emotional behind-the-scenes look at what it meant for the catcher and his family. An experience @WContreras40 will never forget. pic.twitter.com/IFfYEhYIf7 — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 19, 2018 Contreras hit a homer on the first pitch he saw in the third inning of the game to get the National League on the board. The magical moment became even more moving when Contreras […]

  • Martial arts instructor accused of having sexual relationship with teen

    GARY, Ind. — A martial arts instructor in Gary is charged with molesting a child. Malary Jones is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. The girl was a student at the Portage Martial Arts studio where Jones taught. In April, she told a school counselor she had been involved in an inappropriate relationship with Jones for about 15 months. According to court documents, Jones admitted to police that she had sex with the girl on multiple […]

  • PHOTOS: Fire damages suburban apartment complex

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. — A large apartment complex was damaged in a fire Wednesday. The fire broke out in a building in the 800 block of Mcintosh Court around 2 p.m. and grew to a five-alarm blaze.

  • Police: Suburban couple locked girl in basement because they believed she was possessed by demon

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. – A suburban couple is charged with keeping their 10-year-old daughter locked in the basement because they thought she was possessed by a “demon.” Randy Swopes, 48, and Katherine Swopes, 49, were both arrested and are held on child endangerment and unlawful restraint charges. Police responded to a home in the 200 block of Liberty Street in Waukegan Tuesday after receiving an anonymous call that someone was held captive in the home’s basement. Police discovered the girl in […]

  • Fire burns for hours, damages suburban apartment complex

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. – Emergency crews remain on the scene of a massive fire at an apartment complex in Prospect Heights that  left dozens of families without a place to live. The fire broke out in a the main building at in the 800 block of Mcintosh Court around 1:20 p.m., according to the fire department. In a short period of time, aided by strong, gusting winds, the flames spread.  To two more buildings caught fire in the four-building complex. The […]

  • Kids ParaTriathlon Camp comes to Chicago beach

    CHICAGO — Over three dozen kids swam, biked and ran  their hearts out over the last two days along Chicago’s 63rd Street Beach. Some were visually impaired, others were amputees and all of them had some form of physical disability. Dare2Tri runs the Kids ParaTriathlon Camp so that everyone has the opportunity to be physically active despite any physical adversity they may face. WGN’s Erin Ivory volunteered at the two day camp this year and says she said she was  […]

  • Restaurant critic Phil Vettel shows his face for the first time in 30 years

    CHICAGO — Have you seen this man? If you love food, chances are you know his work, but you’ve likely never seen his face— until now. Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel refused to show his face in public for the past 30 years, hoping to keep his identity a secret to ensure he’s treated like any other customer. But he says this day and age it’s been impossible to stay anonymous, and people including restaurant staff have been noticing […]

  • Boy hospitalized after mauled by dogs in Joliet

    JOLIET, Ill. – A boy was hospitalized after he was attacked Tuesday by three pit bulls in Joliet. 12-year-old Justin Fabsits from Manteno and a 15-year-old girl were at the girl’s uncle’s house in the 900 block of Timber Springs Drive in Joliet. They were at the home with the girl’s mother, who is engaged to Justin’s uncle, to meet a cable worker. The children were waiting in the bedroom with the pit bulls, when, according to Justin, one of […]