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  • 16th annual WGN Morning News Toy Drive benefiting Chicago Park Districts brings in 6,000 toys

    6TH ANNUAL WGN MORNING NEWS DRIVE-THRU TOY DRIVE BENEFITING CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT BRINGS IN 6,000 TOYS FOR SATURDAY EVENTS CHICAGO — The WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive celebrated its 16th year, the first year that toys will go to children served by the Chicago Park District. The Toy Drive ran from 5 a.m. – 10 a.m., featuring carolers, Santa and other holiday fun-filled activities. Viewers were able to drive up and drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the […]

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  • Massive, ‘Willy Wonka’-esque Starbucks to open in NYC; Is this what Chicago can expect?

    NEW YORK — The massive Starbucks Reserve Roastery will open its doors Friday in New York, the company announced. Located in the meatpacking district, the New York location marks Starbucks fourth Roastery and second location in the U.S. The “immersive coffee experience” — across nearly 23,000 square feet of retail space — includes two coffee bars, which in total offer seven brewing methods, a craft cocktail bar with drinks featuring coffee and tea, and a bakery. “Let’s create the Willy Wonka […]

  • MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for homophobic comment

    NEW YORK  — President Trump attacked MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski on Thursday for using a homophobic slur on the air and tweeted that if a conservative person had said it, “that person would be banned permanently from television.” “She will probably be given a pass despite their terrible ratings,” Trump said. ….She will probably be given a pass, despite their terrible ratings. Congratulations to @RichardGrenell, our great Ambassador to Germany, for having the courage to take this horrible issue on! — […]

  • Pregnant woman loses baby after Round Lake shooting, husband charged

    ROUND LAKE, Ill. — A Zion man was charged with Wednesday’s shooting in Round Lake that left a pregnant woman in critical condition, and killed her unborn child. Alvin Quinn, the woman’s husband, was charged with involuntary manslaughter. The shooting happened in the 600 block of West Nippersink Road in Round Lake around 2 p.m., according to the Lake County Major Crime Task Force. Police were called for a report of a disturbance in progress with shots fired. The couple had […]

  • Annual pilgrimage to Des Plaines honors Our Lady of Guadalupe

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Thousands of Catholics gathered in Des Plaines at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe to honor the patron saint of Mexico. The faithful believe Dec. 12 is the day Mary appeared to Juan Diego in Mexico. The two-day celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe start Tuesday evening with Mass. The shrine is the only place in the world outside the Basilica in Mexico City where believers can make what is known as a manda, their […]

  • Winter Weather Advisory cancelled for Chicago area this Wednesday morning

    UPDATE: Very dry air in place over northeastern Illinois has negated the impact of low pressure moving through our area this Wednesday morning, so the Winter Weather Advisory for a portion of our area west and north of Chicago has been cancelled. Earlier story: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Wednesday morning for the areas north and west of Chicago. Counties include Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Lee, Ogle, DeKalb and Kane Counties. The advisory begins at 3 a.m. and […]

  • Group of people use pepper spray while robbing Akira store

    CHICAGO — A teenager faces charges in a pepper spray robbery in Bucktown. The Akira store at 1814 W. North Ave. was robbed around 9 p.m. Monday. A group of up to 10 people targeted the store, just as employees prepared to close. One worker asked the group to leave, but some of them started grabbing clothes worth hundreds of dollars and heading for the door without paying. As an employee confronted the group, one of them used pepper spray in […]

  • Life of slain singer Selena to be subject of new Netflix series

    Netflix announced Tuesday it will debut a new series based on the life of slain Tejano singer Selena. On Facebook, Netflix’s announcement said: “Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s incredible life story is coming to Netflix as a scripted series! Selena: The Series was developed alongside and will be executive produced by The Quintanilla family.” The Hollywood Reporter said the series will be a “coming of age story” and Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla and Selena’s father Abraham Quintanilla Jr. will be among the executive producers. The […]

  • Jury recommends life in prison for man convicted of driving into crowd

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  — A jury recommended life plus 419 years on Tuesday for a man convicted of killing a woman and injuring dozens when he drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. stood stoically with his hands folded in front of him as a court clerk read the verdict, which now must be taken under advisement by the judge, who will issue the final sentence. Judge Richard Moore scheduled a sentencing […]