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  • Children of woman convicted in murder of former Bear’s girlfriend speak out

    CHICAGO —The children of a woman convicted of killing a former Chicago Bear’s girlfriend tell WGN there is evidence proving their mother’s innocence. Back in 2007, Marni Yang was sentenced to life without parole for the killing of Shaun Gayle’s girlfriend Rhoni Reuter, who was pregnant at the time. Her unborn child also died. Now, Yang’s attorneys have petitioned for a new trial or new hearing on the evidence, and her children are proclaiming her innocence in their new book […]

  • Chicago group plans to light up King Drive again this holiday season

    CHICAGO – A Chicago organization will make Martin Luther King Drive on the city’s South Side shine bright this holiday season. My Block, My Hood, My City will light up as many as 250 homes and 500 street poles from 51st to 115th Streets, founder Jahmal Cole wrote on the organization’s website. Last year, My Block, My Hood, My City decorated six miles of King Drive – 51st to 103rd streets – with holiday lights, ribbons, bows, garland and ornaments. […]

  • 4th grader gives weekend weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Blake Mattorano, 4th grade, Saint Clement School

  • Mr. Fix It on taking care of your lawn this fall

    Mr. Fix It is here with tips on how to aerate and rake your lawn this fall.

  • Blackhawks great Eddie Olczyk opens up about cancer battle in new book

    Chicago Blackhawks legend Eddie Olczyk did not let his fight with cancer keep him from doing what he loved at the hockey rink or the race track. Now, he’s sharing his story of perseverance in his new book “Beating the Odds in Hockey and in Life.” In 2017, Olczyk, 52, was diagnosed with colon cancer and went through treatment for the disease, including surgery and chemotherapy. Olczyk’s memoir is on sale now. Plus, you can meet Olczyk at a couple […]

  • 4th grader says ‘hi’ to teachers, classmates before giving Friday’s weather forecast

    Friday Forecaster: Dayia Johnson, 4th grade, Foster Park Fine & Performing Arts School

  • Sneak peak of McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade

    Some stores plan to stay closed Thanksgiving Day for family time

    Though many stores will still try to get ahead of their competition this holiday season by having big sales start on Thanksgiving Day, others will stay closed, allowing workers to spend time with their families. A survey from BestBlackFriday.com showed that 72% of those polled believe stores should stay closed on Thanksgiving. About 14% of the survey’s respondents planned to shop on Thanksgiving, and another 14% said stores should be open but did not plan to shop. So far, the […]

  • Mr. Fix It on cleaning, protecting your home’s gutter

    Mr. Fix It is here with tips on protecting and cleaning your home’s gutter.

  • Mr. Fix It on fire safety tips

    Mr. Fix It is here with tips on fire safety for your home as the temperatures drop outside.

  • Chance the Rapper sings, tries vegetables on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

    CHICAGO — If you didn’t stay up late Tuesday night, you may have missed Chicago’s Very Own Chance the Rapper on James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.” The pair sang some of Chance’s biggest songs, including “All Day Long” and “No Problem,” while commuting through downtown Los Angeles. In between songs, Corden tries to open Chance’s mind about adding vegetables to his diet, which Chance hates. He’ll secretly eat lettuce on his burger, “but that’s it.” Corden has Chance put on a […]

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