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  • Police release surveillance video of Loop stabbing suspect

    CHICAGO —  Chicago police have released surveillance video of a man wanted for an attack in the Loop last month. Investigators say the man got into an argument with several people near State and Lake Street just before midnight on July 23. A 25-year-old man was stabbed in the chest, a 21-year-old woman was stabbed in the neck and a 26-year-old man was beaten. All of the victims were stabilized at the hospital. Anyone who has information regarding this attack is urged […]

  • Georgetown gives full ride to gay valedictorian kicked out by his parents

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — A Florida high school valedictorian couldn’t afford to go to Georgetown University because his parents kicked him out for being gay. The story of 18-year-old Seth Owen has since gone viral. He’s raised more than $140,000 via GoFundMe, but the lack of familial support left him $20,000 short for tuition. Georgetown stepped in and adjusted his expected out-of-pocket contribution from $20,000 to $0. His aid package had been calculated based on his parents’ ability to pay. Owen […]

  • ‘I got this’: Rapper, actor Ludacris buys woman’s groceries at Atlanta Whole Foods

    ATLANTA — A Georgia woman got double the surprise this week: a cart full of free groceries, and they were paid for by Grammy Award-winner Ludacris. Therra Jaramillo was at a Whole Foods in Atlanta when she realized she didn’t have enough money on her gift card to complete her purchase. The man in line in front of her, who turned out to be rapper Ludacris, paid her grocery bill. Jaramillo said the act of kindness was overwhelmingly sweet, and […]

  • FBI warns Illinois, 9 other states of moving company scam

    CINCINNATI — Are you a victim of a national moving company scheme? The FBI charged 12 people with conspiring in a racketeering enterprise “to defraud individuals through their moving companies located throughout the United States, including in Florida, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, California, Connecticut, Colorado and Missouri.” More than 900 victims have been identified. U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said more victims could be in every state. This is how the scam works: the group would offer a low binding […]

  • Woman shares her story after DNA results reveal shocking discovery

    Catherine St Clair of Texas was gifted an Ancestry.com DNA test for her birthday by her siblings. When she got her results, it didn’t match up with her siblings, so she called to inquire about the glitch. Turns out, it wasn’t a glitch. A customer service representative broke the news to her. St Clair only matched enough DNA to be a half sibling to her brother and sisters. She did not match at all with any relatives on her father’s […]

  • Get a free MAC lipstick Sunday for National Lipstick Day

    Mark you calendars! MAC lipstick is giving away free lipstick to celebrate National Lipstick Day this Sunday. MAC does this giveaway annually, but this year the company is relaunching hard-to-get shades. The nine shades include: Florabundi, Aloof, Delish, Dare You, Moxie, Epic, Mixed Media, Chintz and Tanarama. All are a part of the company’s “Iconic Artist Favourites” collection. There’s no purchase necessary. The value of the lipstick is $18.50. All MAC stores and counters are participating, except for locations closed on Sundays. However, […]

  • ‘Why should I stop helping people on the street?’: Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson responds to cash giveaway

    CHICAGO — Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson said he wasn’t trying to buy anyone’s vote when he handed out nearly $300,000 in cash and checks to South Side churchgoers Sunday, to help pay for property taxes . During an interview Wednesday, Wilson told WGN News, “The money that I give away is my own personal money. I give away roughly about $300,000 a year to the people on the streets. They are asking for food, helping senior citizens pay light bills, […]

  • PHOTOS: This year’s Gerber baby turns 2

    Lucas turns two! The 2018 “Gerber Spokesbaby” made history by becoming the first contest winner with Down syndrome. In addition to the coveted title, he and his family also received $50,000, which his parents will put toward his education. Two-year-old Lucas Warren celebrated his birthday on July 22 with a farm-themed birthday party. Happy 2nd birthday to Lucas 🎉 Double tap to send 💙 A post shared by @ gerber on Jul 22, 2018 at 2:10pm PDT Today we celebrated Lucas’ […]

  • Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week

    CHICAGO — Portillo’s is celebrating National Hot Dog Week in a major way. From July 16 to 22 only, the fast-food restaurant is offering two hot dogs for $5 at all of its locations nationwide. The two for $5 promotion is available for dine-in, drive-thru, and online orders, including delivery. Specifically for Chicagoland, a Portillo’s hot dog mascot will show up at locations across the city on National Hot Dog Day, July 18, giving away gift cards and swag. Feed […]

  • Chicago area 12-year-old earns her second college degree

    CHICAGO — Meet Chicago’s Very Own 12-year-old college graduate Dorothy Jean “DJ” Tillman. Tillman received her Associates in Psychology from the College of Lake County and her bachelor of Liberal Arts — all by the age of 12. DJ plans to continue on to receiver her masters in environmental engineering.