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  • Waukegan coach charged after ‘inappropriate’ relationship with minor

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. – Last week an administrator contacted Waukegan Police about the possible abuse of one of its students. Over the weekend a Waukegan High School coach was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Mark Basa, 34, is a part-time employee with the school district and is an assistant coach on the rifle team. The rifle team practices at Waukegan East High School. Basa bonded out of jail and has been placed on leave at District 60. He […]

  • Second City co-owner Len Stuart has died

    CHICAGO — A co-owner of Chicago’s famous Second City has passed away. Len Stuart was 73. Stuart had been the co-owner and co-chairman of the legendary comedy theater since 1978. He stayed behind the scenes while his business partner, Andrew Alexander, became the public face of the organization. Stuart was instrumental with securing financing to get Second City’s legendary TV series “SCTV” on the air.

  • From a Malawi jail to Grammy nomination

  • The 15 most common first names among astronauts

    As a parent, it’s only natural to have lofty aspirations for your child. Naming them after an astronaut is a great way to encourage them to dream big, as these skilled space travelers have literally been out of this world. And with NASA announcing the relaunch of its space program, we wanted to provide new parents names inspired by these brave adventurers. Of course, your child doesn’t have to aspire to be an astronaut, as simply naming her after someone […]

  • Dave Mirra, BMX legend, dead at 41

    GREENVILLE, N.C. — BMX legend Dave Mirra was found dead in a vehicle in North Carolina on Thursday afternoon in what police are investigating as an “apparent suicide,” according to police. He was 41 years old. Officers found Mirra sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police. He had been visiting friends in the area on Thursday. Considered an icon in the pro-BMX world, Mirra, was instrumental in bringing the sport to Greenville, which now is home to more than 20 professional […]

  • Sinkhole causing traffic delays in Evanston

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Crews are working to fix a sinkhole in Evanston, which earlier caused an SUV to have its front two tires fall in. Monroe out Wesley to Asbury is closed, causing delays to evening commuters. Earlier in the day, Evanston P.D. took this picture of the SUV falling in the sinkhole. 1300blk of Monroe closed until further notice due to a large sinkhole. Emergency and road personnel on scene. pic.twitter.com/PoMhIqPByP — Evanston, IL Police (@EvanstonPD) February 3, 2016 […]

  • Undefeated wrestler throws match, reason why goes viral

    BOSTON, Mass. — An undefeated high school wrestler threw a match, and the reason why went viral. Andy Howland of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School came face-to-face with senior Deven Schuko of Norton, who is the number one ranked Division 3 wrestler in his weight class. But he gave up his winning streak for Andy, who has Down syndrome. “We shook hands and we locked up and he was a tough kid and he bulldogged me over to my back. I couldn’t stop […]

  • 7 day forecast: cold start, then warmer weekend

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  • 7 Day Forecast: Freezing weekend, then warm-up next week

  • Police ask for help finding missing 3-year-old girl

    Police are asking for your help to locate a missing three year-old-year girl. Kaylin Tucker was last seen with her father, before he was convicted and sent to jail. Her mother has since been granted custody, but Kaylin’s father refuses to tell anyone where she is. It’s believed he left the little girl in someone’s care. Kaylin is about 3 feet tall and weighs 35 pounds. If you have seen her or have any information, please contact police.

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