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  • ‘We gotta become pro-growth’: Gov. Rauner on state budget

    Legislative leaders will return to Springfield this week and one of the main issues of focus is the state’s stopgap budget which is set to expire on December 31. On Monday, Governor Bruce Rauner joined WGN Morning News for an interview to discuss the states budget. Rauner said one of things the state needs to do is change the structure of the economy. “We gotta encourage job creators and employers to come to Illinois,” he said. “If we don’t grow […]

  • Find a gold Bud Light can and you can win Super Bowl tickets for life

    Bud Light is offering football lovers across the country a chance to win five decades worth of Super Bowl tickets. Anheuser-Busch will begin selling golden cans starting Monday as a part of a Super Bowl promotion. Thirty-seven thousand gold cans will be sold in 18, 24- and 30-packs of Bud Light beers across the country. “All season long, Bud Light has celebrated the most passionate and dedicated fans that the NFL has to offer, and as the playoffs approach, we want […]

  • Chef creates 400-pound gingerbread replica of Wrigley Field

    ROCKFORD, Ill. — Cubs fans tasted sweet victory when the Cubs won the World Series, and the sweetness goes on, thanks to a local chef. Gerald Madero created a replica of Wrigley Field made out of gingerbread. It weights 400 pounds and is almost completely edible. Madero made the seats out of crackers, the scoreboard out of edible paper and the windows out ofv gelatin. Madero said it took him and his chefs more than 70 hours to build the replica. […]

  • ‘Brady Bunch’ stars pay tribute to their TV mom Florence Henderson

    Actress Florence Henderson, the iconic TV mom from the popular American sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday from heart failure at the age of 82. Some of Henderson’s on-screen children took to social media to mourn the death of the beloved actress and role model. Maureen McCormick, known for her role as Marcia Brady, expressed her condolences for her TV mom on Twitter. Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my <3 forever. Love & hugs […]

  • 10-week-old puppy worth $3,000 stolen from pet shop in Joliet

    JOLIET, Ill. — A 10-week- old Shih Tzu worth $3,000 was stolen from a nursery themed pet store in Joliet. The puppy was stolen from the Furry Babies pet store, located at 3340 Mall Loop Drive, around 7:51 p.m. Wednesday while the store was extremely busy. The stores surveillance video shows a man with a blue knitted hat and a woman walking up to the puppy’s crib. The man then bends over and grabs the puppy from the crib and places […]

  • Watch a very drunk Lin-Manuel Miranda narrate Hamilton in ‘Drunk History’

    (Warning: Video contains some graphic language) Creator and former star of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” got extremely drunk and retold the history of the Founding Father. The latest episode of Comedy Central’s series “Drunk History” was narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranada, the man behind the hit musical “Hamilton”. The premise of the show is simple — comedians and celebrities recount historical events while under the influence, and actors reenact whatever they say, no matter how inaccurate it is. Miranada drank three-quarters of a […]

  • Mr. Fix It with tips on best holiday hardware deals

  • ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ actress Lisa Lynn Masters found dead in Peru

    Actress Lisa Lynn Masters was found dead inside a hotel room at the Nuevo Mundo hotel in Lima, Peru, on Tuesday, Peru21 reports. The 52-year-old actress was reportedly found inside the closet of her room after she apparently hanged herself with a skirt. Officials say they found anti-depressants in her room. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Lisa Lynn Masters has died at age 52 after an apparent suicide: — E! News (@enews) November 18, 2016 Masters has starred in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” […]

  • Here’s a sneak peek at the 2017 Chicago Fire Department calendar

    On Friday, three members of the Chicago Fire Department joined WGN Morning News to promote the 2017 Ignite the Spirit Calendar. Tommy Poreda (Mr. December), Kristin Roberts (Miss April) and P.J. Losacco (Mr. July) joined WGN Morning News to discuss the calendar and were the money raised goes. Poreda said the calendar was started in 2003 by fellow firemen who were inspired by the events of 911 and wanted to create a way to help local fire fighters and paramedics. “They wanted […]

  • These 35 retailers are NOT opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day

    With the holiday season in full effect, many major retailers have decided to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day this year. According to the New York Times, the decision for these retailers to remain closed on this holiday is part of the latest evolution in retail industry’s scramble to figure out how to compete with the high demands of the holiday shopping season. Below is a list of major retailers who will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Stores closed on […]

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