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  • Tyler Perry gifts Tiffany Haddish a new Tesla

    Tyler Perry went well beyond the tradition of presenting cast members gifts after shooting a movie together. The famed director gifted Tiffany Haddish a new Tesla Model X SUV following the completion of their upcoming movie,”Nobody’s Fool.” Haddish shared the surprise on Instagram. So I got this message from my friend and Big Brother @tylerperry a week ago. When I tell you I cried so hard. I almost couldn’t believe it. 1st off a man has never bought me a car out […]

  • US-China tariffs to take effect

    New tariffs and counter-tariffs between the United States and China begin Thursday night. China will get a 12 hour head start because of the time zone difference. The US will slap tariffs on Chinese metals, LED light bulbs and vaping devices, among other products. China will collect tariffs on American grown wheat, rice, pork and dairy product. It may  also cancel a big order for American soybeans.

  • Tesla halts brake tests

    Tesla Chief Elon Musk has ordered the company to stop performing a common brake test on its new, mass produced Model 3 cars. The brake and roll test is done during the final stages of production to make sure the car is correctly aligned. Business Insider published a piece criticizing Musk for the decision. Some analysts argue the test is redundant and therefore unnecessary since Tesla gives each Model 3 a test drive on a track before a customer receives […]

  • Durbin addresses ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

    CHICAGO — U.S. Senator Dick Durbin on Monday discussed the president’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy. At an event in Little Village, Durbin said President Donald Trump needs to start playing by the rules and that the president doesn’t have a glimmer of knowledge when it comes to due process. The senator spent the morning with kids at the El Valor Carlos Cantu Children & Family Center. The first part of the morning was fun and cheerful for students as they […]

  • Moscow is running low on beer because of World Cup fans

    MOSCOW — Russia has a drinking problem. The country is hosting the World Cup, and businesses in Moscow are running low on beer. The soccer tournament is not even a week old, and numerous bars close to Red Square and the Kremlin are getting dry. Not only that, but it’s taking up to a day to get restocked. Russia’s increased regulations on sales and advertising are blamed on causing beer sales to fall nearly a third in the past decade. […]

  • Ruminations on fatherhood at a Hyde Park barbershop

    CHICAGO — As we celebrate dad this weekend, we’re reminded that Father’s Day means something different to everyone. To the guys at Blues Barber Shop in Hyde Park,  it’s definitely more than neckties and BBQs. WGN photojournalist Mike D’Angelo has more.

  • Stormy Daniels’ shows canceled in Chicago

    CHICAGO — People who were expecting to see former porn star Stormy Daniels on tour in Chicago this weekend are out of luck. After a brief Thursday evening performance at a North Side strip club, the club’s owner canceled Daniels’ four remaining shows in the city, according to the Chicago Tribune. He told the Tribune the pair disagreed about money. Daniels is on a national tour as her legal battle with President Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen continues. […]

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  • Former Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn pushing for term limits for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO — Chicago is the only major city in the US that doesn’t have a term limit on its mayor. Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s grassroots movement wants to change that. Take Charge Chicago is circulating a petition that could keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel from winning a third term in the Mayoral election in February. They need 100,000 signatures by August 6 to get the referendum on the November ballot to limit the Chicago Mayor’s tenure to two consecutive terms. […]

  • Former Chicago detective faces wrongful conviction lawsuit

    CHICAGO — A retired Chicago detective is going on trial Tuesday at the Dirksen Federal Building in a wrongful conviction lawsuit. The lawsuit claims former Detective Reynaldo Guevara coerced a 12-year-old boy into falsely identifying Jacques Rivera as the gunman in a 1988 murder. Rivera was released from prison seven-years ago after his conviction in the murder of 16-year-old Felix Valentin. Valentin was shot 10 times while sitting in a car on August 27, 1988. He died 18 days later. Rivera is […]