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  • WGN Morning News’ ‘Mr. Rogers’ visits Chicago marijuana dispensary

    We’re remembering the days when Mister Rogers would visit businesses to see how they did things. So, we wondered— If Fred Rogers were alive today, what would be his first stop? WGN Morning News announcer Mike Toomey donned a cozy red sweater and his best sneakers to become the TV icon for the day. His first stop? Midway Dispensary. Always looking for an educational opportunity, Mr. Rogers learned the ins and outs of cannabis, from different pipes and a wide […]

  • Cubs star Javy Baez now has his own bobblehead

    CHICAGO — Cubs star Javier “Javy” Baez now has a custom bobblehead. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled an officially licensed, limited-edition bobblehead of the shortstop riding a bear cub Friday morning. The bobbleheads are being produced for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum by FOCO, an official licensee and manufacturer of Chicago Cubs and MLB merchandise. El Mago is just the latest addition to the popular Riding Bobblehead Series, which also features teammate Kris Byant […]

  • Rapper Pop Smoke, 20, shot dead in LA home invasion

    HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. — The rapper Pop Smoke has died at the age of 20, according to multiple reports. The Brooklyn native, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot during a home invasion at his house in Hollywood Hills, Pitchfork reports. He was reportedly pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood Wednesday morning. There are currently no suspects in custody. Pop Smoke was best known for his 2019 single “Welcome to the Party,” which was remixed by rappers like […]

  • Cubs Marquee Network will be available to Hulu+LiveTV subscribers in Midwest

    CHICAGO — Marquee Sports Network, the new television home of the Chicago Cubs, announced Monday that Hulu+LiveTV will stream the new network to some subscribers. Through Hulu+LiveTV, subscribers will have access to most spring training games, at least 145 regular-season games, and other Cubs content and programming. The Chicago Tribune reports Hulu and LiveTV+ subscribers in the Midwest will have access to Marquee Network content. Only those who subscribe to the Hulu+ Live TV service and who live in the […]

  • Student athletes celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Day

    It’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day and young athletes in the area have already begun to celebrate. The Making A Difference On and Off The Field Campaign, presented by Buddy’s Helpers and the PepsiCo Showdown, enlisted thousands of student athletes from hundreds of Chicago-area high schools to celebrate National Random Acts of Kindness Week. “This massive annual event is to remind people just how easy it is to spread kindness each and every day,” Joe Trost, executive director of […]

  • Free admission at Chicago museums this February

    CHICAGO —Looking for a way to spend your weekends this February? For Illinois residents, Chicago’s museums have you covered. For the month of February, the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium will offer free general admission to Illinois residents. The Field Museum will be free throughout the month, while the Shedd will offer free admission Feb. 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28. For each museum, visitors will have to provide valid proof of residency. The free admission may not apply to special exhibits. […]

  • Kanye West gives away Yeezy shoes in Chicago Friday

    CHICAGO — Kanye West debuted his latest shoe in his popular Yeezy line by handing them out to fans in Chicago Friday. In honor of his upcoming  YZY QNTM shoe, secret sherps (pictured below)  parked in different locations across the city and distributed the shoes. YZY QNTM "QUANTUM" PRE-ORDER IS NOW LIVE ON YOUR SIZE — YEEZY MAFIA (@theyeezymafia) February 12, 2020 The YZY QNTM is not scheduled to be released nationwide anytime soon. The sherps first appeared […]

  • How does WGN Morning News celebrate Valentine’s Day? These 5 videos explain

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and WGN Morning News is feeling the love. In honor of the special day, here is some of our favorite Valentine’s Day moments from over the years. Larry and Paul celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sybaris Bringing Chicago the news, day in and day out, can take a toll on the mind and body. As a way to relax, WGN Morning News’ anchor Larry Potash and weatherman Paul Konrad celebrated the Valentine’s Day holiday […]

  • 1 dead, 2 others sick from Legionnaires’ disease at Vernon Hills senior living center

    LAKE COUNTY, Ill. — The Lake County Health Department has confirmed three cases of Legionnaires’ disease at Brookdale Senior Living in Vernon Hills. Of the three cases, there is one confirmed death. “They found him on the floor of his apartment totally unresponsive,” Tamara Stewart, one of Bernard Stewart’s daughters, said. Stewart, 92, was rushed to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Initially, doctors believed he was suffering from pneumonia. “They didn’t know what it was until Sunday when he […]

  • Atari video game-themed hotel coming to Chicago

    CHICAGO— You could soon stay at a hotel with a vintage video game name and modern amenities. Atari will license eight hotels in America under its brand, including one here in Chicago. Additional planned locations include  Las Vegas, Denver, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco and San Jose. The company says the hotels will cater to gamers of all ages by offering virtual and augmented reality games alongside esports and retro games. Each guest room will have individual video game themes. Hotel […]

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