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  • Dean appointed to investigate Burge torture claims

    Prison Inmates claiming they were tortured by former Chicago police commander jon burge will get their day in court. After 13 years of courtroom debate…hearing after hearing, the Honorable Paul Biebel, Presiding Judge, ordered an unpaid  “special master” be appointed to work with attorneys to find out exactly how many men in the state penitentiary should have their torture claims reevaluated. David Yellen, the Dean of the Loyola University Law School will work with his students for free to come […]

  • 7:30pm Snowfall totals

    Heaviest snowfall at 7:30 pm was just moving over Soldier Field with another moderate band passing through northern Cook County. Snowfall accumulating between a half-inch and inch per hour is common in the heavier bands. At Gurnee 3.8 inches has fallen this afternoon/evening. Some of the latest reports: Location     Snowfall (inches) Northbrook      0.8 Gurnee            3.8 Crystal lake     2.2 St. Charles      2.3

  • Snowy Saturday night for the Hawks

    Light to moderate snow continues to fall across much of the Chicago Metro area including the Loop where the Chicago Blackhawks are playing  the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stadium Series at Soldier Field. Keeping up with the falling snow on the ice has been a challenge. The visibility had dropped to 1/2 mile at O’Hare in moderate snow, while Midway Airport reported 3/4 mile in light snow. Area snowfall so far this afternoon and evening has totaled up to 2 inches mainly north and […]

  • Snow! 1-3″city and 2-4″ north

    Snow is in the air in Chicago for the 8th time this season. Not since November 25–nearly two weeks ago– when 0.5″ fell, has there been measurable snowfall here. And, while this snow system won’t produce huge snow totals, it marks the first time much of the area will emerge from a snowfall with an accumulation on the ground. It’s likely to be the Chicago area’s biggest snow accumulation with a system in the nearly 9 months since 9.2″ fell […]

  • How to make Lasagna in the slow cooker

    Slow Cooker Lasagna Helen’s Lasagna Makes 6-8 servings Prep. Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 4-5 hoursIdeal slow-cooker size: 6-qt. Ingredients: 1 lb. ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 29-oz. can tomato sauce 1 cup water 6-oz. can tomato paste 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. dried oregano 8-oz. pkg. lasagna noodles, uncooked 4 cups (16 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese 1 1/2 cups (12 oz.) small-curd cottage cheese1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Cook beef, onion, and garlic […]

  • Mom, aunt charged in deadly fire

    A mother and aunt have been charged in connection to the deadly fire that claimed the lives of two children early Saturday morning. Britany Meakens, 22, and Tatiana Meakens, 23, of the 6400 block of S. Paulina, have each been charged with two felony counts of endangering a child causing death and two misdemeanor counts of endangering the life/health of a child, according to  Chicago Police News Affairs. Both women are due in court this morning at 26th and California. The fire […]

  • Tips for keeping warm this winter

    From warm beverages to cozy boots, here are some ideas for keeping warm this winter.

  • How to make chocolate mice

    Event: The Ruth Page Civic Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 3:00 p.m. ECC Arts Center 1700 Spartan Drive Elgin Chocolate Mice Truffle ganache: 10 oz milk or dark chocolate 6 oz heavy cream 1.5 oz Corn syrup (optional) Decoration: Almond slices for the ears Melted milk or dark chocolate for the eyes, nose, and tail Optional: Additional melted chocolate for dipping Bring heavy cream to a boil and pour over finely chopped chocolate in […]

  • Pat Tomasulo talks to the World’s Tallest Harlem Globe Trotter

    Tiny Sturgess stopped by this morning to play a little basketball with WGN’s Pat Tomasulo.

  • Holocaust tour to stop in Chicago

    The 20th Anniversary of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is coming up in 2013, and there will be a special tour to commemorate the occasion with a stop in Chicago. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW Washington, DC Event: 20th Anniversary National Tour: Chicago Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:00 a.m. Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington Street Chicago For a list of events:

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