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  • Sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death, especially for women, study says

    Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and, to a lesser extent, from cancer, according to new research. Compared with women who had sugary beverages less than once per month, those who had more than two servings a day — defined as a standard glass, bottle or can — had a 63% increased risk of premature death, according to a study published Monday […]

  • Chris Chelios talks Blackhawks and baseball

    Blackhawks Hall of Famer Chris Chelios stops by the morning show to discuss the team’s playoff chances in the homestretch of the season and catching up with former head coach Joel Quenneville recently. Chelios is also throwing out the first pitch at the Chicago Dogs season opener in Rosemont, where the team is attempting a world record for the “largest gathering of wieners in one location.” For your chance to be a part of history on May 17, buy tickets at TheChicagoDogs.com

  • West Chicago’s Cascade Drive-In to close its doors

    WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — The Cascade Drive-In in West Chicago announced that it was forced to shut down after 58 years in business. The operators made the announcement via Facebook stating the beloved property is closing for good. Cascade’s lease ended on Dec. 31, and the landowners are selling the property. The drive-in’s owner says he is devastated that the popular business has to close. “The land is not sold and is not under contract nor has any new plan […]

  • Southwest begins flights to Hawaii

    Southwest Airline’s inaugural flight to Hawaii arrived without a hitch. It landed yesterday at Honolulu’s International Airport, marking the beginning of Southwest’s service to Hawaii. Southwest kicked off its service with flights from several California cities, for as low as $49 each way. By May, Southwest hopes to have more than 12 daily flights from California to Hawaii.

  • How to make traditional Irish Soda Bread

    Mary Corcoran teaches Marcus Leshock how to make traditional Irish Soda Bread just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day. Corcoran, who grew up in County Cork, Ireland grew up having Irish Soda Bread nearly everyday as it was a staple in her household. “The Native American’s discovered baking soda,” Corcoran said. “It was brought to Europe around the 1840’s. They started making soda bread and that’s how it started.”   Ingredients: 4 cups flour 4 Tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking […]

  • Highlights from WGN Morning News’ annual St. Patrick’s Day party

    WGN Morning News held their annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration at 115 Bourban Street on the South Side. Check out some highlights!

  • Mr. Fix It with green products for St. Patrick’s Day

    Mr. Fix It brings you green products for St. Patrick’s Day.

  • ‘Sexy koala’ striking seductive pose goes viral

    QUEENSLAND, Australia — A koala photographed striking a seductive pose has gone viral. The captivating animal was captured in the alluring pose by photographer Ross Long at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in Queensland, Australia. The photo was posted to Instagram by Long with the caption, “Draw me like one of your French girls, Jack,” referencing a famous Titanic scene where Kate Winslet poses nude for a painting by Leonardo DiCaprio. The photo quickly received thousands of comments and likes. “He’s […]

  • Honda recalls 1.2M more vehicles with dangerous air bags

    DETROIT —A type of Takata air bag inflator once thought to be safe has now come under scrutiny after a crash and explosion in Maryland injured the driver of a Honda minivan. The incident forced Honda on Tuesday to recall about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America from the 2001 to 2016 model years to replace inflators that had not been included in the massive string of Takata recalls for air bags that can hurl shrapnel into the […]

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods to stop selling guns in more than 100 stores

    Dick’s Sporting Goods announced it will stop selling guns in some of its stores. Dick’s will pull firearms and hunting products from 125 stores in August. The company is one of the largest firearms retailers in the world. Dick’s CEO scaled back gun sales last year after learning that Parkland High School shooter Nikolas Cruz had bought a gun from a Dick’s store. The company has already banned the sale of assault-style weapons, and restricted gun sales to people over […]

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