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  • Optometrist claims to invent lens 3x better than 20-20 vision

    BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — An optometrist from British Columbia claims he’s invented the ultimate corrective lenses. Dr. Garth Webb’s device is called the Ocumetic’s bionic lens. He claims it allows you to see three times better than 20-20 vision without wearing contacts or glasses at all. According to Ocumetic’s website, the lens looks like a small button. It’s implanted in the eye during an 8-minute, painless procedure, similar to cataract surgery. It’s folded like a taco and placed in the […]

  • How to fly for free

    CHICAGO — Author Scott Keyes joined WGN Monday morning to give traveling tips, and offer advice on how to fly for free. Keyes is the author of “How To Fly Free: Practical Tips The Airlines Don’t Want You To Know.” Watch his entire interview in the video above.

  • Viewers send in photos of family veterans

  • More than $20K taken from restaurant in overnight burglary

    CHICAGO — At least $20,00 was taken from a Chicago restaurant overnight, a police source told WGN Monday. The burglary occurred on the 3700 block of S. Archer between 2-5 a.m, according to police. An unknown offender or offenders made entry through rear door, damaged  property inside and took currency, police said.  

  • World’s oldest person turns 116

    INKSTER, Mich. — The oldest person in the world celebrated her 116th birthday this weekend. Jeralean Talley turned 116 on Saturday in Inkster, Mich. The great-great grandmother was born in 1899. She earned the tile of world’s oldest living person in April when then record-holder Gertrude Weaver died at the age of 116 in Arkansas.

  • Tornado spotted in Rock Island County

    ILLINOIS CITY, Ill. — Some of the stormy weather in Illinois included at least one tornado. The tornado was spotted in Rock Island County. No injuries or damage were reported. The area could have strong storms throughout the week.

  • Flash floods, tornado slam parts of Texas, Oklahoma

    IRVING, Texas — Record rainfall has slammed parts of Texas and Oklahoma, leaving three people dead. The storms spurred violent flash floods and tornadoes. The storms forced at least 1,000 people to evacuate and swept away hundreds of homes. In the Houston area, a tornado also touched down, injuring two people. Rescue workers in parts of Oklahoma and Texas were called in, making dozens of high-water rescues after flash floods took motorists by surprise. An F1 tornado ripped through Irving, […]

  • Teen among at least 3 dead in shootings since Sunday

    CHICAGO — At least three people were killed in shootings in Chicago since Sunday. A 15-year-old boy was killed in a drive-by shooting at 8 p.m. Sunday night, near 45th and Cottage Grove. A 14-year-old boy who was with him was hit in the leg. Nine people have died in shootings throughout the city since Friday, and more than two-dozen others were injured.  

  • Marginal risk of severe storms in Chicago area Sunday evening, Monday

    CHICAGO — The National Storm Prediction Center has included the northeast Illinois portion of the Chicago area in a marginal risk for severe storms Sunday afternoon and evening. (See dark-green-shaded area on severe storm outlook map above.) With a cold front situated well to the west in the central plains, the Chicago area will rest in the “warm sector” of the weather system the next few days. Monday there will be a marginal risk of severe storms over the far northwestern portion […]

  • African-American family sent letter asking them to move; community outraged

    LINDENHURST, N.Y. — An African-American family in New York reportedly received a racist letter asking them to move, and now the message is being investigated as a hate crime. According to WABC, the Lindenurst, N.Y., family got the anonymous letter claiming their town was “84 percent white” and “you don’t belong here.” “The anger was there, the hurt was there, and then, of course, fear,” Darcell Copes, who received the letter, told the station. “Please leave Lindenhurst as soon as […]

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