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  • Buy your holiday flights this week

    CHICAGO – Now is the perfect time to book your flights for the holidays. According to travel site, Orbitz, you will get the best deals this week by beating the rush of people who wait until the middle of October. Tomorrow is the best day to book your Thanksgiving flight. The average round-trip ticket will cost about $400. The best day to buy tickets home for Christmas is this Friday, when the average round-trip ticket should cost $430. If you […]

  • 4 garage burglaries reported on Chicago’s North Side

    CHICAGO – Police are warning residents of garage burglaries on the city’s North Side. There have been four break-ins over the last month. All the burglaries took place in the Irving Park neighborhood. They happened at the following locations: 3400 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, between 12 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. 3400 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, between 7:45 p.m. and 7 a.m. 3700 block of North Drake Avenue, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. 3700 block of North Central Park […]

  • Chicago Fire Festival taking place this weekend

    CHICAGO – The Great Chicago Fire Festival is giving their spectacle another go. According to The Great Chicago Fire Festival’s website, the event celebrates Chicago residents, culture, and history. Many spectators were disappointed when last year’s main event fizzled out on the Chicago River. Rainy weather prevented two displays from ever catching on fire. The one wooden mansion that did start on fire had just a few flames rather than a blaze. Organizers have been testing this year’s displays. They […]

  • Woman goes zip- lining for her 94th birthday

    TOPEKA, Kan. — A woman did not let knee surgery prevent her from living a lifelong dream. Eleanor Parnell is 94-years-old, she went zip lining for her birthday on Sunday. Family and friends cheered her on as she harnessed up to complete another task on her bucket list. Parnell did not think she would ever be able to do it since she had knee surgery a few years ago. She’s a bit of a daredevil, though. One of her birthday’s […]

  • UPS adding 90K jobs for holiday season

    ATLANTA– The United Parcel Service (UPS) is adding 90,000 jobs nationwide. With the holidays just a few months away, UPS is preparing for package overload by hiring seasonal employees. Position openings include both part-time and full-time jobs for package handlers, drivers and driver helpers. One thousand of those jobs are expected to be available at their Rockford, Illinois facility. The company says some workers could become regular employees after the season ends. You can apply for any jobs via their […]

  • F.D.A. bans some cigarettes

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A) is banning four different types of cigarettes. The banned products are all manufactured by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and include: Camel Crush Bold Pall Mall Deep Set Pall Mall Deep Set Menthol Vantage Tech 13 The F.D.A says the company could not prove that the products met safety standards. The company has not officially responded. In 2009, The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act granted the F.D.A. permission to regulate […]

  • Keurig machines can now make soup

    WATERBURY, Vt. —  You can now make chicken noodle soup using your Keurig! There’s just three steps to make a hot cup of soup for one. First you put the separately packaged noodles into your mug. Then, you put the pod in your Keurig to brew the broth. Lastly, you let the soup sit for three minutes to fully cook the noodles. Finally, it is time to enjoy! The Campbell’s soup K-Cups are now available in stores. They will be […]

  • 10-year-old boy with autism kept in a cage at school

    AUSTRALIA — A 10-year-old boy with autism was kept in a cage at school. The 6-feet tall by 6-feet wide, blue cage was built inside a classroom. The school’s principal had it built to help the boy calm down. It was removed from the school 17 days later after being discovered by a member of the school board. An investigation by Australia’s education board reports that only one employee made the boy use it. Over $5,000 in education funding was used […]

  • Rare pink dolphin spotted again – and she may be pregnant

    CALCASIEU, La. – Pink dolphins are real. Their official name is the Amazon River Dolphin, and they are an endangered species. One pink dolphin, however, is far from the Amazon River. According to WGNO, “Pinky” is often seen swimming around Louisiana. People who live nearby see her so frequently that they named her. Marine experts think “Pinky” might be pregnant. Researchers are curious to see if her baby will also be pink since the coloring could be genetics-related. Pinky’s mother has […]

  • Blood test determines biological age

    LONDON-  A blood test could tell you how long you have to live. King’s college in London conducted a study in which blood cells were able to determine a person’s biological age. A person is assigned a biological age based on the current status of their health. Researchers say blood samples reflect current health conditions and potential risks for disease. People with better test results, and fewer health risks, were more likely to live longer and less lived likely to […]

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