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  • 7-foot tall Walter Payton bobblehead hangs out on Skydeck

    CHICAGO — A giant seven-foot tall Walter Payton bobblehead greeted visitors at the Willis Tower Skydeck Thursday. Fans were able to take pictures with “Sweetness” as they stepped onto the clear platform thousands of feet up in the sky. It is one of 13 that will be appearing around the city throughout the centennial season. The Walter Payton bobblehead will also make stops at the United Center, Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field. The first 20,000 attendees at Sunday’s Bears […]

  • Driver critically injured in I-80/94 crash in Lansing

    LANSING, Ill. — A driver was critically injured in a crash on eastbound Interstate 80/94 in Lansing early Saturday morning. Illinois State Police say the driver was headed east at Torrence just after 4 a.m. when it hit the barrier and clipped the back of a semi. The driver of the car was thrown from the vehicle, and has life threatening injuries. Lanes were shut down as police investigated. They have since reopened.

  • Laporte County government pays $130K ransom to hackers

    LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. —  The government of Laporte County was the latest to have its computer systems taken over by hackers and held for ransom. Laporte County decided to pay the criminals in what experts said was a disturbing and frightening trend. Experts said the vast majority of these attacks, more than 80 percent, start with criminals obtaining log-in credentials, like usernames and passwords, to gain entry to computer networks. From there, they lock out the administrators, and hold data for […]

  • Warmer temperatures approach upcoming week

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  • Firefighter claims severe, permanent disability from Beach Park ammonia spill: lawsuit

    CHICAGO — A firefighter is the latest person to file a lawsuit over the Beach Park ammonia spill in April that sent more than 40 people to the hospital. The 23-year-old firefighter said he has a “severe and permanent disability” from the spill. The lawsuit names the driver of the tractor carrying the ammonia and his employer, John Kevek Farms. It says the company did not train employees correctly or did enough to prevent the spill. An attorney for John […]

  • Weekend heat wave approaches

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  • Hot, humid weekend approaches

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  • K-Pop superstars BTS announce world tour, show at Soldier Field May 11

    Get ready for South Korean boy band BTS and their legions of fans to invade Chicago as one of the world’s most popular musical groups heads to the city this spring. Chicago’s Solider Field will be one of eight stadiums included in a world tour that will span North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Titled “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself,” the BTS World Tour will come to Solider Field on May 11. Tickets will go on sale on March 1. […]

  • My Chicago’s Very Own: Dean shares Chicago dog memories with his siblings

    The WGN Morning News debuts new segment “My Chicagos Very Own” where the talent shares their favorite Chicago memory.

  • Report: Two holdout jurors in Cosby trial

    NORRISTOWN, PA — We’re learning more about what happened in the jury room for the Bill Cosby sexual assault case that ended in a mistrial last weekend. A juror has told ABC News there were two holdouts who refused to convict Cosby. The juror said they were deadlocked after 30 hours but continued deliberations for another 22 hours after the judge told them to keep trying for a verdict. The juror also said they did not talk about allegations of […]

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