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  • Chance the Rapper tries his hand as a WGN-TV weatherman

    CHICAGO – He can win Grammy Awards, host Saturday Night Live and raise money for Chicago Public Schools – but can Chance the Rapper forecast the weather?! The Chicago native had the “chance” to try his hand as a WGN-TV weatherman Friday during the 15th annual WGN Morning News Toy Drive. All toys collected will benefit Chance the Rapper’s youth empowerment charity SocialWorks. Veteran WGN Morning News weatherman Paul Konrad gave Chance some advice: “I’ve been doing this for 20 […]

  • Cost of a Thanksgiving meal drops for second straight year

    ARKANSAS — The cost of a Thanksgiving feast is the cheapest it has been since 2015, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The organization has surveyed the average cost of a Thanksgiving Day meal since 1986. For the 32nd year, AFBF found the national average for the Thanksgiving meal for ten people to be just over $49, or about 1.5% cheaper than in 2016. This marked the second consecutive year that the cost has declined. Walmart has since released a […]

  • Multiple people dead after truck drives down New York City bike path

    NEW YORK — At least six people are dead and several others injured after a truck slammed into multiple people near the World Trade Center in New York City Tuesday afternoon, according to WPIX. The driver of the truck, who was brandishing a fake gun, was shot by police and is in custody. The victims were hit by a Home Depot truck around Hudson Street and Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan shortly after 3 p.m. The driver entered the West Street pedestrian/bike […]

  • Fats Domino, legendary musician, dead at 89

    NEW ORLEANS — Fats Domino, the award winning singer, songwriter and pianist, died on Tuesday night. He was 89. The musical pioneer, born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans in 1928, has been battling health issues for several years. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s office, confirmed the death to the Associated Press. WWOZ spoke to a family member who confirmed the death. Domino pioneered the use of the triplet in popular music, banging out three notes […]

  • Indiana police shoot at actor filming robbery scene for movie

    CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – A movie set turned all too real for one actor when an Indiana police officer fired a shot at him while filming a scene for a movie on Tuesday, according to WXIN. According to Indiana State Police, the Crawfordsville Police Department responded to a 911 call of an apparent armed robbery in progress at Backstep Brewery on North Green Street. The caller told dispatch a man entered the bar wearing a ski mask and holding a gun. […]

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on Thursday she has breast cancer. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote on her official Twitter account. Here’s her full statement: “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” the Emmy-winning actress said. “The good news is that i have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so […]

  • Police release surveillance video of Chicago teen found dead in hotel freezer

    ROSEMONT, Ill. — Police have released surveillance video from the suburban Chicago hotel where 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in a freezer over the weekend, according to WGN-TV. Jenkins’ body was discovered Sunday morning after she had gone to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Village of Rosemont Friday night for a party on the ninth floor. In the videos released by police, Jenkins appears to be stumbling in the hotel kitchen, hallways and out of an elevator. WGN-TV did […]

  • How to check if your information is part of Equifax cybersecurity breach

    The personal information of potentially 143 million Americans may have been accessed by criminals in a cybersecurity incident involving Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies. Equifax has set up a tool to see if your personal information may have been accessed. Editor’s note: Many users are currently reporting the tool is not working for them. While some users are getting a “no” message, many users are only seeing a date for “TrustedID Premier.” If you do not receive […]

  • Equifax data breach could impact 143 million US consumers

    NEW YORK — Credit reporting firm Equifax announced on Thursday nearly half of the US population could be impacted by a data breach incident that happened earlier this year. The information obtained in the breach includes names, social security numbers, birth dates, address, and some driver’s license numbers. Equifax said 143 million consumers could be impacted. According to census.gov, the US population is just over 325 million. The company discovered the breach on July 29 and unauthorized access started in mid-May. In […]

  • Cubs give Steve Bartman a 2016 World Series ring

    CHICAGO — Steve Bartman has been given an official Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series Championship ring as a special gift from the Ricketts family and the Cubs organization, according to WGN. One of the team’s most infamous fans, Bartman is remembered for tipping a foul ball that left fielder Moises Alou unsuccessfully dove for in the stands during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS. Nearly 14 years later, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts felt it was time to extend an olive branch. “On […]