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  • Ryan Newman leaves hospital with daughters after horrific crash during Daytona 500

    Best sight ever!!! — Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 19, 2020 NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is out of the hospital. Roush Fenway Racing shared a photo of Newman leaving Halifax Medical Center with his two daughters at his side. Roush Fenway Racing released a statement earlier Wednesday, announcing that the racer was improving and included a photo of Newman and his girls. Ryan Newman Continues Great Improvement — Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020 “Ryan Newman continues to show […]

  • Rod Blagojevich speaks at Denver airport prior to flight home: ‘I’m profoundly grateful to President Trump’

    DENVER (WGN) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was released from a Colorado prison Tuesday hours after President Donald Trump announced he commuted Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence. WGN spoke exclusively with Blagojevich as he arrived at the Denver airport to catch his flight home to Chicago. Blagojevich thanked a supporter on the tram, saying, “It means a lot to me, thank you, appreciate you guy. Have a safe trip.” Blagojevich also expressed his gratitude to President Trump. “It’s been a […]

  • Jussie Smollett indicted by special prosecutor

    CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett has been indicted by special prosecutor Dan Webb, nearly a year after charges against the former “Empire” actor for allegedly orchestrating a hoax attack on himself were dropped. WGN has confirmed Smollett has been indicted on six counts, among them disorderly conduct, the same offense he was accused of in 2019. In January of 2019, Smollett claimed he was the victim of a hateful attack in the touristy Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville. Police and prosecutors claimed […]

  • Bill would ban Illinois drivers from pumping their own gas

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WGN) — Illinois drivers would no longer pump their own gas under a bill being considered in the state Legislature. The proposal would create the Gas Station Attendant Act and mandate that no gas may be pumped at a gas station in Illinois unless a gas station attendant does it, reports WGN. The bill, sponsored by Lawmaker Camille Lilly (D-Oak Park), had its first reading on Feb. 5 and was then referred to the House Rules Committee. It still has […]

  • Legendary actor Kirk Douglas dead at 103, People reports

    LOS ANGELES – Renowned actor, producer, director and author Kirk Douglas has died at the age of 103, according to a statement obtained by People. “It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103,” his son, Michael, wrote. “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the […]

  • Health officials confirm 1st case of coronavirus in Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. (WITI) – Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services have confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the state. The patient is in Madison at UW Hospital after being exposed while traveling to China within the past two weeks. Health officials said the patient showed up at UW Hospital’s ER with flu-like symptoms but was never admitted to the hospital. The patient was placed on “home isolation” per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, with […]

  • Mag Mile Gucci store smash-and-grab robbers caught on video

    CHICAGO (WGN) — Several thieves were caught on video running from the scene of a smash-and-grab at a Gucci store in downtown Chicago Friday afternoon. A group of teenagers wearing surgical masks ran into the store at 900 N. Michigan Ave. around 4:30 p.m. and grabbed as many purses as possible, shattering at least one display case in the process. The teens then ran out and jumped into an SUV. The brazen heist happened along the Magnificent Mile, a bustling […]

  • Sorry, SweetHeart: Popular Valentine’s candy hearts mostly blank

    (WIAT) — After missing the 2019 Valentine season, SweetHearts conversation candies are returning, but that’s not saying much. Literally. Due to a production mishap, the majority of SweetHearts candies, typically inscribed with sweet nothings, are now just sweets with nothing on them. The popular candy was purchased by Spangler Candy Company after the original maker, Necco, filed for bankruptcy in 2018. Although the purchase was made too late for the candies to have a 2019 season, Spangler was determined to […]

  • Fans, celebrities react to death of retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant

    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a fiery helicopter crash along with four other people in Calabasas Sunday morning. The news sent shockwaves online, with fans, athletes and celebrities taking to Twitter to mourn the beloved 41-year-old basketball superstar. A large crowd also gathered outside Staples Center Sunday afternoon to mourn Bryant. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti released a statement responding to Bryant’s death, saying the basketball “will live forever in the heart of Los […]

  • CDC says Chicago woman is second coronavirus case in US

    CHICAGO — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in Chicago. Authorities believe case is travel-related and the Chicago woman, in her 60s, came in through O’Hare International Airport on Jan. 13. She had been in Wuhan, China, the region where the coronavirus outbreak originated last month. The woman is hospitalized in isolation. She is reported to be well and in stable condition. Health officials are currently monitoring 63 patients across […]

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