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  • Remembering Sen. John McCain

    John McCain has died at 81. McCain died one day after his family announced he had stopped treatment for brain cancer. McCain would have celebrated his 82nd birthday on Aug. 29. We look back at several of his appearances on WGN Radio. Steve Cochran – August 19, 2016 Steve Cochran -November 5, 2015 Steve Cochran – March 23, 2015 Jonathon Brandmeier – March 19, 2012 Longer version also featuring Dick Vitale John Williams – December 15, 2005 John Williams – […]

  • Crying ‘foul’: Fans upset when ball tossed to young fan grabbed by adult

    CHICAGO – A ball that appeared to be tossed to a young boy holding a baseball glove was grabbed by a man sitting behind him – and as you might expect, the internet has a lot to say on the issue. The video was tweeted on Major League Baseball’s Cut4 twitter account with the words, “When going to a baseball game, DON’T be this guy.” When going to a baseball game, DON'T be this guy. — Cut4 (@Cut4) July […]

  • Firework safety tips to help you enjoy your July 4th

    CHICAGO – Along with the barbecues, family and fun associated with the 4th of July, the National Fire Protection Association wants people to remember that fireworks involve many risks, including extreme burns, fires, and even death. 12,900 people were treated in emergency rooms for firework-related injuries in 2017 – nearly one third of those cases involved children under 15-years-old, according to an NFPA report using data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. To avoid injury from fireworks this 4th of July […]

  • Planters Cheez Balls are coming back – in appropriately retro canisters

    The Kraft Heinz company announced Tuesday that a beloved cheese snack is back after a very long hiatus. “Cheese lovers, say ‘Cheez!’ Top hats off to those who started petitions, created online groups, and wrote snail mail letters asking Planters to bring back their favorite cheesy snack,” the company said in a news release. “Thanks to their dedication over the past 12 years, Planters announces the return of Cheez Balls and Cheez Curls for a limited time,” the release continued. The snacks […]

  • Military dad surprises family at Cubs-Brewers game – just in time for son’s birthday

    MILWAUKEE – Cubs and Brewers fans had more to cheer about than just the game Wednesday. Before the first pitch at Miller Park, a military dad surprised his family. During every game, the team recognizes someone from the military who has proudly served our nation. It’s an opportunity to say thank you to the servicemen and women of our nation, WITI reports. “Ladies and gentleman, please join Network Health in recognizing today’s hero, Colonel Jay Morrison, who’s represented by his wife, Rachel, […]

  • Squirrels stashed 50 pounds of pinecones under car’s hood, Michigan man says

    GAYLORD, Mich. – When your car starts making strange noises, it could be something common, like a loose wire or belt. Or, it could be that squirrels are using it to store their pinecones. Squirrels use vehicle of N. Michigan man to store pinecones — FOX 17 (@FOX17) May 15, 2018 Gabe Awrey sent WXMI this photo of Kellen Moore’s car on Friday. Moore discovered the 50 pounds of pinecones after his vehicle’s air conditioner started making strange […]

  • ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’: What do you hear this voice saying?

    Once again, it’s time for social media users to choose a team – so are you a “Yanny” or “Laurel” person? Instead of an optical illusion, 2018’s version of “the dress” is auditory. The recording of a bot that sounds clearly to be saying “Yanny” for some, and “Laurel” for others, surfaced on Reddit Sunday. “If I cut your ears off and put someone else’s on your head, sounds would sound different,” University of Chicago psychologist Howard Nusbaum told Gizmodo. […]

  • J.K. Rowling says there’s a door to Hogwarts at a Chicago train station

    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling responded to a Twitter user who asked about a door to Hogwarts they spotted at a Chicago train stop.

  • Don’t eat any romaine lettuce, CDC warns, as E. coli outbreak grows

    YUMA, Ariz. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its romaine lettuce recall. It is now advising people throw away whole heads of romaine in addition to chopped romaine. Salad mixes with pieces of romaine should also be discarded. The agency said 53 people in 16 states have become infected with E. coli from lettuce. No deaths have been reported. E. coli Outbreak Update: Based on new data, CDC advises throwing away whole heads of romaine and […]

  • Waco siege 25 years later: Home of the Branch Davidians then and now

    WACO, Texas – It has been 25 years since a 51-day siege between federal agents and a religious sect at a Waco, Texas compound ended with a massive fire and the deaths of 76 people. Shortly after the blaze, the building that once stood on the Mount Carmel Center property, where the Branch Davidians lived, was torn down. Today, that plot of land is almost unrecognizable – the charred remains are gone and lush greenery now covers the land, just […]