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  • Neighbors of ‘Home Alone’ house share behind-the-scenes video of iconic movie 30 years after its release

    WINNETKA, Ill.(WGN) — Almost 30 years ago, a Hollywood film crew made a funny little film about a boy who was accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a European Christmas vacation. Since its release in 1990, “Home Alone” has withstood the test of time. And decades later, the public’s love for the film — and all things related to it — is stronger than ever. That includes the house itself on Lincoln Avenue in Winnetka. Neighbors Joanie […]

  • Sheryl Lee Ralph raises AIDS awareness with DIVAs

    For the past 30 years, Tony nominated actress and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph has worked to raise HIV/ AIDS awareness through the DIVA Foundation. DIVA, which stands for Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware, is a non-profit organization Ralph founded after losing so many of her friends to AIDS during a time when few people knew anything about the life threatening disease. Ralph witnessed so many people turn their backs on people affected by AIDS. “The community, everyone, people of all kinds […]

  • Melania Trump unveils 2019 White House Christmas decorations

    WASHINGTON (WJW) – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The White House and first lady posted video late Sunday of the 2019 Christmas decorations inside the White House. The nearly minute long video featured Melania Trump putting the finishing touches on several trees and walking through the White House admiring the decorations. In a post on Twitter, the first lady wrote, “‘The Spirit of America’ is shining in the White House! I am delighted […]

  • Hips don’t lie: Chicago woman sets new hula-hooping record

    CHICAGO (WGN) — There’s a new Guinness World Record holder in Chicago. Jenny Doan broke the record for longest consecutive hula hooping. She hula hooped for 100 hours — earning only five minute breaks for each hour she hula hooped. That’s over four days of hula hooping with less than three hours sleep. Her roommates were there on Saturday to cheer her on the whole way, and it was all for a good cause. Doan raised over $4,500 for Mental […]

  • Lost In America: The Film that aims to put a spotlight on the Homeless Youth Crisis In America

    According to the The National Network for Youth, there are an estimated 4.2 million homeless youth living in America. These are some of the statistics that filmmaker Rotimi Rainwater cites in his up-and-coming documentary film, ‘Lost In America,’ about the lives of youth living on the street in the United States.  “Seven-hundred thousand of those youth are under the age of 18. Seventy-five percent of homeless youth get propositioned for sex within the first 48 hours. Hundreds of thousands of […]

  • Chicago bar installs over 70 Big Mouth Billy Bass to sing popular songs in unison

    CHICAGO — Remember the Big Mouth Billy Bass singing fish that was so popular back in the 90s? Well, a bar in Chicago now has more than 70 of them hanging on a wall singing popular songs in unison. Ashley Albert, a co-owner of the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, said coming up with the idea and finding the fish was one thing; choreographing the fish was another. Albert brought in Adam Lassy, a partner of design group Studio Quasi in […]

  • Drone photographer stumbles upon Chicago couple’s engagement from the air

    CHICAGO, Ill. (WGN) – Under the wood pavilion in Lincoln Park, a local photographer accidentally caught a Chicago couple’s engagement. Bret Habura was using his drone to photograph autumn colors in Lincoln Park Nov. 1st when he saw something that caught his eye. “Some guy is down on one knee, and I just remember thinking ‘if he is and I’m right, then I need to make sure to get this shot,’” Habura said. Back on the ground, Bryan Bradshaw was […]

  • Alex Trebek gets choked up over contestant’s answer

    NEW YORK (WJW) – “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek got a little emotional during Monday’s show. Contestant Dhruv Gaur didn’t know the answer to the “Final Jeopardy” question so he opted for words of encouragement for the longtime host who is battling pancreatic cancer. “We love you, Alex!” he wrote. “That’s very kind of you,” Trebek said. Alex Trebek getting choked up during Final Jeopardy today messed me all the way up. #Jeopardy #WeLoveYouAlex pic.twitter.com/QJVP4hJpGV — sabreena (@aneerbas) November 12, 2019 […]

  • Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for procedure to relieve pressure on his brain

    ATLANTA (WGHP) – Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to the hospital Monday night for a procedure, The Carter Center announced. Carter, 95, was admitted to Emory University Hospital for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding due to recent falls. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning. “President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” The Carter Center said in a statement. Carter fell in his Plains, Georgia home Oct. 21, […]

  • How veterans treatment court can improve the mental state of vets involved in the justice system

    LOS ANGELES – As the nation works towards normalizing conversations around mental health wellness, Melissa Fitzgerald, former “West Wing” star turned “actorvist,” urges others to support programs that help give second chances to veterans involved in the justice system due to mental health disorders or substance abuse.   Politicians like Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally, along with four other U.S. senators, are working on bipartisan bills for expanding veteran treatment courts across the country.   A majority of the public is not aware of […]

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