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  • How Google and GODCOMPLX is changing the face of tech and entertainment

    When computer scientists, programmers, and other tech-driven roles are portrayed on-screen, there is usually a specific “look” attached to those roles. Now two dynamic women, along with the help of Google and the GODCOMPLX web series, are aiming to change that look, both on screen and IRL. Dariaha Greene, head of strategic partnerships and community and inclusion for Google, paired up with Television Executive Producer, Claire Conroy Brown to create GODCOMPLX, a web-series that features computer scientists from all walks […]

  • Johnsonville recalls 95K pounds of sausage over contamination fears

    WASHINGTON – Johnsonville is recalling roughly 95,393 pounds of its ready-to-eat jalapeño cheddar smoked sausages that may contain a foreign ingredient – hard green plastic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Friday. The meat products under recall were produced and packaged on March 12 and 13, 2019. The 14-ounce vacuum packages have a “best by” date of 06/09/2019, and “EST.34224” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The company announced the recall after a […]

  • Cubs’ Albert Almora overcome with emotion after foul ball hits young fan

    HOUSTON — A child was taken to the hospital after getting struck by a foul ball during Wednesday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros. Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a line drive in the fourth inning into the field-level stands down the third base line, where it hit the girl. He reacted just seconds after the hit when he saw where the ball went, and immediately went to a knee as he was visibly shaken by […]

  • The ultimate insider’s guide to Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Walt Disney Company celebrated the dedication of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Wednesday in a ceremony at Disneyland Park. Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the largest single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park. Iger was joined in front of the Millennium Falcon by Star Wars icons including George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams. The land opens to the general public on May 31, and also at Disney’s Hollywood Studios […]

  • This might be the worst ceremonial first pitch ever

    A Chicago White Sox employee may have made baseball history with the ceremonial first pitch against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday—and not in a good way. In what Deadspin describes as a strong contender for the worst ceremonial first pitch of all time, the pitch from the team’s employee of the month went nowhere near the plate, but hit the camera of team photographer Darren Georgia, who was standing between the mound and first base line. Life comes at you pretty […]

  • Three charged after pregnant woman strangled, baby cut from her womb: Chicago police

    CHICAGO — Three people have been charged after a missing pregnant woman was found dead on Chicago’s Southwest Side, according to police. Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and police officials announced the charges Thursday afternoon while updating the investigation into the death of 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegui, whose mutilated body was found just after midnight Tuesday in a trash bin behind a home on the 4100 block of West 77th Place. Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree Figueroa, 24, were […]

  • Police questioning four in pregnant Chicago woman’s disappearance

    UPDATE: The body of Marlen Ochoa-Uriostegu has been found. The Cook County Medical Examiner has released the following statement: The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity of remains found at 4100 W. 77th Place in Chicago as 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez of the 6000 block of S. Honore St. in Chicago. The Office determined Ms. Ochoa-Lopez’s cause of death as ligature strangulation. The manner of death is homicide. CHICAGO — Police are questioning four people in connection with […]

  • West suburban police warn residents about ‘zombie raccoons’

    RIVERSIDE, Ill. — Police in west suburban Riverside issued a warning to pet owners about “zombie raccoons” in the area that have tested positive for distemper. The animals are called “zombie raccoons” because when they have the disease, they sometimes walk on their back legs, stagger and bare their teeth. There has been a spike in the number of confirmed cases in the Riverside area. The police chief issued a warning to pet owners after three raccoons tested positive and […]

  • How one comedian’s battle with postpartum depression turned laughs into legislation

    Los Angeles-based comedian Angelina Spicer is not only using her experience with postpartum depression (PPD) to make audiences laugh, but also to create a fundamental change in how the illness is perceived in society. “I didn’t even know that black women could get postpartum depression,” Spicer said. “Number one as a black woman, you’re not socially given the permission to just stop and cry.  Like we want to do that so badly.” It was when she couldn’t be funny anymore […]

  • Chicago police: 16-year-old is mother of baby found in alley

    CHICAGO – Chicago police have confirmed a 16-year-old girl is the mother of a newborn found abandoned in an alley. A woman and her daughter discovered the baby boy Tuesday night in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood. He was on top of a garbage bag, inside a shopping bag with his umbilical cord was still attached. The cord was not clamped, so he was bleeding. They brought the baby to a fire station, and a fire department spokesman said the baby was “blue, […]

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