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  • Woman says she found bed bugs at Near West Side service agency
    CHICAGO — A Chicago woman said she found bed bugs Monday at a social service agency on the Near West Side. The woman, who asked not to be named, said she was at Illinois Action for Children, 1340 S. Damen Ave., about 9 a.m. Monday when she noticed a bug infestation... Read more »
  • Suburban officer shot on duty honored with street sign
    PARK FOREST, Ill. — A Park Forest police officer who was critically wounded in a 2016 shooting was honored with a street sign Monday. Officer Tim Jones was trying to catch a suspect on March 19, 2016, when he was shot twice in his head, WGN's Erik Runge reports. Jones has undergone... Read more »
  • For the Record: Bulls officially eliminated from the playoffs with loss to the Knicks
    NEW YORK – When first hearing the main fact that came from Monday’s defeat for the Bulls, some might have been surprised. In fact, there is one answer that many people had: Didn’t that already happen? We’ll, no. Not until Monday at Madison Square Garden, even if the Bulls were considered out of... Read more »
  • #FeedonThis: A most unique Man Crush Monday
    CHICAGO - Typically the choices for Man Crush Monday tend to come from the four major professional sports or sometimes College Football or Basketball. But Monday brought a few unique choices from Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman - and one of them wasn't even an athlete. That's part of #FeedonThis from Monday's... Read more »
  • Brother of Parkland shooting suspect arrested at Stoneman Douglas High
    MIAMI — The brother of the teen charged with killing 17 people at a Florida school was arrested Monday afternoon for trespassing at the same school, authorities said. Zachary Cruz, 18, was arrested at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and charged with trespassing on school grounds, a Broward Sheriff’s Office report... Read more »


  • Teen with autism honored as manager of suburban basketball team
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. -- For as long as he can remember, Andrew Koppel loved basketball. Since freshman year, he never missed a Lake Zurich home game and got as close to the action as he could. "As a mom with a son with special needs, you worry about your child being... Read more »
  • Suburban mom runs 152 miles in 5 days to honor her own mother’s battle with MS
    Kelli McDonald was in 8th grade when her mom began waking up in excruciating pain. Pain that was ultimately diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis. Over the years she has watched her mom's health deteriorate, and along with it, her own determination grow, to do something about it. For the last five years,... Read more »
  • ‘Mummies’ uses technology to unravel mysteries after thousands of years
    CHICAGO —  Some may be around 2,000 years old, but the mysteries of the mummies in the Field Museum's newest exhibit have only unraveled in recent years thanks to modern technology. "CT scanning has really made a tremendous difference to how we approach mummies because before that we were afraid to... Read more »
  • Forget BINGO, these seniors are learning to scuba
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Most senior citizens will do just about anything to avoid being hooked up to an oxygen tank, but 91-year-old Velma Robinson and her friend Helen signed up for it, donning goggles, fins and a 45 lb. oxygen tank to try scuba diving for the first time. "I just can't... Read more »
  • Retired preschool teacher brings learning to children in underserved Chicago neighborhoods
    CHICAGO -- They say once you're a teacher, it's always in your blood. That couldn't be more true than for retired preschool teacher Michelle Dinneen-White. It bothered her that young children in certain parts of our city weren't getting the same leg up when it came to early education. So what... Read more »


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