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Tip: Clear Your Phone Browser of Porn Sites Before Using Said Phone in News Segment

That’s just a simple tip, guys. If you’re going to use your iPhone to film stock video for a local news segment, it might be wise to make sure your bookmarks and history list doesn’t read “Pornhub Mobile.” Or, I guess, if you truly don’t care – well, power to you. A WGN (Chicago) report on a new app called …

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Winter Storm Hercules Heads to the Northeast

Before Winter Storm Hercules is finished with the US, roughly 1 in 3 Americans will have seen snow in the early days of 2014. The massive storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest on New Years Day, and is now slamming the Northeast. According to meteorologist Chris Dolce, Hercules could reach blizzard proportions in …

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Marla Sokoloff Blogs About Mommy Guilt

Actress and singer Marla Sokoloff is tackling the subject of mommy guilt on her People celebrity blog. In her December 11 blog post titled “Searching for the Mommy Guilt Handbook“, Sokoloff told readers about a recent nine day work trip to Chicago, and how hard it was to leave her 21 month-old daughter Elliotte behind in Los Angeles. Sokoloff described …

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Chicago Plant Explosion: RAW video

Two people were injured when a chemical plant exploded south of Chicago Friday. The company, Blue Island Phenol, manufactures acetone and phenol which is used to manufacture certain herbicides, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. According to the company, the cause of the explosion is attributed to a power outage after a storm, stopping cooling and circulation systems, allowing the heat of the …

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Kohl’s Shooting Suspects’ Bonds Set at $400K & $100K

The suspects in a Thanksgiving night shooting at a Kohl’s store in Romeoville, Illinois, have now been officially charged and their bonds’ set by an Illinois judge. Robert Russell, the alleged suspect who was running from the store when officers arrived at the scene, has been charged with attempted murder, retail theft, and obstructing an officer. His bond has been …

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Kohl’s Shooting Leads to Charges of Two Black Friday Shoplifters

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and be grateful for what you do have, but for others, it’s a time to remember ALL the things they don’t have and partake in a little retail theft. Two men have been charged in a Black Friday incident that took place at a Kohl’s store location in Romeoville, Ill. At 10 p.m. …

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John Stewart Gets Pizza from Chicago Mayor Emanuel

John Stewart is in deep (dish) trouble in Chicago. After his Chicago-focused rant on Wednesday night’s “Daily Show“, he may have lost numerous viewers from the Windy City. His rant was in response to the anger surrounding the decision to name the new One World Trade Center the tallest building in America, over the current title holder, Chicago’s Willis Tower, …

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Rod Blagojevich Comes From a Long Line of Shysters

It’s been almost 5 years since former Illinois governor Rod Balgojevich was unceremoniously removed from office. For 4 years prior to that he had been under Federal Bureau of Investigation watch for corruption. But when Blago, as he became known in the tabloids, attempted to “sell” the now-vacated seat of former United States Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, things came …

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Rod Blagojevich Appeal Appears Weak at Best

Rod Blagojevich’s attempted appeal of his corruption conviction doesn’t look like it’s going to hold water. Prosecuters, in a lengthy 169 page response, balk at the idea that Blagojevich’s shenanigans were just ordinary “political horse-trading”. Prosecutors rebutt this theory and more in the document, which is in response to the Democrat’s July appeal with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of …

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Chicago Sinkhole Scares Local Residents

This month, Chicago, Illinois, has been in the news quite a lot. First, for the alligator discovered at O’Hare Airport, Charlie Trotter‘s death, and now Chicago is in the public eye again due to a sinkhole that has appeared in a local South Side neighborhood. According to ABC News affiliate WLS in Chicago, the massive sinkhole appeared on Sunday, November …

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Charlie Trotter, The Famed Chef, Dies At 54

Charlie Trotter, who is said to have redefined fine dining, passed away today. He was a chef in a Chicago restaurant which was considered one of the finest in the world. He was found this morning in his home in Lincoln Park unconscious, and had stopped breathing. Trotter was then taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. …

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Alligator Discovered at O’Hare Airport

There’s an old saying which states certain unlikely things will occur whenever pigs fly. While that adynaton has yet to come true, alligators were close to achieving the dream of pigs yesterday when one was discovered at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The alligator, named Allie by those who found and rescued her, was first spotted by a passenger, who then reported …

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