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  • Supreme Court to Rule on Crack Cocaine Sentences

    Supreme Court to Rule on Crack Cocaine Sentences
    WASHINGTON -- Nearly two years ago, President Obama signed into law a "fair sentencing" act to reduce the long prison terms meted out to people who were caught with small amounts of crack cocaine. But the law did not make clear whether it should apply...
  • Heavy storms rumble across area

    Heavy storms rumble across area
    The National Weather Service issued thunderstorm warnings and watches as storms hit the Chicago area this evening. As a thunderstorm warning was issued for portions of Cook County tonight and a thunderstorm watch for most of northeast Illinois was...
  • City kids get lesson in bacon, bloodshed

    City kids get lesson in bacon, bloodshed
    My 7-year-old loves bacon. She loves it almost as much she loves pigs who are still alive. And so our recent farm visit to witness a slaughter was not easy. For years I've been talking to Miranda and her brother, Joe, about appreciating the sources...
  • Ryan reaches end of road: Prison

    Ryan reaches end of road: Prison
    On Wednesday, there was no deal former Gov. George Ryan could cut. There was no one to cajole, and no backroom compromise to be struck. After a long drive from his Kankakee home, Ryan reported to a federal prison camp near Oxford, Wis., to begin...
  • Barbra Streisand furnishes her design taste

    Barbra Streisand furnishes her design taste
    Barbra Streisand, a well-educated student of antiques and vintage decorative arts, has finally declared a major: "Eighteenth century American furniture and the design of the architects Greene and Greene are my special love," she says. Think of it as a...
  • Heavy Rain Hits Chicagoland

    (WGN-AM) - Many communities around Chicago are cleaning up after storms Wednesday night. Some of the areas hardest hit include Northwest Indiana and Rockford. Commonwealth Edison reported 8,000 customers without power as of 5 a.m., with more than half of...
  • Reid's Obama apology: Post-racial land?

     
    by Mark Silva, on Saturday, updated noon EST Sunday We suppose it's sadly inevitable, in the land that is not quite post-racial America, that we're learning, in retrospect, about how some of the white powers of the nation viewed the......
  • Tornadoes rip through central Illinois

    Tornadoes rip through central Illinois
    The storm sirens went off Saturday night as Janet Kresl sat in the living room of her house in Dwight, watching the news. The sirens often sounded with little consequence, so she didn't think much of it. Kresl rose to go to the kitchen but didn't have to...
  • Beaches in Chicago, Evanston To Be Closed Saturday Due to Storms

    Beaches in Chicago, Evanston To Be Closed Saturday Due to Storms
    (WGN-AM)- Beaches in Chicago and Evanston will be closed Saturday after Friday's heavy storms prompted the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District to open the Wilmette locks and discharge runoff into Lake Michigan. "The skies just opened up and dropped...
  • WGN Morning News Movie Club "Back to the Future" Contest OFFICIAL WGN-TV RULES

    WGN Morning News Movie Club "Back to the Future" Contest OFFICIAL WGN-TV RULES
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Click here and enter your Name, Age, Address, Phone Number and EMail jamie@atriptothemovies.com. || ++++++++++++++++++++ 1. TO ENTER: No purchase necessary to enter. Watch WGN Morning News on Thursday, February 25, 2010 between...
  • Adventures on the Illinois

    GRAFTON, Ill.--The Illinois River begins at the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines Rivers near Channahon, which, as everyone knows, is near Minooka. As confluences go, this is not the Monongahela meets the Allegheny. Not much here. The river...