December 5, 2016

Last week two of the biggest tourist towns in the United States, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, were ravaged by numerous wildfires that officials have suspected as arson. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge lay in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Sevier County. The fi...

November 21, 2016

An 86-year-old Georgia man has made quite a few premature babies a little cozier this holiday season. Ed Moseley has knitted more than 300 hats to donate to the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Moseley taught himself to knit so that he could make the hats...

November 14, 2016

That Super Big Gulp isn’t going to cost you $1.59 in Cook County anymore. But don’t get your hopes up that 7-11 reduced their prices… they didn’t. Cook County just approved a one cent per ounce tax on all sugary beverages, so now you’ll be dishing out a little over $2....

November 13, 2016

If the trend continues, Will County could see 80 heroin-related deaths this year. Last week, Will County Coroner, Patrick K. O’Neil, confirmed the 58th heroin-related fatality in 2016. The previous record for heroin deaths was at 53 people, in both 2012 and 2015. The c...

October 24, 2016

A new electronics recycling program will open in Joliet on Tuesday, October 25. Residents can get rid of up to two TVs and as many electronics as they need to. The collection site is at the northwest corner of Ottawa and Marion streets, across the street from the Will...

October 15, 2016

Today is Sweetest Day, typically known by most as a “Hallmark Holiday” that basically gives us a second Valentine’s Day in October. However, most people forget about Sweetest Day. If we remember, we give our significant others candy, cards, flowers and teddy bears just...

October 8, 2016

As Hurricane Matthew bears down on the U.S., many Americans have been evacuated from their homes, schools have been shut down and windows boarded up as they brace for the storm. President Obama has already declared a state of emergency in Florida, Georgia, North Caroli...

October 2, 2016

Thomas Rhett is going to gain some serious brownie points with his wife after she hears his latest single, “Star of the Show.” Rhett admitted that his last love song, “Die a Happy Man” was written for his wife, Lauren. He says this new song is written about his wife as...

September 26, 2016

Will County has just acquired a new American Kennel Club (AKC) Pet Disaster Relief trailer. The county received the trailer thanks to the national AKC Pet Disaster Relief program and local AKC dog clubs. The AKC Pet Disaster Relief program is a national program that he...

September 19, 2016

Well we all know by now that Chicago’s beloved Cubbies have clinched the National League Central Division title. That’s great for their fans that haven’t seen a successful team on the North Side in I don’t know how many years, but for Sox fans, to put it nicely, it suc...

September 10, 2016

Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of September 11, the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Three thousand thirty people were killed when four planes were brought down by hijackers across the country. Two planes demolished both of the World Trade Center towers in New...

September 6, 2016

2015 was the deadliest year on the roads in five decades and 2016 is on track to be even worse. CNN reports that there were 35,092 auto-related deaths in 2015, up 7.2 percent from 2014. The National Safety Council stated that fatalities for 2016 were up 9 percent in ju...

August 10, 2016

A new training program used at Fort Carson in Colorado could help saves lives during military combat. The program is called Medical Simulation Training Center, MSTC for short. MSTC trains military medics in almost every battlefield situation imaginable.

The program uses...

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