Former Democratic governor Rod Blagojevich lauds Trump after being granted clemency: 'I’m profoundly grateful'
Former Democratic governor Rod Blagojevich lauds Trump after being granted clemency: 'I’m profoundly grateful'

The Republican president said the punishment imposed on the Chicago Democrat and one-time contestant on Trump's reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice was excessive

Over 2,500 aborted fetuses found in controversial Illinois doctor's garage to get mass burial in Indiana
Over 2,500 aborted fetuses found in controversial Illinois doctor's garage to get mass burial in Indiana

Ulrich Klopfer, who was 79, performed tens of thousands of abortions over 40 years, mainly in Indiana

Trump calls Bloomberg 'total racist' after NYC ex-mayor defends stopping and frisking of minorities on tape
Trump calls Bloomberg 'total racist' after NYC ex-mayor defends stopping and frisking of minorities on tape

It was, however, surprising to see the attack coming from Trump who himself supports the stop-and-frisk policy and has emphasized cracking down on crime and immigration

Melania may follow Michelle Obama's example and play active role in Trump's bid to regain presidency in 2020
Melania may follow Michelle Obama's example and play active role in Trump's bid to regain presidency in 2020

Just as Michelle had become her husband's Barack's secret weapon when it came to campaigning during both his bids, Melania too is all set to host a set of fundraisers for her husband

Wuhan coronavirus: Fifth case of deadly disease confirmed in US even as CDC awaits test results of 70 others
Wuhan coronavirus: Fifth case of deadly disease confirmed in US even as CDC awaits test results of 70 others

CDC has tested over 100 samples from 26 states of which five have tested positive and 25 have tested negative

Coronavirus nurse claims 90,000 people infected in shocking video, is China suppressing true scale of infection?
Coronavirus nurse claims 90,000 people infected in shocking video, is China suppressing true scale of infection?

'We don’t care what the government says. I will tell you through social media. Everyone, please donate masks, glasses, and clothes to Wuhan,' she appealed in the now-viral video

Coronavirus: Chicago woman is second confirmed case in the US, patient being treated in isolation at hospital
Coronavirus: Chicago woman is second confirmed case in the US, patient being treated in isolation at hospital

The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but three or four days later she called her doctor to report feeling sick

Elections 2020: Why Iowa is the first big battleground in the US presidential polls
Elections 2020: Why Iowa is the first big battleground in the US presidential polls

The Hawkeye State doesn't have a heavy clout like say California. Yet, it has continued to be the state where the first caucuses of the presidential elections take place every four years

Truck crashes into Starbucks in Illinois causing building to collapse, four seriously injured
Truck crashes into Starbucks in Illinois causing building to collapse, four seriously injured

Fire and rescue personnel extracted one person from beneath the vehicle, police said in a statement

Project Veritas exposé: Sanders staffer says 'cities will burn' if he loses, brands Trump supporters as Nazis
Project Veritas exposé: Sanders staffer says 'cities will burn' if he loses, brands Trump supporters as Nazis

The sting video was released days after Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe said he would release the "first bombshell tape" of the 2020 election

NFL regular-season ratings increase 5% from 2018 taking them to the highest in three years
NFL regular-season ratings increase 5% from 2018 taking them to the highest in three years

More than 182 million people tuned in to sample a game during the year, a figure which represents the highest viewership the league has drawn since the 2016 season

‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey
‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey

The study surveyed 2,000 adults online about the rudest city in the country and the respondents ranked the Apple residents at the top of the list

Trump tells black voters that Democrats have only let them down and his words are making an impact
Trump tells black voters that Democrats have only let them down and his words are making an impact

Even though the Republican received only 8 percent of black votes in 2016, yet the 'Black Voices for Trump' is being seen as something serious to boost his support among the blacks in the next election.

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg shown the door after deadly crashes of marquee aircraft Max 737
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg shown the door after deadly crashes of marquee aircraft Max 737

The Chicago manufacturer said Monday that Muilenburg will depart immediately. The board's current chairman David Calhoun will officially take over on January 13.

Trump to sign executive order that interprets Judaism as a race and nationality, not just religion
Trump to sign executive order that interprets Judaism as a race and nationality, not just religion

The move will help the pro-Israel administration combat anti-Israel sentiments on educational campuses. However, Trump's own words have time and again annoyed the Jewish-American sentiments in the US

Michelle Obama calls Trump impeachment hearings 'surreal' but says America has 'seen worse times'
Michelle Obama calls Trump impeachment hearings 'surreal' but says America has 'seen worse times'

“We have seen worse times, we have seen tough times in this country. We have gone through depressions and wars and bombings and terrorist attacks and we’ve gone through Jim Crow and we’ve always come out stronger," the former first lady said.

Rapper Juice Wrld dies aged 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport
Rapper Juice Wrld dies aged 21 after suffering a seizure at Chicago's Midway airport

He suffered the seizure while walking through the airport and was bleeding from the mouth when paramedics arrived

Colin Kaepernick snubbed by NFL again as injury-plagued Detroit Lions recruit two young quarterbacks instead
Colin Kaepernick snubbed by NFL again as injury-plagued Detroit Lions recruit two young quarterbacks instead

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played a single game in the NFL ever since he left the 49ers at the end of the 2016 session

ICE comes under fire for creating fake university to 'bait and arrest' foreign students with legal visas
ICE comes under fire for creating fake university to 'bait and arrest' foreign students with legal visas

The Department of Homeland Security created a fake university called the University of Farmington and ICE officials used the institute to arrest students

Tucker Carlson is convinced Michelle Obama cannot be ruled out from 2020 presidential elections even though she said she's not interested
Tucker Carlson is convinced Michelle Obama cannot be ruled out from 2020 presidential elections even though she said she's not interested

The Conservative political commentator said there are enough signs that suggest the former first lady could eventually come to the Democrats' rescue next year against Donald Trump.

Illinois schools put students in solitary confinement where they 'banged their heads against walls, urinated in their pants', claims probe
Illinois schools put students in solitary confinement where they 'banged their heads against walls, urinated in their pants', claims probe

Teachers and administrators were found to violate state law by locking children in timeout rooms for minor wrongdoings like shouting or spilling milk

Chicago school district allows transgender students unrestricted locker-room access: 'It's a great first step'
Chicago school district allows transgender students unrestricted locker-room access: 'It's a great first step'

Although the district's decision has been welcomed by many, there were some who opposed it, terming "egregious" the move to turn "all intimate spaces coed"

America is not drinking milk much, forcing its biggest milk-producing company file for bankruptcy
America is not drinking milk much, forcing its biggest milk-producing company file for bankruptcy

People's shift to soda, juice, almond milk and other food items has seen a steady drop in demand and it has left the milk-producing firms to struggle. The demand for butter and cheese has not been affected though.

3 killed in mid-Michigan crash, 8-year-old girl dies in Kansas as Arctic blast brings heavy snow and ice across US
3 killed in mid-Michigan crash, 8-year-old girl dies in Kansas as Arctic blast brings heavy snow and ice across US

About 1,220 flights were canceled at Chicago's airports and officials in the area opened warming centers. In Michigan, some schools closed early, as did dozens of schools in the St. Louis area.

Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot in neck during car chase, in critical condition
Chicago rapper Lil Reese shot in neck during car chase, in critical condition

According to Country Club Hills police, when they arrived at the scene the victim had already been taken to the hospital

Arctic blast to hit over 80,000 homeless Chicago residents, more than 600 flights cancelled as record-breaking cold expected
Arctic blast to hit over 80,000 homeless Chicago residents, more than 600 flights cancelled as record-breaking cold expected

Amid the winter weather advisory, more than 600 flights have also been canceled at O’Hare and Midway Airports.

Robert Norris, the original face of Marlboro cigarettes, dies at 90 having never smoked
Robert Norris, the original face of Marlboro cigarettes, dies at 90 having never smoked

Robert Norris had never smoked in his life and had quit the Marlboro advertising campaign because he felt he was setting a bad example for his children.

McDonald's HR chief David Fairhurst quits company after CEO Steve Easterbrook's ouster, family cries foul: Report
McDonald's HR chief David Fairhurst quits company after CEO Steve Easterbrook's ouster, family cries foul: Report

While no official reasoning was given about Fairhurst's exit, his family alleged he was forced to quit because the firm believed he knew about the ousted CEO's affair with a colleague and yet did nothing.

Buffalo Wild Wings staff fired after forcing African-American family to leave as racist customer didn't want ‘black people sitting near’
Buffalo Wild Wings staff fired after forcing African-American family to leave as racist customer didn't want ‘black people sitting near’

After continuing to glare at the family for some time, the customer was seen talking to the staff of the restaurant. Soon after, the manager approached the Vahls and informed them they'll have to be shifted to a new table. “These seats are reserved,” the manager told them despite this not being true

Sacked McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook’s brother-in-law calls him ‘naughty boy’ for dating employee
Sacked McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook’s brother-in-law calls him ‘naughty boy’ for dating employee

55-year-old Mark Baxter, who is married to Easterbrook’s sister Joanne, said: "Looks like Steve has been a naughty boy. We heard on Sunday that he had been fired. We don’t know any other details. My wife keeps in contact but we have not seen him for a while"

New York City Foie gras ban: Animal right groups celebrate landmark win as chefs fume over 'short-sighted' decision
New York City Foie gras ban: Animal right groups celebrate landmark win as chefs fume over 'short-sighted' decision

Foie gras is the fattened liver of a duck or a goose, made by a process known as gavage, where the birds are force-fed through feeding tubes fattening their livers up to ten times its normal, healthy size.  The bill has brought on cheers from animal rights and welfare groups.   

McDonald's sacks CEO Stephen Easterbrook for having affair with employee and violating company policy
McDonald's sacks CEO Stephen Easterbrook for having affair with employee and violating company policy

On Friday, November 1, Easterbrook's golden run in McDonald's came to a halt as the company board voted in favor of his ouster in a review

Michelle Obama claims 'so many people' around the world feel like Barack Obama 'is their president'
Michelle Obama claims 'so many people' around the world feel like Barack Obama 'is their president'

Michelle was speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit at the Illinois Institute of Technology where it was announced that the Barack Obama Presidential Center would be located in Chicago's Jackson Park

Obama slams 'cancel culture', asks woke people to 'get over themselves' because everyone has flaws
Obama slams 'cancel culture', asks woke people to 'get over themselves' because everyone has flaws

The former president said at the Obama Foundation Summit that 'casting stones' was wrong and social media outrage cannot be activism.

Florida teen hits man dressed as Trump for Halloween in the jaw, charged with misdemeanor
Florida teen hits man dressed as Trump for Halloween in the jaw, charged with misdemeanor

The man and his family were waiting in line to go into a haunted house exhibit when the girl walked over to him and punched him.

Trump says Afghanistan is safer than Chicago, slams police chief Eddie Johnson for 'not doing his job'
Trump says Afghanistan is safer than Chicago, slams police chief Eddie Johnson for 'not doing his job'

Trump ripped apart 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollet and said he carried out a 'hate crime' and it was a 'real big scam.'

Chicago Police Union slams top cop for boycotting Trump's upcoming speech: 'We do not engage in political activity'
Chicago Police Union slams top cop for boycotting Trump's upcoming speech: 'We do not engage in political activity'

The news comes after Superintendent Eddie Johnson had to undergo investigation by the city's inspector general for falling asleep at the wheel of a car

Presidential debate: Beto O'Rourke warns gun owners of 'consequences' if they do not turn in their guns
Presidential debate: Beto O'Rourke warns gun owners of 'consequences' if they do not turn in their guns

The Texas representative's strong assertion on gun control at the fourth debate in Ohio saw him facing strong reactions from rivals like Pete Buttigieg who was not convinced with the execution of O'Rourke's plan.

College student claims flight attendants locked her inside an airplane bathroom after she suffered from severe food allergy
College student claims flight attendants locked her inside an airplane bathroom after she suffered from severe food allergy

College student Alexa Jordan had a seriously traumatizing experience with airline staff in May 2016 when she went into anaphylactic shock while flying home to Chicago after her first year at Harvard.

Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list
Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list

While South Burlington in Vermont with population less than 20,000 was found to be the best city for disabled persons, Providence in Rhode Island was ranked the last among 182 cities that were covered by the survey. None of the 10 most populous cities got a place in the top 10.

Donald Jr. calls Adam Schiff 'Jussie Smollett of Congress' for his 'parody' summary of Trump's call to Ukraine president
Donald Jr. calls Adam Schiff 'Jussie Smollett of Congress' for his 'parody' summary of Trump's call to Ukraine president

The president's son said that if he had read the same parody before Congress, he would be imprisoned.

RNC launches 'Stop the Madness' campaign to 'cause chaos' within the Democratic Party over Trump impeachment inquiry
RNC launches 'Stop the Madness' campaign to 'cause chaos' within the Democratic Party over Trump impeachment inquiry

The committee wants supporters to sign petitions, donate, and get involved in demonstrations as the Republican party 'fights back on this impeachment craziness'

Academics have come up with a unique taxpayer plan to save journalism, but Americans may not be willing to pay for it
Academics have come up with a unique taxpayer plan to save journalism, but Americans may not be willing to pay for it

A seven-member committee in Chicago University has suggested an idea of giving every American $50 through tax cuts so that they can donate the money to their favorite news outlets. Experts are divided though.

White woman cuts off black teen's dreadlocks 'for a better life' sparking outrage, but he defends her saying he asked her to do it
White woman cuts off black teen's dreadlocks 'for a better life' sparking outrage, but he defends her saying he asked her to do it

Kobe Richardson's dreadlocks were cut by Sally Hazelgrove to indicate a fresh start but this left people on Twitter raving about insensitivity and lack of cultural inclusivity.

Michelle Obama shares rare picture from her school days with empowering message: 'Every girl deserves an education'
Michelle Obama shares rare picture from her school days with empowering message: 'Every girl deserves an education'

Obama's yesteryear picture showed her with bangs and a toothy grin as she encouraged her followers to do the same in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of girls' education. 

NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton
NFL 2019: The 10 hottest players you don't want to miss this season including Jimmy Garoppolo, Adrian Peterson and Cam Newton

Apart from being exceptional athletes, these men are ridiculously attractive too! Here's our pick of the top 10 hottest NFL players to look out for this season

NFL 2019 WAGs: Ten hottest wives and girlfriends you don't want to miss during NFL's 100th season
NFL 2019 WAGs: Ten hottest wives and girlfriends you don't want to miss during NFL's 100th season

From Kristin Cavallari to Carrie Prejean, these wives and girlfriends are not only smart and talented, they are also drop-dead gorgeous

NRA called 'domestic terrorist organization' after it slams Walmart's gun-control move as 'shameful'
NRA called 'domestic terrorist organization' after it slams Walmart's gun-control move as 'shameful'

Walmart's decision to stop sales of certain gun ammunition and to end open carry in its stores irked the National Rifle Association which saw it as an affront to 'America’s fundamental freedoms'

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto slams Trump for attacking network: 'We don't work for you'
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto slams Trump for attacking network: 'We don't work for you'

"First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you, just report on you. Call balls and strikes on you. My job, Mr. President, our job here, is to keep the scores, not settle scores," Cavuto said

Remembering Captain Al Haynes: Hero behind terrifying United Airlines Flight 232 crash of 1989 has died aged 87
Remembering Captain Al Haynes: Hero behind terrifying United Airlines Flight 232 crash of 1989 has died aged 87

He, along with the crew had been instrumental saving lives of those on board in the horrific crash-landing of the United Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 that departed Denver’s Stapleton International Airport bound for Chicago.

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