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Christmas trees are really hot this year: 'People want an old-fashioned Christmas'

Christmas tree outlets are seeing brisk sales, possibly because of the coronavirus pandemic. WBBM Newsradio’s Rachel Pierson talks with retailers.
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Did hotel host 'super spreader' wedding party? County investigates

A Hilton hotel in Prospect Heights has caught the attention of Cook County Public Health officials after it was reported there were nearly 300 people at a wedding party there.
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Woman reunited with her lost dog after nearly a year apart

Kelly Shade had nearly lost hope she’d ever see her pit bull, Gracie, again after the animal bolted from her Grand Crossing home through a door in December 2019.
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Cyber scammers target people trying to buy puppies during pandemic

The Better Business Bureau warns that scammers are cashing in on a COVID trend – more people buying dogs – to rip them off. WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty reports.
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Holidays, COVID-19 put high demand on food pantries

At the Lakeview Pantry which has been around for 50 years on the North Side, demand is 200 percent over what it is during a normal November, according to Kathryn Lyons, Chief Development Director.
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Aerospace factory makes COVID-killing robots

Xenex Disinfecting Services Inc. and Astronics Corporation are joining forces to build a fleet of LightStrike Coronavirus-Killing Robots. They are being assembled in Astronics’ Waukegan plant, which employs about 300 people.
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Chicago suburb considering ban on beer pong, other drinking games

Evanston is considering a ban on drinking games like beer pong on private property, but first is asking Northwestern University to intervene.
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Ex-Journey and Chicago members team up with Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus in new band, The Rise Above

Former Journey drummer and backing singer Deen Castronovo and ex-Chicago singer/bassist Jason Scheff have joined forces with bassist Jay DeMarcus of the superstar country trio Rascal Flatts in a new cross-genre band called The Rise Above.
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Alleged price-gouger sold $5 masks for $19.95: Feds

The owner of a Skokie-based medical supply company is accused of price-gouging as he sold face masks to people during the pandemic. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports.
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No joke: Legendary improv theater The Second City is up for sale

The legendary comedy brand and its theaters in Chicago and Toronto have launched countless careers, including those of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Tina Fey, and is known partly for being a pipeline to “Saturday Night Live.”
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