tv WGN Midday News CW February 9, 2012 12:00pm-1:00pm CST
it is an all too familiar scene in america but big banks have reached a settlement with the government officials to cut down on foreclosures. good afternoon thank you for joining us today. >> we have more on this major mortgage agreement. >> that is how much b5 major mortgage companies are going to have to pay. this follows a yearlong investigation by fraudulent foreclosures. this is the second-largest the joint
civil green in the state's history. the five companies include chase citi group wells fagrgo and bank of america. hundreds of thousands of americans are expected to receive restitution for fraudulent mortgage practices up to $2,000 if they lost their home between 2008-2011. the attorney general is joining state and federal officials to make this announcement and in washington this morning. >> this is and i very the beginning that minority and. not the
beginning or the end. there are consequences for engaging in practices that jeopardize our community. >> the hardest hit homeowners in some of the most abusive practices in the mortgage industry and we can begin to turn the page on an era of recklessness that has left it so much damage in its wake. >> this will not assist all homeowners in financial stress but it does keep mortgage services from doing this again ion the future if you have a mortgage and not held in the name of one of the banks we named there may beno help in
sight. >> suburban police are trying to identify a man found early this morning in police are calling his death at suspicious. >> at this point in time police are eager to find results from the medical examiner that will help it detectives to determine if they're dealing with a homicide. police are searching for evidence in a case that has been at classified eight suspicious the death. a body of the man was found at 2:00 a.m. this morning with no identification which could be a possible indicator of foul play. he was found in between train tracks in the parking lot police found no obvious signs of bullet wounds or trauma and
police are hoping someone will call to identify him. >> the first objective is to identify a the individual and of course we are waiting for the medical examiner to tell us what how this person died so then we can go when the right direction. >> we do have some limited information he is described as a white male between the ages of the 30-35 years old was found wearing a black jacket and blue denim jeans and black shoes. police are urging anyone with information to please come forward. the number you can call is at the bottom of the screen. >> a young girl injured when a television fell on top of her is making slight improvement in her recovery. the two year-old
condition is now listed as serious up from critical. police said the mother heard a loud crash and found her two year-old trapped underneath a dresser and a 30 in. television. it appears she was trying to climb up the dresser and this is the fifth time that television has fallen onto a gun child in the last few months. >> and man and woman are killed early this morning after a hit- and-run driver fleece the scene. police say a man driving a gray nissan hit decouple at about 2:45 a.m. the driver then fled the scene but police found him in the vehicle nearby. he has been taken into custody and police are still investigating. >> two people suffered minor injuries after ratthere was another
serious head on collision on the highway this morning. this is the fourth case of wrong way driving since december. two people suffered minor injuries after a red line train derailed just south of the loop at this morning. happened at the state and roosevelt subway just after 2:00 a.m.. officials said the injuries were related to smoke inside of the subway power was temporarily and many people were seen exiting the train on foot. it is now back up and running. >> chicagos city clerk is replacing the new vehicle sticker over concerns that eight days gang-related. 15 year-old herbie pulgars design was picked
a week ago and it shows hands reaching out to chicagos police paramedics and firefighters. some said the positions of the hands resemble a sign from a specific gang the car is also a symbol used by the same gang. the young boy says he is not in a gang and that the perception of him is putting his life in danger. >> i do not need this now my life is in danger because people think i am in a gang. >> his art teacher says she taught him to draw the hands this way and mother says he is not in a gang. >> mary mad was administration has to concerns about the south side it irish parade. the administration sent a letter to the parade committee asking for
more details about its plans for security. it is also requesting public hearings the city has except to the committee's application but it has not issued the permit. the parade is slated for march 11th it was shut down three years ago because there was way too much drinking in the neighborhood. >> coming up next the obama administration freeze 10 states from some of the requirements of the no child left behind law and later a performance from the national
charged with tying up students in peking inappropriate photographs. that then led to a string of investigations into other staff members. the school is now open this morning with an entirely new staff everyone from the principle to the custodian is a new hire. officials said they hope to restore parents' trust. >> president obama is expected to grant waivers to 10 states today giving them the way from the strict requirement of the note child left behind law. no child left behind requires that all students be proficient in reading and math by the year 2014 and the states approved for flexibility must offer a viable plan. at least five people were killed today when the united states launched in other drone attac. kk.
new rules are going into effected today for the women in the military. pakistan the intelligence officials say a senior military commander with links to al queda qwas killed. officials said the death toll could rise because it several nearby buildings were also damaged in the attack. this is the second attack in two days. >> o'hare airport will start
offering expressed prescreening for air travelers next month. if you volunteer for it and fly free gurnee you will be asked a lot of personal questions in your background will be checked but from then on all of your boarding passes will be bar coded to let you bypass the usual security screening. . >> how the national mortgage it settlement will help the state of illinois financially coming up next and you want to improve your memory age-old to the brain may help the new findings
stocks are gaining ground everything is in agreement this is a seven month high which is it giving people optimism about the debt crisis in greece. that has been a look at today's business headlines. >> nearly 6 million coffee products are being recalled in the united states and canada for badly burning people. more than 1.7 million tassimo single-cup products are being pulled from shelves and another 4 million tassimo expresso pads are also being recalled. officials said the products can burst and it splash hot liquid on to people
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we have a windchill in the metro area today eight years like temperatures are in the mid twenties when they did actually 34 degrees. we have a front moving in and it could set us up for some flurries in the morning and then tommorrow night the snow could be moving in. we have some snow showers moving in on saturday. we think decent numbers are fairly conservative