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>>next on wgn: bad gas. no, seriously. bp is recalling gallons of gasoline after drivers find their cars won't work. a firestorm over a congressman's comments on rape and abortion though he's sorry, the missouri lawmaker is not dropping out. and the chicago empire that started with a bit of bumper polishing. >>a consumer alert tonight b-p gasoline produced in northwest indiana could be bad for your car. >>good evening, i'm tom negovan. >>i'm jackie bange. our top story seen around the country tonight on wgn america: a b-p gasoline recall. wgn's gaynor hall joins us live with the details. gaynor? . >> it's causing all kinds of problems for drivers. cars started coming in for service on saturday frustrated drivers with similar problems the check
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engine light was coming on and cars were shaking and rattling. the general manager says after running diagnostics it was clear that the problem was the fuel. his service department has been extracting bad fuel and cleaning the fuel injectors. the inconvenience is costing drivers 3-$400. . >> whenever senior technicians noticed at ride away. this is ben are headache here. >> here is part of the statement from bp "fuel stored in a tank at the storage depot could cause driving issues. the fuel may have been purchased by motorists patronizing bp and other
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outlets in indiana during the past seven days ". they guarantee gasoline and customers should hold on to their receipts to call their customer service hot line. 18003333991. >>oh my god. those were first words of a police officer who arrived on a 2007 crime scene. a graphic day of evidence and testimony at the christopher vaughn murder trial. jurors got a look at crime scene photos of vaughn's dead wife and three children. prosecutors say he shot all of them because he wanted to get rid of his obligations and move to canada. >>police believe robbery may have been behind the shooting death of a wheaton woman in st. louis over the weekend. 23-year old megan boken was in st. louis to play in a college
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alumni volleyball tournament. wgn's randi bellisomo is live with the latest. >>there is now a ten thousand dollar reward from st louis crimestoppers for information leading to an arrest in this case as megan boken's wheaton parents are pleading for anyone who knows who killed their daughter to come forward. >>saint louis police say they believe megan boken's killer may have tried to rob her before shooting her in the chest and neck but investigators don't believe that shooter took anything she had. >>she was at my apartment staying with me, i'll never see her again. >>the 23 year old wheaton native and former all state volleyball player had traveled to play in an alumni volleyball game saturday at her alma louis university. boken was parked outside of her old college apartment building around 2pm...just a couple of hours before that game was scheduled...when witnesses say they saw
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a man open the door to her volkswagen. the two appeared to be shouting or arguing before the man fired two shots and got away. >>she was one of the greatest people i've ever met. >>boken's former coach says the young woman was on the phone with her mother at the time of the shooting. that call ended abruptly. her mom heard static and after she tried unsuccessfully to call her daughter back she began to call others who had gathered for the game. the boken family released the following statement this afternoon quote: more than her athletic acheivements, megan showed us all what it meant to be a teammate and a friend. she was a model for how to prepare, how to inspire others on and off the court, and how to compete at the highest level purely for the joy of it. boken's father has traveled to st louis.
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>>megan boken led st francis college prep in wheaton to a state volleyball championship before going on to earn her business degree in st louis. visitation will be held at st francis on wednesday. funeral services will be thursday at st michael catholic church in wheaton. live in the newsroom randi belisomo wgn news. >>cardinal francis george not letting a new fight with cancer slow him down. he's set to resume his previously scheduled public commitments after a series of medical tests. the 75-year-old battled bladder cancer six years ago. he found out last week the disease has returned this time to his kidney and liver. a spokesperson for the cardinal says he rested at home over weekend and was actively engaged in a number of
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his administrative responsibilities. >>pastor corey brooks is back in chicago tonight taking a break from his walk across america. brooks returned to preside over the funeral today of 19-year-old tony dunn. he was killed two weeks ago, just blocks from the pastor's "new beginnings church" in woodlawn. brooks, you'll recall, spent three months on the rooftop of an abandoned motel across the street from his church, to raise money to tear it down. now he's raising money to build a community center. no word on when he will resume his journey. >>chicago track-e students headed back to school for what will now be a full-year of classes. mayor rahm emanuel greeted students and parents this morning at noble auburn gresham college prep on the city's southside. the mayor said, " its a new year for students across chicago because now they have a full day and full year of school that matches up to their full potential." >>members of the chicago teachers union began
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informational picketing outside chicago public schools which are already in's demonstrations highlight the ongoing disputes between the teachers union and c-p-s. teachers have been without a contract since june 30-th. the union would need to give a 10-day notice before members can issue a work stoppage. cps says they are hoping to come to a resolution without disrupting students they issued this statement today which read in part. >>the tone of negotiations has been positive and we've made real progress. we will reach a fair resolution given that there is far more room for agreement for the issues that remain on the table than not. >a longer school day for cps but it won't cost students any extra getting to and from class. that's because cta leaders are revising the times students can use their reduced fare cards extending the schedule to reflect the longer school day. cps students pay five dollars for the pass and may now ride buses and trains using that card between 5:30 in the morning and 8:30 at
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night. >>still ahead: pressure is mounting for a republican senate candidate to step aside. >>what he said about rape and abortion that has members of his own party calling for him to quit. >>also, some republican members of congress have some explaining to do following reports of skinny dipping in a sacred body of water. >>plus, mayor rahm emanuel gets a key role at the democratic national convention. >>and the rain is gone for a while. tom skilling says we could see a return of the 80s in the chicago area.
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in 5 minutes or less guaranteed, almost anyone can do it. this is easy. this is sears. >>foolish comments about pregnancy and rape appear certain to cost a missouri congressman his run at a senate seat. but tonight, while saying hes sorry todd akin also says hes staying in the race. . >> it's really rare if it's a legitimate rape the female's body has ways of showing that down. >> even republicans are running the other way. romney is keeping his
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distance at a time when he is trying to appeal to more women. >> as a survivor of something so heinous it takes me back tear something like that. >> this is a window into his mind. >> what i think these comments _ is why we shouldn't have a bunch of politicians majority of whom are men and making health care decisions on behalf of women. >> rapist never legitimate and else will know that people become pregnant from rape and i didn't mean to imply that this wasn't the case. >>under missouri election rules the deadline for candidates
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to withdraw without a court order is 5 pm tomorrow. akin insists he will not bow out but tonight is facing mounting pressure from his own party to do just that. >>a republican congressman from kansas is apologizing for going skinny dipping at a sacred site in israel last year. freshman congressman kevin yoder and others in his delegation went for a late nite dip in the sea of galilee. but yoder was the only one to strip naked. many christians considier the sea of galilee a holy site because the bible says that is where jesus walked on water. israeli police say swimming is permitted in the sea of galilee but public nudity is not. yoder says he's sorry for embarrasing his constituents. >>mayor emanuel is headed for charlotte north carolina. no, he's not taking over mayoral duties down there. organizers of next month's democratic national convention have
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added mayor emanuel to their list of speakers there. as president obama's former chief of staff emanuel joins a long list of high profile speakers including former president bill clinton, senator john kerry, and first lady michelle obama. the convention's keynote speaker is a new rising star, san antonio mayor, julian castro. >>still ahead: health scare! rosie odonnell rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack. also, sad news coming out of hollywood where a legend of comedy has died. >>you are going to get arrested. >>and taking matters into his own hands. a bike owner tracks down a thief and turns him over to police. [ female announcer ] with swiffer wetjet cleaning better, doesn't have to take longer. i'm done. i'm going to... drink this... on the
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>>two more people have died in texas from west nile virus both elderly and in poor health. officials in dallas county are spraying thousands of acres against mosquitos trying to prevent more human infections. texas has had more deaths from west nile this year than any other place in the country. ten in dallas county alone. some residents are questioning the spraying, but the mayor of dallas says it's the most effective approach. . >> we have to make sure that we get every crack and crevice we cannot just go into every neighborhood. >>the outbreak in texas has been one of the worst because the state had a mild winter, followed by lots of rain. >>at least 17 illinois residents have been
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sickened with salmonella as part of an outbreak involving cantaloupes grown in southern indiana. the outbreak has killed two people so far and sickened 150 others since it began in early july. the cdc is advising consumers to throw out any cantaloupes from southern indiana. salmonella symptoms include diarrhea fever and abdominal pain. >>chicago is taking steps to offer an alternative to high gas prices. ecotality along with a number of electric vehicle stakeholders unveiled their latest vehicle charging station at the intercontinental hotel on michigan avenue. industry leaders discussed what it will take to make chicago a hub for electric vehicles. as part of the electric vehicle act bussinesses that offer charging stations will now receive incentives. . >> the state has made a strong commitment to supporting these incentive programs because they offer so many benefits to our economic development. >>this latest launch is
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part of an intiative called the e-v project aimed to increase electric vehicle usage nationwide. >>gm is recalling more than 258-thousand suv's to fix power window and door lock switches that can short circuit and cause fires. gm has reported 28 incidents, though no one has been hurt. the recall includes 2006 and 2007 chevy trailblazers, gmc envoys and buick rainiers as well as isuzu ascenders and saab 97-x's which g-m also built. the vehicles were all sold in 20 states and canada. >>comedian and legendary pop icon phyllis diller has died. she rose to fame as a standup comic in the 1960s making fun of herself and her husband and dressing outrageously on stage. a late bloomer she began her stand up career at age 37 after spending years as a homemaker, raising five
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children. diller made more than two dozen movies and entertained troops in vietnam. her family says she died peacefully in her sleep. phyllis diller was 95 years old. >>a good samaritan act by rosie o'donnell led to a heart attack. a few hours after lending a helping hand to a woman who was having trouble getting out of her car, the 50 year-old comedian experienced chest pains and nausea. she took a couple aspirin and went to see her cardiologist who discovered a 99 percent blocked artery in her heart. doctors call that kind of heart attack "the widow maker". they inserted a stent and rosie is now resting comfortably at home. >>with a new school year gearing up senator dick durbin held a news conference at loyola university warning new college students about the differences and risks between government loans and more expensive private loans. . >> it's outrageous many of the students drop of
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school and all the hard left with is a lifetime if of debt. >>senator durbin has introduced a bill the "know before you owe act" requiring private lenders to obtain certification from a school before issuing a loan. he's also introduced legislation allowing currently protected private student loan debt to be discharged in bankruptcy. >>54 lucky kids winners of a contest to create original healthy lunchtime recipes attended a "state lunch" hosted by first lady michelle obama at the white house. the contest was part of mrs. obama's "let's move" initiative fighting childhood obesity. the white house says this is the first time the guests of honor at a state function were all under the age of 13. it's also the first time the white house kitchen has served a formal meal where the entire menu was created by "chefs" with no formal training. >>coming up: the exclusive augusta national golf club makes history opening its
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doors to two female members. >>also, why healthy living may not be enough to overcome a strong family history of heart disease. >>but far from slow the growth of the company behind turtle wax is a chicago success story. coming up: see how they create the next best thing in car care.
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>>a new study says when it comes to heart disease family history trumps clean living. researchers looked at four million people and found that having a close relative die young of heart disease doubles a person's chances of developing heart disease by age 50. losing two or more close relatives to heart disease by age 60 more than tripled the odds a person would develop it before age 50. the risk was independent of other factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol. >>more states are requiring doctors to tell women if they have dense breasts when getting a mammogram. researchers say women whose breast tissue is very dense run a greater risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breasts
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contain more fatty tissue. women with dense breats have mammogram images that can be difficult to read, sometimes leading to a falsely clean diagnosis. similar legislation requiring the dense breast notification has been introduced in several states and congress. >>creating the shine on sedans that makes heads turn this cover story's for all the gearheads out there a rare look inside chicago's turtle wax headquarters. also, tom skilling says another blast of summer is headed our way. his forecast is next! you know, i was once used for small jobs. yeah, and i took on all the bigger, tougher ones. but now that mr. clean's got this new select-a-size magic eraser i mean, he can take
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. >> these are pictures that viewer sent to ellen. there's a lot to photograph. this is from tiffany it's a towering caught up. they said the clouds that produce thunderstorms. diana sent us this picture looking at rain pouring down across grant park
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there were thunderstorms this morning. some funnels were reported today in michigan. here's another perspective of the rain. i will show you some of the rain numbers. we are not out of the trial yet but we have had storms coming through.
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there is a lot of rain in florida today relatively quiet whether in west. these storms cleared last night. we had some big storms here there were some other downpours in parts of northern indiana.o'hare only had
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a little bit of rain. they said the temperature is right now. when temperatures get close the relative humidity storesoars. our model takes this rain of the picture. we are going to have a beautiful sunny day tomorrow. this is ben and quite a break in the entire summer trend. we
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just came off out the coolest weekend in the six months. all of our highs have ben below normal. there's more warm air starting to develop again. we're going to surge into the eighties this week. there could be a tropical system in florida and that would give us some hot weather early next week. this is
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a warmer looking weather pattern. and a few minutes we will show you the coming weeks. the warm weather is not over yet. skies are going to clear. tomorrow it's going to be mostly sunny clear cool and mid-50s overnight. when states going to be warmer with a high of 86 and by thursday we're going to be up to 88-90. then it gets even warmer next week. we're not done with summer.
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>>coming up: bathtub brews make most historians think of moonshine and prohibition.. but there's another piece of chicago history that got its humble start in the water closet and it's now a multi-million dollar empire. >>and, take a look at this: a bike owner confronts a man he says stole his bike. copd makes it hard to breathe but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications advair contains both an anti-inflammatory
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excuse us, while we change into something more comfortable. cool. introducing, the square sunnyd bottle. >>chicago's been a launching pad for a lot of companies but it takes a slow steady pace to be a success. >>wgn's steve sanders takes a look at how turtle wax has been keeping consumers' cars clean over the years. . >> mike truly loves his job. . >> i sent a picture of my car in with my resume and i said i have been using turtle wax products for 20 years
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and i'd be thrilled to get an interview. >> years later he could take credit for the current ice line. >> this is a picture of fun herch waxing the car and her chicago to serve as a reminder of where really began. >>turtle wax candle and a small storefront on chicago avenue the founder had a chemistry background and critic his first batch in a bathtub. >> he would be polishing cars.
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>> he thought terminalurtles is a great name with the hard shell. >>dennis never knew ben hersch but one has only daughter sandra took over the company she says he was the only person share from net then never heard of turtle wax he married sandra and one to work for her in 1971. he says the greatest decision he ever made was concentrating on new products. >> there were game
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changing moments every decade of like a famous jingle written in the 80s.turtle wax was and still is the darling of game shows. >> you'll be receiving your very own can of turtle wax so you can wax your car. >> companies like turtle wax have a tremendous edge. >> and it's a great story and his spirit liveson. >> as mike and the other cummins continued structural elementsto stress each
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full limits turtle wax is on a mission to make the world will little shinier. >> he would really be proud. . >> . >> experts tell los this year's heat could be doing more damage to her and here again next year. >>and later in sports big changes are coming
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>>i'd like you to apologize. >>portland native jake gillum had his bike stolen earlier this month when it turned up on craigslist in seattle he and his friends made the trip to confront the alleged thief. he denied the charge then tried to run away but he was tracked down and eventually taken away in cuffs. . >> our third call was to get the guy arrested. >>the alleged thief was arrested and charged with trafficking stolen property.
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. >> this is been the longest loan normal temperature streak we have had an and several months. here's a better look at how things are going to change. the red colors of the warmest air, we're breaking down the cool air and we could be almost hot by the end of the week. the
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air migrates hundreds of miles away from us north florida had a big grain. thunder storm watches and the texas panhandle and there were concerns of wild fires. this is a fascinating map. 74 was are high. it is nearly as warm today and the arctic coast as it was in chicago. it's warm in northern british columbia. late landed tonight means there's going to be some fog in some areas. pollen was
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moderate today. there's going to be very little wind tomorrow and lots of sunshine. by thursday afternoon and by friday afternoon we could see a thunderstorm. this forecast says 90. we could be close to 90 or the upper 80s. on 80 water temperatures are 72 at the shoreline.
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there's a weather system approaching the way were violence across the caribbeancaribbean islands. this could be a tropical system. that would take place early next week so we will have to wait and see how that system unfolds.
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brewers and speaking of firsts fifth inning josh vitters launched one the first career homer for the rookie third baseman, and they didn't even give him the silent treatment over there. the yankees tied up at 5. right now they're in the sixth inning. but i'm sure it's very quiet in the cubs dugout right now, jonathan lucroy in the bottom of the fifth, a three-run homer caps an eight-run rally. lucroy has two homers and the brewers have >>our wgn bulls tv
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schedule is out tonight. we'll have 24 games including the season opener on halloween night against the sacramento kings. olympian chris paul and the la clippers host the bulls in november also a road game on february 24th against defending western conference champ ok city another season of bulls basketball on wgn. . >> he's a professional and he's a hard worker. . >> some people say on slow because some dayi'm big.
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>>sergio garcia won the weather-delayed wyndham golf championship, first pga win since '08 solidifies his standing on the european ryder cup team. the earth moved at augusta national golf club today, two female members have been added, former secretary of state condeleeza rice and south carolina financier darla moore first women invited to join augusta, have fun. back in chicago, the official announcement of the new champions tour event coming to town the encompass championship headed for north shore country club in june of 2013 and the events at augusta were a hot topic here, too. . >>augusta is a very sacred spot. and i think it's spot.
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>> gulf cannot succeed without women and unclad they are doing a >>that's the news for this monday night. i'm tom negovan. >>i'm jackie bange. updates on for all of us here, have a good night. [ female announcer ] with swiffer wet cleaning better doesn't have to take longer. i'm done. i'm gonna...use these. ♪ give me just a little more time ♪ [ female announcer ] unlike mops, swiffer can maneuver into tight spaces and its wet mopping cloths can clean better in half the time. mom? ♪ ♪ ahhhh! ahhhh! no it's mommy! [ female announcer ] swiffer. better clean in half the time. or your money back. ♪ ♪
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