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  • Washington tornado victims show spirit of resilience
  • Eyewitness News returned to Washington, Illinois to check in with tornado survivors who've begun rebuilding.
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  • Washington, Illinois rebuilds after devastating tornado
  • Eyewitness News returned to Washington, Illinois to check in with tornado survivors who've begun rebuilding.
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  • High-tech firefighting research underway in lab
  • A Chicago-area laboratory is trying to save lives and homes with its groundbreaking research.
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  • Airline secrets for securing a seat
  • Even on the major airlines, you may not get an assigned seat. It's a new trend that's giving some customers airline anxiety.
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  • Ten years ago on Thursday, a fire in the Cook County Administration Building in the Loop took six lives and changed many others.
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  • Englewood residents fight railroad for land
  • The Norfolk Southern Railroad wants to expand in Englewood, but some residents there believe they're being railroaded.
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  • A small electrode embedded under the tongue sends a slight electrical signal to the muscles, keeping them stimulated and toned.
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  • Remotes do everything from open garage doors to change TV channels, but now there's one to help make legs longer.
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  • Gun offenders are out on Chicago streets, shooting and killing when they could have been behind bars.
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  • With new bike lanes and a bicycle-sharing program, more cyclists are taking to Chicago streets, but how safe is it?
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  • Adjusting to life with a baby can mean all kinds of new aches and pains, including one called "mommy thumb."
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  • ABC7 has found that despite multiple deaths and nearly 200 arrests every year statewide, boats and booze continue to mix.
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  • A woman left with two crushed hands and little hope of ever doing things on her own agrees to a rare surgery that could give her two working hands.
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  • A young man left paralyzed by another teen's bullet will graduate from high school on June 15, and next fall, he's planning on college.
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  • Patients may notice tingling, trouble speaking and then a look in the mirror reveals half of the face looks different.
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  • For many women, it doesn't end with the dress, hair and makeup. Prenuptial cosmetic procedures are on the rise.
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  • Intrigue, infidelity, murder and presidential secrets. It's more than just a TV show - ''Scandal'' become a social phenomenon.
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  • ABC7's Linda Yu spoke exclusively to former Chicago Mayor Daley and his daughter, Nora.
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  • History is being made at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign.
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  • Don't text while driving. It's a message we've all heard many times, but that does not stop everyone.
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  • One recent study found that kids are spending on average 53 hours a week consuming some type of media, whether it's TV, Internet or using an app.
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  • ABC7 continues its special series, ''Privacy Protection,'' for parents, children and online videogames.
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  • Celebrating the most romantic night of the year, Felicia P. Fields will perform her all new show, Mess Around and Fall in Love, on Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Rd.
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  • It is estimated children now spend more than 53 hours a week consuming some type of media. That's more than a full-time job! And a big chunk of that is spent playing video games.
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  • Are you thirsty for a younger, fresher look? Vampires and their eternal youth may hold the key.
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  • A warning from local emergency officials: Stay away from ice on local ponds, rivers and lakes.
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  • Mark Harrison, left, pilots an Arcti Copter 5 drone
  • Drones similar to those used in battle may soon fly over your backyard. But at what cost to your privacy?
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  • Red tape is complicating one man's quest to salvage World War II relics at the bottom of Lake Michigan.
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  • Father Michael Pfleger will announce a new strategy Tuesday to use sports celebrities to help stop the violence in Chicago.
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  • ABC7's Cheryl Burton takes us to the Comfort Zone Camp, a place for children who've lost loved ones to violence.
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  • Millions of Americans wear contact lenses daily but some bad habits could cause incurable infections or even blindness.
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  • Local communities are millions of dollars in debt and watchdog organizations, including the Better Government Association, say tough choices could mean a new reality in your hometown.
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  • Two area summer camps offer contrasting experiences for children -- an escape into nature or an embrace of technology.
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  • Local researchers are creating video games that are designed to solve real-world problems.
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  • It's life-saving equipment that is supposed to be there in case of emergency. But when seconds count how close is close enough?
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  • This week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel marks his first year in office and talked about what he believes is his biggest accomplishment, his biggest disappointment, and much more.
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  • This week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel marks his first year in office and talked about what he believes is his biggest accomplishment, his biggest disappointment, and much more.
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  • ABC7's Paul Meincke got a rare look at items seized by authorities investigating high-profile crimes in Chicago.
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  • Could the city and the Cubs use a plan like the one used with Fenway Park in Boston to renovate Wrigley Field?
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  • The Illinois Department of Transportation is fighting a high-tech battle to keep your ride to work smooth.
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  • Pittsburgh had never hosted an event with the size and world weight of the G20, and it had only the better part of four months to get ready.
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  • Pope Benedict XVI is about to begin a historic trip to Mexico and Cuba, and ABC7 will be with him along the way.
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  • Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Mexico Friday night for the first leg of a pilgrimage that will also take him to Cuba.
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  • Pope Benedict XVI is about to begin a historic trip to Mexico and Cuba, and ABC7 will be with him along the way.
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  • Some local parents are raising children on what may seem like a grown-up diet.
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  • ABC7's Paul Meincke went to Canada's largest city to get a sense of lessons learned in the Toronto experience.
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  • Toronto hosted the G-20 summit two years ago this June. ABC7's Paul Meincke went to Canada to find out what happened.
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  • For the past three years, former Chicagoan Pete Souza has had the ultimate backstage pass to the White House.
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  • A recent rash of deadly incidents of TV tip-overs has left safety advocates searching for new ways to get their message out.
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  • Archbishop Francis Cardinal George turns 75 in January, and under Catholic Church law, he then has to offer to step down.
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