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How Juul made vaping viral to become worth a dirty $38 billion

Juul controls 75 percent of the U.S. e-cigarette market up from 27 percent in September last year. In the year since then, the CDC says the percentage of high school students who’ve used an e-cigarette in the last 30 days has grown 75 percent.

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Hainesville Man Busted For 800 Pounds Of Marijuana In Idaho

Police say 37-year-old Jonathan D. Speckman of Hainesville, Illinois, was taken into custody on Dec. 15 on suspicion of trafficking marijuana.

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How to stay safe in the cold during the 1st official weekend of winter

Those with prolonged exposure or those not dressed appropriately for the weather are in danger of frostbite and hypothermia, National Weather Service meteorologist Jay Engle told ABC News in January. Frostbite results in the loss of feeling and color in affected areas — usually the nose, ears, cheeks, fingers, toes or chin, according to the […]

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No evidence of midterm vote tampering, but influence ops persisted: US intelligence

The intelligence community told the White House Friday that it did not find evidence that votes or vote tallies were tampered with during the 2018 midterm elections, though Russia and others did continue online and social media influence campaigns.

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Man allegedly stabbed wife to death, threw her body out in the trash: Police

Joseph Traeger, 50, of Sunrise, was arrested Thursday night in connection with the Nov. 28 killing of Jeneen Catanzaro, according to the Sunrise Police. Traeger called 911 on Dec. 2 to report his wife missing and told police he last saw her the morning of Nov. 29 when he left for work, according to the […]

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Mourners hold vigil at Colorado moms childhood church hours after fiancés arrest

Churchgoers in Washington state gathered Friday night to remember Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, hours after her fiancé was arrested and accused of killing her.

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Cold returns to Midwest, Northeast as storm moves out to sea

Rain showers stretch from Virginia to Maine, while snow is falling in the higher elevations of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. While there are a few spots of moderate rainfall, most of the showers Saturday morning are light and should not contribute much to accumulation totals. More than 2 inches of rain fell across […]

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4 Faked Car Troubles to Lure, Rob Good Samaritan: Police

Authorities are searching for the four suspects accused of robbing the man at gunpoint along Fischer Road in Volo Thursday evening.

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Autopsy confirms gunshot wound to head killed pregnant Beach Park woman during dispute

Autopsy results for a pregnant woman who police said appeared to have been accidentally shot by her husband during a dispute at a Round Lake home have been released.

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400 Illinois National Guardsmen learn they’ll be deployed to Afghanistan

Just as word was circulating Thursday of President Donald Trump’s desire to withdraw nearly half the 14,000 U.S. troops currently in Afghanistan, about 400 Illinois Army National Guardsmen were learning of their own planned summer deployment to the war-torn nation.

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Dow Jones drops to 14-month low after interest rate hike, government shutdown fears

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a 14-month low on Thursday, the second consecutive day of sell-offs after the Federal Reserve announced its fourth widely-anticipated rate hike of the year.

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East Coast continues to get slammed by heavy rain during busy holiday travel period –

A southern storm brought two confirmed tornadoes to Florida, record rainfall in Orlando and damage to Georgia and the Carolinas on Thursday. Now the storm continues to inch its way north during the busiest travel days of the holiday season.

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The Best and Worst gadgets of 2018

There was countless gadgets released in 2018. Some where great! Like the Oculus Go. Or the Google Home Hub. But some were junk like the revived Palm or Playstation Classic.

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Lake Villa police hold 10th annual Shop with a Cop

Police Chief Craig Somerville said 64 children participated in this year’s event, all of whom were nominated for the program by teachers or administrators within the Lake Villa school district. The support the police department receives each year for the event is unparalleled, he added.

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Children’s thrift shop in Round Lake Beach is closing

Green Kids Resale, at Rollins Road and Route 83, will close Thursday. Eight years ago, Pat Block went looking for cleats for her daughter at a children’s resale shop in Round Lake Beach and was saddened to find the store was closing. Believing the closure would leave moms like her without a place to shop […]

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Fox Lake teen identified as victim of fatal crash

A pedestrian who fatally was struck by a car in a Saturday evening crash was identified as 16-year-old Sydney Weber of Fox Lake, according to a news release from Lake County Coroner Howard Cooper. Autopsy revealed blunt force trauma as cause of death; toxicology results pending

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Shop with a Sheriff helps bring holidays to almost 80 Lake County children

Lake County Sheriff’s Office employees held the annual “Shop with the Sheriff” last week, making the season brighter for several local children in need.

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Who’s running for school board in Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills? We’ve got the list.

Several school board races in central Lake County will be heavily contested in the April 2019 consolidated election, according to a review of filings.

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Facebook gave Netflix, Spotify, Amazon access to user messages, friends data: Report

Facebook gave about a dozen companies wide access to its 2.2 billion users’ personal data without consent, including private messages, names and contact info for friends, according to a report in The New York Times. “Facebook allowed Microsoft’s Bing search engine to see the names of virtually all Facebook users’ friends without consent, the records […]

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