CHICAGO - As someone who follows the Packers closely, it wasn't a great moment.
On Sunday, the Bears knocked off Green Bay at Soldier Field to win their first NFC North title in eight years. At the same time, Aaron Rodgers' and the Packers were knocked officially out of the playoffs for a second-straight season.
Is this a changing of the guard in the division?
Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead discussed that on Monday's Sports Feed with Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman. They also discussed how the Bears might match up with other likely playoff teams in the NFC on the show, which you can watch in the video above or below.
Uninterrupted sunshine and light winds on Monday allowed temperatures to reach the low 40s. The city’s official high of 42 and low of 32 averaged 10 degrees above normal for the day, and pushed the month’s temperature surplus to 2.1 degrees. Similar weather is slated for Tuesday, with readings well into the 40s. The Chicago area is not the only part of the country experiencing mild conditions. Above normal readings have overspread most of the continental U.S., as suggested by satellite imagery that shows that the nation’s snow cover has shrunk to little more than 20 percent. Forecasts are in close agreement in keeping mild, Pacific-source air flowing through the end of December. Polar air is to make a brief, limited visit to the Great Lakes region Friday and Saturday, but readings are still expected to be above normal. Daytime highs are then forecast to be back near 40 degrees by Christmas.
CHICAGO – Considering all that he went through just to get back to the ice over the past year, the sight was just terrible for the Blackhawks and their fans.
Here was Corey Crawford, who lost most of the 2017-2018 season to a concussion, having to deal with it again after a collision in the goal mouth caused his head to hit the goal post.
It was diagnosed as a concussion before the 7-3 loss to San Jose, and on Monday the team put the goalie into concussion protocol. For that reason, Crawford is headed to injured reserve, which will keep him out a minimum of seven days.
Collin Delia will come up from Rockford to take his place after 17 appearances with the AHL IceHogs this season. He’s 7-5-4 on the year with a 2.34 goals against average.
GARY, Ind. — A teacher’s aide is accused of having hundreds of child pornography videos and pictures inside his home.
Aaron Lopez Saldana, 28, was arrested after someone broke into his home and allegedly found his illegal stash of pictures.
Saldana has been with Lake Ridge Middle School in Gary, Ind., for about a decade. He was charged with possession of child pornography, voyeurism and obstruction of justice—all felony charges.
Police said he was attempting to burn some materials in order to destroy them when they picked him up at his home over the weekend.
The photos and videos of underage boys were found when someone broke into his home, made the discovery, and took some of materials. Police took it from there.
The school district said his background was checked when he was hired and nothing was found.
Parents are extremely concerned and wondered how many victims there are in total.
Police said the investigation is at early stage.
Sheriff Oscar Martinez said an unidentified male who broke into Saldana's home took electronic devices including laptops and USBs which allegedly contained video and pictures of child pornography of local kids.
Lake Ridge New Tech School Supt. Sharon Johnson-Shirley said the school’s initial investigation Found that nothing occurred during school hours or school grounds but at Saldana’s home.
Saldana is due in bond court Tuesday morning.
Police believe there are more victims out there. Anyone with information is asked to come forward.
The school district said they’re bringing crisis counselors for anyone who may need them.
A severe thunderstorm or a gustnado tore through Wildwood and Grayslake in 2004 or 2005. My kids are asking about it. Do you have and details?
We sure do. We asked Chicago weather historian Frank Wachowski to check the storm logs. Wachowski noted that a severe thunderstorm hit the Grayslake-Wildwood area around 12:45 pm on July 20, 2005. Packing winds as high as 65 mph, the storm downed trees and powerlines in Wildwood and Grandwood Park, damaging cars and homes. Numerous tree limbs were blown down at a Grayslake golf course and several golf carts were damaged by the flying debris. Area spotters reported rotation in the clouds and the storm was thought to spawn a a gustnado, a small tornado-like whirlwind that can spin up as a straight-line wind gusts blow out of a thunderstorm.
EDGEWATER, N.J. — Rick Antosh keeps being told that the world is his oyster.
With odds of perhaps one in 100,000, the retired hospitality executive found a pearl in his oyster pan roast at Grand Central’s Oyster Bar in Manhattan where he was having lunch with a high school buddy in early December.
"I just all of a sudden felt something like a tooth or a filling and it’s terrifying," Antosh told WPIX. "And then holy crap, I realized it’s not a tooth, it’s a pearl."
When he finally realized that it wasn’t a tooth, the 66-year-old father of two adult children called the Oyster Bar, trying to figure out what to do next.
"I got the floor manager and asked how often does this happen, and he said 'I’ve never heard of that happening yet,'" Antosh said.
The Edgewater resident has not gotten the pearl appraised yet but some pearl experts estimate it’s worth between $2,000 and $4,000.
Antosh said he will definitely be returning to the Oyster Bar at Grand Central to search for more hidden treasures.