tv WGN Midday News CW January 29, 2013 12:00pm-1:00pm CST
president obama appears ready to sign on to a bi-partisan plan for immigration reform. and chicago's undocumented immigrants are watching eagerly. hoping reform is finally coming. good afternoon. i'm dina bair. and i'm sean lewis in for steve sanders. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. the president is expected to
endorse a set of proposals worked out by a bi-partisan group of u-s senators. the plan would create a path to citizenship for 11-million undocumented immigrants, but only after the borders are secured. undocumented workers would be able to stay, after they register with the government. pass a background check. pay fines and back taxes and learn english. illinois senator dick durbin says he supports the proposals because it would take families out of the shadows. then the peace of mind to know that they can run their way to legal status. they can go to some pretty rigorous testing. a the end of the day they will have the peace of mind of knowing that they're part of this country. the city's undocumented immigrants and supporters are keeping a close eye on the development. >> are those immigrant community very interested in what
happened today. >> we're going to talk to them afterwards and get their thoughts. home to many immigrants. many of those folks from mexico. the fractured immigration policy has taken its toll on families. the hope is that leaders in washington to put their differences aside and come up with a better immigration policy because arrest and deportation are hurting families and most importantly children. >> there have been families who have lost a parent to deportation. a lawyer now behind with either one or no
apparent as a result. >> goes to mia activists gathering in just a short while. we will bring you the very latest and their reaction. former governor george ryan could be released from prison as soon as today. wgn's nancy loo reports ryan will be transferred from the federal prison in terre haute, indiana to a halfway house on the near west side. i say this place is no picnic but it is better than prison. should be able to settle and easily. you have to learn to adapt. it is not what he came from. it is about becoming what
you are. after serving five years in prison for corruption the former governor will transition into a far different atmosphere closer to home. they will not be too homely. a lost his wife of over 50 years. the halfway house he will move into low provide him with a dorm like room and he will have access to a gym and group lunch. previous residents include former town president. >> more of a prison and a halfway house. i think he will find it harder. >> you go to prison and pay your debt to society. you come home and want to give back to your family. my wife and my kids come to the halfway house and they see you there. it is almost like
you're locked up again. no word yet on exactly when he will arrive here. it will supposedly be allowed to stop and perhaps stop at the graveside of his wife. because he is now 78 he may not be required to find work like many of the residence here. a woman who leapt from the second floor of a building to escape a fire is hospitalized in serious-to-critical condition. three others are in fair-to- serious condition. the flames broke-out at a building in chicago's south austin neighborhood around four o'clock this morning. by the time firefighters arrived, a 30 year-old woman had already jumped out a window to save herself. the three others injured are two teenage girls and a man. nine people were also displaced. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but the fire department says the building didn't have gas service. a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death appeared
in dupage county courtroom and in front of cameras this morning. 23-year-old, adam belmont of northlake pleaded not guilty in the first degree murder of alyssa van meter. van meter's body was found in her woodridge apartment on december 15th with a fatal stab wound to her chest. belmont's attorney had filed a motion asking that his defendant be allowed to wear his own clothing and appear in court unshackled. but the judge denied the motion saying one of the purposes of experimenting with courtroom cameras was to give the public an accurate depiction of what happens in court. three schaumburg police officers are charged with shaking down drug dealers. and charges against three men they arrested, have now been dropped. prosecutors say officers john cichy, matthew hudak and terrance o'brien were caught on camera, breaking into a storage
locker in roselle and stealing what they believed was money from an out-of-town drug dealer. the state's attorney's office says the officers have lost their credibility. so authorities released 15 of 19 people the officers recently arrested on drug charges. president obama is losing another member of his cabinet. transportation secretary ray lahood said today he will be stepping down. he will remain in the position until u-s senators confirm his replacement. the president issued a statement. thanking lahood for his dedication, hard work, and years of service on behalf of the public. lahood is a former republican congressman from illinois, and brought a bi-partisan element to the white house. the deadline has passed for anyone who wants to replace former 7-th ward alderman sandi jackson. the city stopped taking applications yesterday evening. jackson resigned from the city council earlier this month. mayor emanuel is having a panel evaluate 53 people who met the qualifications. the mayor says he wants that list narrowed down to at least three finalists. he says he plans to name a new alderman before the next city council meeting on february 13- th. today is the last day to register to vote in the february 26th primary.
the primary also includes a special 2nd congressional primary to replace congressman jesse jackson junior. cook county residents hoping to cast ballots must register by the end of the day. voters who've recently moved or changed their name must re- register online. voter registertration applications can be found online, at "cook county clerk" dot com. even before the sun came up this morning. chicago broke a record for the warmest january 29th in our history. a live look outside shows overcast skies. the previous record was 59- degrees in 19-14. today's forecast calls for a high of 66-degrees. coming up. tom skilling has more on the january heat-wave and when we'll return to more seasonable temperatures. next the latest on the east coast of australia after severe flooding has turned fatal. also ahead, he's at it again daredevil nik wallenda attempts breaking another tightrope record! and later the proposed ordinance that would make landlords responsible for ridding properties of bed bugs.
members of a woman who is missing have arrived in country to help in the search. shall say the mother of two young children was renting a room in a dangerous part of istanbul. the man who was the voice of charlie brown in several "peanuts" films is answering charges that he threatened to kill a girlfriend and her plastic surgeon. peter robbins says the threatening messages were the result of a broken heart. and in a jailhouse interview he said that he would never have followed through on what he said. robbins says he was frustrated
because shawna kern used him to get him to pay for breast implants. robbins was arrested while re- entering the country from mexico. he faces up to nine years if convicted on two counts of stalking and making criminal threats. a federal judge is expected to make a decision today in the criminal case against b-p for its role in the worst oil spill in u-s history. in 20-10, a b-p oil well caused an explosion on a rig. eleven workers were killed and oil then gushed into the gulf of mexico. b-p agreed in november to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges, and pay a four billion dollar fine. the judge will either accept this deal, or reject it and allow b-p to withdraw from the agreement. loved ones of the 11 victims are expected to testify at today's hearing. a federal judge is expected to make a decision today in the criminal case against b-p for its role in the worst oil spill the internal revenue service begins accepting 2012 tax returns tomorrow but even if you file early, you may have to wait a little longer for your refund. he has said that the policy will continue until there are substantial gains in employment. members of the federal open market committee are
forecasting economic growth. some returns will get a closer look this year as the irs makes their automated system more sensitive. taxpayer again any theft has become more prevalent in recent years. blamed for the deaths of four people and forced thousands of others to leave their home. this is the aftermath of tropical cyclone on oswald. in one city hospital had to be shut down. just last week they were suffering under drought conditions. days later
they're talking about the big flood in the region's history. here also responsible for a bizarre side effect. beachgoers appeared to be enjoying the phenomenon. it looks like a wave but it is really a car. there is a dangerous side to it. pulling off his latest and today is more difficult than he expected. he walked 200 ft. on a wire over and oceanfront highway. a circus performer said, there werewas more wind than he expected. just
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special consideration because labelwebber shortages have left crops rotting in fields. if you have a college degree may be overqualified for your child. in the study from the center of college affordability and productivity says 40 percent of college grads are in jobs that they are more than qualified for. nearly 42 million in the workforce. fewer than 29 million jobs requiring their degrees. we just got word that home prices climbed. up 5.5%. that is the most since august of 2006. 19 of the 20 cities in the index had gains. as far as market stocks are shaking off reports that consumer confidence fell more
than forecasted. a lot of us use microsoft half on a day to day basis. now they want us to pay as we go. the new software is called office 3650 premium. up to five computers and storage of up to 27 gb on a cloud system. they estimate that 1 billion people worldwide use some form of office. >> the mechanics of living. >> of course of your buddy started talking about this after the winds armstrong scandal.
>> she says our brains are wired differently. some people have more going on in the frontal lobes. there's some people i guess who do not have that intersection. they could be genetic or could be how they are raised. that is just not there. he is not thinking about how this is all going to play out and how it is going to affect and hurt other people. sometimes the people who do not have the wiring in the frontal lobe can
decide to change. they might want to come clean according to experts. it could be a crisis or life-threatening event. just the desire to be released. after all of those years denying it. he finally comes forward and starts talking about this. maybe they're not a bad person they just want the truce to finally come well. whether or not that is the case with armstrong. they're just giving us the research they know about the brain. it was really interesting to see. the father was able to stand there and lie. the poor little boy was sick about lying. he threw up and one of the experts told us it will affect
us physically fit have an active frontal lobes. are some people that just cannot take it. physically that is the proof. there are some of a second pilaf and some of us that just can't. >> if you are a murderer and social path you do the have the ability to have that level to go off. for those people that do they can just change. a lot of times it comes from a crisis or illness. still to come this midda. a new study about not what you eat but when you eat and how it affects your weight. but first, the proposed ordinance that would make landlords responsible for getting rid of bed bug infestations.
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several chicago aldermen are targeting what they're calling a public nuissance bedbugs. w-g-n's tonya francisco is live at city hall with more on the proposal under consideration today. after quite a bit of back-and- forth between all the men themselves people in the public audience are finally getting a
chance to get up and testify. everybody agrees something needs to be done. the question is what is the best way to do is? altman say to have been bombarded with complaints about the tiny little bloodsuckers'. in sure the proposal would make landlords responsible for hiring licensed professor else to get rid of them. the alderman who is one of the co-sponsors on this
ordinance is calling it more of an educational ordinance rather than a punitive one. >> we do not want this problem to get any worse. i think it is important that we are proactive and try to get something on the books. there lots of other cities that do have ordinances. i think it is one-sided. forcing a property management to do everything. no responsibility built-in for the tenants. >> once it goes to the full city council it will be enacted in 10 days. still to come this midday. tom skilling has your full forecast!
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it is amazing. not only have people on the record out of the books. it was pretty amazing. now there is some question as to whether or not we will flirt with the all-time record high. we had a taste of this last night in and standindianna. >> for 10 minutes teleport down some of it about 1 in. in diameter. that is just the
opening of a powerful winter storm. >> it puts a heavy cumulus debt over us. that is going to change big time. hut near 17 degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. temperatures are plunging up to the west. we're expecting a high of 65 degrees. it equals the normal high. this is the april weather in late january. only 21 of the past 143 january in chicago weather history. that goes back to 1871. there's just 35 of them in the books. here
is. a very sharp demarcation. watched temperatures start in the mid thirties to low 40's. there'll be a lot of standing water around here. 62 hear this hour. 71 in little rock arkansas. the air that is over us now moved up from louisiana yesterday. three of air that has literally just come off of the gulf of mexico. you concede
there is the cluster that brought hail last night. these are formidable. there are 41 states under various weather advisories. this will be the biggest rain event in chicago. the problem is it falls once frozen soil. a couple of inches below the surface. the moisture could not percolate into the soil. we've had some trouble with that. from chicago self this is a severe weather risk.
these will include toward that and thunderstorms that fire along those. the bigger the temperature contrast the stronger of those jet stream winds. with at the snow. we will get in on a couple of inches. we pick up something on the order of 2.18 in.. that is an average of all of the computer models that we get. here is midnight
tonight. here is 3 in the morning. here's a looks like on the weather map. it will be moving northward. this produces the heavy snow band on the backside. here we will blow it up for you and show you a little closer how the rain will look this evening. this is tonight at midnight. here is tomorrow morning. ultimately the marine snow line is in our neighborhood by this time tomorrow. a lot of
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up six in the fourth. butler somehow comes up with the rebound and hits a behind the back layup. he scored a career high 19 points off the bench. still up late in the game. nate robinson to carlos boozer for a driving dunk with his left hand. he added 13 points and the bulls had five players in double figures. bulls win 93-85. that's four straight at home. former bears safety chris harris is returning to the team. as a coach. harris announced his retirement on twitter over the weekend, and now he'll be the bears defensive quality control assistant. he was an all- pro in 2010, and played for the bears new defensive coordinator, mel tucker, in jacksonville. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer.
in medical watch. the nation's pediatricians are out with their first-ever type 2 diabetes guidelines for children. with childhood obesity rates on the rise, the new guidelines are aimed at managing weight- related diabetes among kids aged ten to 18. up to a third of diabetes cases being diagnosed among children and teens are type 2. which generally develops later in life. with type 2 diabetes, fat cells that enlarge with weight gain obstruct the body's ability to break down sugars. the new guidelines call on doctors to screen all obese children for diabetes. determine whether it's type 1 or 2 and encourage kids to get more exercise. eating britghtly colored fruits
and vegetables could help prevent or slow the onset of a- l-s, also known as lou gehrig's disease. red, orange and yellow fruits and veggies contain carotenoids and are a dietary source of vitamin a. researchers found that a higher carotenoid intake was associated with a decreased risk of a-l-s. diets high in other nutrients. including lycopene and vitamin c did not decrease the a-l-s risk. a-l-s attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. causing muscles to break down and waste away, and leading to paralysis. the study is published in the journal annals of neurology. a late lunch may mean less weight loss. researchers studied more than 400 people in a weight loss program in spain. they report, people who ate lunch after 3 p-m lost about 25 percent less weight than those who had lunch earlier. it's the first large-scale, long-term study to show that
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we can put it over a strainer or a coffee filter and we drain the grease. for all our eggs i believe the best thing to do is cook them a day ahead. bring them up to a boil for 3 minutes and let them sit for 10 minutes. take them out and put them on ice water. it will keep them really nice and yellow. >> all we do is take our egg yolks and it is very simple. one of the best things you can do it. my grandmother used to make them. we take our mayonnaise. we take yellow mustard. a little
paprika for flavor. salt and then pepper. let it mix. >>we make it a little bit fancy. >>look at you. >>i can spoon it in. if not there is an easier way. put everything in. >>they do look awfully pretty. >>add our eggs into the mixture. you see how easy it is. >> >>almost a fine dining look to your eggs. >>i love that.
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time now for the answer to today's trivia question. we asked on this date in 1900 baseball's american league is formed -how many teams were part of this major league team? a. 12 b. 8 c. 3 the answer: b eight the teams were known as the "classic eight" more like baseball weather today. >> the green areas are the flood waters. the flood watch for chicago goes until late tonight. here's a look at the radar. here's our three-dimensional portraits appearportrayal. storms arrive here
midafternoon if the sooner. we already have some rain going down south. weather readings show wind gusts of almost 5 mi. per hour in some areas. the rains will be right over us. about this time tomorrow. by that time temperatures would have dropped below freezing. here is the rain forecast. this is water equivalent. look at the snow that is expected to fall. lots of action going here. temperatures are going to take a tumble. seven day forecast. back to the 30's on sunday. change to snow tomorrow afternoon. more snow friday-saturday