News Shorts, Weather and Sports for Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Weather Update for Chicago, Wednesday- December 6, 2017 – Cold & Flurries


“The Silence Breakers” people who reported sexual misconduct named Person of the Year by Time Magazine


President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.


The same vicious winds that turned three Southern California wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight more difficult.

The water-dropping planes and helicopters essential to taming and containing wildfires have been mostly grounded because it’s too dangerous to fly them in the strong wind. Tuesday saw gusts of over 50 mph (80 kph).


U.S. Rep. John Conyers retires immediately.


Twenty-two Russian athletes have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being banned for doping offences at the 2014 Winter Olympics.


The number of homeless people in the United States has increased for the first time since 2010. Just under 554,000 people were homeless, a report from the department of housing and urban development said. West Coast cities like Los Angeles, as well as New York, contributed significantly to the rise. Los Angeles saw the number of homeless inhabitants rise to 55,000 – an increase of almost a quarter in a single year.


Sheriff Oscar Martinez says that the increase in drug deaths in Lake County is alarming. “In Lake County as of Friday December 01, 2017, there have been 141 confirmed deaths related to drug overdose this year. Heroin was responsible for 33 with 13 of those mixed with fentanyl, Straight Fentanyl claimed 43 lives, cocaine 9, and 56 lives lost through a mixture of all other controlled substance. In all of 2016 there were 114 lives lost due to this drug epidemic, so the increase in deaths is alarming” Sheriff Martinez stated.


One person being airlifted to South Bend Memorial for treatment after head-on collision between a semi and a vehicle Monday on U.S. 30


“Public corruption undermines the fabric of American society and is among the FBI’s highest priorities, said W. Jay Abbott, the FBI’s special agent in charge for Indiana.”


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