Eight @ 8 on Feb. 9, 2019: Week In Review

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the week. Make sure to check back on a weekly basis as a new edition of 'Eight @ 8: Week In Review' will be posted every Saturday morning.

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In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the week. Make sure to check back on a weekly basis as a new edition of 'Eight @ 8: Week In Review' will be posted every Saturday morning.
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2019 State of the Union Fact Check: Trump's Full Speech, Annotated -nPresident Donald Trump delivered his second State of the Union speech Tuesday, hailing the country's booming economy and warning of human traffickers flooding across the border. Here's a closer look at some of the claims he made.
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Chicago, New York Police Engage in Social Media Pizza Battle -nProtect and serve... pizza, that is. The Chicago Police Department resurfaced the age-old debate of Chicago vs. New York-style zas ahead of National Pizza Day this weekend. Thoughts? We might just eat our feelings away instead of tweeting about it.
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Chicago Bears Halt Pregame Perk, Ending Packers Fan's Lawsuit -nA lifelong Green Bay Packers fan accused the Bears of violating free-speech rights by prohibiting fans from wearing Packers gear at warmups. The Bears sent him an email before a Bears-Packers game warning in capital letters, "NO OPPOSING TEAM GEAR WILL BE ALLOWED," according to the lawsuit. He went in Packers apparel anyway and was turned away. Read the full story above.
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Baby Born on CTA Bus During Morning Rush Hour -nA baby was born on a Chicago Transit Authority bus during rush hour Wednesday morning. Authorities said another passenger and the child’s father helped deliver the child as the driver assisted passengers off the bus. The fire department said when it arrived at the scene the baby was already born and in the mother’s arms. Both the mom and baby were OK and no complications were reported, fire officials said.
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Ricketts Apologize After Racist Emails Published: Report -nJoe and Tom Ricketts (the family that owns the Chicago Cubs) released statements Monday after Splinter News published what appear to be emails sent by the senior Ricketts evaluating conspiracy theories about Barack Obama and sharing racist jokes about Muslims. Although requests for the statement by NBC 5 were not immediately responded to, other news outlets such as the Chicago Sun-Times and ESPN also reported the statements.
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"Ghost Apples" Appear on Michigan Trees - On this Michigan farm, the rapid fluctuations in temperature created what looked like "ghost apples," essentially, apples that managed to get frozen over and eventually rotting out of the ice. Pretty cool, right?
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'Big Ben' Zobrist, Cubs Heading Abroad? -nThe Chicago Cubs are in the running to play a series of games in London, England during the 2020 season, AP reported. The series are part of baseball’s effort to reach a broader audience.
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Ford invests $1B in Chicago Plants, Creates 500 Jobs -nThe assembly plant's transformation will start in March and be completed by spring, the company estimates. Its capacity will expand to produce the new SUVs slated to go on sale later this year. The 500 new full-time positions bring the total number of jobs at the two plants to about 5,800.
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