Eight @ 8 on June 2, 2019: Week In Review

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

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Remembering Victims of the Va. Beach Shooting -nAnother tragedy marks our nation when a gunman entered a municipal building in Virginia Beach and fatally shot 12 people Friday before being killed in a firefight with police. Eleven of the victims were city employees. One was a contractor. “They leave a void that we will never be able to fill,” said City Manager Dave Hansen. See who the victims were in a series of photos that commemorates their lives.
Illinois Legislature Passes Long-Awaited Gambling Bill -nAfter a long-awaited deliberation, Illinois lawmakers passed a comprehensive gambling expansion bill Sunday afternoon that will ultimately legalize sports betting across the state and authorize a casino to be built in Chicago.
High Five: Top 5 Things to Know About Legal Weed in Illinois -nRecreational marijuana will soon be legal in Illinois after a plan passed both the state House and the Senate this week. But before you light up your joints, click above to learn five things you should know.
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Child Struck by Line Drive at Cubs-Astros Game, Leaving Batter Distressed -nA young fan was taken to the hospital after getting struck by a foul ball during Wednesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros. The Astros did not provide an immediate update on the girl's condition, but a photo appeared to show the girl conscious and crying as she was whisked away.
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Little Girl Says Princess Jasmine Shouldn't Need Aladdin to See the World -nFeminism learned young—A mother shared a video earlier in the week of her daughter, upset at the classic Disney movie, saying Princess Jasmine shouldn't have to rely on Prince Aladdin to "see the world." The Instagram video went viral with more than 30,300 likes and 1,600 comments in one day.
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Delaware Woman Says She Was Brutally Beaten for 8 Hours During Vacation in Dominican Republic -nA woman says she was brutally beaten for eight hours during a vacation in January in the Dominican Republic. Now she's speaking out for the first time.
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Julianna Zobrist Breaks Silence for First Time Since Separation Announced -nFor the first time since news of her separation with Chicago Cubs infielder Ben Zobrist became public, Julianna Zobrist spoke out on social media this week, thanking her fans for their support.
Could it Be You? Man Uses Billboard to Help Search for Kidney -nLike tens of thousands of Americans with failing kidneys, Antonio Calderon relies on dialysis awaiting a transplant donor from a registry. It has already been two years of waiting for a kidney, and Calderon knows it could be a lot longer. He was told it would be about nine to 10 years. “Hopefully it’s shorter than that, or this billboard helps out,” he said.
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