By Mary Dixon

The odds are dropping that an American child will grow up to earn more than their parents. Stanford researchers estimate just half the kids born in the 1980s will do that, compared to 92% of the children born in the 1940s … President-elect Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary is an opponent of raising the minimum wage and the Affordable Care Act … Chicago residents may get a break on their garbage bill if they recycle. The Sun Times reports City Hall is exploring ways to boost a dismal recycling rate … Severe winter storms are socking the upper Midwest, the Pacific Northwest and the deep South … The country is mourning the death of John Glenn – the first American to orbit the earth, a longtime US Senator, and the oldest man to go into space has died at the age of 95 … The Stones’ Mick Jagger is celebrating the birth of his eighth child … The Cubs World Series trophy is going on tour, starting today at the team’s new store on Michigan Avenue … Dexter Fowler is going to Saint Louis … the Bulls beat the Spurs … It’ll be cloudy and cold today with high temperatures in the mid-20s.


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