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WLS Anchor Kathy Brock Takes Christmas Morning Shift For Colleague With Young Children

The Christmas spirit was strong this weekend in Chicago, where WLS evening anchor Kathy Brock volunteered to fill in on the Christmas morning newscast for Ben Bradley, who has small children.

“She didn’t just volunteer,” Bradley told Time Out Chicago’s Robert Feder. “She insisted that she work because she said her kids are in college and will still be asleep by the time the show is over, and mine are so young and still believe in Santa. Now so do I!”

Brock anchored the WLS morning newscast solo on Sunday. Bradley’s co-anchor, Stacey Baca, had previously scheduled the day off.

“I remember when my boys (now young men) were little, and how special Christmas morning is,” Brock said.

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WTXF Celebrates Supportive Viewers as Disabled Boy Receives New Wheelchair Following Story

In a story that seems ready-made for the holiday season, a WTXF news crew was there on Wednesday as a 10-year-old disabled boy received a new wheelchair to replace the one that was stolen from him last weekend.

After WTXF reported on Dominic Pico’s stolen wheelchair Monday, the Fox O&O received a flood of calls and emails from concerned viewers wanting to help the boy, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder.

“Mix good-hearted people with the power of television and the Internet, and the result is a brand new wheelchair for a little boy who desperately needed it,” the station said.  Video inside… Read more

Feel-Good Video of the Day, Tornado Edition

ABC 33/40 captured more than just frightening live images of severe weather this week, as a tornado system ripped through Alabama. They also uncovered this story (above) about a puppy that was discovered buried underneath rubble. Auh!