American Kennel Club Announced Two New Dog Breeds for 2020

What's Up Chicago

January 3, 2020
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The American Kennel Club announced two new dog breeds for 2020: The Barbet and the Dogo Argentino.

  • The barbet is a water dog from France.
    • It's very smart and friendly with a soft, curly coat perfect for petting and snuggling.
  • The Dogo Argentino is a slightly different vibe.
    • It's a hunting dog from Argentina and was originally developed to hunt large animals such as boars and mountain lions. 

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Customers spent almost $3.2 million dollars on legal weed in Illinois on the first day of marijuana sales Wednesday.

  • This marks one of the strongest showings of any state in the history of pot legalization.​
  • In total, 77k customers bought marijuana on the 1st, spending $41 on average.
  • The lines were long and we can expect them to continue through the weekend. 

It’s that time again, the Christmas tree recycling program is set to wrap up Christmas in the city of Chicago.

  • Starting tomorrow you can drop off your tree off through the 18th at 20 park locations throughout the city. 
  • Starting Tuesday, six locations will give away free mulch on a first come first serve basis.
  • City officials remind you to take all your lights and ornaments off the tree.

Chicago couple who has been together since grade school becomes the first to be married in Cook County in 2020!

  • They have six children together and live on the South Side. 
  • The tradition of the first wedding includes gifts: a hotel stay, a comedy show, flowers, fruit, and a gift certificate for Eli's Cheese Cake.

Gene Simmons, KISS front man, posted a photo to Twitter on New Year's Day of his breakfast that started a social media storm. 

  • The photo shows ice cubes floating in the bowl of milk, kind of mixed in with his Frosted Mini-Wheats.
  • He asked the question "Anyone else put ice cubes in their cereal?,"
  • He got a resounding "no" from his Twitter followers.
  • One person said "This is 100% the wrong way to start off 2020." 

In Sports: The Bulls were so close to winning but the W slipped through their fingers as they lost to Jazz last night at the United Center.