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The Chicago Auto Show is this Weekend!

What's Up Chicago

February 7, 2020

Katie has all the breaking news to help kick start your weekend with 'What's Up Chicago?!' 

The Chicago Auto Show is this weekend, a car that everyone is talking about is the new Cadillac Escalade.

  • The new version of the luxury SUV can drive itself.
  • You can get out on a major highway and cruise -- without the driver even having to hold the steering wheel or put their foot on the pedals. 
  • However, an in-car camera will still make sure the driver is watching the road ahead.
  • Colored lights and special sound alerts will let the driver know when the system is operating and if the driver needs to take control. ​
  • The price tag starts at 75k and will be available this summer. Cadillac says all their cars will eventually have the same technology.

Japan reported 41 new cases of the Coronavirus on a cruise ship that's been quarantined.

  • 3700 people have been confined to the two docked Diamond Princess cruise ships near Hong Kong and Japan. 
  • Passengers and crew members have to stay in their rooms for the next 14 days.
  •  Meanwhile, a newborn has been infected just 36 hours after birth and is the youngest known patient.
  • The number of people infected globally has risen to more than 31,000.

A new study reveals that our shower curtains are actually dirtier than our toilet seats!

  • 81 percent of men and 73 percent of women pee in the shower, and almost one-third of people brush their teeth in the shower.
  • Behind the curtain, is the shower floor...

A public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter and the seven others killed in last month's helicopter crash is planned for Feb. 24 at The Staples Center in L.A.

  • That date, 2/24 corresponds with the No. 24 jersey he wore and the No. 2 worn by his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
  • People from around the world have been emerging upon Calabasas, CA to show respect and mourn. 

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