Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas, Chicago Shooting Victims Share Survival Stories, New Movie Reviews, and More

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas, Chicago Shooting Victims Share Survival Stories, New Movie Reviews, and More

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas, Chicago Shooting Victims Share Survival Stories, New Movie Reviews, and More


CHICAGO (WLS) – This week’s Windy City weekend, red sun! Val and Ryan campaign red to raise awareness of heart health.

It’s also National Nudity Day. The pair discussed whether it would be appropriate to wear a birthday suit at work.

Plus, Chicago is a mecca for pizza, however, all the toppings are different. Val and Ryan break down the most hated pizza toppings.

Plus, would you give up six months of sex just for your favorite soccer team to win the Super Bowl? Apparently, 48% of NFL fans said they would!

Survivors of Chicago gun violence share stories

Val sat down with Bellwood native Nicole Jones, a survivor of gun violence.

In October 2020, Jones was shot multiple times on her front lawn. According to the 25-year-old, the ordeal started with a love triangle that went terribly wrong.

Jones’ then-boyfriend had an affair with another woman who approached Jones at his home.

“I asked her what she was doing here,” recalls Jones. “That’s when she drew her gun and started shooting at me.”

The bullet Jones endured left her in a coma and injured her spine. Jones now undergoes regular physiotherapy at the Marian Joy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, hoping to make her legs more flexible.

Jones said she told her story in hopes of saving others from the same pain.

“I tell my story to show that it can be deadly. When you see those red flags, it’s not worth it to stay,” Jones said. “We’re worth more. I wish I’d known then,”

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, to make sure your sweetheart gets something special, beauty and lifestyle expert Milly Almodovar has a gift guide!

handkerchief flower bouquet $150
Not everyone likes roses, try this bouquet.

Mancrates Jerky Heart $39.99 and Personalized Exotic Large Bouquet for $89.99
This is a great gift for men.

Invisawear Jewelry $129 and up
This is quite possibly the most brilliant thing ever. It looks like jewelry. But it’s actually very useful. InvisaWear is a stylish piece of jewelry that doubles as an SOS emergency device. Charms that incorporate this technology are small and stylish and can be worn in many ways (necklace, bracelet, key chain, fitness band or hair tie).

peter thomas rose mask to max set $58
Give a gift of different beauty masks.

Nest Driftwood and Chamomile Candles $46

Spend or save?

Moonset – save
Moonfall is a sci-fi thriller about the possible collision of the moon and Earth, starring Halle Berry, Michael Pena, Patrick Wilson and Donald Sutherland.

Pam and Tommy – save
The Hulu series Pam & Tommy is the infamous sex tape about Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

Murderville – cost
Murderville is a Netflix comedy crime series starring Will Arnett and a celebrity sidekick improvising through a scripted murder investigation.

jackass forever – save
Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass gang are back after a 10-year hiatus for Jackass Forever.

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