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Posted at 11:29 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 11:29:06-05

1. Michigan police and sheriff agencies are kicking off their latest Click It Or Ticket campaign today.

Police will be actively looking out for seat-belt violations even more so than before.

This extra enforcement will continue statewide for three weeks before ending on November 29.

This is part of a year-long campaign that happens every fall here in Michigan.

2. People can now buy a 2020-inspired candle. As the year comes to a close, you might want to take a keep-sake with you to remind you of all that 2020 had to offer.

The company Flaming Crap is bottling some of these iconic moments into one scented candle.

According to the England-based candle company, 2020's aroma is a mix of four layers including banana bread, hand sanitizer, woody musks, and the "Tiger King" inspired budget friendly aftershave and earthy essence.

The first batch of 2020 candles are already gone, but a second batch is on its way and should be available for the holidays. Each candle costs a little under $20, making it a great gift for the nostalgic person in your life.

3. Alex Trebek, the legendary host of the popular quiz show, "Jeopardy," has died.

The official Jeopardy Twitter account said Trebek died at his home in California, early Sunday morning, surrounded by family and friends. He had been battling
stage four pancreatic cancer.

His career in the game show business lasted 50 years. Trebek's Jeopardy episodes will air through Christmas.

He was 80 years old.

4. America's largest retailer is teaming up with the Salvation Army to provide holiday assistance to millions who have fallen into poverty.

In addition to the traditional bell ringers and red kettles outside of Walmart, there will be opportunities to give inside at the cash register.

Walmart will offer customers the option to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to the Salvation Army.

Many Walmart stores will also have Salvation Army Angel Trees, giving shoppers another opportunity to purchase gifts for children in need.

5. Chicago's 107th annual city Christmas tree will go up today in Millennium Park.

The 45-food blue spruce came from the city's Morgan Park neighborhood and was donated by a retired Chicago Public School teacher and her family.

Due to COVID concerns, the city will not host an in-person lighting ceremony this year but will hold a virtual event on November 19.