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Some of the more than 53,000 names of U.S. casualities carved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are shown November 6, 2007 in Washington, DC . The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wall this week.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Terminally Ill Vietnam Veteran To Join Honor Flight To D.C.

A local Honor Flight organization which typically takes fast-disappearing World War II and Korean War veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C. was, for the first time, taking a Vietnam War veteran along on Thursday.

08/21/2014

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bike Program Plans Spring 2015 Expansion

The city’s popular public bike transit system will be expanding in the spring, including under-served neighborhoods on the south and north sides.

08/21/2014

A window was smashed and cell phones were stolen from the Best Buy at the Hancock Center early Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Window Broken, Cell Phones Stolen At Mag Mile Best Buy

Around 4:30 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at the Best Buy in the Hancock Center, at 800 N. Michigan Av. Officers discovered a broken window, and searched the building, discovering an unknown number of cell phones had been stolen.

08/21/2014

One of the semi trucks involved in a crash on southbound I-294 near Kedzie Wednesday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Driver Ejected From Car, Struck By Semi In Tri-State Crash

Illinois State Police said a Toyota Camry heading south on Interstate 294 struck a construction vehicle parked on the side of the road near Kedzie around 10:50 p.m. The driver of the Camry was ejected from the vehicle, onto the roadway, where he was hit by a semi-trailer truck.

08/21/2014

Rev X Indoor Cycling Studio. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Neighbors Claim Evanston Spin Studio Ignoring Noise Complaints

Noise from a spin studio in Evanston has some people upset – claiming their complaints have fallen on deaf ears, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

08/21/2014

Medical insurance. (Credit: CBS)

Medical ID Theft Can Put Health, Finances In Danger

We all worry about keeping our credit cards safe, but we should be just as concerned about protecting our medical insurance information.

08/20/2014

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and police with one of the released hostages. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Dart: Suspects Traded Hostage For Cigarettes In Harvey Standoff

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says his chief negotiator told him that in 150 such cases, he had never seen one like it.

08/20/2014

One of two suspects who took eight people hostage in Harvey is taken into custody Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Neighbors Return Home After Harvey Standoff Ends

The 21 hour standoff forced people living on the 14700 block of Seeley Avenue, like Gary Peoples, out of their homes.

08/20/2014

A car crashed into a brick wall at a Northfield Mariano's. (Credit: CBS Chopper 2)

Several Injured After Car Crashes Into North Suburban Mariano’s

A north suburban Mariano’s is closed after a car crashed into the grocery store Wednesday afternoon.

08/20/2014

Ambulance

Babysitter Injured After Tree Branch Falls, Pins Her At North Side Park

A tree branch fell on a babysitter who was watching three children at a park in the north side Rogers Park neighborhood.

08/20/2014

One of two suspects who took eight people hostage in Harvey is taken into custody Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Nephew Of Hostage Says Aunt Shaken Up But Ok, Calls Her A “Hero”

When the four children were released by the hostage-takers, it was one of the adult hostages who was allowed to escort them out – and then had to turn around and come back to the house.

08/20/2014

Senator speaks about keeping people from joining gangs at Cook County Jail Division  11. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Kirk Meets With Gang Members During Tour Of Cook County Jail

Sen. Mark Kirk is applauding law enforcement’s efforts to stop gangs. He focused on more than one program in a tour of Cook County Jail on Wednesday, reports WBBM’s Craig Delimore reports.

08/20/2014

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Joffrey Ballet To Livestream Rehearsal Of Swan Lake On Youtube Thursday

Chicago’s Joffrey Ballet is doing something tomorrow no other ballet company has ever done, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

08/20/2014

Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.  More than 40 people were killed as a result of the crash and fire. (Photo redit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayors Call For Improved Safety Measures For Oil Trains

Federal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.

08/20/2014

Diagram of independent autopsy showing bullet wounds.

Mike Brown Shooting And Ferguson: What Do We Know?

Here is what is known about the shooting in Ferguson so far.

08/20/2014

Hostess Twinkies. (Credit: Susanna Song)

Hostess Closing Twinkie Bakery In Schiller Park Again

For the second time in less than two years, Hostess is closing the Schiller Park bakery the famous Twinkie snack cake was invented.

08/20/2014

James Foley on assignment in Aleppo, Syria. (Credit:  Nicole Tung)

Obama Condemns James Foley’s Execution, Calls ISIS ‘Cowardly’

A visibly angry President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of veteran journalist and Northwestern University alum James Foley as “an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world.”

08/20/2014

More than 200 athletes registered in this year's Valor Games Midwest, double the size of the first Valor Games in 2010. (Credit: Twitter/@WorldSportChi)

Injured Vets Compete In Annual Valor Games At Soldier Field

The veterans planned to take part in three days of games that are as much about mental rehabilitation as physical – perhaps more.

08/20/2014

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A World That Becomes Black And White

A typical scene plays out in suburban America, but there is something profoundly important going on here.

08/20/2014