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The Marine Angel. (Credit: Library Of Congress)

Amazing Photo Of Massive Barge On Chicago River

In 1953, the biggest vessel to travel the Mississippi River and Illinois Waterway managed to wind its way downtown on the Chicago River.

07/28/2014

Rey Colón  (Illinois State Police)

Ald. Colón Has ‘Confidence In Legal System’ After DUI Stop

Colón, who represents the 35th Ward, was driving a Honda SUV early Friday on Interstate 290 near Sacramento when he was pulled over for failing to signal and improper lane usage.

07/28/2014

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The Battle To Build A Bad-Ass Urban Bicycle

The battle to build the best, bad-ass urban bicycle has begun, pitting designs from five different cities, including Chicago.

07/28/2014

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Congressman Schock Proposes To End CHA “Supervouchers”

Some Chicago Housing Authority Residents are getting government money to live in luxury buildings that most Chicagoans probably can’t afford, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

07/28/2014

Cat Emergency At Battersea As Fewer Prospective Owners Come Forward

Dogs vs. Cats: Which States Love Them More

Dog owners vs. Cat owners: In the United States, it reflects our national politics.

07/28/2014

Deputy Chief Tom Papadakis (left), Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson (center) and Chief Larry McKinley (right). (city of Gary photo)

Gary Police Chief Resigns; Deputy Promoted

Following a couple of violent months that included the killing of a police officer, the city of Gary has announced a new police chief and crime-fighting strategy, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/28/2014

Supporters of both Israel and Palestine staged competing rallies on Monday, outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Israeli, Palestinian Supporters Face Off Outside Thompson Center

Demonstrators filled up the area around the Thompson Center and the Daley Center on Monday, for competing rallies – one in support of Israel, the other in support of Palestinians.

07/28/2014

Akiel W. Davis | photo from Kane County State’s Attorney’s office

Carpentersville Man Pleads Guilty To Bomb Threats At Kane County Courthouse

A 22-year old man who made false bomb threats at a courthouse last year, is going to prison for a while, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

07/28/2014

Solider Field

The Evolution Of Lake Shore Drive, Grant Park

Back in the 1920s the vast land between Soldier Field and the Chicago River resembled Lollapalooza after a rain-soaked, three-day mosh.

07/28/2014

The Exposition Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. (Photo Credit: Illinois Department of Agriculture)

Illinois State Fair Managers Fined For Ethics Violations

A state commission has fined managers of both of Illinois’ State Fairs for ethics violations over beer tickets, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/28/2014

Waves crash into the Chicago lakefront at Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Meteorologists Warn Of High Waves On Lake Michigan

High waves on Lake Michigan have prompted a warning for boaters and swimmers, due to potentially deadly currents on the water.

07/28/2014

Bob Scott at the Lafayette Journal & Courier.  Bob is fighting Stage 4 cancer.

Giving Thanks To Mentors As Life Passes By

John, I always had a plan for you.

07/28/2014

Muslims celebrate the Eid holiday at Toyota Park in Bridgview. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/CBS)

Muslims Mark End Of Ramadan At Eid Celebration In Bridgeview

Amid turmoil across the Middle East, Chicago area Muslims jammed the field at Toyota Park in Bridgeview on Monday, to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

07/28/2014

The Coolest.  (Credit: Kickstarter)

Kickstarter Superstar: The Coolest Redefines The Cooler

When Ryan Grepper set out to rethink the good, old-fashioned cooler, he figured he would need about $50,000 in seed money to get the project moving. Grepper’s idea was to marry old-fashioned cooler technology with 2014 technology.

07/28/2014

University Of Chicago students train at Stagg Field during World War 1. (Credit: University Of Chicago/Stagg Field)

100 Years Ago, World War I Images In Chicago

Sunday marked the 100-year anniversary of the start of the great “The Great War.”

07/28/2014

The Aqua hotel and condo tower was designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang. (Credit: Aqua Condo Chicago)

Lucas Museum Names Two Architects For Lakefront Site

Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and China’s Ma Yansong have been picked to design the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which has been planned as an addition to the Museum Campus just south of Grant Park.

07/28/2014

Police search for evidence in the 1600 block of North Marshfield Avenue, after an officer was shot, and a suspect was killed early Monday. (Credit: CBS)

Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed In Police-Involved Shooting In Bucktown

A police officer apparently was shot with his own weapon in the Bucktown neighborhood, before he turned the gun on a burglary suspect, killing the man during a struggle early Monday morning.

07/28/2014

Alger Sanchez (left) and Anton Aseves (right). (Chicago Police photo)

Two Charged In Shooting Of 3-Year-Old In Brighton Park

Two men have been charged in the shooting of a three-year-old boy Friday night in Brighton Park.

07/27/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Politicians, Activists Hold Rally On Minimum Wage Referendum

Politicians trying to raise the minimum wage say they’ve done their part, and now it’s your turn.

07/27/2014