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Body Found In Frozen Pond Identified As Missing Chicago Man

A body discovered in a frozen retention pond in the south suburbs last Sunday has been identified as a missing Chicago man.

01/21/2015

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Dad Defends Bullied Daughter With Emotional YouTube Video

CHICAGO (CBS) — Prior Lake, Minnesota dad Brad Knudson posted a short, emotional video to YouTube this week to share how twins from a local high school allegedly bullied his African-American daughter on Snapchat. Knudson also reveals how the twins’ father […]

01/21/2015

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ICC Approves Rate Hike For Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas Customers

People’s Gas and North Shore Gas customers can expect to see an increase in their monthly heating bills, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.

01/21/2015

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Privacy Advocates Worry New State Cyberbullying Law Goes Too Far

It’s supposed to keep our kids safe, but a new state law aimed at curbing cyberbullying is coming under fire with some saying it goes too far.

01/21/2015

Former Burr Oak Cemetery supervisor Keith Nicks. (Credit: CBS)

Former Supervisor Of Burr Oak Cemetery Eager To Clear Name In Court

In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot explains why he can’t wait to have his day in court.

01/21/2015

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Would Using Deflated Balls Give New England Patriots Big Advantage?

Did the New England Patriots cheat in their conference championship game? There’s reportedly new evidence today that footballs were deliberately under-inflated.

01/21/2015

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Adler Planetarium Shoots For Moon Exhibit Funding With Crowdsourcing Campaign

The Adler Planetarium is trying to go where few non-profits have gone before: to crowdfunding for financial support. WBBM’s John Cody explains.

01/21/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Three Injured In Four-Vehicle Crash Involving Governor Rauner’s Motorcade

Three people were transported to the hospital Wednesday with non-life threatening injuries after a crash involving four vehicles, including one carrying Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, who was unhurt, according to Illinois State Police.

01/21/2015

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Suburban Teenager Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Brother

A teenager is being held – accused of stabbing his older brother to death Wednesday morning in South Chicago Heights.

01/21/2015

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Aldermen Propose Having Hearings Prior To Each Placement Of New Red Light Camera

There’s a new proposals for stiffer requirement before the city of Chicago installs any new red light cameras, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/21/2015

The troop of 8 Japanese Macaques will be meeting the public starting May 1. (Credit: John Cody)

Japanese Macaques Move Into New Exhibit At Lincoln Park Zoo

A troop of Japanese Snow Monkeys has moved into Lincoln Park Zoo, where keepers want them interested as well as well fed, in the new Macaque Forest.

01/21/2015

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Lockdown At Highland, Indiana Schools Lifted

A phone threat from a number in Dallas has forced authorities to place the schools in Highland, Ind., on lock down.

01/21/2015

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Aldermen Approve Crackdown On Scofflaw Landlords

Among other things, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to approve an ordinance aimed at protecting the tenants of apartment buildings whose landlords chronically fail to address serious building code violations.

01/21/2015

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Pace Announces $2.3 Billion Plan To Expand, Upgrade Bus Service

The Pace suburban bus system is dreaming big – $2.3 billion big – trying to get in on potential federal funding down the line for some of the system’s long-term projects.

01/21/2015

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) calls on the City Council Housing Committee to hold hearings on a proposed ordinance to give the council direct oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Moreno, Housing Activists Seek To Move CHA Overhaul Plan

Several Aldermen and housing advocates were pushing for action on a proposed ordinance that would give the City Council direct oversight over the Chicago Housing Authority.

01/21/2015

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Boy, 9, Shoots Sister, 11, With BB Gun

Riverside police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were investigating an incident in which a boy shot his sister with a BB gun.

01/21/2015

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State Disbars 6 Attorneys, Disciplines 17 Others

A Chicago lawyer, Jordan Lee Margolis, was accused of forging clients’ names and misappropriating more than $1 million.

01/21/2015

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Women’s Trade Group Hosting Construction Career Workshop

A support group is trying to encourage more Chicago women to become this generation’s Rosie The Riveter.

01/21/2015

Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Emanuel Introduces Plan To Transfer Park District Land For Obama Library

Bringing the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago might be a step closer to reality, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to unveil an ordinance he hopes will help ease concerns of the Barack Obama Foundation.

01/21/2015