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Fans Celebrate House Music At Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic

As the nation celebrates its independence, the Chosen Few DJs are again hosting the Chosen Few Picnic Weekend, a house music festival celebrating Chicago’s homegrown dance genre, through Sunday.

07/04/2015

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

American Flag Part Of Downstate Man’s Life Work

As America celebrates the Fourth of July, the flag flies from front porches coast-to-coast and for one man from downstate Illinois, that symbol of freedom has become part of his life’s work, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson Askingt Democratic Leaders, Gov. Rauner To Sit Down And Negotiate On Budget

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders to sit down and negotiate an end to the state’s budget impasse.

07/04/2015

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Thousands Line Route For Arlington Heights 4th Of July Parade

Thousands lined the streets of Arlington Heights today celebrating the Fourth of July with the largest parade in the region, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

Marilyn Hartman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Serial Stowaway Arrested At Midway Less Than 24 Hours After Jail Release

A California woman who’s been called a serial stowaway for her history of trying to board airplanes without a ticket has been arrested yet again in Chicago just after her release from jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

A North Side business posted pictures of a plant thief in the act. (CBS/Steve Miller)

North Side Business Tries To Shame Tipsy Plant Thief

As you approach the front door of City Service Taxi at Peterson and Rockwell, you see the front windows are plastered with security camera stills of a woman who stole some flowering plants from outside.

07/02/2015

A general view of the field during the fifth inning  of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 22, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Last Month Was Cloudiest June Ever In Chicago; 9th Wettest

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago practically could have issued a missing person alert for the sun last month, which was the cloudiest June on record in Chicago. According to the National Weather Service, data collected three […]

07/02/2015

The auditorium on the second floor of the Riverside Town Hall might be named after the late Judy Baar Topinka, on the recommendation of a township committee. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Riverside Town Hall Won’t Bear Topinka’s Name, But Auditorium Might

Officials in Riverside Township want to name something in honor of late Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Riverside native, but it won’t be the historic town hall. It might be the auditorium, instead.

07/02/2015

4th Of July Fireworks

Fire Department Preparing For Likelihood Of Fires From Illegal July 4th Fireworks Displays

Just about all kinds of fireworks are illegal in Chicago, but that certainly doesn’t stop lots of people from shooting them off for the 4th of July every year, so the Fire Department will be watching closely for the problems that always result.

07/02/2015

About 100 Chicago teachers and supporters marched outside City Hall on Thursday, to protest $200 million in budget cuts, including 1,400 job cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Protest CPS Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Public school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.

07/02/2015

Burglars crashed a stolen minivan into The Shop 147 in Beverly, and stole an undetermined amount of merchandise, mostly high-end clothing. (Credit: CBS)

Crash-And-Grab Duo Attempts Burglary At Clothing Boutique In Beverly

Glass was scattered over the sidewalk in front of The Shop 147, at the corner of 95th Street and Claremont Avenue, after burglars drove a stolen silver Dodge Caravan into the entrance around 4:15 a.m. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) said the crooks did not get inside.

07/02/2015

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CTU Plans City Hall Protest As CPS Begins 1,400 Layoffs

The union said the district’s cutbacks are counterproductive, and will lead to fewer resources for educators. The Emanuel administration has said the cuts will save $200 million for a district reeling from paying $634 million in pension obligations.

07/02/2015

Dwayne Anderson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Felon Charged In 2013 Murder

A convicted felon has been charged in a 2013 cold-case murder.

07/01/2015

Lawnchairs saving spots along the 4th of July parade route in Evanston.  (Crediit: CBS)

Evanston Residents Already Claiming Spaces For 4th Of July Parade

The North Evanston 4th of July parade is Saturday but if you want a good seat to see it, you may already be too late.

07/01/2015

Chicago Public Schools Logo

CTU: $200 Million In Cuts Will Do ‘Real Damage’

The Chicago Teachers Union was quick to respond to Mayor Emanuel, and to challenge the mayor’s assertions about the budget.

07/01/2015

Torrez Moore | Chicago Police

Prosecutors: Anti-Government Group Illegally Moved Into Foreclosed Homes In Beverly, Morgan Park

A South Side alderman calls it a “cancer” on his community: An anti-government group illegally moving into homes in foreclosure, and now two of the four men charged have been arrested.

07/01/2015

Airplane Liftoff (credit: Randy Yag)

Justice Department Probes US Airlines For Possible Collusion

A government probe into whether U.S. air carriers conspired to control industry growth as part of an effort to keep higher ticket prices weighed on shares of major U.S. airlines Wednesday.

07/01/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Protest Budget Cuts Proposed By Gov. Rauner Outside Thompson Center

More than 500 people gathered outside the Thompson Center downtown this morning against budget cuts proposed by Governor Rauner. Demonstrators say the cuts squarely hit the most vulnerable people in the state.

07/01/2015

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

ACLU Obtains Court Orders To Maintain State Funding To Help People With Disabilities

The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s gotten court orders keeping state budget money flowing to help many people with physical and psychological disabilities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/01/2015

Injured police officer Densey Cole II talks with CBS 2 about his recovery. (CBS)

Paralyzed Chicago Cop Says He’s Being Evicted From Apartment City Pays For

A Chicago police officer who was left paralyzed after a crash in his patrol vehicle six years ago has been served with eviction papers at the apartment the city has been paying for.

07/01/2015