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Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale features a number of musicians with local ties. (Photo courtesy of  John Yonover)

Local Musicians Star In Dee Snider’s Christmas Tale

Tommy Hahn was just a teenager in Milwaukee when he first met rocker Dee Snider.

7 hours ago

Pakistani-Americans protested the recent attack on a school by the Taliban. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Pakistani-Americans March Downtown To Protest Taliban Attack On School

Some members of Chicago’s Pakistani-American community came out to the loop today to protest the Taliban’s attack on a school in Pakistan earlier this month.

8 hours ago

Christmas Presents (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

More Than 1,000 Kids In Gary Receive Gifts At Annual Event

It’s Christmas again for more than one thousand kids in Gary, where the late mayor Rudy Clay’s son is carrying on a tradition started by his father, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12 hours ago

Big Pappas Gyro owner Sandi DiGangi. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Oak Lawn Restaurant Prepares Thousands Of Turkey Dinners For Those In Need

A mom-and-pop restaurant in Oak Lawn is spending Christmas helping the less fortunate by preparing about 3,500 meals with a lot of help from friends and neighbors.

12/25/2014

David Fagus (Credit: Alderman Joe Moore's website)

North Side Dems Mourn Loss Of Committeeman David Fagus

North Side Democrats are mourning the Christmas Eve death of one of their hardest working members, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.

12/25/2014

Santa went room-to-room to deliver gifts at La Rabida Children's Hospital. (Credit: Mike Krauser.)

Santa Pays Visit To Kids At La Rabida Hospital For 44th Year

- For more than four decades, Santa has paid a visit to the kids at La Rabida Children’s Hospital on Chicago’s South Side and he was there again today.

12/25/2014

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Campaign Drops Challenge To Willie Wilson’s Petitions

Mayor Emanuel’s campaign has dropped the challenge against Dr. Willie Wilson’s petitions in the mayoral race.

12/24/2014

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

Chicago Man In Prison For Two Decades Hopes For Clemency Request From Gov. Quinn

Among the thousands of people hoping for a Christmas present from Governor Quinn in the form of clemency is a Chicago man who’s been in prison for more than two decades, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/24/2014

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More Restaurants Staying Open On Christmas Eve

The holidays don’t always mean eating dinner with family at home. More restaurants in the area are staying open for Christmas Eve, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.

12/24/2014

Archbishop Blase Cupich accepts the crozier of former Cardinal Francis Mundelein at Holy Name Cathedral. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Visits Sick Kids At Lurie Children’s Hospital

Chicago’s archbishop spent part of his Christmas Eve with sick children and their families who can’t be home for the holiday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/24/2014

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Where’s The Fire? Elgin 911 Gets It Right

Some confusion led Elgin firefighters to respond to two locations last night for the same fire.

12/24/2014

Aurora police gave out cards and Christmas presents instead of tickets. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Aurora, Gary Police Officers Give Out Toys Instead Of Tickets

Police officers in Aurora and Gary were giving out toys instead of tickets to some lucky drivers Tuesday afternoon.

12/23/2014

Inside Anderson's Coins and Collectibles in St. Charles. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

West Suburban Store Owner Offers Toys To Needy Families

A west-suburban businessman is doing his part to make sure kids in need have toys this Christmas, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/23/2014

Workers remove a poster-banner for "The Interview" from a billboard in Hollywood. (Michael Thurston/AFP/Getty Images)

Suburban Movie Theater To Show “The Interview” Starting On Christmas Day

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that the movie, “The Interview” will get a limited release starting on Christmas Day and as WBBM’s Steve Miller reports, at least one Chicago area theatre is showing “The Interview.”

12/23/2014

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School Collects Gifts, $1,700 For Secretary After Burglars Ransack Home

On Thursday night, when Evette Durham returned home from coaching basketball at T.E. Culbertson School, she found her place had been ransacked. All her family’s electronics, game systems, jewelry, and cash had been taken; not to mention gifts Durham had bought for needy kids at her school.

12/23/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Report: JRW Leaders Changed League Boundaries To Get Star Players

The national champion Jackie Robinson West Little League team was facing new allegations team leaders broke league rules to expand the team’s boundaries, and bring in star players who otherwise couldn’t have played for them.

12/23/2014

Ed Suarez, 50, saw an 80-year-old woman drive her car onto a set of Metra tracks, so he yelled at her to stop and dragged her to safety before an oncoming train ripped off her car's door. (Credit: CBS)

Man Who Saved Woman From Metra Train: “There’s No Hero Here”

Ed Suarez said he couldn’t believe his eyes Monday when he saw a disoriented 80-year-old woman drive onto the railroad tracks in Western Springs at the height of the evening rush, but he’s glad he didn’t think twice about springing into action.

12/23/2014

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Is Chicago Area Getting A White Christmas?

A storm moving through the Gulf Coast on Tuesday should make its way to the Midwest on Wednesday, and bring a very thin band of heavy snow with it as temperatures drop below freezing.

12/23/2014

Chicago police investigate after five teens were shot Monday night in Englewood. (Credit: CBS)

Five Teens Shot In Englewood Drive-By

Around 9:40 p.m., three girls and two boys – all 16 or 17 years old – were outside in the 5700 block of South Green Street, when a green minivan pulled up, and someone inside opened fire.

12/23/2014

An automated external defibrillator device that will be installed on a Metra train. (Credit: CBS)

Spin Instructor Saved By Students After Heart Attack

A south suburban spin instructor was recuperating after heart bypass surgery; and two people in his spin class, along with a personal trainer, were credited with helping save his life last week.

12/23/2014