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Comer Children's Hospital. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Surgeons At Comer Children’s Hospital Work For Free To Fix Kids’ Birth Defects, Deformities

A former White Sox player and plastic surgeons at Comer Children’s Hospital are helping some local kids get life-changing procedures today.

14 hours ago

A screen capture of the "Back Off Bullies" game. (Credit: Motorola Mobility.)

Sen. Kirk Works With Students To Develop Anti-Bullying Game App

A game app for Android smart phones has been created by kids, for kids, to combat bullying. And it’s coming to a school near you.

15 hours ago

A new Illinois law would allow undocumented immigrants to get a Temporary Visitor Driver's License like this one, but some immigrant groups worry that, because the license has a different color than standard licenses, police would immediately know a person with such a license is in the U.S. illegally. (Photo courtesy Illinois Secretary of State)

Activists Angry With Slow Pace Of Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

Some immigrants’ rights groups are upset about how long it takes for undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses in Illinois, under a program that started one year ago.

10/24/2014

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Officials Rethink Vote-Counting After AG Decree

With less than two weeks until Illinois’ high-stakes elections, an attorney general opinion has some officials rethinking vote-counting procedures in ways that they say could cause big delays in announcing results.

10/24/2014

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Chicago Police To Begin Random Explosives Screenings At CTA Stations

Starting Nov. 3, if you ride the “L,” prepare to be asked to hand your bags, purses, or suitcases to a Chicago police officer for screening at some stations.

10/24/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Group Promises To Give Voters “Just The Facts” On The Candidates

For any voters bewildered by all the attack ads and rhetoric in the race for Governor—or any other major contests—there’s a website that wants to help you sort through noise.

10/24/2014

U.S. Army reservists with the 300th Personnel Company returned to Forest Park from Afghanistan on Thursday, and were honored at a dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone, at center. (Credit: Facebook)

Forest Park Reservists Back Home From Afghanistan

The Forest Park-based unit’s primary job was to deliver mail and packages, sell stamps and process money orders for those fighting. They were honored Thursday night at a pasta-and-sausage dinner hosted by Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone.

10/24/2014

The Independent Police Review Authority was investigating a police-involved shooting that happened Thursday night in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

One Dead, Two Injured After Robbery Attempt, Police-Involved Shooting

Shortly before midnight, police officers saw two armed men approach two other men walking down an alley near the 7900 block of South Justine Street, police said. The suspects announced a robbery, and when they spotted police, the suspects shot the two men in the alley.

10/24/2014

An off-duty police officer was in serious condition after he was shot early Friday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Off-Duty Officer Shot In Greater Grand Crossing; 3 Suspects At Large

A manhunt was underway early Friday, after an off-duty Chicago police officer was shot during a robbery attempt in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

10/24/2014

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Chicago Hospital Gives Flu Shots To Staff, Students

Rush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today – and reminding other people to get vaccinated.

10/23/2014

A cockroach crawls on the wall of the City Council Chambers as the city department head responsible for pest control was testifying at a budget hearing on Thursday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Roach Scurries Around City Council Chamber As Pest Control Boss Testifies

A top Emanuel administration official was embarrassed Thursday when a rather large bug showed up while he was testifying at a Budget Committee hearing.

10/23/2014

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Doctors, Activists Call For Banning Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals

Several doctors and consumer advocates in Chicago on Thursday warned there’s a much bigger threat to Americans’ health than Ebola: drug-resistant bacteria.

10/23/2014

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Air Bag Warning Has Car Dealerships Flooded With Calls

Nearly 8 million air bags are involved in the recall, in vehicles that are at least six years old.

10/23/2014

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Partial Solar Eclipse To Grace Chicago Skies Today

The eclipse starts around 4:30 p.m., and peaks around 5:45 p.m. – just before sunset – when the moon will block out roughly half of the sun.

10/23/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with Kurt Summers Jr., who the mayor nominated to replace City Treasurer Stephanie Neely. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

Mayor Taps Former Preckwinkle Aide To Replace Treasurer Stephanie Neely

Kurt Summers Jr., former chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, pledged to keep his eye on where he came from as he faces new challenges plaguing the city’s pension funds.

10/23/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Police Using Suspected Serial Killer’s Cell Phone Records To Track Movements

Investigators in northwest Indiana have begun using suspected serial killer Darren Vann’s cell phone records, in an effort to track his movements before his arrest.

10/23/2014

Henry Bailey (Credit: Puissant Productions)

One Dead, One Wounded In Richton Park Shooting

The co-star of a Chicago-based web series was shot and killed Wednesday night in south suburban Richton Park.

10/22/2014

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Left) and State Senator Jim Oberweis (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Oberweis Square Off In Only Televised Debate

Senator Dick Durbin and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis squared off in their only televised debate. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says there was one recurring theme.

10/22/2014

Steven  Podkulski (Credit: illinois Department of Corrections.)

Man Charged For 2002 Murder Of Bedford Park Public Storage Employee

WBBM has learned there’s been an arrest in a murder from 2002: the stabbing death of a Public Storage employee in Bedford Park.

10/22/2014

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Still No Resolution In Waukegan As Teachers Strike Takes Toll On Community

17,000 students in the Waukegan area are on extended vacation because of teachers strike that’s almost three weeks old. Both sides resumed negotiations Wednesday at noon, the school district said in a press release.

10/22/2014