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Lurie Hospital Sees Influx Of Underage Drinkers This Weekend

Lurie Children’s Hospital in downtown Chicago has seen at least 21 patients for underage drinking in the ER since Friday, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.

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Damage inside the Illinois Governor's Mansion. (Credit: CBS)

Daughter Of Former Illinois Governor Ogilvie Recalls State Of Disrepair Of Governor’s Mansion

A former governor’s daughter recalls the place was dilapidated when she and her family arrived in the late 60’s.

5 hours ago

Towns In Illinois, Indiana Competing In Best Communities In America Competition

400 cities and towns applied for a top prize of $3 million and the list has been narrowed down to 50, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

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Rubenstein plays Pippin's father, King Charlemagne. (Credit: Broadway In Chicago)

Original “Pippin” Back In Chicago For Musical Revival

For 50 years, John Rubenstein has been a familiar face on stage, in movies and on television but he’s also known for creating the original role of Pippin in 1972.

08/01/2015

A rhodium plated drop. (Credit: rockyourdrop.com)

Joakim Noah Promoting “Rock Your Drop” Campaign To Stop Violence

Joakim Noah talked with young basketball players at the Major Adams Community Committee Center on the West Side while handing out drop pendants.

08/01/2015

Julia Ann Rastelli. / Photo from Riverside police.

Riverside Woman Pleads Guilty In Drunk Driving Hit-And-Run That Injured Child

A 51-year-old Riverside woman has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving hit-and-run that injured a child last year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/01/2015

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Firefighter Hospitalized After Bridgeport Porch Fire

A Chicago firefighter officer was hospitalized this morning after fighting a porch fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

08/01/2015

The woman was swimming at Porter Beach near Chesterton, Ind. (Credit: Captured News)

Coast Guard Searching For Suburban Woman Who Went Missing In Lake Michigan

A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/01/2015

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Robbers Swipe Bags Of Jewelry From Woman In Glenview

A woman was slightly hurt this morning in a motel parking lot, as three robbers got away with bags of jewelry.

07/31/2015

A man was rescued from the water offshore on Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Boater Rescued 10 Miles Off Lake Michigan Shore

A boater was plucked from Lake Michigan by rescue crews on Friday.

07/31/2015

Close up of bees on Jackson Street bridge. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Relax! Loop Honeybee Cluster Is Just A Non-Aggressive Royal Escort

These clumping critters are minding their own beeswax, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

07/30/2015

Raquel Bolton shot this cell phone video of a woman yelling racial epithets at a Chicago beach. (YouTube/Raquel Bolton)

White Woman Splashed At Chicago Beach Gets Racial, Video Posted Online

A Plainfield mom says she found herself having a talk with her kids about racism after an ugly incident this week in Chicago.

07/30/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Lions, Coyotes And Bears? Oh, My! Be Careful

With a cougar on the loose in Milwaukee, a bear hanging around Michigan City and a thriving coyote population in Chicago, wildlife experts say we can expect more of this kind of thing and that comes with a warning.

07/30/2015

A lifeguard is caught on video apparently lying down on the job. (You Tube)

Lifeguard Whistleblower Upset About Incident At Beach

A 32-year old man who took a video of his critical exchange with a loafing Gary lifeguard says he was very upset about what he saw last weekend.

07/30/2015

Arlington Park

30th Anniversary Of Arlington Park Fire

Friday marks 30 years since one of the biggest fires in Chicago-area history.

07/30/2015

Diamond Bynum, left, and King Walker, right. (Photos provided by Gary Police)

Search Continues In Gary For Woman, Child

The search for a mentally challenged Gary woman and her toddler nephew is entering a sixth day.

07/30/2015

A swimming pool. (Credit: CBS)

How Clean Is The Water In Your Pool?

The Centers for Disease Control says reports of illnesses associated with swimming are increasing. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has details on what to watch out for.

07/29/2015

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Summer Vacation Almost Over For Students In Mundelein

Summer vacation is almost over for high school students in north suburban Mundelein, where the first day of classes is Aug. 11, two or more weeks before most districts.

07/29/2015

Blue Frog's Local 22 owner John Reed and his wife Kelly stand in front of their bar, where sidewalk seating has been blocked by scaffolding erected by the condominium association that shares the building. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

River North Bar Plans To Continue Lawsuit Against Condo Owners Saying Scaffolding Hurt Business

The owner of a bar and restaurant in River North is going ahead with a lawsuit against his upstairs neighbors, even though scaffolding the neighbors put up several months ago is now down.

07/29/2015

A four-rotor helicopter drone. (CBS)

Aldermen Propose Restrictions On Flying Drones In Chicago

Two key aldermen proposed limits on the operations of drones in Chicago at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/29/2015