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U Of C Launches Program To Help Government, Nonprofit Officials Become Better Leaders

The University of Chicago has just launched a training academy to teach the leaders of not-for-profit groups and local government to be better leaders, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

6 hours ago

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HempMeds Rolls Out Pot For Pets

From separation anxiety to noise phobia, to arthritis to cancer, hemp based products are becoming more popular to treat all kinds of pet disorders.

8 hours ago

The Chicago River flows into the North Shore Channel on Thursday. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District lowered the level of the river and other waterways it can control, to allow more room for runoff from rain and melting snow. (Credit: CBS)

Biologists Find Spotted Gar For First Time In Chicago Area Waterways

Biologists are delighted with finding of a fish that looks like a crocodile with fins, right here in the Chicago area, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11 hours ago

Patricia Horton. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Ex-Metropolitan Water Commissioner Patricia Horton Charged With Assaulting Man At Daley Center

A former Metropolitan Water Reclamation District commissioner was arrested Monday afternoon at the Daley Center and accused of assault.

12 hours ago

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

Oberweis Opens South Side Campaign Office

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis opened a new campaign office Tuesday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, and said for too long, Republicans have ignored the African American community.

13 hours ago

Taxi

Cabbies, City Agree To Reforms; Centralized Dispatch, But No Fare Hike

With the city of Chicago allowing so-called ride-sharing companies to operate under fewer restrictions than traditional taxi companies, the Emanuel administration and cab drivers have reached an unprecedented agreement on reforms to help the taxi cab industry.

13 hours ago

Chase Ewoldt (Family Photo)

4-Year-Old Cancer Patient Fighting Hard To Beat The Odds

In a lot of ways, Chase Ewoldt of Wheaton is like any other 4-year-old, but Chase has been forced to grow up quickly. At 2 ½ years old, he was diagnosed with a very rare brain cancer called atypical radtoid tumor or ATRT.

14 hours ago

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Tuesday’s Crisp Weather A Chilly Surprise After Monday’s Summery Temps

It’s a harsh reality for some of us. With Oct. 1 knocking on our door, fall and a possibly frigid winter loom ahead.

15 hours ago

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Hare, Midway Continue To Increase Flights After Radar Center Fire

As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.

16 hours ago

With less than a week until Hot Doug's closes for good, fans have taken to lining up several hours before the store opens each day to get one of their gourmet hot dogs. (Credit Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Hot Doug’s Fans Line Up For Final Week Of Gourmet Dogs

Most people are having breakfast this time of day, but a number of people already have lunch on their minds as they line up at Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, which is closing for good on Friday.

17 hours ago

President Obama and Gov. Pat Quinn eat at Valois in May 2014.

Obama Expected To Attend Quinn Fundraiser Wednesday

President Barack Obama’s popularity might be wavering nationally, but it’s still pretty high in Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn was welcoming the president’s appearance at what’s expected to be a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday.

19 hours ago

A CTA train. (CBS)

Blue Line Service Getting Back To Normal After Debris Blocked Trains

Normal service has resumed on the Blue Line, after nearly nine hours of significant delays, due to a pile of wet concrete that fell on the tracks on the Near West Side early Tuesday.

19 hours ago

Bruce Rauner (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rauner Calls For Postponing Vote On State Income Tax Until After Election

The election for Illinois Governor is still weeks away, but Republican candidate Bruce Rauner is trying to veto the idea of lawmakers voting to make permanent the 2011 income tax increase before he has a chance to take office.

09/29/2014

Three houses that will be set on fire as part of the Great Chicago Fire Festival on Saturday. (Credit: John Cody.)

Festival Commemorating Great Chicago Fire To Feature Flammable Houses Floating On Chicago River

It was a day like all days on the Chicago River with kayaks, ducks, sightseeing boats and a barge hauling three story book mansions destined to be burned down this Saturday night.

09/29/2014

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

Durbin, Oberweis Clash Over Gun Control, Taxes In Meeting WIth Tribune Editorial Board

Democratic U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and his Republican challenger Jim Oberweis verbally tangled over subjects ranging from gun violence and immigration to ethics in a meeting before the Tribune Editorial Board.

09/29/2014

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

Alderman Tunney Releases Results Of Pride Parade Survey

44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney has released the results of a survey he’s taken on what people like and don’t like about the Pride Parade and whether the parade should be moved out of the community.

09/29/2014

Courtesy: broadwayinchicago.com

New Musical Opening In Chicago Tells Story Behind “Amazing Grace”

A new musical opening soon in Chicago before it heads to Broadway, tells the story behind one of the world’s best known songs, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

09/29/2014

A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

Officers Check Handicap Placards Of Cars Parked At Soldier Field

The Bears versus the Packers meant the parking lots filled up quickly and officers were watching to see who was taking the handicapped spots.

09/28/2014

An FAA air traffic control center in Aurora. (Credit: CBS)

No Timetable For Repairs At Aurora FAA Facility

The FAA says there is no timetable for repairs at an air traffic control center in Aurora after being shutdown on Friday.

09/28/2014

The Field Museum

Field Museum Holds Its First-Ever Identification Day

It was a “show and tell” day at the Field Museum Saturday. People brought their rocks, plants and bugs to show, so experts could tell them what they had.

09/27/2014