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Artistic rendering of a Whole Foods Market planned for the Englewood neighborhood. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Potential Whole Foods Suppliers Flock To Englewood Workshop

Chicago area entrepreneurs filled an auditorium at Kennedy-King College on Friday, hoping Whole Foods would pick their products to fill the shelves of a store scheduled to open in Englewood at the end of the year.

01/23/2015

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Walls On Bid For Mayor: “We Work Harder Than The Other Candidates”

Cash-strapped mayoral hopeful William “Dock” Walls says his campaign is going strong, and getting stronger in race pitting four challengers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

01/23/2015

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Better Business Bureau Warns Of Sex Offender Database Scam

Consumer advocates were warning about a new email scam designed to trick you into sharing your sensitive personal information.

01/23/2015

The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview was the target of violent threats posted on Facebook. Police and the FBI were investigating. (Credit: CBS)

Police Interview Two People Following Oline Rant Against Bridgeview Mosque

Bridgeview police were on high alert, and securing the Mosque Foundation on 93rd Street. Officers were keeping a close eye on people arriving for the Friday afternoon prayer service. Police and the FBI were taking the threats seriously, and while they know who is behind them, that man was not in custody Friday morning.

01/23/2015

Metra trains sit in a rail yard in Chicago on Jan. 6, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Metra Complaints Down Dramatically From Last Winter

A year ago, it seemed everyone who rode Metra was complaining about lousy service in the teeth of a bitterly cold and snowy winter. While there are still complaints this winter, they are far fewer than this time a year ago, when each day seemed to bring new emergencies.

01/23/2015

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RTA: Chicago Mass Transit Needs $36B In Infrastructure Upgrades Through 2025

A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.

01/23/2015

Customers line up at the Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston on Friday for a chance to buy one of five copies of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine targeted by terrorists in Paris. Only 300 copies of the latest edition of the magazine are available in the U.S. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Line Up For Chance To Buy A Copy Of Charlie Hebdo

A dozen copies of Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine at the center of a terrorist attack in Paris, were quickly snatched up Friday morning, but more were on the way next week.

01/23/2015

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

University Of Chicago Researchers Examine Impact Of 2013 School Closings

According to the study, nearly all of the students – approximately 93 percent – ended up at a school with better academic ratings than their original school. One-fifth of the students whose schools were closed were transferred to top-tier schools.

01/22/2015

A suspect driving a stolen SUV crashed into a utility pole after a high-speed chase, and managed to elude police after the wreck. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Chase Ends In Crash In Oak Forest

It started around 3 a.m. in nearby Markham, when police tried to pull over a GMC Envoy believed to have been stolen. The driver sped off, with the SUV’s headlights turned off, and police gave chase.

01/22/2015

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Police: Man With Missing Fingers Attempted To Abduct Teen Girl In Skokie

Skokie police are looking for a man with missing fingers, after he attempted to abduct a 13 year old girl, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.

01/21/2015

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ICC Approves Rate Hike For Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas Customers

People’s Gas and North Shore Gas customers can expect to see an increase in their monthly heating bills, reports WBBM’s Mariam Sobh.

01/21/2015

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Adler Planetarium Shoots For Moon Exhibit Funding With Crowdsourcing Campaign

The Adler Planetarium is trying to go where few non-profits have gone before: to crowdfunding for financial support. WBBM’s John Cody explains.

01/21/2015

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Suburban Teenager Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Brother

A teenager is being held – accused of stabbing his older brother to death Wednesday morning in South Chicago Heights.

01/21/2015

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Aldermen Propose Having Hearings Prior To Each Placement Of New Red Light Camera

There’s a new proposals for stiffer requirement before the city of Chicago installs any new red light cameras, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/21/2015

The troop of 8 Japanese Macaques will be meeting the public starting May 1. (Credit: John Cody)

Japanese Macaques Move Into New Exhibit At Lincoln Park Zoo

A troop of Japanese Snow Monkeys has moved into Lincoln Park Zoo, where keepers want them interested as well as well fed, in the new Macaque Forest.

01/21/2015

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Aldermen Approve Crackdown On Scofflaw Landlords

Among other things, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday is expected to approve an ordinance aimed at protecting the tenants of apartment buildings whose landlords chronically fail to address serious building code violations.

01/21/2015

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Pace Announces $2.3 Billion Plan To Expand, Upgrade Bus Service

The Pace suburban bus system is dreaming big – $2.3 billion big – trying to get in on potential federal funding down the line for some of the system’s long-term projects.

01/21/2015

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) calls on the City Council Housing Committee to hold hearings on a proposed ordinance to give the council direct oversight of the Chicago Housing Authority. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Moreno, Housing Activists Seek To Move CHA Overhaul Plan

Several Aldermen and housing advocates were pushing for action on a proposed ordinance that would give the City Council direct oversight over the Chicago Housing Authority.

01/21/2015

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Boy, 9, Shoots Sister, 11, With BB Gun

Riverside police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were investigating an incident in which a boy shot his sister with a BB gun.

01/21/2015

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State Disbars 6 Attorneys, Disciplines 17 Others

A Chicago lawyer, Jordan Lee Margolis, was accused of forging clients’ names and misappropriating more than $1 million.

01/21/2015