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Park Ridge Cemetery

Remains Of 27 Oak Brook Settlers To Be Re-Buried

The bodies of 27 Oak Brook pioneers are nearing their journey’s end, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/25/2014

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Several Schools Plan Early Dismissals Due To Heat

With Monday likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, many schools that have already started the new school year have adjusted their schedules to get kids out of class early.

08/25/2014

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Heat Index Could Soar Past 100 Degrees Monday

One of the hottest days of the year was on tap for Monday, as temperatures were expected to reach a high of 92 degrees in Chicago, with heat indexes that could push past 105 in much of the Chicago area.

08/25/2014

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Illinois, Indiana Attorney Generals Team Up For Teen Anti-Smoking Campaign

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have teamed to support Legacy’s national youth smoking prevention campaign, Truth.

08/24/2014

Demonstrators participating in Slutwalk march through downtown on September 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Slutwalk, which was started in Toronto in 2011, is a march held to educate people about rape and sexual assault and change a past culture of victim blaming. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Take Part In “Slut Walk” Against Sexual Assault

Several hundred people rallied and marched in downtown Chicago today during an annual event called Slut Walk Chicago.

08/23/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois Inspector General: IDOT Circumvented Hiring Rules

The state’s top investigator has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/23/2014

Anana the polar bear. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Lincoln Park Zoo Says Farewell To Anana The Polar Bear

The Lincoln Park Zoo is having a farewell party today for its 15-year-old polar bear that’s being moved to a zoo on in North Carolina while a new polar bear exhibit is built over the next two years.

08/23/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Law To Make Mass Transit Operations More Transparent

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable.

08/23/2014

FBI

Gang Members Hit With Racketeering, Murder Charges

Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.

08/22/2014

De La Salle Institute (Credit: Facebook)

De La Salle Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Five Chicago mayors have attended De La Salle; including both Richard J. Daley and his son Richard M. Daley, Frank Corr, Martin Kennelly and Michael Bilandic. Other notable alums include the late Cook County Board Presidents George Dunne and Dan Ryan, and broadcasting brothers Bryant and Greg Gumbel.

08/22/2014

David Jordan (left) and Peter Williams (right) have been charged with attempted murder, home invasion, kidnapping and sexual assault. The pair shot two Harvey police officers who were responding to a robbery call, then took eight people hostage in a standoff that lasted nearly 24 hours. (Credit: Harvey Police)

Two Parolees Charged In Harvey Standoff

David Jordan and Peter Williams, have been charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated criminal sexual assault.

08/22/2014

An unused visiting room in a super maximum security area of Cook County Jail, where Farad Polk became trapped for 32 hours after he walked into the room, and the door locked behind him. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

No Disciplinary Action For Jail Staff After Visitor Trapped For 32 Hours

The Cook County Sheriff’s office has decided not to take any disciplinary action against jail employees, after a 51-year-old visitor was trapped for 32 hours in a small room at the jail last month.

08/22/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

Antonio Smith. (Family provided photo.)

Parents Mourn 9-Year-Old “Little Homey” Slain In Grand Crossing

The day after 9-year-old Antonio Smith was shot to death in the back yard of an apartment building in the south side Grand Crossing neighborhood, several hundred people filled the yard Thursday night to offer prayers and demand action.

08/22/2014

7th graders at Christ The King School in Chicago take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. (Credit: Facebook)

Archdiocese Cautions Catholic Schools About Taking ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Chicago Catholic archdiocese is throwing a little cold water on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the viral phenomenon that is dominating social media lately.

08/21/2014

Bank Of America

Illinois Getting $300M From Record Bank Of America Settlement

Illinois is set to receive a $300 million share of a record $16.7 billion nationwide settlement with Bank of America, over allegations of financial misconduct that helped lead to the 2008 financial crisis.

08/21/2014

quinn Rauner

Rauner, Quinn Call Each Other “Phony” On Term Limits

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.

08/21/2014

Some of the more than 53,000 names of U.S. casualities carved into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial are shown November 6, 2007 in Washington, DC . The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Wall this week.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Terminally Ill Vietnam Veteran To Join Honor Flight To D.C.

A local Honor Flight organization which typically takes fast-disappearing World War II and Korean War veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C. was, for the first time, taking a Vietnam War veteran along on Thursday.

08/21/2014

Rev X Indoor Cycling Studio. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Neighbors Claim Evanston Spin Studio Ignoring Noise Complaints

Noise from a spin studio in Evanston has some people upset – claiming their complaints have fallen on deaf ears, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

08/21/2014

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and police with one of the released hostages. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Dart: Suspects Traded Hostage For Cigarettes In Harvey Standoff

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says his chief negotiator told him that in 150 such cases, he had never seen one like it.

08/20/2014