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Budget Watchdog: CHA Hoarded Money For Housing Vouchers

A new report has found the Chicago Housing Authority socked away hundreds millions of dollars in reserves, while thousands of people have waited for housing subsidies.

07/30/2014

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State Police To Join Crackdown On Unsafe Truck Drivers

Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.

07/30/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Introduces Minimum Wage Increase To City Council

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a plan to the City Council to gradually increase the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour.

07/30/2014

facemyage.com analyzes how old you look. (Credit: CBS)

Website Analyzes How Old You Look

If you could log onto a website and upload a selfie to find out how old you really look, and how long you’ll probably live, would you do it?

07/29/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union's plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis Not Discouraged By Trailing Emanuel In Poll

The results of a new public opinion poll show Mayor Rahm Emanuel may not be in as much trouble with voters as some thought and that CTU President Karen Lewis’ strength may have been overstated, though she disagrees.

07/29/2014

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Non-Profit Paying For Funeral Services Of Barrington Infant Who Starved To Death

The community of Barrington is preparing to bury the seven-month-old girl who police say was starved to death by her parents in January.

07/29/2014

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Lombard Police Cracking Down On Drivers Using Handheld Cell Phones

Lombard Police say they are cracking down on drivers using hand held cell phones, reports WBBM’s Kimberly Easton.

07/29/2014

Governor Pat Quinn (Left) and Bruce Rauner (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Rauner Spending Big On Early TV Ads

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has joined challenger Bruce Rauner on TV, with an unusually early series of campaign commercials.

07/29/2014

Police released surveillance video of a suspect in a series of robberies last Saturday. (Credit: Long Beach Police)

Police Release Video Of Long Beach, Ind. Burglary Suspect

Police in Long Beach, Indiana have released surveillance images of a person of interest in a series of burglaries last Saturday.

07/29/2014

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Council Member Wants Naperville To Consider Earlier Closing Time For Bars

Bar patrons in Naperville may soon have less time to get their drink on after a string of incidents. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports on a proposal to move up last call.

07/29/2014

Damar Elerby (left) Christopher Geldmeyer (middle) and David Henry (right). (Credit: Roselle Police Department)

Three Men Charged In $25,000 Vandalism Spree In Roselle

Three men, accused of causing extensive damage to homes, businesses and numerous vehicles have been charged with criminal damage to property.

07/29/2014

Tommy Alter, 9, and his parents meet the U.S. Coast Guard crew who rescued him and two relatives from their kayaks after they became stranded on Lake Michigan in early July. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Rescued Nine-Year-Old Kayaker Reunites With Coast Guard Helicopter Crew

A nine-year-old boy was reunited with members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

07/29/2014

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East Dundee Holds Meeting To Address Concerns In Wake Of Elderly Woman’s Murder

The village of East Dundee held a special meeting Tuesday night that aimed to quell residents’ concerns about a recent murder and an uptick in petty crimes.

07/29/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Vote To Name Water Tower Plaza After Jane Byrne

Aldermen have recommended the plaza next to the Old Chicago Water Tower be named in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first such honor the city would give to its first and only female mayor more than 30 years after she left office.

07/29/2014

Chicago Police Officer John Mathews was beaten to death in May 1988. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation)

Officer’s Son Wants Youth Baseball Board Ousted For Letting Cop Killer Coach

Joey Mathews can still name all five men convicted of killing his father, Chicago Police Officer John Mathews, in Hegewisch 26 years ago, and he’s furious one of them has been coaching youth baseball in the same neighborhood, years after finishing his prison sentence.

07/29/2014

Police in south suburban Homewood conduct a critical incident drill to prepare for the event of a mass shooting at a school. (Credit: Village of Homewood)

Suburban Cops Run School Shooting Drill To Prepare For The Worst

Would your child know what to do in a school emergency? Would you know how to react? The village of Homewood on Tuesday held a critical incident drill to help everyone prepare.

07/29/2014

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett To Release Jazz Duets Album ‘Cheek to Cheek’ This Fall

The pair arrived at Today this morning (July 29) in a white Rolls Royce to announced that their jazz duets album, Cheek to Cheek will be out on September 23.

07/29/2014

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Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

Alzheimer’s researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.

07/29/2014

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Man With Concealed Carry Permit Fires At Robber As Police Arrive

A man with a concealed carry permit got involved when he witnessed an armed robbery at a wireless store in southwest suburban Crestwood over the weekend.

07/29/2014