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Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.  More than 40 people were killed as a result of the crash and fire. (Photo redit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayors Call For Improved Safety Measures For Oil Trains

Federal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.

08/20/2014

29-Year-Old Des Plaines Council Member Dies

The city and city council of Des Plaines is reeling from the unexpected death of a 29-year-old city council member, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/19/2014

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Argonne National Laboratory Studying Ways To Reduce Noise From Jet Engines

A joint noise study project by G.E. and the Argonne National Lab has already turned up some ideas for turning down the noise of jet engines on the O’Hare flight path, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/18/2014

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Construction Worker Critically Injured After Falling From Roof

A construction worker is serious condition after falling through a roof he was fixing on Chicago’s near South Side, reports WBBM’s John Cody. A construction worker is serious condition after falling through a roof he was fixing on Chicago’s near South Side, reports WBBM’s John Cody.cody

08/18/2014

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South Loop Stores Evacuated After Gas Leak

Several stores in the South Loop are being evacuated after a gas leak was reported Monday morning.

08/18/2014

Geologists have been examining parts of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for more than a year after a boy was swallowed by a hole in Mt. Baldy, which has been closed ever since. (Credit: CBS)

More Holes Found Under Mount Baldy

Geologists investigating the mysterious hole that swallowed a 6-year-old boy last summer have found it’s just one of many under the dunes on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

08/14/2014

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South Loop Store Sells Out Of T-Shirts Supporting Jackie Robinson West Little League Team

WBBM’s John Cody reports a steady stream of would-be customers left Dick’s Sporting Goods on Roosevelt after the store sold out of Jackie Robinson West T-shirts. Another 400 are expected on Thursday.

08/13/2014

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Medical Marijuana Opening Up New Career Paths In Illinois

As the medical marijuana business gears up, it’s opening up a whole new career path, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/13/2014

George Serena dressed up as a drop of blood two years ago, when he donated his 138th pint of blood. He's up to 151 as of Aug. 12, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Palatine Man Donates 151st Pint Of Blood

George Serena, who was honored Tuesday at LifeSource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said “it’s just like getting your oil changed.”

08/12/2014

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League Team Excited Ahead Of World Series

For the first time in 31 years, a Chicago team is in the Little League World Series and the pressure is building, not only on the team, but also the relatives, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/11/2014

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Gun Found In Man’s Bag At Midway Airport

A 62-year-old man was arrested at Midway International Airport on Thursday, after security screeners found a .380 caliber pistol in his luggage.

08/08/2014

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State Troopers To Assist Chicago Police In Apprehending Fugitives

After a listening session about combating street violence, the mayor and his police superintendent disclose that more arrests will be coming, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/06/2014

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Environmental Group Sues To Block Illiana Expressway

When a starter herd of Bison comes to the Chicago area, it’ll have a real home on the range to come home to, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/05/2014

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Historian Says Truck Traffic Driving Away Tourists On Route 66

An historian and guardian of Route 66 says the historic mother road to the pacific shore is getting swamped by trucks using a massive logistic center in tiny Elwood Illinois, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/05/2014

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Former Lyons Cop Gets 5 Years For Extortion

A former Lyons police officer has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, for using his badge to steal contraband cigarettes from dealers he was arresting.

08/05/2014

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Environmentalist Warns Toxic Algae Bloom Could Happen In Lake Michigan

As the toxic algae problem wanes in Toledo, a Chicago environmentalist says it could foreshadow the future of Lake Michigan, unless government gets to work.

08/04/2014

Lollapalooza fans line Michigan Avenue as they wait for the gates to open for the first day of the 3-day music festival at Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Lollapalooza Tickets Still Available Through Brokers

Lollapalooza might be sold out, and officials have said they expect 300,000 people to attend the three-day music festival, but many tickets were still in the hands of ticket brokers on Friday.

08/01/2014

The Muon g-2 particle storage ring, a 50-foot electromagnet weighing 17 tons, is the centerpiece of a dark matter experiment at Fermilab. (Credit: Fermilab)

Fermilab Installs Huge Magnet For Dark Matter Experiment

A 50-foot, 17-ton electromagnet settled into its new home at Fermilab on Thursday, where it will prepare to start searching for dark matter after a couple years of tweaking.

08/01/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel “City Of Big Hearts … Will Welcome” 1,000 Migrant Children

Six aldermen want the City Council to encourage non-profits in Chicago to house and support migrant children who have fled violence in Central America and crossed the border into the U.S.

07/31/2014

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Court Opinion Denying Terror Suspect Secret Court Records Mostly Blacked Out

A federal appeals court has explained its ruling that a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, but much of the court’s opinion itself has been kept secret.

07/30/2014

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