John Cody is a veteran reporter for Newsradio 780.
A north suburban teacher gives new meaning to the term “burning your bridges behind you,” as she resigns on a YouTube video decrying a shift towards “Teaching to the Test.”
Chicago Congressman Michael Quigley hopes to prevent millions of bird deaths annually with legislation he’s just introduced in Washington, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
A Chicago housing coalition says private developers, not tenants, will be the big winners in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new “Plan Forward” CHA initiative, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
The American Beverage Institute warns dropping the legal blood alcohol limit to .05 will backfire by devastating the restaurant industry, actually reducing public safety, and do nothing to attack the core of the drunk driving problem.
Tomatoes by the thousands bit the compost overnight due to a combination of impatience and cold weather. WBBM’s John Cody has more.
Letter carriers are hoping to collect a million pounds of food just from the Chicago area during the Stamp Out Hunger Drive being held at your mailbox on Saturday.
A model airplane club has stepped up to the plate to fill the breech left by the cancellation of the Rockford Airfest, after the Blue Angels halted their air show performances due to federal budget cuts.
A panel of eight judges presided over the financial future of nine teams in the citywide business plan competition –where teenage entrepreneurs explain why they should win the attention and cash of venture capitalists, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
A researcher is finding creativity comes from the bottom up when it comes to chimps: at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
A Vietnam-era vet with PTSD producing several panic attacks daily says life changed when gander showed up with a zen-like beard and empathy to spare.
Commuters should notice some improvement in air quality as they board Metra and Amtrak trains at Union Station.
A Chicago home to royalty in the arts, and a mayor of Chicago, has been honored as the city’s most historic site for African-Americans, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Cook County Clerk David Orr flipped the coin at his downtown Chicago office, to decide the race between Lea Torres and David DeLeshe, who’d tied for third place with 573 votes in the Stickney village trustee race.
Three con men who met behind bars were headed back to prison for a $3.5 million Ponzi scheme involving comic books, movies and collectibles.
A conservative watch dog group is warning of dark days ahead for the entire state unless Illinois mends it’s financial ways, and soon
You may have to start scratching in a month or so, but you don’t have to start worrying, as recent heavy rains and floods encourage the growth of flood water mosquitoes, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
A conservative watch dog group has sued Sheriff Tom Dart for following Cook County laws on the release of immigrants from custody.
Underway at this hour, jury selection in the case of contaminated water in far south suburban Crestwood, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
A Chicago attorney coached a boxer who faced one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings four years ago.
Five friendly retrievers are now in Boston trying to help ease the pain inflicted by the Marathon Bombing.
- Two Charged With River North BurglariesTwo people have been charged with burglary in connection with a spate of robberies this month in the River North neighborhood.98
- Portage Theater Closed For NowThe 93-year-old landmark theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave. was shut down on Friday after Ald. John Arena (45th) blocked Carranza’s application for a liquor license, according to Carranza.90
- Man Shot And Killed Inside Hyde Park HomeA murder in Hyde Park, just blocks away from President Barack Obama's home.213
- Noise From Music Fest At Chicagoland Speedway Has Neighbors Up In ArmsMost of the complaints seem to be coming from the east of the Chicagoland Speedway in new Lenox, Frankfort and Mokena as grandstands protect the other three sides.127
- Roseland Hospital Cuts Staff, Salaries To Keep Doors OpenAs it waits to hear if it’ll receive a $7 million bailout to stay open, Roseland Community Hospital laid off almost 70 employees, and other hospital employees will take a pay cut.89
- Rev. Jackson: School Closings UndemocraticOpponents of Chicago school closures are vowing to fight on, but they appear to have little chance of reversing the mayor's agenda... unless a federal judge steps in, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.90
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