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Thieves Steal $20K Worth Of High-End Bikes, Parts From North Side Store

For the second time this summer, thieves have scored big at a bike sales and rental shop on Addison and North Lake Shore Drive.

09/16/2014

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Ebola Spreading Faster Than Expected In Africa: Local Expert

A University of Chicago infectious disease specialist says Ebola is spreading faster than anyone expected and more people are needed on the ground in West Africa.

09/16/2014

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Thief Makes Off With Boy Scouts’ Collection Box

It’s not quite taking candy from a baby, but stealing a Boy Scout troop’s money is still pretty low.

09/12/2014

The Lincoln Park Zoo set up 100 cameras across the Chicago area, which photographed various wildlife including foxes, coyotes, snapper turtles, hermit thrushes, and Virginia rails. (Credit: Chicago Wildlife Watch)

Lincoln Park Zoo Asks For Help From Chicagoans To Catalog Native Wildlife

There more to urban life than pigeons and dog, and the Lincoln Park Zoo is enlisting Chicagoans to sort through thousands of pictures to see what’s around and how they can coexist with people.

09/11/2014

Bundles of marijuana was discovered in a recyling container in Evanston. (Credit: Evanston Police)

Former State Lawmaker Calls For More Transparency In Applications For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

A former lawmaker says she wants to know who’s in the running for licenses to grow and distribute medical marijuana in Illinois.

09/10/2014

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Former Red Light Camera Firm CEO Pleads Innocent In Bribery Case

Karen Finley, of Arizona, was indicted last month on nine counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.

09/10/2014

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Judge Sentences Ex Burnham Village Clerk To 18 Months In Prison For Embezzlement

A judge sentenced a 70-year-old former village clerk to 18 months in prison for embezzling $650,000 from south suburban Burnham, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/09/2014

Recent photo of an Asian predatory wasp (vespa velutina), a predator of honey bee hives, which has installed itself in several southrn regions of France.  (Photo credit should read JEAN HAXAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bumper Crop Of Bees, Wasps And Hornets Leading To More People Getting Stung

If you or someone you love has been stung, at least you’re not alone, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/09/2014

The century-old covered bridge in northwest suburban Long Grove is in need of repair or replacement. (Credit: Facebook)

Long Grove To Decide Fate Of Historic Covered Bridge By Year’s End

The signature 100-year-old covered bridge in northwest suburban Long Grove is due for an overhaul, but the key question for village officials is how much to spend to repair it.

09/09/2014

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Lisa Madigan Backs Proposal To Put Video Cameras In Nursing Homes

The Illinois attorney general is backing lawmakers who want families able to put video cameras in the nursing home rooms where their loved ones live, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/08/2014

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Pope John Paul II Honored With Statue At Maryhill Cemetery

The free-standing column shows the late pope in carved marble relief over a background view of Chicago, along with blue and gold mosaics of religious icons, and is visible from the road alongside Maryhill Cemetery in Niles.

09/02/2014

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Demonstrators Call For Raising Minimum Wage At Rally Outside Pullman Walmart

Some four dozen demonstrators gathered as close as they could get to the Walmart in Pullman to demand a boost in the minimum wage, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/01/2014

Protesters holding signs of people shot and killed by police called for U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to launch a federal investigation into police shootings nationwide. (Credit: Facebook)

Protesters Demand Federal Investigation Into Police Shootings

Protesters gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday, saying the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and statistics regarding fatal police-involved shootings in the Chicago area show it’s time for a sweeping federal investigation into police conduct.

08/27/2014

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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