John Cody

john cody picture John CodyJohn Cody is a veteran reporter for Newsradio 780.

Autumn Leaves

Expert Recommends Mulching Falling Leaves To Give Plants Nutrients

The nostalgic odor of burning leaves is but a memory in Chicago and many other cities throughout Illinois, leaving behind the problem: What to do with the leaves?

10/27/2014

City Hall

Demonstrators Thank Mayor For New CHA Policy To Give Ex-Offenders Access To Public Housing

Demonstrators in Chicago Coalition for the Homeless yellow t-shirts flooded the mayor’s fifth floor lobby cheering new CHA procedures that now let ex-offenders apply for public housing.

10/27/2014

(Photo credit: EBRAHIM HAMID/AFP/Getty Images)

Partial Solar Eclipse To Grace Chicago Skies Today

The eclipse starts around 4:30 p.m., and peaks around 5:45 p.m. – just before sunset – when the moon will block out roughly half of the sun.

10/23/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Choosing To Live In Holy Name Rectory, Not Cardinal’s Mansion

In a break with tradition, Archbishop Blase Cupich announced he will not be moving into the Cardinal’s residence and instead will live in the Holy Name Cathedral rectory.

10/22/2014

Members of the Chicago Light Brigade protest outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters, claiming the district took five years to begin cleaning up lead-based paint contamination at Gale Elementary Community Academy. (Credit: Twitter/@ChiLightBrigade)

Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park School

A dozen school activists paraded outside a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, protesting what they said has been a five-year delay in cleaning up toxic lead paint from a Rogers Park elementary school.

10/22/2014

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Police Memorial Foundation Raising Money To Equip Chicago Cops With New Bulletproof Vests

Chicago Police are in need of another $3 million to make sure each and every officer has a new safe bulletproof vest, reports WBBM’s John Cody

10/21/2014

A new interchange in the south suburbs links I-57 and I-294 for the first time. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Interchange Linking I-57 And I-294 To Open Soon

Two Chicago area interstates that have crossed paths for years, but never before connected to each other, should finally link up at the end of the month when a new interchange opens in the south suburbs.

10/21/2014

A ship equipped with a crane scoops out clay from the sunken barge. (Credit: John Cody)

Work Continues To Fix Sunken Barge In Chicago River

The barge that sank Friday at the Randolph Street Bridge is going to get some patch work done before it’s floated off for repairs, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/20/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jesse White Says Tougher Instruction Responsible For Drop In Teen Driving Fatalities

Teen deaths have been dropping radically and the Secretary of State says part of that is a new tougher introduction to rules of the road, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/20/2014

Tallulah the dog.

Vets Say Wet Weather Leading To Deadly Disease In Dogs

suburban veterinary center says cool, wet, fall days are fostering an increase in disease from a bacterium that can kill dogs with liver and kidney failure.

10/16/2014

Heroin

Grundy County Coroner Speaks Out On Heroin

The coroner of far west suburban Grundy County is speaking out on heroin as he reports on the death of a 25-year-old woman from the drug, leaving behind a five-year-old daughter.

10/15/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Chicago Woman Campaigning To Stop Sexual Harassment On CTA

A Chicago woman says there’s a real difference between unsolicited compliments and sexual harassment in public places, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/15/2014

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

What Is Protocol To Protect Workers From Ebola?

The protocol is time-consuming and exacting.

10/15/2014

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With Pollen Season Coming To An End, Many Still Sneezing

Pollen season is drawing to a close but sneezing continues for many according to Dr. Joseph Leija, who keeps the official pollen and mold count for the State of Illinois.

10/14/2014

Blosom. (Credit: Blosom's Facebook page)

Northern Illinois Cow Named Tallest In The World

It’s official: the tallest cow in the entire world is less than two hours away from downtown Chicago, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/14/2014

Church Generic

Catholic Activists Encouraged By Church’s Shift On Gays, Divorce

The Vatican meeting of bishops and lay-people seems to be brightening the outlook of social activists within the church.

10/14/2014

(File photo credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/GettyImages)

Honey From Lurie Garden Bees Ready For Harvest

Lurie Garden has been providing honey as well as an urban oasis in Millennium Park and now’s harvest time, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/13/2014

Runners compete during the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Runners Recovering, Sightseeing Day After Race

any Chicago Marathon finishers echoed the idea that the Chicago crowd made a difference over 26.2 miles. WBBM’s John Cody reports on Sunday’s runners becoming Monday’s sightseers.

10/13/2014

Jon Burge

Alderman Pushes Ordinance To Compensate Torture Victims As Jon Burge Leaves Prison

As former police commander and allleged torturer Jon Burge walks from prison to a half-way house, torture victims are renewing their call for millions in compensation from the city, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/02/2014

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

U Of C Researchers Find Link Between Sense Of Smell, Odds Of Dying

University of Chicago researchers have found that the odds of death within five years go up when seniors lose their sense of smell, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/01/2014

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