John Cody

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A map detailing bridges in need of repair in the Chicago area. (Credit CMAP)

CMAP Creates Animated Map To Highlight Need For Improved Transportation Infrastructure

Chicago regional planners have devised a new animated map which they hope will convince lawmakers to ease up on the purse strings and start building and rebuilding bridges, roads and rail facilities to meet transit needs of next century.

01/26/2015

Doctor Generic

Experts Warn Of Ill Health Effects Of Office Environment, Particularly Prolonged Sitting

Your cubicle could be making you sick, reports WBBM’s John Cody. There’s even a word for it: obesogenic, according to Advocate Christ Dr. Teresa Zamojski.

01/26/2015

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Adler Planetarium Shoots For Moon Exhibit Funding With Crowdsourcing Campaign

The Adler Planetarium is trying to go where few non-profits have gone before: to crowdfunding for financial support. WBBM’s John Cody explains.

01/21/2015

The troop of 8 Japanese Macaques will be meeting the public starting May 1. (Credit: John Cody)

Japanese Macaques Move Into New Exhibit At Lincoln Park Zoo

A troop of Japanese Snow Monkeys has moved into Lincoln Park Zoo, where keepers want them interested as well as well fed, in the new Macaque Forest.

01/21/2015

Heather Mack, of Chicago, stands as she arrives in a courtroom during her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Judge Releases $150K From Trust Fund To Bali Murder Suspect

A 19-year-old Chicago woman facing murder charges in the death of her mother in Bali has been given access to more than $150,000 from her mother’s estate to pay her legal expenses in Indonesia.

01/20/2015

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Driver Accuses City Of Illegally Issuing Speed Camera Tickets On Non-School Days

A Chicago motorist has filed a lawsuit demanding millions of dollars in refunds for tickets issued by school zone speed cameras on days when classes were not in session.

01/09/2015

Gavel

Former Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced For Using Excessive Force

A federal judge says “what happened here was extremely serious,” as she sentences a former sheriff’s deputy for brutalizing a prisoner in the Maywood lockup, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

01/07/2015

Members of the Illinois House and Senate hold a joint committee hearing on the state of child welfare at the Department of Children and Family Services. (Credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Probe Illinois Youth Centers In Wake Of Newspaper Series

The head of the agency that oversees children who are wards of the state told state lawmakers Wednesday that a revolving door at the top is partly to blame for abuses that have plagued the department for decades.

01/07/2015

Commuters cross the Chicago River on their way to work as temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit during the morning rush on January 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Temperatures are expected to remain in the single digits today and three to six inches of snow are expected to fall this evening.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Are The Chicago River And Lake Michigan Smoking? Not Really

Photographers have been having a field day along the lakefront and Chicago River, capturing images of the swirling mist over the water, known as sea smoke or frost smoke. It might be called smoke, but it’s just water vapor.

01/06/2015

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Implementing Changes To Prevent Last Year’s Cold Weather Problems

Metra says it’s putting into practice, everything it learned during last year’s Polar Vortex which created long and repeated delays for commuters, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

01/05/2015

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ACLU: Racial Disparity In Traffic Stops Still A Problem

An analysis by the American Civil Liberties Union has revealed African-American drivers bear an undue burden of traffic stops in Chicago.

01/05/2015

Cigar (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Despite Normalization, Cuban Cigars May Take Time To Hit Shelves

While Cuban Cigars are an icon in the smoking world, new relations with Cuba will apparently not turn that world upside down, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/17/2014

Boxes filled with old TV monitors, computer equipment, and other electronics to be recycled. (Credit: CBS)

Lake County To Shut Down Electronics Recycling Program

Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor said it’s vital for the county to find a way to restore funding for the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, lest unused electronics hasten the end of two already overburdened landfills.

12/16/2014

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Expert Doubts Sony Legal Team Can Prevent Publishing Of Leaked Emails

A forensic investigator says he doubts a high powered legal team will be able to stop news outlets from publishing embarrassing Sony emails which have been leaked by unknown hackers.

12/15/2014

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Expert: Chicago Seeing Lowest Gas Prices Since 2010

If you’re feeling a little giddy when it’s time to refuel, you’re not alone, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/15/2014

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Chicago Agricultural High School Wins Grant For New Horse Barn

Chicago’s Agricultural High School is getting a new horse barn, thanks to a teacher’s essay and her students’ diligence in stuffing the social media ballot box, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/10/2014

University Of Chicago Medical Center

U Of C Plans To Expand Trauma Center Coverage To 16- And 17-Year-Olds

An activist coalition is claiming victory now that the University of Chicago Medical Center plans to expand trauma care up to cover 16-and-17 year-olds.

12/09/2014

Chicago Auditorium Theatre. (Credit: Chicago Auditorium Theatre')

Auditorium Theatre To Celebrate Its 125th Anniversary Tuesday

No longer the tallest building in Chicago, the Auditorium Theatre is now certainly one of the most durable and is celebrating its 125th anniversary Tuesday, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/08/2014

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AT&T Donates $1.1 Million To Chicago Youth Programs

Corporate dollars are hitting the streets for hundreds of young people getting a hand back onto the straight and narrow, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/08/2014

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O’Hare, Midway Get Special Caissons For Fallen Troops

Ald. James Balcer (11th), a Vietnam veteran, joined Ald. Edward Burke (14th) at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday to unveil ceremonial caissons decorated with the American flag, and displaying the insignia of all five military branches.

12/05/2014

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