John Cody is a veteran reporter for Newsradio 780.
With a long, harsh winter finally over, residents in downstate Washington have resumed the rebuilding process in earnest, nearly five months after the town was devastated by a tornado.
- The issue of a football union at Northwestern University is far from settled, even though first round went to the players.
As Urban Prep students changed red ties for red and gold striped ties, the Mayor of Chicago said he hopes others catch the four year college idea.
A pair of pals say their pets are going to be the first winners as they cash in a $4 million willing instant lottery ticket.
A prominent veterinary clinic has suggested dog owners keep a close eye on their pets, and get them vaccinated against a weather-related disease that’s moving into Chicago.
Pillows at the Harold Washington Library Center cushion the display of two books donated by Queen Victoria, who sparked British contributions to Chicago’s first free public library.
As construction crews work to build the first western access road to O’Hare International Airport, DuPage County has been letting businesses know 127 square miles of “untapped potential” is available for development on the highway corridor.
Landmarks Illinois has scoured the state for structures that need help fending off the bulldozer of progress, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
The Governor’s transportation task force is calling for a single board to oversee the whole Chicagoland area transit system, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebel said this was unusually brazen for a pair of burglars who’d normally avoid human contact.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has lit into BP for the oil leak into Lake Michigan, where cleanup efforts continue.
Black bears have caught a break in Springfield, along with gray wolves and mountain lions.
The Sheriff of Lake County Indiana says 19 men face charges for theft of $2.5 million in goods stolen from boxcars in Chicago and Indiana.
A young woman is alive after a DuPage deputy administered a fast acting heroin antidote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
A fire lieutenant and his wife are turning work into a business by opening “The Firehouse Pizza and Grill” on the side in west suburban Geneva.
A gourmet chef, a master of fois gras and rack of lamb, is busy turning out mac n’ cheese for a Highland Park nursery school while the regular cook recovers from a broken wrist.
Morning thermometers read 20 degrees but the calendar said spring for some early risers, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch had sought a $1 billion increase in his department’s budget for next year. Instead, lawmakers have recommended a $1 billion decrease as part of a preliminary budget blueprint.
The Illinois School Superintendent says he needs one billion dollars more and lawmakers are talking about giving him one million less, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Coming Tuesday at all 2,000 plus Chicago polling places will be a notebook computer that’s replacing the election judges’ phone book size listing of ballot applications, reports WBBM John Cody.