John Cody

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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

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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

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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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Study: Summer Jobs Programs Reduce Youth Violence

A study from the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania has found summer job and mentoring programs for disadvantaged youths in Chicago reduced violent crime arrests by nearly half over a 16-month period.

12/04/2014

Gas flames burn at the gas control center at Wingas plant, Western European largest gas tank, on January 8, 2009 in Rehden, Germany.  (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)

Flame From Fuel Burn-Off At North Shore Gas Facility In Libertyville To Light Up Sky

Residents of Libertyville and Grayslake will see some daytime fireworks all this week, as North Shore Gas burns off excess propane gas, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/02/2014

Keys hang in the ignition in a Honda Civic as it makes its way down the line at the Japanese automaker's plant in Greensburg, Indiana on March 17, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mira OBERMAN (Photo credit should read MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Spate Of Stolen Cars After Engines Left Running

Police in west suburban Aurora were warning car owners not to leave running cars unattended to warm them up before driving.

12/02/2014

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Immigrant Moms Ask Quinn To Pardon Their Husbands

A pair of immigrant mothers trying to keep their families together visited the Thompson Center on Monday, hoping for an audience with Gov. Pat Quinn – or, better yet, a pardon for their husbands.

12/01/2014

A stack of blue carts for the city of Chicago's curbside recycling program. (Credit: CBS)

Sanitation Crews Putting Orange Reminder Stickers On Recycling Carts With Wrong Material

White Styrofoam will get you a big orange sticker now if you put it in your blue cart, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/01/2014

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Local Anti-War Activists Applaud Decision To Extend Deadline On Nuclear Talks With Iran

Members of Chicago’s anti-war community are applauding the decision to keep talks going between the U.S. and Iran, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/24/2014

US.. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to former US representative Abner Mikva during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.   (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Awards Medal Of Freedom To Former Congressman Abner Mikva

Former U.S. Representative and longtime federal judge Abner Mikva will receive the nation’s highest honor granted to civilians today at a White House ceremony.

11/24/2014

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Shifts Focus Of Boot Camp Program From Military To Practical Job Training

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has inmates breaking down buildings to build themselves new careers, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/19/2014

Batavia City Council, Residents Wrestle Over What To Do With Century-Old Dam

A century-old dam in west suburban Batavia is either a major attraction or a major nuisance, depending on your source, and its future remains in doubt.

11/18/2014

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

Chicago Area Croatian Community Ready To Celebrate Installation Of Archbishop Blase Cupich

Many in Chicago’s Croatian Community will be celebrating the day before, the day of, and for days afterwards as Blaise Cupich is installed as Archbishop of Chicago, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/17/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

City Candidates File Nominating Petitions For February Elections

Over 120 candidates or their aides waited in line with boxes and bales of paper and signatures to get themselves on the City of Chicago ballot next February, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/17/2014

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