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Before rebuilding efforts begin in earnest, cews were finishing the hefty task of cleaning up in Washington, Ill., nearly five months after a tornado devastated the town. More than 1,100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by the twister on Nov. 17, 2013. (Credit: Facebook)

“Hope Is In The Air” As Washington Begins Rebuilding After Tornado

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.


Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Northwestern Files Appeal To Overturn College Football Union Ruling

- The issue of a football union at Northwestern University is far from settled, even though first round went to the players.


Chicago's Urban Prep Academy (CBS)

Emanuel Praises Urban Prep Students For 100 Percent College Admission Rate

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.


Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Winners Of $4 Million Lotto Prize To Make Donations Benefiting Pets

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.


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Vet Warns Dog Owners About Spread Of Bacteria From Standing Water

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.


Two books donated by Queen Victoria -- a biography of her husband Prince Albert, and an illustrated history of Buckingham Palace -- are displayed on pillows at the Chicago Public Library. The queen donated the books to Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871, to help establish the city's first public library. (Credit: John Cody)

Harold Washington Library Displays Books Key To City’s First Library

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.


The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

DuPage Touting Development Potential Along O’Hare Western Access Road

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.


One of the red brick office and warehouse buildings in the Central Manufacturing District in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: Preservation Chicago)

Head Of Landmarks Illinois Lobbies Springfield For Help To Save Historic Buildings

Landmarks Illinois has scoured the state for structures that need help fending off the bulldozer of progress, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


UP West Metra Train

Task Force Recommends Creation Of Single Board To Oversee All Chicagoland Area Transit Systems

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 car. (CBS)

Two Men Invade Schaumburg Townhouse While Woman Is Home

Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebel said this was unusually brazen for a pair of burglars who’d normally avoid human contact.


Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Lashes Out At BP Over Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has lit into BP for the oil leak into Lake Michigan, where cleanup efforts continue.



State Senate Committee Votes To Add Wolves, Bears And Mountain Lions To Protection List

Black bears have caught a break in Springfield, along with gray wolves and mountain lions.


A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

19 Men Charged With Stealing From Railroad Boxcars

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.



DuPage Deputy Uses Narcan To Revive Woman After Heroin Overdose

A young woman is alive after a DuPage deputy administered a fast acting heroin antidote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Suburban Fire Lieutenant Opens Firehouse-Themed Restaurant

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.



Gourmet Chef Steps In To Cook For Highland Park Nursery School

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.


Experts aren't sure why garter snakes like this specimen are popping up more in Bridgeport. (CBS)

Chicago Area Wildlife Showing Signs Of Spring Despite Cold Temps

Morning thermometers read 20 degrees but the calendar said spring for some early risers, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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State School Chief: $1B In Education Cuts Would Be ‘Devastating’

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.


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Illinois School Supt. Calls For $1 Billion In Additional Funds As Lawmakers Consider Cuts

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.


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

New Computers At Chicago Polling Places To Speed Up Voting Process

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.