John Cody

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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

James R. Thompson Center

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

Andy Thayer

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

UP West Metra Train

RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard Scrutinizes Metra Conductor Salaries

The head of the Chicago’s areas umbrella transit agency recommends Metra follow up reports that many of its locomotive engineers conductors bring home over $100,000 a year, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/12/2014

The CTA's new Ventra card. (CBS)

CTA Cracking Down On Misuse Of Reduced Fare Transit Cards

CTA president Forrest Claypool says misuse of reduced and free transit cards is both immoral and costly to the agency so he’s cracking down on the $3 million annual scam.

11/12/2014

Anti-war activists and veterans at the Vietnam Memorial near the Chicago River (Credit: John Cody

Anti-War Activists, Veterans Call For Less Focus On Military For Veterans Day

Some 50 veterans and anti-war activists joined to honor the military in their own way, calling for more help for veterans and less focus on the military, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/11/2014

Crews have been working to pump water out of a large construction barge that sank in the Chicago River last month. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM)

Sunken Barge Raised, Move Down River

That 200 foot barge which sank in the Chicago River in mid-October has now been moved from its resting place between Randolph and Lake Street, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/10/2014

Crews have been working to pump water out of a large construction barge that sank in the Chicago River last month. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM)

Crews Have Nearly Raised Sunken Barge From Chicago River

The U.S. Coast Guard has made some progress raising a barge that sunk in the Chicago River last month, but it’s unclear when it finally will be floating and moving again.

11/07/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Expects Major Changes With Republican Control Of Senate

Senator Mark Kirk says some major changes are now coming with the Republican legislative sweep in the fields of oil, health and immigration, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/05/2014

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

Voting Glitch Proves Costly For Chicago Woman

A voting glitch proved costly for a Chicago woman who followed her grandparents’ instructions never to miss an election, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/04/2014

Ballots

Chicago, Cook County Set Records For Early Voting

“Overall, for us in suburban Cook, 169,000-plus have already voted,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. “That’s a 53 percent increase over 2010.”

11/03/2014

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