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Elk Grove Village Board To Vote On $860M TIF District

Elk Grove Village trustees were set to vote Tuesday night on the proposed creation of an $860 million special taxing district to pay for renovation of a major industrial park.


Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

Lombard Police To Start Carrying Narcan To Counter Heroin Overdoses

Lombard Deputy Chief Tom Wirsing says heroin overdoses are a community issue, affecting everyone.


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Sen. Kirk Calls For Law To Stop Internet Ads For Prostitution

Senator Mark Kirk and States Attorney Anita Alvarez are promoting an agenda aimed at stopping prostitution advertised over the internet, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Temps Still Too Cold For Chicago Area Maple Trees To Start Dripping Sap

The time is right but not the temperature for Chicagoland Sugar Maples to start dripping their sap into collecting buckets to make syrup.


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

Early Voting Extended For March 18 Primary

On this March 3, voting is already underway for the March 18 primary election with a couple of firsts involved.


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Bald Eagles Flock To Illinois And Iowa To Find Food This Winter

When you think of birds flying south in winter, you probably don’t think they’re headed to Chicago, but if you’ve spotted any bald eagles in Illinois lately, you know different.


A leaking pipe for Marcus Wright's kitchen sink could force him to replace damaged insulation, drywall, tiles, and kitchen cabinets. Insurance will cover most of the costs, but he'll have to pay a $1,000 deductible. (Credit: CBS)

Frozen Pipes, Furnace Close Veteran Center

Frigid weather has taken its toll on a self-financed veterans’ assistance group where an open basement door spelled trouble for the water and heating systems.


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House Of Blues Benefit To Raise Money For ‘The Dancing Man’

A man who spent more time living life than collecting cash is now a little short of the latter — though long on memories. John Cody reports there is a House of Blues benefit Tuesday night for “The Dancing Man.”


A red admiral butterfly sits on a blossom and collects nectar. (Photo credit: PETER FOERSTER/AFP/GettyImages)

All The Snow This Winter Could Mean A Boon Of Butterflies In Spring

This winter might have been tough on Chicagoans who had to shovel all that snow, but it’s shaping up as good news for the butterfly population.


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CPS Parents Call For Boycott Of ISAT Testing

Next week starts ISAT testing and a parents’ group is calling for a boycott.


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Illinois Lawmaker: Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Inevitable Here

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz says she’d only support marijuana legalization if it came with drug abuse treatment funding as well as safeguards so that youths are discouraged from consuming pot.


St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville (left) and Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan (right) both were vandalized Sunday night with the same smiley face and hateful message. (Credit: Facebook)

Police Identify Suspect Who Vandalized Mosque, Churches

The mayor of Waukegan said Thursday an arrest is imminent in a spate of vandalizations of north suburban houses of worship.


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New Study Points To Health Risk Of Prolonged Sitting

Northwestern University research time has found that prolonged sitting is a health problem, all by itself.


St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Libertyville (left) and Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan (right) both were vandalized Sunday night with the same smiley face and hateful message. (Credit: Facebook)

Mosque, Greek Church Vandalized In North Suburbs

Leaders of a north suburban mosque and a nearby Greek Orthodox church stood in solidarity Wednesday, after their houses of worship were vandalized over the weekend.


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NHL Begins Prepping Soldier Field For Outdoor Blackhawks Game

A huge semi-trailer filled with compressors has parked at Soldier Field to start making ice for the Hawks Penguins NHL game March 1.


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None Hurt As Small Plane Slides Off Runway At Dupage County Airport

No one was injured when a small business jet carrying seven people slid off the runway at Dupage County Airport Monday afternoon.


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Snow, Abandoned Cars Making Parking Difficult In Little Village

On Chicago’s Southwest Side, Little Village neighbors gather in the snow to say they have no place to park when they get home, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Expert: Newer High-Rises Can Be More Prone To Falling Ice

Efforts to conserve energy at high-rises by using highly insulated windows have led to an increase in falling ice, because ice and snow more easily stick to the cold exteriors of newer skyscrapers.


The ice breaker Biscayne Bay. (Credit: CBS)

Coast Guard Sends Ice Breaker To Southern Lake Michigan

The Commander acknowledges there’s some irony in the name: Biscayne Bay, for a Coast Guard ice breaker which is moored at Navy Pier.


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Emanuel, Bennett Push Student Panels As Alternative To Suspensions

Wells High School students held a peer review panel for visitors to watch as the Chicago school system signals a change in disciplinary policy.