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Proposed E15 Mandate Runs Out Of Gas After Marathon Hearing

A measure to require many gas stations in Chicago to sell gasoline with a higher mix of ethanol stalled in the City Council on Monday, after a marathon Finance Committee hearing.

07/29/2014

Waves crash into the Chicago lakefront at Fullerton Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Meteorologists Warn Of High Waves On Lake Michigan

High waves on Lake Michigan have prompted a warning for boaters and swimmers, due to potentially deadly currents on the water.

07/28/2014

An alligator snapping turtle raised by Illinois students, and later released in a nature preserve in southern Illinois. (Credit: Diaz Media)

Whitney Young Students Help Raise, Release Snapping Turtles

Whitney Young Magnet High School students had their hands full in southern Illinois on Friday, as they helped release endangered turtles students from across the state had adopted and raised for seven months.

07/25/2014

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Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting Policies

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner’s support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.

07/24/2014

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Watchdog Criticizes CPS Budget For Using One-Time Accounting Measure To Fill Deficit

The Chicago School Board passed a budget with a one-time bump, which gets it by this year but not next according to the fiscal watchdog the Civic Federation.

07/23/2014

A man stands next to the wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviaton Expert: Officials Will Want Answers Soon On Ukraine Plane Crash

An aviation expert from Chicago said speed is of the essence for investigators trying to determine the cause of a Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine on Thursday.

07/17/2014

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (ALEXANDRE FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Beam Hauled To Chicago Area For Memorial

A cluster of motorcycles has escorted a concrete-encrusted World Trade Center beam into the Chicago area, for storage until a heroes museum is built north of the city.

07/17/2014

Sample of a gender-neutral restroom sign. (Credit: Addictinginfo.org)

Northwestern Getting Two New Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Transgender students at Northwestern University will be getting their own separate bathrooms in the a heavily used student center on the school’s Evanston campus.

07/17/2014

A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck Facility

A tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.

07/09/2014

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Woman Celebrates 83rd Birthday By Skydiving

While most of us were watching a parade, lounging by the pool, or cooking out on the grill on the 4th of July, a Lee County woman was celebrating her 83rd birthday by jumping out of a plane.

07/08/2014

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Lake Michigan Water Levels Up But Still Below Long-Term Average

Federal water scientist Anne Clites says the numbers are clear.

07/07/2014

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Chicago To Inoculate Remaining Viable Ash Trees Against Emerald Ash Borer

Chicago is treating city’s 35,000 viable ash trees, even though there’s no guarantee they’ll survive the emerald ash borer, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/07/2014

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Transportation Expert Believes Metra Will Eventually Put Wi-Fi In Trains

(CBS) – A Chicago transit analyst says Wi-Fi is likely coming, maybe within a couple of years to Metra. DePaul University Transportation Professor Joe Schwieterman says his survey suggests intensive laptop usage is up 20 [...]

07/02/2014

One of two rows of meat packing buildings on Fulton Market, just west of the Loop. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Fulton Market Owners Fight City Hall Plan For Landmark District

Business owners in the city’s trendy Fulton Market area were urging the Emanuel administration to drop plans to designate the district as a city landmark, and turn the wholesale market into a tourist-oriented farmers market like Pike Place in Seattle.

07/02/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Bill To Allow Residents Who Moved To Register On Election Day

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law that makes it easier for many Illinois residents to vote, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/01/2014

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Illinois Health Care Worker

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a major decision in the case of an Illinois health care worker who decided she did not want to pay dues to the SEIU, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/30/2014

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Governor Cuts 80 Free Parking Spots For State Workers

Gov. Pat Quinn has decided to eliminate dozens of state parking spaces downtown, taking away free parking for many state employees.

06/24/2014

An incense product that some young people are inhaling can have serious effects, officials warn. (CBS)

Kirk Asks China To Reduce Flow Of Synthetic Marijuana Into U.S.

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is asking Chinese help to reduce the flow of synthetic marijuana into the United States, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/23/2014

One of 18 ornate box turtles released at an Illinois nature preserve, after they were hatched and spent their first year living at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Lincoln Park Zoo Releases Turtles At Western Illinois Nature Preserve

Zoo curator Diane Mulkerin said the nest of 18 ornate box turtles pretty much ate all winter long, so have grown much faster than they would in the wild.

06/20/2014

A black bear in a tree outside Mount Morris in northern Illinois. (Credit: Earleen Hinton/Shaw Media)

Black Bear Spotted Again In Northern Illinois

Illinois’ wandering bear has been spotted again after not being sighted since the weekend and now he’s moved on up a tree 110 miles west of Chicago.

06/18/2014

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