John Cody

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A new interchange in the south suburbs links I-57 and I-294 for the first time. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Interchange Linking I-57 And I-294 To Open Soon

Two Chicago area interstates that have crossed paths for years, but never before connected to each other, should finally link up at the end of the month when a new interchange opens in the south suburbs.

10/21/2014

A ship equipped with a crane scoops out clay from the sunken barge. (Credit: John Cody)

Work Continues To Fix Sunken Barge In Chicago River

The barge that sank Friday at the Randolph Street Bridge is going to get some patch work done before it’s floated off for repairs, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/20/2014

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Jesse White Says Tougher Instruction Responsible For Drop In Teen Driving Fatalities

Teen deaths have been dropping radically and the Secretary of State says part of that is a new tougher introduction to rules of the road, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/20/2014

Tallulah the dog.

Vets Say Wet Weather Leading To Deadly Disease In Dogs

suburban veterinary center says cool, wet, fall days are fostering an increase in disease from a bacterium that can kill dogs with liver and kidney failure.

10/16/2014

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Grundy County Coroner Speaks Out On Heroin

The coroner of far west suburban Grundy County is speaking out on heroin as he reports on the death of a 25-year-old woman from the drug, leaving behind a five-year-old daughter.

10/15/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Chicago Woman Campaigning To Stop Sexual Harassment On CTA

A Chicago woman says there’s a real difference between unsolicited compliments and sexual harassment in public places, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/15/2014

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

What Is Protocol To Protect Workers From Ebola?

The protocol is time-consuming and exacting.

10/15/2014

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With Pollen Season Coming To An End, Many Still Sneezing

Pollen season is drawing to a close but sneezing continues for many according to Dr. Joseph Leija, who keeps the official pollen and mold count for the State of Illinois.

10/14/2014

Blosom. (Credit: Blosom's Facebook page)

Northern Illinois Cow Named Tallest In The World

It’s official: the tallest cow in the entire world is less than two hours away from downtown Chicago, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/14/2014

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Catholic Activists Encouraged By Church’s Shift On Gays, Divorce

The Vatican meeting of bishops and lay-people seems to be brightening the outlook of social activists within the church.

10/14/2014

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Honey From Lurie Garden Bees Ready For Harvest

Lurie Garden has been providing honey as well as an urban oasis in Millennium Park and now’s harvest time, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/13/2014

Runners compete during the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Runners Recovering, Sightseeing Day After Race

any Chicago Marathon finishers echoed the idea that the Chicago crowd made a difference over 26.2 miles. WBBM’s John Cody reports on Sunday’s runners becoming Monday’s sightseers.

10/13/2014

Jon Burge

Alderman Pushes Ordinance To Compensate Torture Victims As Jon Burge Leaves Prison

As former police commander and allleged torturer Jon Burge walks from prison to a half-way house, torture victims are renewing their call for millions in compensation from the city, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/02/2014

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

U Of C Researchers Find Link Between Sense Of Smell, Odds Of Dying

University of Chicago researchers have found that the odds of death within five years go up when seniors lose their sense of smell, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/01/2014

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (John Muchow/www.presidentlincoln.org)

Lawmakers Debate Overhaul Of Lincoln Library & Museum

State lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the future of the Abraham Presidential Library and Museum, amid a proposal by House Speaker Michael Madigan to split it off from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

10/01/2014

The Chicago River flows into the North Shore Channel on Thursday. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District lowered the level of the river and other waterways it can control, to allow more room for runoff from rain and melting snow. (Credit: CBS)

Biologists Find Spotted Gar For First Time In Chicago Area Waterways

Biologists are delighted with finding of a fish that looks like a crocodile with fins, right here in the Chicago area, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/30/2014

Three houses that will be set on fire as part of the Great Chicago Fire Festival on Saturday. (Credit: John Cody.)

Festival Commemorating Great Chicago Fire To Feature Flammable Houses Floating On Chicago River

It was a day like all days on the Chicago River with kayaks, ducks, sightseeing boats and a barge hauling three story book mansions destined to be burned down this Saturday night.

09/29/2014

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Emanuel Presses Springfield To Reduce Penalties For Minor Drug Possession

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called on state lawmakers to ease up on penalties for small-time drug possession cases, even though the city’s own effort to issue tickets for marijuana possession – rather than arrest suspects – has largely fizzled.

09/23/2014

The Chicago Lock separates the darker water of the Chicago River -- and the untreated sewage it carries -- from the lighter-colored water of Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Business Leaders Call For Upgrading Locks, Dams On Illinois Waterways

A boatload of business, farm and political leaders say Illinois locks and dams need boatloads of money for maintenance and upgrading, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

09/22/2014

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Thieves Steal $20K Worth Of High-End Bikes, Parts From North Side Store

For the second time this summer, thieves have scored big at a bike sales and rental shop on Addison and North Lake Shore Drive.

09/16/2014

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