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Adel Daoud

Court Denies Access To FISA Surveillance Records In Terror Case

A federal appeals court has ruled a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, reversing a trial court’s ruling that would have given him unprecedented access to FISA court records.

06/17/2014

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Suburban Police Chief: Ticket Quotas Needed To Evaluate Personnel

An independent-minded suburban police chief suggests trouble ahead now that Governor Pat Quinn has signed a law banning ticket quotas, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/16/2014

Prison fence

Appeals Court Restores Prison Lawyer’s Credit For Good Behavior

It’s sadly said no good deed goes unpunished, but convicted felon Eric Grandberry at least managed to break even after working as a prison lawyer.

06/11/2014

Cook County Criminal Courts

Cook County Court Workers Picket After Going 18 Months Without Contract

Over 100 public defenders, probation officers and court personnel marched and chanted in the rain outside criminal court saying 18 months is long enough to wait for a contract with Cook County.

06/10/2014

Artistic rendering of new residential towers at the old Children's Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park. (Credit: McCaffery Interests)

Lincoln Park Groups File Suit To Block Redevelopment At Hospital Site

A pair of Lincoln Park Community Groups have filed suit to block plans for redevelopment of the six acre Children’s Memorial Hospital tract at Lincoln and Fullerton, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/09/2014

City Hall

City Council Progressive Caucus Wants Hearing On Crime Stats

Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd), a member of the council’s Progressive Caucus, wants a closer look at the numbers, and he and six members of the caucus have asked Ald. James Balcer (11th), who chairs the Public Safety Committee, to hold hearings into the city’s crime statistics.

06/06/2014

Adel Daoud

Lawyers Defending Terror Suspect Adel Daoud Want Access To FISA Documents

The federal appeals court in Chicago is considering whether terrorism defendants have a right to know why they’ve been wire tapped by federal agents, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/04/2014

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State’s Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Travel Club Marketers

The Cook County State’s Attorney thinks if the envelope says: “Congratulations, you are a winner,” you should actually win something besides a sales pitch, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/03/2014

Combat Drones

Anti-War Activists To March 160 Miles To Protest Drone Proliferation

Protesters planned to begin their march at Boeing headquarters, as the company manufactures some of the combat drones used by the U.S. military. They’ll march to a National Guard base in Battle Creek, Michigan, where a drone control center is under construction.

06/03/2014

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

‘Blockbuster’ Exhibit On Ancient Greece Coming To Field Museum In Fall 2015

Coming up in the fall of next year, Chicago will host the finest display of ancient Greek artifacts ever seen in the Western Hemisphere.

06/02/2014

Coal-Fired Power Plant

Democrats, Environmentalists Rally In Support Of Obama’s Plan To Cut Carbon Emissions

Environmentalists and Democratic political leaders gathered in Chicago to build a coalition they think will be needed to put the president’s climate change proposal into action.

06/02/2014

An especially cold and snowy winter left hundreds of thousands of potholes in the streets of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Nearing Record For Pothole Repairs

Thanks to a miserable winter that broke records for cold and snow, the city already has received more claims than ever for damage from potholes, and is on pace to fill the most potholes ever in one year.

05/29/2014

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Chief Objects After Suspect Who Threatened To Kill Cop Released

In an unusual move, a suburban police chief has filed an official complaint against a judge for letting a defendant walk without a cash bond.

05/28/2014

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Chicago Making Up For Lost Time To Replace Trees

A Chicago environmental leader says the ash borer, drought and a tough winter have left the city short of trees, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/27/2014

Perseid meteor shower  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Clear Skies For Meteor Shower Overnight

Astronomy fans think clear skies overnight could bring a sky show somewhere between a meteor shower and a meteor storm.

05/23/2014

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

U.S. Attorney Fardon Outlines Plan To Target Chicago Gangs

Chicago’s new U.S. Attorney says he’s expanding the focus of his office to go after Chicago’s continuing gang violence problem.

05/21/2014

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Police, Prosecutors, Welfare Groups Launch New Campaign Against Sex Trafficking

Although numbers are vague, the crime of human trafficking presents a real challenge to law enforcement and welfare agencies, who have teamed up to try to raise awareness of troubled children who end up being manipulated or forced into prostitution.

05/20/2014

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Kane County Recruiting Male Mentors For Foster Kids

West of Chicago, the group guiding wards of the state welcomes all volunteers but is in special need of men, reports John Cody.

05/19/2014

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Kirk Wants Full Investigation Into Hines VA Hospital

Federal investigators are combing records at Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood and Senator Mark Kirk says they’re there for a good reason.

05/14/2014

Volunteers donated money to ALS research for a chance to take a few swings at an Oldsmobile with aluminum baseball bats to symbolically "beat" Lou Gehrig's Disease. (Credit: Facebook)

Volunteers Take Swings At ALS At Daley Plaza Fundraiser

Daley Plaza echoed with the sound of church bells and baseball bats pounding dents on an old car, all for a good cause Wednesday afternoon.

05/14/2014

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