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Metra Board Elects Former Alderman As Chairman

A Chicagoan now heads the city suburban Metra commuter board for the first time in 30 years, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/11/2014

The oldest star ever discovered, as seen in the night sky.  (Credit: Stefan Keller/Australian National University)

Astronomers Discover Oldest Known Star Created After The Big Bang

Australian Astronomers have come up with a picture of the oldest star ever recorded — a star created shortly after the Big Bang.

02/10/2014

Ice fishing.   (Credit: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Subzero Temps Ideal For Ice Fishing Business

Subzero is tough for most except for those willing to wait out the fish on Northern Illinois’ Chain O’Lakes.

02/10/2014

Money

Topinka, Simon Unveil Separate Taxpayer Transparency Programs

In a case of dueling transparency, both the comptroller and her challenger introduced new programs to let taxpayers know where their money is and where it’s going, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/03/2014

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Kelly, Durbin, Kirk Push For National Park Status For Pullman District

Three members of the state’s congressional delegation are teaming up in a bipartisan effort to establish a national park in the historic Pullman neighborhood.

01/24/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Takes Aim At High Incarceration Rate

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is making Martin Luther King day an opportunity to have a look inside her own jail, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

01/20/2014

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Chicago Horse Carriage Operator Slams Proposed NYC Ban

The owner of a Chicago horse and carriage business is blasting a New York City’s effort to end urban horse rides all together, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

01/13/2014

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 Demands Access To State Database To Conduct Concealed Carry Screening

The Sheriff of Cook County says he’s being excluded from a data base he needs to do effective concealed carry screening.

12/17/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Nursing Home Chain Donates To Englewood Community Center That Had Computers Stolen

A nursing home chain has come to the aid of an Englewood community center which found its outreach shortened by the theft of its computer system.

12/16/2013

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Block 37 Developer Indicted On Fraud Charges

A grand jury has indicted Lawrence Freed and his vice president, Caroline Walters, for allegedly whitewashing the books to get loans and city funds, according to federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.

12/12/2013

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Chicago Cops Help State Troopers Who Lost Homes To Tornado

Chicago police officers have been helping a pair of Illinois State Police troopers dig out from the tornado that devastated their hometown of Washington.

12/06/2013

George Lucas. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

George Lucas Makes $25 Million Donation To After School Matters

Chicago’s kids are back on the bus to After School Matters thanks to a $25 million donation from film maker George Lucas who married a Chicago woman this summer, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/04/2013

Forrest Claypool

Emanuel Has ‘Full Confidence’ In Claypool, Despite Ventra Problems

Bus drivers have said they’re seeing fewer problems with Ventra fare cards, and the mayor said he’s not holding Claypool responsible for the foul-ups with the switchover to Ventra.

12/03/2013

Joseph Berrios

Time Running Out For Cook County Property Tax Amnesty

Time is running out for homeowners who received improper property tax deductions to qualify for amnesty.

12/02/2013

Mayor Harold Washington

Graveside Ceremony Marks Anniversary Of Harold Washington’s Death

On this chill November day the powerful spoke — and many remembered — a dream achieved, then lost, with the election of Chicago’s first African American mayor.

11/25/2013

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State Sen. Oberweis Wants To End Ban On Sunday Car Sales In Illinois

A state senator wants car dealerships open on Sunday and the car dealers don’t like the idea, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/20/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Promises To Regulate Storage Of Petcoke

Mayor Rahm Emanuel promises he’ll regulate the storage of pet coke which is piled up by hundreds of thousands of tons on the banks of Chicago’s Calumet River.

11/19/2013

(Left to right) Stevan Bulatovic, Nikolas Pena, and Michael Staples are accused of stealing cash and valuables from at least 100 cars, most of them unlocked. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Three Charged With Burglarizing More Than 100 Cars

Police credited a call from a local resident who provided a description of the thieves led officers to one of the suspects, and arrests of the other two soon followed.

11/19/2013

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls celebrate after winning game five of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. (Photo by Andy Hayt/NBAE/Getty Images)

Jordan’s Shoes From ‘Flu Game’ Being Auctioned Off

The shoes Michael Jordan wore in the famous “Flu Game” against the Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals are being auctioned off.

11/14/2013

A boy looks at the debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte on November 12, 2013, after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm in the world this year, hit the Philippines on November 8. (Photo credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Philippines Diplomat: ‘We Need Superheroes’ In Wake Of Typhoon

The ranking diplomat for the Philippines in the Midwest estimated rebuilding will take two years after a typhoon ravaged the Pacific island nation, and he called for cash donations to help victims right away.

11/13/2013

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