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Jennifer Del Prete walks out of prison escorted by her daughter. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Freed Former Day Care Worker Says Time In Prison Tough On Family

former day care center worker says ten year behind bars has been tough, especially on her kids, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/07/2014

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Cook County Forest Preserve Buys 400 Acre Barrington Horse Farm

Cook County is laying out $14.5 million for a 400 acre horse farm, it’s largest land purchase in almost a half century.

05/06/2014

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Former Journalist Pushes For More Job Opportunities For Dyslexics

A former journalist has mounted a one-woman crusade, encouraging employers to view Dyslexic applicants as an opportunity instead of a problem.

05/05/2014

The Joliet Correctional Center was shut down in 2002, after more than 140 years of use as a state prison. (Credit: CBS)

Officials Looking To Turn Joliet Prison Into Tourist Attraction

The next people inside the Joliet Prison may have to pay for the privilege, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/05/2014

Summer Garden

Community Gardens Blossoming In Chicago Suburbs

As the soil warms up, the hopeful are emerging from winter burrows and digging up gardens provided in ever-increasing numbers by their communities

05/05/2014

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Three More Metra Lines Get Wind Gauges To Reduce Storm Delays

Union Pacific rules require trains operated by UP to stop when there are extreme winds. Without the gauges, trains have to stop whenever there are powerful winds anywhere in the greater Chicagoland area, not just along a specific line.

05/01/2014

Coyote (Getty Images)

West Suburban Cops Get Training To Handle Coyotes

West suburban police are learning how to handle coyotes peacefully, though not quietly.

04/29/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Concealed Carry Could Lead To More Guns On The Street

Chicago’s police superintendent speaking before a dozen illegal weapons says concealed carry may boost the number of guns on the street.

04/28/2014

Before rebuilding efforts begin in earnest, cews were finishing the hefty task of cleaning up in Washington, Ill., nearly five months after a tornado devastated the town. More than 1,100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by the twister on Nov. 17, 2013. (Credit: Facebook)

“Hope Is In The Air” As Washington Begins Rebuilding After Tornado

With a long, harsh winter finally over, residents in downstate Washington have resumed the rebuilding process in earnest, nearly five months after the town was devastated by a tornado.

04/11/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Northwestern Files Appeal To Overturn College Football Union Ruling

- The issue of a football union at Northwestern University is far from settled, even though first round went to the players.

04/09/2014

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Emanuel Praises Urban Prep Students For 100 Percent College Admission Rate

As Urban Prep students changed red ties for red and gold striped ties, the Mayor of Chicago said he hopes others catch the four year college idea.

04/08/2014

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Winners Of $4 Million Lotto Prize To Make Donations Benefiting Pets

A pair of pals say their pets are going to be the first winners as they cash in a $4 million willing instant lottery ticket.

04/07/2014

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Vet Warns Dog Owners About Spread Of Bacteria From Standing Water

A prominent veterinary clinic has suggested dog owners keep a close eye on their pets, and get them vaccinated against a weather-related disease that’s moving into Chicago.

04/04/2014

Two books donated by Queen Victoria -- a biography of her husband Prince Albert, and an illustrated history of Buckingham Palace -- are displayed on pillows at the Chicago Public Library. The queen donated the books to Chicago after the Great Fire of 1871, to help establish the city's first public library. (Credit: John Cody)

Harold Washington Library Displays Books Key To City’s First Library

Pillows at the Harold Washington Library Center cushion the display of two books donated by Queen Victoria, who sparked British contributions to Chicago’s first free public library.

04/04/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

DuPage Touting Development Potential Along O’Hare Western Access Road

As construction crews work to build the first western access road to O’Hare International Airport, DuPage County has been letting businesses know 127 square miles of “untapped potential” is available for development on the highway corridor.

04/03/2014

One of the red brick office and warehouse buildings in the Central Manufacturing District in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: Preservation Chicago)

Head Of Landmarks Illinois Lobbies Springfield For Help To Save Historic Buildings

Landmarks Illinois has scoured the state for structures that need help fending off the bulldozer of progress, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

04/01/2014

UP West Metra Train

Task Force Recommends Creation Of Single Board To Oversee All Chicagoland Area Transit Systems

The Governor’s transportation task force is calling for a single board to oversee the whole Chicagoland area transit system, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/31/2014

Schaumburg Police car. (CBS)

Two Men Invade Schaumburg Townhouse While Woman Is Home

Schaumburg Police Sgt. John Nebel said this was unusually brazen for a pair of burglars who’d normally avoid human contact.

03/27/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Lashes Out At BP Over Lake Michigan Oil Spill

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has lit into BP for the oil leak into Lake Michigan, where cleanup efforts continue.

03/26/2014

Wolves

State Senate Committee Votes To Add Wolves, Bears And Mountain Lions To Protection List

Black bears have caught a break in Springfield, along with gray wolves and mountain lions.

03/25/2014

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