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South Loop Stores Evacuated After Gas Leak

Several stores in the South Loop are being evacuated after a gas leak was reported Monday morning.

08/18/2014

Geologists have been examining parts of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for more than a year after a boy was swallowed by a hole in Mt. Baldy, which has been closed ever since. (Credit: CBS)

More Holes Found Under Mount Baldy

Geologists investigating the mysterious hole that swallowed a 6-year-old boy last summer have found it’s just one of many under the dunes on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

08/14/2014

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South Loop Store Sells Out Of T-Shirts Supporting Jackie Robinson West Little League Team

WBBM’s John Cody reports a steady stream of would-be customers left Dick’s Sporting Goods on Roosevelt after the store sold out of Jackie Robinson West T-shirts. Another 400 are expected on Thursday.

08/13/2014

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Medical Marijuana Opening Up New Career Paths In Illinois

As the medical marijuana business gears up, it’s opening up a whole new career path, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/13/2014

George Serena dressed up as a drop of blood two years ago, when he donated his 138th pint of blood. He's up to 151 as of Aug. 12, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Palatine Man Donates 151st Pint Of Blood

George Serena, who was honored Tuesday at LifeSource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said “it’s just like getting your oil changed.”

08/12/2014

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League Team Excited Ahead Of World Series

For the first time in 31 years, a Chicago team is in the Little League World Series and the pressure is building, not only on the team, but also the relatives, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/11/2014

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Gun Found In Man’s Bag At Midway Airport

A 62-year-old man was arrested at Midway International Airport on Thursday, after security screeners found a .380 caliber pistol in his luggage.

08/08/2014

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State Troopers To Assist Chicago Police In Apprehending Fugitives

After a listening session about combating street violence, the mayor and his police superintendent disclose that more arrests will be coming, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/06/2014

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Environmental Group Sues To Block Illiana Expressway

When a starter herd of Bison comes to the Chicago area, it’ll have a real home on the range to come home to, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/05/2014

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Historian Says Truck Traffic Driving Away Tourists On Route 66

An historian and guardian of Route 66 says the historic mother road to the pacific shore is getting swamped by trucks using a massive logistic center in tiny Elwood Illinois, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

08/05/2014

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Former Lyons Cop Gets 5 Years For Extortion

A former Lyons police officer has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, for using his badge to steal contraband cigarettes from dealers he was arresting.

08/05/2014

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Environmentalist Warns Toxic Algae Bloom Could Happen In Lake Michigan

As the toxic algae problem wanes in Toledo, a Chicago environmentalist says it could foreshadow the future of Lake Michigan, unless government gets to work.

08/04/2014

Lollapalooza fans line Michigan Avenue as they wait for the gates to open for the first day of the 3-day music festival at Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Lollapalooza Tickets Still Available Through Brokers

Lollapalooza might be sold out, and officials have said they expect 300,000 people to attend the three-day music festival, but many tickets were still in the hands of ticket brokers on Friday.

08/01/2014

The Muon g-2 particle storage ring, a 50-foot electromagnet weighing 17 tons, is the centerpiece of a dark matter experiment at Fermilab. (Credit: Fermilab)

Fermilab Installs Huge Magnet For Dark Matter Experiment

A 50-foot, 17-ton electromagnet settled into its new home at Fermilab on Thursday, where it will prepare to start searching for dark matter after a couple years of tweaking.

08/01/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel “City Of Big Hearts … Will Welcome” 1,000 Migrant Children

Six aldermen want the City Council to encourage non-profits in Chicago to house and support migrant children who have fled violence in Central America and crossed the border into the U.S.

07/31/2014

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Court Opinion Denying Terror Suspect Secret Court Records Mostly Blacked Out

A federal appeals court has explained its ruling that a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, but much of the court’s opinion itself has been kept secret.

07/30/2014

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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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