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Kris Habermehl

untitled 1 Kris HabermehlKris Habermehl is a lifelong Chicagoan who has been flying since the mid 70′s. An early interest in aviation combined with a penchant for local history has enabled him to make stories come alive from his post aboard “Chopper 780.”

Kris has been on the air since 1992 when he joined Shadow Traffic. Reporting on traffic tie-ups and breaking news led to stints at several Chicago radio stations and also to his longtime assignment with sister station, WBBM-TV (CBS2).
Recipient of a regional Emmy for his television reporting, Kris has also been nominated for numerous other broadcast awards.

Kris is also the color commentator for our annual coverage of the Chicago Air & Water Show, a position which he has long viewed as his favorite task of the year.

e-mail Kris: KHaber2@aol.com

A house in the 15200 block of 163rd Street in Homer Glen was destroyed in an early morning fire on March 29, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Destroys Large House In Homer Glen

Flames were visible from as far as 10 miles away as the fire raged at a large mansion-style home in the 15200 block of 163rd Street in Homer Glen.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Family Furious After Little Girl Gets Lost At O’Hare

A family from San Francisco is furious, after their young daughter was stranded for hours at O’Hare International Airport as she flew alone to a camp in Michigan.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Flight Takes Off

New Restrictions For All Flights After Near-Mishap In Washington

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued new restrictions on takeoffs and landings across the country, after three planes came dangerously close together in Washington, D.C.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

Drought

All But 4 Illinois Counties Now Disaster Areas Due To Drought

Half of the counties in the entire country – and all but four in Illinois – have been declared disaster areas because of the ongoing drought.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Gas Prices

Gas Prices Expected To Jump As Much As 35 Cents

Chicago drivers should expect to see some sticker shock at the gas pump very soon, as prices are expected to jump by as much as 35 cents.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

New Garbage Days For Many Northwest Side Residents

Thousands of Chicago residents now have new garbage days, with the grid collection system expanding.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Lincoln Avenue Water Main Break

Water Main Break Shuts Down Lincoln Avenue Near Armitage

Traffic was disrupted early Monday when a water main broke and flooded busy Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Park-Old Town neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Report: Many Suburbs Are Hospitable For Commuters Without Cars

A new report says many suburbs are transit-friendly – that is, hospitable for those who are not traveling with a car.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Indiana Dunes Search

Aurora Teen Missing At Indiana Dunes Found Safe

An Aurora man who had been reported missing at the Indiana Dunes has been found safe.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra To Refurbish Cars With Electrical Outlets, Flush Toilets

Metra wants to make your commute more comfortable, whether you’re on your computer or in the can.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

A car with at least one body inside was found in the rubble of a train derailment and bridge collapse in the northern suburbs, a day after the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

Public Given Chance To Discuss Deadly Train Wreck With Railroad Executives

The public will get a chance to meet Monday evening with railroad executives and federal investigators, about the deadly 4th of July derailment and bridge collapse on the Glenview-Northbrook border.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Cermak And Harlem Water Main Break

Water Main Break Leaves Cermak And Harlem Awash In Mud

The busy intersection of Cermak Road and Harlem Avenue was awash in mud Monday morning, after a water main broke beneath the pavement.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Route 53 Crash

Driver Killed In Fiery Crash On Route 53

A fiery crash left a driver dead, and shut down multiple lanes of Route 53 in the Schaumburg corridor early Thursday.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

I-55 Crash

Crash Involving Car, Semi Snags I-55

Interstate 55 was snagged as the morning rush began Monday, after a predawn crash left a semi-trailer truck on its side and a car demolished.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Harlem Avenue Crash

Car Slams Into Semi, Causes Fuel Spill In Berwyn

A car slammed into a semi-trailer truck in Berwyn early Friday, causing the truck to spill its diesel fuel all over the roadway.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Tri-State Crash

Car Slams Into Semi, Catches Fire On Tri-State

A driver was injured, and the Tri-State Tollway was snagged, when a car slammed into the back of a truck, careened into a wall, and caught fire.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Lake Rescue

No One Injured When Boat Slams Into Breakwall In Lake Michigan

No one was hurt when a boat crashed into a breakwall on Lake Michigan Sunday night, but the skipper received a ticket from police.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Car Fire

Car Fire Snags Southbound Tri-State As Morning Rush Begins

A car fire snagged the Tri-State Tollway near O’Hare International Airport just as the morning rush began Friday.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Church Fire

Federal Investigators Probe Fire At Geneva Church

Federal officials are investigating after a fire broke out last weekend at a church in Geneva.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Wacker Drive

Final Leg Of Wacker Drive Reconstruction Begins

The final leg of the Wacker Drive reconstruction project begins this week, and the intersection with Jackson Boulevard alongside the Willis Tower has closed.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

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