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.

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Granville Red Line Stop

Granville Red Line Stop To Close For Major Overhaul

Get ready for what could be weeks of delays on the CTA Red Line, as closures for station upgrades start this weekend with the Granville stop.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Brookfield Fire

Fire Breaks Out In Home Across From Riverside Brookfield High School

A fire broke out early Tuesday in a house in Brookfield, directly across the street from Riverside Brookfield High School.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

I-80 Truck Fire

Truck Fire Snags I-80 In New Lenox

A semi-trailer truck caught fire on Interstate 80 overnight, causing a major traffic snare for the morning rush.

CBS 2–05/22/2012

Metra Shutdown

Suspicious Suitcase Halts Metra Electric, South Shore Trains For Over Hour

The Metra Electric and South Shore lines were shut down for over an hour in the Hyde Park neighborhood Saturday morning for a suspicious suitcase that turned out to be empty.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Congress Parkway Bridge

Congress Parkway Bridge Finally Reopens

The work is done at last. Congress Parkway fully reopened Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

120th Place Fire

Fire Destroys House In West Pullman

A fire broke out Tuesday on the city’s Far South Side, causing a home to collapse and sending a billow of thick smoke into the air.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Jim Hendry - General Manager of Chicago Cubs

Grote: Hendry’s Redemption Opportunity

We will trust the hardcore coaching of Mike Quade to clean up the Cubs. So what Hendry can do to totally redeem himself? Trade Carlos Zambrano.

670 The Score–11/11/2010


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