Expressway Traffic

Labor Day Travel Could Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2013

Shuttered Solyndra headquarters (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Solyndra Reunite At High Dollar Fundraiser

One would think that Obama and his White House would want to keep the name Solyndra as far from the headlines as possible. Yet, President Obama is rubbing elbows with key players in the Solyndra stimulus disaster at a high-priced fundraiser where donors paid $35,800-per-person.


William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

3 Consecutive Life Sentences For Balfour In Hudson Family Murders

William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

George WBush and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.


Nicholas Sheley

Town Of Sterling, Ill., Recovering From Fear Of Serial Killer Sheley

The residents of a small Illinois town – where the victim of an accused serial killer once lived – are finding life a bit less fearful with the help of a new police program.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Hudson Family Friend: Balfour Threatened Hudsons At Child’s Birthday Party

A family friend of singer Jennifer Hudson testified Thursday that accused Hudson family killer William Balfour repeatedly threatened to kill the Hudsons while attending a child’s birthday party a few months before the murders.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Donald Wells

City To Challenge Award To Family Of Trucker Who Slammed Into ‘L’ Escalator

City of Chicago attorneys say they plan to challenge a jury’s decision in connection with a deadly accident four years ago.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Picked For Trial Of Accused Hudson Family Killer

A full jury has been selected in the trial of William Balfour, the man charged with killing three members of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s family.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Cole Hall

Victims Of NIU Massacre Remembered 4 Years Later

On this day four years ago, a gunman opened fire on a geology class at Cole Hall at Northern Illinois University, leaving five people dead before turning the gun on himself.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Lane Bryant Massacre

Tinley Park Lane Bryant Massacre Remains Unsolved 4 Years Later

On this day four years ago, five women were shot to death in a Tinley Park Lane Bryant store. The gunman has never been found.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Cole Hall

Four Years After Massacre, NIU Opens Renovated Cole Hall

Students at Northern Illinois University on Tuesday will get their first look at the newly renovated Cole Hall, nearly four years after a massacre left five students dead.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Edward F. Bachner IV

Man Admits To Buying Puffer Fish Poison In Plot To Kill Wife

A northwest suburban man has pleaded guilty to trying to kill his wife with poison from a puffer fish.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Gabriel Contreras, Anthony Collazo

Sentence Coming For Man Involved In Pizzeria Manager’s Murder

A man convicted in the murder of a Near West Side pizzeria manager will learn his fate Tuesday.


Hurricane Ike

Illinois To Receive Federal Funds For Damage From Hurricane Ike

Some Illinois municipalities will soon get their share of federal money to help them recover from the damage done by the storm system that produced Hurricane Ike.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2011

Gabriel Contreras, Anthony Collazo

Man To Be Sentenced In Pizzeria Owner’s Murder

A man is set to be sentenced Monday in the 2008 murder of a pizzeria owner whom the man thought was part of a rival gang.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

Tahawwur Rana (Credit: CBS)

Closing Arguments On Tuesday In Mumbai Terror Suspect’s Trial

The prosecution has rested in the case of a Chicago businessman accused of helping plan the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Cole Hall

Renovation Halfway Done At NIU’s Cole Hall

Remodeling of the building where five students were shot to death at Northern Illinois University three years ago is at its midpoint, and officials say students can expect something special when it’s complete in the fall.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

CTA Suspects, 2008

Man Pleads Guilty In CTA Track Electrocution

The third of four men charged with beating and chasing another man on a Red Line subway platform from where he fell and was electrocuted pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday.


NIU Memorial

NIU To Honor The Slain In Massacre, 3 Years Later

This afternoon at 3 p.m., three years after the Valentine’s Day massacre at Northern Illinois University, some of the survivors will return to campus for a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the five people killed.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011

Richard L. Lyons is suspected of killing his 9-year-old daughter. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Father Charged In 2008 Murder Of Girl, 9

Police have arrested the father of 9-year-old Mya Lyons, nearly 2 1/2 years after she was found stabbed to death in an alley.