CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score
LIVE VIDEO: Watch the Lollapalooza webcast LIVE from the festival, courtesy of 93XRT! WATCH NOW »

animals

Stacy Fiebelkorn (Credit: Kane County Sheriff)

Fate Of Hampshire Petting Zoo Animals Rests With Court

Stacy Fiebelkorn, 34, of Elgin was charged with cruelty to animals and neglect of an owner’s duties after county officials reportedly found numerous animals starving, thirsty, dirty and/or dead on two farms where she rents space.

03/14/2014

Volunteers carry goats to an animal trailer at a west suburban farm, as part of an effort to take more than 80 animals to new homes, after their owner was charged with animal cruelty. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Neglected Animals Rescued From West Suburban Farm

Animal control officials and volunteers were visiting a west suburban farm on Tuesday to remove dozens of animals that allegedly were being mistreated.

03/11/2014

A llama and a burro eat grass around O'Hare Airport. (CBS)

Grazing Animals Will Return To O’Hare

Goats, sheep, llamas and burros that helped clear vegetation around O’Hare International Airport this year are coming back in the spring.

12/30/2013

King the eastern black rhinoceros. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

A Guide To Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Want to spend a day at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo? We give you the lowdown on what to see during your visit.

09/20/2013

The Smithsonian's traveling animal exhibit Animal Connections (Credit: Steve Grzanich)

Mobile Smithsonian Exhibit Examines Human-Animal Bond

A new travelling Smithsonian exhibit about animals is on a tour of Chicago Park District Parks with stops scheduled through August 9.

07/28/2013

Lincoln Park Zoo

Zoo Helping Animals Keep Cool During Heat Wave

At the Lincoln Park Zoo, both the animals and those who came to visit them coped with the heat wave.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

A dryer at the Humane Society animal shelter in Munster, Ind., caught fire overnight, filling the shelter with smoke. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Damages Animal Shelter In Munster

An animal shelter in northwest Indiana was asking for donations of towels and blankets, after a fire in their laundry room overnight destroyed most of their linens.

07/03/2013

Activists with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protest outside the AMC River East 21 movie theater on the opening day of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," claiming 27 animals died during filming of the movie. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

PETA Protests ‘The Hobbit,’ Claiming Deaths Of Animals During Filming

The activists were not asking people to boycott The Hobbit. They said they just want the film industry to stop using animals.

WBBM Newsradio–12/14/2012

More than 90 animals were found inside this home in unincorporated Woodstock. (CBS)

Police: Woodstock Animal Hoarder Is A Repeat Offender

A woman being investigated for allegedly neglecting dozens of animals in a house in McHenry County was involved in a similar situation nearly two years ago.

10/31/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Almost 40 People Arrested During Sweep Of Harvey

HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) — The Cook County sheriff says he and his team took dozens of suspected criminals off the streets in Harvey last week. As WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports, sheriff Tom Dart says […]

07/03/2012

Ambulance

6 Hospitalized After Beverly Carbon Monoxide Leak

At least six people were taken to the hospital early Monday from a home on the northern edge of the Beverly neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Animal Sanctuary Needs £200,000 To Avoid Closure

Group Ranks Illinois No. 1 For Laws Against Animal Cruelty

For the fourth year straight, a California-based advocacy group says Illinois is “the very best of the best” state in the country for the strength of its laws against animal cruelty.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Western grey kangaroos at Brookfield Zoo’s Australia House getting a tasty treat thanks to a new browse program between the zoo and ComEd. Browse is branches, twigs and leaves from trees and shrubs. (Photo Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

ComEd Tree Trimmings Make A Tasty Treat For Zoo Animals

ComEd’s tree-trimming operations have been providing what some might consider an unlikely benefit to the animals at the Brookfield Zoo.

10/04/2011

More than 100 cats had to be put down after they were found in squalid conditions in a home in Berwyn. A teenage boy was also found dead at the home. (Photo credit: Animal Welfare League)

Family Speaks Out About Boy’s Death At Squalid Home

It was an extreme case of animal hoarding. There were hundreds of animals living inside a Berwyn house. A teenager was found dead there and now, for the first time, the family is revealing why they never called for help.

CBS 2–09/20/2011

A guinea pig is being rehabilitated at the Animal Welfare League after it and more than 200 animals were confiscated from a single home in Berwyn. (CBS)

Berwyn Home Stuffed With Animals Was ‘Hell Hole,’ Shelter Director Says

Animal-welfare officials are caring for the surviving animals pulled from a Berwyn home where a 14-year-old boy died earlier this week. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2011

Authorities on Friday swarm the residential street where a boy died amid squalid conditions. (CBS)

Boy Who Died Lived In Squalid Home With More Than 100 animals

The death of a 14-year-old suburban boy discovered living in squalid conditions Thursday afternoon has prompted state officials to warn about the dangers of “social isolation” and a lack of community response.

09/09/2011

credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Brookfield Zoo Guide

Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st St., Brookfield, Ill. Monday – Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Indoor Animal Exhibits close one half hour before the zoo closes. General Admission Adults: […]

05/28/2011

Skokie Culture Fes

Weekend Family Fun Guide

With temperatures swinging wildly from 40 to 90 over the past week, it’s been challenging to plan for family activities – not to mention what to wear! Now that this weekend may finally start to […]

05/20/2011

Photo Of A Feral Cat. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

Winter Is Tough On Feral Cats

There are several ways to help abandoned and former pet cats-gone-wild make it through the harsh winter.

WBBM Newsradio–12/13/2010

'Cottonball' Is Among The Cats At Save-A-Pet Shelter. (Save-A-Pet Photo)

Donations Mean No Obit For No-Kill Pet Shelter

Once facing possible closure, the Save-A-Pet shelter in Grayslake will remain open well into next year.

WBBM Newsradio–12/10/2010

more