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West Chicago Still Catching Up On Yearlong Backlog Of Water Bills

Many residents of West Chicago are still waiting on their city to send them a water bill. For many of them, it’s been as long as 15 months since they last had a water bill.

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Tendayi playing with 5-year old Joshua after giving him some toys at Advocate Children's Hospital. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Hospital Cafeteria Worker Donates Hundreds Of Toys To Sick Kids

A woman who works in the cafeteria of a Southeast Side hospital visited her company’s children’s hospital this morning and brought with her hundreds of toys.

12/15/2014

A tray of mails is seen at the United States Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center on December 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California. An estimated 6 million customers are expected to visit post offices nationwide on what the Postal Service anticipates to be the busiest day of the holiday season as they predict to process 607 million pieces of mail, up from the average 545 million pieces. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Monday To Be Busiest Mailing Day Of The Year

According to Postal Service spokeswoman Maureen Marion, more than 640 million pieces of mail will be dropped off at post offices, or put in mailboxes on Monday.

12/15/2014

Firefighters responded to a fire at a 12-story high-rise in Edgewater early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

None Injured, But Cat Killed In High-Rise Fire In Edgewater

Several people rushed out of their apartments Monday morning, after a fire in a high-rise in the Edgewater neighborhood.

12/15/2014

Debbie Snow Humiston and her husband, Rich, and their Little Free Library in New Lenox. (Credit: Debbie Snow Humiston)

Little Free Library Trend Growing In Chicago Area

From a distance, you might mistake them for large birdfeeders, but upon closer inspection the miniature one room houses on poles have books in them.

12/11/2014

Firefighters found a man in the living room of a burning house in Whiting, Indiana. The man died after firefighters pulled him out. (Credit: CBS)

Man Killed In House Fire In Whiting

Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a fire that started around 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of 121st Street in Whiting, Indiana.

12/11/2014

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Vandals Decapitate Statues, Egg Nativity Scene At Berwyn Church

A west suburban church was vandalized and, according to the pastor, two young people have been arrested and charged with misdemeanors.

12/10/2014

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Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke

12/10/2014

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Slain Loyola Student’s Family Seeks “Peace, Not Vengeance”

Family and friends were remembering a slain Loyola University student Tuesday morning, four days after he was shot and killed during a robbery near campus.

12/09/2014

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Police Warn Of DUI Dangers During Holiday Season

It’s that time of year, when more people are celebrating the season with family, friends, and co-workers; and police are reminding you to play it safe.

12/09/2014

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Chicago Police Department Unveils Upgraded Website

The Chicago Police Department took the wraps off its new website Monday morning.

12/08/2014

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Man Charged With Stealing His Car From Police Impound

A South Side man was arrested over the weekend, after breaking into a police impound, and driving off in his car, which had been seized after a previous traffic stop.

12/08/2014

Jesse Terrazas, dressed as Santa Claus, will be hanging out on the roof of St. Florian School in Hegewisch, until the school raises $55,000 needed to stay open next year. (Credit: St. Florian School)

Santa Helping South Side Catholic School Raise Money To Stay Open

St. Florian School at 13110 S. Baltimore Av. needs to raise more than $50,000 to avoid being closed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

12/08/2014

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Public Meetings Set On Plan To Keep Invasive Species Out Of Great Lakes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been searching for a magic bullet to keep potentially harmful aquatic fish, plants, and other species from advancing into the Great Lakes.

12/05/2014

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South Suburban School Stresses Importance Of Fathers’ Involvement

Thursday was Dads’ Day at one south suburban elementary school, an annual effort to promote the idea of men as role models for their children and grandchildren.

12/04/2014

Tariq Purnell and Keon Kelley were shot and killed in Joliet on Dec. 2, 2014 (Supplied Photos)

Two Dead, One Wounded In Joliet Shooting

Police in southwest suburban Joliet were searching for whoever shot and killed two people Tuesday night, and wounded a third.

12/03/2014

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., Friday. (CBS)

Nordstrom Murder Victim Reported Incident To Police A Week Before Shooting

Chicago police are continuing to investigate last weekend’s murder/suicide inside the Nordstrom store on North Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

12/01/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Chicago Cops Could Start Wearing Body Cameras In A Couple Months

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says the day when some Chicago police officers will start to wear body cameras is getting closer, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

12/01/2014

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City Tows 239 Cars For Violating Overnight Winter Parking Ban

City tow trucks were out in force overnight, for the first night of the city’s winter parking ban. On 107 miles of arterial streets in Chicago, parking is banned from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., regardless of the weather, between Dec. 1 and April 1.

12/01/2014

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State To Crack Down On Illegal Use Of Handicapped Placards On Black Friday

Shopping mall parking spaces migt be at a premium on Black Friday, but you should not be tempted to wrongly pull your car into one marked for handicapped drivers.

11/25/2014

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