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Health Officials Confirm Case Of Measles In Northern Suburbs

Cook County and state public health officials say there’s been a confirmed case of the measles in the northern suburbs, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

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Orland Park Offering Community Loyalty Rewards Program

Countless stores have loyalty rewards programs, and now southwest suburban Orland Park is trying its own points program to get more people engaged in their community.

11 hours ago

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Mobile Job Assistance Center Helping Will County’s Unemployed

The Will County Mobile Workforce Center is a mobile home that has been turned into a job center, outfitted with a dozen computers for job seekers to use for writing résumés and fill out job applications online.

01/26/2015

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Better Business Bureau Warns Of Sex Offender Database Scam

Consumer advocates were warning about a new email scam designed to trick you into sharing your sensitive personal information.

01/23/2015

Customers line up at the Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston on Friday for a chance to buy one of five copies of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine targeted by terrorists in Paris. Only 300 copies of the latest edition of the magazine are available in the U.S. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Line Up For Chance To Buy A Copy Of Charlie Hebdo

A dozen copies of Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine at the center of a terrorist attack in Paris, were quickly snatched up Friday morning, but more were on the way next week.

01/23/2015

A suspect driving a stolen SUV crashed into a utility pole after a high-speed chase, and managed to elude police after the wreck. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Chase Ends In Crash In Oak Forest

It started around 3 a.m. in nearby Markham, when police tried to pull over a GMC Envoy believed to have been stolen. The driver sped off, with the SUV’s headlights turned off, and police gave chase.

01/22/2015

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Pace Announces $2.3 Billion Plan To Expand, Upgrade Bus Service

The Pace suburban bus system is dreaming big – $2.3 billion big – trying to get in on potential federal funding down the line for some of the system’s long-term projects.

01/21/2015

A clerk at this convenience store was shot and killed during a robbery on Monday. The clerk managed to return fire, and killed one of the two masked men who attacked him. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Two Killed In Shootout At Joliet Store

A store clerk and an armed suspect were killed in a shootout inside a convenience store in southwest suburban Joliet Monday afternoon.

01/19/2015

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Dart: Concealed Carry Law Fell Short On Review Process

A year after the state began allowing people to carry firearms in public in Illinois, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart suggested some counties might not be as thorough in reviewing concealed carry applications as Cook County.

01/19/2015

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More Than 91,000 Applied For Concealed Carry Permits In 2014

A sizeable chunk of the 91,651 applications were submitted last January, when the concealed carry law went into effect. Illinois State Police said more than 34,000 people applied last January. In all, nearly 2,400 people were turned down for concealed carry permits.

01/16/2015

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Metra Takes Railroad Safety Program On The Road

Metra says 29 people were killed in accidents involving Metra trains last year.

01/15/2015

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Morton Grove Police Vow To Find Driver In Fatal Hit-And-Run

Richard Mikulec, 86, was near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Shermer Road when he was hit. The driver sped off.

01/14/2015

Starbucks worker Freddie Arteaga assists a customer with her drink order at a Starbucks drive-thru in Wheeling.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

#PayItForward A Growing Trend In The Line For Coffee

It’s not a new phenomenon, but “paying it forward” sure has become more noticed thanks to social media, and it’s happening many times in a place many people are familiar with: the coffee shop.

01/13/2015

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DeKalb Mayor Opposes Idea To Allow Underage People Into Bars

The Student Association of Northern Illinois University is considering asking DeKalb officials to allow underage people to go into bars to be with some of their older friends, even if they’re not allowed to drink alcohol, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

01/12/2015

Fire gutted the Hyde Park AME Church in the West Pullman neighborhood early Monday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Fire Destroys Church In West Pullman

Firefighters were called to Hyde Park AME Church just after 3 a.m. When they arrived, they saw flames burning though the roof, which later collapsed as fire crews poured water on the burning building.

01/12/2015

The Rialto Theatre in Joliet. (Credit:CBS)

Rialto Theatre To Return $350,000 Donation For New Marquee

The main requirement Ed Czerkies wanted when he donated the money was to have his parents’ names prominently displayed on a new digital marquee for the Rialto, which would replace the classic original marquee. After significant backlash from the community, the board backed off, and so did Czerkies.

01/09/2015

Commuters try to stay warm as they wait for a train on an L platform during the early morning rush while temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Most of the city's schools were cancelled as wind chills dropped to as low as 30 below zero. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Schools Closed For Cold Or Snow? Never In Anchorage, Alaska

While hundreds of Chicago area schools closed at least once week because of bitter cold temperatures and wind chills, there is at least one city in North America that never does under those conditions.

01/09/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Brutal Cold Presents Real Threat Of Frostbite Or Hypothermia

If you don’t take seriously the deep freeze blanketing the Chicago area the past couple days, you do so at your own peril. Frostbite and hypothermia are real threats in this weather.

01/08/2015

Mail carrier Manny Uy worked as fast as he could in the freezing temperatures. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Polar Chill…

The mail carrier’s creed doesn’t mention anything about subzero temperatures, but it might as well, since Wednesday’s Arctic conditions weren’t staying Chicago area couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

01/07/2015

Fire gutted a home in northwest suburban Norridge on Wednesday. Eight people were rescued from the home. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

8 Rescued From Extra-Alarm Blaze In Norridge.

The fire started around 5 a.m. in a single-family home in the 7900 block of West Gunnison Street. Four adults and four children were trapped inside when firefighters arrived, and had to be rescued from the house.

01/07/2015

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