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A woman driving a Ford Expedition crashed into the front of Midway Subs at Archer and Nagle avenues before the shop opened on Aug. 13, 2013. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

SUV Crashes Into Sandwich Shop In Garfield Ridge

Only the senior citizen who was driving the Ford Expedition suffered any injuries.

WBBM Newsradio–08/13/2013

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$1M Powerball Prize Winner Bought Ticket In Round Lake

None of the three big winners in the $448 million Powerball jackpot were from the Chicago area, but there was at least one big prize in the far northern suburbs.

08/08/2013

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‘Summit Of Hope’ Expo Aims To Help Ex-Cons Get Lives Back On Track

Hundreds of ex-offenders have been turning out in suburban Harvey on Tuesday, to attend a state resources fair designed to help them reintegrate into society.

08/06/2013

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Couple’s Wedding Invitations Include Hysterical RSVP Answers

A west suburban couple was so clever with their wedding invitation, when they put a picture of their RSVP response card online, it went viral.

07/25/2013

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Guardian Angels To Mayor: Join Us On Neighborhood Patrols

The Guardian Angels volunteer citizen crime-fighting group invited Mayor Rahm Emanuel to join them on one of their patrols in the city’s neighborhoods, after the mayor said they’d be more useful in spots other than the Magnificent Mile.

WBBM Newsradio–07/25/2013

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Witness To Emmett Till Murder Dies At Age 76

Willie Louis was considered an unsung hero of the civil rights movement for testifying against the two white men charged with killing Till.

07/24/2013

Zaheera Abdul-Wright, her husband Tony Wright, and their new baby Nia Aneesa Wright. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Dozens Of Chicago Babies Share Birthday With New British Prince

On the day that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a boy, babies were being born all over — including at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where 37 babies were born yesterday.

WBBM Newsradio–07/23/2013

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Police Warn Of Home Invasions, Rape Attempts In Marquette Park

Police have issued an alert for people on the Southwest Side, about a home invader who tries to sexually assault women.

07/23/2013

The Chicago skyline. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Military Training Exercises Create Stir For Chicago Residents

Military helicopters buzzed the Chicago skies Monday night, and they had many people wondering what was going on.

07/23/2013

Students at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, and sell them at the school's farm stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Garden At School For Troubled Youth Provides Calming Influence

For the past five years, spring and summer for students at Jen School on the campus of Maryville Academy has been garden time – a chance to learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, harvest them, and eat them.

07/19/2013

A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Three Local Truckers Honored For Accident-Free Driving

Three local truckers who’ve been at it a while recently celebrated big milestones any motorist would love to celebrate.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

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Bridge Work, Heavy Traffic Overnight Make A Mess On Stevenson

Motorists who use the inbound Stevenson Expressway encountered much more than they bargained for overnight.

07/10/2013

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Firefighter Hurt When Chimney Collapses During Fire

A Chicago firefighter was rushed to a hospital overnight, after a chimney collapsed as he was on the scene of a fire in West Englewood.

07/10/2013

A donor takes part in a blood drive. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images for NZ Blood)

Red Cross Needs Blood; St. Bernard Hospital To Host Donation Drive

There’s an emergency call being made for blood donations today.

07/09/2013

Police towed away up to 105 vehicles from a Little Ray's Towing in West Englewood, after tracking a stolen car to the storage yard, and finding dozens of other cars for which the owner could not provide proper titles.  Police said there were at least 10 stolen vehicles on the lot. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Tow Yard Owner Arrested After Stolen Cars, Parts Seized

Chicago police cleared out a West Englewood tow yard on Thursday, after allegedly finding stolen vehicles and parts being stored there.

06/27/2013

Windy City Silkscreeners began printing up Blackhawks championship T-shirts before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, in case the Blackhawks clinched the series in Boston. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

T-Shirt Makers Printing Up A Storm In Case Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

If the Blackhawks beat the Bruins Monday night to win the Stanley Cup, merchandisers will be Johnny-on-the-spot with championship wear for sale.

WBBM Newsradio–06/24/2013

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History Of Blackhawks’ Namesake

Any Blackhawks fan knows the names Toews, Kane, Hossa, Sharp, Keith and Seabrook by heart, but how many really know the story of the team’s namesake?

06/21/2013

Radar prediction of heavy storms expected to hit the Chicago area on June 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

High Risk: Severe Storms Could Bring Tree-Toppling Wind, Tornadoes

The National Weather Service was anticipating a major severe weather outbreak in the Chicago area, starting Wednesday afternoon, with a possibility of very strong storms, large hail, high winds, and a risk of tornadoes.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

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Chicago Gas Prices Still Soaring

Gas prices nationwide have been holding steady over the last week, at around $3.64 a gallon, but in the Chicago area, prices just keep going up.

06/10/2013

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Teachers Union Fears Massive Layoffs Due To School Closings, Pension Costs

With 49 elementary schools set to close this summer, and the district facing an additional $412 million in pension costs, the Chicago Teachers Union estimated hundreds – if not thousands – of teachers could be laid off to reduce district spending.

WBBM Newsradio–06/05/2013

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