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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

Handicapped Parking

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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Cyber Experts Offer Holiday Shopping Security Tips

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, approximately 52 percent of shoppers used their phones last year to make purchases. That’s why experts said shoppers should be careful of shopping over public Wi-Fi networks, and use multi-step verification to access bank and credit accounts.

11/25/2014

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Former Owner Of Chicago Rush Arena Football Team Charged With Bankruptcy, Wire Fraud

The former owner of the now-defunct Chicago Rush arena football team could be penalized up to 25 years behind bars, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

11/24/2014

Chicago firefighters pick through the wreckage of a collapsed building Sunday in Washington Park. (Chicago Fire Department)

Two Women Rescued From Building Collapse

Firefighters swarmed the property at 58th Street and Calumet Avenue around 7 p.m. after reports of an explosion, and they pulled two women from the flattened property.

11/23/2014

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Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits

Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.

11/21/2014

A security guard at Kevin's Hamburger Heaven in Bridgeport was shot when he tried to stop a robbery. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Security Guard Shot In Robbery At Bridgeport Diner

Shortly after 3 a.m., two masked men walked into Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven, a 24-hour diner at the corner of Pershing Road and Wallace Street, and announced a robbery.

11/21/2014

A gorilla doll outside Terry's Byke Haus has greeted customers for years before a fire on Wednesday gutted the shop in southwest suburban Countryside. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

South Suburban Bike Shop Destroyed In Fire

Terry’s Byke Haus has been around for 46 years, according to its website. Area resident Darlene Roncskevitz called the store “a landmark in Countryside,” especially because of the large gorilla doll that stood facing 55th Street, waving at passing motorists.

11/20/2014

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich leaves the alter following his Installation Mass of at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Cupich To Visit Ethnic Parishes As He Takes Reins Of Chicago Archdiocese

On Sunday, Cupich will lead mass at St. Agatha Parish, a predominantly black parish in the Lawndale neighborhood. That’s the church where former priest Daniel McCormack sexually abused several boys.

11/20/2014

Natural Gas Flame

Gas Service Restored To Edison Park Homes

Dozens of residents in the Edison Park neighborhood spent the night without heat, after city water crews knocked out a gas line.

11/20/2014

A small twin-engine plane crashed into a house less than half a mile from Midway International Airport, shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes Into Home Near Midway

A small cargo plane crashed into a home a few blocks away from Midway International Airport early Tuesday morning. The pilot reported engine trouble just moments before the two-engine plane went down in the 6500 block of South Knox Avenue.

11/18/2014

An Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow sits idle in a state garage ahead of the winter season. (Credit: CBS)

Officials: State Road Crews Ready For Winter Weather

David James, a private meteorologist who provides forecasts for IDOT, said he doesn’t expect this winter’s snowfall to be as bad as last winter.

11/17/2014

Cold Thermometer

Cold Snap To Linger Until The Weekend

The Chicago area has a frigid week ahead, with temperatures not expected to climb out of the 20s until Saturday, except a brief chance of flirting with 30 on Wednesday.

11/17/2014

Ronald Maas (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash

A police chase in the far northern suburbs involved two separate crashes overnight, and at some point during the pursuit, police shot the suspect.

11/14/2014

Photo Of The Rosemont Water Tower. (Village Of Rosemont Photo)

Rosemont Ordinance Would Keep Some Financial Information Secret

Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens said it comes down to Rosemont being at a competitive disadvantage by having to turn over to the public information about finances, incentives, and more for the Allstate Arena, the Donald Stephens Convention Center and the Rosemont Theater.

11/13/2014

The Secretary of State's office in the Thompson Center. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Illinois Driver’s License Facilities Reopen After Daylong Computer Glitch

Business was back to normal at Illinois driver’s license facilities on Thursday, a day after a computer glitch shut down offices statewide.

11/13/2014

Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Rail Officials Warn Drivers To Use Extra Caution In Winter

Union Pacific said drivers need to be even more careful when road conditions are snowy and slick, because it takes a 100-car train going 60 miles an hour up to a mile and a half to come to a complete stop, so by the time a train engineer spots your car on the tracks with the train bearing down, it’s too late.

11/12/2014

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Study Says Workers Being Telepressured Into Checking Email Outside Of Work

Researchers at Northern Illinois University have come out with a new study on how much people are checking and responding to their work emails when they’re on *and* off the job.

11/11/2014

Fire destroyed or damaged five garages on one block in the Marquette Park neighborhood overnight. The Fire Department was not yet sure whether the fires started in one garage and spread to the others, or spread by some other means. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Five Garages Damaged By Fire In Marquette Park

The fire was first reported about 2:30 a.m. in the 3500 block of West 65th Street, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight.

11/11/2014

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