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The auditorium on the second floor of the Riverside Town Hall might be named after the late Judy Baar Topinka, on the recommendation of a township committee. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Riverside Town Hall Won’t Bear Topinka’s Name, But Auditorium Might

Officials in Riverside Township want to name something in honor of late Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Riverside native, but it won’t be the historic town hall. It might be the auditorium, instead.

07/02/2015

A person fired shots at a Pace paratransit bus Wednesday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Window On Pace Paratransit Bus Shattered By BB Pellet

Three or four passengers were on the bus around 11 p.m. Wednesday, as it was headed east on the Eisenhower near the Independence Boulevard exit, when someone fired a BB pellet that shattered a window, according to Pace and Illinois State Police.

07/02/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Protest Budget Cuts Proposed By Gov. Rauner Outside Thompson Center

More than 500 people gathered outside the Thompson Center downtown this morning against budget cuts proposed by Governor Rauner. Demonstrators say the cuts squarely hit the most vulnerable people in the state.

07/01/2015

Garage Sale sign (Getty Images)

Geneva Alderman Suggests Limits On Garage Sales

As the weather warms up, and garage sales and yard sales become a more common sight, an alderman in west suburban Geneva has suggested limiting how many such sales a resident can have each year.

07/01/2015

U.S. cash (Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Minimum Wage Rises To $10 An Hour

Minimum wage earners in Chicago will begin seeing a bump in their paychecks this month.

07/01/2015

Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

State Budget Deadline Looms With No Compromise In Sight

It’s a race against the clock in Springfield, with lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner facing a midnight deadline to reach a deal on the state budget so no state services are interrupted.

06/30/2015

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Thousands Of Chicago Youths Begin Summer Jobs With City

Thousands of young people began summer jobs with the City of Chicago today.

06/29/2015

Metra Train

Metra Dedicates Renovated Station In Flossmoor

Officials and residents expect big things from a newly-renovated Metra station that was dedicated Friday morning in south suburban Flossmoor.

06/26/2015

Rendering of the Klein Creek Flood Mitigation Project in Armstrong Park, in Carol Stream. (Credit: DuPage County)

Are Vandals Trying To Sabotage DuPage County Flood Control Project?

DuPage County Board Member Jim Zay, who chairs the DuPage Water Commission, said it was thought at first that kids were behind the broken construction vehicle windows, doors, and control panels at Armstrong Park, where the Klein Creek Flood Mitigation Project began a year ago.

06/25/2015

Hundreds of kids joined the Greater Chicago Food Depository, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Chicago Summer Meals Working Group to kick off Cook County's summer meals program on Wednesday at Dunbar Park. (Credit: Greater Chicago Food Depository)

Annual Summer Lunch Program For Needy Kids Launches In Chicago

Organizations that host free summer meal programs for needy children kicked off their annual effort to make sure those kids get healthy food at a time of year when they often struggle to get the nutrition they need.

06/24/2015

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Coal City Organizing Volunteers For Tornado Cleanup Effort

With lots of cleanup ahead in Coal City, after Monday night’s tornado, a special volunteer effort has been planned for Friday.

06/24/2015

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

At Least Three Tornadoes Hit Western And Southwestern Suburbs

National Weather Service crews were headed out Tuesday to try to confirm reports of up to six tornados touching down Monday in Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Will counties, including three already confirmed in Ottawa, Sublette, and Coal City.

06/23/2015

A barwoman pepares drinks behind an old radio at Beirut's iconic Jemmayzeh cafe on December 29, 2010. The 90-year-old traditional cafe, which remained open through out the 1975-90 civil war, will be closed down on January 10, following a court decision which approved a request by the building's new owner. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Amateur Radio Operators Preparing To Take Part In Worldwide Disaster Drill This Weekend

Amateur radio operators say they would be involved in emergency communications in that event and that’s why they’re conducting a worldwide drill this weekend.

06/22/2015

Crystal Lake Police and Illinois State Police investigate after a Crystal Lake officer shot a man early Monday morning. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Police: Crystal Lake Officer Shoots Knife-Wielding Suspect

A man was in critical condition Monday morning, after a Crystal Lake police officer shot him, when the man allegedly lunged at the officer with a knife.

06/22/2015

Chicago Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane carries the Stanley Cup to the pitchers mound before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians on June 16,  2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Rally Tickets Sell Out Fast

Free tickets to the Blackhawks rally at Soldier Field were gobbled up in short order Wednesday afternoon, leaving lots of disappointed fans out in the cold.

06/17/2015

The flooded Illinois River near Ottawa, not far from Utica and Starved Rock State Park. (Credit: Glen Schieberl)

Flooding Along Illinois River Prompts Evacuations In Utica

The Utica Fire Department began helping people move to dry and safe places on Tuesday, a day after heavy rains inundated the area.

06/17/2015

Rain falls in Grant Park on Monday (Source: Earth Cam)

Storm Runoff Prompts Swim Ban At All Chicago Beaches

The effects of Monday’s heavy rains were being felt Tuesday at the city’s beaches, where officials have banned swimming, due to high bacteria levels caused by runoff.

06/16/2015

Fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks winning the 2015 Stanley Cup outside of Wrigley Field on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Blackhawks And Their Fans Keep Stanley Cup Party Going Well Into The Morning

Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six seasons on Monday night.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Clark Street Sports opened a popup store in the Ogilvie Transportation Center after the Blackhawks returned to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2015, with a chance for their third Stanley Cup in six years. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Blackhawks Gear Selling Like Hotcakes With Team On The Brink Of Another Stanley Cup

As Blackhawks fans prepare for Monday night’s possible Stanley Cup-winning game at the United Center, many were taking advantage of stores that are popping up around town to sell team merchandise.

06/15/2015

Chicago Blackhawks logo on jersey. (Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

In Naperville, Blackhawks Barber Chair Off Limits

If you go to a certain barbershop in Naperville, at least through Wednesday, you will not be allowed to sit in a certain chair when you get your cut.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2015

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