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Gas Prices Creeping Back Up

If you’ve filled up your tank in the past few days, you’ve probably noticed prices at the pump have started rising again.

02/04/2015

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Oak Lawn Students Design App To Help Alzheimer’s Patients

A group of kids from Oak Lawn had hoped to learn it would be named one of the winners in Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge. A school from Kentucky beat out the kids from St. Catherine of Alexandria School, who designed the Remember Me app, to help those with Alzheimer’s Disease.

02/03/2015

Snow blankets Chicago on Sunday, amid a blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the city by early Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

“Historic” Blizzard Buries Chicago Area In More Than 19 Inches Of Snow

Updated 02/02/15 – 10:47 a.m. CHICAGO (CBS) – After nearly 36 straight hours of snowfall, the Chicago area was digging out from more than 19 inches of snow across the region, making it the 5th […]

02/02/2015

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California Measles Outbreak Prompting Lots Of Questions In Chicago Area

Most local health departments said they are not seeing any more or fewer measles vaccinations being given since an outbreak of measles tied to Disneyland.

01/30/2015

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Kane County Moving To Slash Sheriff’s Budget

The Kane County Board Finance Committee has voted to cut the sheriff’s budget by $225,000, just a part of the amount that will be cut if the sheriff doesn’t straighten out an inmate housing situation involving the federal government.

01/29/2015

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)

Joliet Police Still Hunting For Second Suspect In Deadly Robbery

As Joliet police continued their search for the second robber in a holdup that left a convenience store clerk and a robber dead last week, investigators were hoping someone would come forward with information to help them crack the case.

01/28/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Researchers: No Proof “Right-To-Work” Laws Help Economy

Dr. Robert Bruno, professor of labor and employment relations at the University of Illinois, said studies have shown the promises of job growth under so-called “right-to-work” laws are “nebulous.”

01/28/2015

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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.

01/27/2015

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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.

01/27/2015

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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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