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Labor Day Weekend Gas Prices Spike From Start Of Week, But Down From Last Year

About 2 million people are expected to hit the road for the Labor Day weekend, and in the Chicago area, they’ll be getting a big break on gas prices compared to last year, even though prices made their predictable holiday spike this week.

08/30/2013

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Summer Heat Prompting Some Schools To Close Early

The brutal heat has prompted some schools to end classes early on Tuesday, or cancel classes altogether.

08/27/2013

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Summer’s Almost Over For CPS Students; Classes Begin Monday

Chicago Public Schools officials are reminding parents and students that this is the last weekend of summer vacation; classes begin for all CPS students on Monday.

08/23/2013

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

Zion Police Fear The Worst In Missing Baby Case

Investigators have lots of questions, but not many answers in their search for a missing five-month-old boy in north suburban Zion.

08/22/2013

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Labor Day Travel Could Return To Pre-Recession Levels

Experts say the upcoming holiday could be the busiest Labor Day weekend for travel since the start of the recession in 2008.

WBBM Newsradio–08/20/2013

The Metra board of directors meets on Aug. 16, 2013, after five of its 11 members resigned, leaving just enough members for the quorum needed to take official action. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Metra Board Meets For First Time Since CEO’s Ouster

Plagued by scandal and a series of resignations, the Metra board met Friday, with barely enough members to get any work done.

08/16/2013

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Ald. Smith Asks Residents To Go To Court To Help Fight Crime

A North Side alderman is making a case for people becoming court advocates, by showing up in court in cases involving their community, no matter how “minor” the alleged crime.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2013

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

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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

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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

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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

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