Bernie Tafoya

Mutahir Rauf (courtesy of Loyola University Chicago)

Slain Loyola Student’s Family Seeks “Peace, Not Vengeance”

Family and friends were remembering a slain Loyola University student Tuesday morning, four days after he was shot and killed during a robbery near campus.

12/09/2014

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Police Warn Of DUI Dangers During Holiday Season

It’s that time of year, when more people are celebrating the season with family, friends, and co-workers; and police are reminding you to play it safe.

12/09/2014

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Chicago Police Department Unveils Upgraded Website

The Chicago Police Department took the wraps off its new website Monday morning.

12/08/2014

Eric Smith (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Stealing His Car From Police Impound

A South Side man was arrested over the weekend, after breaking into a police impound, and driving off in his car, which had been seized after a previous traffic stop.

12/08/2014

Jesse Terrazas, dressed as Santa Claus, will be hanging out on the roof of St. Florian School in Hegewisch, until the school raises $55,000 needed to stay open next year. (Credit: St. Florian School)

Santa Helping South Side Catholic School Raise Money To Stay Open

St. Florian School at 13110 S. Baltimore Av. needs to raise more than $50,000 to avoid being closed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago.

12/08/2014

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Public Meetings Set On Plan To Keep Invasive Species Out Of Great Lakes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been searching for a magic bullet to keep potentially harmful aquatic fish, plants, and other species from advancing into the Great Lakes.

12/05/2014

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South Suburban School Stresses Importance Of Fathers’ Involvement

Thursday was Dads’ Day at one south suburban elementary school, an annual effort to promote the idea of men as role models for their children and grandchildren.

12/04/2014

Tariq Purnell and Keon Kelley were shot and killed in Joliet on Dec. 2, 2014 (Supplied Photos)

Two Dead, One Wounded In Joliet Shooting

Police in southwest suburban Joliet were searching for whoever shot and killed two people Tuesday night, and wounded a third.

12/03/2014

Authorities respond to the scene of a shooting at Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., Friday. (CBS)

Nordstrom Murder Victim Reported Incident To Police A Week Before Shooting

Chicago police are continuing to investigate last weekend’s murder/suicide inside the Nordstrom store on North Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

12/01/2014

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

Gavel

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

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