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Hundreds of people attended a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the dog ban at Maggie Daley Park. (Credit: CBS)

Park District Reaffirms Dog Ban At Maggie Daley Park

The Chicago Park District said Tuesday that its decision is final, and said it will not reverse the newly-imposed ban on dogs in Maggie Daley Park. But its Grant Park Advisory council heard from both sides during a meeting Tuesday night in the park’s fieldhouse.

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Police Investigating Death Of Chicago Woman Found Near New Buffalo, Mich.

Chicago Police detective have joined the investigation into the death of a Chicago woman found dead Sunday near New Buffalo, Mich.

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Milton Kaplan, World War II veteran. (Courtesy: U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky)

World War II Vet, 91, Gets Bundle Of Combat Medals

Milton Kaplan finally got his due Friday.

01/23/2015

Metra trains sit in a rail yard in Chicago on Jan. 6, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Metra Complaints Down Dramatically From Last Winter

A year ago, it seemed everyone who rode Metra was complaining about lousy service in the teeth of a bitterly cold and snowy winter. While there are still complaints this winter, they are far fewer than this time a year ago, when each day seemed to bring new emergencies.

01/23/2015

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RTA: Chicago Mass Transit Needs $36B In Infrastructure Upgrades Through 2025

A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.

01/23/2015

Brownie is a female German Shephard and Great Dane mix available for adoption at Cache Creek Animal Rescue, which is facing eviction from its facility in Joliet. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Joliet Animal Shelter Gets Reprieve After Successful Fundraising Drive

An animal rescue group that seemed to be at death’s door has made a miraculous recovery, thanks to a holiday fundraising drive, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

01/20/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Bids Farewell To Nearly 40-Year-Old 2400-Series ‘L’ Cars

The CTA’s rail modernization plan has progressed to the point where it can say goodbye to another group of ‘L’ cars nearing their 40th birthday.

01/20/2015

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Con Artists Pretending To Work For IRS Scam Wilmette Woman

A popular scam has been taken to a new level in north suburban Wilmette.

01/17/2015

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Redouble Efforts To Get Obama Library

West Side residents staged a rally Thursday to make their case for building the proposed Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale.

01/16/2015

Howard Morgan walks free from the Dixon Correctional Facility. (Credit: CBS)

Three Men Released From Prison After Sentences Commuted By Quinn

Three Chicago-area men whose prison sentences in unrelated cases were commuted by Gov. Pat Quinn in the hours before he left office have been released on parole.

01/14/2015

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Pro-Library Crowd Fills First Hearing On U Of C’s Obama Presidential Library Proposal

A crowd heavily stacked in favor of a South Side site for the Obama Presidential Library has filled the auditorium at a Hyde Park High School, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

01/13/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

16 Women Candidates For Alderman Unite Behind Dislike Of Emanuel Administration

Sixteen women united by a dislike of the Emanuel administration, and who want to become Chicago aldermen, told an enthusiastic crowd on the UIC campus Saturday how they’d remake City Hall, if elected.

01/11/2015

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Aide Says Governor Will Focus On Pardons, Clemency During Final Hours In Office

Although Pat Quinn’s public duties as Illinois governor are now finished, the next couple of days until Bruce Rauner takes the oath of office promise to be busy ones.

01/10/2015

Quinn signed two bills into law in his final appearance as governor. (Credit; Bob Roberts)

Quinn Signs Special Election, Voter Registration Bills Into Law In Final Public Appearance As Governor

In his last public appearance before leaving office, Governor Quinn has signed two bills that drew the opposition of legislative Republicans and Governor-elect Rauner. WBBM’s Bob Roberts attended the signing ceremony.

01/10/2015

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Another Pipe Bursts At Union Station, Delaying Trains

Tuesday, it was slimy black water on the south concourse floor. Friday afternoon, the water was clear, for the most part, but it left a big puddle at the bottom of the staircase leading to Gates 6, 8 and beyond.

01/09/2015

Shadow, an eight-year-old, 25-pound, black-and-white Corgi mix has been missing since New Year’s Day. (Credit: Young At Heart Animal Rescue)

Rescue Group Seeks Help Finding Dog Who Ran Away On New Year’s

A dog is still missing, one week after it ran away from its would-be rescuers. The rescue group is appealing to northwest suburbanites for help.

01/09/2015

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Westmont Police Hunt For Suspect In Home Invasion, Sexual Assault Of Elderly Woman

An elderly Westmont woman told authorities an armed suspect awakened her at 5 a.m. Thursday.

01/02/2015

Martell J. Flippins (Des Plaines Police)

Suspect Charged With String Of North Suburban Robberies

A man arrested outside a Des Plaines gas station with a BB gun in his pocket has been charged with robbing six north suburban gas stations and convenience stores over the past several months.

01/02/2015

Salt spills onto cars at a dealership next to Morton Salt Building. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

Gawkers Flocking To Salt Pile After Wall Collapse At Morton Warehouse

The shattered south wall of the Morton Salt facility at 1301 N. Elston Av., and the giant mountain of salt that surged Tuesday through the breach, have become somewhat of a tourist attraction.

01/02/2015

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Arrested After Ramming Stolen Van Into Police Car

Police are questioning one person and seeking the second following a brief chase on the South Side in which an officer was injured.

01/02/2015

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