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A home in the 2100 block of West 107th Place was leveled by an apparent natural gas explosion on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Restaurant Hold Fundraiser For Morgan Park Family That Lost Home In Explosion

An Evergreen Park fast-food restaurant is lending a helping hand to a family whose home exploded in Morgan Park Dec. 2.

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Suburban School Board Asks Member To Quit Over Gay Comments

The Warren Township school board in far north Suburban Gurnee is asking one of its board members to step down for voicing concern about hiring someone who is gay or lesbian as the district’s next superintendent, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

12/16/2014

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Metra, Amtrak Come Up With Plan To Deal With Union Station Overcrowding

Metra and Amtrak have a new plan to deal with overcrowding at Chicago Union Station, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

12/16/2014

A CTA bus approaches a stop. (CBS)

CTA Donates 30 Retired Buses To Downstate Transit Agencies

The CTA is in a holiday mood. It’s giving away buses.

12/14/2014

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Thousands Take First Chicago Fire Department Exam Since 2006

Nearly 17,000 men and women who want to be Chicago firefighters took the department’s first exam since 2006 on Saturday and another 8500 are expected to do so on Sunday.

12/13/2014

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More Than 100 Undergo Tests To Find Kidney Match For Father Of Six

More than 130 Chicago-area residents have agreed to undergo tests to see if they can provide a life-saving kidney transplant to a Grand Rapids, Mich., father of six.

12/13/2014

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Thousands Of Worshippers Gather At St. Guadalupe Shrine

(CBS) – A 25-hour celebration was underway Thursday evening at the Des Plaines shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Some 125,000 worshippers were expected to participate in 11 Masses over the course of the event. […]

12/11/2014

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Ald. Fioretti Wants To Re-Evaluate Winter Overnight Parking Ban

Chicago has been spared any major snowfall so far this fall, and one of the candidates challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the city to re-evaluate its winter overnight parking ban.

12/10/2014

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Thief Steals Salvation Army Kettle In Oak Lawn

A Salvation Army bell-ringer was taking a scheduled break from her duties outside of a Walgreens drug store at 95th Street and Melvina Avenue when the theft occurred. She returned to find the kettle and its contents gone.

12/10/2014

Lake Station City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Police Shoot, Kill Elderly Man Armed With Shotgun Outside Lake Station City Hall

Police said three Lake Station officers confronted the man around 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Lake Station City Hall, which also houses the Lake Station Police Department.

12/09/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a public appearance Nov. 24 as challengers filed to replace him. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked off his campaign for a second term on a sound stage on Chicago’s West Side, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

12/06/2014

Chicago police have been trying to reunite burglary victims with some of their belongings. (CBS)

Chicago Police Reunite Burglary Victims With Stolen Belongings

Police have returned items to their owners ranging from computers and class rings to a clarinet.

12/05/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Blames Red Line Construction, Fewer School Days For Decline In Ridership

CTA bus ridership is down and the transit agency is offering a lot of reasons why.

12/03/2014

Some of the 75 quarter horses staying on a farm in Hampshire, Ill., after they were abandoned. An animal rescue group is searching for homes for the horses before they are sent off to slaughter. (Credit: Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society)

Donors Give Money, Horses To Crystal Lake Family Losing 32 Horses After Barn Fire

The Crystal Lake family that lost 32 horses in a stable fire last week is awash in generosity as they try to move on, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

12/03/2014

One of two rows of meat packing buildings on Fulton Market, just west of the Loop. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Property Owners Come Out Against Landmark Designation For Randolph-Fulton Market At Meeting

Preservationists spoke in favor — and everyone else against — at a public hearing on landmark designation for much of the Randolph-Fulton Market area, west of the Loop.

12/02/2014

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Appeals Court Hears Arguments In Custody Dispute Over Frozen Embryos

For the second time, an Illinois Appeals Court panel Tuesday heard arguments which seek to decide who gets custody of three embryos — the woman who can no longer produce eggs because of cancer, or her ex-boyfriend.

12/02/2014

The CTA's first-ever Holiday Bus begins making its rounds Tuesday on the #14/Jeffery Jump line. The bus will travel along nine of the CTA's busies bus routes. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Holiday Bus To Roll Out Tuesday

From its reindeer antlers and cinnamon scent to Santa’s den and armchair, it’s clear that this is no ordinary 60-foot CTA bus, although it will be operating in regular service, beginning Tuesday and Wednesday on the J14/Jeffery Jump.

12/02/2014

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Former High School QB Sues IHSA Over Concussions

A former high school quarterback has filed suit against the Illinois High School Association, claiming that it has done little to protect players, including himself, from concussions. WBBM’s Bob Roberts has obtained a copy of the suit, which seeks class action status.

11/29/2014

Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. (Credit: CBS)

White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett Urging Shoppers To Buy Local On Small Business Saturday

Neighborhood by neighborhood, small business owners are trying to get their messages out and inspire Chicagoans to buy local this Small Business Saturday.

11/29/2014

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Corey Brooks To Distribute 3,500 Turkeys Sunday

Woodlawn’s “rooftop pastor” is distributing 3,500 turkeys and the trimmings Sunday to needy Chicagoans, one month after thieves broke into his church and stole $8,000 from the collection box.

11/22/2014

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