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Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Garcia: Emanuel’s Approach To City Finances ‘Irresponsible’

On the campaign trail Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia called Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s approach to the city’s finances “irresponsible.”

03/28/2015

James R. Thompson Center

Possibly For Sale: State Office Building, Real Fixer-Upper

The administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms it is seeking an appraisal of the James R. Thompson Center as the state continues to wrestle with chronic budget problems.

03/27/2015

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Prior To Blue Line Crash, Operator Worked Long Hours, Nursed Cold, Went To Flag-Football Practice

One year after a runaway Blue Line train crashed and jumped an escalator at an O’Hare Airport terminal, federal officials have opened the files on the case.

03/26/2015

Edward Hartgraves (Credit: Huntley Police)

Man Charged With Beating Wife To Death

Charges have been upgraded to murder against a 64-year-old man whose wife died three days after a beating in their home in northwest suburban Huntley.

03/26/2015

The earthquake was centered about one mile away from Lake in the Hills. (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey.)

2.9 Earthquake Reported West Of Lake In The Hills

An 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook the northwest suburbs Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

03/25/2015

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Alderman Moreno Finds Safe Home For Chickens Dropped Off At His Office

First Ward Alderman Joe Moreno took to Twitter Wednesday after someone dropped some loose chickens off at his office.

03/25/2015

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Man Shot In Neck Just Off Kennedy Expressway

A man drove onto a Kennedy Expressway entrance ramp after he was shot in the neck in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side Tuesday evening, police said.

03/24/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Early Voting Off To Strong Start For Mayoral Runoff Election

For the second consecutive day Tuesday, Chicago election board officials said the early voting turnout was a record.

03/24/2015

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Overall, Most Mass Transit Users Satisfied With Service

There’s some restlessness, but overall, Chicago-area mass transit users remain satisfied with service overall, despite delays, breakdowns, crowding and fare hikes, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

03/21/2015

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rail Advocates: Gov. Rauner’s Proposed Mass Transit Cuts Will Hurt Economic Development

Rail advocates in Chicago for a regional meeting say Governor Bruce Rauner is shooting himself in the foot by slashing funding for mass transit and regional Amtrak service. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.

03/21/2015

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Smart Phone App To Be Tested As Universal Fare Card For CTA, Metra And Pace

If it works as anticipated, the app will mark the realization of a 40-year search for a fare card good anywhere on Chicago area mass transit.

03/20/2015

Juan Rivera talks with reporters Friday as a settlement was announced for his wrongful convictions. (CBS/Bob Roberts)

Former Inmate Settles Wrongful Conviction In Waukegan Murder Case For $20M

Juan Rivera was tried three times for the 1992 rape and murder of Holley Staker.

03/20/2015

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RTA Chief Warns Of Higher Fares, Reduced Service Under Rauner Budget

The region’s top transit official warned Thursday that CTA, Metra, and Pace fare hikes and service cuts would be “difficult to avoid” if the legislature enacts budget cuts proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget.

03/19/2015

Felicidad Lage surrounded by great granddaughter Natalia Guerra, grandson Gustavo Guerra and daughter Alba Guerra at the Chicago Board of Elections. (Credit: Jim Allen.)

On 102nd Birthday, Chicago Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen, Registers To Vote

This Wednesday was a big birthday for a 102-year-old woman from the Northwest Side Belmont Gardens neighborhood.

03/18/2015

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Man In Prison For Bolingbrook Armed Robbery Charged With Similar Crime In Woodridge

An 18-year-old man already recently sent to prison on robbery and armed robbery charges in Bolingbrook has been charged with a virtually identical carjacking incident in Woodridge.

03/17/2015

Artistic rendering of a new $75 million CTA station at Washington Street and Wabash Avenue, which would replace two existing stops on Wabash at Randolph and Madison streets. (Credit: Chicago Department of Transportation)

CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Loop Stop; South Shore Line Adding New Express Trains

The CTA permanently closed its Madison/Wabash ‘L’ stop overnight. The station, built in 1896, was one of the oldest on the CTA elevated system. Demolition of the 118-year-old ‘L’ stop is the first step toward replacing it with a state-of-the-art station on Wabash between Madison and Washington.

03/16/2015

The Madison/Wabash Loop 'L' stop. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Sunday The Final Day For Madison/Wabash ‘L’ Station

Time is running out for the Madison/Wabash Loop ‘L’ stop.

03/15/2015

A high school basketball game between North Lawndale and Marshall erupted into a brawl after a punch was thrown in the postgame handshake line Wednesday night. (Credit: Instagram)

North Lawndale Players Challenge Suspension In Wake Of Basketball Brawl

It had been a physical game between two intense rivals Wednesday night, as North Lawndale beat Marshall in the 3A sectional playoff. When the two teams lined up to shake hands, they began exchanging heated words, and soon players were throwing punches.

03/13/2015

High waves damaged the Lakefront Trail near Division Avenue. on Oct. 31, 2014. (Source: Reddit)

Park District Assessing Winter Damage To Lakefront Path

A week has passed since Chicago was thrust from subzero temperatures into spring, but the Chicago Park District said Thursday that it needs another week of warm weather to complete an assessment of the damage wrought over the winter to its lakefront running and bicycling path.

03/13/2015

The annual toast to legendary broadcaster Harry Caray at his namesake restaurant. (CBS)

Annual Toast To Harry Caray Bittersweet With Passing Of ‘Mr. Cub’ And Minnie Minoso

Glasses were raised in memories of these baseball greats.

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