Bob Roberts

Flasher On The Loose In Harvey: Police

The male suspect appeared two evenings last week in the park next to the Holmes School, at 160th Street and Carse Avenue.



Discovery Of Unmarked Graves Halts Plan To Rebuild Oak Park Avenue

The Chicago Department of Transportation is putting an indefinite hold on plans to rebuild Oak Park Avenue on the Northwest Side because city crews have discovered bodies buried beneath the pavement.


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CTA Getting $750K From Feds To Train Bus Mechanics

The CTA initiative will be a part of the agency’s successful Second Chance Program, which trains non-violent ex-offenders, victims of abuse, and others who face barriers to employment.


Seven-year-old Andrew Kong holds his nose as he stands before the world's largest flower 14 June 2000 at the Fullerton Arboretum, CA. The Indonesian titan arum 'corpse flower' has a putrid scent to lure pollinating dung beetles and can sometimes be smelled half a mile away. It is the 12th time the 58 inch tall flower has bloomed in the United States. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Corpse Flower Inching Closer To Blooming At Chicago Botanic Garden

The beautiful, six-foot-tall rainforest flower that packs a terrible smell is inching closer to blooming at the Chicago Botanic Garden, in Glencoe. But botanists say it’s not quite ready for its moment of late night glory.


Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood Outside Aurora Clinic

The controversy over videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of body parts from aborted fetuses drew hundreds of people to a protest outside of the group’s Aurora clinic this morning.


Bulls legend Michael Jordan leaves Chicago's federal courthouse after being awarded $8.9 million. (CBS/Mai Martinez)

Federal Jury Says Michael Jordan Should Be Paid $8.9 Million For Unauthorized Ad

The jury made the decision Friday evening following a weeklong trial that focused on the value of Jordan’s name.


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College Of DuPage Trustees Move To Fire President Breuder

COD spokesman Randall Samborn said the vote begins a process in which board chair Katherine Hamilton provides Breuder with a notice of intent to terminate him for cause. Breuder has administrative due process rights, in which he has the right to hearings that can conclude in an appeal to the full board of trustees.


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Wishful Thinking? RTA Anticipates Funding Increases From Illinois State Budget

One problem with that: There is no state budget. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.


Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Congressman Foster Holding Lottery For Tickets To Pope’s Visit To Capitol Hill

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says he is deluged with requests for tickets to see Pope Francis when the pontiff addresses Congress next month.


The Madison/Wabash L Station prior to demolition work. (Credit: Bob Roberts.)

Pieces From Madison/Wabash Stationhouse To Be Sold At Auction

What’s left of an old Loop ‘L’ station is being sold off piece by piece in what some may say is an odd partnership.


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Man Convicted Of Murdering Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg

Bryant Brewer claims he shot the officer in self-defense, but brewer took the stand last week and testified that he was proud of being a cop killer.


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Man Who Left Suspicious Bag Outside Obama’s Home Claimed To Be President’s Son

A 20-year-old man whose interaction with police and Secret Service agents outside of President Obama’s Kenwood home earlier this week prompted a bomb squad response has been ordered held on $250,000 bond.


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Small Dog Killed By Larger Pet, Owner Cited: Lincolnwood Police

Lincolnwood police say the attack occurred Thursday as a 10-year-old girl, her eight-year-old brother and two friends walked the family’s dog in Rowley Park.


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Summer Vacation Almost Over For Students In Mundelein

Summer vacation is almost over for high school students in north suburban Mundelein, where the first day of classes is Aug. 11, two or more weeks before most districts.


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South Holland Police Chief Unhappy With Officer’s Conduct During Traffic Stop

On cell phone video, a South Holland police officer is heard cursing at a young driver, Rodney Wilson, trying to get him to leave his car.


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6-Year-Old Boy Killed In Gary Church Bus Crash Near Indianapolis

A six-year-old boy died and 10 other people were hurt Tuesday when a bus from a Gary church en route to a national youth convention in Dayton, Ohio., hit a tree, flipped over and caught fire.


A dog at the Animal Welfare League shelter in Chicago Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For Animals

If you are an animal lover and spend a lot of time online, you have probably seen pleas from rescue groups seeking homes for unwanted dogs and cats. The area’s biggest no-kill shelter welcomes the trend.



WATCH: Norridge Cops Save Disabled Resident From House Fire

(CBS) — This is a story about heroic events captured on a police dash camera. Police in northwest suburban Norridge have posted video on Facebook of officers rescuing a man who almost died in a smoky […]


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Texas Jail Forms Say Sandra Bland Had Previous Suicide Attempt

The sheriff at that Texas jail now says Sandra Bland told authorities as she was being booked into jail that she had previously tried to kill herself.


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Speed Bumps Being Installed On Lower Wacker To Deter Drag Racers

Days after a man crashed his car and died during a drag race on Lower Wacker Drive, changes are being made to try to make it impossible.