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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

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Local Politicians Rally In Support Of Obama’s Immigration Policy

In what may be the defining moment of his second term, President Obama signed an executive order allowing millions of illegal immigrants to temporarily stay in the United States.

11/22/2014

Reporter James Foley has been covering rebel efforts in Libya. (Global-Post)

Slain Journalist James Foley Remembered At Northwestern Service

Several hundred people gathered in a chapel on campus to remember Foley, one of the journalists beheaded by Islamic extremists in Syria.

11/20/2014

Synthetic Marijuana

NU Prohibits Pot Use For Students On Colorado Ski Trip

Northwestern University’s annual Colorado ski trip has sold out for the first time. But as WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports live, those who hope to use it as an excuse to “get high” legally are getting a warning.

11/19/2014

Parking Ticket

Cook County Agrees To Pay Chicago For Traffic Tickets

The Cook County Board agreed Wednesday to pay up and settle hundred of traffic tickets, some of which are 25 years old.

11/19/2014

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 Invites Catholics To Escape Their Comfort Zone

Archbishop Cupich made those in the congregation laugh hard several times, in which he said, “Seriously folks. I don’t do walking on water. I can barely swim.” But he had a serious message for Chicago-area Catholics: get out of your comfort zone, and be daring and bold when doing God’s work.

11/19/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cupich Knocking On The Door As Next Cardinal In Chicago

Blase Cupich becomes only the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He said his predecessors have been “wonderful people for many generations.”

11/17/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is running for mayor. (Credit: Facebook/Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago)

Mayoral Candidate Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia Criticizes Emanuel On Crime, Schools

While Mayor Emanuel “looked mayoral” and hosted a news conference on winter preparedness Saturday, one of his challengers was talking about crime, spending priorities and education in the South Shore neighborhood.

11/15/2014

A City of Chicago snow plow pushes the slush off the road. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Emanuel: City Prepared For Winter

The snow in the forecast is minimal, but Mayor Emanuel wants Chicagoans to know that the city is prepared for winter.

11/15/2014

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Metra Board Approves Fare Hikes For 2015

The increase will average nearly 11 percent, depending on type of ticket and length of ride. For some passengers, ticket prices could rise more than 20 percent.

11/14/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Next Archbishop Arrives For Installation

Blase Cupich will be installed as the successor to Cardinal Francis George on Tuesday. He most recently served as bishop of Spokane, Washington.

11/13/2014

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Two Shot Inside Harlem Irving Plaza Parking Garage

A 30-year-old man was in police custody in northwest suburban Norridge, in connection with a shooting that left two people wounded Thursday in the parking garage of the Harlem-Irving Plaza shopping mall, but police still had some loose ends to tie up.

11/13/2014

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Fifth Teen Surrenders To Police In Gurnee Sexting, Cyber-Bullying Case

A fifth teen surrendered to police Tuesday in connection with the recent sexting and cyber-bullying incident at Warren Township High School, in Gurnee.

11/11/2014

Tainted treats left in a yard in Schaumburg sickened a dog Monday. Police say the incident appears to be isolated. / Photo from Arlington Heights Animal Hospital Facebook page.

Schaumburg Police Investigating Tainted Dog Treats Left In Yard

Schaumburg police are investigating a complaint that a dog became sick after eating tainted treats found in the owner’s backyard.

11/11/2014

UP West Metra Train

Metra Fare Hike Plan Draws Little Outrage At Public Hearing

Those who expected long lines of angry riders to pound on podiums and demand that the 10.8 percent fare increase and yearly fare hikes for 10 years be dropped were wrong. It didn’t happen, at least during the hearing at Mundelein village hall, one of four that occurred Wednesday.

11/06/2014

UP West Metra Train

Metra Holds Hearing In Mundelein On Fare Hikes

Metra riders appear to be shrugging off the unprecedented series of fare hikes the commuter rail agency unveiled last month.

11/05/2014

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (left) waits in line to vote at his polling place, and Republican challenger Bob Dold (right) greets voters at a Metra station in Lake Forest on Election Day. (Credit: Bob Roberts/WBBM)

In Tossup Race, 10th District Candidates Stumping Up To The End

One of the most hotly-contested Congressional races in the country has been in the 10th District of Illinois, which encompasses most of Lake County, and part of northern Cook County.

11/04/2014

Architect Paul Janicki says no expense has been spared outfitting five suites at Stone Porch by the Lake, a bed-and-breakfast in Evanston. (Credit: Bob Roberts/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Stone Porch By The Lake

Evanston’s Stone Porch by the Lake is a luxury bed-and-breakfast experience that’s been Made in Chicago. It’s the North Shore’s only lakefront bed and breakfast south of Lake Forest.

11/03/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Retires Last Of 2400-Series Train Cars Built In 1970s

The CTA is marking another milestone in the modernization of its rapid transit fleet.

11/03/2014

Rahm Emanuel at Operation Warm's winter coat giveaway. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Operation Warm Gives Away Free Winter Coats To CHA Residents

Chicago Housing Authority residents filled the UIC Forum Saturday to get free winter coats for the children, flu shots, food and more.

11/01/2014

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