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Railroad Crossing

Historic Union Pacific Train Helping Warn Of Rail Dangers

A distinctive train from the past will be running for a second consecutive day in the Chicago area Wednesday, in a drive to make motorists and pedestrians more aware around railroad tracks and crossings.

06/11/2014

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City Hall Calls For ‘Summer Of Faith And Action’ Instead Of Violence

One hundred people huddled Friday around Bishop Larry Trotter at the corner of 79th and Yates – said to be one of the bloodiest corners in the city.

05/23/2014

Igor Karlukov (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Lake County Inmate On Suicide Watch Hangs Himself

Igor Karlukov fashioned his noose from a mesh laundry bag and earphone buds.

04/18/2014

A fan shows his support for the Cubs. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ricketts Family May Sell Cubs Shares To Investors

The family would not give up any of its 95 percent control of the team, a spokesman said.

04/03/2014

Wrigley Field.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CTA Backtracks On Plan To Close Wrigleyville ‘L’ Stop On Cubs’ Opening Day

A customer alert that was posted Thursday afternoon on the CTA website said Red Line trains would bypass Addison northbound between 10:50 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Friday, despite the 1:20 p.m. Opening Day start.

04/03/2014

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Fundraiser For Cancer Patient Draws Crowds In Grayslake

Thirteen-year-old cancer patient Joey Cambio expected to see some friends and fellow Boy Scouts at the fundraiser, at the Culver’s Restaurant on Route 83 in Grayslake.

03/20/2014

A man talks on his cell phone while driving.(Photo credit: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

New ‘Hands Free’ Cell Phone Law Not Sinking In With Some Drivers

Some motorists believe it’s all right to hold the phone while on speaker, to check their cell phone’s GPS or to dial, and then put the phone down. It’s not.

03/14/2014

At least 40 icicles hang from the roof of Jerome Ashishtoam's house in Glenview, including a massive icicle that blocks the front door. (Viewer photo)

Couple Likes Icicles So Much, They Let Massive One Block Their Front Door

Icicles decorate the front of many a home in Chicago and the suburbs, thanks to the weather we’ve been having, but few are like those on the front of a home in north suburban Glenview.

02/12/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Bolingbrook Student, 14, Pulls BB Gun On Teacher Over Grade: Police

After making the threat, the student retreated to a washroom, where police found him.

01/30/2014

Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

2 Catholic Schools Say They’ve Hit Fundraising Goals To Stay Open

Two of the six schools slated to be closed in June by the Chicago Archdiocese have been given a new lease on life.

01/24/2014

(File Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Musician Suing CTA Over Damaged Viola

A judge has set a Feb. 18 trial date in a dispute between a musician and the CTA over a damaged viola.

01/24/2014

The Harley-Clarke Mansion, near Lighthouse Landing Park in Evanston. (Credit: Facebook)

New Plan Would Turn Historic Mansion Into Offices, Education Center

Roughly 100 Evanston residents Wednesday night applauded a proposal to lease a historic mansion on Evanston’s lakefront to the state’s coastal management program for its offices and an education center.

01/16/2014

UP West Metra Train

Lack Of Spare Train Cars Means Crowded Rides On Metra

This will be another crowded day on many rush-hour Metra trains, and it appears that riders will have to endure shorter, and in many cases more crowded, trains at least through Friday.

01/15/2014

The Salvation Army

Salvation Army Provides A Helping Hand To Families In Need

WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts spoke with one such mother, Antoinette Currin, a mother of eight who had no place else to turn.

12/13/2013

ComEd Power Yard

ComEd Crews To Help Little Rock In Face Of Ice Storm

ComEd Friday dispatched 50 linemen and support personnel, and several dozen trucks, 650 miles south of Chicago to help the local utility cope with an ice storm that is expected to coat the Little Rock, Ark., area with as much as an inch of ice.

12/06/2013

Will County Courthouse (Credit: Village Of Frankfort Website)

Will County Workers Back On The Job After Approving Contract

The new contract includes cost-of-living salary increases of 4-1/2 percent over the next three years. A new salary schedule will move many employees up two steps on the pay scale in June 2015, resulting in an additional raise.

12/06/2013

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Local Mandela Biographer: A Triumphant End To Triumphant Life

Douglas Foster said that Mandela died what many would consider to be an ideal death: with his family at his side, and only after years of preparing the people and politicians of South Africa for his passing.

12/05/2013

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Family Of Woman Who Died In Childbirth Awarded $15.5 Million

The pregnancy was the second for 33-year-old Karen Lopez, a teacher at Morton East High School, and she was deemed high-risk.

11/22/2013

Ventra reader (CBS)

CTA Union: Ventra System Allowing Commuters To Ride For Free

A union official on Thursday showed reporters a photograph of a Ventra card that worked –- despite having a negative balance of $272.50.

11/21/2013

Police Headquarters

Suspect Tries To Abduct Woman In Brighton Park: Police

The 23-year-old victim was walking alone on the 2500 block of West 42nd Street when the attacker stopped his pickup truck and tried to drag her into it. When she broke free, he jumped back into the truck and sped off, she told police.

11/07/2013

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