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State Rep. Calls For Liability Insurance Requirement For Gun Owners

The church slaughter committed by a young man with a gun in Charleston is the reason behind a plan for a new type of gun legislation here in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/20/2015

Benjamin Nathaniel Smith (left) killed two people and wounded at least two others in a 1999 shooting spree in Illinois and Indiana. Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong (right) was among those killed. (Credit: Champaign County Sheriff/Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Charleston Massacre Conjures Memories Of Neo-Nazi’s Shooting Spree In Illinois, Indiana

It has been nearly 16 years since the two-state shooting spree by a neo-Nazi that left former Northwestern University men’s basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong dead. In fact, this is the weekend of the Race Against Hate in Byrdsong’s memory.

06/19/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich. (Credit: CBS)

Cupich: Protecting Environment Is Everyone’s Duty

The archbishop urged Chicagoans to recycle and avoid the use of plastics and to refrain from wasting food.

06/18/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich with Lou Malnati's owner Marc Malnati samples pizza he will send down to Florida. (Credit: CBS)

Even Though Hawks Won, Archbishop Cupich Still Sending Deep Dish Pizzas To Florida

Archbishop Blase Cupich is doing so in his Stanley Cup bet with Tampa’s Catholic Archbishop.

06/17/2015

UP West Metra Train

Metra To Test Policy Allowing Pets On Trains

As things stand now, Metra riders are not allowed to take pets on board, but on Wednesday the commuter rail agency’s board will discuss whether to test allowing pets on one of its lines.

06/17/2015

Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup T-shirt. (Credit: IceJersey.com)

T-Shirt Business Printing Around-The-Clock To Meet Demand For Stanley Cup Champion Shirts

T-shirts celebrating the Blackhawks’ third Stanley Cup in six years are selling as fast as store shelves can be stocked.

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Director Spike Lee at the Chiraq block party. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather Outside St. Sabina For ‘Chiraq’ Block Party

Hundreds of people are at St. Sabina’s Block Party on the 7800 block of South Throop for a good time and the chance to get a photo taken with filmmaker Spike Lee, who’s underwriting the festivities.

06/13/2015

Chicago police officers Jerome Finnegan (left) and Timothy McDermott (right) . (Source: Court photo.)

Family Of Man Forced To Pose With Cops In “Hunting” Photo Say More Cops Should Be Punished

Michael Smith says seeing his then-19-year-old son Michael Spann-Smith paraded as a hunting trophy is an outrage.

06/13/2015

The ten story Blackhawks banner on a parking garage at 401 N. State. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

View: Ten Story Blackhawks Banner On Side Of Downtown Parking Garage

A massive Blackhawks banner is stopping traffic and attracting attention north of the Loop, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/10/2015

A group picture at the American Redhead Days Festival in Highwood. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Festival In Highwood Celebrating Redheads

Whether you’re redhead by birth or from a box, there’s a festival celebrating all things and people ginger this weekend in Highwood.

06/06/2015

Chicago Botanical Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden Hosts Food Sustainability Discussion For World Environment Day

“The Food Scorecard, Local and Global” was the theme for World Environment Day at Chicago Botanic Garden, in Glencoe.

06/06/2015

A CTA bus came to a stop on the sidewalk after running a red light at Michigan Avenue and Lake Street, and striking two pedestrians and several cars. One woman died, and eight people were injured in the crash. (Credit: CBS)

CTA: Bus Driver In Fatal Accident On The Job Less Than A Year

The investigation continues into Tuesday’s CTA bus crash on Michigan Avenue downtown.

06/03/2015

Photo Of CTA Purple Line South Blvd. Station. (CTA Photo)

New CTA Purple Line Express Gets A Test Run

For six weeks, CTA will test a mid-evening Purple Line Express train.

06/01/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

SNAP Speaks Out On Dennis Hastert Case

Priest sex abuse activists are speaking out on the Hastert case, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/30/2015

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Family Of Murdered Father Passes Out Flyers Hoping For Information On Killer

Friends and family members of a murdered Bronzeville man handed out more than 1,200 flyers Saturday in the neighborhood in which he was murdered.

05/30/2015

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

West Nile Virus Detected In Illinois

The virus was found in Southern Illinois, but it’s only a matter of time before it shows up in the Chicago area, health officials say.

05/29/2015

Chicago police respond to the scene of two people found dead on the Southwest Side. (CBS/Brad Edwards)

Mother And Autistic Son Found Dead After Fire, Apparent Home Invasion

Firefighters found 48-year-old Maria Concepcion Herrera and her 22-year-old son Carlos Herrera dead in their home in the 3600 block of West 55th Place around 2:50 p.m., after someone reported a couch on fire at the home.

05/29/2015

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Police Searching For Mask-Wearing Man Who Tried To Abduct Girl On West Side

Police seek a man who allegedly tried to abduct a girl early Wednesday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/27/2015

ComEd Power Yard

With ComEd Rates Low, CUB Says To Think Carefully Before Going With Alternative Supplier

ComEd rates are about to drop again, and the Citizens Utility Board is warning you to think twice and do your homework before going with an alternative supplier.

05/27/2015

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Off-Duty Evanston Police Officer Saves Person Attempting Suicide

An off-duty Evanston police officer found himself in the right place at the right time to save a life, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/26/2015

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