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NASCAR Legend Gives Keys To Free Home To War Vet

A two-tour veteran of the war in Afghistan, his wife and five-year-old son received the gift of a lifetime Thursday: a free home.

09/12/2013

A signature feature of Millennium Park, Crown Fountain, was missing its faces this week. (CBS)

Fountain Fail: Giant Face Projections Missing From Millenium Park

Software technicians worked all day Thursday and Friday to try to get everything to run the way Spanish artist Jaume Plensa intended.

09/06/2013

Leaning Tower Of Niles (CBS File Photo)

Niles Trustee Insists Leaning Tower Can Be Saved

Engineers have brought the 840-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa back from the brink. Now, a $23,000 engineering study is being done to determine what is needed to save the concrete replica in Niles.

09/05/2013

A cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid. (File Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Made In Chicago: Alliance Bakery Cronuts

The next big thing in pastry, the diet-busting cronut, has begun to appear at a handful of Chicago bakeries.

08/26/2013

Kam Gottlieb, 12, has helped buy treadmills for several animal shelters. (Credit: kinetick9s.weebly.com)

Wilmette Girl Raising Money To Buy Treadmills For Shelter Dogs

Since she was in the third grade, Kam Gottlieb has been raising money to buy treadmills for animal shelters through a group she founded and runs, Kinetic K-9s.

08/26/2013

The Red Line reconstruction project is three months in, more than halfway done. (Credit: Vince Gerasole/CBS)

Three Months In, Red Line Project Running On Schedule

Monday marks the three month mark in the CTA’s five-month effort to rebuild the Red Line South from the ground up.

08/19/2013

Soccer Goal

Crestwood Opens Soccer Club’s Field To Public

Crestwood Soccer Club board member Rob McKay said the club refuses to open its books to the village, as required under the revised parks ordinance.

08/16/2013

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Refurbish Aging Rail Cars On Orange, Brown Lines

CTA is preparing to spend $166 million to upgrade a group of ‘L’ cars that won’t be around for long after they’re rehabbed.

08/16/2013

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Offer Free Rides To Students On First Day Of Class

The CTA once again will provide free rides for the first day of classes in Chicago’s Public Schools, on Aug. 26.

08/15/2013

Metra Train

Scandal-Plagued Metra Board May Lose Another Member

Another Metra board member may be on the verge of being forced from his seat.

08/14/2013

Dozens of school marching bands, majorette squads, cheerleading teams, and other groups march in the annual Bud Billiken Parade, a longtime back-to-school tradition on the South Side. (Credit: CBS)

Bud Billiken Parade Celebrates Upcoming Start To School Year

Thousands of people lined King Drive from 35th Street to Washington Park for the annual Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday.

08/10/2013

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First Meeting Held On Proposed Improvements To Lake Shore Drive

The City and State Departments of Transportation Tuesday night hosted the first of a series of meetings on proposed improvements to North Lake Shore Drive.

08/06/2013

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Fleet Of ‘L’ Cars Now 100 Percent Accessible

For the first time, the CTA’s fleet of ‘L’ cars is 100 percent accessible. But total accessibility is still a way off for Chicago’s rapid transit system.

08/06/2013

Lincoln Park Zoo

Zoo Helping Animals Keep Cool During Heat Wave

At the Lincoln Park Zoo, both the animals and those who came to visit them coped with the heat wave.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

Mosquito file image (Getty Images)

City Sprays For Mosquitos On South, Northwest Sides

Now that mosquitoes in portions of the northwest and southwest sides have tested positive for the West Nile virus spraying will take place overnight.

07/17/2013

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

After Big Sales Drop, Metra Might Resume 10-Ride Discount

Metra Chairman Brad O’Halloran said that he would ask the Metra board at its next meeting, in August, to roll back the price of the ticket to pre-February levels, when the 10-ride ticket was sold for the price of nine rides.

07/11/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Brown Line Kimball Station To Be Shut Down For 9 Days

Another nine-day closure is just ahead on the Brown Line, but this time it’s at the outer end of the line.

07/07/2013

Protesters gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's house on July 4, 2013, speaking out against school closings and city budget cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Take Grievances To Mayor’s House

A group of about 100 protesters was using this Independence Day holiday to vent their frustrations about the direction of the city, outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house in Ravenswood.

WBBM Newsradio–07/04/2013

At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

O’Hare, Airline Employees To Get Free Rides On Blue Line For Now

As many as 3,000 airline employees and other workers at O’Hare International Airport will be able to board the CTA Blue Line free at the airport through July 12, as the transit agency scrambles to provide them with special fare cards.

07/04/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Urges House Republicans To Pass Immigration Reform Bill

Mayor Rahm Emanuel this Independence Day is challenging House Republicans to take up the immigration issue and pass a federal law that sets a clear path to citizenship.

WBBM Newsradio–07/04/2013

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