Bob Roberts

Orland Park Mosque

Michigan Man To Visit Mosques In 50 States

Jameel Syed says his goal is to show everyone that Muslim Americans are like everyone else in the U.S.

04/03/2015

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

Cupich: True Followers Of Christ Have Compassion For The Undocumented

Chicago’s new Catholic archbishop focused on the city’s undocumented workers as he marched in a solemn Good Friday procession through the Pilsen neighborhood.

04/03/2015

Robert A. Bonzani  (Will County State's Attorney)

Mokena Doctor Desecrated Grave Of Divorce Attorney’s Daughter: Prosecutors

Robert A. Bonzani allegedly began stalking the attorney who was representing his wife in divorce proceedings. Then he spray-painted and damaged the tombstone of the attorney’s daughter, prosecutors claim.

04/02/2015

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Suburbs Enlist Experts To Look Into Reducing O’Hare Noise

A kinder, gentler Suburban O’Hare Commission Wednesday unveiled the team of experts it has hired to find ways to reduce airport jet noise — a group that makes it clear they want to work with the city, not against it.

04/02/2015

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OSHA Demands Changes To Workplace Conditions At Lincoln Park Postal Facility

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing fines and demanding changes at the Postal Service’s Lincoln Park office.

04/01/2015

The state of Indiana's website, In.gov.  (Credit: In.gov)

Indiana Government Website Targeted By Cyber Attacks

The controversy over Indiana’s so-called religious freedom law was not the only problem the Hoosier state faced Tuesday. It also fended off an apparent attack on its official website.

03/31/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Garcia: Emanuel’s Approach To City Finances ‘Irresponsible’

On the campaign trail Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia called Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s approach to the city’s finances “irresponsible.”

03/28/2015

James R. Thompson Center

Possibly For Sale: State Office Building, Real Fixer-Upper

The administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms it is seeking an appraisal of the James R. Thompson Center as the state continues to wrestle with chronic budget problems.

03/27/2015

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Prior To Blue Line Crash, Operator Worked Long Hours, Nursed Cold, Went To Flag-Football Practice

One year after a runaway Blue Line train crashed and jumped an escalator at an O’Hare Airport terminal, federal officials have opened the files on the case.

03/26/2015

Edward Hartgraves (Credit: Huntley Police)

Man Charged With Beating Wife To Death

Charges have been upgraded to murder against a 64-year-old man whose wife died three days after a beating in their home in northwest suburban Huntley.

03/26/2015

The earthquake was centered about one mile away from Lake in the Hills. (Credit: U.S. Geological Survey.)

2.9 Earthquake Reported West Of Lake In The Hills

An 2.9 magnitude earthquake shook the northwest suburbs Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

03/25/2015

(Credit: Alderman Moreno)

Alderman Moreno Finds Safe Home For Chickens Dropped Off At His Office

First Ward Alderman Joe Moreno took to Twitter Wednesday after someone dropped some loose chickens off at his office.

03/25/2015

(Credit: CBS)

Man Shot In Neck Just Off Kennedy Expressway

A man drove onto a Kennedy Expressway entrance ramp after he was shot in the neck in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side Tuesday evening, police said.

03/24/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Early Voting Off To Strong Start For Mayoral Runoff Election

For the second consecutive day Tuesday, Chicago election board officials said the early voting turnout was a record.

03/24/2015

(Credit: CBS)

Overall, Most Mass Transit Users Satisfied With Service

There’s some restlessness, but overall, Chicago-area mass transit users remain satisfied with service overall, despite delays, breakdowns, crowding and fare hikes, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

03/21/2015

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rail Advocates: Gov. Rauner’s Proposed Mass Transit Cuts Will Hurt Economic Development

Rail advocates in Chicago for a regional meeting say Governor Bruce Rauner is shooting himself in the foot by slashing funding for mass transit and regional Amtrak service. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.

03/21/2015

(Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

Smart Phone App To Be Tested As Universal Fare Card For CTA, Metra And Pace

If it works as anticipated, the app will mark the realization of a 40-year search for a fare card good anywhere on Chicago area mass transit.

03/20/2015

Juan Rivera talks with reporters Friday as a settlement was announced for his wrongful convictions. (CBS/Bob Roberts)

Former Inmate Settles Wrongful Conviction In Waukegan Murder Case For $20M

Juan Rivera was tried three times for the 1992 rape and murder of Holley Staker.

03/20/2015

(Credit: CBS)

RTA Chief Warns Of Higher Fares, Reduced Service Under Rauner Budget

The region’s top transit official warned Thursday that CTA, Metra, and Pace fare hikes and service cuts would be “difficult to avoid” if the legislature enacts budget cuts proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget.

03/19/2015

Felicidad Lage surrounded by great granddaughter Natalia Guerra, grandson Gustavo Guerra and daughter Alba Guerra at the Chicago Board of Elections. (Credit: Jim Allen.)

On 102nd Birthday, Chicago Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen, Registers To Vote

This Wednesday was a big birthday for a 102-year-old woman from the Northwest Side Belmont Gardens neighborhood.

03/18/2015

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