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Four-year-old Livia Jensen called 911 when her mother collapsed from intense pain from her Lupus on Sept. 23, 2012. Livia calmly told a 911 dispatcher that her mom couldn't move or talk, but was still breathing. (Credit: CBS)

4-Year-Old Aurora Girl Calls 911 When Mom Collapses

A 4-year-old girl in Aurora is being praised as a hero for calling 911 to help her mother.

WBBM Newsradio–09/26/2012

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

Alternate Sites For Kids Still Open As Teachers’ Strike Continues

As the Chicago teachers’ strike entered its sixth school day, the hundreds of school buildings, libraries, non-profits and other sites providing alternate activities for students were open again to provide children a safe haven while school is out.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2012


11 United Airlines Employees Win Cars For Perfect Attendance

They were never on the Oprah Winfrey Show, but 11 United Airlines employees are getting new cars.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012


Illinois Tollway To Go After Scofflaws

If you haven’t paid your tolls in Illinois, expect to hear from the Tollway soon.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2012

Hurricane Isaac

Isaac Cleanup Provides Jobs For Chicago Residents

Recovery efforts for Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast have created some job opportunities for residents of Chicagoland.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Caravan For Peace

Activists Come To Chicago To Protest War On Drugs

Activists are in Chicago Tuesday to voice their opposition to the War on Drugs.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

School Protest

CPS Working on Contingency Plan As Teachers Inch Closer To Strike

What happens if your kids show up at school, and the teachers don’t? As the Chicago Teachers Union moved a step closer to a strike, the Chicago Board of Education was discussing what do do if teachers actually walk off the job.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Sauk Village

Sauk Village Water Supply No Longer Contaminated

Residents of Sauk Village can stop drinking bottled water, after the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the chemical vinyl chloride is no longer being detected in the village’s drinking water supply.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Quinn Rejects Union Pension Plan, Cross Urges More Special Sessions If No Deal Friday

As he prepared for the special legislative session he called for this Friday in Springfield, Gov. Pat Quinn was shooting down a pension reform proposal being pitched by the state’s labor unions.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

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Valor Games Midwest Kick Off At Soldier Field

Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are over, the games have begun for wounded veterans from around the Midwest, in competitions at Soldier Field and U.S Cellular Field.


Fire Graphic

Man Charged With Setting Wrong House On Fire After Quarrel

An Elmhurst man is in jail for allegedly setting a house on fire – and it wasn’t even the right house.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Ald. Thompson Hospitalized After Collapsing At Music Festival

Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th) remained hospitalized Monday after collapsing the day before.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

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Thieves Striking Foreclosed Homes In Aurora

Thieves in Aurora have found a new target — robbing empty, foreclosed homes, causing thousands of dollars in damage and theft.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Property Tax Payment

Time Running Out For Paying 2010 Property Taxes

Property owners who still haven’t paid their 2010 taxes are receiving one last chance to make good on their bills.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2012

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2 Girls With Spina Bifida Get Gift Of Trip To Disney World

A pair of 5-year old best friends who both suffer from spina bifida are seeing their dreams come true, and will be heading to Disney World, thanks to a foundation that helps children with chronic illness or physical disabilities.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Sauk Village

Sauk Village Stuck With Bottled Water Due To Contamination

Everyone wants to stay hydrated with the temperature expected to approach 100 degrees Tuesday, but in Sauk Village, they’re stuck with bottled water.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

3 Men Claim Northwestern Malfunction Destroyed Their Frozen Sperm

Lawyers for three Chicago-area men were demanding answers Monday from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after their frozen sperm was apparently ruined by a malfunctioning storage system, virtually ending their chances of having children of their own.


Breast Cancer Ribbon

Y-Me Abruptly Closes, Files For Bankruptcy

A local organization helping Chicago-area women cope with breast cancer abruptly shuts its doors — and is filing for bankruptcy.



Deadline Comes Monday For Reserved Seats At Taste Of Chicago Concerts

The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

‘NATO 3’ Plead Not Guilty To Firebombing Plot

Three anti-NATO protesters have pleaded not guilty to charges they were planning to use Molotov cocktails to attack Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home, President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, and several police stations.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012