Catherine Catalane

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

New State Law Allows Cameras In Nursing Home Rooms

Starting next year, a new state law could mean kinder, gentler experiences for nursing home residents.


Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

JRW Players Still Waiting To Receive Championship Rings

Members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team are still waiting for a special gift.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2015

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Chicago Man Planning 1,100 Mile Bike Ride To Promote Fitness For Kids

27-year-old Tom Schneider runs T.R.U.E. Fit clinics all over Chicago, mostly on the West Side and one location in the North Shore at New Trier High School.


Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Survivors Network At Northwestern Memorial Hospital Helping Patients Deal With Life After Cancer

June is National Cancer Survivor’s Month in the U.S. A Chicago hospital offers help for patients to keep on going.


Lake Michigan sunrise along North Avenue beach. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

U.S., Canada Re-Sign Pact To Protect Great Lakes

The United States is combining forces with our neighbors to the north to keep the Great Lakes safe and pure.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Job Prospects Looking Up For Illinois Military Veterans

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (CBS) — Job prospects are beginning to look more promising for the state’s military veterans. As WBBM Newsradio’s Catherine Catalane reports, for returning veterans in Illinois, the unemployment rate is better than other […]

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

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Parents Found Guilty Of Hosting Post-Prom Drinking Party

A couple from west suburban Naperville have been placed on supervision and fined $1,000 for hosting an after-prom party, in which they allowed alcoholic beverages to be consumed by students of Naperville North High School.


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Government-Sponsored Program Set To Help Struggling Homeowners

Chicago has one of the highest delinquent mortgage rates in the country, and a government-sponsored program is being held in Rosemont Monday for struggling homeowners.

WBBM Newsradio–04/23/2012

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Palatine Woman Dead After Falling From Horse

A Palatine woman died this week after falling off a horse.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

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Woman’s Body Found On Lake Michigan Beach In Indiana

The body of a woman was discovered Friday morning about a mile east of the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion, Porter County (Ind.) Coroner Chuck Harris said.


People test a Kindle 2 after a press conference unveiling latest version of Amazon's popular electronic reader, the Kindle, in New York on Feb. 9, 2009. (Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Public Libary Now Has Kindle Books

Smile Kindle users. You can now check out electronic books from the Chicago Public Library.


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Car Burglary Spree Ends With Arrests

A 25-year-old Gurnee man and three juveniles were arrested for a “car hopping” spree that allegedly ran through a half dozen area communities.


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Judge Bars Tax Preparer From Doing Others’ Returns

A judge has barred a suburban Chicago tax preparer convicted last year of falsifying tax returns from ever again filing anyone else’s federal returns.


U.S. Army Spc. Andrew P. Wade

Funeral Held For Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

An Illinois soldier who died in Afghanistan has been buried in his hometown of Antioch.


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Chicago Company Expands Recall Of Beef Patties

A Chicago company has expanded a recall to include an additional 580 pounds of beef patties because of possible E. coli contamination.


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Ground Beef Recalled Due To E. Coli Contamination

A Chicago food company has recalled more than 200 pounds of ground beef patties that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

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Man Pretends To Be Cop, Robs Store

A West Side man is facing felony charges for pretending to be a police officer and robbing a store.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2010

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Man Steals Ambulance With Relative, Medics Inside

A West Side man was ordered held on $50,000 bond Sunday after being charged with stealing an ambulance with his friend and two paramedics inside Saturday morning in the Garfield Park community.