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William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Orders Tribune To Turn Over Notes On Cellini Juror

A federal judge has ordered the Chicago Tribune to turn over notes and recordings in a fight over a juror who didn’t disclose her criminal record in the trial of convicted Illinois powerbroker William Cellini.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Empty Classroom

Report: Campus Sex Crimes Rarely Prosecuted As Felonies

A new report is shedding light on the prosecution of sex crimes on Chicago area college campuses.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

Matt Forte runs past Antwan Barnes of the San Diego Chargers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Can Forte Carry Bears With Cutler Out?

Matt Forte is a very good NFL running back. He has multiple strengths, minimal weaknesses, practices hard and stays healthy. And it’s great to see the Bears again not need him to do much, in another convincing win.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Tribune Tower (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Report: Tribune May Introduce New Books Section

If you’ve been missing the old Chicago Tribune Books section since its demise for the newspaper’s 2008 redesign, you may be in luck.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Wrigley Field

Emanuel Says He’ll Talk With Cubs About Wrigley Renovations

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will “sit down” with the owners of the Cubs about their efforts to get funding from the city for renovations at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel Defends Secrecy Of World Business Chicago Group

Mayor Rahm Emanuel — who prides himself on open government — is defending the secrecy that surrounds the work of his business group World Business Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

Lake Shore Drive Waves

New Streetlights Failing, Costing Money On Lake Shore Drive

The city is running into some problems with new halogen street light fixtures it is installing to improve lighting and save money.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Analysis: Absent Employees Making For Long Delays On CTA

Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool says the agency is doing what it can to end the rampant employee absenteeism that can lead to long waits for passengers.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Lance Briggs

Report: Briggs Wants Out

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs wants to be traded, and has filed a formal request to make that happen, according to a published report Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011


Report: Multiple First-Graders Handcuffed, Told They Were Going To Prison

Multiple students were handcuffed at a Far South Side elementary school and were told they were going to prison, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Many of the wooden planks at the Francisco station on the CTA's Brown Line are already rotting, two years after an overhaul that was supposed to last decades. (Credit: CBS)

Wood Already Rotting At New CTA Brown Line Platforms

Just a few years ago, the Chicago Transit Authority closed down numerous stations in succession for renovations. Now it turns out they might have to repair some of the newly-remodeled stations already.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Tribune Tower (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Tribune RedEye To Drop Saturday Edition

Effective at the beginning of next month, the Chicago Tribune will drop the Saturday edition of its free RedEye publication.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Judge To Hold Hearing On Reporters’ Notes In Ridulph Case

A DeKalb County judge will hold a hearing next month to determine whether two reporters should give prosecutors their notes on jailhouse interviews with a man charged in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old girl.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Sink Water Generic

Report: Lead Levels In Water May Be Higher Than Tests Indicate

The city says the lead levels in Chicago drinking water meet federal standards – but a new report says that might not be good enough.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Food On Counter

Food Vendor Temporarily Banned From Festivals After Probe

A Logan Square-based food vendor is being probed by the city Health Department, after the Chicago Tribune reported watching the vendor’s workers preparing food under dubious sanitary conditions.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Tribune Tower (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Job Cuts Coming To Tribune Company

Job cuts are coming to the Tribune Company as a result of a major reorganization.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels (AP Photo)

Reports: Ex-Tribune CEO To Buy Q101, The Loop

Former Chicago Tribune chief executive officer Randy Michaels is reportedly set to buy two high-profile local FM radio stations, on the heels of a new book that exposes some raunchy tales about Michaels’ conduct in Tribune Tower.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Pace Bus

State Inspector General To Assume Oversight Of Transit Agencies

The executive inspector general of the State of Illinois is about to gain oversight power over Chicago area transit agencies.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

Chicago Cubs

Report: Cubs In Financial Trouble

The Cubs were once one of the most reliable moneymakers in baseball, but they have now found themselves in Major League Baseball’s financial doghouse.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital

Report: Poor Supervision Led To Assaults At Psych. Hospital

A new report says inadequate staffing and lax supervision led to alleged sexual attacks at a psychiatric facility on the north lakefront.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2011