Victory Auto Wreckers

Voting Snag Means Everyone Wins Victory Auto Wreckers’ Commercial Contest

The ad featuring the line “that old car is worth money” has been running since 1985, but soon will be replaced by eight new commercials submitted to Victory Auto Wreckers’ competition on YouTube.


(Credit: YouTube)

Victory Auto Wreckers Looking For New TV Commercial

The iconic Victory Auto Wreckers television commercial turns 30 this spring, and the company is looking to have a little fun by holding a contest for aspiring directors to film a new ad.


Luna, a orphan sea otter pup, was brought to the Shedd Aquarium after she was rescued in California in September. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Meet Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Star, Luna The Sea Otter

More than 10,000 votes were cast in the contest to name the rescued orphan sea otter who had been known as Pup 681.


Tess Boghossian of Palatine during her recent trip to the White House. (Boghossian Family)

Palatine Girl, 12, Rewarded For Healthy Recipe: Lunch With First Lady

It was a day Tess Boghossian of Palatine will never forget. She was one of 54 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Contest, chosen for her healthier version of Lincoln’s Inaugural Soup. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.



Chicagoland Teens Given The Chance To Perform With Rock Band Foreigner

Though most of their hits were released in the late 1970s and 1980s, Foreigner still maintains a huge following today. Yes, even among teens, who are being given the chance to perform with Foreigner when they come to Chicago’s FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Friday, June 6th, 2014.


Rev. Thomas R. Gaulke found this 27-inch long, 4-inch deep pothole at 32nd Place and Aberdeen. (Credit: Bridgeport Citizens Group/Facebook)

Bridgeport Residents Compete To Find Biggest Pothole

The competition was an effort to help the Chicago Department of Transportation find and repair potholes in Bridgeport.


Mama Jess organic pasta sauces. (Credit: Jessica Grelle)

Barrington Pasta Sauce Company In Running For Free Super Bowl Ad

A startup in north suburban Barrington has a shot at the big time, after making it as one of 20 finalists who will vie for a free Super Bowl ad.

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2013

Hospital Bed

Mercy Hospital Offering Weight Loss Surgery Contest

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center has launched a contest with an unusual prize: free lap-band weight loss surgery.


A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Quinn Launches Cyber Security Contest

Gov. Pat Quinn is launching a statewide competition to identify and train Illinois residents for jobs in cyber security.


Rihanna addresses students at Barrington High School Friday and thanks them for their charity fundraising work. (Highschoolcube)

Better Late Than Never, Rihanna Meets With Barrington Students

The pop superstar came to the northwest suburbs to thank students for their efforts to raise money for charity.


UP West Metra Train

Metra Launching Ticket Giveaway, Ad Campaign

Starting this coming Monday, Metra will be giving away free tickets to try to get more people to try the commuter rail line.


Rihanna will visit Barrington High School after students won a video contest.

Rihanna To Visit Barrington High School

Several students at Barrington High School put together an impressive video for a contest by singer Rihanna, and named it after one of her hits, “Shine Bright Like A Diamond.”


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State Sponsoring Contest For Illinois Filmmakers

Budding Illinois filmmakers have a chance to gain a wide audience and win money through a state-sponsored film contest.

WBBM Newsradio–07/30/2012

Herbert Pulgar

Teen At Center Of Sticker Controversy Now In Congressional Art Contest

WASHINGTON (CBS) — The 15-year-old Chicago boy whose art was selected to be on city vehicle stickers – until allegations surfaced that it contained gang symbols – is now competing in the Congressional Art Competition, […]

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Dog Park

Orland Park, Oak Forest Compete For $100K For Dog Park

A $100,000 prize has pitted two south suburbs against each other over a new dog park.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

University Of Illinois Logo

Fighting Illini Mascot Contest

A student organization at the University of Illinois is holding a contest to find a new mascot to replace Chief Illiniwek.


Discover chairman and chief executive officer David Nelms (left) with sweepstakes winner Bill Kirkpatrick of Northbrook, his 14-year-old son Ricky, his wife Iris. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio/CBS)

Northbrook Man Wins $1 Million In Discover Card Contest

Imagine getting off your morning train to work, only to find out you’ve suddenly become a millionaire.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Dog Park

City To Offer Contest, Prizes To Get Residents To Register Dogs

Chicago is holding a “Dogs of Distinction” contest before cracking down on owners of unlicensed dogs as it tries to boost the city’s dog licensing level above the current 5 percent rate.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Field Museum

Field Museum Nominated For Best Bathroom

The Field Museum is making headlines again, and this time it’s not the world-class exhibitions or extensive research drawing attention.


Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

City Begins Search For Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

The city is already hunting down the official Christmas tree that will grace Daley Plaza, beginning around Thanksgiving.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011