Dave Berner

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Space Enthusiasts Watch Historic Orion Launch At Adler Planetarium

Wind and technical problems held up the first attempt to launch NASA’s first deep space exploration vehicle on Thursday, but not Friday morning, as the unmanned Orion spacecraft rocketed into orbit 3,600 miles above the Earth.

12/05/2014

Typhoon Nuri To Bring Frigid Weather To Chicago Next Week

Remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri were moving off the Japanese coast, and expected to reach Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands over the weekend. Next week, the storm will bring bitter cold weather to the Chicago area.

11/07/2014

The cables for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk above the Chicago River have been installed between the Leo Burnett Building and Marina City. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Install Wallenda’s Tightrope For Walk Above Chicago River

Crews were working overnight to install the first high-wire cable that tightrope walker Nik Wallenda will walk across on Sunday, 50 stories above the Chicago River.

10/31/2014

Intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenue (credit: localities.tv/images/activities)

Most Dangerous Intersections In Chicago

They are some of the most dangerous spots in Chicago.

10/15/2014

Chicago Fire Department

Memorial Walls Honors City’s Fallen Black Firefighters

The Chicago Fire Department has dedicated a new memorial wall, honoring the city’s first all-black firehouse.

10/10/2014

(Credit: AP)

Snow Flurries Could Fall In Far Northern Suburbs

Don’t kill the messenger. Winter is more than two months away, but some parts of northern Illinois could get their first taste of snow Friday night.

10/03/2014

An airport shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median on the I-190 entrance road to O'Hare International Airport on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Shuttle Bus Crashes On I-190 Entrance At O’Hare

Officials have reopened all but one lane of the Interstate 190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport, after it was closed when a privately owned shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median. Fourteen people were taken to hospitals.

08/29/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

New Midway Flight Path Prompts Deluge Of Noise Complaints

The new flight path – used by 29 percent of Midway’s incoming flights – has prompted some 600 complaints from April through June, more than three times as many as the first three months of the year.

07/25/2014

Crews work to remove the wreckage of an SUV from Interstate 65, after it was crushed between two semi-tractor trailer trucks, and caught fire. Two people died in the crash. (Credit: CapturedNews video)

Seven Killed When SUV Crushed Between Two Semis On I-65

An SUV caught fire after it was pinned between two semi-tractor trailer trucks.

08/16/2013

Susan G. Komen Walk

Chicago’s Last Komen Cancer Walk Steps Off In Northbrook

Hundreds of people were gathering Friday for the start of the final Susan G. Komen 3-Day breast cancer walk in the Chicago area.

08/09/2013

Cop On Rooftop

Cops Stake Out Dunkin’ Donuts Rooftops For Charity

All over the Chicago area today, police officers are spending some time on top of Dunkin’ Donuts shops. It’s part of an annual push to get you to donate to Special Olympics.

05/31/2013

Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Principal Nate Pietrini camped out on the roof of the school after students met reading goals set by their teachers. He read to students during a webcast from the roof. (Photo courtesy Nate Pietrini)

Principal Camps Out On Roof After Students Meet Reading Goals

Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Principal Nate Pietrini asked all teachers at Hawthorne to set a reading goal for their class in an effort to increase the amount of time kids spent reading.

05/24/2013

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Officials Remind Residents To Get Proper Permits For Flood Cleanup Work

Work to repair flood damaged homes in some Chicago suburbs was just beginning on Friday, more than a week after the floods, as water levels were just beginning to fall for some communities.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2013

Artist's rendering of the Great Chicago Fire Festival, planned for October 2014 along the Chicago River.

Chicago Fire Festival To Light Up The Chicago River Next Year

The “Great Chicago Fire Festival” will launch in October 2014, and feature acrobatic performances, live music, and a river parade of art, dance, and fire.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

Punxsutawney Phil climbs on the shoulder of groundhog co-handler John Griffiths after Phil predicted an early spring when didn't see his shadow on Groundhog Day 2013. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Still Waiting For Spring, Maybe We Should Sue The Groundhog

It’s March 22, the third day of spring, but you’d never guess it by going outside or checking the forecast. So who do we blame for the lack of spring weather? Maybe we can follow the lead of an Ohio prosecutor, and take the groundhog to court.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2013

Sandeep Berry talks to reporters at O'Hare International Airport, after returning home from a Carnival Cruise Line ship that ended up adrift for five days when its engines failed. (Credit: CBS)

Evanston Woman Returns Home After Carnival Cruise ‘Nightmare’

An Evanston woman who was on board the crippled Carnival Cruise Line ship that was stuck adrift for five days was back at home on Friday, hours after the ship finally arrived back in port in Alabama.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2013

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Suburban Hospice Patient Gets Spa Treatment

A 39-year old suburban Chicago woman whose deteriorating health forced her into a nursing home two years ago is receiving a full service spa treatment today, thanks to the kindness of others.

02/08/2013

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

Teachers In West Chicago, Grayslake Nearing Strike

Two local school districts are facing possible teachers’ strikes, and one could come as soon as Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

CDC Says Flu Season Has Reached Epidemic

The flu season is far from over, and as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared this season an epidemic, physicians were urging people to take precautions against the flu virus.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

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