Dave Berner

Officials In Kane County Conduct Emergency Training DrillThe role-playing involved people injured by a mock bomb explosion, and the sight and smell of pungent smoke amid the chaos of first responders rushing in to sharpen their skills.
Dixon Family Excited To See Pope In Washington, D.C.A Dixon, Illinois, family has won an “unbelievable” opportunity to see Pope Francis when the pontiff visits the nation’s capitol later this month.
Emmett Till's Family Leads Memorial Marking 60th Anniversary Of His MurderIt was 60 years ago today that 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and shot in the head for reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and his family led a memorial procession to his grave in Alsip.
School Board Votes To Close Lincoln-Way North High SchoolNow thousands of families are scrambling to figure out what's next, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
Partial Bans On Plastic Bags Begin In Chicago, Evanston
New Ramps For Elgin O'Hare Western Access Project Opening By Monday“This is a historic day for the western suburbs of Chicago,” Illinois State Toll Highway Authority board chairman Bob Schillerstrom said from high atop a ramp stretching over Illinois Route 390 on Friday.
Plaque Honors Man Who Died Saving Trapped Parachutist 85 Years AgoA new commemoration along Illinois’ historic Route 66 has been unveiled today and it tells quite a story, reports WBBM’s Dave Berner.
New 606 Trail Proves Popular; But Some Complain Of Crime, Rowdy BehaviorThe new elevated 606 trail on the city’s West Side has proved very popular with joggers and cyclists who have given it rave reviews, but it’s also generated several complaints from residents about gang activity and drunken behavior.
Maywood Threatens To Shut Off The Tap For Residents With Overdue Water BillsFor the second day in a row, more than a hundred people have lined up at the village offices in west suburban Maywood, after being notified their water service would be shut off if they didn’t pay overdue bills.
Rescue Group Hoping To Find Owner Of Wayward LizardNo one has yet claimed the bearded dragon found earlier this week on a golf course in Skokie, and time is running out.
Experts Urge Focus On Diversity When Replacing Trees Lost To Ash BorerThe emerald ash borer has done a lot of damage in the Chicago area. Approximately 13 million trees have been removed due to infestations of the notorious beetle.
2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble ResumeGov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive "wedge" tornado virtually destroyed the town.