Dave Berner

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

Kenneth Conley escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

FBI: Escaped Bank Robber Likely Has Left Chicago Area

The FBI said Wednesday they believe Kenneth Conley, the federal inmate who – along with his cellmate – made a dramatic escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center last week has likely left the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2012

Northern Illinois Huskies team celebrate their undefeated season, after defeating the Kent State Golden Flashes 44-37 during the Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field on November 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

NIU Football Team Headed To Florida For Orange Bowl

The Northern Illinois University football team and coaches were on their way to Miami on Wednesday morning, headed for their New Year’s Day matchup with Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2012

Woodfield Mall opened at midnight this Black Friday for the first time. While busy all day, crowds were much more manageable by the morning than when the mall opened. (Credit: CBS)

Early Start For Black Friday Doesn’t Discourage Crowds

It was midnight madness at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg on Black Friday, as thousands of shoppers rushed in to get their hands on some pretty big deals. The early start on Friday meant crowds thinned out significantly by the time the sun was up.

11/23/2012

Workers prepare Hostess Twinkies for packaging at the Interstate Bakeries Corporation facility April 20, 2005 in Schiller Park. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Hostess Snacks Flying Off Shelves After Company Shuts Down

Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business, and customers have been rushing to local stores to grab their favorite fatty, sugary snacks before they’re gone.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

In this handout GOES satellite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 1255 UTC, moves inland across the mid-Atlantic region on October 30, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Disaster Expert: Social Media Making Us Impatient For Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one disaster expert said you can blame social media for the change in expectations on how quickly relief can actually come to those struck by disaster.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

(Photo by Steve Hardy/CBS)

20 Glenbard South Students Suspended From Sports For Underage Drinking

Twenty students at Glenbard South High School in west suburban Glen Ellyn won’t be participating in part of the athletic seasons, after photos surfaced on Facebook showing them at an underage drinking party.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels appeared in Chicago Monday. (CBS)

Indiana Gov. Daniels Prepares To Take Helm At Purdue University

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says he has a lesson plan for his next job as the president of Purdue University.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Squirrel Eats Acorn

Kane County Forest Preserve Looks For Acorn Donations

The Kane County Forest Preserve District wants your acorns.

WBBM Newsradio–09/21/2012

Ald. George Cardenas

Alderman Wants Fee On Electric Bills To Fund Hiring Of New Police Officers

A Chicago alderman wants to add a fee to your electric bill so the city can hire more police officers.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

Scales Of Justice

National Groups Back Indiana Teacher Who Was Fired For In Vitro Pregnancy

Two national groups have thrown their support behind a former teacher at a Catholic school in Indiana, who claims she was fired for trying to get pregnant.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

Report: Chicago Ridge Officials Question Ex-Police Chief’s Disability Pay

Officials in Chicago Ridge want to revisit a deal they made with their former police chief over his disability pay.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Lake Forest Teachers' Strike

Lake Forest Teachers’ Strike Continues; Talks Underway In Highland Park

Teachers at Lake Forest High School remain on strike this Friday morning, and classes are again cancelled.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Fermilab

Fermilab Preparing For Historic Experiment With Neutrino Beam

Fermilab scientists are breaking new ground, with a project that most of would admit is hard to get our arms around.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Of New Orleans Trains To Reach New Orleans Again Starting Tuesday

Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city this coming Tuesday, the first time since late August.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Environmentally friendly toilet paper is used in the toilets before the Live Earth concert at the Coca-Cola Dome on July 7, 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Nadine Hutton /Getty Images)

Report: No, Pay Toilets Are Not Coming To High School In Naperville

Indian Prairie School District 204 says despite rumors, students will not really have to pay to go to the bathroom at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

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