On First Teacher Furlough Day, CPS Parents Seek Activities For KidsFriday was the first of three teacher furlough days ordered by the Chicago Public Schools to save an estimated $30 million. With teachers out of the classroom, parents were forced to find alternative activities for their kids.
Kristen Ziman Nominated As Aurora's First Female Police ChiefWest suburban Aurora is poised to make history next week when the City Council votes whether to approve the first female police chief in the city’s history.
Winter Storm Leaves Thousands Without Power; Hundreds Of Flights CanceledA combination of freezing rain, sleet, and high winds has knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area, and prompted airlines to cancel more than 400 flights at O'Hare and Midway airports on Monday.
Snow Plow Drivers Wishing Old Man Winter Would ReturnSo far this season, there hasn’t been much snow, certainly not enough for people whose livelihood depends on it.
Hurricane Patricia Could Bring Heavy Rain To Chicago Next WeekNot only has the Category 5 hurricane forced airlines and travel agencies to scramble to change plans for customers, it’s likely to have an effect on weather in the Chicago area sometime next week.
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.