Debra Dale

Downtown Parking Lot

Chicagoans Pay Some Of Nation’s Highest Parking Rates

Chicago’s parking rates rank among the highest in the nation, both for daily and monthly parking.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Kennedy Expressway Traffic

Fewer People Hitting The Road For 4th Of July

Fewer people will be hitting the road this 4th of July holiday weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2011

This is a booking photo of Olajide Noibi from a previous arrest report. (Cook County Circuit Clerk)

Airliner Stowaway With Chicago Ties Due In Court

A man with Chicago ties is due in federal court Friday, after allegedly sneaking aboard a New York-to-Los Angeles flight last week.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Justin Durbin is accused of driving off with high-end cars across the country, including Naperville. (Naperville Police Dept.)

High-End Auto Thief Wanted In Illinois, 3 Other States

A Naperville car dealership is among those who have been duped by a serial car thief with a taste for the finer things.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Grand Theft Auto

Will County Prosecutor: Fight Not Over Against Violent Video Games

Video game makers and sellers may be celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday overturning the California ban on the sale or rental of violent games to children.


A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Efforts Continue After Mount Prospect Tornado

Cleanup efforts from the tornado last week continue Monday in Mount Prospect, as the village begins debris removal.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Patrick Daley

Feds Take Over Company With Ties To Daley’s Son

The federal government has taken over a company with ties to the son of retired Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Michael McSweeney and Jeffrey Stolzenberg (Credit: South Elgin Police)

Teens Arrested For Pretending To Be Cops

Two St. Charles teens could spend as much as three years in jail for pretending to be police officers.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011


Aunt Charged After Boy Is Found Walking Alone At 4 a.m.

A woman from far west suburban Montgomery faces charges, after her 3-year-old nephew was found wandering the streets in the middle of the night.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Mayor Emanuel At Chicago Chamber Of Commerce

Emanuel Touts Job Creation Efforts To Chamber Of Commerce

Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted his plans for job creation in an address to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Juan Rodriguez (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Retired Illinois State Trooper Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges

The admissions came as retired trooper Juan Rodriguez pleaded guilty to child pornography and official misconduct charges.


An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. (James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

Village Of Gurnee Immunizes Trees Against Emerald Ash Borer

Far north suburban Gurnee is taking on the tree-killing emerald ash borer.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City-County Collaborations Could Save Taxpayers Up To $140M A Year, Report Says

A report from a combined Chicago-Cook County committee found that increasing collaboration could save taxpayers from $66 million to $140 million per year by 2014.


Alejandro Alvarez, Carina Crios (Credit: Gurnee Police)

Couple Attempts To Drive Off With Booted Car Near Great America

A couple who spent the day at Six Flags Great America also got to spend some time with police after trying to drive away after their car had been booted for illegal parking, police said.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2011

David Axelrod, Sarah Palin

Axelrod: Palin Reflects ‘Why We Can’t Abandon Education’

Top Obama adviser David Axelrod said today that Republican superstar Sarah Palin is “a good reflection of why we can’t abandon education.”

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

E. Coli

Pathologist: Source Of E. Coli Outbreak Will Be Hard To Find

The deadliest e. coli outbreak in modern history, centered in Germany, has now killed 23 people and sickened more than 2,200 – including four in the United States.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

James Ealy

Attorneys For Burger King Murder Suspect Want Charges Dropped

Defense attorneys for the man accused in the 2006 murder of a Lindenhurst Burger King manager are asking a judge to drop the charges.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Indiana Man Released From Prison Decades Early

A former Portage, Ind., man who was sentenced to 110 years in prison in 1985 will be set free Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Prosthetic Leg

U. Of C. Researchers Developing Artificial Limbs That Can Feel

Researchers at the University of Chicago are working on developing artificial limbs that can feel.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

The logo for Chicago's Groupon. (

Groupon Dipping Toes Into Grocery Deals

Chicago-based Groupon is now dipping its toes into the grocery pool.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2011