Debra Dale


Oak Park YMCA Brings Back Community Garden

The YMCA in Oak Park has high hopes for its newly planted garden.

WBBM Newsradio–06/03/2011

Empty Classroom

School Districts Stand To Lose More Money From State

Throughout the school year, the state has delayed promised payments to school districts. Now it may just eliminate some of the promised funding.

WBBM Newsradio–06/02/2011

Michael Cardamone

New Charges May Come For Gymnastics Coach

More charges could be coming against former Aurora gymnastics coach Michael Cardamone, who spent three years in prison for molesting young girls.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011


1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Alcohol-Fueled I-57 Crash

One man was killed and another critically injured early Saturday after their car sped off the expressway and crashed into a fence and a tree.


Chicago Public Schools

Charter School Expansion Plans Draw Support, Ire

The Chicago Board of Education has approved plans to build at least three new charter schools and expand four others, after hundreds of charter school supporters and opponents rallied at Wednesday’s board meeting.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2011

Car crashes through Shoe Carnival at 304 S. Route 59 in Naperville (Credit: Naperville Police Department)

Woman Turns Self In After Crashing Through Store

A 23-year-old woman who says she fell asleep at the wheel has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, after she crashed her car through the front door of a shoe store.


Jewel Store

Jewel-Osco Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

The parent company of Itasca-based Jewel-Osco has settled a federal discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled employees.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Dog Prints

Strangers Help Condo Owner With Barking Guide Dog

Strangers have been coming to the aid of a Bloomingdale man who’s in hot water over his noisy seeing-eye dog.

WBBM Newsradio–01/06/2011

Family Friendly New Year's Eve

Plenty Of Family-Friendly New Year’s Options

If you want to go out tonight for New Year’s Eve, but don’t have a babysitter or want to ring in the New Year with your children, no problem.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

Gery Chico

Chico Proposes Steps To Reduce Homelessness In Chicago

Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico laid out proposals to reduce homelessness in the city on Thursday. Newsradio 780’s Debra Dale reports.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

Falling Ice

City Warns Pedestrians To Watch For Falling Ice

Today’s relatively warm temperatures, following last weekend’s snow, increases the possibility for ice to fall from tall buildings on to the street or sidewalk below.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2010

Dr. Daniel Ivankovich

Doctor Seeks Bionic Legs For Ex-NBA Player

A Chicago doctor is teaming up with a paralyzed ex-pro basketball player to get him walking again with a pair of bionic legs.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

Red Cross

Red Cross Recruiting On South Side

The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is looking for a few good men and women.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2010

File Photo (Pool/ Getty Images)

Recycle Your Christmas Trees In January

From Jan. 1 through Jan. 17, Chicago residents can drop off their used real holiday trees at any one of 23 participating tree drop off sites.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2010

File Photo (Pool/ Getty Images)

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

From Jan. 1 through Jan. 17, Chicago residents can drop off their used real holiday trees at any one of 23 participating tree drop off sites.



Woman Dies After I-80 Crash

HOBART, Ind. (STMW) – A Gary woman died Saturday after a van driven by her husband struck a crash barrier and struck another vehicle on Interstate 80 near Hobart.


Bo Hyun Nam

Man Charged With Selling Counterfeit Items At Uptown Store

A Deerfield man was ordered held on $50,000 bond Sunday for allegedly possessing more than 4,000 counterfeit items — including Casio watches, Nike apparel and professional sports gear — in his Uptown store.


Ron Huberman

Last Day For Huberman At CPS

This is the last day on the job for Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Ron Huberman.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2010

Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun

Braun Opens Campaign Office In Chicago

Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun is taking another step toward an official run for Chicago mayor by opening a campaign office.


White Castle (credit: White Castle)

White Castle Inducts Two Locals Into Hall Of Fame

White Castle is inducting two Chicago-area residents into its “Cravers Hall of Fame.”

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2010