Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Quinn Asks Lawmakers To Give Him Extra Month For Latest Budget Address

Quinn’s proposed speech date would be after the March 18 primary election.


A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Strong Winds Halt Some Metra Trains

Union Pacific North Line trains from Chicago to Kenosha will be stopped in Zion and Highland Park because of “high wind advisories,” according to Metra.


Firefighters extinguish a fire on a CTA train caused when the train hit a tire on the tracks. (Credit: Fire Media Affairs)

Tire On Blue Line Tracks Starts Fire On Train, Causing Delays

A tire on the CTA Blue Line tracks on the Near West Side started a fire when it was struck by the lead car of an inbound train Saturday morning. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries were reported, but Blue Line train riders experienced delays for a few hours following the incident, as the fire was extinguished, the scene was cleaned up and the train removed.


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Illinois Gun Buyers Now Waiting More Than 60 Days For FOID Card

More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.


(Credit: Illinois Department Of Revenue)

Many Taxpayers Who Filed By Mail Still Waiting For Refunds From State

The Illinois Department of Revenue says many Illinoisans who filed their tax returns the old-fashioned way are still waiting for refunds.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

DuPage County Sheriff Badge Graphic. (DuPage County Sheriff)

DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Stuck Borrowing Radios For NATO Summit

The DuPage County Sheriff’s office is being criticized this morning for not preparing properly for the NATO Summit weekend.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Road Closed

Lake-Cook Road Reconstruction Project To Stop For 1 Year

Restaurant owners are breathing a sigh of relief along Lake-Cook road between Waukegan and the Tri-State Tollway, because Cook County has agreed to delay the project.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Premiere Of Play Called Off Due To Delay In Visas

CHICAGO (CBS) – A big U.S. premiere planned for June 25 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater will not happen because the actors can’t get their visas in time. As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Steve Miller reports, […]

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Blue Line Delayed After Reports Of Smoke

CTA Blue Line trains just west of downtown were momentarily delayed Tuesday morning as fire crews checked out reports of smoke in the subway.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2011

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Southwest Experiences Outage, Many Flights Delayed

Many Southwest Airline customers experienced delays after a telecommunications outage halted some air travel Tuesday night.


Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Attorneys Granted More Time For Trial

A judge on Friday granted a request to delay former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s retrial until April 20.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2010