Felicia Middlebrooks

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Turning Point Part 5: Cuban-Americans Still Angry With Castros

Thousands of Cuban Americans are still very angry with the Castro government.

06/14/2015

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Part 4: Hope, Uncertainty In U.S.-Cuba Relations

There is both hope and uncertainty in Cuba as diplomatic relations with the U.S. heal after a 53 year standoff.

06/13/2015

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Part 2: Transgender Life In Cuba

With the recent obsession over Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation, American transgenders will be shocked to discover surgery is free in a land, not far away.

06/11/2015

Mai Martinez: Images From Cuba

Part 1: Cuba At A Turning Point With U.S.

As the United States breaks down Cold War-era barriers with Cuba, the nation lives in a parallel universe, where old and modern co-exist.

06/11/2015

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Report: Wirtz Family To Renovate Historic Downtown Building; Retail Tenants Must Go

A plan to renovate a historic downtown building will benefit the prominent Chicago family that owns it, but it may not be such good news for those who pay the rent.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

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Importance Of Smoke Detectors Emphasized As Fire Prevention Week Approaches

The second week in October is Fire Prevention Week – a great time to make sure your home is ready in case of emergency.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

The quarter horses once owned by Dixon's former comptroller will soon be up for sale. (CBS)

Former Dixon Comptroller’s Horses Now Up For Auction

Scores of horses purchased by a government official who’s accused of absconding with millions of dollars can now be yours, if you have the cash.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2012

Weather

Heat, Ozone Levels Prompt Warning For Asthma Sufferers

Sweltering heat and unhealthy ozone levels are on tap for the rest of the day Saturday – a brew that usually is not good news for people with asthma.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

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New Law Protects Users Of Online Dating Sites

Illinois now has a new law to keep you safe when you date online.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

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Toll Hike Has Not Brought Anticipated Mass-Exodus From Tollways

Tolls went up in Illinois nearly a year ago, but if you think most drivers took alternate routes to avoid paying more, you’d be wrong.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

The Onion

Lt. Gov. Simon Declares ‘The Onion Day’ In Honor Of Newspaper’s Move

The very name “Chicago” is believed to be derived from a Potawatomie word for wild onions, and now perhaps the wildest of those onions – the one of the satirical newspaper variety, that is – calls Chicago home.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Movies

Alleged Movie Bootlegger Busted; Suspected to Be Part Of International Ring

CHICAGO (CBS) — A movie bootlegger has had his last run. As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, Gerardo Arellano, a suspect in a global movie piracy ring has been arrested in Chicago. LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s […]

07/23/2012

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Elgin Teen Charged With Using Stranger’s Apartment As Cooling Center

An Elgin teen is accused of using a stranger’s apartment as a cooling center during the sweltering heat wave Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

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Man Charged With Impersonating Alderman In Scheme To Raise Money

A West Garfield Park neighborhood man apparently believed he looked enough like an alderman – or that enough people had no clue what the alderman in question looked like – to go around impersonating the city lawmaker.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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Wilmington Firefighter Charged With Torching Own Truck

A firefighter from the Will County town of Wilmington is charged with doing the opposite of his job and setting something on fire in a scheme to collect insurance money.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Chevy Volt electric car. (CBS)

Zipcar To Add 5 Chevy Volts To Its Fleet; 3 Electric Cars For I-Go

Chicago has been chosen as the city where the Zipcar auto sharing service will begin offering Chevrolet Volts.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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Officials: Rusty Water Problem Fixed At Last In Montgomery

A problem with nasty-tasting rusty water may finally be fixed for residents near the far west suburban community of Montgomery.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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Reader Columnist Questions Article Saying Sun-Times Could Buy Paper

A published report Monday said the Chicago Reader was up for sale and the Chicago Sun-Times had been approached as a potential buyer, but a popular Reader columnist cast doubt on the report soon afterward.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio Wins 6 Associated Press Awards

WBBM Newsradio won awards in all five categories in the Metro Radio division of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association 2011 Journalism Excellence Contest.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2012

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Des Plaines May Quit Buying Water From Chicago

Officials in Des Plaines are considering quitting buying water from the City of Chicago, on the grounds that it is too expensive.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

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