Jackie Swike

Jeff Ake. (Source: JeffAke.com)

10 Years Later, Friend Recalls NW Indiana Man Taken Hostage In Iraq

Northwest Indiana businessman Jeff Ake went to Iraq in 2005 and never came back. The LaPorte, Indiana business owner was taken hostage on April 11, 2005, while installing equipment at a water bottling plant near Baghdad.


Roger Ebert

Hollywood Heavyweights To Work On Documentary About Ebert’s Life

Some big names in Hollywood have teamed up to make a documentary about the life of Pulitzer-prize winning film critic Roger Ebert.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012


Robber Wearing ‘Scream’ Mask Strikes South Side Neighborhoods

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are warning South Side residents about a gunman who has been going around in a mask inspired by the movie “Scream.” As WBBM Newsradio’s Jackie Swike reports, police say a young […]

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for August 6, 2012. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Curiosity: More Than A Rover, Space Lab To Analyze Mars For Signs Of Life

An Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he’d go to Mars “in a heartbeat,” said he’s thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.


File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

6-Year-Old Girl Hit By Police Squad Car

A 6-year-old girl was struck by a police squad car that was responding to a shooting Saturday evening in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.


Aurora Falling TV

Toddler Hurt By Falling TV In Aurora

In a headline that has become all too common lately, a 2-year-old girl was hurt when a TV fell on her in her home in Aurora over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk: U.S. Must Stand Behind South Korea After Kim Jong Il’s Death

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he wants the U.S. to stand strong in the face of a new North Korean leader.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Salvation Army bell-ringer

Salvation Army Bell-Ringer Conned Out Of Kettle Full Of Money

The Salvation Army Tri-City Corps in the western suburbs has lost up to $400, after a man fooled a bell-ringer into giving him a kettle full of cash.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Illinois State Capitol

House Dems: Even Ill-Gotten Pension Benefits Can’t Be Revoked

Some Democrats in the Illinois House are flip-flopping on whether to crack down on pension abuses by union officials, including two lobbyists who got teacher pensions for working just one day in the classroom.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Jazmen Auston

Girl, 15, Missing From Southwest Side

Chicago Police need your help to find a missing teenage girl, last seen Friday near a high school on the Southwest Side.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Electrical Worker Seriously Injured Outside Naperville Retirement Home

An electrical worker suffered “significant injuries” after being shocked while working on electrical equipment over the weekend at a Naperville retirement home.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Anna Schulz (CBS)

80-Year-Old Teacher Found Slain In Merrillville, Ind.

An 80-year-old woman – a longtime teacher in northwestern Indiana – has been found slain inside her home.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Wrigleyville Hit-And-Run

Parking Enforcement Officer Hurt In Wrigleyville Hit-And-Run

A parking enforcement officer is in the hospital with critical injuries, after a sport-utility vehicle plowed into her over the weekend in Wrigleyville.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2011

Robbins Fire

4 Children Rescued From Fire In Robbins

Four kids were rescued from an extra-alarm blaze at a public housing complex in south suburban Robbins.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2011

carbon monoxide detector

Man’s Death From Carbon Monoxide Under Investigation

An investigation is underway into the death of a man who apparently succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning in a south chicago home.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2010

Fatal Shooting

1 dead, 6 Wounded In Bar Shooting

CHICAGO (STMW) – One man is dead and six others were wounded in an early Sunday shooting at a Woodlawn bar, police said.


Photo Of Antinette Keller (Facebook Photo)

Remains Found Early In Search For Missing NIU Student: Police

The unidentified human remains that were found in a wooded area of Prairie Park in DeKalb were discovered “early in the investigation” of a search for a missing Northern Illinois University student, police confirmed Sunday.