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Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Illinois Lawmaker: Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Inevitable Here

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz says she’d only support marijuana legalization if it came with drug abuse treatment funding as well as safeguards so that youths are discouraged from consuming pot.

02/21/2014

"Road heave" occurs following freezing and thawing on roadways. (CBS)

Freeze-Thaw Cycle Brings New Problem: ‘Road Heave’

Cook County Transportation Supt. John Yonan says “heave” occurs when water freezes and expands underneath the pavement — forcing it up into washboards, or bumps.

01/30/2014

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Block 37 Developer Indicted On Fraud Charges

A grand jury has indicted Lawrence Freed and his vice president, Caroline Walters, for allegedly whitewashing the books to get loans and city funds, according to federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.

12/12/2013

Homeless Jesus sculptor and artist Tim Schmalz.

‘Homeless Jesus’ Statue Coming To Chicago

Chicago will soon host a sculpture that’s both inspired and angered viewers around there world.

12/10/2013

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Can’t Wait For Christmas? Apparently, Neither Can Macy’s

Summer’s not officially over, but on the 6th floor of Macy’s on State Street, it’s already Christmastime.

09/12/2013

The Muon G-2 Storage Ring sits outside Fermilab, waiting to begin its work in the search for dark matter. (Credit: Fermilab)

Physicist: New Fermilab Electromagnet A ‘Masterpiece Of Science’

A Fermilab scientist spoke Wendesday of beauty as he described a 50-foot electromagnet waiting to begin its work at its new home in Batavia.

WBBM Newsradio–09/11/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Daley Slams Governor On Capitol Renovation, Quinn Blocks Further Funds

Daley held a news conference Tuesday to blast Illinois’ 9.2 percent unemployment rate – the second worst in the nation, and the worst in the Midwest.

09/10/2013

The Divvy bike station at Daley Plaza is used by many city employees who work at City Hall, across the street, and get a discount on annual memberships in the bike sharing program. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bikes Team Up With Project Fixup To Match Couples For Dates

A matchmaking entrepreneur figures those blue Divvy bikes are good for more than tourists and commuters, so she’s making them the centerpiece of her latest fix-up effort.

08/27/2013

Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford (CBS File Photo)

RTA Board Slams Metra Board’s Severance Deal For Former CEO

Regional Transportation Authority board member William Coulson said former Metra chair Brad O’Halloran and director Larry Huggins sparked a clash with former CEO Alex Clifford over political hires at the agency.

08/21/2013

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Business Symposium To Focus On Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

Coming up in two weeks in downtown Chicago, an underground industry will step into the spotlight, at a symposium on marijuana growing.

08/11/2013

A Safe Passage worker staffs one of the dozens of routes set up to safely get kids to and from school. (Credit: CBS)

City Releases Maps Of New Safe Passage Routes For Schools

Several schools have been using Safe Passage routes since 2011, but now 59 additional schools will receive the same support, including the welcoming schools for students from 48 elementary schools that were closed in June.

08/09/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn and Democratic challenger Bill Daley (Credit: CBS)

Daley Slams Quinn’s CTA Board Pick, Won’t Discuss Daley Family Patronage

Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley continued his attack on incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn to rescind his controversial pick for the CTA board, but ducked questions about patronage hiring under his brother and father, both former mayors.

08/08/2013

Illinois State Capitol

September Hearing Set On Dispute Over Lawmakers’ Salary

“This is going to be a landmark case,” said Gov. Pat Quinn, who used his veto power last month to block lawmakers’ salaries over their failure to reach an agreement on pension reform.

08/06/2013

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Lake County To Sue To Block New Election Law

The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.

07/30/2013

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley arrives for the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Daley Wants To Eliminate RTA

Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley said the Regional Transportation Authority – which oversees the finances of CTA, Pace and Metra – has reached the end of the line, and should be eliminated.

07/25/2013

Taxi

Alderman Proposes Opening Up Little-Used Access Road To Taxis For A Charge

A plan to charge for a taxi along Chicago’s stealth highway is picking up some City Council support, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

07/23/2013

The Muon G-2 Storage Ring is loaded onto a truck. (Credit: Reidar Hahn/Fermilab/Twitter)

Giant Electromagnet’s 3,200-Mile Trek To Fermilab Nearly Finished

Known as the Muon G-2 Storage Ring, the electromagnet will be used to study muons, subatomic particles with a lifetime of only 2.2 millionths of a second, in hopes of discovering new subatomic particles.

07/23/2013

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Kirk: NSA Leaker Snowden Should Make His Case In court

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said if NSA leaker Edward Snowden thinks he did the right thing by revealing the agency’s sweeping data collection of U.S. phone and Internet records, he should come home and defend himself in court.

07/04/2013

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Parents Say School Cuts Have Them Considering Move To Suburbs

A group of parents and several local elected officials teamed up Tuesday to call for an end to severe budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools.

07/02/2013

Daniel Taylor (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

After 20 Years In Prison, Charges Dropped In 1992 Double Murder

A man who served two decades behind bars for the murders of two people — despite records showing he was in police custody at the time of the shooting — will soon go free, after prosecutors dropped all charges on Friday.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2013

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