John Cody

A stack of blue carts for the city of Chicago's curbside recycling program. (Credit: CBS)

Sanitation Crews Putting Orange Reminder Stickers On Recycling Carts With Wrong Material

White Styrofoam will get you a big orange sticker now if you put it in your blue cart, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/01/2014

Andy Thayer

Local Anti-War Activists Applaud Decision To Extend Deadline On Nuclear Talks With Iran

Members of Chicago’s anti-war community are applauding the decision to keep talks going between the U.S. and Iran, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/24/2014

US.. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to former US representative Abner Mikva during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.   (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Awards Medal Of Freedom To Former Congressman Abner Mikva

Former U.S. Representative and longtime federal judge Abner Mikva will receive the nation’s highest honor granted to civilians today at a White House ceremony.

11/24/2014

A burn victim is placed in an ambulance after an apparent cooking accident in the food court at Macy's. (Credit: CBS)

Four Injured In Cooking Accident At State Street Macy’s

Four Macy’s employees were taken to hospitals after an aerosol can overheated and ruptured during an employee breakfast at the State Street store Friday morning.

11/21/2014

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Shifts Focus Of Boot Camp Program From Military To Practical Job Training

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has inmates breaking down buildings to build themselves new careers, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/19/2014

Batavia City Council, Residents Wrestle Over What To Do With Century-Old Dam

A century-old dam in west suburban Batavia is either a major attraction or a major nuisance, depending on your source, and its future remains in doubt.

11/18/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Croatian Community Ready To Celebrate Installation Of Archbishop Blase Cupich

Many in Chicago’s Croatian Community will be celebrating the day before, the day of, and for days afterwards as Blaise Cupich is installed as Archbishop of Chicago, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/17/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

City Candidates File Nominating Petitions For February Elections

Over 120 candidates or their aides waited in line with boxes and bales of paper and signatures to get themselves on the City of Chicago ballot next February, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/17/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Former Mayor Jane Byrne Dies

Former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Chicago, has died. Byrne’s daughter has told family friends her mother died at 10 a.m. at her Chicago home.

11/14/2014

Don Orseno, Metra's new CEO (Metra)

Metra Boss: This Time Around, Rail Agency Better Prepared For Winter

CEO Don Orseno ran through some of the new equipment and procedures that are expected to prevent commuters from freezing on Metra platforms this winter.

11/13/2014

UP West Metra Train

RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard Scrutinizes Metra Conductor Salaries

The head of the Chicago’s areas umbrella transit agency recommends Metra follow up reports that many of its locomotive engineers conductors bring home over $100,000 a year, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/12/2014

The CTA's new Ventra card. (CBS)

CTA Cracking Down On Misuse Of Reduced Fare Transit Cards

CTA president Forrest Claypool says misuse of reduced and free transit cards is both immoral and costly to the agency so he’s cracking down on the $3 million annual scam.

11/12/2014

Anti-war activists and veterans at the Vietnam Memorial near the Chicago River (Credit: John Cody

Anti-War Activists, Veterans Call For Less Focus On Military For Veterans Day

Some 50 veterans and anti-war activists joined to honor the military in their own way, calling for more help for veterans and less focus on the military, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/11/2014

Crews have been working to pump water out of a large construction barge that sank in the Chicago River last month. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM)

Sunken Barge Raised, Move Down River

That 200 foot barge which sank in the Chicago River in mid-October has now been moved from its resting place between Randolph and Lake Street, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/10/2014

Crews have been working to pump water out of a large construction barge that sank in the Chicago River last month. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM)

Crews Have Nearly Raised Sunken Barge From Chicago River

The U.S. Coast Guard has made some progress raising a barge that sunk in the Chicago River last month, but it’s unclear when it finally will be floating and moving again.

11/07/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Expects Major Changes With Republican Control Of Senate

Senator Mark Kirk says some major changes are now coming with the Republican legislative sweep in the fields of oil, health and immigration, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/05/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Voting Glitch Proves Costly For Chicago Woman

A voting glitch proved costly for a Chicago woman who followed her grandparents’ instructions never to miss an election, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/04/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

‘Malicious’ Robocalls Leave Chicago Short Of Thousands Of Election Judges

Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said at least one precinct in all 50 wards had a problem with election judges not showing up, and the city had to enlist the help of 250 standby judges.

11/04/2014

Ballots

Chicago, Cook County Set Records For Early Voting

“Overall, for us in suburban Cook, 169,000-plus have already voted,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. “That’s a 53 percent increase over 2010.”

11/03/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

‘Malicious’ Robocalls Targeted 6,000 Chicago Election Judges

“There is an intent to try to disrupt the orderly administration of the election,” Chicago Board of Election Commissioners Chairman Langdon Neal said.

11/03/2014

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