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Mom Released From Prison After Appeals Court Tosses Conviction

A Chicago woman was back with her family on Monday after seven years behind bars, now that her conviction has been overturned.

02/25/2013

The Goodyear tire manufacturing plant in Amiens, France. (Photo credit: FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois CEO Defends Calling Workers At French Plant Lazy

A plainspoken Illinois tire company executive was defending his labeling of workers at a French tire plant as “lazy,” after deciding not to buy the facility.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2013

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Baconfest Tickets On Sale

Baconfest co-founder Seth Zurer pictures bacon as inspiration for the ages.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2013

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines drives between Jared Swopshire #12 and Dave Sobolewski #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Welsh-Ryan Arena on January 3, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Northwestern To Experiment With New Ticket Pricing For Basketball

Northwestern University basketball will try out “Purple Pricing,” designed by economics professor Jeffrey Ely to increase revenue and fairness, and also decrease the number of empty seats at low-interest games.

02/13/2013

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Field Museum Studying Martian Meteorite

Scientists at the Field Museum have been studying a meteorite from Mars that could lead to a demotion of the Red Planet.

02/12/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Block Mayor’s Ethics Reforms, For Now

Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested he was not all that concerned that aldermen had balked at his proposed ethics reforms for the City Council.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds announces his 2012 campaign for the congressional seat he once held in the 1990s. (CBS).

Reynolds Urges FBI To Help Chicago Police Fight Gun Violence

Second Congressional District candidate Mel Reynolds on Wednesday urged federal authorities to focus on gun violence in Chicago, instead of alleged financial misdealings by former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2013

A sign for Standard & Poor's rating agency stands in front of the company headquarters in New York. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

Madigan Joins Suit Over S&P Mortgage Bond Ratings

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has joined the federal government and 13 other attorneys general in suing for changes in the way Standard & Poor’s rates mortgage bonds.

WBBM Newsradio–02/05/2013

A statue of ancient Greek philosopher Socrates in the center of Athens (Photo credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)

All-Star Lawyers To Re-Try 2,400-Year-Old Socrates Case

A pair of former federal prosecutors will be re-trying a 2,400-year-old case, and they won’t just be trying to convict one of the world’s most beloved philosophers, but they’ll be going up against two prominent Chicago attorneys.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2013

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David Headley Gets 35 Years For Role In Mumbai Terror Attack

Chicago native David Headley was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Thursday for his role in the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, and for planning another attack in Copenhagen, Denmark.

01/24/2013

Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium To Close For 2 Days For Regular Maintenance

The Shedd Aquarium will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for an early spring cleaning, but the fish are staying put.

WBBM Newsradio–01/22/2013

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Death Of Man Beaten, Stunned By Police Ruled Homicide

The new Lake County Coroner has revised the finding of his predecessor, ruling the death of a man who was shocked with a police stun gun and allegedly beaten by police to be a homicide.

01/22/2013

About 300 Latino demonstrators marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Jan. 21, 2013, -- the day of President Barack Obama's second inauguration -- to call for immigration reform and a moratorium on deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Latino Activists March For Immigration Reform During Inauguration

Four busloads of Latino activists marched from Daley Plaza to Federal Plaza on Monday, to demand President Barack Obama focus on immigration reform during his second term.

WBBM Newsradio–01/21/2013

State Sen. Donne Trotter leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse after being released on $25,000 bond on Dec. 6, 2012, on a charge of trying to bring a gun onto a plane at O'Hare International Airport the day before. (Credit: CBS)

March Arraignment Date Set For Sen. Trotter On Gun Charge

A Cook County judge found probable cause Thursday to pursue felony gun charges against State Sen. Donne Trotter, charged with attempting to bring a firearm onto an airplane in December.

01/17/2013

Chicago police display some of the more than 300 guns seized in the city in the first two weeks of 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel, McCarthy Continue Push For Tougher Gun Laws

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy continued the city’s full court press on gun violence, showing off a table full of confiscated guns, and trotting out statistics comparing Chicago to New York.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2013

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Mayor Plans New Firearm Ordinance; Durbin Meets With Top Cops On Gun Control

The mayor said, at the next City Council meeting on Jan. 17, he’ll introduce a new gun control ordinance, though he wouldn’t provide details.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2013

A group of six African-American ministers urged state lawmakers to reject legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois on Jan. 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

State Senator: Ministers’ Vow Of Backlash For Gay Marriage Vote An ‘Empty Threat’

A coalition of West Side ministers was urging state lawmakers to reject legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois, but at least one lawmaker said the ministers’ threat of political backlash against lawmakers who vote for gay marriage was nothing but an “empty threat.”

WBBM Newsradio–01/07/2013

Joseph "Jose" Banks escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Escape Charge Dropped Against Bank Robber Who Fled Federal Jail

Escape charges have been dropped against a convicted bank robber who climbed out of a high-rise jail in downtown Chicago.

01/03/2013

Grass grows in a dried-out farm pond near Cuba, Illinois. The pond used to supply water for cattle being raised on the surrounding pasture. The drought in 2012 has forced the farmer to truck in water and extra feed, to supplement the dry grass, from another farm nearly 20 miles away. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Climatologist: Last Year’s Warm Temps, Dry Conditions Brutal For Farmers

Illinois has just lived through the second warmest and tenth driest year on record.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Teddy bears, flowers and candles in memory of those killed, are left at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty-six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bells Toll, Moment Of Silence Observed For Victims Of Newtown Shootings

Gov. Pat Quinn has declared Friday as a day of mourning for the victims of the shooting massacre last week in Connecticut.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2012

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