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Amid Scandals, College Of DuPage Getting 3 New Trustees

The College of DuPage has been a source of controversy of late, and trustee Kathy Hamilton has been leading the charge for a change in leadership. She made an aggressive push to elect three reform-minded candidates to replace members whose terms expire this year, and all three candidates she supported won on Tuesday.

04/08/2015

Police sketch of a suspect in an attack Sunday in Bussie Woods. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's police.)

Woman Jogging In Cook County Forest Preserve Fends Off Attacker With Pepper Spray

A runner is said to be doing ok after being attacked in a Cook County Forest preserve over the weekend, reports WBBM’s John Waelti.

03/30/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Wins Hospitality Union Backing, As Garcia Works To Shore Up Support

On the first day of early voting in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia were criss-crossing the city to bolster support with Chicago voters.

03/23/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Spar Over Obama Presidential Library Bid

The second phase of Chicago’s mayoral campaign is underway with the two sides battling it out over the proposed Obama Presidential Library.

03/01/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Round Two Begins In Race For Mayor; Emanuel Vs. Garcia On April 7

After suffering an embarrassing setback in his bid for a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces six more weeks of campaigning, in a head-to-head battle with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

02/25/2015

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Thieves Steal Nearly Half A Million In Diamonds From Schaumburg Store

It happened at about 8 p.m. when two males walked into the Jared jewelry store in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.

02/11/2015

A deer in a forest preserve near the Trailside Museum of Natural History in River Forest, Ill. (Credit: Cook County Forest Preserve District)

Cook County Forest Preserves Celebrate District’s Centennial

One of the treasures of Cook County, the Cook County Forest Preserve District, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. On Wednesday, county commissioners paid tribute to the district’s founders.

02/11/2015

Father Michael Pfleger talks about his new role at St. Sabina and for the Archdiocese. (CBS)

Fr. Pfleger: Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lives On

A day ahead of the federal holiday in his name, parishioners at St. Sabina Church celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday.

01/18/2015

Byron Nuclear Plant

SW Michigan Nuclear Plant Reports Oil Leaked Into Lake Michigan For Two Months

Federal regulators are being told that oil has been seeping into Lake Michigan from a Michigan nuclear power plant for more than two months, reports WBBM’s John Waelti.

01/03/2015

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn Grants Clemency To Three Abolitionists

Governor Quinn has added three more names to his clemency list, men convicted of what were then crimes more than 170 years ago.

12/31/2014

Computer rendering of the Big Marsh Eco-Park, a nature preserve and mountain bike park planned for a former industrial site just east of Lake Calumet. (Credit: Chicago Park District)

Old Industrial Site On Lake Calumet To Become Nature Preserve, Bike Park

The centerpiece of what will be known as Big Marsh Eco-Park will be a 45-acre mountain bike park; including a single-track trail, a dual slalom course, a dirt jump trail, a pump track, a cyclocross course, a short-track course, a gravity flow trail, a slope-style course, and a bicycle skills area.

08/01/2014

Bicyclists gather at Daley Plaza on Friday for the 23rd annual Bike To Work Rally. (Credit: Twitter/bikechicago)

Cyclists Celebrate Chicago Bike Week At Daley Plaza

The Bike To Work Rally is the culmination of Chicago Bike Week, a weeklong series of activities to promote bicycle commuting.

06/20/2014

Nick Steward. (Credit: Facebook)

Search Party Organized To Look For Missing Lake Villa Man

The search continues for a Lake Villa man missing for more than 2 weeks.

09/29/2013

Victory Center nursing home in Park Forest. (Credit: CBS)

State Police Probe Death Of Elderly Man Shot By Cops

Illinois State Police have launched an investigation into why police in Park Forest shot a 95-year-old man with a bean bag round, leading to the man’s death.

08/02/2013

Tennis Hall of Fame recipients Billie Jean King (R) and Martina Navratilova hold a miniature Wimbledon trophy. Each woman has won a record 20 titles in singles and doubles tennis at Wimbledon.  Tennis Hall of Fame recipients Billie Jean King (R) and Martina Navratilova hold a (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

LGBT Sports Hall Of Fame To Open In Chicago

It’s the first hall of fame – at least on a national scale – to recognize LGBT athletes and their supporters.

08/02/2013

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Parents Protest School Budget Cuts, Seek State Audit Of CPS Budget

Claiming the move to close 49 elementary schools won’t save any money, opponents of the Emanuel administration’s plans protested outside CPS headquarters on Monday, asking state leaders to step in.

06/17/2013

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Study: 20 To 30 Percent Of CPS Students Rarely Use Technology In School

A new study commissioned by the University of Chicago paints a disappointing picture of technology use among public school students in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

Chicago Department of Transportation workers fill a pothole on a city street. (Credit: CBS)

City On Pace To Fill 100,000 Potholes This Month

“It’s perfect pothole growing season, as we like to say around here,” Chicago Department of Transportation spokesman Pete Scales said.

03/27/2013

Funky fashion and lots of mud, here's a photo recap of Lollapalooza. Find more photos at B96 Chicago! (Photo by Randall Starr/ B96 Chicago)

Early Bird Passes For Lollapalooza Sold Out

Music fans wasted no time Tuesday morning snapping up early-bird specials for this year’s Lollapalooza music festival.

03/26/2013

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Chicago’s Oldest Pet Store Stops Selling Dogs From Puppy Mills

Chicago’s oldest pet store has decided to make some big changes.

03/20/2013

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