John Waelti

William Tinkler faces four counts of animal cruelty after authorities found 60 dead cats and at least one dead dog in the van parked in his driveway in Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Man Charged With Animal Cruelty After 60 Dead Cats Found In Van

An Elgin resident faces four counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, after authorities found 60 dead cats in a van in his driveway.

WBBM Newsradio–09/26/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Unveils Plans To Redevelop Sites Of Coal Plants, Old Asphalt Factory

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Saturday unveiled plans to redevelop three old industrial sites on the Southwest Side – including the two infamous coal plants that closed last month.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

Student Sues School District Over Sexually Abusive Former Band Teacher

A former student of a band teacher convicted of sexual abuse is now suing the West Aurora School District.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Antihistamines & Decongestants

This Week Is One Of The Year’s Worst For Allergies, Doctor Says

It may still seem like summer for all intents and purposes, but fall allergy season is in full swing.

WBBM Newsradio–09/05/2012

Cursive

Downstate Teacher Revives Art Of Old-Fashioned Penmanship

Old-fashioned penmanship is considered by many to be a lost art, or even something obsolete.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2012

Two people audition to be clowns for the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus at tryouts in Chicago on Aug. 29, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Clown Hopefuls Audition For Ringling Bros. In Chicago

Did you ever dream of running away and joining circus? Thirty people in Chicago tried to make that dream come true on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2012

File Photo Of Maggie Daley (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Northeast Corner Of Grant Park To Be Renamed For Maggie Daley

The northern tier of Grant Park will soon be getting a major makeover, and a new name in honor of late Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

Otis Wilson

Former Bear Otis Wilson: ‘Jury’s Still Out’ On Armstrong

The decision by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to come down hard against Lance Armstrong could have a wide-ranging effect on other sports beyond cycling, given that drug testing efforts have been stepped up across the board.

WBBM Newsradio–08/25/2012

Drew Peterson

Witness: Peterson Offered Me $25,000 To Find Hitman

A former cable company co-worker of Drew Peterson’s was on the witness stand in Peterson’s trial Wednesday morning, testifying about a request to hire a hitman.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Jury In Vaughn Family Murder Trial Shown Graphic Photos Of Victims

Jurors in Christopher Vaughn’s family murder trial were shown graphic photos of the defendant’s dead wife and three children, and prosecutors claimed Vaughn planned the murders as part of an “exit scenario” to get away from a troubled marriage and start a new life in the Canadian wilderness.

08/20/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Village Of Winfield Considers Disbanding Police Department

The western suburb of Winfield is considering an unusual step to save money.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

This Megabus hit a pedestrian and Canal and Adam on Tuesday. (Credit: Dana Kozlov/CBS 2)

Quinn Calls For Federal Investigation Into Megabus

Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a federal investigation of Chicago-based Megabus.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Juggling Clown

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus To Audition For Clowns In Chicago

With unemployment running north of eight percent, one rather unconventional employer says it has openings for the right people.

WBBM Newsradio–08/09/2012

Prison fence

State Agrees To Halt Transfers From Prisons Set To Close

The state’s largest public employee union has won a short-term victory, with the state agreeing to temporarily stop moving inmates from prisons scheduled to close.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

The attendees at Lollapalooza tore things up over the weekend -- literally. (CBS)

Elgin Woman: Gate-Crashing Teens ‘Bent Me In Half’ At Lollapalooza

An Elgin couple is claiming they suffered injuries at this past weekend’s Lollapalooza festival.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Exhibit Profiles The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights history is on display at the Chase Center downtown this week, with an interactive, traveling exhibit profiling the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WBBM Newsradio–08/07/2012

CHA

CHA Taking Wait List Applications In 3 South Side Neighborhoods

The Chicago Housing Authority is taking applications to get on its wait list for sites in three adjacent areas of the city.

WBBM Newsradio–08/06/2012

Handcuffs

Suspected Robber Caught After Victim Confronts Him

A man suspected in a Northwest Side mugging early Monday morning is behind bars, after police say his victim put up a good fight.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

An electronic billboard. (Credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Crystal Lake Annexes Land To Keep Electronic Billboard From Being Built

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (CBS) — An electronic billboard proposed to be built just outside Crystal Lake has city leaders so vexed, they’ve increased the size of the city. As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the […]

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Rev. Charles Lyons

Pastor: Blocking Chick-Fil-A Is ‘Anti-Religious, Agenda-Driven Bullying’

A Logan Square neighborhood pastor used the controversy over a proposal to build a new Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Chicago as part of his sermon Sunday, asking those opposed to the new franchise to reverse course.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

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