John Waelti

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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

Judy Baar Topinka (Photo From Judy Baar Topinka Website)

Topinka: Pension Bill Has Promise

It’s being hailed as one of the most workable solutions to the state’s $95 billion dollar pension mess, and it could get a vote this week.

03/19/2013

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Female Firefighters Honored At Thompson Center

One by one they were called out, 14 firefighters, all of them women. During this, women’s History Month, State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka homered them for climbing the ranks.

03/19/2013

Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 10, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Families Celebrate At South Side Irish Parade

As the bagpipes, marching bands and fire trucks rolled down Western Avenue, the biggest crowds were near the start of the route at 103rd and Western.

03/10/2013

University Of Chicago Medical Center

Protesters March For Adult Trauma Center At U Of C

Around 70 protesters marched on the University of Chicago Medical Center demanding the school provide a Level 1 trauma center to the surrounding South Side neighborhoods.

02/23/2013

Flowers

Chicago Flower Business Gears Up For Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is three days away, and that means big business today for at least one Chicago business.

02/11/2013

U.S. Capitol Dome

Durbin Believes Democrats Can Retake House

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) has gone out on a limb, predicting Democrats will re-take control of the House on Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2012

Rev. Corey Brooks discusses his cross-country walk to raise money for a community center in Woodlawn. (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Finishes Cross-Country Walk To Raise Money For Community Center

A South Side pastor has completed his cross-country fundraising walk, and has returned to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2012

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

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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

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