John Waelti

Family, Friends Release Balloons To Mark Anniversary Of Shamiya Adams' MurderA young victim of Chicago violence is remembered a year later as balloons are released into the sky, and prayers are said.
Amid Scandals, College Of DuPage Getting 3 New TrusteesThe 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.
Woman Jogging In Cook County Forest Preserve Fends Off Attacker With Pepper SprayA runner is said to be doing ok after being attacked in a Cook County Forest preserve over the weekend, reports WBBM’s John Waelti.
Emanuel Wins Hospitality Union Backing, As Garcia Works To Shore Up SupportOn 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.
Emanuel, Garcia Spar Over Obama Presidential Library BidThe second phase of Chicago's mayoral campaign is underway with the two sides battling it out over the proposed Obama Presidential Library.
Round Two Begins In Race For Mayor; Emanuel Vs. Garcia On April 7After 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.
Thieves Steal Nearly Half A Million In Diamonds From Schaumburg StoreIt happened at about 8 p.m. when two males walked into the Jared jewelry store in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
Cook County Forest Preserves Celebrate District's CentennialOne 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.
Fr. Pfleger: Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lives OnA 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.
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.
Gov. Quinn Grants Clemency To Three AbolitionistsGovernor Quinn has added three more names to his clemency list, men convicted of what were then crimes more than 170 years ago.
Old Industrial Site On Lake Calumet To Become Nature Preserve, Bike ParkThe 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.