John Waelti

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 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


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

Chicago Police Officer Edward Pakula discusses performing CPR to save the life of a 21-month-old boy, after the boy's parents flagged Pakula down along the Chicago Skyway on July 28, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop: Saving Toddler’s Life ‘Overwhelming’

The police officer who saved a toddler’s life yesterday is telling his story.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2012

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

Woman Plunges Car Into Pond In Schaumburg

A red-faced driver got an unplanned dunk with her car in a Schaumburg pond on Wednesday afternoon.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2012

Kathleen Kearney (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Accused Of Stalking Theo Epstein Allowed To Leave State For Treatement

The Massachusetts woman accused of stalking Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein will be allowed to leave the state for mental health treatment.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Visitors line up for food tickets on the final day of the annual Taste of Chicago on July 15, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Taste Of Chicago Manager Confident Changes Proved A Success

Thousands streamed into Grant Park for the final day of this year’s Taste of Chicago on Sunday, and the festival’s manager said she’s confident changes this year — including a shorter schedule, but new attractions — have made it a success.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2012

Annual CFA International Cat Show Showcases Pedigreed Felines

23 Persian Cats Found In Squalor In Highland Park Garage

Homes are being sought for 23 Persian cats found in squalid conditions in Highland Park last month.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Indoor Smoking Ban Begins In Indiana

Indiana is the latest state to ban indoor public smoking, starting this week.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Gold Star Families Memorial and Park, located near Soldier Field, is dedicated to fallen Chicago police officers. (Credit: Todd Feurer, CBS Chicago)

Police, Families Honor Fallen Officers For Father’s Day

Police officers and their families held a Father’s Day memorial service on Sunday at a park dedicated to fallen officers.


A police gun and handcuffs.  [Generic] (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

State Bill Would Cut 65 Percent From Police Training Programs

HWith state lawmakers in cost-cutting mode, police departments across the state could feel the effects.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Casino Gambling

Bill For New Casinos Soon To Land On Quinn’s Desk

A bill that would create five new casinos in Illinois will likely land on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk by the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Northwestern University

NU Student Gives Robbers Some Common-Sense Advice, Robbers Leave

A little common-sense and a golden tongue got one Northwestern University student out of a robbery situation over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

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Veterans’ Museum Could Be Coming To Hoffman Estates

Northwest suburban Hoffman Estates could soon be the home of a new veterans’ museum.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Former Blagojevich Aide John Harris To Report To Prison

A former chief of staff for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich will report to jail next week.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012