John Waelti

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.

06/17/2012

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

Stock Photo (William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

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

Hospital Bed

Indiana Supreme Court To Hear Lawsuit Over Higher Charges For The Uninsured

A lawsuit set to go before the Indiana Supreme Court next month will be anxiously watched by hospital administrators around the nation.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said an informal poll of teachers at 150 public schools showed "overwhelming" support for a strike if contract talks with the Emanuel administration break down. (Credit: CBS)

Possible Chicago Teacher Strike Looms After Talks Break Down

Talks have broken down between Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, and the possibility of a teacher strike is beginning to loom.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

A woman mails a package as the Christmas deadline looms. (CBS)

Postal Service: Online Filing Has Shrunken The Tax Day Rush

The tax filing deadline has arrived, and the U.S. Postal Service is gearing up for the usual last-minute filing rush.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2012

Best Buy

Best Buy To Close 1 Chicago Store, 5 In Suburbs

Best Buy — the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer — is announcing which of its many Chicago area stores will be closing next month.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Prom Dress

Glass Slipper Project Makes Prom Night Dreams Come True

Prom season is just around the corner, but as many parents know, prom is not always cheap.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Robert Newberry

Waukegan Man Held After Turning Eviction Into Police Standoff

A Waukegan man has landed in jail after turning a routine eviction into a tense police standoff.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger, Rep. Bobby Rush

Pfleger, Rush Applaud Decision To Charge George Zimmerman

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says he is grateful for the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, but he believes “stand your ground” laws are dangerous precedents that will lead to more unnecessary deaths.

WBBM Newsradio–04/12/2012

Rahm Emanuel With Students

Emanuel Scales Back Longer School Day

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard have agreed to scale back the longer school day for elementary students.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Hair Salon

Hairstylist’s Action May Have Saved Client’s Life

A longtime hairstylist is being honored by Hoffman Estates police for helping save an elderly client’s life.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2012

Water generic

Report: Indiana Tops Nation In Toxic Waterway Pollution

A new report shows Indiana’s factories topped the nation in toxic water pollution discharge in 2010.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Paris Sadler, 20, is charged with attempted murder of a police officer in the shooting of Chicago Police Officer Del Pearson. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Due In Court In Officer’s Shooting

An alleged gang member accused of shooting a Chicago Police officer last week is due in court Monday.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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