Julie Mann

Woodstock Willie saw his shadow on Monday, predicting six more weeks of winter. (Credit: Rick Bellairs)

Groundhogs Predict Six More Weeks Of Winter

If you put any stock into the predictions of the groundhog, we’re in for plenty more snow and cold. Despite the snow, a couple hundred people showed up in the town square in far north suburban Woodstock find out what Woodstock Willie had in store for them, and it wasn’t what they wanted to hear: six more weeks of winter.


Snow in Batavia, Ill. (Credit: Lana Hinshaw-Klann)

Amid Blizzard, Firefighters Escort Woman In Labor To Hospital

The woman and her family members were on the way to the hospital, with no choice but to go into the snowstorm, on Sunday night, when her car went off the road.


Indiana Dunes

Talks Begin For Construction Of New Bridge, Would Give Access To Dunes National Lakeshore

Big ideas are crossing the minds of Indiana planners who envision a suspension bridge providing new access to the Dunes National Lakeshore. WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2012


‘Groovestock’ 3-Day Music Festival Shut Down When Landowners Balk

Police pulled the plug on a music festival that was expected to draw 1,000 people this past weekend, after the owners of the land for the festival said they were only expecting 20 campers to show up.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

Grid-Based Garbage Collection Begins In North Side Wards

Trash in a number of Chicago neighborhoods will be collected differently starting Monday, but the city hopes no one notices a difference.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

Maya Hirsch

City Settles With Family Of Girl, 6, Who Died In Hit-And-Run

A settlement has been reached between the City of Chicago and the family of a 4-year-old girl killed in a hit-and-run accident near Lincoln Park Zoo.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

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Wrong-Way Driver Makes It Almost 10 Miles On I-90

An Illinois state maintenance worker is credited with stopping a wrong-way driver on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway.


Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

McHenry County Man May Get To Keep Money Found In Garden

A McHenry County man is growing closer to collecting more than $100,000 found in his garden.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Homer Wright

Charges Dropped Against Elderly Man Who Shot Intruder

Cook County prosecutors have dropped weapons charges against an elderly man who shot a teenage burglar who broke into his Englewood home last week.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

(Credit: CHRISTOF STACHE/Getty Images)

PETA Wants Roadside Memorial For Cows

Should cows that died on Illinois roadways be remembered with a roadside memorial? PETA says yes.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

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Police: Man Stole Snow Blower, Hit Owner With Pickup Truck

Snow removal may have been the motivation behind a hit and run this week in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012


Lawsuit: Wine Expert Lashed Out At Woman After Bad Yelp Review

A war of words on the Internet has now culminated in a lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Incumbent State Rep Misses Deadline For Primary Ballot

A longtime suburban lawmaker is being forced to run for re-election as a write-in candidate.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Huawei Ideos S7 (File Photo: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Couple: Tablet PC Bought For Daughter, 7, Was Full Of Porn

A Chicago couple says in a lawsuit their family Christmas was ruined last year, after a used tablet PC bought as a gift for a young girl turned out to be full of porn.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011


Judge To Homeless Protester: Get A Job Or Go To Jail

A judge in DuPage County has giving a well-known suburban squatter a choice; get a job or face jail time.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Restaurant Generic

Daily Deal Sites Blamed For Driving Restaurant Out Of Business

Popular daily deal sites are blamed for driving a hot dog diner into debt.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011


Pack Of Coyotes Surrounds Woman, Dogs In Lincoln Park

A Lincoln Park neighborhood woman says she is fearful for people walking their dogs on the North Side after a very close encounter with a pack of coyotes Tuesday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2011

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Convicted Killer Wants New Trial, Says His Sentence Was Too Soft

A convicted murderer who argued his sentence was too light has won his fight for a new trial.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Michael Whitney, 58, is charged with the rape and murder of Darlene Stack, 28, in Wheaton in 1976. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Suspect To Plead Guilty In 1976 Wheaton Murder

The book may close Thursday on a 35-year-old murder in Wheaton.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Waukegan Robbers Ordering Victims To Disrobe

Thieves in the Waukegan area appear to be taking a new tactic to delay their victims from calling 911.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011