Julie Mann

Empty Classroom

Elgin Area School Board Taking Heat For Hiring New Administrator

Members of the Elgin Area U-46 school board got an earful from angry parents who are questioning a decision to hire a “chief of equity and social justice.”

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Shadow of a dog on a leash. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Warrant Issued For Man Accused Of Starving 27 Dogs

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces the filing of animal cruelty charges against a Bolingbrook man on Wednesday.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011


Outages From Storm Hammer Suburban Post Offices

Despite the unofficial pledge to deliver mail in snow, rain, heat and gloom of night, the U.S. Postal Service is being hammered today by power outages.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

Capone Gun

Capone Gun Sells For Nearly $110,000

A handgun once owned by gangster Al Capone has sold for almost $110,000 at an auction in London.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Levertis Williams (Photo Credit: Evanston Police)

Two Students Charged In Strong-Arm Robbery

Two Evanston Township High School students are accused of knocking several students to the ground and taking their cell phones in the hallways of the school.


President and Michelle Obama appear on a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show.  (Credit: Harpo Studios)

At Oprah Taping, Obama Praises Mayor Daley’s Service

President and Michelle Obama came to Chicago for a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show and had plenty of praise for Mayor Daley–and joked that he’ll need to help out new mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

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Police: Elderly Couple Wasn’t Out To Kidnap

Investigators in far west suburban Sugar Grove say they have gotten to the bottom of an attempted child abduction by an elderly couple.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Many Suburbs Set To Elect New Mayors

When suburban voters head to the polls tomorrow many will have a decision to make between the old and the new.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

A squirrel in action. (Credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Attempt To Smoke Out Squirrels Causes Apartment Fire

A man says he accidentally set his apartment building ablaze while attempting to smoke out squirrels that had taken up residence in the walls.


Jose Alberto Quiroz, Felicia Michelle Chavez

Man, Relative Charged After Girl’s Disappearance

A 27-year-old Chicago man and a relative of a runaway from Schaumburg are now charged with sex crimes and obstructing a police investigation.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2011

Blagojevich Attorneys: Lift Seal On Evidence

A new early-morning motion was filed today by attorneys for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, asking to have a court-ordered seal on all evidence lifted.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Chicago Firetruck, generic sized image

House Explosion Rocks Glendale Heights

A house explosion rocked west suburban Glendale Heights this morning.



Joliet Councilman Wants To Curb Free Lifetime Benefits

There would be no more free lifetime benefits for elected officials in Joliet, under a proposal backed by at least one city council member and a candidate for alderman.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2011

Cheese Hat

Man Created Cheese Hat From Mom’s Couch

Did you ever wonder who came up with the idea for the cheese-wedge hats proudly worn by Packers fans?

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011

Art Institute Lion

Art Institute Lions To Wear Bears Helmets

The Art Institute lions will be showing their support for the Bears starting Friday.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2011


Move To Eliminate Oak Lawn Village Manager Withdrawn

Oak Lawn voters who want to change the way government does business in the south suburbs will have to wait.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

Canada Goose

Coyote Decoys Deter Geese In DuPage County

DuPage County is gaining the upper hand in the battle to control the population of Canada geese with some clever decoys.

WBBM Newsradio–01/05/2011


Some Schools Doing Away With Gym Showers

Could required showers after gym class be a thing of the past for high school students?

WBBM Newsradio–01/04/2011

Photo Of A Golf Cart. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Winter Golfers Turn Out For Eskimo Open

With temperatures hovering around the mid 20’s on Sunday, it couldn’t have been a better day for a round of golf.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2011

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

DUI Offender Makes Public Service Video

A public service video from a convicted drunken driver is on its way to schools, churches and other agencies in Indiana.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2011