Keith Johnson

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

5 Dead, 18 Wounded In Weekend Violence

Five people have been killed and at least 18 others wounded — including a 12-year-old boy left in critical condition — in shootings across the city since Friday night.


Year Up

Non-Profit Seeks To Lead Disconnected Adults Into IT Careers

A national non-profit focused on closing the opportunity divide has set up a branch in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–09/29/2012

John Challenger

Challenger: Don’t Bring Your Political Soapbox To The Office

This year’s presidential race has stirred passions and ignited heated debate from all corners of the country and from every venue, including the workplace.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

File Photo (Getty Images)

Police Enforcing Seat Belt Laws Memorial Day Weekend

Some 2,600 law enforcement agencies in the Midwest are joining police departments throughout the national in an effort that also features extensive nighttime safety belt enforcement.


Timothy Evans

Report: Evans Hiring New Judges Despite Lack Of Need For Them

Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans appears to be moving ahead with his plan to hire more trial judges when they may not be needed.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012


Tollway Reroute Project Will Mean Detours, Confusion

A major highway project in the northern suburbs will mean detours and require a hefty dose of patience.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012


End Of Tax Exemptions To Result In Higher Lollapalooza Ticket Prices

Fans anticipating Lollapalooza 2012 in Grant Park could face sticker shock at the gate.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

Property Taxes

Report: Property Taxes Way Up In Many Suburbs

Some suburbanites are feeling the pain of decreasing property values and increased taxes.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Abortion Generic

Ill. House Committee Approves Bill Requiring Ultrasounds Before Abortion

Illinois state lawmakers who oppose abortion are trying to make it harder for women to make the decision to abort.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Illinois State Seal

Report: State DHS Kept Doing Business With Blacklisted Company

The Illinois Department of Human Services is being blasted for funneling over $1 million to a suspect company.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

U.S. Capitol Dome

Dozens File To Run For U.S. House Seats

Dozens of people have filed to run for Illinois’ 18 seats in the U.S. House.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

ComEd Squares Off With Quinn Again On Rate Increase Proposal

Gov. Pat Quinn is about to square off again against one of his favorite targets, ComEd, which wants to raise electric rates.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011


So Many Flies At Burger King, Inspectors Wouldn’t Open Mouths

A Burger King on the city’s South Side has been closed by the city, after inspectors found so many insects buzzing around that they were “afraid to open their mouths.”

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Police: Crime Down In Chicago For July

Police say crime was down in Chicago for the month of July, making it the 31st month in a row that’s happened.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

O'Hare Security Line

Experts Criticize Security Checkpoint Bypass For Pilots

Some experts are criticizing the newly-adopted express lane checkpoint for pilots at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

John Herman (Illinois Department of Corrections)

Rape Conviction Of Chicago Cop Reversed

Former Police Sgt. John Herman had been convicted of sexually assaulting a crack addict while on duty, but his attorneys said the sex was consensual.



Giordano’s Pizzeria Files For Bankruptcy

Chicago-based Giordano’s Pizza has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but wants to keep the business running during its reorganization.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Schools Delay ISAT Tests A Week

Chicago Public Schools are pushing back the start of key state exams by one week, to the second week of March, after schools complained that snow days had swallowed up their test preparation time.


A student sits with a laptop computer. (Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Two North Suburban Girls Charged With Cyberbullying

Two middle school students have been charged with harassment in an alleged case of cyberbullying against a female classmate.


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Currency Exchange Clerk Charged With Stealing Thousands

An employee of a south suburban currency exchange pilfered thousands of dollars in wire transfers, prosecutors charged Wednesday.