The White House (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Suspicious Letter Sent To White House Linked To Homeless Chicago Man

It contained a milky white substance that tested negative at first for cyanide, and then positive during a second test. It’s being tested a third time.


(AP Graphic)

Letter To Gary, Ind. Mom: We’re Watching Your ‘Lovely’ Daughters

What Alfreda Murphy read prompted her to call the police and lock her children inside her home, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


Michelle Morrison (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Ex-Hospital Worker Gets Probation For Sending Letters To Patients Saying They Needed Lobotomies

Prosecutors accused Michelle Morrison of sending letters to Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital patients, claiming their electroshock therapy treatment had not worked.



Letter Sent To South Suburban Residents Reveals Non-Voters

A letter that went out to some people in the southwest suburbs ahead of today’s elections has sparked outrage from local residents and officials.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013


CPS Email To Parents Directs Them To Adult Web Site

The Chicago Public Schools system has apologized for sending an email to parents that included a typo in a web link that sent them to an erotic website as a result.


Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, announces plans Friday for members to take a strike-authorization vote next week. (CBS)

Principals To Union: We Decide Teacher Hiring

Thirty one principals in the Chicago public schools are sending a message to teachers union president Karen Lewis today.


Lauren Spierer, an Indiana University student, has been missing since June 3. (Spierer Family Photo)

Missing Indiana Student’s Mother Issues Angry Letter

The mother of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer posted a bitter letter on the family Web site Thursday — as she awaits the results of DNA testing on a skull found in the White River near Indianapolis.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2012

Elizabeth Parisian (foreground) and several other transit activists stage a protest in the lobby of Chase Tower, to demand Chase and other banks renegotiate high interest rate loans to public transit agencies. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Call On Banks To Renegotiate Loans To Transit Agencies

A group of about 50 transit activists swarmed into the lobby of a Loop bank on Thursday, demanding to know why big banks are being bailed out, while charging sky-high interest rates for loans to public transit agencies.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2012

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CTA, Metra, Pace Gang Up On RTA Over Consolidations

When Regional Transportation Authority Chairman John Gates wrote last week urging the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace to work more closely together, he wasn’t anticipating the collaboration that resulted.

WBBM Newsradio–05/31/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Report: New Letter Casts Doubt On Family Massacre Suspect’s Charges

New questions are being raised in the case of a father from Oswego who stands charged with killing his wife and three children in 2007.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Cardinal Francis George speaks to reporters during a visit to Children's Memorial Hospital on Christmas Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George: Rule On Contraception Would Be Attack On Religious People

Francis Cardinal George came out with guns blazing against a federal rule that would require employers to pay for contraception for their staff, but President Barack Obama has now announced changes to the rule.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

Church Generic

Joliet Bishop Slams Obama Administration Over Birth Control Rule

Roman Catholics in the Joliet Diocese will be hearing about birth control from their bishop at mass this weekend.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Drew Peterson

Peterson: ‘I’m Being Held Hostage Against My Will’

Drew Peterson recently remarked in a letter to a friend that he was “being held hostage against his will” in jail and made a long list of grievances about the conditions he is suffering through.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Northwestern University

NU President: Be Vigilant In The Wake Of Penn State

The president of Northwestern University sent an email to students and staff today concerning the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Catholic Bishops Slam Quinn For Presenting Pro-Choice Award

Gov. Pat Quinn was firing back on Thursday, after being attacked by the state’s Catholic bishops for presenting an award at an abortion rights group event.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

28 Aldermen Sign Letter Of Concern Over City Budget Cuts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was experiencing a first on Wednesday – pushback from a majority of Chicago aldermen. It’s all over his budget plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Metra CEO To Riders: Blame Fare Hike On Previous Administration

In a letter to Metra riders, the agency’s CEO on Friday called proposed fare increases “jolting” but necessary due to rising costs, lower income and inaction by the previous Metra administration.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: ‘We’re Doing A Herculean Job’ To Halt Asian Carp

Gov. Pat Quinn disagrees with the contention that the only way to block the Asian carp from the Great Lakes is to close the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

Asian Carp

States Continue Push To Close Sanitary & Ship Canal Over Asian Carp

Some Great Lakes States are putting pressure on the federal government to wall off the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to stop the spread of Asian carp.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

CME Florida

Florida Governor Trying To Lure CME Group

In the wake of a threat by the CME Group to leave Chicago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is now trying to lure the parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Board of Trade to his state.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011