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Wilmette Theatre (courtesy: Kickstarter)

Wilmette Theatre Could Have Sad Ending Without Money For Digital Conversion

Major movie chains made the switch more than a year ago. The conversion has been much more difficult for small, independent theaters such as the Wilmette Theatre.

04/11/2014

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Snow Sculptures Take Shape At Navy Pier

Several teams from the U.S. and around the world are transforming 10-foot blocks of snow into creations of art. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

02/07/2014

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile with two of its "hot doggers." (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Who’s Driving Weinermobile? ‘Hotdoggers,’ Of Course

WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talks with a couple of the specially trained navigators.

01/24/2014

A tutor helps two youngsters during the Black Star Project's Holiday University. (Lisa Fielding)

Some Chicago Students Attending ‘Holiday University’ During School Break

While 12-year old Mikai Daniels’ friends are home playing with their new Christmas toys, he’s working on his math. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

12/26/2013

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Alcohol Mark-Downs Bring Even More Crowds To Closing Dominick’s Stores

One shopper said she purchased $1,500 in wine at half off.

12/16/2013

Rowe Clarke Math & Science Academy Rugby (Lisa Fielding)

More Girls Jumping Into Rugby

Rugby is one the fastest-growing sports in the U.S, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. In recent years, more and more women are joining the team.

10/04/2013

Appreciative students pose with donated toilet paper Monday. (CBS)

Donated Toilet Paper Will Help Soften Budget Cuts At Chicago Schools

Proctor & Gamble donated 10,000 rolls of toilet paper, 1,800 rolls of paper towels and 4,500 boxes of tissues.

09/30/2013

Maywood Public Library (Credit: Maywood.org)

Landmark Maywood Library Struggles To Keep Doors Open

It’s Maywood’s marquee landmark. Inside the historic Carnegie Building, the village’s public library will turn 140 years old next year.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2013

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1.7 Million Pack Lakefront For Air And Water Show

Federal budget cuts left the show with a little less sizzle this year, as all military airshow flights like the Thunderbirds were cancelled. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley found most spectators didn’t seem to notice.

08/18/2013

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Expanded Safe Passage Program To Be Ready For First Day Of School

City officials were putting the finishing touches on the new Safe Passage routes for Chicago Public Schools students, and said they’re ready for the first day of class a week from Monday.

08/16/2013

Cheryl Jackson wants FBI to investigate brother's death.

Suicide Or Murder? Woman Searches For Answers In Brother’s Death

Cheryl Jackson got the call that her brother Cary Owsley had killed himself on April 7th. She said his death was immediately ruled a suicide but Jackson says there was no autopsy and no forensics.

WBBM Newsradio–08/09/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

High-Rise Owners, Residents Fight Proposed State Rule For Sprinklers

Residents and owners of older high rises in Chicago were racing against the clock to fight a proposed state mandate that they say would force many residents to move.

07/26/2013

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick With Governor Quinn at the Greater Chicago  Food Depository. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Massachusetts Governor Pays Up On Bet With Governor Quinn

It was pay up time at the Greater Chicago Food Depository as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick returned to his hometown to settle his wager with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

07/23/2013

Would-be extras line up to be cast in "Transformers 4," part of which will be filmed in Chicago. (CBS)

Call For ‘Transformers’ Extras Draws Thousands To Skokie

Outside the Holiday Inn in Skokie Friday, hundreds lined up around the hotel and into the back parking lot for a chance to be an extra in “Transformers 4.”

07/19/2013

Anel Bajtarevic holds up a check after claiming the largest instant game jackpot in Illinois history. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago Man Wins Largest Instant Game In Illinois History

For 26-year-old Anel Bajtarevic a trip to the grocery store on June 17 changed his life forever.

07/09/2013

Carlos Farmer works at the Anixter packaging center. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Chicago’s Anixter Center Celebrates Nearly A Century Of Service

It might appear to be your average packaging company on Chicago’s North side, but its employees make the Anixter center different from the others.

06/24/2013

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Chilly Weather Keeping Swimmers Away From Local Pools

An unusually cool start to the summer season has been hampering attendance at some local swimming pools.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2013

Tim McGraw spread cheer with south suburban military families Friday. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Tim McGraw Surprises, Honors Military Families

Singer Tim McGraw stopped by as part of Operation Homefront, a program that awards mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors and members of the armed forces.

05/24/2013

Clinton Shepherd prepares to embark on a two-day Ferris wheel ride. (Lisa Fielding)

Navy Pier Employee Taking A Two-Day Ferris Wheel Ride

Clinton Shepherd hopes to get into the Guinness World Records book by riding the Ferris Wheel for two days. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.

05/17/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks to city officials and local residents as he tours flood damage in the Albany Park neighborhood on April 19, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Day After Flooding, Mayor Makes First Tour Of Damage In Albany Park

More than a day after many city streets were flooded from heavy rain, Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his first tour of the Albany Park neighborhood, the area hardest hit in Chicago.

04/19/2013

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