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Kenny Patel.  (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Petition Drive Saves Downtown Snack Shop Owner

Kenny Patel says he’s overwhelmed by the support he’s received after word got out he may have to move out of his snack shop he’s owned for 27 years inside the CDW Building on Riverside Plaza.

13 hours ago

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Behind The Plate: One-On-One With Cubs Manager Joe Maddon

Maddon says he’s still in awe of his new job and his new office.

CBS Chicago–23 hours ago

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Doctors Warn About “More Dangerous” Forms Of Synthetic Marijuana

Dr. Patrick Lank, an emergency room physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said synthetic cannabinoid – or Spice – is nothing new; but what is new is the different forms that are popping up.

04/22/2015

Kenny Patel.  (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Small Shop Owner In Downtown Office Building Petitioning To Keep Business Open

Everyone calls him Kenny and he knows most of his customers by name.

04/21/2015

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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field’s New Video Board

(CBS) — It stands 95 feet high and is 42 feet wide and this season, it’s Wrigley Field’s crown jewel. The Chicago Cubs new video board has been a long time in the making. “This […]

04/20/2015

Grant Park from Columbus to the Auditorium Theatre. (Credit: NFL)

NFL Releases Details On What ‘Draft Town’ In Grant Park Will Look Like

Draft Town will be taking over Grant Park in a couple of weeks for the 2015 NFL Draft, and we’re getting our first look at what it will look like.

04/14/2015

Pam Bosley gets her first look at her son Terrell Bosley's statue (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Statue Display Honors Youth Felled By Gun Violence

A haunting tribute to young lives lost to gun violence was on display on the Gold Coast.

04/10/2015

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PetSmart Closes 3 Boarding Facilities Amid Spread Of Dog Flu

PetSmart has decided to close three of its animal boarding facilities in the Chicago area, due to the spread of canine influenza.

04/03/2015

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Transit Workers Union Files Suit Against CTA Over Distributing Campaign Material

The Amalgamated Transit Union claims the CTA has banned workers from sharing literature and talking about anything related to the 2015 Mayoral Race. As a result, they’ve filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of First Amendment rights of transit workers.

03/31/2015

Rachel Galbreath. (Credit: Justice for Rachel Galbreath Facebook page.)

Family Urges Public To Help Find Daughter’s Killer

Rachel Galbreath was found beaten to death inside her South Holland home on May 9 of last year.

02/28/2015

Jesus Davila with his ceremonial check. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Retired Naperville Man Steps Forward To Claim Largest Jackpot In Illinois History

A Naperville man has officially claimed the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

02/24/2015

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Cook County Considering Video Visitation For Jail Inmates

The Cook County Sheriff’s office said it is exploring use of so-called “visitation technology,” which would provide friends and family another option for communicating with inmates, by allowing them to visit remotely via computer.

02/24/2015

Nicole Gross and her family (Supplied photo)

With Medical Marijuana Program Kicking Into Gear, Reunion Coming For Naperville Family

Nicole Gross’ 8-year-old son Chase was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was six months old. When medication didn’t stop his seizures — as many as 4,000 a day — she and her sons moved to Colorado, where medical marijuana was legal and could help Chase, leaving her husband behind in Naperville.

02/10/2015

KeShon Newman, in white shirt, with his parents and dog, Chrissy. (Lisa Fielding)

Boy Hit By Bus Makes Miraculous Recovery

“Last thing I remember was walking out the door, walking my dog, then waking up in the hospital,” Keshon Newman says.

02/06/2015

Jimmy Fallon, Israel Idonije, Brian Bannon and Mike Kelly participate in the Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge Hoping To Break Last Year’s Record

Last year, thousands of people jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue beach, along with comedian Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was a social media challenge that boosted registration for this year’s Polar Plunge.

02/06/2015

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Two Western Suburbs Debut Smart Street Light System

Bensenville and Lombard are the first to debut the Smart Streetlight Program that uses smart, energy efficient LED streetlights.

02/03/2015

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Berwyn Man Charged With DUI After Bold Ride Through Riverside

Riverside Police say it was 3:18 a.m. when 30-year-old Eric Quiroz was driving down Harlem with several other friends in the car.

02/03/2015

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Woodstock Ready To Celebrate Groundhog Day

The Village of Woodstock is gearing up for its biggest day of the year: Groundhog Day.

02/01/2015

Kendra Prior at Giordano's says they have gotten early orders to make sure the pizzas arrive on time. (Credit: Lisa Fielding

Super Bowl & Blizzard Makes For Big Pizza Delivery Day

Delivery calls are coming in fast and furious at Giordano’s downtown.

02/01/2015

Hundreds of parents and daycare providers rallied outside the Thompson Center to call on lawmakers to restore child care funding. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Daycare Providers Rally To Get State Funding Restored

Hundreds of parents and daycare providers gathered at the Thompson Center on Friday to call on state lawmakers to restore funding to the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program.

01/30/2015

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