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The Troost family has been making memorial headstones for 125 years. (Credit: Lisa FIelding)

Made In Chicago: Peter Troost Monuments

Inside one of four warehouses in Hillside, artisans are busy etching, plotting and creating granite headstones. Each letter, each design is someone’s legacy, a family’s closure.

01/26/2015

Myrah Felters and her parents Maurice & Cherise watch her therapy with Dr. Lisa Thorton at La Rabida Children's Hospital. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

13-Year-Old Girl On The Mend After Brain Surgery

Myrah Felters was a cheerleader, dancer and track star when she started experiencing severe headaches. Soon after, doctors found a tumor in her cerebellum.

01/20/2015

Kerry Wood. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Former Cub Kerry Wood Hosts Fourth Annual Woody’s Winter Warmup

When pitcher Kerry Wood retired a Cub, he knew he wanted to stay in Chicago and give back.

01/13/2015

Elijah Jackson and his parents. (Credit: March of Dimes)

Elgin Boy Named March Of Dimes National Ambassador

12-year-old 7th grader Elijah Jackson from Elgin is a happy and active kid but his mother Elise said it wasn’t always that way.

01/13/2015

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West Loop Park Patrons Call On Dog Owners To Pick Up Poop

Park patrons in the West Loop are calling on police to ticket irresponsible dog owners who leave dog droppings behind, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

01/13/2015

Zarine Kahn (R) and Shafi Ullah Khan, the parents of Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, listen as an attorney for their son talks to reporters after a federal court hearing on October 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Mohammed Khan was arrested on October 4 while attempting to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport to Vienna, where he allegedly planned to travel on to Istanbul and eventually to Islamic State locations in Iraq or Syria according to the criminal complaint filed against him.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mom Of Alleged Islamic State Recruit Condemns Paris Terror Attacks

The suburban Chicago mother of a 19-year-old man facing a terrorist charge for trying to join Islamic State militants says the group is “brainwashing” youths via social media. And she declared, “Leave our children alone!”

01/13/2015

Cold Thermometer

City Takes Landlords To ‘Heat Court’

This week’s extreme cold has prompted an emergency hearing to force landlords to restore heat to apartment buildings across the city.

01/09/2015

Matthew Jazwinski and the rest of his band Pulse Beat.

Teen Band Rocks For A Cause

12-year old Matthew Jazwinski is a 7th grader at Cary Junior High School. He’s also a cardiac patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

01/07/2015

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Brookfield Zoo Prepares Animals For Cold

Brookfield Zoo’s three resident polar bears, six bison and two snow leopards are used to this kind of weather but Spokesman Bill Zeigler says they make sure the animals have indoor and outdoor access during severe cold.

01/06/2015

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Suburban Gas Stations See Price Hike

That gas station on the corner that’s been selling gas under $2 is suddenly up by 10-15 cents today.

01/06/2015

Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale features a number of musicians with local ties. (Photo courtesy of  John Yonover)

Local Musicians Star In Dee Snider’s Christmas Tale

Tommy Hahn was just a teenager in Milwaukee when he first met rocker Dee Snider.

12/27/2014

Angela Grovey. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Roosevelt Grad Stars In “Newsies”

Angela Grovey graduated from Roosevelt University with a degree in musical theatre.

12/17/2014

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Frustrated Bears Fan Turns Anger Into Holiday Parody Video

Feeling frustrated about a lost Bears season? A holiday parody may able to help and now it’s gone viral, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

12/16/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference announcing Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over Voter ID regulations at the Department of Justice on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General, Chicago Leaders Discuss Racial Tensions

The meeting is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama after clashes between protesters and police across the nation.

12/12/2014

Stasia Hawryszczuk, Dobra Bielinski & Sha Hua. (Credit: Lisa FIelding)

Made In Chicago: Delightful Pastries

(CBS) – It’s been a neighborhood bakery in Jefferson Park for more than a 100 years. For the last 16 years, Dobra Bielinski and her family have carried on the Polish tradition. “Our customers are […]

12/08/2014

Friday, protesters took to Chicago streets to protest police brutality. (CBS)

Smaller Police-Brutality Protest Takes To Chicago’s Streets

Marchers chanted: “This is what democracy looks like.”

12/05/2014

Buick Enclave. (Credit:  KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Suburban Car Dealer Offering Free Cars To Black Friday Buyers If It Snows On Christmas

Black Friday usually means lots of deals on toys, clothes and electronics, but one suburban car dealer is enticing shoppers with the potential to get a free car.

11/25/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police Expect Busy Thanksgiving Weekend On The Roads

With more people expected to be driving this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, Illinois State Police will be watching even more closely for drunken and distracted drivers.

11/25/2014

Kayla Harrison, an Olympic gold medalist in Judo. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Olympian And Sex-Abuse Survivor Brings Message To Chicago

Kayla Harrison was the first American to win an Olympic Gold Medal in Judo. She’s also a sexual abuse survivor. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.

11/07/2014

Nik Wallenda addresses the media Friday. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Wire-Walking Daredevil Prepared For Windy Conditions This Weekend, If Necessary

Nik Wallenda says he’s happy his tightrope walk isn’t for a couple of days, given Friday’s blast of winter-like weather.

10/31/2014

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