Lisa Fielding

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Behind The Plate: Clark’s Crew

It’s a quiet Sunday morning before a home game and dozens of little feet are scurrying around Wrigley Field. It’s the second Clark’s Crew of the season where inquisitive kids under 13 get to talk with the Cubs’ mascot and players.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2015

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discusses his push to get low-level jail inmates released more quickly. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Classifieds Website Files Lawsuit Against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is suing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart over his fight against the classified website’s adult section.


The Lunch Bus program has been around since 2010. It makes 21 stops and serves 1,000 meals a day during the summer.(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Volunteers Spread The Word About Summer Meals In Chicago

Volunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues) go door-to-door to let residents in the Lawndale neighborhood know about summer meals.


Level 257 is located in the old Sears warehouse in Woodfield Mall. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Level 257

The space is the old Sears warehouse transformed into an adult playground.


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Behind The Plate: Cubs Fan Remembers 1938 World Series

88-year-old Charlie Greenstein recalls the players he saw on the field that late summer day in 1938.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2015

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Behind The Plate: Cubs Outfielder Matt Szczur’s Life Saving Decision

Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur was a standout football and baseball player at Villanova University in late 2009 when he decided to sign up for his coach’s bone marrow foundation, Be The Match.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2015

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Illinois Man Makes Hometown Debut In “Kinky Boots”

Joe Coots grew up in the small town of Winnebago, just west of Rockford.


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Carol Stream Police Searching For Suspects Who Drained Town Center Fountain

Police in Carol Stream are on the lookout for three people who drained tens of thousands of gallons of water from the Town Center fountain over the weekend.


A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Arlington Heights Pet Store Gets Reprieve After Suburb Opts Out Of County Puppy Mill Ordinance

An Arlington Heights pet store gets a reprieve from the Cook County puppy mill ordinance for now, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.


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Behind The Plate: Ted Butterman And The Cubs Dixieland Band

In their 34th year, the band has become as much a staple at Cubs games as hot dogs and Old Style.


Suitcases of foreign exchange students in the parking lot of Elmhurst College. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Illinois Exchange Students Head Home

Hundreds of suitcases fill the parking lot outside Elmhurst College as 500 international students board buses to the airport to go back home.


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Behind The Plate: Cubs Reliever Gives Back To Cancer Patients

When Cubs reliever Jason Motte lost a loved one to cancer, his life took on new meaning.


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With Cell Phone Thefts On The Rise, Police Say There Are Ways To Protect Yourself

Brian White with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve seen more strong armed robberies and thefts in recent years, but he says now there are new ways to protect yourself.


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Behind The Plate: Cubs Authentics

The Cubs Authentics program began in 2012 and is designed to cut out the middle man and combat fraud.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015

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Victim Of Fireworks Accident Has Message Of Safety

(CBS) — Jameson Lamb was celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with his family in Michigan three years ago when a roman candle severely damaged his right eye. “At first, it felt like I got […]


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Behind The Plate: ‘Quick Rick’ Records Balls And Strikes

They call him “Quick Rick,” and he’s known to have the fastest fingers in baseball.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2015

Pizza Chain Honors Developmentally Disabled Man For 20 Years Of Service

For two decades, 47-year-old James Davis has been working at the Little Caesar’s Pizza, 3337 W. North Ave.


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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field Gives Back To Its Neighbors

It’s the morning after a big night game at Wrigley Field and David Rosato and his crew are up bright and early to clean up the neighborhood even before the neighborhood is up.


A new baby dolphin at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

It’s A Boy! Dolphin Born At The Shedd

Mom, Piquet ,and her newest baby boy.


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Lawmakers OK Return Of Happy Hour To Illinois

The state has banned happy hour drink specials since 1989, in an effort to cut down on drunk driving, though bars and restaurants were still allowed to designate “happy days,” when they could offer discounted drinks on a specific day of the week.