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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

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George: Same-Sex Marriage ‘Will Not Serve The Common Good’

One day after a group of clergy came together to support same-sex marriage in Illinois, Cardinal Francis George and 10 other Chicago area religious leaders spoke out against the legalization of gay marriage.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2013

Chicks, that are dyed with artificial colours, are sold at a street market in Beruit on March 28, 2012, to celebrate the Christian occasion of Easter. Lebanese traditionally buy coloured chicks in the lead up to Easter on April 6. AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Bunnies And Chicks May Be Cute, But They Don’t Make Good Pets

Every spring, Linda Estrada with the Animal Welfare League says the agency starts seeing rabbits and chicks — Easter animals that people realize they just cannot take care of.

03/29/2013

Original Rainbow Cone owner Lynn Sapp holds a cone of the store's signature ice cream; five layers of orange sherbet, chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and Palmer House ice creams. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Rainbow Cone Celebrates 87 Years In Beverly

For Lynn Sapp, ice cream is the family business.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2013

Evanston Police Office Sean O'Brien (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Evanston Honors Cop Who Pulled Boy From River

Sean O’Brien says he’s humbled by the honor and surprised by all the hype.

03/11/2013

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Authorities Seek To Exhume Body Of Poisoned Lottery Winner

It’s a fascinating mystery, with more questions than answers. Authorities have been trying to determine who poisoned a man who died days after winning a $1 million jackpot in a lottery instant game.

01/08/2013

Catlow Theater (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

Historic Barrington Theater Gets New Digital Projector

Last Friday, the theater debuted it’s new digital equipment and new sound system.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2012

Cyclists get their first ride on a new two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Opens Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Downtown

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

Powerball (CBS)

Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $550 Million As Sales Spike

Powerball fever has been sweeping the nation, as the record jackpot climbed to $550 million on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2012

Hundreds of supporters of Israel gather on the plaza at the Thompson Center on Nov. 20, 2012, after nearly a week of fighting in the Gaza Strip between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. (Credit: CBS)

Supporters Of Israel, Palestinians Stage Downtown Rallies

As negotiations continued to end the days of fighting between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza strip, dueling rallies were held in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, by both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2012

Workers prepare Hostess Twinkies for packaging at the Interstate Bakeries Corporation facility April 20, 2005 in Schiller Park. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Hostess Snacks Flying Off Shelves After Company Shuts Down

Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business, and customers have been rushing to local stores to grab their favorite fatty, sugary snacks before they’re gone.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

Hot Food Truck

2 Food Truck Owners Filing Lawuit To Overturn City Ordinance

An attorney for two local food truck owners said they plan to file a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, arguing a new food truck ordinance unfairly restricts where they may operate.

WBBM Newsradio–11/13/2012

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