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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.

06/02/2015

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Behind The Plate: Glencoe Fan Is One Of Wrigley’s Longest Season-Ticket Holders

She’s a staple in section 14, row 1 just behind the Cubs dugout. Decked out in her red top, blue pants and her Cubs earrings, Carol Haddon has rarely missed a game.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2015

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Behind The Plate: Grounds Crew Keeps Wrigley Field Beautiful

What does it take to take care of one of America’s prettiest lawns?

05/25/2015

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Made In Chicago: Richard Bennett Custom Tailors

CHICAGO (CBS) — You could say Albert Karoll knows a thing or two about the clothing business. “I come from a third generation men’s clothing business here in Chicago. My grandfather was Herb Karoll who […]

05/25/2015

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Behind The Plate: Joe Maddon Brings Family Recipe To Wrigley Field

The newest addition to the Wrigley Field concession stands comes straight from new Cubs skipper Joe Maddon.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2015

A high school student gets help getting glamorized for prom. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Program Helps Teens Glam Up For Prom

When 17-year old Madison Brown heads to Marist High School’s prom, she’ll have a new dress, a new hairdo and a glamorous new look. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.

05/15/2015

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Neighbors Want “Very Rowdy Bar” To Give Up 4 A.M. Liquor License

Sarie Keller’s home is adjacent to the Bluelight, at 3251 N. Western Ave. She said, over the last several years, problems have escalated. The city has deemed the bar problematic, and has entered into a plan of operation with the bar, but Keller said the bar hasn’t complied with any of the city’s demands.

05/15/2015

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Therapy Dog New Big Man On Campus At Suburban School

Buck is a three-year-old boxer mix and he’s the newest addition to the staff at Buffalo Grove High School.

05/13/2015

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Behind The Plate: 95-Year-Old Usher Oldest And Longest Serving At Wrigley Field

June Palm is one of more than 80 ushers who escort fans to their seats, keep things orderly and make sure everyone is holding a ticket.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2015

Chicago Woman Who Suffers From Epilepsy Celebrating First Mother’s Day After ‘Miracle’ Birth

A Chicago woman is celebrating her first Mother’s Day after what she calls a miracle birth of twins this past week, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

05/10/2015

Humboldt Park Citizens Against Riot Fest call on the Chicago Park District to deny permits for the music festival to perform in Humboldt Park this year. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Ask Park District To Deny Riot Fest A Permit

A group of Humboldt Park residents on Friday angrily called on the Chicago Park District to deny Riot Fest permits to perform the annual music festival in the park, after the grass was badly damaged during last year’s festival.

05/08/2015

Workers and clients at Community Counseling Centers of Chicago protesting the closing of the clinic. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Mental Health Workers, Clients Protest Closing Of North Side Clinic

Employees and clients are demanding answers after the clinic announced it was abruptly closing its doors on May 31.

05/05/2015

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Behind The Plate: Longtime Organist Brings Sounds Of Summer To Wrigley

2015 makes 29 years for Gary Pressy behind the giant Lowry organ high atop his beloved Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2015

Jonas Valentine, 18, a transgender student at Round Lake High School, stands next to one of four gender neutral restrooms the school installed after he petitioned the school for better facilities for trans students. (Credit: Jonas Valentine)

Transgender Teen Gets School To Install Gender Neutral Bathrooms

When 18-year old Jonas Valentine came out as transgender, he felt isolated at school at first. “They then isolated me into the teachers’ locker room. They said students felt ‘uncomfortable’ with me in the normal locker room and bathroom. At first I felt like it was fair to the students, but now I’m realizing how unfair it is to myself.”

05/01/2015

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Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients

The number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, and more people are added to the list each year.

04/29/2015

Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

Earthquake Expert Says Midwest Risk Is Minimal

What regions of the U.S. are at risk for a major earthquake? WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talked to an earthquake expert about fault lines and risks here in America.

04/28/2015

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.

04/27/2015

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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–04/27/2015

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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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