Lisa Fielding

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

Wrigley Building

Landmarks Group To Present Annual Awards For Historic Preservation

The iconic Wrigley Building, the Indian Boundary Field House in Rogers Park, and the Fortnightly Club of Chicago will be honored for their architectural significance to the city this weekend.

10/31/2014

Nik Wallenda will walk a tightrope from the Marina City Towers to the Leo Burnett Building, 50 stories above the Chicago River. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Crews Making Preparations For Wallenda’s High-Wire Walk

Trailers and generators line the Dearborn Street Bridge as crews prepare for Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk on Sunday night.

10/29/2014

Vintage Confections owner Cheryl Carr  (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Vintage Confections

Tucked away inside a small store front in Clarendon Hills is a place Willy Wonka could be proud of.

10/20/2014

(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Catholic Charities Selling Designer Clothing To Raise Money For Mary’s Closet

Racks and racks of designer clothes, shoes and accessories are for sale at low prices this weekend as part of Catholic Charities’ Encore event.

10/18/2014

Rock musician Dee Snider talks about his holiday show, which will run in Chicago. (Lisa Fielding)

Rock Wild Man Dee Snider Brings ‘Christmas Tale’ To Chicago

The Twisted Sister frontman says his “Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” is a sort of “Wonderful Life” show that mixes Christmas with rock and roll.

10/14/2014

Riley's Trick Shop. (Credit: Facebook)

End Of An Era For One Of Chicago Area’s Last Magic & Novelty Shops

Riley’s Trick shop in Palos Hills has been making people laugh for decades.

10/11/2014

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