Lisa Fielding

A CTA train. (CBS)

Transit Workers Union Files Suit Against CTA Over Distributing Campaign Material

The Amalgamated Transit Union claims the CTA has banned workers from sharing literature and talking about anything related to the 2015 Mayoral Race. As a result, they’ve filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of First Amendment rights of transit workers.

03/31/2015

Rachel Galbreath. (Credit: Justice for Rachel Galbreath Facebook page.)

Family Urges Public To Help Find Daughter’s Killer

Rachel Galbreath was found beaten to death inside her South Holland home on May 9 of last year.

02/28/2015

Jesus Davila with his ceremonial check. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Retired Naperville Man Steps Forward To Claim Largest Jackpot In Illinois History

A Naperville man has officially claimed the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

02/24/2015

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Considering Video Visitation For Jail Inmates

The Cook County Sheriff’s office said it is exploring use of so-called “visitation technology,” which would provide friends and family another option for communicating with inmates, by allowing them to visit remotely via computer.

02/24/2015

Nicole Gross and her family (Supplied photo)

With Medical Marijuana Program Kicking Into Gear, Reunion Coming For Naperville Family

Nicole Gross’ 8-year-old son Chase was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was six months old. When medication didn’t stop his seizures — as many as 4,000 a day — she and her sons moved to Colorado, where medical marijuana was legal and could help Chase, leaving her husband behind in Naperville.

02/10/2015

KeShon Newman, in white shirt, with his parents and dog, Chrissy. (Lisa Fielding)

Boy Hit By Bus Makes Miraculous Recovery

“Last thing I remember was walking out the door, walking my dog, then waking up in the hospital,” Keshon Newman says.

02/06/2015

Jimmy Fallon, Israel Idonije, Brian Bannon and Mike Kelly participate in the Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge Hoping To Break Last Year’s Record

Last year, thousands of people jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue beach, along with comedian Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was a social media challenge that boosted registration for this year’s Polar Plunge.

02/06/2015

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Two Western Suburbs Debut Smart Street Light System

Bensenville and Lombard are the first to debut the Smart Streetlight Program that uses smart, energy efficient LED streetlights.

02/03/2015

Police Generic

Berwyn Man Charged With DUI After Bold Ride Through Riverside

Riverside Police say it was 3:18 a.m. when 30-year-old Eric Quiroz was driving down Harlem with several other friends in the car.

02/03/2015

Groundhog

Woodstock Ready To Celebrate Groundhog Day

The Village of Woodstock is gearing up for its biggest day of the year: Groundhog Day.

02/01/2015

Kendra Prior at Giordano's says they have gotten early orders to make sure the pizzas arrive on time. (Credit: Lisa Fielding

Super Bowl & Blizzard Makes For Big Pizza Delivery Day

Delivery calls are coming in fast and furious at Giordano’s downtown.

02/01/2015

Hundreds of parents and daycare providers rallied outside the Thompson Center to call on lawmakers to restore child care funding. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Daycare Providers Rally To Get State Funding Restored

Hundreds of parents and daycare providers gathered at the Thompson Center on Friday to call on state lawmakers to restore funding to the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program.

01/30/2015

Ernie Banks' casket is on display during his public visitation. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Cubs Fans Gather At Public Visitation For Ernie Banks

Fans and friends of the late Ernie Banks gathered at Fourth Presbyterian Church on the Magnificent Mile for a public visitation for “Mister Cub,” who died of a heart attack one week ago.

01/30/2015

Rick Ricci, owner of Truefitt & Hill. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Downtown Barber Shop Offers Shave And A Haircut For Two Pence

Gentlemen are packing Truefitt & Hill on Monroe to get their two pence worth.

01/27/2015

Justin Patzer (Credit: Geneva Police Department)

Police Search For Suspect After Lockdown Lifted At Delnor Hospital In Geneva

An unidentified man armed with a “non-firearm” weapon entered the hospital and threatened a visitor. The hospital was locked down and staff called police, who began a search of the hospital.

01/27/2015

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

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

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

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