Mary Frances Bragiel

Classroom (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Quinn: Kids Come Before Superintendents

Governor Pat Quinn says the only way he see’s regional school superintendents getting paid is at the local level.


Van In Lake Zurich Fatal Crash

Lake Zurich Police Increase Reward In Deadly Hit-And-Run

Police in Lake Zurich are desperate for more information involving the hit and run of a teenager girl so the amount of reward money being offered has been increased.



Proposed Tollway Expansion Plan Creates Jobs, Reduces Congestion

The proposed tollway expansion plan attracted hundreds of people Friday night to several Chicago suburbs. Many like the idea despite a plan to increase toll fares


President Obama addresses a national audience Monday night. (AP)

Immigration Activists: Obama Has Failed At Reform

Members of the Latino community, upset over a federal program called Secure Communities, or S-Comm, rallied in front of President Barack Obama’s re-election headquarters Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Surveillance video from the parking lot of the Miller train station on the South Shore Line shows a man fleeing the scene on a bike after raping a 68-year-old woman on Aug. 13, 2011. (Credit: NICTD Transit Police)

Police, Community Group Search For Rapist In Gary

An advocacy organization is planning on meeting with the police chief to help find the person who allegedly raped a 68-year-old woman this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

CTA Train Car

Green Line Robbery Suspects Include 10-Year-Old: Police

Two days after warning the public about the theft of electronic devices on Green Line trains, police arrested four suspects Thursday, the youngest being a 10-year-old boy.


Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Defends Proposal To Raise Property Taxes For CPS

Finances are on the mind of Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard, on the first day of the new school year for some students.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Michigan Avenue Crash

Cab Driver Ticketed For Hitting 2 Little Girls On Mag Mile

A cab driver from Richton Park has been ticketed for hitting two little girls on the Magnificent Mile over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Crime Scene Tape generic sized image

1 Stabbed, 3 Others Injured In Rolling Meadows Fight

Several people were reportedly stabbed early Monday in a parking lot northwest suburban Rolling Meadows.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2011

A Customer Fills Out Choices For An Illinois Lottery Ticket Purchase. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

$29.5M Lotto Ticket Claimed By Suburban Resident

Someone has now come forward to claim a winning lottery ticket purchased in the south suburbs in June.


Renee Harris

Grocery Store Employee Charged With Armed Robbery

A temporary contractor for a north suburban grocery store has been charged with armed robbery.


A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

West Nile Mosquitoes Found In The Suburbs

Mosquitoes taken in a trap on the East Side of Aurora have tested positive for the West Nile virus, the Kane County Health Department said Friday.


Damage to the Fern Room at the Garfield Park Conservatory. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Conservatory Seeks Donations For Glass Repair

The June 30 hailstorm that destroyed a portion of the Garfield Park Conservatory has prompted a fundraising drive to sustain the institution until insurance kicks in.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Susan G. Komen Walk

3-Day Walk For Breast Cancer Research Steps Off

Nearly 2,000 people clad all in pink are gathering Friday to begin a three-day walk to raise funds for breast cancer research.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011


Quinn Signs DREAM Act Into Law

Two months after the Illinois DREAM Act passed the General Assembly, Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign it into law Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–08/01/2011

Snoop Dog. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

Snoop Dogg Launches Youth Football In Chicago

One year after promising to bring a youth football league to Chicago, rapper Snoop Dog has followed through on that promise, and the inaugural season kicked off Saturday.

WBBM Newsradio–07/30/2011

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Activists Arrested Trying To Stop Eviction Of Addison Family

An Addison mother and three sons are being evicted from their home, and some activists are trying to prevent it.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Van In Lake Zurich Fatal Crash

Police Narrow Down Description Of Vehicle In Deadly Lake Zurich Crash

Police in Lake Zurich now have a description of the vehicle involved in a crash that left an 18-year-old girl dead last week.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Ray Orozco

Former City Official Ray Orozco Takes Post At Maggie Daley’s Charity

A former high-ranking city official who lost his job when Mayor Richard M. Daley decided not to run again has found another position.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

The Sunliner, a Chicago Water Taxi operated by Wendella Sightseeing Co., made two rescues along the Chicago River in July 2011. (Credit:

Coast Guard Honors Wendella Crews For Two River Rescues

The U.S. Coast Guard honored the crews of two Chicago River tour boats on Thursday for their bravery in two separate rescues along the river this month.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011