Mary Frances Bragiel

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DeKalb County School Supt. Has To Live Off Wife’s Income

The DeKalb County Regional Superintendent of Schools admits it’s challenging not receiving a paycheck from the state, but says he’s holding out hope that Gov. Pat Quinn will put back the money he removed.

WBBM Newsradio–07/28/2011

James Ealy

Attorneys: Suppress Confession In Lindenhurst Burger King Murder

Attorneys for the Lake Villa man, charged with the murder of a fast food restaurant manager, want an alleged admission of the crime thrown out.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Burke’s Daughter Appointed To $117,000 State Post

The daughter of Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke has been appointed to a state post.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011


Tugboat Crashes In Sanitary And Ship Canal

A half dozen tugboat crew members are safe Thursday morning, after being involved in an accident in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011

File Photo (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Sleep Disorder Business Owner Bilked Investors, Lived Lavishly

Federal authorities say a Glencoe man led investors to believe their money was going into a sleep disorder business, but he actually used it to buy a mansion, run a tattoo parlor, and live a lavish lifestyle.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011


Big Discounts As Remaining Borders Bookstores Prepare To Close

Beginning Friday, everything at the remaining Borders bookstores is 40 percent off.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin (CBS file)

Durbin, Kirk: Eliminating Debt Ceiling Is A Bad Idea

Ratings agency Moody’s believes if the U.S. eliminates the debt ceiling, it would reduce the uncertainty amongst bond holders.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

(CBS File Photo)

Police Department Shifting 92 More Officers To Streets

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy are putting another 92 officers of the street – 53 of them are rookies, new graduates from the police academy.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2011


Supporters Say They Won’t Back Obama If He Allows Entitlement Cuts

More than 200,000 people across the country say they will not support President Barack Obama in his run for 2012 based on some of the proposals coming out of the debt ceiling talks.

WBBM Newsradio–07/15/2011

Jenna Jameson retires from the adult film industry in 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Jenna Jameson, DuPage Theater Owner May End Legal Battle

The on-going legal drama involving porn star Jenna Jameson, and the owner of two Chicago area movie theaters, could be coming to an end.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Police Already Preparing For G8 Summit

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says he is wasting no time in preparing his police force for next year’s G8 and NATO summits.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011


Coyote Spotted Near McCormick Place

A coyote spotted near McCormick Place Friday morning has the city’s Animal Care and Control officials monitoring the situation.

WBBM Newsradio–07/08/2011

Darren Hayes (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Indiana Man Charged In Boystown Beating, Stabbing

A 24-year-old northwest Indiana man has been charged in the attack in which a man was stabbed on the Boystown strip last weekend.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Photo Of The Convention Floor At The National Restaurant Association Show At McCormick Place. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Restaurant Show May Leave Chicago Over Scheduling Conflict

A spat has erupted between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the head of the National Restaurant Association over the dates of the annual event, which will overlap with the NATO and G8 Summit.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky, Other U.S. Reps Question Safety Of ‘Brazilian Blowouts’

A popular procedure for women to tame frizzy hair is getting some push back from members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra: Double Charges On Credit Cards Will Be Rectified

Metra officials say some customers were overcharged when they used their credit cards to buy train tickets last week.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

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State Drops Writing Exam For Illinois Students

The state is expected to save nearly $2.5 million, now that Gov. Pat Quinn has eliminated writing exam for Illinois students.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

Fireworks erupt over Navy Pier on Monday night, July 4. (CBS)

Some Not Thrilled By Chicago’s July 4 Fireworks

For 15 minutes Monday night, the city wowed the crowd with fireworks at Navy Pier.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

A bag is displayed backstage ahead of Louis Vuitton Men's Spring-Summer 2012 collection, presented in Paris. Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

High-End Retailer Burglarized On Michigan Ave.

Chicago police confirm the Louis Vuitton store at 919 North Michigan was burglarized at 6 a.m. Saturday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–07/02/2011

A beaming Maggie Daley appeared vibrant during one of her last public appearances as Chicago's first lady. (CBS)

Maggie Daley Was Back In Hospital Last Week

The former first lady of Chicago spent last week in the hospital.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011