Mike Krauser

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

City Offering $5 Divvy Memberships To Low-Income Residents

Low-income residents in Chicago are being offered significant discounts on the city’s popular Divvy bike-sharing program.

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Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

American Flag Part Of Downstate Man’s Life Work

As America celebrates the Fourth of July, the flag flies from front porches coast-to-coast and for one man from downstate Illinois, that symbol of freedom has become part of his life’s work, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

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Thousands Line Route For Arlington Heights 4th Of July Parade

Thousands lined the streets of Arlington Heights today celebrating the Fourth of July with the largest parade in the region, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

Marilyn Hartman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Serial Stowaway Arrested At Midway Less Than 24 Hours After Jail Release

A California woman who’s been called a serial stowaway for her history of trying to board airplanes without a ticket has been arrested yet again in Chicago just after her release from jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015

4th Of July Fireworks

Fire Department Preparing For Likelihood Of Fires From Illegal July 4th Fireworks Displays

Just about all kinds of fireworks are illegal in Chicago, but that certainly doesn’t stop lots of people from shooting them off for the 4th of July every year, so the Fire Department will be watching closely for the problems that always result.

07/02/2015

Burglars crashed a stolen minivan into The Shop 147 in Beverly, and stole an undetermined amount of merchandise, mostly high-end clothing. (Credit: CBS)

Crash-And-Grab Duo Attempts Burglary At Clothing Boutique In Beverly

Glass was scattered over the sidewalk in front of The Shop 147, at the corner of 95th Street and Claremont Avenue, after burglars drove a stolen silver Dodge Caravan into the entrance around 4:15 a.m. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) said the crooks did not get inside.

07/02/2015

Injured police officer Densey Cole II talks with CBS 2 about his recovery. (CBS)

Paralyzed Chicago Cop Says He’s Being Evicted From Apartment City Pays For

A Chicago police officer who was left paralyzed after a crash in his patrol vehicle six years ago has been served with eviction papers at the apartment the city has been paying for.

07/01/2015

Smoke from forest fires in Canada obscures the sunrise on Tuesday in Sheridan, Illinois (Source: Donna Bolin)

Smoke From Canadian Forest Fires Creates Wild Skies In Chicago Area

Smoke from wildfires in northern Canada, have spread over a large portion of the Midwest, spreading as far south as Tennessee.

06/30/2015

Mosquitoes (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

June’s Record Rainfall Creating Bumper Crop Of Mosquitos

This month has been the wettest June on record in Illinois, according to the National Weather Service, and Desplaines Valley Mosquito Abatement DistrictBiologist Paul Geery said all the rain has created a bumper crop of floodwater mosquitos, which will be bad through the holiday weekend.

06/30/2015

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Two Murders On Same Block In Hammond In 24 Hours

Police were not saying if they believe the two fatal shootings are connected, but it appears the victims knew each other.

06/30/2015

Coast Guard Cracking Down On Drunk Boating This Weekend

Boaters are going to see more police and Coast Guard patrols on the lake this weekend, during a crackdown on drunk boating, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/27/2015

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Police: Red Line Sexual Assault Claim Unfounded

Police are now saying a woman’s claim that she was sexually assaulted on a CTA train is unfounded, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/27/2015

A Metra passenger recorded a scuffle between Metra police officers and another passenger who was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. (Source: YouTube)

WATCH: Metra Cops Stun Passenger In Incident On Board Train

A Bloomingdale man was planning to sue Metra, after transit police shocked him with a stun gun earlier this week on board a train.

06/26/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cook County Businesses Fear Sales Tax Hike Would Send Customers Away

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to increase the county sales tax – five years after she won office by denouncing an identical tax hike imposed by her predecessor – has some business owners on the county’s outskirts worried they’ll lose customers.

06/25/2015

This appears to be the handiwork of a black bear that broke into Panos Farms. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Indiana Wildlife Experts: Don’t Feed The Bear

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has asked people not to leave food out for the bear, as some have done, hoping to draw the bear in.

06/25/2015

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Inmates Sue State Over Use Of Solitary Confinement

According to the federal lawsuit, on any given day, 2,300 of the state’s 48,000 inmates are held in isolation, some for years.

06/24/2015

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Honey Heists Point To Furry Culprit: Bears

Panos Farms in Michigan City, Ind. produces 20,000 pounds of honey — maybe a few pounds less, now.

06/22/2015

A group demonstrators on Michigan Avenue protesting the use of carriage horses.(Credit: Mike Krauser)

Michigan Ave. Demonstration Targets Use Of Horse Carriages

The protesters stood on the edge of the Water Tower Park on Michigan Avenue at Pearson Street, a staging area for the carriages.

06/20/2015

The front facade of the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Arson Investigators Examining Four Small Fires At Gold Coast Hotel

Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/20/2015

One man was killed in the fire in the 300 block of 88th Place. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Fire Officials: No Working Smoke Detectors In Chatham Home Where Man Died In Fire

Chicago Firefighters this morning returned to the scene of a fire that killed a 55-year-old man on the South Side Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/20/2015

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