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Christine. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Woman In Hyde Park Refuses Offers To Move Inside To Shelter

CBS 2′s Jim Williams found one woman on Chicago’s streets who rejects even the best intentions.

01/07/2014

Rory McIlroy attempts a putt on the sixth hole green during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Arizona. Round one play was suspended on February 20 due to inclimate weather and is scheduled to be continued today. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Believe It Or Not, Dozens Have Signed Up To Play Golf On Sunday

Cold? What cold? More than 100 golfers have signed up for the annual Eskimo Open at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont this weekend.

01/03/2014

Parking Dibs After Blizzard

With Major Snow Comes Chicago Tradition: Chairs, Orange Cones — Anything — To Mark ‘Dibs’

Some streets end up looking like winter block parties, with all of the chairs. WBBM also saw two-gallon buckets, two-by-fours, boxes and a container of antifreeze used to mark excavated parking spaces.

01/02/2014

Parking restriction in the West Loop. (CBS)

Day Tripper Parking Ban Experiment Turns Sour

The City’s attempt to protect free parking for residents and business just west of the Loop has a lot of people upset.

12/26/2013

Taxi

Cabbies Create Pin-Up Calendar To Fund Lawsuit Against City

The pin-up calendar was created by Melissa Callahan, a cabbie who argues cab drivers should be considered city employees.

12/26/2013

A fire displaced at least three residents from a Throop Street home Christmas morning. (Mike Krauser/CBS)

Family Displaced By Christmas Morning Fire In Englewood

A man identifying himself as Richard stood on a neighbor’s porch, as firefighters put out the fast-moving fire and tossed smoldering furniture out the first floor windows.

12/25/2013

Dallas Wiens appeared in Chicago on Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013. (Mike Krauser/CBS)

Face-Transplant Recipient: ‘My Entire Story Is A Miracle’

Dallas Wiens asks that people consider donating their faces, much like they might agree to donate their organs if they happen to die prematurely.

12/04/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Jail Inmates Get Chance At Career Through Barber School

It has been nearly two years since the Cook County Sheriff’s Department allowed the owner of some local barber colleges to start a barber college in the jail.

12/03/2013

Brodney Serrano, 3, is recovering from a brain injury over the summer. (La Rabida Children's Hospital)

Boy, 3, Celebrates Thanksgiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury

When WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser visited, a smiling Brodney Serrano was surrounded by family.

11/28/2013

Olgi Freyre wrote this angry note to the person who stole her bike, and posted it near the bike rack where her bicycle had been. (Credit: Dave Wischnowsky)

Angry Note To Thief Prompts Good Samaritan To Buy Woman A New Bike

Olgi Freyre’s $700 bicycle was stolen in the middle of the day from a bike rack near Lincoln and Belmont avenues, outside the art supply store where she works.

10/30/2013

FBI

Federal Informant Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Michael DiFoggio, 58, was found inside the office of his business in the 3200 block of South Shields Avenue, around 10 p.m. Tuesday, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

10/30/2013

Actor Scott Schwartz poses next to a statue of the famous "triple dog dare" scene in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story." Schwartz played Flick, a kid whose tongue got frozen to a flagpole on a schoolyard dare. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

‘A Christmas Story’ Immortalized With Hammond Statue

Poor Flick’s tongue is going to be stuck to that flagpole forever. Sort of.

WBBM Newsradio–10/29/2013

Court Generic

Mexican Immigrant Fighting Deportation, Fears He’ll Be Killed By Drug Cartels

A 42-year-old undocumented Chicago resident is asking an immigration judge to allow him to stay here, claiming he’ll be killed by drug traffickers if he’s sent back to Mexico.

10/09/2013

Former Ickes Homes Residents Want Replacement Housing Built

Some public housing residents who were displaced when their high-rise buildings were demolished on the South Side have been trying to pressure the Chicago Housing Authority to build replacement housing.

09/26/2013

Future Energy Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry

New Exhibit At Museum Of Science And Industry Teaches Kids About Energy

“Kids today will be the ones discovering and implementing the energy solutions of tomorrow,” Museum President David Mosena said. “It’s imperative to engage them in this vitally important topic.”

09/18/2013

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convict Who Claims Police Torture Wants Case Moved Out Of Cook County

Lawyers for a man who has spent 31 years in prison for a rape he claims he did not commit have requested the case be moved out of Cook County, after the judge hearing the politically-charged case recused herself.

09/11/2013

A couple and their son pose with the Stanley Cup at Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville. (Credit: CBS)

Stanley Cup Visits Sick Kids At Ronald McDonald House

“Some of these families are going through the very most difficult periods of their lives, and to get a little respite, a little sense of joy with something they probably wouldn’t normally see – the Stanley Cup – it’s wonderful,” Ronald McDonald House CEO Doug Porter said.

09/05/2013

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Opponents Want CTU’s Lewis To Run For Mayor

A group of activists has launched a grassroots effort to recruit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

09/03/2013

Protesters from Tecoma, Australia, rally outside the Parliament House in Melbourne, to oppose plans to build a McDonald's in the small mountain town. (Credit: Twitter)

Aussies To Deliver Petition Opposing McDonald’s In Small Mountain Town

The residents of a small Australian mountain town have gathered more than 90,000 signatures from people opposed to a McDonald’s restaurant, and planned to deliver them by hand to McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook on Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

More Cops Than Ever Looking For Drunk, Distracted Drivers

Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.

08/29/2013

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