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Humboldt Park neighborhood residents who did not want Riot Fest to return to that park this year were celebrating the music festival's decision to relocate to Douglas Park, and warning residents of that area of problems they believe it will create. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Gloat After Riot Fest Pulls Up Stakes For Douglas Park

The decision to move the popular Riot Fest from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park was cause for celebration, and a warning, from those who didn’t want the festival back in their neighborhood.

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Jazmine Longoria was reunited with her older brother, Argenis, on Thursday. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Immigration Authorities Allow Detainee To Donate Kidney To Sister

Jazmine Longoria was reunited with her older brother, Argenis, on Thursday outside the immigration court building in the South Loop just after his release.

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Chicago Park District lifeguards will be wearing new Tommy Bahama gear in 2015, as part of a marketing partnership. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This Weekend

Friday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.

05/21/2015

Heroin

Were Drug Addicts From Puerto Rico Victims Of Treatment Scam?

Puerto Rican drug addicts who have been sent to Chicago with the promise of world-class drug treatment have been ending up homeless, and a state lawmaker thinks they might be victims of identity theft.

05/20/2015

Douglas Park (Source: Riot Fest)

Riot Fest Moving To Douglas Park

Facing backlash from the Humboldt Park community for damage caused by last year’s festival, organizers of Riot Fest have moved the annual punk rock bash to Douglas Park.

05/20/2015

Emily Beazley (Supplied photo)

Young Cancer Victim Emily Beazley Dies After Inspiring 4-Year Struggle

A 12-year-old girl, whose four-year struggle with cancer galvanized her neighborhood and inspired a wave of support over the last several weeks, has died.

05/19/2015

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Non-Profit Holding Fishing Event For Military Vets On Chain-O-Lakes Sunday

A non-profit organization that helps military veterans deal with post traumatic stress disorder is hosting an event tomorrow on the Chain-O-Lakes called “Take a Vet Fishing.”

05/16/2015

Melvin Jacobs, Jr. (Source: Chicago Police)

Reward Offered In 2012 Murder Of Man In West Pullman

The parents of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death three years ago in the West Pullman neighborhood were back there today, asking neighbors to help find his killer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

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35 Dogs Rescued From Home In Glencoe

35 dogs were found living in what’s being described as a hoarder’s home in Glencoe, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Palatine House Fire

Mother Killed, Disabled Daughter Critically Injured In Palatine House Fire

Palatine fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday night that left a 63-year-old woman dead and her disabled daughter critically injured, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Pilsen activists protest a land deal involving Jesuits that they claim would price residents out of the neighborhood. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Pilsen Activists Say Jesuits Are Contributing To Gentrification With Land-Speculation Deal

The critics say they’ll take their fight over a 500-unit luxury condo development all the way to the Pope, if it comes to that. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports.

05/15/2015

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Community Meeting In Response To Teen Sexting ‘An Awakening For Many Parents’

Parents in the Beverly, Morgan Park, and Mount Greenwood neighborhoods said they learned some eye-opening lessons Thursday night, when they attended a community meeting organized by police and the local alderman, in response to recent sexting incidents involving children.

05/15/2015

Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

No Charges Against Zion Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Justus Howell

Lake County prosecutors announced an investigation has determined a Zion police officer was justified when he shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell last month.

05/14/2015

Fairdale Home Damages_Ed Curran

DeKalb County Changing Zoning Laws For Fairdale To Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

DeKalb County officials have said they’re committed to making sure everyone who wants to rebuild after last month’s tornado in the small town of Fairdale can clear any legal hurdles that might be in their way.

05/14/2015

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Naperville Man Says Police Have Pulled Him Over More Than 200 Times

Naperville police have launched a formal investigation into the conduct of two officers at the scene of a traffic stop involving a local liquor store owner who says he’s been harassed by police for decades, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/13/2015

Gilbert Galvan (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Canada’s “Phantom Bandit” Caught Stealing Liquor From Jewel

A man dubbed the “Phantom Bandit” for his ability to rob banks and then disappear was very much there when police arrested him for the alleged theft of nearly $1,000 in liquor from a Barrington grocery store.

05/13/2015

Fairdale Home Damage_Ed Curran

Building Codes Stall Rebuilding For Some Tornado Victims In Fairdale

Fairdale residents whose homes were lost or severely damaged in last month’s tornado have been learning rebuilding is not going to be so easy.

05/12/2015

Prison fence

Dart Expanding Program To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings With Inmate Labor

More than a year into a program to train jail inmates a useful skill while providing a service to the community, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the effort is “an outrageous success,” and is expanding.

05/12/2015

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IHSA Launches New Initiative To Address Concussions

Sports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.

05/12/2015

They gathered near Division 17 at the jail, where pregnant women are held. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Vigil For Incarcerated Moms Held Outside Cook County Jail

About three dozen people took part in a vigil today with an early Mother’s Day message for those behind the razor wire at the Cook County Jail.

05/09/2015

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