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Riverside Woman Pleads Guilty In Drunk Driving Hit-And-Run That Injured Child

A 51-year-old Riverside woman has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving hit-and-run that injured a child last year, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/01/2015

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Firefighter Hospitalized After Bridgeport Porch Fire

A Chicago firefighter officer was hospitalized this morning after fighting a porch fire in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

08/01/2015

The woman was swimming at Porter Beach near Chesterton, Ind. (Credit: Captured News)

Coast Guard Searching For Suburban Woman Who Went Missing In Lake Michigan

A search continues this morning for the body of a 20-year-old Carol Stream woman who struggled while swimming in Lake Michigan Friday night off Porter Beach near Chesterton, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/01/2015

Raquel Bolton shot this cell phone video of a woman yelling racial epithets at a Chicago beach. (YouTube/Raquel Bolton)

White Woman Splashed At Chicago Beach Gets Racial, Video Posted Online

A Plainfield mom says she found herself having a talk with her kids about racism after an ugly incident this week in Chicago.

07/30/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Lions, Coyotes And Bears? Oh, My! Be Careful

With a cougar on the loose in Milwaukee, a bear hanging around Michigan City and a thriving coyote population in Chicago, wildlife experts say we can expect more of this kind of thing and that comes with a warning.

07/30/2015

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Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park This Weekend

Lollapalooza returns to Chicago this weekend for the 11th year.

07/29/2015

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12-Year-Old Elkhart, Ind. Girl Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Stepmother

A 12-year-old girl from Elkhart, Indiana is being held in juvenile detention accused of murdering her step-mother, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/25/2015

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Hundreds Of Mourners Say Goodbye To Sandra Bland

Hundreds of friends, family and strangers attended the wake and funeral today in Lisle for Sandra Bland, the former suburban woman involved in a controversial traffic stop in Texas who was later found dead in a jail cell, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/25/2015

Earl Truss (Credit: Harvey Police)

Man Wanted For Fatal Harvey Shooting In Custody

A 20-year-old man dubbed “Harvey’s Most Wanted Criminal” was taken into custody Friday, charged with murder and attempted murder in a shooting that killed a teenager and wounded his mother.

07/24/2015

Tre Winfrey was left paralyzed after he was shot in 2007. (Credit: Razoo.com)

Disabled Aurora Gunshot Victim Gets New Van

Tre Winfrey, 25, was the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting in 2007, and was left paralyzed.

07/24/2015

Some vintage paperbacks on sale at the Newberry Library's annual Book Fair. (Newberry Library/Facebook)

Book Fair Continues This Weekend At Newberry Library

There are 120,000 books across 70 different categories.

07/23/2015

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin discusses his proposal to appoint a "gun violence czar" to coordinate efforts to reduce gun violence in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

County Commissioner Wants “Gun Violence Czar” To Coordinate Crime Reduction Efforts

A Cook County Commissioner has proposed the county appoint a “gun violence czar” as a new tool to stem the tide of violent crime in the Chicago area, by coordinating efforts between the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies; and knocking down political barriers.

07/23/2015

A DePaul University basketball jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DePaul Basketball Players Give Tips To Kids With Epilepsy

Kids with epilepsy took part in a basketball camp today, getting pointers from DePaul University basketball players, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/22/2015

Firefighters from several suburban departments responded to a carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Melrose Park. (Credit: CBS)

9 Hospitalized From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Melrose Park

Someone in the home at 601 Rose Dr. called 911 at 6 a.m. to report a medical emergency. When firefighters and paramedics arrived, they found nine people – children and adults – suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

07/22/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Indiana Officials Could Tranquilize Bear To Take It Back To Michigan

More close encounters with a black bear that has been hanging around Michigan City have prompted state officials to take a more aggressive stance to capture the bear, so it can be taken back to the wild in Michigan.

07/21/2015

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Chicago Fire Department Warns Not To Open Hydrants To Beat The Heat

The Chicago Fire Department is concerned about people opening fire hydrants as they seek relief from the heat.

07/18/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

More Rabid Bats Found In Homer Glen Home

The Will County Health Department says more rabid bats have been found in the garage attic of a house in Homer Glen, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/18/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Indiana Officials Trying To Trap And Relocate Wandering Black Bear

Indiana state officials have set a trap to catch a black bear that has been wandering around the Michigan City area for the past month, and if they catch him, they plan to take him back home to Michigan.

07/17/2015

The Calumet Water Reclamation Plant serves more than 1 million people in a 300-square mile area covering the South Side of Chicago and much of the southern suburbs. (Credit: Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago)

For The First Time, Wastewater Being Disinfected Before It Enters Chicago River

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago on Friday celebrated the opening of the first of two disinfection plants designed to help clean up area rivers.

07/17/2015

A forklift hauls a section of the façade from the Madison/Wabash 'L' station into ReBuilding Exchange, where it will be on display while preservationists try to find it a new home. (Credit: CBS)

Preservationists Hoping To Get Façade Of Old Loop Station House Into A Museum

The decorative façade of the shuttered Wabash/Madison ‘L’ station, which first opened in 1896, has come down, and preservationists have begun looking for a new home for the structure.

07/16/2015

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