Mike Krauser

Sammy Luther reported his bionic arm stolen after he discovered it missing on Oct. 18. It turned out he'd left it at a Subway restaurant in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Bionic Arm Teem Claimed Was Stolen Found At Subway

Police said they have found the bionic arm that a west suburban teenager reported stolen earlier this month. Sammy Luther, 16, had said the arm was stolen from his family’s car while they were in the Pilsen neighborhood on Oct. 18.

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Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Judge Orders Alstory Simon Freed In 1982 Murder Case

In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.

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Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Two Stranglings

A week after he was held in contempt of court for refusing to speak to a judge, suspected serial killer Darren Vann politely answered the same judge’s questions, and pleaded not guilty to the murders of two women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana earlier this month.

10/29/2014

These two dogs were stolen from a family in Cicero. (CBS)

Cicero Family Seeks Leads After Dogs Stolen From Yard

A Cicero family is hoping that surveillance video from their back yard will help police catch the people who stole their dogs.

10/16/2014

Firefighters on the scene of a residential fire in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Elderly Woman Injured After Residential Fire

Firefighters rescued an elderly woman from a blaze in a residence on the South Side on Thursday morning.

10/16/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Families Of Assault Weapons Victims Endorse Gov. Quinn

The families of violence victims lost to people shooting assault weapons joined the Brady Campaign and the Gun Violence Prevention Pac today, endorsing Governor Pat Quinn for re-election.

10/15/2014

Demolition of the Sheraton Hotel in Gary, Ind. (Credit: Mike Krauer)

Demolition Of Gary’s Sheraton Hotel Almost Complete

By the end of the week, an embarrassing symbol of blight will have vanished from the skyline in Gary, Indiana where it has stood brooding over City Hall for twenty years, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

10/14/2014

Dozens were injured after a rollover crash involving a Chicago-bound Megabus. (Credit: WISH-TV)

Chicago-Bound Bus Crashes Near Indianapolis, More Than A Dozen Hurt

More than a dozen people were injured after a Megabus bound for Chicago rolled over south of Indianapolis in Greenwood early Tuesday morning.

10/14/2014

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wrigley Field renovation. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Cubs Officially Break Ground On Wrigley Field Renovation

Ground has officially been broken on the massive renovation of 100-year-old Wrigley Field.

10/11/2014

Jamal Jones was subdued with a stun gun, dragged out of the passenger's seat of his girlfriend's car, and arrested after he repeatedly refused Hammond police officers' requests to exit the vehicle during a September traffic stop. (Credit: Kurtz Law Offices)

NAACP Wants Hammond Officers Fired Or Retrained Over Stun Gun Incident

Members of the NAACP were urging officials in Hammond to stop what the civil rights group calls aggressive treatment by police officers, concerned the northwest Indiana town might become the next Ferguson, Missouri.

10/10/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Hinsdale Teachers Reach Tentative Deal With District 86; Waukegan Strike Continues

As a teachers’ strike in north suburban Waukegan stretches into its seventh day, the threat of a strike in west suburban Hinsdale has ended, after teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with the school district.

10/10/2014

McKenzie Phlipot (Credit: Corboy and Demetrio)

Suit: CPS Ignored Bullying Allegations Before 12-Year-Old’s Suicide

A mother has sued the Chicago Public Schools, claiming the district ignored her complaints her daughter was being bullied for a year-and-a-half before the 12-year-old girl took her own life five months ago.

10/09/2014

Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center

FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.

10/03/2014

Hundreds of flights were canceled at Midway International Airport and O'Hare International Airport on Thursday, due to a stormy forecast, and the effects of a fire at an FAA radar center last week. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Stormy Forecast Prompts Hundreds Of Canceled Flights At O’Hare And Midway

With thunderstorms likely to descend on the Chicago area starting Thursday afternoon, airlines have proactively canceled nearly 500 flights in Chicago.

10/02/2014

Crews moved the two-story coach house at the historic Harriet F. Rees House about a block north to make way for redevelopment plans at McCormick Place. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Historic South Loop House Moving To Make Way For McCormick Redevelopment

House movers made quick work of hauling a historic coach house down the street Wednesday morning in a neighborhood where Chicago’s movers and shakers lived 100 years ago.

10/01/2014

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Ford Suppliers In Hammond, Ind. Go On Strike

Nearly 800 workers at a Hammond manufacturing facility that supplies seats for Ford’s Chicago plant walked off the job this morning.

09/13/2014

The No Guns = No Money community page on Facebook posts information about businesses that don't allow guns so gun owners can boycott if they choose. (Credit: Facebook)

Gun Owners Organize Boycotts Of Shops That Ban Firearms

In a growing movement on social media, many gun owners are making it known they won’t spend their money in shops where they’re not allowed to carry their firearms.

09/02/2014

This massive sinkhole in Letitia and Frank Casto's back yard was only a few feet wide before heavy storms this past weekend, when heavy rain washed away so much soil, six trees collapsed into the 40-foot by 30-foot hole, which now is 30 feet deep. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

Massive Sinkhole Swallows Six Trees In Indiana Family’s Yard

A northwest Indiana couple finally convinced authorities to listen to their complaints about a sinkhole in their back yard, after it opened up over the weekend into a massive crater that swallowed six trees.

08/26/2014

More than 200 athletes registered in this year's Valor Games Midwest, double the size of the first Valor Games in 2010. (Credit: Twitter/@WorldSportChi)

Injured Vets Compete In Annual Valor Games At Soldier Field

The veterans planned to take part in three days of games that are as much about mental rehabilitation as physical – perhaps more.

08/20/2014

Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

North Side Catholic School Starts New School Year After Facing Possible Closure

Students were back in the classrooms Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory School in Portage Park, after facing closure by the Catholic Archdiocese earlier this year, unless it came up with hundreds of thousands of dollars.

08/19/2014

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