Mike Krauser

Smith Bizzell Warner & Son Funeral Home in Gary, Indiana. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Gary Funeral Home Says Former Worker Moved Babies’ Bodies To Ceiling

A funeral home in Gary, Indiana, was explaining why the remains of two unidentified babies were stored in the facility for nearly two decades, and denying rumors the bodies were improperly stored in a ceiling for two years.

8 hours ago

Illinois House Of Representatives

Mom Of Fondling Victim Seeks Change In Sex Offender Law

Proposed legislation to close a loophole in the state’s sex offender laws serves as testament to the persistence of a Plainfield woman who would not take no for an answer.

11 hours ago

Cynthia Lane speaks to reporters about the death of her son, Roshad McIntosh, who was shot by Chicago police officers in August 2014. Lane is suing the city and police department for wrongful death and civil rights violations. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Family Of Man Killed By Police Claims Police Planted Gun

The family of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations.

03/04/2015

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“Dad School” Offers Free Legal, Parenting Advice To Fathers

Fathers fighting for custody of their children, or seeking other parenting and child care advice, have been invited to a free workshop on Saturday to meet with lawyers, and get expert advice on negotiating what – for some – can be overwhelming.

03/04/2015

Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Lake County Coroner Wants Calusinski Murder Case Reopened

After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.

03/03/2015

Cloud. (Credit: Midwest Animal Rescue & Services Facebook)

Owner Of Missing Dog Admits To Making Up Story That It Was Stolen

A Chicago veterinarian who said earlier this week that the puppy she had just adopted from a rescue organization in Minnesota was stolen from her car right in front of her is now admitting it was not true and she says she’s sorry, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/28/2015

Former governor Pat Quinn speaks to reporters after attending a forum at Loyola University School of Law on Friday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Quinn Slams Rauner Budget Plan As “Worst I’ve Ever Seen”

For the first time since leaving office, former Gov. Pat Quinn was back in the public eye, and he pulled no punches regarding his successor’s budget plans.

02/27/2015

Kirk Waishwell (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Prosecutors File Felony Charges In Window-Smashing Incident At Suburban School

Criminal charges have been upgraded against a 38-year-old man who allegedly used a metal pipe to smash the windows of more than a dozen cars in a school parking lot near his parents’ home earlier this month.

02/27/2015

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“Elkhart Four” Ask Indiana Supreme Court To Hear Their Case

The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case of the so-called “Elkhart Four,” in which three young men were sentenced to long prison terms for murder, in the death of a friend who was shot by a homeowner while they were burglarizing his home.

02/26/2015

Cloud. (Credit: Midwest Animal Rescue & Services Facebook)

Animal Shelter Seeking Answers After Woman Who Reported Dognapping Disappeared

A Minnesota animal rescue group was hoping to get some answers Thursday, two days after a woman claimed a dog she adopted was stolen in Chicago, and then she cut off all contact. A police officer who heard about the case has begun seeking answers on her own time.

02/26/2015

Cloud. (Credit: Midwest Animal Rescue & Services Facebook)

Rescue Organization Worried About Recently Adopted Dog Reported Stolen By Owner

An animal rescue organization is concerned about the welfare of a dog that was adopted by a Chicago woman and then reported as stolen at a Northwest Side gas station.

02/25/2015

Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson (left) is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow (right), who led the team which successfully prosecuted Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Inmate’s Letters Claim Glasgow Helped Set Up Peterson In Murder-For-Hire Scheme

Letters written by a prison inmate allege Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was in on the planning of his own murder-for-hire, leading to new charges against the man he put in prison, convicted killer Drew Peterson.

02/25/2015

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Board Of Elections: No Proof Fraud Took Place At 5th Ward Polling Place

Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there’s not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.

02/24/2015

Former Bolingbrook police offcer Drew Peterson (R) leaves the Will County Jail with his attorney Joel Brodsky after posting bail for a felony weapons charge May 21, 2008, in Joliet. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Letters To Peterson Attorney Suggest He Was Set Up In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Letters sent to a former attorney for convicted killer Drew Peterson have raised questions about whether Peterson was set up on charges he sought to have a prosecutor killed.

02/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral Candidates Making Final Weekend Push Ahead Of Election

Three of the men who want to be the next mayor of Chicago made a case today for why they should get Chicagoans’ votes on this final weekend before Election Day, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/21/2015

Rob Sayre and his dog, Jadyn, meet Daisy Bowers, a hair salon owner who led police to Jaden and six other stolen dogs, after seeing one of the dogs in an abandoned minivan across the street from her shop. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Dog Owners Meet Woman Who Helped Rescue Stolen Pets, Present Her With Reward

Tad Tomita and Rob Sayre had nothing but praise for Daisy Bowers on Friday, a day after she helped police track down their dogs. On Wednesday, two men stole a minivan belonging to Urban Out Sitters, and seven dogs were in cages in the back. The van was later abandoned across from Daisy Bowers’ hair salon in the South Loop.

02/20/2015

Police from multiple agencies were on the scene of a standoff at a home in Griffith, Ind., on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

NW Indiana Standoff Ends; Girl Rescued, Suspect Dead

A tense standoff at a home in northwest Indiana came to an end after nearly six hours Friday morning, when police brought a girl out of the house, and announced the suspect who was inside was dead.

02/20/2015

Rob Sayre was reunited with his dog, Jadyn, on Thursday, a day after carjackers stole a dog daycare center van with seven dogs inside. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Missing Dogs Found In Carjacked Minivan

Seven missing dogs were reunited with their owners on Thursday, a day after two armed carjackers stole a minivan belonging to a dog daycare center in the River West neighborhood. The dogs were shivering from the cold, but otherwise unharmed.

02/19/2015

Participants taking part in a "Polar Plunge" at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Des Plaines City Council Dumps Cold Water On Mayor’s Penguin Plunge Plans

Plans by the mayor of Des Plaines to hold a Polar Plunge event for charity have been shot down by a majority of aldermen, led by one who said jumping into icy water is irresponsible and dangerous, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/18/2015

A sick 8-week old puppy was turned into Joliet police on Wednesday, two days after someone stole the dog from a local animal shelter. (Credit: Joliet Police)

Sick Puppy Returned After Theft From Joliet Animal Shelter

A sick puppy was returned to a Joliet animal shelter on Wednesday, two days after someone stole the dog.

02/18/2015

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