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Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Courts Black Vote At South Side Rally

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was courting votes in the Black community Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

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Boaters Gear Up For Season At Yachtapalooza

The thermometer may disagree, but a lot of people are gearing up for the coming boating season.

12 hours ago

The Riff Music Lounge. (Credit: CBS)

One Killed, One Wounded In Nightclub Shooting

One man was killed and another wounded at a south side nightclub early Saturday morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

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Josh Driver, of Valparaiso, created this sticker to help businesses reinforce opposition to a new Indiana law that would protect businesses that choose not to serve customers based on religious grounds. (Credit: Twitter/@open4serv)

Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Spurs ‘This Business Serves Everyone’ Movement

In the wake of a new Indiana law many critics see as legalized discrimination against homosexuals, many Indiana businesses have made it known they serve everyone, with the help of an entrepreneur from Valparaiso.

03/27/2015

An e. coli epidemic traced to California spinach killed three people in 2006 and sickened 199 people in 26 states.

Lansing Spinach Supplier Closing Shop

A south suburban farm that is a major supplier of spinach to Jewel grocery stores has told employees it is shutting down after more than 90 years in business.

03/27/2015

Hundreds of bags filled with soiled diapers have been dumped in at least five areas in rural LaPorte County, Indiana. (Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff/Facebook)

Sheriff Seeks Help Finding Out Who’s Dumping Diapers Along LaPorte County Roads

Jail inmates on a roadside cleanup crew filled the bed of a pickup truck at just one of the five locations where dirty diapers – a mixture of infant and adult diapers – have been dumped in rural LaPorte County, Indiana.

03/27/2015

A manhole cover in Flossmoor. (Credit: Pamela Jones)

Basketball Fans Should Be Safe From Flying Manhole Covers In Indianapolis

An Indianapolis power company says it is installing more locking manhole covers ahead of next week’s men’s Final Four, following recent underground explosions.

03/26/2015

Chicago police officers Mike Lawrence and Sergio Valdez performed CPR on a man who collapsed on the Magnificent Mile. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bike Cops Save Tourist Who Collapsed On Michigan Avenue

Officers Michael Lawrence and Sergio Valdez, with the Central District bicycle unit, were flagged down around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, by witnesses who led them to a man lying in the middle of Michigan Avenue. “He was not breathing. He was pale. He had no pulse. He looked like he might have been gone,” Lawrence said.

03/25/2015

Protesters gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall, demanding a meeting to discuss police brutality. (Credit: Twitter/@Newsonista)

Protesters Demand Meeting With Emanuel On Police Brutality

Several dozen activists, including clergy, staged a noisy protest outside the mayor’s office at City Hall on Tuesday, denouncing alleged police brutality, and the group managed to get an invitation for a conversation with a staff member.

03/24/2015

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Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Car Into Chicago Ridge Home

A Posen man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed a car into a home early Saturday in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge.

03/21/2015

Martese Johnson (Photo from Facebook)

Rainbow PUSH Calls On Feds To Investigate Arrest Of College Student From Chicago

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is calling for a civil rights investigation into the videotaped run-in that a 20-year-old Chicago man had Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents at the University of Virginia, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/21/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

With Just Over Two Weeks To Go, Emanuel, Garcia Out Vying For Voters

With just a little over two weeks before the runoff election, the candidates for mayor have been criss-crossing the city looking for votes, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/21/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Allies Slam Garcia As ‘Novice,’ While Chuy Seeks To Emulate Harold Washington

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia both pulled in more endorsements Friday, as the mayor tried to solidify his lead in the polls, and Garcia sought to build a Harold Washington-like coalition.

03/20/2015

Officers with the Mounted Unit of the Chicago Police Department have been spotted routinely dumping horse manure in Jackson Park, in violation of department rules. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Mounted Officers Caught Improperly Dumping Horse Manure In Jackson Park

On any given day, Mounted Unit officers can be seen stopping in Jackson Park, and shoveling horse manure from their trailers onto Park District property along the golf course – on the street, curb, grass, and around trees.

03/20/2015

Dorothy Byrd and Leon Krynicki both died after becoming ill on the same day at a South Holland nursing home. A total of six people were hospitalized from the center that day, and three have died. (Supplied photos)

Source: Assisted Living Facility Tied To Three Deaths Might Have Been Understaffed

Three employees of a South Holland assisted living facility have been removed from their jobs, after an elderly woman died from an overdose of pain medication. Two other residents who were hospitalized the same day also have died, and understaffing might have been an issue.

03/19/2015

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene after a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

West Side Activists Want To Meet With McCarthy To Discuss Violence

Activists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.

03/18/2015

A vacant building in the 900 block of West 59th Street, owned by aldermanic candidate Stephanie Coleman, has been targeted for demolition by the city for unsafe conditions. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Protesters Slam 16th Ward Candidate For Ownership Of “Disgusting” Vacant Building

The hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.

03/17/2015

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Elgin School District Notifies Teachers Of Layoffs

The school board has approved layoffs of 263 teachers, although most of them likely will be recalled next school year. More than 200 non-union support personnel also were receiving layoff notices.

03/17/2015

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

Missing Dog Found Dead In River Grove

We have an update on a story we reported two weeks ago about a Chicago veterinarian who had claimed a puppy she adopted from a rescue organization in Minnesota was stolen from her car, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/14/2015

The Reverend Willie Barrow, co-founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in 2001, at a conference at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition National Office in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Funeral Services Set For Rev. Willie Barrow

Purple and black bunting hung from the façade of Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters on Friday, in memory of the woman known as “The Little Warrior.”

03/13/2015

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