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Millionaire businessman Willie Wilson, who came in third in the race for mayor, endorsed Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in the upcoming runoff against Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: CBS)

Wilson Backs Garcia In Race For Mayor

After repeatedly meeting with both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia over the past few weeks, businessman Willie Wilson threw his support behind Garcia in the upcoming runoff election.

03/12/2015

A taxi navigates the city streets on September 8, 2011 in Chicago.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Hall Bills Cabbie $10,000 After Lawsuit Dismissed

A Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.

03/12/2015

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South Suburban Mayors Reaching Out To Enlist African American Organ Donors

Mayors from the south suburbs have teamed up with the Gift of Hope organ donation network, in a campaign aimed at increasing the numbers of organ donors in the black community, where far fewer are donors, and many more are in need of transplants.

03/11/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Might Leave Little League For Another Youth League

The ousted leader of Jackie Robinson West has begun maneuvering to keep control of the team, in the wake of the cheating scandal that led to JRW being stripped of the Little League national title.

03/11/2015

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna and her two children, Dylan and Elizabeth. (Family provided photo.)

Family Sues Driver, Trucking Company Over Accident That Killed Mom, 2 Kids

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna, 30, was walking hand-in-hand with her two children – 9-year-old Elizabeth and 4-year-old Dylan – in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Friday, when a truck making a left turn hit all three of them.

03/10/2015

Harvey police officer Darnell Keel (Supplied Photo)

Harvey Cop Shot In Standoff Last Year Back At Work

Harvey Police Lt. Darnell Keel said he was surprised by colleagues lining a hallway and applauding and shaking his hand as he returned to police headquarters on Tuesday.

03/10/2015

Hundreds pushed decorated shopping cars during the 10th annual Chiditarod. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

10th Annual Chiditarod Collects Food, Money For Charity

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports 139 teams, nearly 700 people, pushed decorated shopping carts at the start of the Chiditarod in the 1900 block of West Hubbard.

03/07/2015

The aftermath of a single-car crash in Aurora that left a woman dead and four others hurt early Saturday. | Network Video Productions

One Woman Killed, Four Injured In Aurora Crash

Aurora police say alcohol was believed to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning that left a Chicago woman dead and four passengers seriously injured. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

03/07/2015

A BNSF Railway train hauling 103 cars loaded with crude oil derailed in Galena, Illinois, on Thursday, and at least five cars caught fire. (Credit: CBS)

Galena Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tanker Cars

The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said.

03/06/2015

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.

03/05/2015

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.

03/05/2015

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

Neven. (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

Neven. (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

Neven. (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

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