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Wheeling Condos Get Temporary Fix After 5 Days Without Water

Running water has been restored for a north suburban condo complex that had been without it for five days, but the fix is only temporary, and there is still a boil order in effect.


Staff of the DuSable Museum of African American History pose with a photo of museum founder Margaret Burroughs at 31st Street Beach, which soon will be named in her honor. (Credit: DuSable Museum/Twitter)

31st Street Beach To Be Named After Dr. Margaret Burroughs

A South Side beach that was once the site of an infamous race riot will soon be named after Dr. Margaret Burroughs, who founded the DuSable Museum of African American History.


The Bud Billiken Parade marches down King Drive on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. (Credit: Bud Billiken Parade/Instagram)

Bud Billiken Parade Marches Through Bronzeville To Celebrate Going Back To School

The theme of this year’s parade is “Education: It’s An Order,” a salute to Col. Eugene Scott, the president of Chicago Defender Charities, which organizes the parade. Scott is retiring, after nearly 20 years leading the nation’s oldest and largest African American parade.


Several former Urban Prep Academies teachers protest  outside the office of board chair Joseph McCoy, claiming they were fired for union organizing activities. (Credit: CBS)

Urban Prep Teachers Claim They Were Fired For Unionizing

Sixteen teachers who claim they were fired from Urban Prep Academies charter schools for union activities staged a demonstration in the Loop on Friday, attempting to pressure the school to reverse their dismissals.



Mother Hosts ‘Night Of Hope’ To Help Others Offset Loss

Sherri Anicich is the mother of Alisha Bromfield, who was murdered in 2012 while she was carrying a child.


After breaking his neck in 2009, Ronnell Booze's posture was literally bent at a 90-degree angle, but a complicated spine surgery in 2015 allowed him to resume walking upright. (Credit: Advocate Christ Medical Center)

Complicated Surgery Straightens Man’s Back Six Years After Breaking Spine

A Chicago man who broke his neck in an accident in 2009 has begun standing upright, and walking for the first time in years.


A funnel cloud spotted north of Libertyville. (Credit: Lake County EMA)

NWS Says Lake County Tornado Developed Too Quickly To Give Out Advanced Warning

The National Weather service says the tornado developed too quickly to give people in its path advance warning.


Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (at the microphone stand) and Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (left center, in dark blue jacket)) announce the county's $500,000 fund for "restorative justice" programs. (Credit: CBS)

County To Spend $500,000 On New “Restorative Justice” Anti-Violence Program

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle met with a group of anti-violence activists on the South Side on Wednesday, and announced the county would spend $500,000 on so-called “restorative justice” programs in an effort to help prevent ex-cons from going back to court or jail, and to curb violent crime.


Marco Johnson of Chicago Police Athletic League mentors youth on violence prevention and baseball fundamentals as part of the Englewood Police Youth Baseball League. (Credit: EPYBL/Facebook)

Englewood Police Youth Baseball League Hits A Home Run For Cops, Kids

The Englewood Police Youth Baseball League was created to keep kids busy, and off the streets, and to change perceptions of police in the crime-plagued South Side community.


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Chicago Seeing A Boon Of Dragonflies

The dragonfly population in the Chicago area has exploded in recent days, and one local expert said it’s likely tied to the large mosquito population.


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Four Shot And Killed In Two Days In Gary

There were two fatal shootings Monday night within minutes of each other; a 15-year-old girl was slain Sunday night; and a 22-year-old man was killed early Sunday morning.


Julia Ann Rastelli. / Photo from Riverside police.

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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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Lollapalooza Returns To Grant Park This Weekend

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


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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.


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.


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.