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Elgin Hairdresser Accused Of Stealing Thousands From Elderly Client

A suburban hair stylist is charged with six felonies after being accused of stealing a customer’s credit card information and going on a months-long spending spree, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/04/2015

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More Than $842K Raised For Indiana Pizzeria After Uproar Over Stance On Religious Freedom Law

The online fundraising campaign for the owners of an Indiana pizzeria who decided to close their restaurant amid threats over comments made about serving gays ended Friday night, having raised far more than anticipated, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/04/2015

Kamron Taylor (Credit: Kankakee County Sheriff)

Convicted Killer Captured In Chicago After Escape From Kankakee Jail

Officers responding to a call of a suspicious person about 9 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Stony Island found escapee Kamron T. Taylor, who led them on a brief foot chase, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

04/04/2015

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Money Rolls In For Indiana Pizzeria Amid Backlash Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Flap

The O’Connor family closed Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, this week, amid a heated backlash after saying they might not cater to gay and lesbian couples due to their religious beliefs.

04/03/2015

The burned-out wreck of a Chevy Aveo after it crashed head-on into a poultry truck in Gage Park. Two Chicago police officers rescued the two men who were trapped in the car after the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Officers Rescue Two Men From Burning Car After Crash

Two men survived a fiery car wreck in Gage Park early Friday, thanks to the heroics of two Chicago police officers.

04/03/2015

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Garcia Campaign Blasts Photo Of Gang Leaders As Smear Tactic

A photograph showing mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with two purported gang leaders, according to his campaign, is nothing more than a smear attempt by his opponents.

03/31/2015

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Hammond Mayor: Pence Should Resign Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

In the wake of Indiana’s controversial new “religious freedom” law, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Indiana Gov. Mike Pence should resign for the good of the state.

03/31/2015

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)

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.

03/28/2015

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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.

03/28/2015

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.

03/28/2015

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

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