Mike Krauser

Melvin Jacobs, Jr. (Source: Chicago Police)

Reward Offered In 2012 Murder Of Man In West Pullman

The parents of a 22-year-old man who was shot to death three years ago in the West Pullman neighborhood were back there today, asking neighbors to help find his killer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

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35 Dogs Rescued From Home In Glencoe

35 dogs were found living in what’s being described as a hoarder’s home in Glencoe, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Palatine House Fire

Mother Killed, Disabled Daughter Critically Injured In Palatine House Fire

Palatine fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire Friday night that left a 63-year-old woman dead and her disabled daughter critically injured, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/16/2015

Pilsen activists protest a land deal involving Jesuits that they claim would price residents out of the neighborhood. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Pilsen Activists Say Jesuits Are Contributing To Gentrification With Land-Speculation Deal

The critics say they’ll take their fight over a 500-unit luxury condo development all the way to the Pope, if it comes to that. WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports.

05/15/2015

Texting (CBS)

Community Meeting In Response To Teen Sexting ‘An Awakening For Many Parents’

Parents in the Beverly, Morgan Park, and Mount Greenwood neighborhoods said they learned some eye-opening lessons Thursday night, when they attended a community meeting organized by police and the local alderman, in response to recent sexting incidents involving children.

05/15/2015

Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

No Charges Against Zion Police Officer Who Shot And Killed Justus Howell

Lake County prosecutors announced an investigation has determined a Zion police officer was justified when he shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell last month.

05/14/2015

Fairdale Home Damages_Ed Curran

DeKalb County Changing Zoning Laws For Fairdale To Help Tornado Victims Rebuild

DeKalb County officials have said they’re committed to making sure everyone who wants to rebuild after last month’s tornado in the small town of Fairdale can clear any legal hurdles that might be in their way.

05/14/2015

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Naperville Man Says Police Have Pulled Him Over More Than 200 Times

Naperville police have launched a formal investigation into the conduct of two officers at the scene of a traffic stop involving a local liquor store owner who says he’s been harassed by police for decades, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/13/2015

Gilbert Galvan (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Canada’s “Phantom Bandit” Caught Stealing Liquor From Jewel

A man dubbed the “Phantom Bandit” for his ability to rob banks and then disappear was very much there when police arrested him for the alleged theft of nearly $1,000 in liquor from a Barrington grocery store.

05/13/2015

Fairdale Home Damage_Ed Curran

Building Codes Stall Rebuilding For Some Tornado Victims In Fairdale

Fairdale residents whose homes were lost or severely damaged in last month’s tornado have been learning rebuilding is not going to be so easy.

05/12/2015

Prison fence

Dart Expanding Program To Tear Down Abandoned Buildings With Inmate Labor

More than a year into a program to train jail inmates a useful skill while providing a service to the community, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the effort is “an outrageous success,” and is expanding.

05/12/2015

Football Generic

IHSA Launches New Initiative To Address Concussions

Sports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.

05/12/2015

They gathered near Division 17 at the jail, where pregnant women are held. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Vigil For Incarcerated Moms Held Outside Cook County Jail

About three dozen people took part in a vigil today with an early Mother’s Day message for those behind the razor wire at the Cook County Jail.

05/09/2015

Chicago College of Performing Arts

Ex-Gang Member’s Graduation From Roosevelt University Decades In The Making

Rodney Wilson at 41 is not your typical college graduate.

05/09/2015

Chicago Police responded to a barricade situation early Saturday in the 6300 block of North Lakewood. | Sam Charles/Sun-Times

Police 31 Charged After Barricade Situation In Edgewater

Chicago police say a barricade situation is clear following an hours-long standoff.

05/09/2015

The Chiditarod collects food items during an annual race. (chiditarod.org)

Hunger-Relief Organizations Encouraged To Apply For ‘Chiditarod’ Grants

Each year, a charity event that spoofs the Alaska Iditarod — with shopping carts instead of sleds and dogs — collects canned goods and raises money to fight hunger.

05/08/2015

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson discusses a job fair for Edsal Furniture, a manufacturing company bringing 300 new jobs to  the struggling northwest Indiana city. (Credit: WBBM)

Hundreds Line Up At Gary Job Fair As Furniture Manufacturer Opens New Plant

Edsal, a Chicago-based industrial furniture manufacturing company, has announced plans to open a facility Gary, bringing 300 much-needed jobs to the struggling town in northwest Indiana.

05/08/2015

(Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Illinois Democrats Voice Opposition To Obama’s Pacific Trade Pact

If most of Illinois’ Democratic congressional legislation gets its way, President Barack Obama will not get fast-tracked authority to negotiate an historic trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

05/07/2015

An Orb-weaver spider is pictured on its web (Photo credit: DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Mag Mile Hotel Warns Guests About “Flying Spiders”

If you’re afraid of spiders, the last thing you probably want to hear about is a flying spider, so we wouldn’t be surprised if you thought twice about staying at a posh downtown hotel after seeing the flyer they’ve been passing around to guests around this time each year.

05/07/2015

Jazmin Longoria-Lara (CBS)

Man Facing Deportation Might Get To Stay To Give Kidney To Sick Sister

Jazmin Longoria-Lara looked exhausted Wednesday as she stood in front of the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Pilsen, hoping U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials would hear her pleas for help. Jazmin has been on dialysis three times a week for four years, and needs a kidney transplant.

05/06/2015

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