Mike Krauser

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex Trade

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.

06/19/2015

Indiana State Police (CBS)

Indiana State Police Want To Clear Up New Law For Slow Left Lane Drivers

Indiana State Police were clarifying a new law taking effect next month, allowing police to ticket drivers who fail to move out of the left lane for approaching traffic.

06/18/2015

File Photo Of Military Funeral At Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (David Banks-Pool/Getty Images)

Unclaimed Cremains Of Three Veterans To Be Buried At Lincoln National Cemetery

A suburban funeral home has made arrangements for committal services for three veterans whose cremated remains have gone unclaimed for several years.

06/16/2015

The Chicago Children's Choir performed at the official opening ceremony at Maggie Daley Park. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Official Opening Ceremony Held For Maggie Daley Park

Former Mayor Richard Daley and his family attended the official opening ceremony today for the new Maggie Daley Park, named for his late wife, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/13/2015

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Police Are Asking For Help Identifying Woman Who Called 911 For Help In LaPorte County

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public in finding a woman who called 911 yesterday afternoon and then disappeared, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/13/2015

Yoko Ono visits Jackson Park, where she will create her first piece of public art in the U.S., a piece she is calling Sky Landing. (Credit Twitter/@yokoono)

Yoko Ono To Create Public Art Project On Wooded Island In Jackson Park

The work will be called Sky Landing, and will be installed on the two-acre Wooded Island in the center of the park, the former site of the Phoenix Pavilion, a gift from Japan built during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.

06/12/2015

U.S. Marine veteran Brandyn Skaggs confronted this man, who apparently was posing as a Marine, at a high school graduation ceremony in Indiana. Skaggs' father recorded the encounter, and posted the video on YouTube. (Credit: YouTube)

WATCH: U.S. Marine Confronts Impostor At High School Graduation

Video of a confrontation between a U.S. Marine from Indiana and another man who apparently was posing as one has gone viral.

06/12/2015

Doctor Generic

After Woman Diagnosed With Rare Form Of TB, Health Officials Reach Out To Those Who Shared Flight To Chicago

Health officials are tracking down people who had contact with a woman diagnosed at a suburban hospital with a rare and deadly form of tuberculosis, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/09/2015

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IU Scientist Looking For Better Way To Kill Mosquitos

Inside a lab at IU School of Medicine, Dr. Molly Duman-Scheel has been killing mosquitoes by the thousands.

06/09/2015

Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rev. Jesse Jackson and supporters outside Chuck's gun shop in Riverdale. (CreditL Mike Krauser.)

Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun Shop

There was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.

06/06/2015

Opening day on the 606. (Credit: CBS)

606 Trail Officially Opens

The ribbon was cut this morning on the nearly 3-mile long trail known as the 606, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/06/2015

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Midway To Conduct Airfield Emergency Drill On Saturday

Midway was planning to simulate an airplane emergency Saturday morning, complete with 90 volunteers posing as airline passengers, and wearing makeup to help them simulate injuries.

06/05/2015

Students, teachers, and others march for an end to violent crime in Chicago, ahead of summer vacation. (Credit: Perspectives Charter Schools/Instagram)

Students Lead Peace March On South Side

More than 2,500 people, mostly kids, were marching from the South Loop to Bronzeville on Friday, demanding an end to the violence on the streets as students get ready to start their summer break.

06/05/2015

Activists protest Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed cuts to state-funded social service programs, with the Republican governor and Democratic legislative leaders unable to reach a state budget deal. (Credit; CBS)

Activists Rally Against Rauner’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Even though Democrats control the House and Senate, and approved a budget plan that is more than $3 billion in the red, state Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) wasn’t prepared to say his party shares in the blame for the budget cuts.

06/04/2015

The University of Chicago Medical Center campus in Hyde Park. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Trauma Center Activists Want 9 Comrades Released After Arrests At University Of Chicago

Activists seeking a trauma center at the University of Chicago Medical Center have demanded the immediate release of nine protesters who were arrested Wednesday night after barricading themselves inside school’s administration building.

06/04/2015

Jacob Wieclaw | Will County sheriff's office

Teacher’s Aide At Lincoln Way West Charged With Having Sex With Student

A former star football player at Lincoln Way West High School in New Lennox is charged with the sexual assault of a student after returning to work there as a teacher’s aide and volunteer coach, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/03/2015

The Giant Magellan Telescope will contain a 25.4-meter (82 feet) primary mirror comprising seven separate 8.4-meter (27 feet) diameter segments, all shown here in an artistic rendering. The GMT dome will stand 22 stories high. (Credit: Giant Magellan Telescope – GMTO Corporation)

University Of Chicago Helping Build “Epic” Telescope In Chile

The University of Chicago has agreed to kick in $50 million toward a $1 billion project to build a massive telescope in Chile, which one scientist has said will be like putting eyeglasses on the Hubble Telescope.

06/03/2015

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Winning $260 Million Mega Millions Ticket Bought In Blue Island

Supermercado Imelda manager Dolores Diaz said she has no idea who the winning player is, and until Wednesday, wasn’t even aware of the store’s $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

06/03/2015

(Credit: Go Fund Me)

Owners Raising Money To Save Suburban Roller Rink

McHenry residents are being asked to visit a Go Fund Me page to help save a landmark roller rink that’s closing this summer if the owners can’t come up with the cash or materials to spruce it up, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/02/2015

Expressway Traffic

Safety Group Charts Odds Of Dying To Promote Better Choices

Safety experts have published a list of things most likely to kill you as part of National Safety Month. The National Safety Council said knowing the odds of dying can empower people to make better choices.

06/02/2015

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