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Winter Storm Warning For Parts Of Northwest Indiana

Roads have been tough to negotiate, as wind has blown hard at times, and lake effect snow has been piling up.

02/12/2015

Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green (in #14 jersey) and his mother, Venisa, (behind him) were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Michael Pfleger at a news conference to denounce the Little League ruling stripping JRW of its national title, for residency rule violations. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated

There are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/11/2015

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Jackie Robinson West Stripped Of National Title

Little League Internationals officials have stripped Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team of its national title from last summer’s Little League World Series, for allegedly adding top suburban players in violation of residency rules.

02/11/2015

The clock tower at the Pullman Administration Building, which was damaged by an arson fire in 1998. (Credit: CBS)

Obama To Declare Pullman Neighborhood A National Monument

President Barack Obama will visit Chicago next week to designate the historic Pullman neighborhood – one of the first “company towns” in the U.S. – as a national monument.

02/10/2015

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Maywood Police Investigating Murder Of Cab Driver

Maywood police detectives are investigating the overnight murder of a cab driver. WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports.

02/07/2015

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State Delays Processing Tax Returns Amid Increase In Fraud

State revenue departments across the U.S. have reported a rise in filings using stolen personal information. TurboTax has temporarily stopped processing state income tax returns for the same reason.

02/06/2015

Side streets that haven't been plowed, or were only plowed once during the blizzard, have left driving treacherous in some neighborhoods, where side streets are covered in hard-packed snow. (Credit: CBS)

Many Side Streets, Sidewalks Still A Snowy Mess

As of late Monday night, city officials said approximately 90 percent of the city’s side streets had been plowed at least once since the blizzard hit. However, there was still a lot of work to do to get the city’s side streets cleared of snow. In addition, many sidewalks have not been shoveled once since the start of the snowstorm.

02/03/2015

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Gary Firefighters Battle Several Suspicious Fires In Abandoned Buildings

The first fire call came in at about 1:30 a.m. Firefighters arrived on the 3600 block of Colfax Street to find an abandoned home fully involved.

01/31/2015

State troopers intercepted 5.5 kilos (more than 12 pounds) of heroin after making a traffic stop on I-55 east of St. Louis. The drugs were headed to Ohio. (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Heroin Anonymous Holds First Meeting In DuPage

The meeting is open to anyone in recovery – or even their family members or friends.

01/30/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Slams Quinn For Leaving Behind “Fundamentally Dishonest” Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner had nothing but scorn for his predecessor on Friday, when he took questions from reporters about the transition process during his first weeks in office.

01/30/2015

Ark Of Safety Apostolic Faith Temple in Cicero. (Credit: Town of Cicero)

Cicero Calls Church “Safety Nightmare,” Pastor Accuses Town Of Racism

The pastor of a Cicero church is accusing town officials of racism, after they threatened to board up his church if myriad code violations are not addressed by Saturday night.

01/30/2015

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Activists Reach Out To Help Tenants Of “Problem Landlords”

Tenants in some West Side apartment buildings in need of repairs have received help from activists trying to make a better quality of life, but even the activists acknowledge some landlords have little incentive to fix up their buildings.

01/29/2015

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Lake County Group Gearing Up To Fight Homeless Plan

A group of Lake County residents has formed a community organization, and begun pooling money, to fight a plan to move chronically homeless people suffering from mental illnesses to a residential neighborhood near Lake Zurich.

01/29/2015

A humorous ad citing facts about squirrels. (Credit: Ben Larrison.)

Humorous CTA Ads Want You To Know The Truth About Squirrels

Some new print ads on CTA Red Line trains seek to inject a little humor into the lives of riders, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

01/28/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Black Ministers Want To Get “Souls To The Polls” For Mayoral Election

A coalition of black churches in Chicago has launched a campaign to engage their congregations, and get people to vote in next month’s mayoral election.

01/28/2015

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Man Who Prompted Hospital Lockdown In Geneva Arrested In Hammond

The man who threatened a relative with a knife, prompting a west suburban hospital to go on lockdown, was arrested late Tuesday in northwest Indiana.

01/28/2015

Illinois State Police Trooper Doug Balder (right), his wife  Kim (center), and his attorney Elizabeth Kaveny (left) speak to reporters about the January 2014 crash that left him severely injured, and killed an Illinois Tollway worker. Balder wants prosecutors to file reckless homicide charges against the trucker who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel, causing the fiery wreck. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Trooper, Supporters Call For Reckless Homicide Charges In Fatal Truck Crashes

An Illinois State Police trooper injured in a fiery crash one year ago was pressing DuPage County prosecutors to file more serious criminal charges against the trucker who allegedly caused the wreck.

01/27/2015

Participants taking part in a "Polar Plunge" at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Polar Plunge Raises Money For Family Of Suburban Man With ALS

About 300 people took a cold dip in Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Saturday after chipping away at the shelf ice to be able to get into the water, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

01/24/2015

The marquee at Wrigley Field on the passing of Cubs legend Ernie Banks. (Credit: Mike Krauser.)

Fans Mourn Loss Of ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs fans and baseball fans all over are saddened by the death of Ernie Banks who died Friday night in Chicago at the age of 83.

01/24/2015

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Boy, 9, Shoots Sister, 11, With BB Gun

Riverside police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services were investigating an incident in which a boy shot his sister with a BB gun.

01/21/2015

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