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Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convict Who Claims Police Torture Wants Case Moved Out Of Cook County

Lawyers for a man who has spent 31 years in prison for a rape he claims he did not commit have requested the case be moved out of Cook County, after the judge hearing the politically-charged case recused herself.

09/11/2013

A couple and their son pose with the Stanley Cup at Ronald McDonald House in Streeterville. (Credit: CBS)

Stanley Cup Visits Sick Kids At Ronald McDonald House

“Some of these families are going through the very most difficult periods of their lives, and to get a little respite, a little sense of joy with something they probably wouldn’t normally see – the Stanley Cup – it’s wonderful,” Ronald McDonald House CEO Doug Porter said.

09/05/2013

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Opponents Want CTU’s Lewis To Run For Mayor

A group of activists has launched a grassroots effort to recruit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

09/03/2013

Protesters from Tecoma, Australia, rally outside the Parliament House in Melbourne, to oppose plans to build a McDonald's in the small mountain town. (Credit: Twitter)

Aussies To Deliver Petition Opposing McDonald’s In Small Mountain Town

The residents of a small Australian mountain town have gathered more than 90,000 signatures from people opposed to a McDonald’s restaurant, and planned to deliver them by hand to McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook on Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2013

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

More Cops Than Ever Looking For Drunk, Distracted Drivers

Police from the state, the city and the suburbs say that starting Thursday more officers than ever before will be involved in a stepped-up effort to deal with drunk and distracted drivers heading into the Labor Day weekend.

08/29/2013

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers gathered outside the Rock N Roll McDonald's in Chicago on Aug. 29, 2013, as part of a one-day strike to demand a wage of at least $15 per hour. (Credit: CBS)

Fast Food, Retail Workers Stage One-Day Strike For Higher Wages

A couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.

08/29/2013

Pete Giannaris (Credit: Facebook)

Elgin Man Waiting For 4th Kidney Transplant In 30 Years

An Elgin man whose immune system has led to rejection after rejection after rejection of donor kidneys is about to go under the knife again, and this time, his doctor says, is going to be different.

WBBM Newsradio–08/27/2013

CPS Classroom

‘Million Father March’ Urges Dads To Get Involved At School

The Black Star Project has more than 600 cities taking part in the effort to increase fathers’ involvement in their children’s education.

08/22/2013

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Man Sues Walmart, Claiming Security Failed To Stop Attack

The suit alleges Jeremiah Rogers and his girlfriend were at the Walmart in Waukegan in January, when a man hit him with a wine bottle, but security guards failed to stop the attack after kicking the man out earlier.

08/21/2013

Dog Teeth (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Squatters Abandon Dogs In Calumet Heights House

Animal welfare workers are planning to remove a pair of dogs that were apparently abandoned by their owners and locked inside an empty house.

08/13/2013

Scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday left puddles of water in Grant Park, just hours before the start of Lollapalooza. Muddy conditions have been a problem at the festival the previous two years, causing major damage to the park. (Credit: CBS)

Rain Leaves Muddy Mess For Start Of Lollapalooza

Rain was a problem for the three-day music festival for the previous two years, causing major damage to the grass at Grant Park.

08/02/2013

Connie Rogers and her daughter check out the PT Cruiser she was given through the "Wheels To Prosper" program, which provides restored used cars to deserving people. (Credit: YouTube)

Group Gives Away Car To Mother Of Autistic Girl

The owner of a car repair garage in the Edison Park neighborhood has seen a program called “Wheels To Prosper” – which gives cars to deserving people – grow from a couple garages to 25 across the country.

08/01/2013

The Fashion Outlets of Chicago shopping mall in Rosemont. (Credit: CBS)

New High-End Outlet Mall Opens In Rosemont

A high-end fashion outlet mall opened Thursday morning in Rosemont — the first new indoor mall in the Chicago area in two decades — and the huge deals stores are offering could bring in big crowds.

08/01/2013

A Red-winged Blackbird swoops onto the head of Saul from Brazil as he reads a warning sign about birds protecting their nests at Grant Park. (Credit: Cher Ames)

When Animals Attack: Red-Winged Blackbirds Protect Nests At Grant Park

It’s not quite a scene out of Hitchcock’s “The Birds,” but if you’re visiting Grant Park anytime soon, make sure to keep your eye out for some aggressive birds that are protecting their nests, or you could find out the hard way just how protective they can be.

07/26/2013

Vietnam War veteran Chuck Lewis has been walking across the country to raise money for "Walking For The Fallen," an effort to support wounded and disabled veterans and their families. (Credit: Walking For The Fallen/Flickr)

Vietnam Vet Brings Walk For Fallen To Chicago Area

A Vietnam War veteran from Montana has been walking across the country, and made his way to the Chicago area this week, in an effort to raise funds to help support wounded and disabled soldiers and their families.

07/26/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Summer Jail Crowding Not As Bad As Feared

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart predicted several months ago that summer would bring a dramatic increase in the population of the jail, and that’s come true, but he said they’re managing so far.

WBBM Newsradio–07/24/2013

Larry Ankum and Denzel Edwards (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sheriff Dart Hails Online Crime Tips As “Wave Of The Future”

Cook County Sheriff’s police credited a new online crime tips feature with helping solve the murder of a college student.

WBBM Newsradio–07/23/2013

Car Tire

‘Creepy’ Man Causes Leaks In Women’s Tires, Offers Help

It’s unclear what his intentions were, but Waukegan police said they are investigating at least two incidents in which a man caused slow leaks in young women’s car tires, then offered to help them.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

Fire gutted a home in northwest suburban Inverness, causing about $1 million in damage on July 16, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Guts Home In Inverness

A fire caused well over a $1 million in damage to a home in Inverness Tuesday night, and two of the more than 100 responding firefighters had to be treated for heat exhaustion.

07/17/2013

(Credit: CBS)

High Temps Bring Warnings About Heat, Opening Fire Hydrants

The heat and humidity could reach dangerous levels in the Chicago area this week, and could bring heat indexes of 100 degrees or higher for the next four days.

07/16/2013

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