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Brodney Serrano, 3, is recovering from a brain injury over the summer. (La Rabida Children's Hospital)

Boy, 3, Celebrates Thanksgiving Following Traumatic Brain Injury

When WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser visited, a smiling Brodney Serrano was surrounded by family.

11/28/2013

Olgi Freyre wrote this angry note to the person who stole her bike, and posted it near the bike rack where her bicycle had been. (Credit: Dave Wischnowsky)

Angry Note To Thief Prompts Good Samaritan To Buy Woman A New Bike

Olgi Freyre’s $700 bicycle was stolen in the middle of the day from a bike rack near Lincoln and Belmont avenues, outside the art supply store where she works.

10/30/2013

FBI

Federal Informant Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

Michael DiFoggio, 58, was found inside the office of his business in the 3200 block of South Shields Avenue, around 10 p.m. Tuesday, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

10/30/2013

Actor Scott Schwartz poses next to a statue of the famous "triple dog dare" scene in the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story." Schwartz played Flick, a kid whose tongue got frozen to a flagpole on a schoolyard dare. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

‘A Christmas Story’ Immortalized With Hammond Statue

Poor Flick’s tongue is going to be stuck to that flagpole forever. Sort of.

WBBM Newsradio–10/29/2013

Court Generic

Mexican Immigrant Fighting Deportation, Fears He’ll Be Killed By Drug Cartels

A 42-year-old undocumented Chicago resident is asking an immigration judge to allow him to stay here, claiming he’ll be killed by drug traffickers if he’s sent back to Mexico.

10/09/2013

Former Ickes Homes Residents Want Replacement Housing Built

Some public housing residents who were displaced when their high-rise buildings were demolished on the South Side have been trying to pressure the Chicago Housing Authority to build replacement housing.

09/26/2013

Future Energy Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry

New Exhibit At Museum Of Science And Industry Teaches Kids About Energy

“Kids today will be the ones discovering and implementing the energy solutions of tomorrow,” Museum President David Mosena said. “It’s imperative to engage them in this vitally important topic.”

09/18/2013

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

(File Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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

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