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Displaced Tenants Say They’ll Soon Be Homeless In Gentrifying Neighborhood

Manuel Rivera has been a tenant of the building at 1627 Humboldt Park Boulevard for eight years. He’s on disability and says the $500 a month he’s been paying in rent is about all he can afford.

05/29/2015

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Exhumation Might Bring Closure To Double Murder Case After 67 Years

Officials have exhumed the body of a man who was slain along with a teenage girl nearly 70 years ago in the small town of Oregon, Illinois, and a man who has spent 17 years investigating the murders hopes forensic tests will help close the case.

05/29/2015

Chicago police officers wave from the rooftop of a Dunkin' Donuts in the South Loop, as part of an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Hit Dunkin’ Donuts Rooftops To Raise Money For Special Olympics

Hundreds of police officers have been hanging out on the roofs of local donut shops on Friday, as part of an annual charity event.

05/29/2015

The 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago (Mike Krasuer/WBBM)

Chicago National Guard Unit Headed For Medical Mission In Kuwait

It is the first deployment for 25 soldiers with the 2nd Battalion of the the 135th Aviation Regiment in Chicago. The unit was formed two years ago, and is led by Capt. Amanda Lempke, a registered nurse from Bloomington.

05/28/2015

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Teen Awarded College Scholarship For Essay Honoring Army Vet Brother

A senior at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights has been awarded a college scholarship for her moving essay about losing her brother to suicide after he returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

05/27/2015

Teen Driving

AAA Warns Of “100 Deadliest Days” For Teen Drivers

Traffic safety experts were warning parents of young drivers about the increased risk of crashes this summer.

05/27/2015

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Warm Weather To Bring More Mosquitos, But Cool Weekend To Hamper Growth

The next couple weeks could be a bit of a roller coaster ride for mosquito activity in the Chicago area.

05/27/2015

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Suburban Man Killed After Fall From Catwalk During Concert At Aragon Ballroom

Chicago police are investigating the impaling death of a suburban man during a concert Friday night at the Aragon Ballroom, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/23/2015

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Mother Asking For Help To Solve Murder Of St. Rita Student

Family and friends of St. Rita High School student who was shot to death more than six years ago returned to the neighborhood where it happened, passing out flyers hoping to get some leads for police, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/23/2015

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Three Shot, Including 4-Year-Old Girl, In Englewood

A four-year-old girl wounded in the head was one three people injured in a shooting on the South Side

05/23/2015

Humboldt Park neighborhood residents who did not want Riot Fest to return to that park this year were celebrating the music festival's decision to relocate to Douglas Park, and warning residents of that area of problems they believe it will create. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Gloat After Riot Fest Pulls Up Stakes For Douglas Park

The decision to move the popular Riot Fest from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park was cause for celebration, and a warning, from those who didn’t want the festival back in their neighborhood.

05/22/2015

Jazmine Longoria was reunited with her older brother, Argenis, on Thursday. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Immigration Authorities Allow Detainee To Donate Kidney To Sister

Jazmine Longoria was reunited with her older brother, Argenis, on Thursday outside the immigration court building in the South Loop just after his release.

05/21/2015

Chicago Park District lifeguards will be wearing new Tommy Bahama gear in 2015, as part of a marketing partnership. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This Weekend

Friday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.

05/21/2015

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Were Drug Addicts From Puerto Rico Victims Of Treatment Scam?

Puerto Rican drug addicts who have been sent to Chicago with the promise of world-class drug treatment have been ending up homeless, and a state lawmaker thinks they might be victims of identity theft.

05/20/2015

Douglas Park (Source: Riot Fest)

Riot Fest Moving To Douglas Park

Facing backlash from the Humboldt Park community for damage caused by last year’s festival, organizers of Riot Fest have moved the annual punk rock bash to Douglas Park.

05/20/2015

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Young Cancer Victim Emily Beazley Dies After Inspiring 4-Year Struggle

A 12-year-old girl, whose four-year struggle with cancer galvanized her neighborhood and inspired a wave of support over the last several weeks, has died.

05/19/2015

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Non-Profit Holding Fishing Event For Military Vets On Chain-O-Lakes Sunday

A non-profit organization that helps military veterans deal with post traumatic stress disorder is hosting an event tomorrow on the Chain-O-Lakes called “Take a Vet Fishing.”

05/16/2015

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

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