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Open Enrollment Period For Affordable Care Act Begins

Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Four people were injured in a hotel fire in East Garfield Park. (Credit: CBS)

Four Injured After West Side Hotel Fire

At least four people were injured after a two-alarm fire at an East Garfield Park hotel Saturday morning, including one person who jumped from the building.


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Group Still Pushing To Stage Christmas-Themed Haunted House In Lombard

The Village Board rejected the permit based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.


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Lombard Group Fighting To Keep Christmas-Themed Haunted House

The Lombard Village Board said it rejected a permit for a Christmas-themed haunted house based, in part, on concerns about added traffic.


Using 29 automated dollies, crews will move the 762-ton Harriet F. Rees House from 2110 S. Prairie Av. to 2017 S. Prairie Av. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Historic Rees House Begins Two-Day Move In South Loop

A late 19th century home on Prairie Avenue has begun its two-day move to a new lot a block north, to make way for the new DePaul University basketball arena just north of McCormick Place.


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Police Discover Loaded AK-47, Crack Cocaine During Home-Monitoring Check On West Side

Cook County Sheriff’s officers doing a home-monitoring check on Chicago’s West Side found an assault rifle and drugs in the home of a man who is now calling home the county jail, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Family of Chang Z. Qui were handing out flyers Saturday in hopes of finding the person responsible for his murder. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Family Of Murdered Restaurant Employee Searching For Tips On Killer

The family of a Chinese immigrant who was shot to death last week at the restaurant where he worked on Chicago’s West Side, have been leafleting the neighborhood today in the hopes that someone will come forward with information.


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Macy’s Gets In Christmas Spirit, Unveils Holiday Window Displays

Macy’s on State Street is continuing a long Chicago tradition, unveiling the holiday window displays Saturday morning.


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Runner Doing 100 Miles On A Treadmill For Charity

An ultramarathon runner from Chicago has begun a 24-hour treadmill run to raise money for an organization that provides cleft palate surgeries for kids in developing countries.


Hoss, a German Shepherd, was missing for more than 500 days before he was reunited with his owner. (Credit: Lost Dogs Illinois)

Search For One Lost Dog Helps Find Another

A German Shepherd who was missing for almost a year and a half has been found and reunited with his family, by a local group that was searching for another lost dog.


Bruce Rauner and Rev. Corey Brooks discuss death threats Brooks allegedly received the day before someone broke into his church in Woodlawn. Brooks has endorsed Rauner in the race for governor, against Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Brooks Reflects On Support For Rauner, Oberweis

“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.


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Durbin: Voters Want Congress To Be More Productive

A day after he sailed to his record fourth term in the Senate, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was out thanking voters for their support, and urging the rest of Congress to come together to end the gridlock in Washington.


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Woman At Odds With Hawthorne Race Course Over Care For Feral Cats

A Stickney woman who has been caring for a feral cat colony at Hawthorne Race Course says the track’s owner has cut her access and wants the colony gone.


Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Sentenced To Life In Prison In Grisly Joliet Slayings

Bethany McKee was convicted of two counts of murder in August, in the strangling deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, in January 2013.


Kids traded in their candy at Dr, Robert Thies' Tinley Park office. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Trick-Or-Treaters Trade In Candy For Gift Cards At Tinley Park Dentist’s Office

Last night, trick-or-treaters really earned their candy, considering the miserable weather. So, you might find it surprising that a lot of kids were giving their candy away today, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.



3-Year-Old Trick-Or-Treater Hit By Car In Winnetka

They say Halloween night is a dangerous night to be a pedestrian and the experience of a North Shore family illustrates why, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Boy Charged In Robbery, Shooting Of Pizza Delivery Driver

One of three people wanted by Dolton police for shooting and wounding a pizza delivery man during a hold-up last Saturday night has been charged, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


This headstone was placed in the Halloween display of a family in southwest suburban Channahon. Police are trying to find out who owns it. (Credit: Channahon Police/Facebook)

Channahon Police Seek Owners Of Headstone Placed In Halloween Display

Police in southwest suburban Channahon were trying to figure out how a real headstone ended up in a Halloween display.


Sammy Luther reported his bionic arm stolen after he discovered it missing on Oct. 18. It turned out he'd left it at a Subway restaurant in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Bionic Arm Teen Claimed Was Stolen Found At Subway

Police said they have found the bionic arm that a west suburban teenager reported stolen earlier this month. Sammy Luther, 16, had said the arm was stolen from his family’s car while they were in the Pilsen neighborhood on Oct. 18.


Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Alstory Simon Freed In 1982 Murder Case

In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.