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Chicago police officers Mike Lawrence and Sergio Valdez performed CPR on a man who collapsed on the Magnificent Mile. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bike Cops Save Tourist Who Collapsed On Michigan Avenue

Officers Michael Lawrence and Sergio Valdez, with the Central District bicycle unit, were flagged down around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, by witnesses who led them to a man lying in the middle of Michigan Avenue. “He was not breathing. He was pale. He had no pulse. He looked like he might have been gone,” Lawrence said.

03/25/2015

Protesters gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall, demanding a meeting to discuss police brutality. (Credit: Twitter/@Newsonista)

Protesters Demand Meeting With Emanuel On Police Brutality

Several dozen activists, including clergy, staged a noisy protest outside the mayor’s office at City Hall on Tuesday, denouncing alleged police brutality, and the group managed to get an invitation for a conversation with a staff member.

03/24/2015

Ryan Arvanites | Chicago Ridge police

Man Charged With DUI After Crashing Car Into Chicago Ridge Home

A Posen man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed a car into a home early Saturday in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge.

03/21/2015

Martese Johnson (Photo from Facebook)

Rainbow PUSH Calls On Feds To Investigate Arrest Of College Student From Chicago

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is calling for a civil rights investigation into the videotaped run-in that a 20-year-old Chicago man had Alcoholic Beverage Control Agents at the University of Virginia, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/21/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

With Just Over Two Weeks To Go, Emanuel, Garcia Out Vying For Voters

With just a little over two weeks before the runoff election, the candidates for mayor have been criss-crossing the city looking for votes, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/21/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Allies Slam Garcia As ‘Novice,’ While Chuy Seeks To Emulate Harold Washington

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia both pulled in more endorsements Friday, as the mayor tried to solidify his lead in the polls, and Garcia sought to build a Harold Washington-like coalition.

03/20/2015

Officers with the Mounted Unit of the Chicago Police Department have been spotted routinely dumping horse manure in Jackson Park, in violation of department rules. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Mounted Officers Caught Improperly Dumping Horse Manure In Jackson Park

On any given day, Mounted Unit officers can be seen stopping in Jackson Park, and shoveling horse manure from their trailers onto Park District property along the golf course – on the street, curb, grass, and around trees.

03/20/2015

Dorothy Byrd and Leon Krynicki both died after becoming ill on the same day at a South Holland nursing home. A total of six people were hospitalized from the center that day, and three have died. (Supplied photos)

Source: Assisted Living Facility Tied To Three Deaths Might Have Been Understaffed

Three employees of a South Holland assisted living facility have been removed from their jobs, after an elderly woman died from an overdose of pain medication. Two other residents who were hospitalized the same day also have died, and understaffing might have been an issue.

03/19/2015

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene after a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

West Side Activists Want To Meet With McCarthy To Discuss Violence

Activists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.

03/18/2015

A vacant building in the 900 block of West 59th Street, owned by aldermanic candidate Stephanie Coleman, has been targeted for demolition by the city for unsafe conditions. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Protesters Slam 16th Ward Candidate For Ownership Of “Disgusting” Vacant Building

The hotly contested race for alderman of the 16th Ward saw a little political theater on Tuesday, outside one candidate’s Englewood campaign office.

03/17/2015

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Elgin School District Notifies Teachers Of Layoffs

The school board has approved layoffs of 263 teachers, although most of them likely will be recalled next school year. More than 200 non-union support personnel also were receiving layoff notices.

03/17/2015

Neven. (Credit: Midwest Animal Rescue & Services Facebook)

Missing Dog Found Dead In River Grove

We have an update on a story we reported two weeks ago about a Chicago veterinarian who had claimed a puppy she adopted from a rescue organization in Minnesota was stolen from her car, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/14/2015

The Reverend Willie Barrow, co-founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in 2001, at a conference at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition National Office in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Funeral Services Set For Rev. Willie Barrow

Purple and black bunting hung from the façade of Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters on Friday, in memory of the woman known as “The Little Warrior.”

03/13/2015

Millionaire businessman Willie Wilson, who came in third in the race for mayor, endorsed Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in the upcoming runoff against Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: CBS)

Wilson Backs Garcia In Race For Mayor

After repeatedly meeting with both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia over the past few weeks, businessman Willie Wilson threw his support behind Garcia in the upcoming runoff election.

03/12/2015

A taxi navigates the city streets on September 8, 2011 in Chicago.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Hall Bills Cabbie $10,000 After Lawsuit Dismissed

A Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.

03/12/2015

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South Suburban Mayors Reaching Out To Enlist African American Organ Donors

Mayors from the south suburbs have teamed up with the Gift of Hope organ donation network, in a campaign aimed at increasing the numbers of organ donors in the black community, where far fewer are donors, and many more are in need of transplants.

03/11/2015

Members of the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago celebrate following their 7-5 win over the West Team from Las Vegas during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Might Leave Little League For Another Youth League

The ousted leader of Jackie Robinson West has begun maneuvering to keep control of the team, in the wake of the cheating scandal that led to JRW being stripped of the Little League national title.

03/11/2015

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna and her two children, Dylan and Elizabeth. (Family provided photo.)

Family Sues Driver, Trucking Company Over Accident That Killed Mom, 2 Kids

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna, 30, was walking hand-in-hand with her two children – 9-year-old Elizabeth and 4-year-old Dylan – in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Friday, when a truck making a left turn hit all three of them.

03/10/2015

Harvey police officer Darnell Keel (Supplied Photo)

Harvey Cop Shot In Standoff Last Year Back At Work

Harvey Police Lt. Darnell Keel said he was surprised by colleagues lining a hallway and applauding and shaking his hand as he returned to police headquarters on Tuesday.

03/10/2015

Hundreds pushed decorated shopping cars during the 10th annual Chiditarod. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

10th Annual Chiditarod Collects Food, Money For Charity

WBBM’s Mike Krauser reports 139 teams, nearly 700 people, pushed decorated shopping carts at the start of the Chiditarod in the 1900 block of West Hubbard.

03/07/2015

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