Mike Krauser

A group demonstrators on Michigan Avenue protesting the use of carriage horses.(Credit: Mike Krauser)

Michigan Ave. Demonstration Targets Use Of Horse Carriages

The protesters stood on the edge of the Water Tower Park on Michigan Avenue at Pearson Street, a staging area for the carriages.

06/20/2015

The front facade of the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Arson Investigators Examining Four Small Fires At Gold Coast Hotel

Chicago Police and Fire Department arson investigators are looking into four fires that were set early this morning at the Sofitel Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/20/2015

One man was killed in the fire in the 300 block of 88th Place. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Fire Officials: No Working Smoke Detectors In Chatham Home Where Man Died In Fire

Chicago Firefighters this morning returned to the scene of a fire that killed a 55-year-old man on the South Side Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/20/2015

Officers on the scene of a police-involved shooting in the South Shore. (Credit: CBS)

Cop Shoots Suspect In South Shore

The officer told the 23-year-old man to drop the gun and put his hands up, but instead he turned and raised the gun toward the officer, authorities said.

06/20/2015

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Police In Illinois, Indiana Join Forces To Battle Illegal Sex Trade

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said there are numerous examples of young women being taken across state lines for prostitution.

06/19/2015

Indiana State Police (CBS)

Indiana State Police Want To Clear Up New Law For Slow Left Lane Drivers

Indiana State Police were clarifying a new law taking effect next month, allowing police to ticket drivers who fail to move out of the left lane for approaching traffic.

06/18/2015

File Photo Of Military Funeral At Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery (David Banks-Pool/Getty Images)

Unclaimed Cremains Of Three Veterans To Be Buried At Lincoln National Cemetery

A suburban funeral home has made arrangements for committal services for three veterans whose cremated remains have gone unclaimed for several years.

06/16/2015

The Chicago Children's Choir performed at the official opening ceremony at Maggie Daley Park. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Official Opening Ceremony Held For Maggie Daley Park

Former Mayor Richard Daley and his family attended the official opening ceremony today for the new Maggie Daley Park, named for his late wife, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/13/2015

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Police Are Asking For Help Identifying Woman Who Called 911 For Help In LaPorte County

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help from the public in finding a woman who called 911 yesterday afternoon and then disappeared, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/13/2015

Yoko Ono visits Jackson Park, where she will create her first piece of public art in the U.S., a piece she is calling Sky Landing. (Credit Twitter/@yokoono)

Yoko Ono To Create Public Art Project On Wooded Island In Jackson Park

The work will be called Sky Landing, and will be installed on the two-acre Wooded Island in the center of the park, the former site of the Phoenix Pavilion, a gift from Japan built during the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893.

06/12/2015

U.S. Marine veteran Brandyn Skaggs confronted this man, who apparently was posing as a Marine, at a high school graduation ceremony in Indiana. Skaggs' father recorded the encounter, and posted the video on YouTube. (Credit: YouTube)

WATCH: U.S. Marine Confronts Impostor At High School Graduation

Video of a confrontation between a U.S. Marine from Indiana and another man who apparently was posing as one has gone viral.

06/12/2015

Doctor Generic

After Woman Diagnosed With Rare Form Of TB, Health Officials Reach Out To Those Who Shared Flight To Chicago

Health officials are tracking down people who had contact with a woman diagnosed at a suburban hospital with a rare and deadly form of tuberculosis, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/09/2015

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IU Scientist Looking For Better Way To Kill Mosquitos

Inside a lab at IU School of Medicine, Dr. Molly Duman-Scheel has been killing mosquitoes by the thousands.

06/09/2015

Fr. Michael Pfleger, Rev. Jesse Jackson and supporters outside Chuck's gun shop in Riverdale. (CreditL Mike Krauser.)

Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun Shop

There was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.

06/06/2015

Opening day on the 606. (Credit: CBS)

606 Trail Officially Opens

The ribbon was cut this morning on the nearly 3-mile long trail known as the 606, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/06/2015

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Midway To Conduct Airfield Emergency Drill On Saturday

Midway was planning to simulate an airplane emergency Saturday morning, complete with 90 volunteers posing as airline passengers, and wearing makeup to help them simulate injuries.

06/05/2015

Students, teachers, and others march for an end to violent crime in Chicago, ahead of summer vacation. (Credit: Perspectives Charter Schools/Instagram)

Students Lead Peace March On South Side

More than 2,500 people, mostly kids, were marching from the South Loop to Bronzeville on Friday, demanding an end to the violence on the streets as students get ready to start their summer break.

06/05/2015

Activists protest Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed cuts to state-funded social service programs, with the Republican governor and Democratic legislative leaders unable to reach a state budget deal. (Credit; CBS)

Activists Rally Against Rauner’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Even though Democrats control the House and Senate, and approved a budget plan that is more than $3 billion in the red, state Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) wasn’t prepared to say his party shares in the blame for the budget cuts.

06/04/2015

The University of Chicago Medical Center campus in Hyde Park. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Trauma Center Activists Want 9 Comrades Released After Arrests At University Of Chicago

Activists seeking a trauma center at the University of Chicago Medical Center have demanded the immediate release of nine protesters who were arrested Wednesday night after barricading themselves inside school’s administration building.

06/04/2015

Jacob Wieclaw | Will County sheriff's office

Teacher’s Aide At Lincoln Way West Charged With Having Sex With Student

A former star football player at Lincoln Way West High School in New Lennox is charged with the sexual assault of a student after returning to work there as a teacher’s aide and volunteer coach, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/03/2015

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