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The Glenview Education Foundation bought 50 bicycles for 1st and 2nd graders in Glenview, to bring back bike riding lessons for youngsters. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Bike Riding Lessons Return To Glenview Schools

Glenview Public School District 34 taught bike riding about 20 years years ago, but stopped the program when it became too difficult to manage all the student’s personal bicycles. The Glenview Education Foundation brought back the program this spring for first and second graders, by buying 50 bikes for the kids to use.

04/21/2015

One of the confiscated plants. (Credit: city of Harvey)

Police Say Home-Based Pot Growing Operation Largest In Harvey’s History

Police in Harvey have found the biggest home-based pot growing operation in that south suburb’s history, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

04/20/2015

Francis Cardinal George addresses the media Friday after receiving an award from the Knights of Columbus. (CBS)

Catholic School Employee Received Letter From Cardinal George One Day After His Passing

An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.

04/19/2015

Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Catholics Remember Cardinal George During Sunday Mass

Chicago area Catholics are remembering Francis Cardinal George at the first Sunday mass since he died.

04/19/2015

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One Killed, Four Injured In South Side Crash

One person has died and four others were injured following a three-car crash Sunday morning on Chicago’s South Side, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

04/19/2015

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Athletes’ Attorney Slams New NCAA Concussion Deal As “Window Dressing”

The proposal would require the NCAA to establish a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain trauma. It also would require stricter rules for returning to play after an athlete has suffered a concussion.

04/17/2015

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Judge Weighs New Sentence For Man Locked Up For Life At 14

A Chicago man who has spent 24 years of a life sentence for his role in a double murder was getting another day in court on Monday, for a chance at a reduced sentence.

04/13/2015

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DeKalb Animal Shelter Holding On To Pets While Tornado Victims Find Living Arrangements

At least one animal shelter near tornado-ravaged Fairdale is housing several pets, but not because they can’t find the owners.

04/12/2015

Fairdale Neighborhood Damage-Ed Curran

Donations Pouring In To Aid Tornado Victims

Volunteers and donations continue to pour into Fairdale, days after much of it was destroyed by a tornado. WBBM’s Nancy Harty spoke with a volunteer on the ground.

04/12/2015

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Two CPD Officers Hospitalized After Squad Car Hit

Two Chicago police officers were taken to the hospital early this morning after their squad car was hit.

04/12/2015

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Twister Kills 2, Injures 20; Governor Bruce Rauner Declares DeKalb, Ogle State Disaster Areas

After touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.

04/10/2015

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Antioch Vote On Reopening Fire Station Still Undecided

Voters in the village of Antioch approved a property tax hike for more ambulance service by more than 300 votes, but in unincorporated Antioch Township, the tax increase was ahead by only 8 votes, with more votes to be counted.

04/09/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner touring a warehouse in Bedford Park. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Gov. Rauner Defends Freezing Social Service Grants, Says Some Could Be Reissued

Social service agencies across Illinois are trying to figure out how to operate today after the state froze $26 million in grants on Friday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

04/06/2015

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Former Supervisor Charged With Stealing From Hospital

A former Provident Hospital supervisor has been charged with stealing money from patient payments in a long-running scheme.

04/01/2015

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Former Nursing Home Employee Charged With Stealing From Elderly

Bria Abrams, 21, has been charged with felony theft, for allegedly stealing from five elderly people living at Alden Poplar Creek, at 1545 N. Barrington Rd., while she worked there.

04/01/2015

A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

DuPage County Police Agencies Preparing For Next Big ‘Incident’

An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.

03/27/2015

Rev. Michael Pfleger and other protesters sit in front of the doors to the Thompson Center, after police blocked them from entering the building as they protested Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts. Police eventually allowed two protesters inside to deliver a letter to Rauner's staff. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Pfleger, Protesters Blast Rauner Budget Plan

Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, said “this is not a cute little rally” that brought out a large crowd to the Thompson Center, which has offices for multiple state agencies, including the governor’s office.

03/20/2015

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Powerball-Winning Former Monk To Fund Goodman Theatre Production

A production at the Goodman Theatre is moving forward thanks to a donation from a former monk who won the lottery, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

03/16/2015

The Willis Tower rises above the skyline in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blackstone Group Buying Willis Tower For $1.3 Billion

The only thing taller in Chicago than the Willis Tower is the amount of money its new owners are paying for it.

03/16/2015

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Schock Defends Taxpayer-Paid Trip To New York For Staffers

Illinois GOP Congressman Aaron Schock, once the toast of the town, courted by party leaders and powerbrokers, was confronted by reporters Monday about an ongoing ethics investigation about using taxpayer dollars on private planes.

03/09/2015

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