Nancy Harty

Portions of this community garden in Ravenswood was damaged by weed killer. (CBS)

Railroad Kills Ravenswood Gardens By Mistake

Urban gardeners are getting an apology after their landlord accidentally destroyed some of their crop in Chicago’s North Center.

07/28/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Retired State Employees Contacted By Rauner Administration About Working In Event Of A Strike

WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports their union says that doesn’t bode well for contract talks.

07/27/2015

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Parent Says Ousted Senn Principal Discouraged Her From Sending Special Needs Son To School

The principal of a Chicago public high school credited with a resurgence has resigned amid an investigation. WBBM’s Nancy Harty talked with a parent who says she experienced some of what allegedly led to the principal’s ouster.

07/26/2015

The charity ride went from Area 4 Police Headquarters on the West Side to the Gold Star Families Memorial in the Museum Campus.  (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Hundreds Of Motorcyclists Take Part In Ride To Remember Fallen Officers

Hundreds of motorcycle riders came out Sunday morning for the 11th annual Ride to Remember honoring fallen Chicago police officers, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/26/2015

Authorities investigate after a double homicide in Humboldt Park early Sunday. | Network Video Productions

2 Killed, 1 Wounded In Humboldt Park Shooting

Two men were killed and a woman was hurt in a shooting early Sunday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

07/26/2015

Surveillance image of the suspect in the attempted abduction on Juiy 2. (Source: Aurora Police)

Aurora Police Release Photo, Sketch Of Suspects In Two Attempted Abductions

Aurora police are looking for two men wanted for attempted abductions of teen girls in separate incidents this month, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/22/2015

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Principals Removed At Senn High School, Marine Leadership Academy

Two Chicago high schools will start the new school year without their principals, who have been removed by the Chicago Public Schools, amid separate investigations by the district’s inspector general.

07/21/2015

Alderman John Arena  using his car to block construction at Wilson and Lamon. (Credit: Kenji Kerins.)

Alderman Upset Over “Meigs Field Of The 45th Ward” At Lamon And Wilson

A Northwest Side alderman is upset over the city’s move to dig up a popular side street and is calling it the Meigs Field of the 45th Ward, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/20/2015

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Kids Say Parents Spending Too Much Time On Their Cell Phones, Study Shows

If your child starts acting up as soon as you get on your cell phone, a local psychologist says a new survey shows there’s good reason.

07/19/2015

Police officers outside a home in Chatham where four bodies were discovered. (CreditL Captured News)

Bodies Of Mother, Three Children Found In Chatham Home, Deaths Ruled Homicides

Chicago police are investigating the deaths of a woman and her three young sons – their bodies found Saturday night in a home in the Chatham neighborhood.

07/19/2015

Rendering of the Mariano's grocery store under construction in Bronzeville. (Source: WBS Equities)

New Mariano’s Store To Include Artistic Nods To Famous Bronzeville Residents

A new Mariano’s Fresh Market opening next summer in Bronzeville plans to bring a lot more than groceries to the neighborhood.

07/17/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces his appointment of Forrest Claypool (right) as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools and Frank Clark (left) as president of the Chicago Board of Education. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Appoints Claypool To Run CPS, Former ComEd CEO As School Board President

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has tapped his top aide, Forrest Claypool, to run the Chicago Public Schools, and former ComEd chief executive officer Frank Clark as president of the Chicago Board of Education, a move the Chicago Teachers Union derided as more of the same from City Hall.

07/16/2015

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New App Offers On-Demand Lawn Care

If all the rain we’ve had so far this summer has made it difficult to keep up with mowing your lawn, there’s a new app that promises to help.

07/16/2015

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New Study Finds Majority Of Athletes Undergoing Tommy John Surgery Are Teens

Before you sign your son up for fall baseball, you may want to listen to the results of a new study.

07/14/2015

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Want To Rent Out Your Place During Lollapalooza? Don’t Forget Taxes, Insurance

If you’re thinking about renting out your place downtown during Lollapalooza in a few weeks, there’s a couple things to consider first. Websites like Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO make putting your condo or home up for rent easy; but before you take the plunge as a temporary landlord, make sure you cover yourself.

07/14/2015

Police outside a home in River Forest. (Credit: Jeremy Ross)

Two Dead, Three Injured, Including Two Cops, In River Forest Shooting

Two people were killed and three others, including two police officers, are being treated after a shooting at a home in west suburban River Forest, police said

07/12/2015

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois House Dems Pass One-Month Budget Over Governor’s Veto Threat

The 71-19 party-line vote followed about two hours of debate in which Republicans, like Representative Mike Tryon of Crystal Lake, decried the temporary budget as another irresponsible step that has led to the state’s current fiscal mess.

07/09/2015

Photo Of Bugs (AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology)

Palatine Library Officials Close The Book On Bedbugs

Staffers at the main library found two dead bedbugs on a table in an isolated room Wednesday night, according to library director Anthony Austin.

07/09/2015

The Villa Taj mansion in Burr Ridge. (Credit: Courtesy Villa Taj website)

Man Charged With Trespassing At Burr Ridge Mansion For Second Time

A Lombard man has been caught trespassing at a Burr Ridge mansion for the second time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/06/2015

Italian street artist Never 2501 paints a mural on the side of The Buckingham, at Van Buren Street and Wabash Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Loop Business Group Hoping Murals Bring More Eyes To Wabash Corridor

Suspended from a cherry picker a few stories up, Italian street artist Never2501 rolled white paint onto the clay-colored bricks of The Buckingham, a student apartment building facing the CTA ‘L’ tracks. The work is part of the Alliance’s “Transforming Wabash” project, which includes at least nine other murals.

07/06/2015

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