Nancy Harty

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Naperville Asks Residents To Turn Up The Thermostat

Officials estimated power usage will be at its peak from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., so they want residents to turn up their thermostats a couple degrees, and avoid using other unnecessary appliances and electronics.

07/22/2014

Artistic rendering of a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas power plant in Oakwood Hills, Illinois. (Credit: oakwoodhillsenergycenter.com)

Oakwood Hills Residents Seek To Block New Power Plant

Some residents of a small community in McHenry County have begun gearing up to stop plans for a natural gas power plant in their village.

07/15/2014

Cleanup crews, empty tents, and a few seagulls are all that's left of the Taste of Chicago a day after the annual food festival ended. (Credit: Nancy Harty/CBS)

Cleanup Begins After Taste Of Chicago Wraps Up

The food is gone; now all that’s left is the cleanup of Grant Park following the 34th annual Taste of Chicago.

07/14/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Funeral Held For Slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

Visitation services were held Sunday for Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral was scheduled for Monday morning at the convention center, followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.

07/14/2014

A screen grab of a YouTube video showing a man shouting nice things to people. (YouTube)

VIDEO: Man With Bullhorn Drives Around, Says Kind Things To People

If you were walking around Lincoln Park earlier this month and thought you heard someone shout something nice, you weren’t imagining things.

07/11/2014

A youngster works a computer tablet. (CBS)

Sports Executives: Social Media Making Ticket Sales A Bigger Challenge

The couch versus the stadium; that’s the challenge facing many sports teams when trying to get more fans in the seats.

06/17/2014

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (ALEXANDRE FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin Towers Survivor Has Mixed Emotions About New 9/11 Museum

Joe Dittmar, formerly of Aurora, was on the 105th floor of the south tower on September 11, 2001.

05/15/2014

Rene Valentin-Matos. (Credit: CBS)

Man Held Without Bond In Englewood Girl’s Rape, Murder

Rene Valentin-Matos was ordered held without bond Thursday in the 2009 rape and murder of 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner.

05/08/2014

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Marrow Drive Draws Dozens Of Volunteers In Lincolnshire

Students, teachers and families came together Saturday at a north suburban school to donate blood and register to be bone marrow donors.

04/26/2014

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Gun Found Near Streamwood High School

Streamwood High School was on lockdown Friday as police investigated a gun at the school. Students were delayed about an hour in getting dismissed from school.

03/14/2014

Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

With Clock Ticking, Catholic School Slated To Close Is Halfway To Fundraising Goal

With less than a week to go in their efforts to raise $400,000, Our Lady of Victory Elementary School is rallying, says Principal Jennifer Hodge.

01/17/2014

Madison, a Doberman mix, ran away after a rescue group volunteer flew her into Midway International Airport in January. Madison slipped out of her harness while walking near the airport. (Illinois Doberman Rescue)

Rescued Doberman Escapes At Midway Airport

The brown Doberman, named Madison, slipped out of her harness while a volunteer was walking her ahead of a long car ride.

01/17/2014

A police officer talks with a motorist Sunday about an attack in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. (CBS)

Police Canvass Neighborhood Where Girl Was Attacked

The crime outraged Mayor Emanuel and his police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, who vowed the department will solve the crime.

12/22/2013

Santa drinking beer.  (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Does Your Kid Have A Santa Phobia? Expert Offers Tips To Calm Children

Social worker Ellen Rosendale suggests you prep your child by talking about what Santa looks like and what to expect.

12/05/2013

Mama Jess organic pasta sauces. (Credit: Jessica Grelle)

Barrington Pasta Sauce Company In Running For Free Super Bowl Ad

A startup in north suburban Barrington has a shot at the big time, after making it as one of 20 finalists who will vie for a free Super Bowl ad.

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Camille Paddock (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Challenges Kids To Stand Up To Bullies And ‘Dare To Be Different’

Camille Paddock, a freshman at Huntley High School, shared her own story of standing up to bullies, in hope of saving lives.

10/29/2013

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, left, and John McCain made a joint appearance Monday in Chicago. (CBS)

Durbin, McCain: U.S. Was Wrong To Bug German Leader’s Phone

(CBS) – U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and John McCain made a joint, harmonious appearance in Chicago on Monday and faulted U.S. intelligence for monitoring the German chancellor’s personal cell phone. Durbin, D-Illinois, and the Arizona […]

10/28/2013

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Officials Report First 2013 Case Of West Nile Virus In Chicago

Mosquitoes transmit the virus to humans, and officials say that the insects are still active even with cooler weather and may seek warmer temperatures indoors.

09/23/2013

Eugene Jonsson was reported missing on Aug. 23. (Credit: Arlington Heights Police)

Body Found In West Chicago Might Be Missing Arlington Heights Man

A landscaper working near Illinois Route 59 and Hawthorne Lane flagged down a West Chicago police officer Thursday afternoon, when he found a car off the road. A partially decomposed body was near the car.

09/20/2013

Surveillance image of a man standing on the tracks at the Western station on the CTA Blue Line. (Credit: CTA)

CTA: Stay Off The Tracks, Your Phone’s Not Worth The Risk

The CTA has launched a new public service campaign to warn riders to stay off the tracks, after the number of people who died after going on tracks went up last year.

09/16/2013

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