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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

The Sensory Garden at the Chicago Botanic Garden. (Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden)

Local Hospice Taking Patients To Botanic Gardens For Relief

The Botanic Garden has offered horticulture therapy for more than 30 years, to provide comfort and stress relief through gardening for veterans, the elderly, and the disabled.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Pleased With ‘Positive’ Framework From Pension Committee

Gov. Pat Quinn appears happy about the progress state lawmakers have been making on pension reforms.

08/26/2013

Antinette “Toni” Keller (Photo From Facebook)

Convicted Killer Seeks To Withdraw Plea In NIU Student’s Murder

It might be two weeks before a DeKalb County judge rules whether the man who pleaded guilty to the murder of Northern Illinois University student Toni Keller can change that plea.

08/21/2013

Two runners participate in a Spartan Race in Ottawa, Ill. (Credit: Facebook)

Spartan Race Runners Come Down With Itchy Rash

It’s been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.

08/13/2013

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Principal Might Be Fired Over Shaming Girls For Short Shorts

Decatur Classical Elementary School’s local school council is recommending that CPS remove Principal Susan Kukielka

08/06/2013

Detectives investigate after Chicago police officers shot and killed a man who allegedly was stabbing his ex-wife outside her home in Gage Park. (Credit: CBS)

Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend In Gage Park

The 27-year-old mother of three was stabbed in the left arm by her children’s father, only a few feet away from where Chicago police officers stood waiting on the front steps, thinking she was safe and out of harm’s way.

07/29/2013

A 50-foot electromagnet from the Muon G-2 Storage Ring experiment is parked at the Costco in Bolingbrook, on its slow journey from Lemont to Fermilab in Batavia. (Credit: CBS)

Giant Electromagnet Makes Pit Stop At Costco En Route To Fermilab

A marvel of physics is spending the day in a grocery store parking lot in the southwestern suburbs, before continuing its long journey to Fermilab in Batavia.

07/24/2013

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Gurnee Teams Up With Nextdoor To Keep In Touch With Residents

Instead of talking over the backyard fence, neighbors in Gurnee can talk online through a private social networking website specific to their area.

WBBM Newsradio–07/09/2013

Koki, an 11-year-old Boston Terrier, was found in Hawaii, eight years after her owner, Waukegan teacher Sheryl Jans, last saw her. (Credit: GiveForward)

Eight Years Later, Waukegan Teacher Hopes To Be Reunited With Dog

Shelter workers in Hawaii found a microchip on Koki, an 11-year-old Boston Terrier, which led back to Sheryl Jans, an 8th grade English teacher at Abbott Elementary School in Waukegan.

WBBM Newsradio–07/08/2013

The city has opened a new mile-long stretch of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, one of the most heavily traveled bike corridors in Chicago. (Credit: CBS/File Photo)

New Bike Lanes Help Steer Cyclists To Chicago Bike Week Rally

Cyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.

06/14/2013

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers’ Union To Wrap Up Three-Day Protest Of School Closings

City streets could be full of protesters again on Monday, as the Chicago Teachers Union wraps up a three-day march to voice opposition to plans to close more than 50 public schools.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2013

A CTA Red Line train pulls into the Cermak/Chinatown stop. (Credit: CBS)

Five-Month Shutdown Looming For South End Of CTA Red Line

It’s almost the end of the line for Red Line service on the South Side ahead of a massive construction project slated to begin on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2013

Bryeon Hunter (Credit: Maywood Police)

Autopsy Could Confirm If Body Found By Des Plaines River Is Bryeon Hunter

A day after the body of a child believed to be Bryeon Hunter – the 20-month-old Maywood boy allegedly killed by his mother and her boyfriend – the man who found the body met the child’s grandmother.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2013

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Suburban Students Propose Their Own Immigration Reform Plan

After 2nd graders from Riley Elementary in Arlington Heights recited facts about the history of immigration in the U.S., some 7th graders took the stage at London Middle School in Wheeling to outline their proposals before their peers and politicians.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

Firearms for sale at an area gun shop. (CBS)

Cook County’s $25 Gun Tax Goes Into Effect

Gun sellers and owners haven’t been able to stop it, so a new $25-per-gun tax in Cook County went into effect on Monday.

04/01/2013

Zeus, a black and grey mastiff, is a customer of “Have Doggie We’ll Doo,” a canine waste removal company in Chicago. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Mild Weekend Could Mean It’s Yard Cleaning Time For Dog Owners

This weekend’s warmer weather means many people will rediscover their yards – which for many means cleaning up after their dogs.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2013

Cremated Remains, Cremains

Expert: Difficult To Track Down Families Of Unclaimed Cremains

The head of a local cremation group said he’s not surprised to hear the Kane County Coroner is looking for relatives to claim the cremated remains of nearly 50 people.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2013

Emma Gomez suffers from leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant for a second chance at life. (Credit: Lifesource)

Blackhawks Join Teenage Fan With Leukemia To Find Blood, Bone Marrow Donors

Emma Gomez doesn’t follow normal medical expectations. Her mother said, after essentially falling into a coma for five weeks, the 14-year-old leukemia patient just started talking one day.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2013

Pallbearers carry Jonylah Watkins' casket into New Beginnings Church in Woodlawn, a week after she was killed when she was shot as she sat on her father's lap in a minivan. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather For Slain Baby’s Funeral

Loved ones of the 6-month-old girl who was shot and killed as she was in her father’s lap inside a minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood were gathering at a local church Tuesday morning for her funeral.

03/19/2013

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