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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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2013

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

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

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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

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