Nancy Harty

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia Calls For Moratorium On Red Light Camera Tickets

Opponents of Chicago’s red light cameras have a new ally – Mayoral Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports he’s calling for them to stop issuing tickets.

12/21/2014

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Shoppers Pick Up Last Minute Gifts On “Super Saturday”

The start of the final holiday sales push is on in what may be the biggest shopping day of the year: Super Saturday.

12/20/2014

A bullet hole in the home of Juan Ortiz, who was killed on December 11. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Family Of Murdered Chicago Heights Man Canvasses Area For Information On Killer

More than a week after a Chicago Heights man was shot while doing dishes, police are still looking for who killed him. WBBM’S Nancy Harty reports, they got some help Saturday morning from the victim’s family.

12/20/2014

Demario Bailey. (Credit: johnson College Prep)

Juvenile Charged In Shooting Death Of 15-Year-Old Boy

Chicago Police have filed charges against a 17-year-old boy in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy Saturday on the South Side.

12/14/2014

Christmas Without Cancer volunteers delivering gifts to the Ellis family. (Credit: Bill Figel, Figel Public Relations LLC)

Christmas Comes Early For Five-Year-Old Suburban Kid With Cancer

Christmas came early Sunday for a west suburban family gearing up for another round of cancer treatment for their five-year-old son.

12/14/2014

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Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of Force

In the wake of deadly confrontations involving police officers in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, a group of current and former police chiefs in Illinois has pushed for changes in the way police agencies record interactions with the public.

12/11/2014

One of the thousands of motorcycles taking part in the annual Toys for Tots Parade. (Credit; Nancy Harty)

Thousands Of Motorcycles Ride Down Western For Annual Toys For Tots Parade

Once again, Western Avenue from the South Side of Chicago to the north was packed with motorcycles today for the 37th annual Toys for Tots Parade.

12/07/2014

A McDonald's employee who walked off the job Thursday speaks to reporters at a rally where hundreds of minimum wage workers called on state lawmakers to approve a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Minimum Wage Workers Keep Up The Fight For $15-An-Hour

Fast food and home healthcare workers were rallying in the River North neighborhood early Thursday, hoping to keep the pressure on state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage.

12/04/2014

City health department workers handed out the free condoms at a handful of L stops. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

City Health Workers Hand Out Free Condoms On World AIDS Day

In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS on this World AIDS day, the city of Chicago was giving out free condoms Monday.

12/01/2014

The security line at Midway Airport on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Long Security Lines Reported At Midway On Busiest Air Travel Day Of The Year

The busiest air travel day of the year is living up to its reputation, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

11/30/2014

Young adults with autism learn gardening, communications, and vocational skills at an urban farm in the Illinois Medical District. (Credit: Growing Solutions Farm)

Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults

Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.

11/26/2014

The Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: Illinois.gov)

Madigan To Appeal Pension Law Ruling To Supreme Court “Shortly”

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she expects the state’s highest court could take up the state’s landmark pension overhaul plan by the end of January, now that a lower court judge has ruled it unconstitutional.

11/24/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Teen Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injury Unfurls “Bear Down” Flag On Soldier Field Before Game

He went from a coma to Soldier Field in six months. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports on a young man who got to participate in Sunday’s Bear’s pregame festivities.

11/23/2014

Volunteers assembled Thanksgiving baskets for 1,500 families. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Thanksgiving Baskets For Needy Families

Hundreds of people got into the Thanksgiving spirit Sunday morning on Chicago’s Near West Side by putting together baskets of food for people in need.

11/23/2014

Cardinal George uses crutches to enter Holy Name for his last mass as Archbishop. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Cardinal George Celebrates Final Mass As Chicago Archbishop

For more than 17 years Francis Cardinal George has guided the religious community. Today, marks the last services he’ll do so with that title.

11/16/2014

Runners enjoy hot chocolate and fondue in Grant Park after the race. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Thousands Run Downtown In Hot Chocolate 15k And 5k

Thousands of people came downtown this chilly November morning to run or walk – and then eat.

11/09/2014

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Hanover Park Moves Money Out Of Investment Firm Hit By Fake Loan Scam

One western suburb has moved millions of dollars it had invested with an Oak Brook firm that has been scammed, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

11/08/2014

The Salvation Army's Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the West Pullman neighborhood. (Credit: Facebook)

South Side Peace Summit Aims To Combat Chicago Violence

A peace summit on the South Side Saturday aimed to stop the violence that’s a persistent problem in Chicago.

11/08/2014

Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer, left, manager Joe Maddon, center, and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fans Optimistic With Maddon Hiring

About two dozen fans stood outside the Cubby Bear waiting to get a glimpse of Joe Maddon.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Comer Children's Hospital. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Surgeons At Comer Children’s Hospital Work For Free To Fix Kids’ Birth Defects, Deformities

A former White Sox player and plastic surgeons at Comer Children’s Hospital are helping some local kids get life-changing procedures today.

10/25/2014

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