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Report Details All 506 Chicago Murders From 2012

A new report aims to put faces and names to the number of murders that Chicago saw last year.

WBBM Newsradio–01/14/2013

Study: Kids Left Alone While Adults Gamble

As lawmakers in Springfield take another shot at a gambling expansion bill, there’s a new look out at the behavior of gamblers.

01/14/2013

They look good, but they're counterfeit guitars from China, federal officials say. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

Customs Agents Pluck Counterfeit Guitars Coming Into O’Hare

Some mail-order guitars coming through O’Hare struck a false note with U.S. Customs agents. They were fakes from China.

01/10/2013

NIU students line up to board buses to Miami for the Orange Bowl. The NIU Huskies won their first BCS bid in 2012, and will face the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Caravan Of NIU Students En Route To Miami For Orange Bowl

The caravan carrying 1,300 students and 52 staffers started leaving the DeKalb campus shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, and was expected to arrive in Miami around 1 p.m. Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2012

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Plenty Of Reasons For Smokers To Kick The Habit In New Year

If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, there are a number of incentives.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2012

Most retailers offer big discounts starting the day after Christmas, to help boost year-end sales, and clear out excess inventory. (Credit: CBS)

Post-Christmas Shopping Frenzy Begins As Stores Offer Big Deals

Are you hoping Santa Claus still has a little something in his sack for you? Even jolly old St. Nick is probably scoping out the after-Christmas sales on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2012

Christmas Presents (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Local Doctor Lists Toys That Pose Danger To Kids

You might want to check some of those Christmas presents before it’s too late.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2012

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Post Office Sees Its Busiest Day Of The Year

If you’re headed to the post office today, you could be greeted with some pretty long lines.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

Responders gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. There are 27 dead, 20 of them children, after Adam Lanza reportedly opened fire in one of the largest school massacres in U.S. history. Lanza is dead at the scene and his mother, a teacher at the school, is also dead. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Advocates Call For New Focus On Mental Health After Newtown Massacre

Supporters of mental health funding have said the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Conn., should prompt a discussion not just of gun control laws, but the need for more attention to mental illness.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

Maine West High School (Credit: CBS)

Three More Families Join Maine West Hazing Lawsuit

Three families have joined a lawsuit against Maine Township High School District 207, alleging their children were also hazed at Maine West High School.

CBS Chicago–11/28/2012

The Rebuilding Exchange uses building materials reclaimed from local landfills to make furniture. (Credit: RebuildingExchange.org)

Rebuilding Exchange Makes Furniture Out Of Trash

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? A Chicago company that makes furniture out of garbage may have the answer.

WBBM Newsradio–11/17/2012

Herbert "Herbie" Johnson, covered in soot, talks with reporters at a 2006 fire scene. (CBS)

Family: Fallen Firefighter ‘Was Always A Hero To Us’

Family, friends and colleagues of a “larger than life” Chicago firefighter were mourning the loss of a man who they said “was always a hero to us.”

CBS Chicago–11/03/2012

Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Teen Pleads Not Guilty In Crash That Killed 5-Year-Old Girl

A Highland Park teen pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges she huffed a cleaning product before her car slammed into a family on Labor Day, killing a 5-year-old girl.

10/18/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Chicago Aldermen Hold First Hearing On $8.3 Budget Plan

The City Council’s Budget Committee held its first hearing Tuesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.3 billion budget plan for next year.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

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Elementary School Science Experiment Will Take Place In Outer Space

A science experiment by some Chicago Public School students is making its way to the International Space Station.

WBBM Newsradio–10/08/2012

Scales Of Justice

Finance Committee OKs $3.2 Million Payment To Man Cleared Of 2002 Murder

The City Council’s Finance Committee has endorsed a multi-million dollar financial settlement for a man who served 8 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

Wanda Sykes gets runners fired up at the starting line.

Thousands Run And Walk For AIDS Research

Thousands of runners and walkers hit the lakefront this morning, all in the name of finding a cure for AIDS.

WBBM Newsradio–09/30/2012

A portable defibrillator (File photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Customs Agents Save Passenger’s Life At O’Hare

U.S. Customs agents at O’Hare International Airport helped save the life of a man who collapsed on Sunday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

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Roselle Seeks Residents’ Help To Pay For Next Year’s Fireworks

One northwest suburb is hoping residents will pay out of their own pockets for next year’s July 4th fireworks display.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

City Offers Free Medallion To Cabbie Who Wins Award For Service To Disabled

The City of Chicago is offering a major reward to cabdrivers who serve disabled passengers – a free medallion.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

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