Nancy Harty

One of the nuns at Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago prepares au gratin potatoes for the homeless while wearing a fleece coat, because the sisters' home is without heat, and temperatures inside are freezing. (Credit: CBS)

Offers Of Help Rolling In For Nuns Without Heat

After having gone more than two days without heat, and seeing temperatures in their church drop below freezing, a group of French nuns ministering to residents in the Austin neighborhood is asking for help raising the $200,000 they need to buy new boilers.

02/20/2015

Belmont Village, an assisted living facility for seniors in Carol Stream, hosted a Valentine’s lunch for all 17 couples living there on Friday. Each couple has been married at least 48 years. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Carol Stream Couples Celebrate 1,000 Combined Years Of Marriage

Belmont Village, an assisted living facility for seniors in Carol Stream, hosted a Valentine’s lunch for all 17 couples living there; complete with flowers, a piano player, and sparkling cider. Each couple has been married for at least 48 years.

02/13/2015

U.S. Capitol Dome

Durbin Predicts Senate Floor Battle Over Immigration

Last week, Senate Democrats were able to fend off a Republican attempt to force the Obama administration to stop delaying deportations – a practice known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

02/09/2015

Teen Charged With Shooting At State Trooper Near Dan Ryan

A teen is due in bond court Monday on charges that he tried to kill a state trooper Saturday night, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

02/08/2015

A man clears snow from the sidewalk in front of an apartment building on February 2, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Snow began falling in the city Sunday morning and did not stop until early Monday morning, leaving behind more than 19 inches. It was the fifth largest snowfall in the city's history.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Postal Service: Shovel Your Sidewalks To Make Sure You Get Your Mail

This weekend really tested the Postal Service creed, but Chicago district spokesman Mark Reynolds said letter carriers can handle the snow (and rain, rain and heat and gloom of night).

02/03/2015

Crystal Lake South High School Bleachers

Illinois High Court Will Hear Dispute Over Crystal Lake South Bleachers

Kim Maselbas-Gurba’s backyard boarders the school and says her family has had to seal some windows after they noticed people on the bleachers looking into her children’s bedrooms as they were getting dressed.

01/29/2015

Ernie Banks in 2007. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Ernie Banks Died From Heart Attack, Attorney Says

Banks passed away Friday, seven days before his 84th birthday.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2015

The Farmer's Fridge vending machines are stocked with salads in reusable jars. (Credit: Farmer's Fridge)

Salad Vending Machines Serving Up Healthy Eating Options In Chicago

If you’re struggling with a New Year’s resolution to eat healthy, there are some vending machines in Chicago that can help, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

01/25/2015

The Vietnam War Memorial in Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery. (Illinois Historic Preservation Agency)

State Could Add Memorial Near Lincoln Tomb

Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield is billed as the second most visited cemetery in the country and already has memorials for veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, in addition to Lincoln’s Tomb.

01/23/2015

This fossilized giant beaver tooth was found along the Kishwaukee River in McHenry County. (Credit: McHenry County Conservation District)

Fossilized Giant Beaver Tooth Found In McHenry County

A maintenance worker walking along the Kishwaukee River found the fossilized incisor just lying in some brush, according to McHenry County Conservation District spokeswoman Wendy Kummerer.

01/16/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses Chicago Public Schools plans to close about 50 schools at the end of the school year. (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Lays Out Goals For Second Term

Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to make Cook County’s hospitals and health centers the place people want to go to for care, instead of have to go to, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

01/12/2015

A moment of silence following reading of names of those killed in France. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chicago Rally Remembers Victims Of Paris Terror Spree

About 250 people gathered at Daley Plaza for a 60 minute show of solidarity with France, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty

01/11/2015

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Documentary Tells Complicated Story Of Local Artist Peter Anton

A documentary playing at the Siskel Film Center Sunday afternoon aims to tell the complicated story of a prolific local artist.

01/11/2015

Dogwalker Becky Rutka with Nevillle, a chocolate labradoodle. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

For Dogwalkers, There’s No Avoiding Cold, Snow

One thing many Chicagoans don’t want to do in this weather is walk their dogs but if that’s what you do for a living, there’s no getting around the cold.

01/05/2015

Roger Ebert. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Director Steve James Aimed For “Candid Portrait” Of Roger Ebert In Documentary

Director Steve James says he didn’t have a hard time maintaining his objectivity, despite Ebert’s admiration for his previous work because they both wanted the same thing.

01/04/2015

83 people came out Sunday for the Eskimo Open at Coh Hill in Lemont. (Credit: Chris Poolitsan

Golfers Brave Cold Snow For Eskimo Open At Cog Hill

It may be snowing and cold but that does not mean it isn’t golfing weather. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports some braved the elements to play a round Sunday.

01/04/2015

Video from Wheeling squad car that hit and killed a man. The family attorney says the video cast doubt's on the officer's account. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Attorney Says Dash Cam Video Disputes Wheeling Police Officer’s Account Of Fatal Crash

The attorney for the family of a man struck and killed by a Wheeling police officer claims new video casts doubt on the officer’s version of events.

12/29/2014

An injured worker is lifted from a construction site at Lake and Canal streets, after a steel beam collapsed Monday morning. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Four Hurt In Construction Accident

The Fire Department said four people were injured when a steel I-beam came down at a construction site at the northeast corner of Lake and Canal streets around 9:15 a.m.

12/29/2014

Garcia accepting the endorsement of the ATU Local 308 union. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

CTA’s Largest Union Endorses Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia For Mayor

The CTA’s largest union has endorsed Jesus Chuy Garcia in the mayor’s race, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/28/2014

Pakistani-Americans protested the recent attack on a school by the Taliban. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Pakistani-Americans March Downtown To Protest Taliban Attack On School

Some members of Chicago’s Pakistani-American community came out to the loop today to protest the Taliban’s attack on a school in Pakistan earlier this month.

12/27/2014

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