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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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Appellate Court Agrees Pharmacists Can’t Be Forced To Provide Morning-After Pills

An Illinois appellate panel court has sided with two pharmacists, saying the State of Illinois may not force them to dispense morning-after pills.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

Teacher Rally

Teachers Hold Massive Rally, Prepare For Vote On Whether To End Strike

Chicago Teachers Union delegates are expected to meet Sunday afternoon and could decide whether to end a strike that kept students out of classes last week.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Lake Forest High School teachers hold up banners in preparation for a possible strike. (Credit: Nancy Harty, WBBM)

Lake Forest H.S. Teachers Also On Strike

Chicago teachers now have company on the picket line, after talks broke down between teachers and school officials in north suburban Lake Forest.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

78 Years Later, Rare Edition Finds Its Way Back To Chicago Library

A limited edition copy of Oscar Wilde’s “Picture of Dorian Gray” has returned to the Chicago Public Library during an amnesty that forgives fines.

09/01/2012

Air And Water Show

Air And Water Show Set To Take To The Skies

It wouldn’t be late summer in Chicago without the sound of a military plane zooming through the air, turning eyes skyward from Lakeview to the Loop.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

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