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DeKalb Animal Shelter Holding On To Pets While Tornado Victims Find Living Arrangements

At least one animal shelter near tornado-ravaged Fairdale is housing several pets, but not because they can’t find the owners.


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Donations Pouring In To Aid Tornado Victims

Volunteers and donations continue to pour into Fairdale, days after much of it was destroyed by a tornado. WBBM’s Nancy Harty spoke with a volunteer on the ground.



Two CPD Officers Hospitalized After Squad Car Hit

Two Chicago police officers were taken to the hospital early this morning after their squad car was hit.


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Twister Kills 2, Injures 20; Governor Bruce Rauner Declares DeKalb, Ogle State Disaster Areas

After touring the damage left by powerful tornadoes that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared two counties disaster areas.


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Antioch Vote On Reopening Fire Station Still Undecided

Voters in the village of Antioch approved a property tax hike for more ambulance service by more than 300 votes, but in unincorporated Antioch Township, the tax increase was ahead by only 8 votes, with more votes to be counted.


Governor Bruce Rauner touring a warehouse in Bedford Park. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Gov. Rauner Defends Freezing Social Service Grants, Says Some Could Be Reissued

Social service agencies across Illinois are trying to figure out how to operate today after the state froze $26 million in grants on Friday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


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Former Supervisor Charged With Stealing From Hospital

A former Provident Hospital supervisor has been charged with stealing money from patient payments in a long-running scheme.


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Former Nursing Home Employee Charged With Stealing From Elderly

Bria Abrams, 21, has been charged with felony theft, for allegedly stealing from five elderly people living at Alden Poplar Creek, at 1545 N. Barrington Rd., while she worked there.


A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

DuPage County Police Agencies Preparing For Next Big ‘Incident’

An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.


Rev. Michael Pfleger and other protesters sit in front of the doors to the Thompson Center, after police blocked them from entering the building as they protested Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts. Police eventually allowed two protesters inside to deliver a letter to Rauner's staff. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Pfleger, Protesters Blast Rauner Budget Plan

Rev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, said “this is not a cute little rally” that brought out a large crowd to the Thompson Center, which has offices for multiple state agencies, including the governor’s office.


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Powerball-Winning Former Monk To Fund Goodman Theatre Production

A production at the Goodman Theatre is moving forward thanks to a donation from a former monk who won the lottery, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


The Willis Tower rises above the skyline in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blackstone Group Buying Willis Tower For $1.3 Billion

The only thing taller in Chicago than the Willis Tower is the amount of money its new owners are paying for it.


Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Schock Defends Taxpayer-Paid Trip To New York For Staffers

Illinois GOP Congressman Aaron Schock, once the toast of the town, courted by party leaders and powerbrokers, was confronted by reporters Monday about an ongoing ethics investigation about using taxpayer dollars on private planes.


U.S. Representative Danny Davis endorses Chuy Garcia at a West Side church. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis Endorses Chuy Garcia For Mayor

In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Chuy Garcia has picked up the endorsement of Congressman Danny Davis, reports WBBM’s Danny Davis.


Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

For Undecided Voters, Personal Conversations Could Mean More Than Campaign Rhetoric

With the clock winding down on the race for mayor, plenty of voters still haven’t made up their mind, in a race that shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel right at the edge of avoiding a head-to-head runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.


This New Year’s Parade celebrated the year of the sheep, or ram, depending on who you ask.  (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chinatown Parade Celebrates Lunar New Year

Thousands of people turned out in the cold this afternoon for the Chinese New Year parade in Chicago’s Chinatown, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Mark Kirk at Hustle Up The Hancock with his Battle Buddies. (Credit: Mark Kirk's Office)

Thousands Hustle Up The Hancock To Raise Money For Respiratory Health

This year’s Hustle up the Hancock raised more than $1 million for lung disease research, education and advocacy.


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)

French Nuns Without Heat Grateful For Offers Of Help

Some French nuns on Chicago’s West Side are feeling the warmth of donations and good will as they continue to struggle with the heat in their church.


The Polar Plunge at Northwestern's North Beach raised $200,000 for the Special Olympics. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

‘Super Plungers’ Jump In The Lake To Raise Money For Special Olympics

If you tell one group of people to “jump in the lake,” they’re going to do it.


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.