Pat Cassidy

Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Crystal Lake Students In Trouble For Sexting

A number of Crystal Lake high school students are facing disciplinary action for sexting.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Dog Prints

Dog Rescue Worker Julia Ferrel Remembered

Cancer has claimed the life of a tireless rescue worker who saved more than 200 animals over the past 8 years in the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

Jeffrey Dahmer

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home Up For Sale In Ohio

The childhood home of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is up for sale. The northern Ohio home was the site of Dahmer’s first murder in 1978.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Romeoville residents Robert and Marcella Jones say too many homes in their neighborhood are for sale or in foreclosure and many owners are just walking away from their mortgages. (Credit: CBS)

No Charges For Neighbors Who Looted Family’s Home In Aurora

There will be no charges filed against the neighbors who picked clean an Aurora home they believed had been abandoned.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012


Man Arrested For Magazine Subscription Scam; Says People Are ‘Easy To Fool’

Police in Riverside have busted a man for selling phony magazine subscriptions around the western suburb.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Illinois Town, Volunteer Fire Department Argue Over Who Should Pay For Mulch Fire

Fighting a large mulch fire in Northern Illinois has resulted in a big price tag, and disagreement over who is going to pay it.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012


Man Surrenders On Child Pornography Charges After International Manhunt

A three-year international manhunt has ended with the arrest of a former Chicagoan on child pornography charges.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

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RTA To Weigh Money-Saving Consolidations Of CTA, Metra, Pace Operations

The chairman of the Regional Transportation Authority is floating a proposal he says could save taxpayers as much as $150 million a year.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

A portrait of Ernest Hemingway hangs on the wall during the opening of the Art of the Stamp exhibition at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum July 30, 2003 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Hemingway’s Boyhood Home Under Sales Contract

Ernest Hemingway’s boyhood home in Oak Park has been sold.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012


Unusual Weather Means Some Items Missing From Farmers Markets

This year’s unusual weather means you may not find your favorite item at your neighborhood farmers market this year.


The new Dodge Dart on display during the second press preview day at the 2012 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Dodge Model Rolls Off Assembly Line, Should Boost Local Economy

The first production version of the 2013 Dodge Dart rolled off the Chrysler assembly line in Belvidere this week.


Fire Graphic

Joliet Police Reduce Narcotics To Dust With ‘Drug Terminator’

Joliet police are doing their part to eradicate drugs from the streets, using a powerful tool of destruction called the Drug Terminator.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012


Parole Violator Jumps From Balcony, Fails To Escape Police

A parole violator made dramatic leap from a balcony in Naperville in an attempt to escape police, but his plan didn’t work.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

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Lawmakers Push For Background Checks For Online Daters

Illinois lawmakers are pushing for criminal background checks for online daters.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Mies Google Doodle

Google Honors Mies Van Der Rohe’s Birthday With Image Of IIT Building

Google on Tuesday is honoring the esteemed architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, in honor of what would be his 126th birthday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Indiana Enacts First Statewide Smoking Ban

The first statewide smoking ban in Indiana was signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels Monday.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012


Tollway Seeks To Lower Violation Fees, Win Back Fans

An effort reportedly is underway to make life easier for motorists who occasionally use Illinois toll roads.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

Fisk Power Plant

Report: Power Plant Owner Could Abandon lllinois

A published report says the Midwest Generation power company may leave Illinois altogether after closing two of its old coal-fired plants in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Hospital Bed Generic

Silver Cross Hospital Leaves Joliet For New Lenox

Silver Cross hospital officially moved its operations from Joliet to New Lenox over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Skyscraper Center

New Web Site Collects Information On Skyscrapers

Skyscraper enthusiasts and those in the tall building business now have a new Web site for reference purposes.

WBBM Newsradio–02/24/2012