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An new baby Aardvark with mother, Jessi. (Credit: Brookfield Zoo)

Baby Aardvark Growing Up At Brookfield Zoo

A baby aardvark is the newest resident of Brookfield Zoo.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

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New Restaurant Open On Devon Avenue; Old Restaurant Closed In St. Charles

A new restaurant opened recently in a long-vacant space that once housed the popular Gandhi India on Devon Avenue. But in St. Charles, a famed steakhouse has gone dark after 38 years.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

Art Institute Of Chicago

Art Institute Seeks To Add 30 More Docents

The Art Institute of Chicago plans to expand its volunteer docent corps to give tours to more school groups in the future.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012


Chicago Claims Half Of Nation’s Most Expensive Restaurants

Half of the nation’s 10 most expensive restaurants are in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

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Former CPS Teacher Says He Was Fired Over Frank Memoir

A former teacher is suing Chicago Public schools claiming he was fired over his memoir.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012


Man Escapes Police Custody In Gary, But Not For Long

A man escaped from police after being arrested for a drunken disturbance last week in Gary, Ind., but he wasn’t on the lam for long.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

20 Fans Arrested At Bears-Packers Game

It turns out some fans got a little out of hand during the Christmas Day Bears-Packers game.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Chicago Police helicopter (Credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Seeks To Block Construction Of New Children’s Memorial Heliport

Citing safety concerns, a new lawsuit seeks to prevent Children’s Memorial Hospital from opening its long-planned heliport atop its new home in Streeterville.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Teachers Suggest Ways To Use Time During Longer School Day

A group of Chicago Public Schools teachers have made suggestions on ways to best use the extra 90 minutes being added to each school day starting next year.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

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Channahon Telecom Tax Kicks In Early Due To Misunderstanding

A misunderstanding has led to an earlier-than-planned implementation of a telecommunications tax in Channahon.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

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College Reduces Costs, Cuts Long-Standing Football Program

Joliet Junior College is reducing costs by cutting its long-standing football program. The move will save the college about half a million dollars a year.


Kraft Products

Report: Kraft Foods Seeks Incentives From State

Northfield-based Kraft Foods reportedly the latest company looking for a incentives from the State of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Jane Addams Tollway

Tollway Construction Project Ends This Weekend

The final section of the Jane Addams Tollway rehab project is scheduled to end this weekend.


Teens On Computers

Teens Exercise Creativity In New Digital Library Space

An experiment at the Harold Washington Library Center could change the way your neighborhood library looks in the future.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Funeral parlor. (Credit: CBS)

Donations Pour In To Pay For Cremation For Slain Homeless Man

An outpouring of public donations has paid for the cremation of a homeless Vietnam-era veteran who was killed in downtown Elgin.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Google Search For Park Ridge Police

Google Lists Wrong Number For Park Ridge Police

The police department in Park Ridge is trying to straighten out its record with Google.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011


Survey: Most Cell Phone Users Prefer Talking Over Text

Texting can have it’s advantages, but a recent survey shows most cell phone users like to hear from people on the phone.


Soldier Funeral

Report: Supervisor Used Veterans’ Cemetery As Garbage Dump

A supervisor is accused of using a veterans’ cemetery in southeast Wisconsin as a dumping ground.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Bill And Giuliana Rancic

Bill Rancic, Lettuce Entertain You Group To Open Chicago Restaurant

The local man who was the original winner on “The Apprentice” plans to open a new restaurant in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2011

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Illinois GOP Convention May Come To Tinley Park

Southwest suburban Tinley Park could be wall-to-wall Republican for a few days next summer.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011