Wide receiver Devin Hester #17 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a game at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hester Breaks NFL Record For TD Returns

The former Chicago Bear has set an NFL record with his 20th return for a touchdown, breaking the mark he shared with Deion Sanders.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2014

Snow in Naperville (Ken Blazer)

Record Low Temperatures Could Follow Late-Season Snow

A mid-April snowfall that drew a collective sigh from Chicagoans late Monday afternoon was the precursor to some potentially record-breaking cold temperatures on Tuesday morning.


With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Déjà Vu: Chicago Nearing Record For Days Below Zero

With temperatures plunging below zero again overnight, Chicagoans were starting another work week in frigid conditions, and the city was approaching the record for number of days of subzero cold.


Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

NIU’s Lynch Aiming For History With Poinsettia Bowl Appearance

Jordan Lynch already owns the major college record for yards rushing for a quarterback, with 1,881. With 119 yards to go, he can become the first player to rush for 2,000 yards and throw for 2,000.


Josh Ruggles. (Credit: Wheaton Academy website)

Wheaton Academy Junior’s Basketball Record Goes Viral

When 16-year old Josh Ruggles starting shooting 3 pointers in the Wheaton Academy gym on Friday, he never thought he’d break a record. 135 three pointers in five minutes.


Jackets and sweatshirts were a common sight on Chicago's beaches this weekend, as a cold air mass kept temperatures below 70 degrees. (Credit: CBS)

Saturday Temperatures Break 30-Year Record For Cool Weather

Temperatures skidded so sharply this weekend that Chicago felt like Alaska — only colder.


A man fishing. (Credit: CBS)

Suburban Man Falls Short Of Fishing World Record

A suburban man is recovering today after spending 24-hours pulling bluegill, shiners, bass and carp out of a pond in Oak Brook Terrace from Friday morning to this morning in an attempt to set a new world record, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Rain against window (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Smashes Record For Precipitation

Remember all that talk about how dry it was last year? A lot has changed since then.


Sammy Austin, who had been arrested several times, has landed a job as a custodian. (CBS)

Clerk: Expunging Arrest Records Can Help Employment Chances

Over the course of four years in Englewood — population 25,000 — there were 80,000 arrests. Half were thrown out. But when it comes to finding a job, that doesn’t matter. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.



Chicago Sets A Record For Warmth, But Flooding Possible

hicago weather can be crazy in January, but this is one for the record books.


Snow falls at the Des Plaines Oasis Thursday on Dec 20, 2012. (CBS)

A Snowless Record For Chicago, Warm Temps On Tap

The warm, dry weather set another record on Wednesday.


Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

2012 To Set Record For Chicago Area Gas Prices

This year will go down as another record-setting year for high gas prices in the Chicago area.

WBBM Newsradio–11/29/2012

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits off the seventh tee during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

McIlroy Wins PGA Championship By Record 8 Strokes

Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Championship, routing the field by a record eight strokes Sunday for his second major title.


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Joliet On Pace To Break Records For Guns Seized In One Year

Joliet police say they did not want to break a record they set last year, but it looks like it’s going to happen.

WBBM Newsradio–07/27/2012

Lake Michigan sunrise along North Avenue beach. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

One Of Hottest Days Ever Possible On Thursday

The area could experience something so rare that it has only happened once since 2000: A day when the high temperature cracks 100 degrees.



Memorial Day Sets Another Record For Heat In Chicago

Chicago saw its second consecutive day of record heat on Monday, when the temperature reached 95 degrees at O’Hare International Airport early Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Englishman Seeks To Reclaim Record Time For Riding ‘L’ System

A Leicester, England, man is looking to reclaim the record time for riding the whole CTA ‘L’ system, after three other teams broke the record this year alone, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

'L' Ride

Chicago Men Break Record For Riding Entire ‘L’ System

Two Chicago guys broke a record Wednesday, sitting on CTA trains for more than nine hours as they snapped a picture of each and every stop.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $500 Million

The mega jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions lottery game is now up to a world record $500-million dollars.



Fisherman Breaks Illinois Walleye Record That Stood For Just 2 Months

Just two months after a teenage boy from Rockford broke the record for the biggest walleye in Illinois, the record has been broken again.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012