Regine Schlesinger

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Union Station Set For $12M Renovation

The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.

01/29/2015

Ada Street's menu for Chicago Restaurant Week. (Credit: adastreetchicago.com)

Killer Menu: Ada Street’s Restaurant Week Choices Inspired By Famous Last Meals

The head of a victims’ rights group said she’s horrified by what one Chicago restaurant is doing for this year’s Restaurant Week.

01/28/2015

Cubs fans crowd around a statue of Ernie Banks, which was moved to Daley Plaza for a four-day public memorial, leading up to his funeral on Saturday. (Credit: CBS)

Ernie Banks Statue Moved To Daley Plaza For Public Memorial

Fans of “Mister Cub” Ernie Banks crowded into Daley Plaza on Wednesday, after his statue was installed as a public tribute to arguably the most popular Cubs player of all time.

01/28/2015

Survivors and personnalities sit by the glass-covered railroad tracks during the main ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 2015 at a tent build in front of the entrance of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. (Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Holocaust Survivor Recalls Painful Memories On Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz

As world leaders gathered in Poland Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Chicago woman who survived the notorious Nazi extermination camp is recalling her painful memories. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

01/27/2015

Potholes

City Says Reports Of Potholes Down From A Year Ago, Street Repaving Announced

The city of Chicago is starting to get reports of potholes cropping up, but, very few, compared with this time last year, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

01/26/2015

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Women’s Trade Group Hosting Construction Career Workshop

A support group is trying to encourage more Chicago women to become this generation’s Rosie The Riveter.

01/21/2015

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Auction To Sell Off Hoarder’s Collection Of Toys, War Memorabilia

An unusal auction was scheduled for this weekend, featuring rare antiques and memorabilia amassed by a suburban hoarder.

01/21/2015

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Zagat Releases List Of Top 50 Chicago Restaurants

Many of the usual suspects, and some unusual ones, show up in the latest ranking of Chicago’s top restaurants, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

01/20/2015

Taxes

H&R Block Offering Free Food Truck Meal For Bringing In Your Taxes

Tax season is starting and WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports that on Tuesday the IRS begins accepting electronically-filed returns.
 

01/19/2015

Ducks already are used successfully in Boston and the Wisconsin Dells.  (Credit: Entertainment Cruises)

Company Wants To Bring Amphibious Duck Tours To Chicago

You already can tour Chicago by boat, segway or trolley. Now, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports the company that operates the Seadog tours at Navy Pier, wants to introduce a new way of seeing the sights.

01/18/2015

A self-portrait of Chicago photographer Vivian Maier. (Photo courtesy: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations)

Vivian Maier Doc Nominated For Oscar, Roger Ebert Film Snubbed

The film “Finding Vivian Maier” tells the fascinating story of the reclusive Chicago nanny who took more than 150,000 street photos that now are considered among the best photography ever.

01/15/2015

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Joliet Funeral Director To Display Replica Lincoln Casket

A suburban funeral director has come up with an unusual way to honor Abraham Lincoln next month.

01/15/2015

Expressway Traffic

Illinois Traffic Deaths Reached Lowest Total In Decades In 2014

As much as most Illinois residents hated last winter’s snowy, frigid weather, state transportation officials said there was a silver lining. Last year saw the fewest traffic deaths on Illinois roads in nearly a century.

01/14/2015

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Suburban Theater Community Thriving

While Chicago’s downtown theater district attracts big audiences, the theater community in the suburbs also is thriving, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

01/12/2015

Actress Gina Rodriguez, winner of Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy for 'Jane the Virgin,' . (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Shine At Golden Globes

A couple of Chicagoans shined at the Golden Globe Awards last night.

01/12/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

Pastors Ask Election Board To Keep Wilson On Ballot For Mayor

Supporters of mayoral challenger Willie Wilson have called on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to uphold his candidacy, and allow him on the February ballot, in the face of an ongoing challenge from the Emanuel campaign.

12/22/2014

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Merry Christmas: Gas Prices At Five-Year Low

Phil Flynn, senior energy analyst at The PRICE Futures Group said it’s the result of a price war being waged between OPEC – especially Saudi Arabia – against American energy producers.

12/22/2014

Elvis Presley had a Cadillac sedan custom-made into a station wagon to haul his musical equipment between Graceland and the airport. (Credit: Volo Auto Museum)

Volo Auto Museum Gets Elvis’ Custom Cadillac

Volo Auto Museum director Brian Grams stumbled across Elvis Presley’s custom-made pink and white Cadillac station wagon while doing a Google search that led him to a classified ad.

12/19/2014

President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014.  (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

Durbin: Normalizing Relations With Cuba Long Overdue

The top Illinois Democrat in Congress applauded President Barack Obama’s plan to begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and end 50 years of isolation. “After 55 years of embargo and exclusion to put an end to the Castros and communism, they’re still there. We should try a new approach,” said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

12/17/2014

Crews are demolishing Douglas Hall, a 51-year-old dormitory at Northern Illinois University, as part of a plan to expand the school's main drag, Lucinda Avenue. (Credit: NIU)

NIU Demolishing Douglas Hall To Extend Main Drag

Northern Illinois University spokesman Paul Palian said the school wanted to create a more accessible route across the main drag on campus, Lucinda Avenue. So it’s demolishing Douglas Hall, which was named for Abraham Lincoln political rival Stephen A. Douglas.

12/17/2014

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