Regine Schlesinger

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Lake County Health Officials Sending Out Questionnaires To Evaluate Health Of Residents

Lake County health officials are reaching out to thousands of households in the northern suburbs in order to piece together a profile of the community’s health, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

08/31/2015

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Health Officials Establish Mumps Vaccination Clinic At U Of I

The first week of school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included a crash course in vaccinations, as health officials struggle to contain a growing mumps outbreak.

08/26/2015

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Rising Traffic Times A Sign Of Growing Economy

The latest annual study finds traffic has recovered completely since the economy tanked in 2008, and five of the 20 most congested roads in the U.S. are in the Chicago area.

08/26/2015

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Stars Of “Gotta Dance!” “The Lion King” And More Preview Upcoming Chicago Musical Season

Broadway in Chicago hosts its annual free concert in Millennium Park on Monday night, and one of the musicals that will be showcased has never been seen anywhere before.

08/17/2015

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Dyett High School Parents Plan Hunger Strike

Parents and community leaders on the South Side have taken a drastic step as they promote their vision for the future of a Washington Park neighborhood school that closed at the end of last school year.

08/17/2015

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Lincoln-Way School District Expected To Shutter One Of Four High Schools

A southwest suburban school district likely will close one of its four schools at the end of the upcoming school year, after falling far short of enrollment expectations.

08/13/2015

Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Lake County Offering Free Mumps Vaccines For U Of I Students

The university is trying to stop an outbreak that sickened dozens of students this summer.

08/13/2015

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Sue The T-Rex Celebrating 25th “Unearth Day” At Field Museum

Twenty-five years is just a drop in the bucket for a 65-million-year-old fossil, but it’s still a big milestone for the Field Museum, which is celebrating what it calls “unearth day” for Sue the T-Rex.

08/12/2015

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Adler Planetarium Hosting Perseids Watch Party In Wheaton

The Adler Planetarium is offering front row seats to watch the Perseid meteor shower Wednesday night.

08/12/2015

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Outage At BP Refinery Sends Local Gas Prices Soaring

Though gas prices have been plummeting nationally, drivers in the Chicago area suddenly have seen a major bump at the pump.

08/12/2015

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Gas Prices Continue To Drop, Could Keep Falling

Gas prices normally spike during the summer driving season, but this year they have been plummeting.

08/10/2015

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CPS Budget Plan Includes Nearly 500 Teacher Layoffs

The Chicago Public Schools were sending out layoff notices to nearly 500 teachers, as district officials outlined the district’s budget plan for next school year.

08/10/2015

President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline Kennedy ride with secret service agents in an open car motorcade shortly before the president was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963. (Credit: Keystone/Getty Images)

Play Opening In Chicago Makes The Case That The Mob Was Behind Kennedy Assassination

Retired FBI agent Zack Shelton collaborated with investigative reporter and playwright Hillel Levin on “Assassination Theater,” a new play that makes the case that the late Chicago crime boss Tony Accardo and some of his fellow mobsters were behind the killing of the president.

08/10/2015

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Parents Of Special Needs Kids To Soon Get Access To Tax-Free Savings Accounts

Parents of special-needs children in Illinois will soon get some relief from the financial burden of the care their kids require.

08/06/2015

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Chicago’s Popular Statues Will Soon Talk To You

Starting today, Chicago’s most famous statues will talk to you. More than 30 of the city’s most famous statues and sculptures will tell their stories, with the help of celebrity voices.

08/06/2015

A laptop user watches on-demand video on Netflix. (Photo credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Generous Netflix Parental Leave Policy Not Likely To Spread

Workplace expert John Challenger – CEO of outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas – said Silicon Valley companies like Netflix are competing against each other for the best and brightest employees, so they’re raising the stakes.

08/05/2015

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Cook County Sheriff’s Office Holding Workshops For Colleges On Handling Sexual Assault Cases

As colleges gear up for a new school year, the Cook County Sheriff’s office is offering them guidance on how to deal with cases of rape on campus, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

08/03/2015

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Rare Barbie Dolls From Zion Woman’s Estate Up For Auction

Two thousand rare Barbie dolls, from the estate of a Zion woman, are up for auction, starting today, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

08/03/2015

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30th Anniversary Of Arlington Park Fire

Friday marks 30 years since one of the biggest fires in Chicago-area history.

07/30/2015

General view of the atmosphere at the Premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at Dolby Theatre on May 14, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

College Of Lake County Sociologists Study Influence Of ‘Star Trek’ On Real World

Over the years, College of Lake County sociologists John and Maria Tenuto have been doing a scholarly study of all things “Star Trek.”

07/27/2015

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