Regine Schlesinger

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

Storm Clouds In Vernon Hills

Gloomy Weather Could Be Affecting Your Mood

It’s been another gloomy day in Chicago and the weather is affecting peoples’ moods.

12/16/2014

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Three More Suspects Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Who Defended Twin Brother

Two more suspects were in custody Monday morning in the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was killed while protecting his brother from muggers this weekend. Sources said charges were likely Monday afternoon.

12/15/2014

The Spartacase covering an airplane seat. (Credit: MySpartacase Facebook page)

Made In Chicago: Spartacase Seat Cover

WBBMs’ Regine Schlesinger with Made In Chicago reports on a new product, aimed at germophobes.

12/15/2014

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Survey: Homelessness, Hunger Rose In Chicago In 2013

Homelessness and hunger rose slightly in Chicago in 2013, according to an annual survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Chicago was one of 25 cities surveyed about demand for emergency services.

12/11/2014

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Survey: Lack Of Exercise Has Illinois Residents Lagging In Health Rankings

The 25th annual survey by United Health Foundation, finds Illinois’ ranking unchanged from last year, but the Foundation’s Rhonda Randall said what’s troubling is physical activity among Illinoisans dropped 8 percent over the past year.

12/11/2014

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Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke

12/10/2014

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Better Business Bureau Warning Consumers To Avoid ’12 Scams Of Christmas’

The Better Business Bureau is out with a warning of what it calls, “The Twelve Scams of Christmas.”

12/09/2014

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

Chicago Scientists Open Egyptian Mummy Coffin

Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax.

12/08/2014

Some of the toys and games on Illinois PIRG's "Trouble In Toyland" list of potentially dangerous products for children. (Credit: CBS)

Consumer Safety Group Compiles Annual Dangerous Toys List

Child safety advocates said they’ve seen progress in recent years, but there’s still “Trouble in Toyland” this holiday season.

12/03/2014

File Photo of Broken Glass (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Good Samaritan Steps Up After Charity Donations Stolen

Every two years, the Chicago Women Charity Players put on a production as a fundraiser, designating the proceeds for a different charity each time. On Sunday night, they staged a production of “The Music Man.” After the play, someone stole a lockbox with $2,000 in cash, along with checks and credit card receipts.

12/03/2014

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Study On High School Football Players Shows Head Impacts Cause Brain Changes

A new study presented at a medical conference in Chicago today raises questions about how safe it is for teenagers to play high school football, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

12/01/2014

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

Gas Prices Likely To Keep Dropping Through The End Of 2014

Motorists will continue to enjoy the lower prices at the gas pump.

12/01/2014

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Butterball Hotline Experts Offer Tips For Cooking Perfect Turkey

It’s crunch time for the experts who staff the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, reports from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

11/24/2014

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Investigation Continues Into Stable Fire That Killed 32 Horses

Investigators have not yet determined what caused a stable fire that killed 32 horses near north suburban Woodstock, but they said they know where it started.

11/24/2014

Film and stage director Mike Nichols (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Director, Second City Alum Mike Nichols Dead At 83

Mike Nichols, the director of matchless versatility who brought fierce wit, caustic social commentary and wicked absurdity to such film, TV and stage hits as “The Graduate,” ”Angels in America” and “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” has died. He was 83.

11/20/2014

Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs (left) defeated Republican state Rep. Tom Cross (right) in the 2014 race for Illinois State Treasurer. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Cross Concedes Treasurer’s Race To Frerichs

Cross released a statement Wednesday saying he called and congratulated Frerichs, a state senator from Champaign.

11/19/2014

Former congressman Patrick Kennedy organized a mental health forum in Chicago. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM)

Patrick Kennedy Hosting Mental Health Conference In Chicago

The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy was in Chicago Thursday for an all-day conference on the topic of how we treat — or in many cases, fail to treat — mental illness.

11/13/2014

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