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Chicago Area Gas Prices Inch Past $3 Per Gallon

For the first time this year, the average price of gas in the Chicago area has climbed to more than $3 per gallon.

05/20/2015

The group demonstrated outside McCormick Place, which where the Natiional Restaurant Association show is taking place. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Small Group Of Workers Demonstrate Outside Restaurant Association Show

The demonstrators say the National Restaurant Association has been lobbying for years to thwart their efforts to organize and press for higher pay and benefits.

05/18/2015

Members of Jersey Boys perform during a post-state dinner reception for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe April 28, 2015 in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The Japanese Prime Minister and his wife are on an official visit to Washington.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“Jersey Boys” Back In Chicago

It’s a play that hangs on, and draws audiences no matter how often it’s produced. “Jersey Boys” is the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, their rise to fame and fortune, their fall, and their struggle back.

05/14/2015

The video features Elijah Wilborn dealing with distractions, which come in the form of his friends wearing T-shirts. (Source: Youtube)

Mt. Carmel Student Wins National Safe Driving Video Contest

A teenager from Chicago is the winner of a nationwide video contest, aimed at promoting safe driving among teens, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

05/11/2015

Surveillance footage of a man suspected of attempting to sexually assault a woman on a North Side Red Line train early Sunday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

CTA Red Line Assault Suspect Arrested

Police have a suspect in custody following an attempted sexual assault on the CTA Red Line.

05/11/2015

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Principal Agrees Students Aren’t Being Saved By The Bell

Huntley High School sophomore Kyle Ockerlund thought the new bell that ran in the middle of his AP chemistry class was disruptive, so he designed an experiment.

05/07/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner presents his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Civic Federation: Many Of Rauner’s Proposed Cuts Not “Achievable Or Prudent”

A respected budget watchdog group has come out with a sharply critical analysis of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s fiscal plan for Illinois.

05/07/2015

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Naperville Beauty Salon To Provide Free Service To Cancer Patients Once A Month

A beauty salon in the western suburbs cuts the ribbon tonight on a new program to help cancer patients look and feel their best, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

05/04/2015

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Rauner Thrilled Obama Library, Lucas Museum Are Coming To Chicago

Governor Bruce Rauner says he’s doing his part to bring the Obama Library and the George Lucas Museum to Chicago, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

05/04/2015

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Rauner Open To Chicago Casino As Lawmakers Weigh Gambling Expansion

Unlike his predecessor, Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t slamming the door on a proposed casino for Chicago. At the same time, Rauner has reservations about expanding casino gaming in Illinois.

05/04/2015

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Made In Chicago: Merit School Of Music

For decades, the non-profit Merit School of Music in the West Loop has been training the most promising musical prodigies in the city.

05/04/2015

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Family: Stranded Palos Hills Hiker Rescued In Nepal

Corey Ascolani, 34, and 26 other hikers became trapped in a valley in Langtang National Park, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, killing thousands, and triggering avalanches and landslides that blocked trails with debris.

04/30/2015

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Hot Meals To Return To Little Village School Despite Infestation Of Mice, Roaches

For nearly two months, students at Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., have been eating cold lunches in their classrooms, after mice and roaches were discovered throughout the school’s kitchen facilities.

04/30/2015

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Northwestern Law School Offering Debt Relief To New Graduates

Northwestern University School of Law has launched a new program to ease the burden of student debt for graduates who can’t afford to pay off their loans.

04/29/2015

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Chicago Woman Eager For Son To Return From Mt. Everest Climb

Chicago woman whose son survived the earthquake and avalanche in Nepal, says she can’t wait for him to come home, but, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports it looks as though that could take some time.

04/27/2015

People stand on top of debris from a collapsed building at Basantapur Durbar Square watching the destruction following an earthquake on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. A major 7.8 earthquake hit Kathmandu mid-day on Saturday, and was followed by multiple aftershocks that triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest that buried mountain climbers in their base camps. Many houses, buildings and temples in the capital were destroyed during the earthquake, leaving hundreds dead or trapped under the debris as emergency rescue workers attempt to clear debris and find survivors. (Credit: Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Nepalis Set Up Fund To Help Quake Victims In Homeland

Leaders of Chicago’s Nepalese community are mobilizing to send help back to their homeland, after more than 3,500 people died in a magnitude 7.8 earthquake.

04/27/2015

This artist rendering shows the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Lucas Museum)

State Lawmakers Try To Clear The Way For Obama Library, Lucas Museum

Hoping to lift any possible legal hurdles to building either Barack Obama’s presidential library or filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum on park property, Illinois lawmakers swiftly approved legislation to make sure the Emanuel administration has the authority critics claim it lacks.

04/23/2015

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Cause Of Fire That Destroyed Barrington Hills Mansion Still Undetermined

A suburban fire chief says investigators are still working to determine the cause of an extra-alarm fire that destroyed a Barrington Hills mansion over the weekend, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

04/20/2015

Heather Mack holds her baby inside a holding cell before her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island on April 7, 2015. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Moves To Transfer Part Of Trust Fund To Baby Daughter

As a young woman from Chicago awaits a verdict from an Indonesian court in the killing of her mother, she’s moving to transfer part of her $1.3 million trust fund to her newborn daughter.

04/20/2015

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Spring Weather Also Means Return Of Skunk Season

The smells of rain and fresh grass aren’t the only signs of spring. The strong aroma of skunk is frequently in the air.

04/16/2015

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