Regine Schlesinger

Heat, Summer, Thermometer, Hot Weather

As Summer Settles In, Advocates Warn Of Danger To Kids

Forty-four children across the country died last year, after being left alone in a car on a hot day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the numbers have been rising in recent years, but such deaths are completely preventable.

06/18/2014

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Adds North Lawndale Site To Bid For Obama Library

Community activists have teamed up with the University of Illinois at Chicago to promote a 23-acre site in North Lawndale as a place to put the Obama Presidential Library.

06/16/2014

Crews work to finish installing a TRUMP sign on the side of the Trump Tower in Chicago (Credit: Kris Kridel/CBS)

Rahm Calls Trump Sign ‘Tasteless,’ The Donald Calls It ‘Magnificent’

As crews worked to install the final letter in the TRUMP sign on the Chicago River side of the skyscraper, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office confirmed they were looking at options that could force Trump to take it down, even though he already received city authorization to put it up.

06/12/2014

A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

Grace Period On Disabled Parking Changes Ends Thursday

If you’ve got a blue disabled parking placard, get ready to shell out for parking at meters in Illinois.

01/15/2014

Margie Korshak (Credit: Facebook)

Made In Chicago: Margie Korshak Public Relations

For 45 years, the name Margie Korshak has been linked to many of Chicago’s biggest events.

01/13/2014

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Salvation Army Tutoring Program Helps Kids Reach College

Besides feeding children’s mouths, the Salvation Army also feeds their minds.

12/13/2013

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Suburban Bus Driver Calls It A Day After Nearly 40 Years

Peggy Figgins began driving special-needs children back in 1976 in Oswego school district 308. Over nearly four decades, she’s watched the district explode in size.

12/04/2013

File Photo Of Outdoor Christmas Decorations. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Grinch Steals Frankfort Man’s Shedful Of Christmas Decorations

The collection of lights and figures was estimated to be worth $15,000, police say.

12/04/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Judge Won’t Free TV Pitchman Trudeau From Jail

TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau must stay in jail a bit longer, after again failing to convince a judge he’s done all he can to disclose assets to pay off a $37 million fine.

10/24/2013

(Credit: U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

Shutdown Not Halting Medical Care At V.A. Hospital

With the shutdown dragging into its second week, money to pay healthcare workers at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago ran out last weekend, but employees are still on the job.

10/09/2013

A view of a the new 2009 series $100 bill (center) and the old 2006 series October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. The new $100 bill will begin to go into circulation on October 8 and will include new security features such as a band with moving images, ink that changes color with the angle as well as a new design. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Reserve Begins Circulating New $100 Bills

Federal dollars are at the heart the contentious battle over the federal government shutdown right now, but that wasn’t stopping the Federal Reserve from rolling out new $100 bills on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

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Increased Security To Be In Place For Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Police Department and other agencies have been putting the finishing touches on security plans for Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, with thoughts of the Boston bombings in April fresh in their minds.

10/07/2013

James DiJohn (Credit: Skokie Police)

Suburban School Security Chief Resigns After Arrest For Theft

James DiJohn, 56, has been accused of stealing electronic equipment from Niles North High School in Skokie.

09/10/2013

Daniel Horyn (Credit: Facebook)

Skokie Students Mourn Teacher Who Died Of Cancer

Daniel Horyn, 34, was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, but kept up his work as an English teacher and track and cross country coach during his treatment.

09/10/2013

UP West Metra Train

Mayor Nominates Former Alderman Martin Oberman For Metra Board

Oberman fought machine politics in his days at City Hall, and frequently clashed with former Mayors Richard J. Daley, Michael Bilandic, and Jane Byrne. He was also an ally of former Mayor Harold Washington before Oberman resigned in 1987.

09/09/2013

Heat, Summer, Thermometer, Hot Weather

Students Complain About Ban On Short Shorts Amid Extreme Heat

Some students at Lincoln Park High School were upset about being forced to comply with the school’s dress code during the extreme heat on Monday and Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–08/28/2013

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New High School Is First Dedicated Solely To Students With Learning Disabilities

Until now, students with learning disabilities who wanted to go to a college preparatory high school had no place in Chicago that was dedicated specifically to their needs.

WBBM Newsradio–08/28/2013

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McCarthy On Expanded Safe Passage Program: ‘This Is True Community Policing’

The city’s top cop said he’s pleased with how things have been going so far, as children head back to their first day of classes.

08/26/2013

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School Bus Driver Fired For Dropping Kids Off At Park, Not Home

Morris Elementary School District 54 Supt. Teri Shaw said she doesn’t know why the driver dropped all 20 students from White Oak Elementary at a local park Tuesday afternoon.

08/21/2013

No Free Parking A Major Change For Drivers With Disabilities

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office is getting out the word: big changes are coming soon for drivers with disabilities.

08/19/2013

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