Regine Schlesinger

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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

Corey Ascolani (Family handout)

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. (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

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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

Crystal Lake South High School Bleachers

Crystal Lake Denies Retroactive Permits For High School Bleachers

The battle over the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School raged on Wednesday night, nearly two years after they were built.

04/16/2015

Navy veteran Joe Hoppe being presented with medals and ribbons he earned in World War II. (Source Senator Durbin's Twitter)

70 Years Later, Navy Veteran Receives Medals For World War II Service

Months before the United States entered the war, Joe Hoppe enlisted in the Navy. He was inspired by seeing newsreels of the Nazi blitz of London.

04/13/2015

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Durbin: Hillary Clinton Would Be ‘Extraordinary President’

He didn’t support her eight years ago against Barack Obama but, now Illinois’ senior senator is offering a glowing assessment of Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

04/13/2015

Kamron Taylor. (Source: Chicago Police)

Kankakee County Prosecutors Continue Probe Of Jail Escape

The Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s office was reviewing mountains of evidence, as authorities try to piece together exactly how a convicted killer escaped the county jail, and made it to Chicago before he was captured.

04/06/2015

A sign inside a Wrigley Field construction area is seen before the Opening Night game between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Fans Left Frustrated After Cubs “Missed The Mark” On Restrooms

The Chicago Cubs apologized to fans Monday morning, after extremely long lines for restrooms on Opening Night left many people venting their frustrations on social media.

04/06/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Democratic Lawmakers Protest Gov. Rauner’s Proposed Funding Cut For Humboldt Park Pre-School

Four Illinois lawmakers came to a unique Chicago childcare center Monday to attack Governor Rauner’s proposed 2016 budget. WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger was there.

03/30/2015

Rachael Wrobel (Credit: Facebook)

Woman With Rare Skin Disease To Run Shamrock Shuffle

Rachael Wrobel, 25, is coming to Chicago from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to run the 8K course downtown, despite suffering a rare congenital skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, which causes the skin to shear off or blister at the slightest touch.

03/26/2015

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Glen Ellyn To Hold Meeting On Proposed Fire Alarm Requirement For Downtown Buildings

The village of Glen Ellyn holds an informational meeting Thursday night to talk about a proposed requirement for all the buildings in its downtown business district, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

03/25/2015

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Billy Dec Plans Movie About Birth Of House Music

Chicago is known as the home of the blues. It’s less well known as the birthplace of another kind of music. A proposed movie aims to tell the story of house music.

03/25/2015

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