Regine Schlesinger

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.”


Ron Bliwas, left, and Dan Gelford, right. (Credit: Personal History Interviews Facebook Page)

Made In Chicago: Personal History Interviews

Ron Bliwas partnered with another Shoah Foundation veteran, videographer Dan Gelfond and they formed the company, Personal History Interviews.


Dillan Harris (Family Photo)

Lawsuit: Police Ignored Orders To Halt Chase, Caused Toddler’s Death

The family of a toddler killed by a hit-and-run driver fleeing a fatal shooting has announced a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging police are to blame for the boy’s death.


Volunteers Collecting Goods For “Really, Really Free Market” In Plainfield

Volunteers in Plainfield are getting ready for what amounts to a huge garage sale, but WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports it’s one where everything is free for the taking.


A huge hole opened in Diamond Lake Road when a culvert collapsed under the pavement. (Credit: CBS)

Long Grove Road Closed After Culvert Collapses

The gaping hole, blamed on this summer’s heavy rains, stretched the entire width of Diamond Lake Road at Indian Creek Road. The pavement collapsed Friday, leaving the road impassable.


A coin-operated parking meter. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Joliet Helps Keep Penny Parking Alive And Well In Sycamore

Far west suburban Sycamore is one of the few places left where a penny still buys you a legal parking space, but Sycamore Police parking enforcement officer Giovanni Serra said it’s getting harder to maintain their penny parking meters.


The Marina Towers in downtown Chicago. Completed in 1964, the towers are locally known as the "corn cobs." They house a complex of apartments, recreation facilities, offices, restaurants, banks, a theater and 18 stories of parking space. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Panel To Consider Preliminary Landmark Status For Marina City

The iconic Marina City complex on the north edge of the Chicago River could soon become an official city landmark, after preservationists lost a battle to save another building designed by the same architect.


Jack's Restaurant in Skokie celebrated its 50th anniversary in July, and will be closing sometime in September. (Source: Jack's Restaurant/Facebook)

Jack’s Restaurant, A Skokie Institution, To Close After 50 Years

Owner Jack Koretas says he’s reluctantly calling it quits. “I just hate to think of retiring,” he said. Koretas said he’s loved running his namesake diner, but at age 87, he’s ready to retire


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Animal Hospital Program Offers Kids Hands-On Experience In Pet Care

A Chicago animal hospital is looking for children who’d like to learn more about pet care, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


Clark Street Sports opened a popup store in the Ogilvie Transportation Center after the Blackhawks returned to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2015, with a chance for their third Stanley Cup in six years. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Blackhawks Gear Selling Like Hotcakes With Team On The Brink Of Another Stanley Cup

As Blackhawks fans prepare for Monday night’s possible Stanley Cup-winning game at the United Center, many were taking advantage of stores that are popping up around town to sell team merchandise.


Manchester Monarchs captain Vince LoVerde hoists the Calder Cup, after the Monarchs defeated the Utica Comets 4 games to 1 to win the American Hockey League championship. (Source: Chuck LoVerde)

After Son Wins Calder Cup, Beverly Couple Hopes To See Hawks Clinch Stanley Cup In Chicago

If the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup at the United Center Monday night, for one Chicago couple in the stands, it will be their second championship celebration in three days.


Muirhead Farmhouse (Credit: Muirhead Farmhouse)

Frank Lloyd Wright Farmhouse In Kane County Aims For Landmark Status

A family that owns a Kane County farmhouse, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is pushing for it to be registered as a national landmark.


Ryan Weber and Paul Schulz. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: Next Level Sailing

If you’ve always dreamed of sailing in the America’s Cup yacht race, now you can get a taste of it out on Lake Michigan, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger with Made in Chicago.


Darren Butler (left), David Tate (center) and Fred Leland (right) are charged with a string of thefts from vehicles parked at home improvement stores in Schererville, Indiana. (Credit: Schererville Police)

Three Charged With Stealing Tools From Vehicles Parked At Home Improvement Stores

The thefts began in April. On at least three occasions, men dressed in yellow safety vests to blend in with legitimate construction workers, watched as they went inside, and then broke into unattended vehicles to steal the workers’ tools.


Crystal Lake South High School Bleachers

Crystal Lake Again Turns Down High School Bleacher Permit Request

It could be back to square one for a high school district in Crystal Lake, after the city council again refused to issue a permit for their two-year-old stadium bleachers.


The lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago have put on their Blackhawks helmets for the team's return to the Stanley Cup Final. (Credit: CBS)

Art Institute Lions Don Blackhawks Helmets; Field Musuem Dinosaur Won’t Wear Its Sweater

More and more Chicagoans have been wearing their favorite Blackhawks gear as the team has advanced through the playoffs, and the lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago have gotten in on the act.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2015

Blackhawks game at the United Center. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Fan Hasn’t Missed A Home Game Since 1966

Through all the ups and downs over the past 49 years, Bob Gertenrich has been in his seat for every Blackhawks home game since 1966. Gertenrich, 68, said he’s pretty sure he holds the record, having attended every home game since he was 19.


A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Safety Advocates Concerned About Rise In Train Deaths

Operation Lifesaver is trying to get out the message: you need to pay attention at train crossings.


The Chicago Blackhawks salute the crowd after defeating the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 in Game Six of the Western Conference Final .(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Economist Says Blackhawks’ Success Having Negligible Effect On Chicago’s Economy

Fans are celebrating the Blackhawks’ third trip to the Stanley Cup Final in six years, but, WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger reports a sports economist says the team’s success isn’t having any effect on Chicago’s economy.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2015

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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.