Regine Schlesinger

A stack of blue carts for the city of Chicago's curbside recycling program. (Credit: CBS)

Activists To Celebrate America Recycles Day This Weekend

Time to start cleaning out your basement of difficult-to-dispose-of junk.

11/12/2014

A four-rotor helicopter drone. (CBS)

Expert: Spike In Drone Use Creates High Risk Of Accidents

Drones have become so popular in the skies above America, a Chicago transportation expert said the federal government needs to do more about the dangers of a possible mid-air accident.

11/12/2014

Police investigate after an off-duty police officer and her daughter were shot Tuesday night in the 2200 block of East 68th Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Off-Duty Officer And Daughter Shot; Grandchild Safe After Abduction

Around 10 p.m., the officer’s 21-year-old daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend were involved in a domestic dispute in the 2200 block of East 68th Street. The boyfriend then shot the 49-year-old officer and her daughter, and fled with his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter

11/12/2014

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Special Ed Students At Lyons Township H.S. To Operate Coffee Shop

A new coffee shop is brewing up opportunities for special-ed students in the western suburbs, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

11/10/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

School Closed, Scrubbed After Dozens Of Students Get The Flu

Robinson Elementary in Lyons District 103 called off all classes and after-school activities because so many were out with the flu.

11/06/2014

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Mom Helps Organize Blood Drive To Recruit African-American Donors

A Waukegan woman whose son has been battling sickle cell anemia all his life has teamed up with LifeSource to encourage more African-Americans to donate blood.

11/06/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Rauner Head Into Home Stretch On Eve Of Election Day

With polls showing a tight race, the two major candidates for governor of Illinois launched a whirlwind day of campaigning on Monday to fire up their voters on the eve of Election Day.

11/03/2014

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Catholic Archdiocese To Close Or Consolidate Schools

Cardinal Francis George on Wednesday said, as he wraps up his remaining three weeks as the Catholic Archbishop in Chicago, he’ll finalize plans to close and consolidate some Catholic schools with low enrollment.

10/29/2014

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Police Caution Parents To Check Sex Offender Registry Before Halloween

Kane County Undersheriff Pat Gengler said it’s prudent to know whose door your kids are knocking on, and make sure they’re accompanied by an adult. He expects a busy Halloween this Friday.

10/29/2014

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ACLU Official: Quarantines For Returning Medical Workers Raise Constitutional Issues

Illinois, New Jersey and New York have each implemented a mandatory 21-day quarantine for medical workers returning from West Africa and the ACLU’s Colleen Connell says those policies raise serious constitutional issues.

10/27/2014

Levi Eirinberg (Credit: Twitter/@MCJ2Levi)

Teen Chef From Highland Park To Take National Stage

Levi Eirinberg will be on national TV starting next week, as he competes on the upcoming season of the reality show MasterChef Junior.

10/27/2014

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Made In Chicago: Chicago Soap Company

When you walk into Deb Kraemer’s shop and factory at Grand and Racine in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, you’re instantly greeted by a wonderful mix of aromas, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

10/27/2014

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Doctors, Activists Call For Banning Antibiotic Use On Healthy Animals

Several doctors and consumer advocates in Chicago on Thursday warned there’s a much bigger threat to Americans’ health than Ebola: drug-resistant bacteria.

10/23/2014

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Morton Grove Recruiting Dog Walkers To Help Fight Crime

Morton Grove is the latest Chicago suburb to join a national program that trains people to take a bite out of crime while they’re walking their dogs, WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports.

10/22/2014

A hijacked commercial plane approaches the World Trade Center shortly before crashing into the landmark skyscraper Sept. 11, 2001 in New York. (SETH MCALLISTER/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Survivors And Relatives Strive To Honor Victims

A northwest Indiana man who survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 13 years ago said the fight against terrorism is a never-ending battle.

09/11/2014

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Chris O’Donnell Helping Teach Good Sportsmanship

Chris O’Donnell, star of NCIS: Los Angeles, said his parents and coaches instilled a sense of civility in him and his teammates when he was growing up in Chicago’s northern suburbs.

09/11/2014

Michael Sutter before his 2003 deployment to Iraq. He was killed by an improvised explosive device while disarming bombs the day after Christmas 2003. (Credit: Facebook)

Southwest Suburban Park Named For Fallen Soldier

The dedication of a new park Tuesday night in southwest suburban Tinley Park will be a bittersweet moment for a local family, whose son died serving in Iraq more than 10 years ago.

08/12/2014

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After Mom Saved By Stem Cell Transplant, Son Donates His Own

Joanne Sullivan received a life-saving stem cell transplant from an anonymous donor in Germany two-and-a-half years ago, after she was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a form of bone marrow cancer.

08/06/2014

An Iraqi family who fled recent fighting near the city of Mosul prepare to sleep on the ground as they try to enter a temporary displacement camp but are blocked by Kurdish soldiers on July 3, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. The families, many with small and sick children, have no shelter and little water and food. The displacement camp Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced persons (IDP's) with the number rising daily. Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iraqi Immigrants Desperate To Find Help For Relatives Back Home

A suburban couple, originally from Iraq, has been watching with growing alarm what’s happening to family in their homeland as ISIS militants take over ever larger sections of the country.

08/06/2014

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Support Group Seeks To Help Hoarders Find Cause Of Their Compulsion

Health officials in southwest suburban Grundy County have begun reaching out to people known as hoarders, to provide help for a relatively rare mental health disorder.

08/05/2014

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