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The former home of blues musician Muddy Waters in the North Kenwood neighborhood. (Credit: Matt Cole)

Landmarks Group Releases List Of 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites

Landmarks Illinois’ “Endangered Places 2013” list includes a variety of structures, including the Gage House, a pre-Civil War home built by one of Winnetka’s earliest settlers, and the Mineola Hotel in Fox Lake, which once served as a hangout for Al Capone.

WBBM Newsradio–04/30/2013

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local Elections

If you think your one vote doesn’t matter, just take a look at some of this week’s election results.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

Members of the Chicago Metro Chorus performed at City Hall on April 10, 2013, as part of Barbershop Harmony Week in Chicago. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM)

Chicago Celebrates Barbershop Harmony Week

Members of the Chicago Metro Chorus gave a command performance at City Hall in observance of Barbershop Harmony Week.

04/10/2013

Matt Bogusz and his fiancée, Kate, on Election Day in Des Plaines. Bogusz, 26, was elected mayor, the youngest ever in Des Plaines. (Credit: Facebook)

Bogusz Wins Election To Become Youngest Mayor Of Des Plaines

Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Gogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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Letter Sent To South Suburban Residents Reveals Non-Voters

A letter that went out to some people in the southwest suburbs ahead of today’s elections has sparked outrage from local residents and officials.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

U.S. Army Spc. Alfredo Fuentes poses for a picture with his wife and six children, after surprising his kids at a school concert by coming home early from a tour of duty in Kuwait on April 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Soldier Surprises Six Kids With Homecoming During School Concert

U.S. Army Spc. Alfredo Fuentes’ six children had no idea he was coming home.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

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Cross-Dressing Shoplifters In ‘Bad Wigs And Cheap Clothes’ Hit Gold Coast Stores

Some men, dressed as women, have been hitting fancy Gold Coast stores – not to shop, but, to shoplift.

04/03/2013

Rob Komosa (CBS File Photo)

Paralyzed Former High School Football Player Rob Komosa Dies

After a more than 13-year struggle with the complications of paralysis suffered during a high school football practice, a young man from the northwest suburbs has died.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2013

Stuart Grannen (Photo courtesy: Architectural Artifacts)

Largest Architectural Antiques Store In The World Marks 25 Years

For 50 years, Stuart Grannen has traveled the world, looking for unique antiques. “It’s a treasure hunt every single day,” he said.

WBBM Newsradio–03/18/2013

John Quinn, a history teacher at Fenwick High School, has been let go as the school's head basketball coach, but will stay on the faculty. (Credit: Fenwick High School)

Governor Slams Fenwick For Firing His Brother As Basketball Coach

The governor’s brother, John Quinn, will remain on the faculty as a social studies teacher. He’s been at the Catholic high school in Oak Park for more than 30 years, and won a Golden Apple Award in 1992. Both brothers are alums of the school.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Blagojevich Leaves

Blagojevich Approaches First Year Behind Bars

At last report from his attorneys, Blagojevich was about to begin working in the prison library last November, after starting out washing dishes like any other new inmate.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Gas pump

Chicago Area Gas Prices Begin To Drop

For the first time this year, Chicago area drivers are seeing some relief at the pump, as gas prices have started going down.

WBBM Newsradio–03/11/2013

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Planned Layoffs Surged 37 Percent Last Month; More Coming Due To Sequester

Ahead of a key government jobs report to be issued Friday, a Chicago firm said layoffs are picking up in the U.S.

03/07/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Publicist: Jackson Memoir Could Be Tough Sell; ‘He’s Tainted’

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is reportedly writing a memoir in an effort to clean up his image, but the publicist who helped another disgraced Illinois politician get a book deal said Jackson’s book could be a tough sell.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

North Chicago Police Brochure Stirs Racial Tensions

A brochure intended to serve as educational materials by the North Chicago Police Department for citizen training has racheted up racial tension in the far north suburb.

WBBM Newsradio–02/26/2013

Greyhound Bus

Greyhound Passenger: Bus Left Us Out In The Cold

When a Greyhound bus dropped passengers off at a stop in Iowa, the station was closed, and an Illinois college student and other passengers were left outside in -17 degree weather for an hour. He was wearing only a sweatshirt and jacket.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2013

A school of cownose rays swim at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium To Open New Hands-On Stingray Exhibit

It’s not quite like swimming with dolphins, but starting this spring visitors to the Shedd Aquarium will have a chance to touch the stingrays.

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2013

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Attorney: George Ryan Broke No Rules In Weekend Trip To Restaurant

George Ryan’s lawyer said Tuesday that the former governor did nothing wrong when he went out to dinner with family and a few friends on Sunday, despite being on home confinement through early July.

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2013

The Picasso statue at Daley Plaza (Credit: CBS)

New Picasso Exhibit To Open At Art Institute

Starting next Wednesday, visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago will get new insight into the special relationship that existed between Pablo Picasso and this city.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2013

(Photo by Jennifer Polixenni Brankin/Getty Images)

Is Your Valentine Right For You? Maybe Their Lips Can Tell

On this Valentine’s Day, a Naperville man says he has a way to tell whether your Valentine is right for you.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2013

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