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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

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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

Fire alarm (Paul Cesarz/ CBS)

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

Photo credit: Billy Dec

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

An Edwardian Satinwood Pedestal Desk. (Credit: Leslie Hindman Auctioneers)

Catalogue For Oprah Winfrey Property Auction Released

We’re now getting a look at everything that Oprah plans to sell at auction next month, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

03/24/2015

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

ACLU: Chicago Stop-And-Frisk Tactics Outpace New York

A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has revealed Chicago police are among the nation’s leaders in the use of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice, leading even New York.

03/23/2015

Pomegranate and hazelnut chocolate bars from Veruca Chocolates. (Credit: Veruca Chocolate Facebook Page)

Made In Chicago: Veruca Chocolates

Talk about a career change, Heather Johnston says she made quite a leap from medicine to chocolates.

03/23/2015

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Microchip Helps Family Get Back Lost Dog 5 Years Later

Nearly six years after losing their dog – and moving to a new town – a Homewood family has been reunited with their pet, thanks to its microchip ID tag.

03/19/2015

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Rep. Farnham Gets 8 Years For Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang also ordered former state Rep. Keith Farnham to begin serving that prison term in two months, denying his attorneys request to allow him to stay on house arrest and die at home.

03/19/2015

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. (Credit: CBS)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Announces Plan To Fight Racial Intolerance

A fraternity under fire after a racist chant by University of Oklahoma students went viral has announced plans to address racial intolerance.

03/18/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (left) and his father, Dr. Richard Schock (right) | Photo credit: Getty Images/CBS

Father: Schock Might Have Been ‘A Little Careless,’ But Most Allegations ‘Lies And Innuendos’

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s father said the congressman is a “broken” man, after announcing he’ll resign from Congress at the end of the month, in light of a growing scandal over his business deals, and possible misuse of taxpayer and campaign funds.

03/18/2015

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Gas Prices Surging, But Increase Not Expected To Last

If you’ve filled your tank in the past couple days, you’ve probably noticed a sudden spike in gas prices.

03/18/2015

The Reverend Willie Barrow, co-founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in 2001, at a conference at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition National Office in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie Barrow Dies

Barrow was one of the founders of the Chicago chapter of Operation Breadbasket, which became Operation PUSH. Barrow had been hospitalized for more than a week with a blood clot in her lung.

03/12/2015

The Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: Illinois.gov)

Illinois Justices Press State’s Lawyer On Pension Overhaul

Illinois Supreme Court justices asked the state’s lawyer to explain Wednesday how the government can seek extraordinary power to reduce public pension benefits in the face of a fiscal crisis when the government itself is culpable for the financial mess.

03/11/2015

Joliet police officers at the scene of a police-involved shooting in the 2400 block of Rockwood Drive on Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Joliet Cops Shoot Man Who Pointed Two Guns At Them

Police responded to a report of a domestic battery in the 2400 block of Rockwood Drive shortly before 8 p.m. A woman told police her husband was heavily armed, and had attacked her inside the house. When officers arrived, a man confronted them while armed with two rifles.

03/11/2015

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich (R) greets Francis Cardinal George during a press conference on September 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  Cupich, who served as bishop in Spokane, Washington, will succeed Cardinal George, who has been fighting a long battle with cancer, to become the 9th archbishop of Chicago. This is the first time in the history of the Chicago Archdiocese that a new leader has been appointed while the former is still alive.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cupich: Cardinal George Still Has ‘His Agenda Full’

Cardinal Francis George recently spent almost a week in the hospital for tests, and has halted his treatment for cancer, but the retired head of the Catholic church in Chicago is still keeping busy, according to his successor.

03/09/2015

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