Regine Schlesinger

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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

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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

Muslims celebrate the Eid holiday at Toyota Park in Bridgview. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/CBS)

Muslims Mark End Of Ramadan At Eid Celebration In Bridgeview

Amid turmoil across the Middle East, Chicago area Muslims jammed the field at Toyota Park in Bridgeview on Monday, to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

07/28/2014

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Durbin Wants Everest Students To Transfer To Community Colleges

Facing a probe from federal regulators, a for-profit education company that runs six college campuses in the Chicago area is looking to sell most of its schools.

06/26/2014

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Chicago Hosting World Triathlon This Weekend

Chicago is only the third American city to host the ITU World Triathlon.

06/24/2014

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Budding Englewood Tennis Star ‘Does Not Put Herself On This Pedestal”

After pulling off a stunning upset in the French Open, a tennis player from Englewood gets another shot at making a splash in a major tournament, when she plays her first match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

06/23/2014

Natural Gas Flame

Wisconsin Utility To Buy Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas For $9B

Illinois state regulators and a consumer watchdog group were looking at a $9 billion deal for the sale of two local natural gas suppliers to a utility company in Wisconsin.

06/23/2014

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Chicago’s Average Gas Price The Highest In The Nation

The insurgent violence in Iraq and threats to oil facilities there have pushed the price of crude oil to more than $107 per barrel. That has translated to higher gasoline prices, nowhere higher than Chicago.

06/23/2014

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Neurologist: Chess A Brain-Builder For All Ages

No matter what your age, a Chicago area neurologist says chess offers a way to improve your brain.

06/19/2014

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As Summer Settles In, Advocates Warn Of Danger To Kids

Forty-four children across the country died last year, after being left alone in a car on a hot day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the numbers have been rising in recent years, but such deaths are completely preventable.

06/18/2014

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