Regine Schlesinger

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

Republicans calling for immigration reform at an event at St. Ignatius. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Illinois Republicans Call For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

It wasn’t the usual suspects at an immigration reform event at St. Ignatius School on the Near West Side Monday morning, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

03/09/2015

(Left to right) Christopher "Zet" Smith, Raymond Robinson, Officers Mark Czapla and Joe Groh were honored at Chicago Police Headquarters on Thursday, for subduing a shoplifting suspect who became violent when the officers confronted him at a Walgreens in Andersonville in February. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM)

CPD Honors Officers, Bystanders Who Subdued Violent Shoplifting Suspect

Two Chicago police officers have been reunited for the first time with two bystanders who helped save their lives in a violent confrontation with a suspected shoplifter last month. All four were honored Thursday at Chicago Police Headquarters.

03/05/2015

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Special Olympics Focuses On Respect In Bid To End “The R-Word”

Special Olympics, which hosts competitive games for disabled Americans, says the R-word stands for “retard” or “retarded.” Spokeswoman Michele Evans said, even if it’s not intended to, it causes pain to those with intellectual and development disabilities.

03/04/2015

Deonte Hoard (Credit: Facebook)

Urban Prep Student Killed In Far South Side Shooting

A South Side charter school is mourning the murder of one of its students.

03/03/2015

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Electronic Monitoring Surge In Cook County A Mixed Blessing, Dart Says

The sheriff’s office says last year judges in Cook County ordered 70 percent more defendants to stay at home and wear ankle bracelets than the year before.

02/23/2015

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Increased Use Of License Plate Cameras Draws Scrutiny

Automated license plate readers (ALPRs) consist of a camera used to scan the license plate of every passing car. That number then is recorded and stored indefinitely.

02/23/2015

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Wheeling, Prospect Heights Aim For Fireworks Show At Executive Airport

Here’s something to get you thinking about summer: planners already are putting together fireworks shows for Independence Day.

02/19/2015

Extreme Cold

Arctic Conditions Break Feb. 19 Record For Cold In Chicago

Around 6:20 a.m., the temperature at O’Hare National Airport dropped to 8 below zero, breaking the previous Feb. 19 record of 7 below, set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.

02/19/2015

The cast of "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. (Photo Courtesy of Peter Coombs/Marriott Theatre)

Marriott Theatre In Lincolnshire Celebrating 40 Years

Like the song from its current production, “La Cage Aux Folles,” for the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, the best of times is now.

02/18/2015

Roy Rauch (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Mokena Police Arrest Man For 2011 Hit-And-Run In Florida

Roy Rauch, 58, allegedly struck and killed a bicyclist in Seminole County, Florida in August 2011. Charles Long Jr., 36, was riding his bike the wrong way on a road in Sanford, Florida, when Rauch allegedly struck him with his 2004 Ford pickup truck, and fled the scene.

02/18/2015

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Better Business Bureau: Even In Love, Buyer Beware

Ahead of Valentine’s Day on Saturday, the Better Business Bureau was warning about scammers who prey on people looking for love.

02/12/2015

Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis (Chicago Police Department)

Chicago Cop Slain In 2011 Gets Medal Of Valor

The mother and fiancée of Officer Clifton Lewis accepted his posthumous Medal of Valor, awarded by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.

02/11/2015

An example of an Illinois driver's license. (Credit: Illinois Secretary Of State)

Illinois Driver’s Licenses And ID Cards Might Not Be Good Enough To Fly Next Year

Illinois has been dragging its feet on federal security rules for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards. The 2005 REAL ID Act requires state officials to verify birth certificates through the Electronic Verification of Vital Events system in order to meet federal security and anti-terrorism guidelines.

02/11/2015

L-R: Jeb Brown as Don Kirshner, Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin, Jessie Mueller as Carole King, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, and Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theater. (Credit: Joan Marcus)

Auditions For Musical ‘Beautiful’ Taking Place In Chicago

If you think you can sing like Carole King, the producers of the musical “Beautiful” want to listen to you, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

02/10/2015

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Lemont H.S. Expects Classes To Resume Tuesday After Burst Pipe

Administrators at Lemont High School expect classes will resume tomorrow after a burst pipe caused flood damage over the weekend, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

02/09/2015

Ann & Robert Lurie Children's Hospital, the new home of Children's Memorial Hospital, will open on Saturday, June 9, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Lurie Children’s Hospital Collecting Valentines For Sick Kids

It’s the third year that the hospital’s “Handfuls of Love” program is collecting cards for children who are hospitalized. Lurie spokeswoman Amanda Salhoot said it’s a way of letting them escape their illness for a bit.

02/05/2015

A general view of the ivy at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois (Credit: Matthew Stockman/Allsport)

Cubs Fan’s 1938 Home Video Shows Early Days Of Wrigley Field

It was in 1938 when Jacob Glick, an immigrant from Ukraine who owned a chain of cigar shops, shot footage during what might have been the Cubs’ home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals.

02/05/2015

Snow Shoveling

Evanston To Ticket Property Owners Who Haven’t Shoveled Starting Thursday

Evanston is getting tough with property owners who still haven’t shoveled the snow from Sunday’s blizzard, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

02/04/2015

One of two gazebos David Letterman gave to Kankakee in 2000, after it was named the worst metropolitan area to live in the U.S. Students in Kankakee plan to tear them down and turn the wood into a rocking chair as a retirement gift to Letterman. (Credit: Twitter/@LetsGo_Dave)

Late Show Will Air Segment With Kankakee Students Returning Letterman’s Gag Gift

A group of students from Kankakee has been preparing a retirement gift for David Letterman, hoping to appear on one of his final shows before he retires from the Late Show on CBS in May.

02/04/2015

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