Regine Schlesinger

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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

YMCA

Parents Scramble For Last Minute Child Care After Schools Close

For parents who did have to go to work today, finding child care at the last moment was a challenge, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

02/02/2015

Snow blankets Chicago on Sunday, amid a blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the city by early Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

“Historic” Blizzard Buries Chicago Area In More Than 19 Inches Of Snow

Updated 02/02/15 – 10:47 a.m. CHICAGO (CBS) — After nearly 36 straight hours of snowfall, the Chicago area was digging out from more than 19 inches of snow across the region, making it the 5th […]

02/02/2015

Mosaic art teacher Karen Ami(Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Made In Chicago: The Chicago Mosaic School

Artists have been creating mosaics for 5,000 years but the only U.S. school for mosaic art is here in Chicago.

02/02/2015

Chicago Union Station  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Union Station Set For $12M Renovation

The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.

01/29/2015

Ada Street's menu for Chicago Restaurant Week. (Credit: adastreetchicago.com)

Killer Menu: Ada Street’s Restaurant Week Choices Inspired By Famous Last Meals

The head of a victims’ rights group said she’s horrified by what one Chicago restaurant is doing for this year’s Restaurant Week.

01/28/2015

Cubs fans crowd around a statue of Ernie Banks, which was moved to Daley Plaza for a four-day public memorial, leading up to his funeral on Saturday. (Credit: CBS)

Ernie Banks Statue Moved To Daley Plaza For Public Memorial

Fans of “Mister Cub” Ernie Banks crowded into Daley Plaza on Wednesday, after his statue was installed as a public tribute to arguably the most popular Cubs player of all time.

01/28/2015

Survivors and personnalities sit by the glass-covered railroad tracks during the main ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 2015 at a tent build in front of the entrance of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. (Credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Holocaust Survivor Recalls Painful Memories On Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz

As world leaders gathered in Poland Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a Chicago woman who survived the notorious Nazi extermination camp is recalling her painful memories. The story from WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

01/27/2015

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