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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

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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

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

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