Regine Schlesinger

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Teachers’ Union Slams CPS For ‘Devastating’ Cuts, Layoffs

A month before the new school year starts, protestors from the Chicago Teacher’s Union were expressing outrage over budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools, with a protest march through the Loop.

WBBM Newsradio–07/24/2013

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Aviary Mixologist Named Bartender Of The Year

Like his boss, Grant Achatz, in the culinary field, bartender Charles Joly is becoming a star in bartending circles.

WBBM Newsradio–07/23/2013

Part of the fleet of nearly 300 sailboats ready themselves for the start of the Chicago Yacht Club's Race to Mackinac in Lake Michigan (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Documentary To Film 105th Annual Chicago-To-Mackinac Yacht Race

More than 300 boats will be running the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac this weekend, and this year it will documented on film.

07/11/2013

Gas pump

Gas Prices Drop Significantly Over Past Month

If you’re planning to drive somewhere for the Fourth of July holiday, the trip will cost you less.

07/02/2013

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Field Museum Scientists Assist In Search For Missing Baby’s Body

A team of experts from the Field Museum spent the weekend helping with a murder investigation in Michigan.

07/01/2013

A 109-year-old pair of pliers netted a California man a $5,000 prize from Klein Tools, which was searching for the oldest working pair of its side-cutting pliers. (Credit: Klein Tools)

$3 Pair Of Pliers Nets A $5,000 Prize From Suburban Tool Company

Thanks to a Chicago-area company, a California do-it-yourselfer has received a $5,000 return on a $3 investment.

WBBM Newsradio–06/27/2013

Chef Alain Roby made this sculpture of a Blackhawks player from white chocolate to honor their 2010 Stanley Cup Championship. It's on display again to salute their return to the Stanley Cup Final three years later. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Chef Expresses His Love For Blackhawks With Chocolate

A Chicago area pastry chef is showing his pride in the Blackhawks through chocolate, and lots of it.

06/20/2013

Overweight

AMA Officially Classifies Obesity As A Disease

The AMA’s move means 90 million Americans who are considered obese now are classified as having a medical condition that requires treatment. It also puts more pressure on insurance companies to cover the costs of treatment for obesity.

06/19/2013

A new movie screen at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park shows the musical "Chicago." (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Millennium Park To Raise Curtain On New Movie Screen

First, Millennium Park had The Bean. Now it also has “the screen.”

06/18/2013

Fans cheer on the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Superfan Hasn’t Missed A Game Since 1966

Think you’re the Blackhawks’ most loyal fan? You’ve probably got nothing on a guy from Skokie who’s been to more than 2,100 consecutive home games.

WBBM Newsradio–06/12/2013

Donald McGuire

Attorney: Settlement In Jesuit Priest Sex Abuse Case Proves Coverup

The lawyer for six men who accused a prominent Jesuit priest of sexually abusing them as children, said the approximately $3 million settlement for each victim is a small measure of justice in the case.

WBBM Newsradio–05/22/2013

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High School Duo Has Never Missed A Day Of Class

They say no one’s perfect, but one school in the far southwestern suburbs has not just one, but two students who have achieved perfection in one area.

05/21/2013

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Chicago Ridge Cops Working With Non-Profit To Give Funeral For Abandoned Baby

Strangers have been coming together to provide a funeral for a newborn baby boy, whose body was found inside a cooler at a suburban recycling plant last week.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

Firefighters work to put out a fire in the storeroom of Myron & Phil's, a steakhouse in Lincolnwood, on May 8, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Breaks Out At Lincolnwood Restaurant Shortly After Founder’s Death

Myron Freedman died Wednesday at the age of 95. A short time later, a fire broke out in the storeroom of Myron & Phil’s, the steakhouse and seafood restaurant he and his brother founded 43 years ago.

WBBM Newsradio–05/08/2013

A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Gurnee Woman Travels To D.C. To Push For Tougher Trucking Laws

A suburban woman is using her family’s tragedy to lobby Congress for tougher regulation of the trucking industry.

05/07/2013

Chicago Fire Department

Women Who Failed 2006 Firefighter Test Get A Second Chance

More than 100 women are getting a second chance at becoming Chicago firefighters, after the city settled a lawsuit with them over the weekend.

05/06/2013

The former home of blues musician Muddy Waters in the North Kenwood neighborhood. (Credit: Matt Cole)

Landmarks Group Releases List Of 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites

Landmarks Illinois’ “Endangered Places 2013” list includes a variety of structures, including the Gage House, a pre-Civil War home built by one of Winnetka’s earliest settlers, and the Mineola Hotel in Fox Lake, which once served as a hangout for Al Capone.

WBBM Newsradio–04/30/2013

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local Elections

If you think your one vote doesn’t matter, just take a look at some of this week’s election results.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

Members of the Chicago Metro Chorus performed at City Hall on April 10, 2013, as part of Barbershop Harmony Week in Chicago. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM)

Chicago Celebrates Barbershop Harmony Week

Members of the Chicago Metro Chorus gave a command performance at City Hall in observance of Barbershop Harmony Week.

04/10/2013

Matt Bogusz and his fiancée, Kate, on Election Day in Des Plaines. Bogusz, 26, was elected mayor, the youngest ever in Des Plaines. (Credit: Facebook)

Bogusz Wins Election To Become Youngest Mayor Of Des Plaines

Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Gogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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