Steve Grzanich

Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnston - 2012 Olympics

Illinois’ Bryant Wins Silver In Synchronized Diving In London

Illinois-native Kelci Bryant and partner Abby Johnston won the silver medal Sunday in Women’s Synchronized 3-meter Springboard diving at the 2012 Olympics in London.


Sarah Zelenka and Sara Hendershot of the United States prepare to compete in the Women's Pair Heats on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on July 28, 2012 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images)

Winning First Day For Illinois Athletes At London Olympics

Three athletes with ties to the Chicago-area qualified for the medal rounds of their respective sports on Saturday at the 2012 Olympics in London.


Kelci Bryant (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

Illinois Diver Makes Second Olympics Appearance

Kelci Bryant has a new partner and new outlook as she prepares to compete at her second Olympics. But the stakes couldn’t be higher for the 23-year old from downstate Chatham and her partner, Abby Johnston, when they dive Sunday in the Women’s Synchronized 3-meter Springboard at the London Games.


Bob Willis

Chicago Windsurfer Hopes To Catch Good Air At London Olympics

With opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games just hours away, the full impact of being in the Olympics has hit Bob Willis like a gale on Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–07/27/2012

Conor Dwyer

Winnetka Swimmer And First-Time Olympian Eager To Win Medal

A suburban swimmer hopes to make a splash at the London 2012 Summer Games and not just in the pool. First time Olympian Conor Dwyer of Winnetka wants to win a medal.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2012

Christina Loukas

Suburban Olympian to Dive for Gold in London

When Christina Loukas looks into the shimmering water of the Olympic pool, she sees the reflection of a world class athlete, who is well-trained and poised to compete on the global stage.

WBBM Newsradio–07/25/2012

New Adler Planetarium Exhibit

New Adler Exhibit Takes Visitors On Journey Of Universe

Need a summer vacation? How about a tour of the universe? And the best part is you won’t even have to leave Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2012

Gilbert Baker created the rainbow flag as a symbol of gay pride in 1978. (Photo courtesy Gilbert Baker)

Gay Pride Flag Creator Proud But Humble

They wave it. They wear it. They put it on their cars. It’s even on their pets. The Rainbow Flag is the symbol of the international Gay Pride movement and will be prominent fixture in Gay Pride parades and festivals this weekend across the country and in Chicago.


Bridget Altenburg

Local Military Personnel Get OK to Show Gay Pride

Thanks to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, gay and lesbian soldiers and sailors have been told by top brass that it is OK to be out and proud.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2012


Illinois Dry Spell Could Kill Harvest For Farmers

Sometimes we forget, but not far from the Chicago skyscrapers are sprawling farm fields, where there is growing concern about the dry weather and the real threat it poses to what could have been a bumper harvest.

WBBM Newsradio–06/20/2012

The planet Venus passes in front of the surface of the Sun on June 5, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Scott A. Froemming)

Eyes Turn To The Sky For Transit Of Venus

Hundreds of millions of people across the Earth found their eyes focused on another planet on Tuesday, as Venus passed directly in front of the Sun.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Former Marine Tom Day plays "Taps" on the bugle. (Credit: CBS)

‘Taps’ Marks 150th Anniversary On Memorial Day

One of America’s most recognizable bugle calls, one that will be heard again and again in towns big and small on this Memorial Day, reaches a major milestone this year. This is the 150th anniversary of Taps, the nation’s song of remembrance.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

American Airlines Flight 191

Expert: Air Safety Has Improved Dramatically Since Flight 191 Crash

Friday marks the anniversary of the deadliest commercial aircraft accident in the U.S. – the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 near O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Lifts Off

Local Expert: SpaceX Mission Is Space History In The Making

An unmanned capsule operated by a private company is in pursuit of the International Space Station this morning, and it’s space history in the making.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2012


Some Advice For Dealing With Motorcades During The NATO Summit

The arrival of dignitaries in Chicago for the NATO summit will mean added headaches for motorists, who can expect to start seeing motorcades ferrying heads of state from the airport to the NATO summit site and hotels.

WBBM Newsradio–05/18/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Say NATO’s Very Survival Is In Doubt

Not everyone is happy with NATO, and some experts say its very survival is on the line as the Alliance prepares to meet in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–05/17/2012

A military official holds a NATO flag on April 4, 2009 during the NATO summit in Strasbourg, eastern France. (MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Look Back At The Beginnings Of NATO

With the start of the NATO summit in Chicago just a few days away from beginning, here is a look back at the beginnings of the multinational alliance.

WBBM Newsradio–05/16/2012

The skyscraper formerly known as the Sears Tower. (Credit: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

NATO Video On Chicago Gets Some Important Facts Wrong

Is the NATO Summit happening at McCormick Place in Chicago in a couple of weeks like we’ve been hearing all this time? Listen to the narration of a video about the upcoming summit, and it might be hard to tell.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2012

A meteor from the Geminids meteor shower in 2009 (File Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Stargazers Spot Meteor Streaking Across Chicago Area Skies

Several people in the Chicago area spotted a meteor streaking across the sky Wednesday night.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2012

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

ComEd Ordered To Refund $36.7 Million To Customers

The Illinois Commerce Commission has ordered ComEd to refund $36.7 million to its customers.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012