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A Green Line train approaches an 'L' station. (Credit: Chicago Transit Authority)

Late For Work Because Of The CTA? Pick Up A Train Delay Notice Slip

The CTA says operations are largely back to normal tonight after switching problems caused significant delays on nearly all of its lines this morning and made thousands of people late for work, school or other appointments.

4 hours ago

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Elderly Woman Found Dead In Barrington House Fire

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

7 hours ago

More than 2,500 people climbed the stairs at the Aon Center Sunday to raise money for Lurie Children's Hospital. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thousands Climb Aon Center Stairs To Benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital

More than 2,500 people have been climbing the 1,643 steps to the top of the Aon Center Sunday to benefit Lurie Children’s Hospital. Some did it more than once.

01/25/2015

Four CPD officers were hospitalized after their squad cars crashed while pursuing suspects. (Credit: CBS)

Four CPD Officers Injured After Squad Car Collisions

Four Chicago police officers were sent to the hospital after their squad cars collided while pursing suspects in the Little Village neighborhood early Sunday morning.

01/25/2015

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Boy Fatally Stabs Brother In South Chicago Heights

Investigators tell WBBM they are leaning away from murder charges — at least at this point — against the unnamed youth, whom police say used a large kitchen knife to stab his brother, Larry Miles.

01/22/2015

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Suburban Teenager Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Brother

A teenager is being held – accused of stabbing his older brother to death Wednesday morning in South Chicago Heights.

01/21/2015

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State Disbars 6 Attorneys, Disciplines 17 Others

A Chicago lawyer, Jordan Lee Margolis, was accused of forging clients’ names and misappropriating more than $1 million.

01/21/2015

A Chicago Animal Care & Control  van. (Credit: CBS)

Cook Co. Commissioner Calls For Inspector General To Examine Animal And Rabies Control Department

Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey wants the inspector general to look into practices of the county Animal and Rabies Control Department, which he calls “fractured and unregulated.”

01/19/2015

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Police Investigating Vandalism Of DuSable Bust Near Michigan Ave. Bridge

Police are investigating the vandalism of a bust of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, the Haitian-born man who’s credited as the founder of Chicago, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

01/19/2015

Kyle Cuchna. (Credit: Facebook)

Missing Suburban Man Kyle Cuchna Found Safe

A 21-year-old north suburban man who is bipolar and disappeared more than a week ago has been found safe.

01/18/2015

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Kirk: U.S. Needs To Do Everything Possible To Make Sure Radicals Have Got “No Chance In Chicago”

Senator Kirk is in Pennsylvania at a retreat for the House and Senate and tells WBBM the alleged plot to attack the U.S. Capitol is on people’s minds there.

01/14/2015

Former Chicago mayor Richard Daley leaves Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after treatment for an undisclosed illness in early February. (Credit: CBS)

Despite Speech Cancellation, Family Friend Says Daley Hasn’t Suffered Health Setback

We are learning a little more about former Mayor Richard Daley – and his cancellation of a speech at a Grand Rapids, Michigan, college.

01/13/2015

John Wrana (Photo supplied to CBS)

Trial Set To Begin For Cop Charged In WWII Vet’s Death

Officer Craig Taylor shot 95-year-old John Wrana with multiple bean bag rounds inside an assisted living facility in the summer of 2013, while police were trying to subdue Wrana.

01/13/2015

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Naperville Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing More Than $330K In Computer Equipment From Air Base

A Naperville man most likely faces at least two years in prison for stealing more than $300,000 in computers from the U-S military, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

01/12/2015

Diana Rauner & Gov-Elect Bruce Rauner serve meals at Uptown homeless kitchen on inaugural eve. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Rauner: Special Election For Comptroller A ‘Partisan Power Play’

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner says what the legislature did last week – when it approved a special election for Illinois comptroller in 2016 was a “partisan power play.”

01/11/2015

As Temperatures Rise, Frozen Pipes Could Begin To Leak

Chicago’s very cold weather brings problems, like frozen pipes, but higher temperatures forecast for next week could bring even worse problems: messy leaks.

01/09/2015

Smoker James Mair doesn't let Thursday's cold keep him from taking a cigarette break. (WBBM/Steve Miller)

For Some, Bitter Winter Weather Doesn’t Shut Down Smoke Breaks

The heartiest workers still find the time to take smoke breaks outside.

01/08/2015

The Hesed House In Aurora will be open around the clock the next few days due to the bitter cold.  (Credit: Steve Miller)

Shelters Gear Up To Protect Homeless From Cold

Cold weather is forcing an Aurora homeless shelter to stay open around the clock, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

01/06/2015

Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Mundelein, after an apparent explosion around noon on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Argument Preceded Mundelein House Explosion, Fire

Police in Mundelein say a house explosion last Friday which killed a man and critically injured another – may have been no accident.

01/05/2015

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Cyclist’s Bike Stolen At Police Station While Reporting iPhone Theft

A Chicago man might think twice the next time he goes into a police station to report something as stolen.

01/05/2015

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