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Harsh winter weather killed most of the bushes at Water Tower Park. City officials plan to replace them after finishing a capital improvement project underground. (Credit: Steve Miller/CBS)

Harsh Winter Killed Bushes At Water Tower Park

If you’ve been out along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile lately, you might have noticed that the bushes in the city’s most historic park are more brown than green.

07/18/2014

One of five anti-Israel protesters arrested after a rally in the lobby of Boeing headquarters in downtown Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller/CBS)

Police Arrest 5 Anti-Israel Protesters At Boeing HQ

Five protesters were arrested late Wednesday afternoon inside the downtown headquarters of Boeing, after a demonstration against the company’s sale of military jets to Israel.

07/17/2014

Sheba tries to recover at Felines and Canines Animal Shelter. (Facebook)

Ailing Shelter Dog Doing A Little Better As Real Donations Pour In

Earlier in the week, a “gofundme” effort to raise money for Sheba’s medical expenses drew some big donations. The problem: They were bogus.

07/10/2014

A fire gutted most of the Steger Village Hall on June 30, as severe storms were pummeling the area. Officials believe a lightning strike might have caused a power surge that caused the fire. (Credit: CBS)

Gutted By Fire, Steger Village Hall Might Be Closed For Six Months

Village Mayor Ken Peterson said it’s still unclear whether a lightning strike is to blame for a power surge that started the fire during Monday night’s storms.

07/03/2014

A CTA bus driver broke up a fight and kicked a rider off the bus. (Credit: Facebook)

WATCH: CTA Bus Driver Confiscates Gun, Kicks Rider Off Bus

A video posted on the Facebook page, “People of the CTA,” shows a bus driver confiscating a gun and kicking at least one person off his bus last week, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

06/25/2014

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

Field Museum Returning Aboriginal Skulls To Australia

A delegation from the Australian state of Tasmania was visiting Chicago to take home the remains of three Aborigines that have been in the collection of the Field Museum since 1958.

06/24/2014

Steve Johnson may be displaced by the planned overhaul of the Red, Purple and Brown lines. (Steve Miller)

Some North Side Residents Not Happy To Be Displaced By CTA Overhaul

WBBM’s Steve Miller has reaction from one of the areas that would be most affected.

04/17/2014

Ryan Patrick Kennedy (Credit: Linda Kennedy)

Woman’s Efforts To Honor Her Slain Soldier Son Fall Apart

A Chicago woman whose son took his own life after serving in Afghanistan says her heart has been broken again – because plans have been scrapped to honor her son’s memory.

04/10/2014

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

Animal Control Clears Hundreds Of Cases After Media Inquiry Into Backlog

WBBM’s Steve Miller continues his series about Chicago Animal Care and Control. This is the fourth part.

03/20/2014

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

Why Is City Taking So Long To Answer Animal Neglect Complaints?

Chicago Animal Care and Control receives a lot of calls; approximately 58,000 requests for service a year.

03/19/2014

Literacy Chicago teacher John Coats and student Vicki Ferguson (CBS/Steve Miller)

Literacy Volunteers, Students Honored

Doing a public reading isn’t easy for some people — especially for adults who are still learning to read. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

02/20/2014

Someone wrote "Hi Mom God Bless U" on a parking deck roof at Rush Hospital. (Angela Washek)

ICU Nurse Wants To Solve Mystery: Who Carved Heartwarming Message On Snowy Parking Deck?

It was a message written in the snow on the roof of a parking garage across from a Chicago hospital, and now the staff is trying to find the person it was intended for.

02/11/2014

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Loser Of Chicago Sports Bet Will Get Super-Humiliated On Sunday

The general managers of two Chicago bars have a bet with each other on the Super Bowl. WBBM’s Steve Miller explains.

01/30/2014

A pit bull named Cheff was found in a cage in Riverside; police want to find the owner. (Riverside Police)

Malnourished Pit Bull Found Caged, Cold In Riverside Parking Lot

It was between zero and 5 degrees when the pit bull was out in the cold, abandoned in his cage in the parking lot of the MacNeal Professional Building in Riverside.

01/09/2014

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Wisconsin Man Makes First Cut For Proposed Mars Colony

Aaron Hamm, 29, hopes to be aboard the first four-person mission of Netherlands-based Mars One in 2025.

01/03/2014

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Hobart, Ind. Fire Official Dies After Scrapes With The Law, Accident

In late November, John Wall was arrested and accused of pointing a gun at his wife. He was on a leave of absence when he rammed his minivan into his home on Dec. 10.

12/29/2013

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Annual Winter Bird Count Makes Rare Find For This Time Of Year

Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.

12/26/2013

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Metal Plant Worker Injured By Two Tons Of Steel

A Libertyville fire official says the first-responders worked for about 40 minutes to free the employee.

12/23/2013

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Wheaton Sees Resurgence Of Coyote Attacks On Pets

(CBS) – Wheaton Police say three dogs have been killed by coyotes in the past two weeks. There were two incidents in Wheaton this week alone. In one, two coyotes snatched a small dog from […]

12/12/2013

Alain Uy (Middle) came here from the Philippines more than 20 years ago. (Credit: Steve Miller)

73 Immigrants Gain Citizenship In Time For Thanksgiving

One of the new citizens is 31-year-old Alain Uy, who came here from the Philippines more than 20 years ago – and last year opened a restaurant, Jellyfish, on Rush Street.

11/27/2013

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