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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

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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

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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

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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

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Winter Weather Delaying Rebuilding Efforts In Washington

Washington Ald. Tyler Gee said the weather means real reconstruction will be delayed for hundreds of families.

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Man Claims He Pointed FBI To Bin Laden Compound, Wants $25M Reward

A Michigan man who claims he gave the FBI information on Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts has retained the services of a Chicago Law firm to help him get the $25 million reward offered by the federal government.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2013

Olgi Freyre's bicycle was stolen from a bike rack outside the building where she works on Lincoln near Belmont. (Credit: Olgi Freyre)

Angry Victim Writes Note To ‘Piece Of [Crap]‘ Who Stole Her Bike

Frustrated and angry, a 19-year-old Chicago woman who had her almost-new $700 bicycle stolen this week has posted a very public note near the bike rack where the crime was committed.

10/29/2013

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Study: Eye Contact From Doctors Improves Trust

“We found that eye contact was really important for perceptions of empathy, so physicians that made more eye contact with their patients tended to be rated as more likable and empathetic,” said assistant professor Enid Montague.

10/16/2013

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Quinn Calls On Torture-Probe Director To Resign

Gov. Quinn says the commission’s director, David Thomas, should step down because of a “gross failure to follow the law.”

09/12/2013

Surrounded by family and friends, Ellen Saracini (center)  and her two daughters Brielle (left) and Kirsten (right), attend a funeral mass for her husband, Victor Saracini, the pilot  of United Flight 175, which was hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.  (Photo credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Widow Recalls Last Words With Pilot Husband: ‘I Love You’

Ellen Saracini’s husband, Victor, was the pilot of United Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

09/11/2013

Pieces of a Chicago Theatre District marker have been pried away. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Bronze Marker Pieces Disappearing From Chicago Theatre District

The markers, installed in 1999, are now missing huge hunks of stars, letters — even the centerpiece word “Theatre.”

09/10/2013

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