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Blue Frog's Local 22 owner John Reed and his wife Kelly stand in front of their bar, where sidewalk seating has been blocked by scaffolding erected by the condominium association that shares the building. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

River North Bar Suing Condo Owners After Scaffolding Blocks Sidewalk Cafe

The owners of a River North bar and grill have sued the condo association that shares their building, claiming renovation work on the condos is threatening to put their bar out of business.

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Chicago police officers Jerome Finnegan (left) and Timothy McDermott (right) . (Source: Court photo.)

Emanuel Says ‘Good Riddance’ To Cop Fired For Posing In Photo With Black Man Dressed In Antlers

Mayor Emanuel says “good riddance” to a police officer who was fired last year – more than 10 years after a photo was taken of two officers with rifles and an African American man lying on the floor wearing antlers.

05/27/2015

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Taste Of Chicago To Feature 19 New Restaurants, Food Trucks

This summer’s Taste of Chicago is featuring 19 restaurants that are new to Taste. WBBM’s Steve Miller has a preview of one newcomer.

05/27/2015

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Memorial Service Held For Rekia Boyd Near Spot Where She Was Fatally Shot By Cop

In Douglas Park on Chicago’s Near West Side, near the spot where a police officer shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago, a few dozen people held a memorial service for her and others they say are casualties of war.

05/25/2015

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Chicago-Area Family Concerned After Soldier Goes AWOL In Colorado

Danny Domres, an Oswego High School graduate, may be suffering from PTSD, his mother tells WBBM’s Steve Miller.

05/22/2015

Missy, a pit bull since renamed "Monkey" is getting care at Found Chicago, after being left alone in a Chicago Animal Care and Control van for five days in April, with almost no food or water. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

Pit Bull Left Alone 5 Days Gaining Weight, But Still Weeks Away From Adoption

The one-year-old pit bull mix that was left alone in a Chicago city dog pound van for at least five days last month is now a step closer to getting her “forever home.”

05/22/2015

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Feds: Chicago Woman Targeted By State Department Employee In Cyberstalking Case

Federal prosecutors in Georgia said Michael C. Ford, of Atlanta, used his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London to access email accounts of young women to access sexually explicit photos, and threatened to post the images online, unless the victims complied with his demands.

05/22/2015

The Cook County Sheriff's Department has deployed resources to work at Jewish Graceland Cemetery. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Sheriff’s Office Lends Hand At Neglected Part Of Jewish Cemetery

But will someone step in to permanently solve maintenance issues at Jewish Graceland Cemetery? WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

05/21/2015

Thousands of protesters demand $15 hr wages outside McDonald's HQ. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Workers Protest Outside McDonald’s HQ Calling For $15-An-Hour Wages

About two thousand McDonald’s workers demonstrated for higher wages at the chain’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

05/20/2015

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Personal Information Of 4,000 Students Turned Over To Software Companies By CPS

Chicago Public Schools officials have contacted the families of 4,000 students – because of a data breach involving personal information on those students.

05/19/2015

Gloria and Emilio Estefan. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Gloria Estefan Musical “On Your Feet” Coming To Chicago For Pre-Broadway Run

“On Your Feet” – the story of Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio – begins its pre-Broadway run here in Chicago in two weeks.

05/19/2015

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Advocate Says CPS May Not Be Teaching Kids Sexual Abuse Prevention

An Elgin woman who was the force behind Erin’s Law, mandating that all schools in the state teach sexual abuse prevention, says she’s concerned that the largest school district in the state may not be complying with the law.

05/18/2015

Veterans say this flag has been flying at half-staff for five months. (CBS/Steve Miller)

CPS Removes Tattered American Flag That Offended Veterans

A World War II veteran who lives next door to the Ruben Salazar Bilingual Center told WBBM Newsradio earlier this week the school had kept a ragged flag flying at half-mast for the past five months.

05/15/2015

Veterans say this flag has been flying at half-staff for five months. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Veterans: School Has Flown Tattered Flag Non-Stop For Five Months

They say it’s been untouched, flying at half-staff, since the death of a state official.

05/14/2015

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Des Plaines Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run

It was just before 4 in the morning when police say a driver saw the body on the north side of Central Road, east of River Road in Des Plaines. Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Vanessa Colon, of Des Plaines.

05/14/2015

Elsa the albino raccoon. (Credit: Adam Ring.)

Rare Albino Raccoon Found In Attic Of Lake County Home

WBBM’s Steve Miller reports the owner of the home first thought squirrels were in the attic.

05/14/2015

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Chinese Student Arrives in Chicago After Walking Most Of Route 66

A small contingent of his blog readers met Boyi Ouyang near Jackson and Michigan Avenue as he wheeled his bag to a stop near the sign that marks the end of Route 66.

05/13/2015

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Four Charged With Stealing More Than $870,000 From CPS

According to a CPS inspector general’s report, this is part of a larger theft scheme that is connected to seven people who have worked for Chicago Public Schools.

05/13/2015

Some of the women say they've been retaliated against for speaking out. (Credit: Steve Miller)

More Women Join Lawsuit Against Ford Alleging Sexual Harassment At Chicago Area Plants

A total of 33 women in the Chicago area are now suing the Ford Motor Company – claiming they were sexually harassed.

05/12/2015

A photo of 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen not long before he disappeared in May 2011, at left, and an age-progressed image of how he would look now, at age 10, at right. (Credit: National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)

Four Years Later, Still No Signs Of Missing Aurora Boy

It has been four years since a 6-year-old Aurora boy disappeared, and police are hoping a new age-progression sketch will bring in clues on his whereabouts.

05/12/2015

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