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UPS Driver Swims To Rescue Of Man Who Jumped In River In Rockford

A 40-year-old UPS driver in Rockford is credited with saving the life of a man who tried to take his own life Tuesday by jumping off a bridge into the Rock River.


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UPS Driver In Rockford Credited With Saving Man Apparently Trying To Commit Suicide

A 40-year-old UPS driver in Rockford is credited with saving the life of a man who tried to take his own life today by jumping off a bridge into the Rock River.


The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

State Senator Proposes Bill To Reduce Noise Levels Around O’Hare

A state senator from Chicago is pushing legislation which proponents believe would quiet down some of the noise levels around O’Hare.


Jeffery (left) with some of the belongings he managed to save from the Lusitania. (Credit: Bill Hudson, Jeffery's great nephew.)

Kenosha Man’s Account Describes Survival After Sinking Of Lusitania

100 years ago this Thursday, the Lusitania was hit with a German torpedo and sank – killing almost 1,200. More than 760 survived, including some with ties to Chicago and the Midwest, as WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


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Robbery Suspect Who Charged At Officer Wounded After Setting Off Cop’s Gun

The Chicago police union says an officer “inadvertently” shot an armed robbery suspect early Friday, after the suspect elbowed the officer in the chest in Canaryville.


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Oak Park Avenue Construction Work Might Unearth Indigent Caskets In Dunning

Historians have raised questions about a road reconstruction project in the Dunning neighborhood, because they believe there’s a good chance crews will find hundreds of caskets from when the area was a cemetery.


Grant Park is hosting Draft Town, a three-day fan festival coinciding with the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Three-Day Football Frenzy Begins As NFL Draft Kicks Off In Chicago

Representatives from every NFL team are in town for the draft, and the league has transformed part of Grant Park into “Draft Town,” a sprawling fan festival where fans can meet this year’s prospects, watch the draft, and even learn football skills.

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Five Warren Township HS Students Upset They Can’t Finish At School

Five Lake County students, four who will be seniors and one a junior, are upset that they’re not allowed to finish high school where they started. But the school district says they should take it up with their parents.


Truckers say the signs are confusing, ensnaring unsuspecting drivers.(Credit: Mid-West Truckers Association)

Truckers Accuse Will County Of Using Confusing Signage To Entrap Them

“A money-making extortion scheme” is what the Mid-West Truckers Association says is going on in Will County – with unsuspecting truck drivers targeted and ticketed for tens of thousands of dollars, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.


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Woman Charged With Manslaughter In Death Of 8-Year-Old Skokie Boy

More serious charges have been filed against a caregiver – in the death of an 8-year-old disabled Skokie boy.


Cadavers stored in cardboard boxes found in a   closet at Malcolm X College. (Credit: Dennis Stefanowicz)

Attorney: Malcolm X Health Sciences Dean Fired For Blowing Whistle Improperly Stored Cadavers

“It was a very macabre discovery,” said Dennis Stefanowicz, the attorney for Dr. Micah Young, who was fired as dean of Malcolm X College health sciences in February.


Art Noonan, a retired Chicago firefighter,  spent five days at Ground Zero, which he believes contributed to his leukemia diagnosis. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Sen. Kirk Pushes For Funds To Help Ground Zero Workers Pay Medical Bills

Republican Senator Mark Kirk is giving some bipartisan support to renew money for a bill many of his colleagues were reluctant to endorse the first time around: helping pay medical bills of those who worked at Ground Zero.


Dog Left In Animal Control Van For Days

A major benefactor of Chicago Animal Care and Control tells WBBM the latest foul-up at the facility is “unconscionable.”


Hundreds of Armenian-Americans packed Daley Plaza on Friday to mark the centennial of the Armenian genocide during World War I. (Credit: CBS)

Armenians Commemorate Centennial Of Genocide By Ottoman Turks

Armenians in Chicago gathered at Daley Plaza on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of what historians recognize as the first genocide of the 20th century: the killing of 1.5 Armenians by the Ottoman Empire, what is now modern day Turkey.


Rendering of Freedom’s Path. (Source: Housing Authority of Cook County)

Housing For Homeless Veterans Opening At Hines VA Hospital

A window of opportunity was opening Friday morning for the approximately 1,000 homeless veterans living in Chicago.


Visitors pay their final respects to Francis Cardinal George, eighth Archbishop of Chicago, at Holy Name Cathedral on April 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. George died on April 17 after a long battle with cancer. George's funeral mass and burial will take place on April 23.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cardinal Francis George Honored As ‘Man Of Compassion For All Who Suffered’

Approximately 2,000 mourners packed Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, as they gathered for the funeral mass for the late Cardinal Francis George.


Laura Ceja says she hates to hear the word retire, but says this is probably the year. (Credit: Trinity Hospital)

Trinity Hospital Honoring Woman Who Has Worked There For 61 Years

Imagine working 61 years at the same place. Today – Advocate Trinity Hospital is honoring an employee who has worked there for all those years.


One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

Pride Parade To Stay In Lakeview; Activist Petitioning For Move Downtown

Despite some opposition from some members of the community, the annual Pride Parade will stay in the Boystown area of Lakeview this year.


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Police Investigating Killing Of College Student In Washington Heights

Chicago police are investigating the killing of a 21-year-old Olive-Harvey College student gunned down late Monday night near his home in the Washington Heights neighborhood.


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Made In Chicago: Egress Cremains Scattering

Susan and Dennis Martinek have been married for 33 years.