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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.”


Head lice (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Head Lice Are More Resilient This Year: Expert

What may be different about this year is a lot of kids showed evidence of head lice well before the start of school.


Anita Alvarez

Alvarez Urges Governor To Review State Panel Investigating Police Torture

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has written a scathing letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, saying the state board that looks into police torture allegations has acted illegally.

WBBM Newsradio–08/27/2013

Throwing dart (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Blow-Dart Attacks Baffle Police At U Of I

A 20-year-old student was hit with a blow dart Tuesday night. And about an hour and a half later — and a few blocks away — a 35-year-old man was also hit with a blow dart.


Nayembi the gorilla debuted this week at Lincoln Park Zoo, following an injury earlier this year. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Baby Gorilla, Now Healed, Meets Her Adoring Public

In February, Nayembi suffered a facial injury. Lincolns Park Zoo temporarily cared for the gorilla.


Cashier Matthew Camp leads the demonstration outside the Whole Foods in Lake View. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Retail Workers Take Fight For $15 Wage To Whole Foods

About 15 employees of Whole Foods – and a few dozen supporters – demonstrated outside the Whole Foods store on Halsted Street in Lakeview on Wednesday, calling for better pay, and an end to what they believe is unfair policies.


Guardian Angels member Thomas Hunt hands out a flyer of safety tips on Michigan Avenue near the Water Tower on July 23, 2013. The group says it wants to make sure the popular tourist and shopping district known as the Magnificent Mile doesn't become known as Muggers' Mile. (Credit: CBS)

Guardian Angels: Don’t Let Mag Mile Become “Muggers’ Mile”

A volunteer group of citizen crime fighters is calling the Magnificent Mile – a popular tourist destination in Chicago – the “Muggers’ Mile,” to spotlight robberies along Michigan Avenue.


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State Rep.: ‘Maybe The Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago.

WBBM Newsradio–07/19/2013

File Photo Of An Air Conditioner (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Brings Early Christmas For Air Conditioner Repairmen

Business is on fire at air conditioning repair companies.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2013

City officials showed off the bicycles used in the Divvy bike sharing program at the 2013 Bike The Drive event in May. (Credit: CBS)

City Says Bike Sharing Going Well But Helmets Won’t Be Available

City officials say the Divvy bike-sharing program is going well after barely two weeks and there’s no plan to make helmets available for rent.


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Chicago Concealed-Carry Advocates Welcome New Law

Deborah Gowder says she can’t escape the danger of being mugged while walking the streets of her Englewood neighborhood, a place where she says she was attacked decades ago.


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Wet Weather Brings Resurgence For Fireflies

There’s a good chance your backyard is full of fireflies this summer, which is a big change from last year.

WBBM Newsradio–07/09/2013

A city worker sets rat bait in an alley in the Little Village neighborhood to help control rodent problems. (Credit: Steve Miller)

City Touts Increase In Rat Baiting Efforts

City officials said they’re winning the war on rodents by laying more rat traps to keep them in check.


Twelve crosses are displayed June 30, 2003 behind a building at 713 Wrightwood in Chicago. On June 29, the porch behind this building collapsed during a late-night party, killing 12 people and injuring more than 50. A 13th victim died two days later. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

10 Years Later, Porch Collapse Survivor Says ‘I Cringe When I Think About This’

Ten years ago this month, 13 people died when two levels of porches full of party-goers collapsed in Lincoln Park. “I don’t remember hitting the ground,” survivor Natalie Brougham said.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2013

Ches Perry paints a mural of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the side of a building at 4251 N. Milwaukee Av. (Credit: CBS)

Artist To Finish Up Blackhawks Mural On Northwest Side

“To me this is not work. This is a hobby,” Ches Perry said. “I can do this seven days a week, day and night. I don’t care.”

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Former Pet Shop Employee: ‘We Lied’ About Getting Dogs From Puppy Mills

A local pet store chain has been hit with a lawsuit accusing it of dealing with puppy mills, and a former employee of that store has been telling her story to WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

File photo of a seven week old Daschund cross puppy. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Puppy Supplier Faces Lawsuit From Former Customers

An Illinois-based puppy supplier that advertises, “Our babies sleep in cribs, not cages” is being sued and accused of getting dogs from puppy mills.


One of three 100-year-old murals at Trumbull Elementary School. (Credit: Facebook)

CPS Says It Will Protect 100-Year-Old Murals At Closing School

Parents at an Andersonville elementary school slated to close this summer said Chicago Public Schools officials have added insult to injury, with plans to dismantle some historic murals before school is even out.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2013

State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago (Credit: CBS)

Despite Pressure, Harris Not Bowing Out As Sponsor Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill

The state lawmaker who has served as chief sponsor of proposed same-sex marriage legislation said Sunday he has no intention of stepping aside as sponsor, despite pressure from prominent voices in the gay community over his decision not to call the issue to a vote last week.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Monday's tornado in this Oklahoma City suburb damaged or destroyed 1,200 homes and affected 33,000 people, officials said Thursday. Updating figures from one of the worst US tornados in recent years, they said the death toll from the powerful twister -- which struck with little notice in mid-afternoon -- remains at 24, with 377 injured. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

PAWS To Help Oklahoma Deal With Post-Tornado Influx Of Dogs, Cats

Volunteers from PAWS Chicago are going to tornado-torn Oklahoma this weekend to bring back 75 homeless dogs and cats.