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An iPhone case shaped like a gun. (Credit: New York City Police)

Gun-Shaped iPhone Case A ‘Terrible Idea,’ Head Of Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Says

An iPhone case that looks like a gun is getting a thumbs-down from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.


Jack Kamysz | DuPage County state's attorney's office

Prosecutors: Suburban Man Head-Butted Metra Conductor, Breaking His Nose

A west suburban man has been charged with head-butting a Metra conductor on a train Monday night after refusing to pay his fare.


Donna And Roger Stettner. (Credit: Roger Stettner.)

Elgin Man Says Burglar Stole Box Containing Wife’s Cremated Remains

A 73-year-old widower in Elgin says he feels like he’s grieving all over again – now that a burglar has stolen the box with his wife’s cremated remains.


Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz (Credit: Village of Mundelein)

Mundelein Mayor’s Comments On Same-Sex Marriage Stir Controversy

The mayor of Mundelein ignited some controversy over the July 4th weekend, when he gave a speech and talked about a “moral crisis” in the country, including the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage.


Bradley Sisters

14 Years After Their Disappearance, Family Of Tionda, Diamond Bradley Continues To Hold Vigils

It has been 14 years since the disappearance of the two Bradley sisters – and today their great aunt is talking about why the family is still holding prayer vigils on the anniversary, year after year.


Amari Brown (Family Photo)

Attorney For Father Of Murdered 7-Year-Old Accuses Supt. McCarthy Of Being A ‘Bully’

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is being accused of bullying, by the attorney for the father of the seven-year-old boy killed on the 4th of July.


Authorities respond to the scene of a plane crash in suburban Bartlett. (CBS)

Pilot Dead In Small Plane Crash Near Bartlett

Agency officials said a Cessna 172 crashed in a forest preserve Friday afternoon. One person was confirmed dead.


A North Side business posted pictures of a plant thief in the act. (CBS/Steve Miller)

North Side Business Tries To Shame Tipsy Plant Thief

As you approach the front door of City Service Taxi at Peterson and Rockwell, you see the front windows are plastered with security camera stills of a woman who stole some flowering plants from outside.


Torrez Moore | Chicago Police

Prosecutors: Anti-Government Group Illegally Moved Into Foreclosed Homes In Beverly, Morgan Park

A South Side alderman calls it a “cancer” on his community: An anti-government group illegally moving into homes in foreclosure, and now two of the four men charged have been arrested.


The Lincoln Hub, also called Polka Dot Park by some Lakeview neighbors, was designed to combine public art with traffic calming elements at the six-corner intersection of Lincoln, Southport, and Wellington avenues. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

New “Polka Dot Park” Fails To Hit The Spot With Some Lakeview Residents

Some residents in Lakeview have launched a petition drive to do away with the new Lincoln Hub, a so-called “placemaking” installation at the six-corner intersection of Lincoln, Southport, and Wellington avenues.


Tourists visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Honor Flight Chicago Taking World War II Vets To Washington D.C. To See Memorial

As the nation prepares for the Independence Day holiday, Honor Flight Chicago will be taking another group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to see the memorial that honors them.


Kathy Gemperle at the Edgewater Historical Society. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Edgewater Historical Society

The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in 1988.


The spirits flow in Boystown after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every state. (CBS)

Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex Marriage

The timing of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide couldn’t have come at a better time for Chicago’s gay community, which is celebrating Pride Weekend.


(Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks Set For July 4 At Wrigley Field — A First For The Cubs

The North Siders have not had fireworks at Wrigley Field. Until now, that is, says Cubs spokesman Julian Green.


1969 Dodge Charger, dubbed 'The General Lee' from the TV series 'The Dukes of Hazzard', is displayed during the 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Cars auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Volo Auto Museum Will Continue To Display Confederate Flag Emblazoned General Lee Car From Dukes Of Hazzard

There is more fallout in the Confederate flag debate: Warner Brothers says it will no longer license “Dukes of Hazzard” toys featuring the General Lee – the 1969 Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag on top.


Richard Drews, president of Dinky Donuts, at a Taste of Chicago preview in Daley Plaza. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Restaurants Provide Taste Of Chicago Preview In Daley Plaza

Taste of Chicago opens in two weeks – and today at Daley Plaza, the downtown lunchtime crowd got a preview.


Crisp! Fresh Market is opening in a converted unit of a Ford Heights apartment complex. (Credit: Housing Authority of Cook County.)

Unit In Ford Heights Apartment Complex Converted Into Grocery Store

A grocery store has its grand opening today in one of the Chicago area’s starkest examples of a food desert.


Rob Thomas says he notices the ads the first time about a month and a half ago. (Credit: Steve Miller

Some Beach-Goers Irked By Ads Plastered On Underpass Leading To Oak Street Beach

For the first time in memory, the underpass leading to Oak Street Beach is plastered with billboards and not everybody is pleased to see them as part of the lakefront panorama.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

With Payment To Teachers’ Pension Fund Looming, Emanuel Calls On Springfield To Help

With a major payment deadline just over a week away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Springfield has to help Chicago work out its public school budget problems, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.


Melissa Pacheco (WBBM/Steve Miller)

For Mom In Wheelchair, Third-Floor Apartment Is A Challenge

Every time Melissa Pacheco leaves her apartment, her teenage sons must carry her down three flights of stairs.