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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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2013

Osama Bin Laden

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

Doctor Generic

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

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

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

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.

09/05/2013

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.

08/22/2013

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.

08/22/2013

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.

07/31/2013

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.

07/23/2013

State Rep. Monique Davis (Credit: ilga.gov)

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.

07/15/2013

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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.

07/09/2013

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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.

07/02/2013

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

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