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Boat Picture

Man Discovers Somebody Living On His Boat In Diversey Harbor

A man who keeps a 42-foot boat at Diversey Harbor says he was shocked after he drove in from Michigan early this morning – and found that somebody had been staying on his boat and had trashed it.

06/05/2015

Teuvo Teravainen, right, celebrates his third-period goal with Duncan Keith, center, and David Rundblad, left. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building Will Be Lit Up To Honor Blackhawks

On Monday, the Blue Cross Blue Shield building will read: “One Goal 2015.”

06/04/2015

A bumblebee collects pollen from a dandelion flower. (Photo credit: VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: Save The Bees (And Our Food), Buy Plants Without Neonicotinoids

If you have a yard or a garden, you might want to ask some questions next time you’re buying flowers or seedlings at a nursery or anywhere plants are sold.

06/04/2015

Northwestern University Associate Chaplain Tahera Ahmad. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Flight Attendant Who Refused Muslim Chaplain Unopened Can Will No Longer Serve United Customers

“A good start” is how a Chicago Islamic group describes United Airlines’ latest response to an incident on board a flight last Friday.

06/03/2015

A mysterious growth in Larry Bartoli's yard has been getting bigger and bigger ever since he had a mulberry tree removed more than 15 years ago.  He's dubbed it 'The Blob,' after the 1958 Steve McQueen film of the same name. (Credit: CBS)

‘The Blob’ Taking Over North Side Man’s Front Yard

We expect springtime to bring new growth, but something bizarre has sprouted in a North Center neighborhood family’s yard.

06/03/2015

Mariano Park, where State and Rush meet, is one of Chicago's smallest parks. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Kiosk Vendor Fears Being Edged Out Of Mariano Park

(CBS) — There’s a battle brewing at one of the smallest parks in the city of Chicago: The tiny enclave where State meets Rush, formally called Mariano Park, but known as the Viagra Triangle, reports […]

06/03/2015

St. Hyacinth Basilica School. (Credit: CBS)

$5K Stolen From Closing North Side Catholic School

A Catholic school in the Logan Square neighborhood is reeling with the news today that $5,000 has been stolen from the school office.

06/01/2015

The shooting occurred in a gas station near Wood Street and Sibley Boulevard. (Credit: Captured News)

Harvey Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Man In Gas Station Shooting

Harvey police say there’s an arrest warrant for a 24-year-old man accused of murdering a 17-year-old and critically wounding the teenager’s mother over the weekend.

06/01/2015

Rachel Sweet

A Year After Lung Transplant, Mokena Teen To Graduate High School

“Tuesday she’s going to walk down the aisle, and I’m probably going to cry like a baby. I won’t be able to control my emotions,” said Sue Sweet, whose daughter, Rachel Sweet, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 4.

05/29/2015

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.

05/28/2015

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

(credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

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

Rekia Boyd (Supplied Photo)

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

Danny Domres (picture provided by family)

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

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

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

Chicago Public Schools Logo

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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