Best Tiki Bars In Chicagoland

Looking for some great Rum drinks? Maybe at a tiki bar or two? Don’t worry, the near ‘burbs are chock full of funky fun nooks to sing Mele Kalikimaka while you slug Singapore Slings.


Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel To Parents: Don’t Move To The Suburbs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking parents think twice about moving off to the suburbs for the sake of their kids’ education. In an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, the mayor said, “You […]

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Snow In Roselle

Chicago Snow Totals: February 24, 2012

Snowfall totals, reported to the National Weather Service, at 10 a.m. on February 24, 2012


Property Taxes

Report: Property Taxes Way Up In Many Suburbs

Some suburbanites are feeling the pain of decreasing property values and increased taxes.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

2 Investigators: The Red-Light Cameras That Generate The Most Tickets

Do red-light cameras prevent accidents or just generate money for city governments? 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.


The Aqua hotel and condo tower was designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang. (Credit: Aqua Condo Chicago)

Aqua Architect Jeanne Gang Sets Sights On Suburbs

Just as Jeanne Gang changed high-rise facades with the wavy blue Aqua tower balconies downtown, she’d also like to change the face of suburbs – and decided to start with Cicero.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2012

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Chicago Snow Totals

Here are some snowfall totals for Chicagoland, January 12, 2012.


Gas Prices

Area Gas Prices Hold Steady In November

Gas prices in Illinois and Indiana remain basically unchanged in November from a month ago, due largely to increasing oil prices and a fluctuating global economy, the AAA reported Monday.


At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Report: City Succeeding In Collecting Outstanding Debt

The Emanuel Administration’s crackdown on scofflaws within the ranks of its own employees seems to be paying off.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Parades, Ceremonies Planned To Mark Veterans Day

Communities across the Chicago area are planning parades and ceremonies today to mark Veterans Day.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Sink Water Generic

Suburban Mayor Not Pleased With Emanuel’s Planned Water Rate Hike

The Mayor of Willowbrook is adding his voice to a growing number of suburban leaders who are less than happy with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal for a dramatic increase in suburban water rates.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Mayor Emanuel on Friday emphasized the need to revamp Chicago's water system with increased water bills. (CBS)

Mayor: Suburbs Will Share Water-Bill Pain With Chicago

It’s not just Chicagoans who would get socked with larger water bills, under Mayor Emanuel’s proposed city budget. Residents of 125 suburbs that purchase water from Chicago would also see their bills double over the next four years.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Emanuel Has Plan To Recover Unpaid Water Bills From Suburbs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a plan to recover almost $15 million owed by some suburbs for unpaid water services provided by the City of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

File Photo: Grocery store (Photo credit Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Finds 1 in 5 Chicagoans Are Hungry

The Greater Chicago Food Depository has, for the first time, done a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of hunger in the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2011


Eight Die In Weekend Violence In City, Suburbs

Eight men were killed in acts of violence throughout the city and suburbs over the weekend, with two of dead men victims of an especially violent weekend in near west suburban Maywood.


Storm Damage

Chicago Area Storm Report

Here is the area storm report from the National Weather Service and reports from suburban officials.

CBS 2–07/11/2011

Lorraine Nocek describes how a scam artist robbed her Leyden Township home. (CBS)

Mafia-Style Ring Scamming, Robbing Elderly Residents

One suburban couple describes how a man claiming to be a new neighbor coaxed them from their house while someone cleaned out their valuables. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.



Outages From Storm Hammer Suburban Post Offices

Despite the unofficial pledge to deliver mail in snow, rain, heat and gloom of night, the U.S. Postal Service is being hammered today by power outages.

WBBM Newsradio–06/22/2011

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Women Seducing, Scamming Elderly Men In Suburbs

The Cook County sheriff’s office is warning of a scam targeting elderly men in the suburbs, using middle-aged women to seduce them.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2011

New Vikings' stadium proposal

Twin Cities Suburb To Build New Stadium For Vikings

Officials in a Twin Cities suburb said Tuesday they have reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to lure the NFL team away from their longtime home in Minneapolis with a retractable-roof stadium built on a Superfund site.