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Rescue workers search through rubble for survivors of tornado damage April 21, 2004 in Utica, Illinois. Utica, located about 90 miles southwest of Chicago, is home to about 1,000 people and has sustained significant tornado damage leaving eight people dead. (Photo by Jean Lachat-Pool/Getty Images)

10 Years Ago This Weekend, Deadly Tornado Ripped Through Utica, Ill.

Jeremy Thorsen had just left the Milestone Tap when he saw a tornado hit the building.

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Ultimate frisbee. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Ultimate Frisbee Team Begins Season Sunday

It’s Opening Day Sunday for a Chicago team that many people have not seen play, but whose sport is growing in popularity.

04/13/2014

U of I's "Alma Mater" on a truck headed back to Champaign from Forest Park. (Credit: Terry Keshner)

‘Alma Mater’ Sculpture Heads Back To U Of I From Western Suburbs After Restoration

The famed “Alma Mater” sculpture at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign is returning home today after spending nearly two years being restored in the western suburbs.

04/08/2014

Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chicago Woman Wants Post Office To Recycle Rubber Bands

Have you ever picked up rubber bands left behind by a postal carrier? One Chicago woman has done a lot of that, and says it’s a waste.

03/26/2014

U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Sox Groundskeeper Confident Field Will Be Ready For Opening Day After Brutal Winter

Opening Day for the White Sox is two weeks away. So, will U.S. Cellular Field’s playing surface be ready after this harsh winter?

03/17/2014

This slush-filled canyon on North Menard stranded motorists Friday. (CBS)

Giant Austin Pothole Strands Motorists

It’s on the 1600 block of North Menard and is about the size of a children’s kiddie pool — if not bigger – and is full of slush.

02/28/2014

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Search Scaled Back For Des Plaines Woman Swept Away By River In Indiana

The search for 31-year-old Cathryn McGill, a former Des Plaines woman who was swept away in a river in southwestern Indiana in late December, has been scaled back.

01/13/2014

The animals at Save-A-Pet in Grayslake have been holding up remarkably well after the shelter has gone without power for two days because of the storm on July 11, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Five Years After It Was Stolen, Dog Reunited With Illinois Family After Being Found In South Carolina

A dog stolen from the backyard an Illinois family more than five years ago was found wandering in South Carolina, and is now back with its rightful owners, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

01/13/2014

A snowplow at work in north suburban Libertyville. (CBS)

Plows Working Overtime In McHenry County

McHenry County DOT Maintenance Superintendent Mark DeVries says they’ve been in operations for this storms since 7 o’clock Friday morning and have been operating 24/7 since.

01/06/2014

Soccer balls. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Soccer Fans To Drive From Chicago To Rio For World Cup

Many of us have taken a road trip to see a game. But what about driving from Chicago to Rio? That’s what some soccer fans are getting ready to do for next summer’s World Cup.

09/29/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Urges Illinois Residents To Get Flu Shots

Flu season is almost here and Governor Quinn has already gotten his shot.

09/28/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses an anti-violence summit at Chicago State University. (CBS)

Emanuel Tells New Cops Their Work Needs More Support From Legislators, Parents

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel spoke at a graduation ceremony at Navy Pier for more than 120 new Chicago Police officers today. He told the new officers and their families that their work needs support […]

09/23/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Head Of Local Syrian-American Organization Says Obama Should Be Doing More

President Obama’s speech was watched with particular interest by Chicagoans of Syrian descent.

09/10/2013

WBBM's Terry Keshner takes a ride with the Lima Lima Flight Team practicing for the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Big Stars Missing, But Air Show Still Has Lots Of Thrills

Government budget cuts mean there are no Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, or Golden Knights at this year’s Chicago Air & Water Show, but there will be plenty to see.

08/16/2013

WBBM's Terry Keshner takes a ride with the Lima Lima Flight Team practicing for the Chicago Air & Water Show.

Planes Out Practicing For This Weekend’s Air & Water Show

The air and water show is this weekend with practice was taking place at the Gary Jet Center today, reports WBBM’S Terry Keshner.

08/15/2013

Cardinal Francis George joins several African-American religious leaders to voice opposition to proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

George Defends Pulling Funding For Immigrant Group Over Same-Sex Marriage Stance

Accused of using immigrants as “pawns in a political battle” over same-sex marriage, Cardinal Francis George defended the decision to halt Catholic Church funding for immigrant rights groups that support gay marriage.

07/30/2013

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Protesters Call For More Affordable Housing Outside CHA HQ

Some Chicagoans are worried that affordable housing is slipping away and several dozen gathered for a protest at CHA Headquarters at 60 East Van Buren on Monday morning.

07/29/2013

City officials estimated 850,000 people attended the Chicago Pride Parade on June 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Gay Former NFL Player To Appear At Chicago Pride Parade

One of those who will be participating in Sunday’s Pride Parade in Chicago is Wade Davis, a former NFL player.

06/29/2013

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Rare Plant Set To Bloom In Oak Park

A rare plant is nearly in bloom in Oak Park. It’s called a “Century Plant”

06/22/2013

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

Police Charge 23 In Drug Distribution Ring

Chicago Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies announced a major drug bust this afternoon, WBBM’s Terry Keshner.

06/20/2013

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