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A woman yells at Mayor Emanuel Monday during a public forum on the city budget. (CBS)

Emanuel Gets Earful At Budget Forum

Some yelled, while some read from their smart phones. One odd man out even thanked the mayor.


Surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed an Orland Park gas station at gunpoint. | Orland Park police

Armed Robber Steals Money, Cigarettes From Orland Park Gas Station

Orland Park Police are investigating an armed robbery in which a man got a little bit of money, and a lot of cigarettes.


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Woman Happy Alleged Attacker Behind Bars After Being Harassed On North Side

Elizabeth, who doesn’t want to give her last name, was forcibly kissed by a man in the Edgewater neighborhood a few weeks ago.


More than 200 athletes registered in the 2014 Valor Games Midwest, double the size of the first Valor Games in 2010. (Credit: Twitter/@WorldSportChi)

Valor Games Midwest Kick Off At Soldier Field

Starting Tuesday, hundreds of veterans and active military personnel who suffer physical and visual disabilities will compete in various sports across Chicago.


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Woman Killed In Fairdale Tornado Buried Next To Husband In Arlington National Cemetery

A funeral was held today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for one of the two women killed in the Fairdale Tornado in April.


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Vernon Area Public Library No Longer Collecting Overdue Fines

The Vernon Area Public Library in Lincolnshire said overdue fines added up to only about half a percent of their annual budget, and eliminating the fines allows them to save money on the staff time and service costs needed to collect them.


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Local Filmmakers Taking Part In 48 Hour Film Project This Weekend

It usually takes several years and millions of dollars to write, shoot, edit and market a movie, but some Chicagoans will try to do all of that in just this coming weekend.


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Police: Man Tried To Run Over Officers During High-Speed Chase In Western Suburbs

A man who just got out of jail yesterday is now accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in the western suburbs today, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.


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Study By U Of C Professor Finds Living On Tree-Lined Streets Makes People Healthier And Possibly Smarter

Apparently you don’t need to hug a tree, but rather just look at one to live a happy, healthier life.


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Giant Tooth Balloon Goes Rogue In Northwest Suburbs

Look, up in the sky! An area dentist is looking for a hot-air balloon shaped like a giant molar. It was last seen heading toward Wisconsin.



Judge Overturns Convictions For Man Who Served 27 Years In Prison For Murder, Attempted Rape

A man who served more than 27 years behind bars for murder and attempted rape on Chicago’s South Side had his case overturned on Monday.


"The Comedy Of Errors" cast took their final bow at Garfield Park Conservatory in front of over 900 people. (Credit: chicagoshakes.com)

Shakespeare Coming To Parks Across Chicago

It’s time for Chicagoans to experience “Shakespeare in the Park”….every park.


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JRW Continues To Inspire Inner-City Baseball Players

One year after the Jackie Robinson West team’s triumph — followed by the eventual downfall — many inner-city Chicago baseball players continue to gather inspiration from the South Side youngsters.


A statue of Alexander Hamilton in Lincoln Park. (Credit: Chicago Park District.)

While Alexander Hamilton’s Image On $10 Bill Will Be Diminished, He Can Still Be Seen Prominently In Chicago

Alexander Hamilton’s image on the $10 bill will be diminished in a few years, but he’ll still be seen prominently in Chicago.


A Target shopper says he  found a black widow spider in a container of grapes. (courtesy: David Alexander)

Grocery Customer To Target: There’s A Spider In My Grapes!

A black widow, no less. WBBM Newsradio’s Terry Keshner reports.



Medical Students Pay Tribute To Body Donors

(CBS) — Students at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine gathered on Monday afternoon on Chicago’s near North Side to thank the families and friends of those who donated their bodies for medical study. Medical students read […]



Chicago Rap Duo Making Satirical Video To Draw Attention To Homelessness

Some young Chicago performers took their act to an unlikely place recently, Lower Wacker Drive, to deliver a message.


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Military Historian’s New Book Takes In-Depth Look At America’s Military Actions Around The World

As the nation observes Memorial Day, a new book takes an in-depth look at America’s many military actions over its history.


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Brookfield Zoo Implanting Six Fish With Transmitters To Study Their Habitats

Some local fish are having surgery Thursday in the name of science, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.


Young person holds a Baltimore Police shield outside the Mondawmin Mall during protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago Pastor: Rioting Could Happen Here, Too

Pastor Corey Brooks says he’ll be in Baltimore, to help his fellow pastor, Jamal Bryant, who gave the eulogy at Freddie Gray’s funeral.