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12th Annual Disability Parade. (Credit: CBS)

12th Annual Disability Pride Parade Held Downtown

A parade in downtown Chicago Saturday kicked off a week of events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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Remains Of Soldier Who Died In Japanese Prison Camp Returned To Chicago

The remains of a soldier who died in a Japanese prison camp over 70 years ago have now been buried on Chicago’s Northwest Side.


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Some Gary Residents Embarrassed By Condition Of Police Vehicles

Police officers in Gary are leaving for greener pastures because of low wages and shoddy equipment and some residents say the condition of the police cars in the city is embarrassing.


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Drop In First-Time Teacher Licenses Has Indiana Facing Shortage

Indiana is facing a big teacher shortage, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter. There’s been a 63 percent drop in the number of licenses being handed out to first time teachers in the last few years.


Dozens of protesters shut down the Morningstar lobby in the Loop, as they protest state budget cuts they blame on billionaires pressuring lawmakers to oppose tax hikes. (Credit: Progress Illinois/Twitter)

Protesters Shut Down Morningstar Lobby, Blame State Budget Cuts On Billionaires

Police forced six protesters to leave the lobby of Morningstar in downtown Chicago on Monday morning, after they picketed inside to protest state budget cuts they claim are being forced by big corporations opposed to tax hikes.


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South Chicago Flag Maker Sewing New Stanley Cup Banner For Blackhawks

WGN Flag & Decorating Co., based in the South Chicago neighborhood, has been making banners for the Blackhawks and Bulls since they played in the old Chicago Stadium.

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The pucks feature Jonathan Toews, the Stanley Cup and Patrick Kane. (Credit: Nikco Sports)

Sale Of Commemorative Blackhawks Pucks Benefits Make A Wish Foundation

If you didn’t get a chance to snag anything to commemorate the Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup win, there’s a limited edition set up pucks you can grab, but you’d better do it quickly.


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Area Retiree Loses $80,000 From Lottery Scam

Lee Williams, 73, used to be a commodity broker. After retirement, he was in a car crash and spent seven months in the hospital. When he got out he was out of money. That’s when the phone calls started.


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Evanston’s Phase-Out Of Plastic Bags Begins Soon

Beginning Aug. 1, large retailers in the north suburb will not be giving out plastic bags at checkout.


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Abortions Down In Illinois

There are fewer abortions happening in Illinois, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.


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Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project Offers Tips On Water Rescues

Water rescuers in Evanston and Waukegan have been spending the weekend teaching others what do to if someone is drowning in Lake Michigan, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.


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Oswego Schools On Alert After Threatening Emails Sent To Residents

Oswego schools are on high alert this week after someone hacked into an email account and sent threats against children.


White Sox outfielder Avi Garcia presents the 2015 PepsiCo Showdown MVP to New Trier's Bina Saipi (Credit Ron Vesely/White Sox)

Local Girls Soccer Player Wins MVP Of National Tournament

A local soccer player is seeing stars today after winning a trophy by beating out 1,500 other young women.


U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Rep. Quigley Says Attendance At Immigration Info Workshops Declining

While lawmakers in Washington continue to argue about immigration reform, some local representatives are trying to get people to attend a series of workshops being held across the state on the issue.


William Meckling. (Credit: University of Notre Dame.)

Notre Dame Senior Killed In Fall One Day Before Graduation

University police say he was with a small group of students who got up onto the roof of the Joyce Center on campus.


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Two Chicago Cops Hailed For Using Tourniquet To Save Wounded Teen

Chicago police officers are getting some of the same training as paramedics and firefighters, and a local teenager is thankful for that, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.


North Vietnamese communist tank driving through the main gate of the presidential palace of the US-backed South Vietnam regime in Saigon on April 30, 1975. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly 40 Years Later, Local Vietnamese Recall Fall Of Saigon

There are over 10,000 Vietnamese who relocated to Chicago in the 1970’s and they’re remembering what’s known as “Black April.”


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Families Of Murder Victims Meet With Chicago Police Detectives On Solving Cold Cases

Families of murder victims on the South Side bent the ear of the chief of detectives of the Chicago Police Department for a while Saturday at a forum at St. Sabina church.


Archbishop Blase Cupich celebrating Easter Mass at St. Julie's in Tinley Park. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Celebrates Easter Mass In Tinley Park

For his first Easter as the leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich celebrated mass at St. Julie Billiart Parish Tinley Park instead of at Holy Name Cathedral.


Farmers in Will County are worried that continued hot weather and no rain will greatly reduce crop yield. (CBS)

Female Farmers A Growing Trend

Ruth Zeldenrust farms 80 acres in Chicago Heights. She’s just one of a growing number of female farmers.