Western Suburbs

Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

USGS Says Chicago Area Did Experience Quake Nov. 4

Scientists of the U.S. Geological Survey say it’s likely it was an earthquake that shook Chicago’s western suburbs after a blast at a quarry.


Coyotes are increasingly common in the western suburbs, putting small-pet owners on alert. (DuPage County Forest District)

Experts Disagree On Best Solution To Keep Coyotes At Bay

Coyote sightings in the western suburbs have increased, and small pets are being targeted by the wild animals. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.


Severe Thunderstorm (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Severe Thunderstorms Travel Through West Suburbs

The tornado warning was in effect for southeastern DeKalb County, southern Kane County, western Kendall County and northeast LaSalle County until 2:15 p.m.



West Suburban Man Can’t Believe He Fell For Craigslist Scam

A west suburban man says he was scammed by an ad on Craigslist, and he says he cannot believe he fell for it since he’s not a typical victim.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

Tree Down

Many Could Be Without Power For Days After Storms

The storms on Sunday produced only dark skies and rumbles of thunder with no rain at all in some areas, but other areas were hit with powerful winds that have left a trail of extensive damage, and power outages that cold last for days.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Weighs Expanding Into Western Suburbs

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is taking a hard look at expanding its presence in the western suburbs. But it is not yet time to get in line for tickets.

WBBM Newsradio–06/08/2012

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West Suburban Police: Gangs Are Being Pushed Into Our Towns

West suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

(credit: Kristin McCann)

Best Irish Pubs In The Western Suburbs

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but what does everyone do on the other 364 days of the year when they’re looking for a little “craic” (good fun in Gaelic)? The Chicago area has almost too many amazing Irish pubs to name. If you ask just about anyone, they will have a favorite hangout, usually located in their own neighborhood…


Pace Adjusting West Suburban Bus Lines

(WBBM/CBS) — Pace is making adjustments to its west suburban bus schedules, effective Sunday. Although minor timing and schedule adjustments affect many routes, there are more substantial changes involving seven routes. Two are being combined […]

WBBM Newsradio–06/12/2011

Alfredo Ramirez

Police Bust West Suburban Burglary Ring

Cook County Sheriff’s Police have busted up a burglary ring that targeted homes across the near western suburbs.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

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Best Spots For Kids In The Western Suburbs

The western suburbs of Chicago stretch from towns that border the city, such as Oak Park and Cicero, to DuPage county behemoths Naperville and Aurora — and cover a lot of ground in between. DuPage […]