Elizur Gomez (Credit: Palatine Police)

YMCA Custodian Accused Of Recording Girls In Locker Room

Elizur Gomez, 34, was charged Tuesday with two felony counts of unlawful video recording for filming the teens as they changed out of their swimsuits after a swim meet, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.



Parents Scramble For Last Minute Child Care After Schools Close

For parents who did have to go to work today, finding child care at the last moment was a challenge, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


With most Chicago area school districts canceling classes Thursday due to the cold weather, many parents took their kids to local YMCA's for their "School's Out" program while parents went to work. (Credit: CBS)

Second Day Of School Closings Has Parents Scrambling For Alternatives

Frigid temperatures brought another day off for most students in the Chicago area, leaving parents rushing to find daycare or other activities for their children.


Mark Gonka, a lead keeper for the Chicago Zoological Society offers a heart-shaped ice treat to Tapeko, one of Brookfield Zoo’s bottlenose dolphins, for Valentine’s Day... (Credit: Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In Chicago

Chicago can be a vibrant city for people of all ages. Make sure to make the most of what Chicago has to offer for the older generation by taking advantage of the many discounts and venues that cater towards seniors.


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Best Sleep Away Summer Camps For Kids In Chicago

Sleep away summer camps are a great way to fill the lull in your child’s routine during their break from school. Enrolling them in a great sleep away camp in Chicago can help to motivate their enthusiasm in the activities they prefer or even introduce them to something new.


This YMCA in Waukegan closed Monday because of budget problems. (CBS)

Waukegan YMCA Closes Its Doors

It’s a letdown, especially hard on the kids. As many as 40 of them are there daily before or after school, most having nowhere else to go. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


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Members Try To Save Central Lake County YMCA

In north suburban Vernon Hills, members of the Central Lake County Family YMCA jammed a conference room at the Y Wednesday night to hear the latest on the effort to save it from being shut down on Halloween.

WBBM Newsradio–10/10/2012

Leopold Lugardo holding a soccer ball (credit: Sara Lugardo)

Best Fall Sports Leagues For Kids In Chicago

Come fall, sports leagues for kids in Chicago explode with activity. Boys and girls from tots to teens get a healthy dose of competition, pride in themselves, energy exertion and a way to keep busy in a productive way that won’t drive parents crazy. Explore the best fall sports leagues for kids in Chicago when school starts this year for a well-rounded, happy kid all year long.


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More Charges Expected Against Alleged Aurora Peeping Tom

Police are looking for any more possible victims of an alleged peeping tom on the west side of Aurora.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel paints a wall at the West Side YMCA as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 16, 2012. The mayor, his wife and two daughters were among hundreds who volunteered at the YMCA and two local schools. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Family Spends King Day Volunteering At Local YMCA

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his family took part in a day of service on the West Side on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.

CBS 2–01/16/2012


Oak Park YMCA Brings Back Community Garden

The YMCA in Oak Park has high hopes for its newly planted garden.

WBBM Newsradio–06/03/2011

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Local YMCA Files For Bankruptcy Protection

The YMCA of McHenry County has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the recession and a decline in membership as the main reasons.

WBBM Newsradio–01/29/2011