New Branch of Chicago Public Library Opens In EdgewaterIn the Edgewater neighborhood a library is getting a grand opening, reports WBBM's Brandis Friendman.
FBI Hoping Photo Of Fugitive's Tattoo Helps Lead To His CaptureThe FBI has expanded its search for a convicted bank robber who is still on the lam nearly two weeks after escaping the federal jail in downtown Chicago.
Chicago Area Bank Robberies Nearly Double Over 2011Bank robbers had a busy year in 2012. The FBI said robbers have hit 218 banks in the Chicago area as of Dec. 31, compared to 115 in 2011.
Retail, Restaurant Workers Stage Black-Friday Wage ProtestThe workers who usually spend Black Friday ringing up purchases and completing food orders spent time Friday morning protesting their pay at those jobs.
City Turns To Twitter In Efforts To Curb Illegal GunsThe City of Chicago is considering an unlikely method of tackling the illegal gun crisis – turning to Twitter.
4-Year-Old Aurora Girl Calls 911 When Mom CollapsesA 4-year-old girl in Aurora is being praised as a hero for calling 911 to help her mother.
Alternate Sites For Kids Still Open As Teachers' Strike ContinuesAs the Chicago teachers’ strike entered its sixth school day, the hundreds of school buildings, libraries, non-profits and other sites providing alternate activities for students were open again to provide children a safe haven while school is out.
11 United Airlines Employees Win Cars For Perfect AttendanceThey were never on the Oprah Winfrey Show, but 11 United Airlines employees are getting new cars.
Illinois Tollway To Go After ScofflawsIf you haven't paid your tolls in Illinois, expect to hear from the Tollway soon.
Isaac Cleanup Provides Jobs For Chicago ResidentsRecovery efforts for Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast have created some job opportunities for residents of Chicagoland.
Activists Come To Chicago To Protest War On DrugsActivists are in Chicago Tuesday to voice their opposition to the War on Drugs.
CPS Working on Contingency Plan As Teachers Inch Closer To StrikeWhat happens if your kids show up at school, and the teachers don't? As the Chicago Teachers Union moved a step closer to a strike, the Chicago Board of Education was discussing what do do if teachers actually walk off the job.
Sauk Village Water Supply No Longer ContaminatedResidents of Sauk Village can stop drinking bottled water, after the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the chemical vinyl chloride is no longer being detected in the village’s drinking water supply.
Quinn Rejects Union Pension Plan, Cross Urges More Special Sessions If No Deal FridayAs he prepared for the special legislative session he called for this Friday in Springfield, Gov. Pat Quinn was shooting down a pension reform proposal being pitched by the state’s labor unions.
Valor Games Midwest Kick Off At Soldier FieldNow that the 2012 Summer Olympics in London are over, the games have begun for wounded veterans from around the Midwest, in competitions at Soldier Field and U.S Cellular Field.