Without Government Aid, Recovery From April Tornado Slow In FairdaleThe EF-4 tornado that hit Fairdale on April 9 has been described as the area's greatest natural disaster in generations.
Mixed Results At Start Of Taxi Driver StrikeAt least one association representing cab drivers across the city has pledged to go on strike on Thursday, to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to allow rival ride-sharing companies to begin doing business at O’Hare and Midway airports, but it appeared many other cabbies were ignoring the work stoppage.
Cubs Fans Get Playoff Party Started Before DawnEven before the sun rose, Cubs fans converged on Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse to show their support for the team; among them were Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg and Caray’s widow, Dutchie.
Bensenville Residents Sue City, Claim O'Hare Noise Makes Homes UnlivableA group of Bensenville residents has sued the city of Chicago, seeking to force the city to buy their homes, because of a spike in jet noise from nearby O’Hare International Airport.
Despite Injury Worries, Illinois High Schools Not Dropping FootballWhile some high schools around the country have been dropping their football programs, an official with the Illinois High School Association said he's seeing no evidence of that here.
If Skies Are Clear, Lunar Eclipse Visible On Sunday NightIf the skies are clear this coming Sunday night, WBBM's Regine Schlesinger reports you'll be able to watch a total lunar eclipse over the Chicago area.
Study: 29 Percent Of Illinois Residents Are ObeseA new state-by-state study has found Illinois just about in the middle of the pack when it comes to the percentage of the population that's obese.
North Suburban School District Considers Single 'Mega Campus'On the North Shore, opponents are gearing up for a fight against what they call a "big box" school campus.
Young Woman Saves Man Stuck On Railroad TracksA woman from a tiny city near Springfield was being honored for saving the life of a disabled man whose wheelchair got stuck on a set of railroad tracks on Tuesday.
Thornton Township To Push For Nobel Peace Prize For Charleston, S.C., ChurchRepresentatives from Thornton Township said they believe the reaction of the city of Charleston and the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after a hate-fueled mass murder in June qualifies them for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Joffrey Ballet Holding Auditions For Its "Nutcracker" ProductionIt's only Labor Day but, Chicago's Joffrey Ballet is preparing for an annual Christmas tradition reports WBBM's Regine Schlseinger.
Made In Chicago: Audio ArchaeologyIn this digital age, John Arnsdorff is helping music lovers listen the old-fashioned way, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
NIU Offering Free Tuition As Incentive For Attending Football GamesAt the end of the season, any student who has attended all six home games, and stayed to the end, will have a chance to win free tuition for the spring semester. One qualifying student will be chosen at random.
Lake County Health Officials Sending Out Questionnaires To Evaluate Health Of Residents Lake County health officials are reaching out to thousands of households in the northern suburbs in order to piece together a profile of the community's health, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
Health Officials Establish Mumps Vaccination Clinic At U Of IThe first week of school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included a crash course in vaccinations, as health officials struggle to contain a growing mumps outbreak.