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29-Year-Old Des Plaines Council Member Dies

(CBS) – The city and city council of Des Plaines is reeling from the unexpected death of a 29-year-old city council member, reports WBBM’s John Cody. 168 more words


Man Homeless For 18 Years Reunited With Family

(CBS) — A 58-year-old Chicago man – homeless for 18 years – has been reunited with his family.

At 17, Dorothy Miller lost her father. For almost 20 years he disappeared and for 18 of those years, he was homeless. 150 more words


Emanuel Defends Fire Department Hiring Preference For CPS Grads

(CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who is a possible candidate for mayor, says giving CPS graduates a leg up on other fire department applicants is unfair to students from private or religious schools. 133 more words


Four Out Of Eight Hostages In Harvey Released; Two Cops Wounded

UPDATED: 8/19/2014 11:00 p.m.

HARVEY, Ill. (CBS) – Four children have been released from a standoff in Harvey. Two children and two adults remain in custody, WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports. 407 more words


Quinn Signs Concussion Training Mandate For High School Coaches

CHICAGO (CBS) – Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction to concussions.

WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, according to the Illinois High School Association, more and more football players have been diagnosed with concussions. 211 more words


Blind Grandfather Running 11,000 To Raise Money For Cystic Fibrosis

CHICAGO (CBS) – A 62-year-old blind man from Elgin has begun what he plans to be an 11,000-mile run, in an effort to help his granddaughter and others afflicted with cystic fibrosis. 167 more words


North Side Catholic School Starts New School Year After Facing Possible Closure

CHICAGO (CBS) – Students were back in the classrooms Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory School in Portage Park, after facing closure by the Catholic Archdiocese earlier this year, unless it came up with hundreds of thousands of dollars. 439 more words