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Four Members Of Alleged Burglary Crew Charged

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police have arrested four men and seek at least four others in connection with a bold smash-and-grab ring that drove stolen vehicles through store doors and windows. 293 more words


Emanuel Defends CPS Decision To Administer PARCC Test

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel is defending the decision by Chicago Public School officials to back down on their resistance to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. 163 more words


Delays Hinder Last-Minute Attempts To Pay Property Tax Bills

CHICAGO (CBS) – Last-minute attempts to pay Cook County property tax bills by Tuesday’s deadline were being thwarted by technology.

When Frank Johnson tried to pay the first installment of his county tax bill on-line, he got this message: 173 more words


Peterson Pleads Not Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Plot, Seeks Quick Trial

CHICAGO (CBS) – Already in prison for the murder of his third wife, former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to hire a hitman to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars. 375 more words


Statewide Tornado Drill To Be Held Tuesday Morning

CHICAGO (CBS) – It might not seem like the ideal time of year for a tornado drill, but that’s exactly what state and local officials have planned for 10 a.m. 258 more words


Garcia Reverses Course On Building Obama Library In A Park

CHICAGO (CBS) – Facing a steady stream of criticism from the Emanuel campaign for his stance on a potential Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia backed down from his opposition to building the facility on public park land. 571 more words


Snow Print Suggests An Abrupt End For One Critter In The Talons Of A Bird Of Prey

(CBS) – A very subtle sign of spring is seen in a west suburban snow print, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

Naturalist Margaret Gazdacka was leading some fourth graders on a snow shoe hike at Red Oak Nature Center when they came across the trail a parade of tiny feet, bisected by the line of a tail dragging, a trail ending abruptly in the snow angel like print of a raptor with wings outstretched. 161 more words