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Janet Cooksey, Mother Of Quintonio LeGrier
Janet Cooksey, mother Of Quintonio LeGrier (Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)
Steve Miller
March 01, 2018 - 9:41 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The mother of Quintonio LeGrier -- the 19-year-old who fatally shot by a Chicago police officer in 2015 -- says she was asked by a city lawyer if LeGrier had been conceived through prostitution. The attorney for LeGrier's family, Bill Foutris, has filed a motion to...
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Philip G. Giese
Philip G. Giese (Orland Park Police)
March 01, 2018 - 8:04 pm
ORLAND PARK (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A felon facing gun charges was living with a bobcat in an abandoned Orland Park storefront when authorities found him, according to police in the western suburb. Detectives searched the storefront about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday at 7060 157th Street and found two loaded...
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Cigarette
Steve Miller
March 01, 2018 - 6:21 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- If you're a non-smoker, are you ever resentful of smokers who get cigarette breaks at work? Forty-two percent of non-smokers say they should get an extra 3 to 5 days of vacation to compensate for smokers who take all those smoking breaks. That's one conclusion of a new...
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Coffin, Funeral
Bob Roberts
March 01, 2018 - 5:57 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A spike in shootings outside of funerals, in processions and at burial services has prompted Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to assemble a task force. Dart told reporters Thursday that it’s no longer as simple as assigning an occasional squad car. There aren’t enough to...
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Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios
Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios holds a news conference. (Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)
Craig Dellimore
March 01, 2018 - 4:19 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios was a no-show at a county board hearing on problems with the property assessment system. In truth, no one on the Cook County Board seemed surprised that Berrios did not appear at the Finance Committee hearing. He sent Deputy Assessor...
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Food, Meal
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Steve Miller
March 01, 2018 - 4:05 pm
(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- After 44 years, the Salvation Army has dropped its "Golden Diners" program for seniors in the northwest suburbs. The Salvation Army has been serving several hundred people -- most of them with home-delivered meals -- five days a week, in Kane and McHenry counties. That "Golden...
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I 290 Crash
Traffic Cam
March 01, 2018 - 3:24 pm
ELMHURST (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- All lanes of the inbound Interstate 290 were still shut down Thursday night because of a fatal crash in the afternoon near west suburban Elmhurst. A fire broke out after three semi-trucks and four passenger vehicles crashed shortly before 2 p.m. in the eastbound lanes...
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