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Tree On Tracks Halts Metra Electric Trains On Far South SideJust after 5 a.m., trains in both directions were halted at State Street near 121st Street because of a tree that fell across the tracks, according to Metra.
Missing Girl Last Seen Saturday In South ChicagoSummer Cravens was last seen about 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of South Colfax, police said.
Man With Machete Targeting Women In ‘High-Risk Activities’A man attacked a woman with a machete after she got into his minivan early Sunday in West Humboldt Park, and Chicago Police say he might be targeting other women engaging in “high-risk activities.”
Strong Storms Leave Damage, Cause Delays On TransitA line of severe storms, with strong winds and torrential rainfall, swept into Chicago on Sunday evening.
Cross Country Cyclists Bring 'Ability Experience' Mission To NorthbrookCross country riders from the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are trading in their bikes for wheelchairs this week in Northbrook.
Winnetka Soaked, Residents Hit By Flooded BasementsThe Village of Winnetka was hit with about five inches of rain during a six-hour period, causing some widespread flash flooding.


Clinton, Kaine Debut As Democratic Ticket In FloridaHillary Clinton joined the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week's Democratic National Convention.
Kirk Calls For Debate In Spanish With Challenger DuckworthCBS 2 Special Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the Republican incumbent about his tough bid for re-election.
Trump Chides Chicago For Volume Of ShootingsTrump blamed Obama for what he characterized as a spike in violence across the country since the Democrat took office.
#RNCinCLE: Live Blog From The GOP Convention In ClevelandFollow developments at the GOP Convention from anchors, reporters and producers in CBS local media markets, including Rob Johnson and Ed Marshall of CBS 2 and WBBM-Newsradio's Craig Dellimore.
Kinzinger Still Has Doubts About Trump, But Says GOP Needs To UniteCongressman Adam Kinzinger might still have some doubts about Republican nominee Donald Trump, but he brought a message of party unity to Illinois delegates at the Republican National Convention.
Judge Blocks Illinois Redistricting Plan From BallotA voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge determined Wednesday.


Made In Chicago: Chicago Dance TherapyIt's a Friday morning at The Brookdale Senior Living Center in Lincoln Park. About a dozen seniors gather for their weekly dance therapy program.
Jeep Moving Cherokee Assembly Line To Rockford AreaMoving the Cherokee will bring 300 jobs and a $350 million expansion in Belvidere, Illinois.
Call To Invest In Black-Owned Banks Gains Traction In ChicagoCBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at an economic movement to empower the black community.
After The Bell: Stocks Surge After Solid Jobs ReportThe S&P 500 gained 32, the NASDAQ added 80 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up over 250 points, settling to 18,146.
Financial Heartburn Continues Over 'Brexit'CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with experts in Chicago.
Boeing Signs Historic Sales Agreement With Iran AirBoeing Co. said Tuesday it signed an agreement with Iran Air "expressing the airline's intent" to buy its aircraft, setting up the biggest business deal between the Islamic Republic and America since the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran.


Live Version Of 'School House Rock' Comes To ChicagoNow, the fun and catchy tunes are being performed on the stage -- this time with a modern twist. WBBM's Lisa Fielding reports.
First Lady, James Corden Hit The Road For 'Carpool Karaoke'It was a musical joyride for Michelle Obama as she joined James Corden for a "Carpool Karaoke" session that aired Wednesday on the late-night host's CBS show.
First Lady's 'Carpool Karaoke' Video Airing TonightMichelle Obama's "Carpool Karaoke" joyride with James Corden will air Wednesday on the late-night host's CBS show.
'Pokémon Go' Players Not Welcome At Illinois National Guard FacilitiesGuard officials said several players have appeared at the gates of Illinois National Guard facilities and training centers asking for access.
Lumberjack Athletes Compete In 'Timbersports' EventCBS 2's Vince Gerasole introduces us to the lumberjacks sharpening their axes for a national competition in Tinley Park.
Girl Hit By Car While Playing 'Pokémon Go,' One 'Pokestop' Is Home To Sex OffendersStories about mishaps and odd circumstances have begun surfacing since the digital game has exploded.


2 Investigators: Boy At Summer Camp Gets 2nd-Degree SunburnCounselors neglected to ensure Danny Greco was covered with enough sun block. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Made In Chicago: Chicago Dance TherapyIt's a Friday morning at The Brookdale Senior Living Center in Lincoln Park. About a dozen seniors gather for their weekly dance therapy program.
Organization Sends Gift Bags To Cancer PatientsThe organization Lemons of Love knows what items may help chemo patients. CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports.
Zika Fears Affecting Destination Wedding And Honeymoon PlansTrip planner Amy Seng says a third of her business has been affected by fears of the disease.
VIDEO: Easy Workouts For The Workplace And HomeWith summer in full swing, many of us are trying to lose weight and get in shape; but between work, family, and all your summer activities, finding time to work out can be a challenge. Fitness expert Stephanie mansour has some easy ways to exercise at work and at home.
Rabid Bat Flies Up Woman's Blouse, Bites Her On The NeckIt was in the Will County village of Crete. A woman was cleaning her pool. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.


Players Should Use Caution With Popular 'Pokemon Go' AppOnly days since its launch, one app is being called a cultural phenomenon.
Cook County Unveils Upgraded Government WebsiteCook County has made a major upgrade to its official government website, and officials said it’s truly user-friendly now.
Lawmakers To Discuss Cybersecurity Threats At Chicago HearingIn a series of hearings, members of Congress want to hear how government and the private sector can work together to ward off cyber threats.
Naperville Gets FAA Approval To Deploy DroneNaperville Fire Department Division Chief Andy Dina said the drone will have many uses besides giving crews a better vantage point while fighting fires.
Sick Of Remembering All Those Passwords? Try A Password ManagerIf you’re becoming increasingly frustrated over the number of passwords you have to keep track in your life, an Internet security expert has some suggestions.
MSI Exhibit Shines Light On Secretive Government Research AgencyThe Museum of Science and Industry has opened a new exhibit offering a rare glimpse inside the secretive government agency behind technological breakthroughs that helped give us the internet and GPS technology.

CBS National News

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CBS World News

Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up outside German music festival
At least 14 killed in suicide blast north of Baghdad
Report: Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists
United Nations: In Afghanistan, children bear brunt of war

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