Local News

Elephant Attraction In Grundy County Draws CriticismThe fairgrounds is the scene of an animal-rights debate. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
2 Investigators: Sued Cop's History Includes Firing 11 Bullets At Suicidal SuspectA federal judge is threatening the city of Chicago with sanctions for failing to turn over documents in the case of Chicago police officer Patrick Kelly.
Suspect Threatens To Lure Cops To Booby-Trapped Home, Police SayPolice said they acted after receiving a tip that the suspect told a worker at a local business that he wanted to lure police to his home with the intention of blowing them up.
Dog Retrieves Hand After Man Loses It In Firecracker ExplosionThe Chicago Fire Department says a 39-year-old man was injured in the 3900 block of North Austin by a firework equivalent to a half-stick of dynamite.
Production Army Precedes Guns N' Roses At Soldier FieldThe band's equipment fills 20 semi-tractor-trailer trucks.
Wild Parsnip Threat Overstated, Horticulture Expert SaysIf the sap from the yellow-flowering weed gets on your skin – and if you don't wash it off -- it can cause a rash and blisters when your skin is exposed to the sun. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.

Politics

With Budget Deal, State Can Finally Put Checks In Mail To LandlordsThe Illinois secretary of state's office is on average five or six months behind in rent for its DMVs. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
House, Senate Send Stopgap Budget To Gov. RaunerRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders negotiated the agreement to ensure schools open this fall and government services continue when the new fiscal year begins Friday.
Federal Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion LawU.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt released a ruling Thursday that grants the preliminary injunction sought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The law was to set to take effect Friday.
Two Firms Chosen To Design Obama LibraryThe Barack Obama Foundation has chosen a New York City architectural firm to lead the design of the Obama presidential library on the South Side, but a Chicago firm not among the initial seven finalists was also selected as a partner on the job.
Illinois Budget Deal Heading For House VoteThe state’s epic budget impasse could end Thursday, as lawmakers were expected to vote on a stopgap spending plan, and a full-year education funding deal allowing schools to open in fall.
After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In SpringfieldState lawmakers were holding their breath Wednesday night over a tentative deal to end the epic budget stalemate.

Business

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.
Made In Chicago: Lakeside Pride Music EnsemblesWBBM's Steve Miller sat in on a jazz orchestra rehearsal as they were preparing late additions to the Pride Week program -- pieces added because of what happened in Orlando.
Ebony, Jet Sold To Texas Equity FirmJohnson Publishing has reportedly sold its iconic Ebony and Jet magazines to a Texas private equity firm.
Yorkville Candy Plant To Make More SkittlesA southwest suburban candy plant will be able to make a lot more Skittles, thanks to 75 new employees and a massive expansion of its production lines.
McDonald's Moving Corporate Headquarters From Oak Brook To ChicagoMcDonald's is leaving its west suburban headquarters for a new location in Oprah Winfrey's old studio complex in the West Loop, the fast food giant confirmed Monday.

Entertainment

Production Army Precedes Guns N' Roses At Soldier FieldThe band's equipment fills 20 semi-tractor-trailer trucks.
Film Academy Invites 683 New Members To JoinSix months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization.
Celebrities Record Tribute To Nightclub VictimsCelebrities are paying tribute to the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub massacre in a video released by gay-advocacy group Human Rights Campaign.
Mayor Emanuel On Lucas Museum: 'It's Over'Mayor Emanuel says the people of Chicago are the ones who came out on the losing end of the fight over the Lucas Museum, now that exasperated filmmaker George Lucas is taking the project to California.
Lucas Museum Gives Up On Chicago Location, Moving To CaliforniaLucas Museum in Chicago is dead.
Chicago Police Looking For Sinead O'Connor, Who May Be DespondentThe singer famously went missing for a 24-hour period in May while staying at a home in Wilmette, and was later found safe.

Health

Wild Parsnip Threat Overstated, Horticulture Expert SaysIf the sap from the yellow-flowering weed gets on your skin – and if you don't wash it off -- it can cause a rash and blisters when your skin is exposed to the sun. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
Best Father's Day Gift Of All: A New Lease On LifeThis Father’s Day was one that a Homer Glen man is going to relish for the rest of his life. So will his family.
Dieting Apps Can Help People Lose Weight, Researchers ConcludeThe fine print: when the apps are combined with exercise and good nutrition. CBS 2's Erin Kennedy reports.
Cook County Judge Orders State To Add PTSD To Medical Marijuana ProgramThe ruling may help veterans with PTSD feel more comfortable trying marijuana to ease their symptoms and reduce their reliance on prescription drugs, said Michael Krawitz of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access.
Bullying, Excessive Internet Use Behind Spike In Teen SuicidesA study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found pathological internet use and bullying are behind suicide’s rise as a cause of death in 15- to 19-year olds.
More Chicago Cops Training To Handle The Mentally IllThe idea is to give officers skills that may head off the use of force. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.

Tech

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.
Recycling Center Upgrade Allows Surge In ProcessingA Chicago area recycling company is stepping up its recycling capabilities and plans to hire more people to do it.
Cleaner Skies: Boeing Designs Self-Sterilizing Jet BathroomsBoeing's new bathroom design uses ultraviolet light to clean the bathroom between uses. The Chicago-based company says the system will take three seconds to clean the toilet seat, sink and countertop in an unoccupied lavatory.

CBS National News

Tough Fla. abortion law blocked by federal judge at eleventh-hour
N.Y. man harrasses woman with bag of feces
Report: Apple considers Tidal takeover
6/30: Pentagon lifts ban on transgender service members; Scores of Muslims find home at D.C. church

CBS World News

6/30: Pentagon lifts ban on transgender service members; Scores of Muslims find home at D.C. church
​117-year-old woman dies hours after getting birth certificate
Mutilated body, pollution just some of Rio's Olympic woes
New details in Istanbul terror attack probe

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