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Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Goes Into Effect TuesdayChicago's winter overnight parking ban will go into effect on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The ban affects parking on 107 miles of arterial streets and is enforced from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m. until March 31, 2016.
Despite State Budget Cuts, Boys & Girls Clubs Of Chicago Keeping STEM Programming GoingThe Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago is not letting state budget cuts take a bite out of its vital science and technology programs, reports WBBM’s Keith Johnson.
Suburban, Downstate Educators Say Funding Formula Unfair, But Change Unlikely Educators in the suburbs and downstate agree the state’s formula for doling out money for schools is unfair, but it might be had to change things in the midst of a financial crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
16-Year-Old Girl Missing From Southwest SideChicago Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 16-year-old girl missing from the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on the Southwest Side since Nov. 17.
Chicago Announces Expansion In Police Body Camera ProgramThe Chicago Police Department is expanding its body camera program into an additional six districts by the middle of 2016, the city announced Sunday morning in a press release.
Mostly Sunny Sunday For Chicago AreaThe Chicago area will see mostly sunny skies on Sunday with temperatures around normal.


McCarthy "Astounded" By Officers' Handling Of Protests; Not Resigning Over Laquan McDonald CasePolice Supt. Garry McCarthy praised Chicago's police force Friday for showing “remarkable” professionalism during several days of protests in the wake of the release of a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teen, and that officer being charged with murder.
Activists March On Magnificent Mile To Protest Laquan McDonald ShootingActivists shut down part of Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, and planned to march to Water Tower Place, to protest the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Black Aldermen Again Call For Ouster Of Police Supt. Garry McCarthyA day after the Emanuel administration released video of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, the City Council Black Caucus renewed its demand that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy resign or be fired.
Rauner Wants More Info From White House On Syrian RefugeesSpeaking publicly for the first time about his announcement Illinois would temporarily stop accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday declined to elaborate on how the state would block Syrian migrants from resettling here.
Mayor To Meet With Ministers As City Prepares To Release Video Of Fatal Police ShootingMayor Rahm Emanuel was meeting with community and religious leaders on Monday, to prepare for the backlash when a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager is made public.
Eileen Quinn, Mother Of Former Gov. Pat Quinn, Dies At 98Eileen Quinn, the mother of former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and a pillar of support for him during bruising campaigns, has died. She was 98.


Uber Cleared For Airport Pickups In ChicagoA ride-hailing giant whose investors include Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother was cleared for take-off Tuesday at Chicago airports — just in time to cash in on the Thanksgiving travel rush.
Lyft Gets Green Light To Pick Up At Airports, McCormick PlaceJust in time for the busy holiday travel season, a ride-hailing company has been given the green light to pick up passengers at Chicago’s airports and McCormick Place, the city announced Sunday.
Michael Jordan Settles With Dominicks, JewelNearly six years after the Chicago Bulls great sued the Jewel-Osco and Dominick’s grocery chains over a pair of congratulatory ads that used his name in a 2009 limited-edition issue of Sports Illustrated, Jordan has settled both cases and promised to hand the money over to local charities, his adviser said.
Plans For City's Third Tallest Building Get First ApprovalThe Wanda Vista Tower, the vision of Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, would be located in Lakeshore East, along the Chicago River, and would include a five-star 210-room hotel, and more than 400 condominiums, along with restaurant and retail amenities on the upper levels.
Tyson Closing Plants In Chicago And WisconsinTyson Foods said in a statement Thursday the closures are due to changing product needs, the age of both facilities and prohibitive costs of renovations, as well as the distance of the Chicago plant from its raw material suppliers.
Tyson Chicago Plant Closing, Taking 500 JobsAnother 400 positions will be lost at the company's Jefferson, Wisc. plant.


Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari Welcome Daughter, Saylor, Into WorldIt's the couple's third child.
Stephen Colbert Returns To Host 'The Kennedy Center Honors'Stephen Colbert returns to host "The 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 29 on CBS.
CBS Drama 'Code Black' Welcomes Cast From 'The Lion King'The medical drama CBS' "Code Black" gets a dose of Broadway magic this week when cast members from "The Lion King" — and one memorable Mufasa — end up in the emergency room.
Here's Why You Can't Stream Adele's '25'For the time being, "25" will not be available for streaming on Spotify, Pandora or any of the other similar services.
Adam Sandler Performs An Updated Version Of 'The Chanukah Song'Sandler calls out Drake, Adam Levine and Geddy Lee in hilarious update to the nearly 20-year-old classic.
Charlie Sheen Expected To Address HIV RumorsDavid Ernesto Munar, CEO of Chicago's Howard Brown Health Center, says today with the right treatment HIV patients can live long lives.


Can Taking A Pill Make You Smarter?CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports some people think they’ve found it.
Health Officials Offer Food Safety Advice For ThanksgivingIf you want your Thanksgiving guests to be thankful they joined you for Thursday’s big meal, public health officials said you need to practice good food safety habits.
Heart Surgeon: Don't Overdo It With Snow-ShovelingAt least 18 people across the Chicago area died this past winter from causes related to shoveling snow last winter.
2 Investigators: Stem Cell Treatment A Miracle Cure -- Or Expensive Letdown?As CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports, desperate patients are willing to pay thousands of dollars.
Health Officials Report Shortage In FluMistCBS 2's Marissa Bailey explains why the flu mist may not be available for a while.
Illinois Begins Medical Marijuana SalesThe long wait for relief could be coming to an end for thousands of people who suffer from painful diseases or conditions, as medical marijuana sales were set to begin Monday at eight dispensaries across Illinois.


Ventra App Proves Popular With Transit Riders On Public DebutThe Ventra smart phone app is off to a fast start. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the first day it was available to the general public, more than 20,000 people had downloaded the free app and it was the #3 trending app at The App Store.
Orland Park Police Get OK To Use DroneThe Orland Park Police Department has announced it is the first municipal department in Illinois authorized to use a drone.
City Council Panel OKs Drone RestrictionsThe Aviation Committee hearing at City Hall could include a drone flying over the heads of aldermen and staffers as they discuss possible restrictions on recreational and hobby drone users.
State Sets Up Task Force To Recommend Drone Rules
CPS Bringing High-Speed Internet To Every ClassroomEvery classroom at the Chicago Public Schools should have broadband wireless Internet access by next school year, thanks to a $38 million federal grant announced Tuesday.
Chicago On Track To Have 4G Service In Subways By Year's EndWorkers have completed installation of 4G data coverage inside an initial section of Chicago's subway system.

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