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Santa and Mrs. Claus at Macy's to pick up gifts for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's Operation Santa. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Chicago Police Deliver Gifts To Kids Of Fallen, Wounded Officers

A Chicago Police motorcade is accompanying Santa this weekend, traversing the city and suburbs to bring some joy to police families that could use some.

12/20/2014

A house fire in Robbins. (Credit: Captured News)

Two Firefighters Hurt In Robbins Home Fire

Two firefighters needed medical attention after trying to extinguish a building fire in south suburban Robbins.

12/20/2014

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers wears an 'I Can't Breathe' shirt during warmups before his game against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at the Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in New York City (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Waukegan Woman Attempts To Trademark The Phrase ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Those three words have become a rallying cry for protests across the country. A north suburban woman says those words should belong to her, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

12/19/2014

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Laptop With Patient Data Stolen From Northwestern Healthcare Employee

The health system said the laptop was in an employee’s vehicle that was stolen Oct. 21. It contained the health information of about 2,800 patients.

12/19/2014

Rita Jeptoo. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Women’s Champ Suspected Of Doping

Rita Jeptoo called herself the “Queen of Chicago” after winning her second straight Chicago title in October.

12/19/2014

Police have released this surveillance image in connection with a Wednesday attack in Logan Square. (Chicago Police)

Armed Robber Attacks Woman In Logan Square: Police

Chicago police have released a surveillance image from the attempted robbery and rape from early Wednesday.

12/19/2014

People's Music School (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: People’s Music School

You rarely get something for free. But in one Chicago community, volunteers and supporters are giving young children the valuable lesson of music at no cost. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

12/19/2014

Christina Santiago (Facebook)

Widow Of Chicago Woman Gets Share Of $50M Settlement In Indiana Stage Collapse

The settlement is historic—not because of the size of the award but because of who’s receiving it, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

12/19/2014

It's been 50 years since Mai Martinez's father left Cuba as an 11-year-old boy. As a special Father's Day gift, she took him back. These are some of the images from that trip. (Credit: Mai Martinez)

Cuba Travel Restrictions Won’t Disappear Immediately

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at what you need to know before you go.

12/19/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cuts the ribbon at the opening of a new Chicago brewery. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Gets In One More Ribbon-Cutting Before Leaving The Country

The mayor’s re-election campaign also released polling information that shows the incumbent has an edge. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12/19/2014

Fertility Clinic

Millennial Musings: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

By Kevinisha Walker CHICAGO (CBS) — This past October, Facebook and Apple announced that they will cover egg freezing for their employees, a process that could cost between $10,000 and $20,000 per cycle. While I don’t have the option to […]

12/19/2014

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans (left) will swear in Jerry Stermer (right) as Illinois State Comptroller, succeeding the late Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer has been serving as Gov. Pat Quinn's chief of staff. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Appoints Top Aide Jerry Stermer As Topinka Successor

Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.

12/19/2014

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Study: City’s Red Light Camera Safety Claims Exaggerated

The Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown.

12/19/2014

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (background, in red) helps distribute some of the 15,000 turkeys and hams he is giving away to the needy this Christmas season. (Credit: CBS)

For 50th Year, Jesse White Gives Out Turkey, Ham To Needy For Christmas

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White was spreading some good cheer to thousands of senior citizens and other needy people around the city on Friday.

12/19/2014

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University Of Chicago Hospital Monitoring Child For Signs Of Ebola

Doctors at the University of Chicago Medical Center have been monitoring a child for possible symptoms of Ebola, after the child flew into O’Hare International Airport with a fever Thursday night.

12/19/2014

Debit cards replaced paper food stamp coupons in 2004. (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Watchdog: 2 Million Illinois Residents On Food Stamps Is “Extremely Embarrassing”

The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.

12/19/2014

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Orland Park Library Porn Policy An Issue In Board Election

Elections for library board members normally would not draw much attention, but they do when using free Internet to access pornography becomes a campaign issue.

12/19/2014

Brownie is a female German Shephard and Great Dane mix available for adoption at Cache Creek Animal Rescue, which is facing eviction from its facility in Joliet. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Joliet Animal Shelter Facing Eviction Just Before Christmas

Dogs rescued by a Joliet no-kill animal rescue group could be evicted in a matter of days, but the shelter and its supporters are fighting back.

12/19/2014

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Lesbian Police Officer Sues Markham For Discrimination

Officer Brittney Jackson’s complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. She alleged one officer asked her why she didn’t “give the men on the force a chance,” and claimed another told her, “You need to stop this ‘I’m gay’ mess.”

12/19/2014