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William "Dock" Walls (Supplied Photo)

Walls On Bid For Mayor: “We Work Harder Than The Other Candidates”

Cash-strapped mayoral hopeful William “Dock” Walls says his campaign is going strong, and getting stronger in race pitting four challengers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

01/23/2015

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Better Business Bureau Warns Of Sex Offender Database Scam

Consumer advocates were warning about a new email scam designed to trick you into sharing your sensitive personal information.

01/23/2015

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Zagat Top Restaurants In Chicago

The foodies have spoken: Zagat has released its top 50 restaurants in Chicago for 2014.

01/23/2015

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Snow To Return This Weekend

Though Friday and Saturday’s weather look pleasant and mild for this time of year, snow likely will start falling early Sunday morning.

01/23/2015

The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview was the target of violent threats posted on Facebook. Police and the FBI were investigating. (Credit: CBS)

Police Interview Two People Following Oline Rant Against Bridgeview Mosque

Bridgeview police were on high alert, and securing the Mosque Foundation on 93rd Street. Officers were keeping a close eye on people arriving for the Friday afternoon prayer service. Police and the FBI were taking the threats seriously, and while they know who is behind them, that man was not in custody Friday morning.

01/23/2015

Metra trains sit in a rail yard in Chicago on Jan. 6, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Metra Complaints Down Dramatically From Last Winter

A year ago, it seemed everyone who rode Metra was complaining about lousy service in the teeth of a bitterly cold and snowy winter. While there are still complaints this winter, they are far fewer than this time a year ago, when each day seemed to bring new emergencies.

01/23/2015

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RTA: Chicago Mass Transit Needs $36B In Infrastructure Upgrades Through 2025

A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.

01/23/2015

Customers line up at the Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston on Friday for a chance to buy one of five copies of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine targeted by terrorists in Paris. Only 300 copies of the latest edition of the magazine are available in the U.S. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Line Up For Chance To Buy A Copy Of Charlie Hebdo

A dozen copies of Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine at the center of a terrorist attack in Paris, were quickly snatched up Friday morning, but more were on the way next week.

01/23/2015

A homeless person (CBS)

City Conducts Homeless Count

The Department of Family and Support Services started the “point-in-time” count at 8 p.m. Thursday and was expected to wrap up overnight.

01/22/2015

Cathey Castro's dog, Skruffi (courtesy: Cathey Castro)

Dog Owner Recalls Horror Of SUV Running Over Her Pet

At least one dog died, leaving its owner searching for answers. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

01/22/2015

This mosque in Bridgeview was the subject of an online threat, an advocacy group says. (CBS)

Online Threat Posted Against South Suburban Mosque, Group Says

A south suburban mosque recently has been the target of threats posted on social media, a Chicago area Islamic advocacy organization says.

01/22/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Willie Wilson On Past Troubles: ‘My Laundry’s Out There’

Willie Wilson discusses his personal history — warts and all — with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

01/22/2015

Pilgrim Baptist Church burned to the ground on Jan. 6, 2006, after workers performing repairs accidentally sparked a fire. (Credit: CBS)

Community Asks: Why Hasn’t Historic South Side Church Been Rebuilt?

Pilgrim Baptist Church was destroyed by a fire nine years ago and has never been rebuilt, despite promises and financial pledges. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/22/2015

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Police: Children Stop Home Invasion, Sex Assault

A man who broke into a home and tried to sexually assault a woman fled after children interrupted the attack, police said.

01/22/2015

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FedEx Driver Robbed At Gunpoint, Truck Stolen In Englewood

A FedEx delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint and his truck stolen Thursday morning in Englewood.

01/22/2015

Doomsday Clock

‘Doomsday Clock': World Steps Closer To Annihilation

The world just inched a bit closer to total annihilation.

01/22/2015

Chicago Public Schools Logo

Chicago Public Schools: Makeup Days For January Closings

There is no such thing as a free snow/cold day.

01/22/2015

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Boy Fatally Stabs Brother In South Chicago Heights

Investigators tell WBBM they are leaning away from murder charges — at least at this point — against the unnamed youth, whom police say used a large kitchen knife to stab his brother, Larry Miles.

01/22/2015

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

University Of Chicago Researchers Examine Impact Of 2013 School Closings

According to the study, nearly all of the students – approximately 93 percent – ended up at a school with better academic ratings than their original school. One-fifth of the students whose schools were closed were transferred to top-tier schools.

01/22/2015