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Some Chicago Residents Not Swayed By Street Repaving Promises

Crews are planning to repave 345 miles of roads as part of a promise from City Hall to fix streets plagued by potholes.

04/16/2014

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lieutenant Of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Being Held In Chicago

A top lieutenant of the drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ is being held in Chicago where he faces federal drug charges.

04/16/2014

Crews battle a house fire in the 11600 block of South Michigan Avenue on April 15, 2014. / Eric Clark For Sun Times Media Group

Two Cops Hailed as Heroes For Catching Boys From Burning Home

Two Chicago Police officers and a Good Samaritan are being hailed as heroes after catching two young boys jumping from a burning building.

04/16/2014

Satellite image of ice cover on the Great Lakes on April 15, 2014. Overall, nearly 39 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice as of April 15, including 62 percent of Lake Superior. (Credit: NOAA)

It’s Mid-April And Coast Guard Is Still Battling Thick Great Lakes Ice

Almost one month into spring, the U.S. Coast Guard is still breaking up ice around the Great Lakes.

04/16/2014

Red Line Train

First Phase Of Red/Purple Line Rebuild May Start In 2017

Starting as early as 2017, the CTA plans to rebuild four stations and replace track and elevated structures on the north part of the Red Line.

04/16/2014

State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. Smith’s Attorney: Taking Money Not Necessarily A Bribe

“One could certainly accept money as a public official without that acceptance of money being a bribe,” defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky said after Smith pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Wednesday.

04/16/2014

A police robot was used to investigate suspicious items on Lake Shore Drive. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Suspicious Package Checked

Chicago police shut down Lake Shore Drive on the North Side for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon as they investigated a suspicious package.

04/16/2014

Volunteers and officials with Prevent Child Abuse America passed out blue and white pinwheels -- the group's symbol -- as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month on April 16, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Child Abuse Prevention Group Hosts Pinwheel Garden At Navy Pier

Child abuse prevention advocates gathered in front of Navy Pier on Wednesday with an important message: everyone can help prevent child abuse.

04/16/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

By The Numbers: Problems For Illinois

What’s wrong with Illinois?

04/16/2014

Microbeads are used in many exfoliating body and facial cleansers, and in some whitening toothpaste brands, because of the tiny materials' abrasive qualities. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Move To Ban Microbeads Moves Forward Amid Phase-Out Agreements

Environmentalists, lawmakers and representatives of the cosmetics industry met at the Shedd Aquarium on Wednesday day to talk about an agreement to stop the use of “microbeads” in personal care products in Illinois.

04/16/2014

A monarch butterfly alights on a milkweed during the breeding process.  (Photo credit: SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

State Seeks Help Restoring Shrinking Monarch Butterfly Population

The monarch butterfly has been the state’s official insect for nearly 40 years , thanks to the lobbying efforts of a group of 3rd graders from Decatur. Chris Young, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said the butterfly’s numbers have dwindled since the mid-1990s.

04/16/2014

Marcus Lynch (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Lakeview Rape, Robbery

Marcus Lynch, of the 4700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, allegedly followed a 22-year-old woman from a gas station at the corner of Halsted and Addison streets, and into a nearby alley Tuesday afternoon.

04/16/2014

Lyons Police patch.  (Credit: Lyons Police Department Website)

Laid-Off Lyons Police Officers Speak Out

They lost their jobs last week when the near west suburb of Lyons took drastic measures to fight financial troubles.

04/15/2014

Crews battle a house fire in the 11600 block of South Michigan Avenue on April 15, 2014. (Photo Credit: Eric Clark For Sun Times Media Group)

7 Hurt In West Pullman Fire; Neighbors Help Rescue Kids

A fire in the West Pullman neighborhood injured seven people; including two firefighters, a police officer, and two children who jumped from a window to reach safety.

04/15/2014

Several people were injured in a pair of explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. (Credit: WBZ-TV)

One Year Later, Chicago Area Runners Remember Boston Bombings

One year ago, Mark Busiak was in Boston and on Tuesday, he stood outside Old St. Pat’s where bells marked the anniversary of the Boston tragedy.

04/15/2014

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Residents On Alert After Lakeview Sex Assault

Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was sexually assaulted in the 3500 block of North Halsted in Lakeview neighborhood Monday afternoon.

04/15/2014

Nahshon Shelton (Credit: Chicago Police)

Surveillance Video Shows Man Pull Out Submachine Gun In Store

A surveillance camera in the West Side store was rolling when the suspect pulled out a submachine gun.

04/15/2014

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: (FILES)This undated file photo shows US baseball star Jackie Robinson as he signs a then-record contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in New York. Robinson has been chosen to receive posthumously the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award Congress can bestow on a US civilian, 02 March 2005, for his accomplishments on the baseball diamond, as well as "his lifetime of breaking down barriers and his unending fight for justice," officials on Capitol Hill said in an earlier press release. US Senator John Kerry and US Representative Richard Neal, who co-sponsored legislation honoring Robinson, will be joined by the ballplayer's widow Rachel Robinson, US President George W. Bush and congressional leaders at the ceremony. Robinson broke baseball's "color line", becoming the first African American to play in the Major Leagues when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Officials in Congress said however that he is also being honored for his contributions to the broader struggle for civil rights.

Jerry Reinsdorf, Kenny Williams Speak To High Schoolers About Jackie Robinson

White Sox executives spoke to some Chicago high school athletes about bringing change as part of Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

04/15/2014

This baby Great Horned Owl was rescued after apparently falling from its nest in McHenry County. (Credit: Village of Bull Valley)

Baby Horned Owl Rescued In McHenry County

A baby Great Horned Owl that apparently fell out of its nest in McHenry County is now safe, thanks to a police officer in the village of Bull Valley.

04/15/2014