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Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze in North Lawndale on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Fire Extinguished In North Lawndale

Chicago firefighters spent several hours Tuesday morning putting out a stubborn fire in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

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2 Investigators: China Floods U.S. With Near-Perfect Fake Driver’s Licenses

2 Investigator Dave Savini reports these bogus licenses are being sold online and could pose a risk to homeland security.


Tired Teens

Expert Reveals Biggest Concern About Youngsters And Social Media

CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy speaks with an expert who says parents may be missing the biggest concern facing teens and preteens today.



Two Neighborhoods Rattled By Sex Assaults

Women walking in two Chicago neighborhoods are taking each step with more caution after two sexual assaults that happened a week ago Sunday. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New Archbishop Not Sure He’ll Live In Church’s Mansion

In Spokane, Wash., where he’s bishop, Blase Cupich lives in a modest one-bedroom apartment in a seminary.


Suburban police practice responding to an "active shooter" scenario. (CBS)

Suburban Police Practice ‘Active Shooter’ Response

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes us inside potentially life-saving training.


Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich talks with CBS 2's Jay Levine in Cupich's hometown of Omaha, Neb. (CBS)

New Archbishop Draws Line In Sand Against Church Hardliners

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there as Blase Cupich, who will be installed in Chicago in November, shared the good news with his hometown.


The standoff ended peacefully and the two kids and two dogs were unharmed. (Credit: CBS)

Man Taken Into Custody, Two Kids Safe After Hostage Situation On Cicero Avenue

A man holding two children inside a semi-truck on Cicero Avenue has been taken into custody following a standoff with police from Chicago and Bedford Park Monday afternoon.


Crestwood Water Tower

Application For Strip Club In Crestwood Withdrawn

Strong opposition appears to have torpedoed plans for a strip club in southwest suburban Crestwood, reports WBBM’s John Waelti.


Bruce Rauner (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

African-American Ministers Endorse Rauner

Republican Bruce Rauner stopped by MacArthur’s restaurant on the west side to pick up an endorsement from African-American ministers in his run for governor.


The Chicago Lock separates the darker water of the Chicago River -- and the untreated sewage it carries -- from the lighter-colored water of Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Business Leaders Call For Upgrading Locks, Dams On Illinois Waterways

A boatload of business, farm and political leaders say Illinois locks and dams need boatloads of money for maintenance and upgrading, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


Artist rendering of what the new 95th Street Station will look like. (Credit: city of Chicago)

CTA Breaks Ground On New 95th Street Red Line, Bus Terminal

CTA and elected officials have officially broken ground on the sprawling new 95th street terminal planned for the Red line, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.



Millenium Musings: I Don’t Want Kids

By Heather Sadusky CHICAGO (CBS) — I’m a Millennial who does not want kids. Every time the topic comes up, people are shocked by my lack of interest. Family and peers are astonished that I don’t want […]


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Offering Advice To Avoid Becoming Identity Theft Victim

On the heels of Home Depot’s announcement last week of the biggest retail credit breach in history, the Illinois Attorney General is out in the southwest suburbs today talking about identity theft.


Aron, a Plainfield police dog. (Credit: Plainfield Police Department)

Plainfield Mourning Loss Of Police Dog

The Plainfield Police Department is mourning one of its own as a police dog died suddenly at the end of his shift yesterday.


Another ‘Smash & Grab” At High-End Boutique

Thieves who smashed a front door of a luxury boutique got away with a huge haul this morning.



Mentally Disabled Glen Ellyn Woman Found Safe

Police in Glen Ellyn are searching for a young woman who’s mentally disabled and wandered away from home yesterday.


(Credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Dead, 30 Others Wounded In Chicago Shootings Over Weekend

Two people were killed and at least 29 others — including a 12-year-old boy — were wounded in weekend shootings across the city.



Grand Jury Indicts Geneva Man In Wife’s Death

A grand jury has indicted Shadwick King on two counts of murder in the July death of his wife in west suburban Geneva, the Elgin Courier News is reporting.