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14 Years After Their Disappearance, Family Of Tionda, Diamond Bradley Continues To Hold Vigils

It has been 14 years since the disappearance of the two Bradley sisters – and today their great aunt is talking about why the family is still holding prayer vigils on the anniversary, year after year.

07/06/2015

The Villa Taj mansion in Burr Ridge. (Credit: Courtesy Villa Taj website)

Man Charged With Trespassing At Burr Ridge Mansion For Second Time

A Lombard man has been caught trespassing at a Burr Ridge mansion for the second time, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/06/2015

Emanuel visits with teenagers working on sprucing up infrastructure as part of summer jobs program. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel: Violent Weekend Not A Sign That Anti-Violent Strategies Are Failing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police are doing all they can to quell violence on the streets, but the problem requires having fewer guns on the streets and more moral values in the homes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/06/2015

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Chicago Area Politicians Call For More Money To Implement Positive Train Control

Chicago area political leaders are urging Washington to spend more money to increase train safety, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.

07/06/2015

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Attorney For Father Of Murdered 7-Year-Old Accuses Supt. McCarthy Of Being A ‘Bully’

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is being accused of bullying, by the attorney for the father of the seven-year-old boy killed on the 4th of July.

07/06/2015

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Sen. Kirk Pushing To Maintain Funding For Grants Promoting Interest In Space, Science

Senator Mark Kirk says President Barack Obama wanted to cut, by a third, the Space Grant Program that funds research, education and service projects designed to promote an interest in space and the sciences.

07/06/2015

Chicago police officers interact with children in the North Lawndale neighborhood, as part of the department's focus on community policing. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Encouraged By Heightened Police Presence

Most of us have heard of “community policing,” the strategy of having more interaction between police officers and the people living and working in the neighborhoods they patrol. This weekend, CBS 2 got an up close look at how that strategy is working on a block in North Lawndale.

07/06/2015

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Plaque Honors Man Who Died Saving Trapped Parachutist 85 Years Ago

A new commemoration along Illinois’ historic Route 66 has been unveiled today and it tells quite a story, reports WBBM’s Dave Berner.

07/06/2015

A Chicago police officer searches for evidence after a teenager was shot and killed in Hadiya Pendleton Park on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Young Man Wants To Leave Chicago After Escaping Deadly Shooting At Hadiya Pendleton Park

A man who narrowly escaped injury in a shooting that killed a teenager at a park dedicated to non-violence said the experience has changed his life.

07/06/2015

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Behind The Plate: Ted Butterman And The Cubs Dixieland Band

In their 34th year, the band has become as much a staple at Cubs games as hot dogs and Old Style.

07/06/2015

A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Man Critically Injured In Fall At Grateful Dead Concert

A man attending the final Grateful Dead concert was critically injured Sunday night, when he fell from a railing at Soldier Field.

07/06/2015

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Hot And Muggy Afternoon Ahead Of Stormy Evening

It will be a hot and humid start to the week, but a storm front will cool things down significantly Monday night, and temperatures should stay mild the rest of the week.

07/06/2015

A general view of atmosphere during Fare Thee Well, A Tribute To The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field on July 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

Grateful Dead Shows Shatter Record For Soldier Field Ticket Sales

The long strange trip is over for The Grateful Dead, and their farewell shows have gone down in the record books as by far the most popular concerts in Soldier Field history.

07/06/2015

Amari Brown (courtesy: family)

Supt. McCarthy: Slain Boy’s Dad A ‘Ranking’ Gang Member, Not Cooperating With Authorities

Amari Brown, 7, was fatally shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood after watching fireworks with family members.

07/05/2015

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JRW Continues To Inspire Inner-City Baseball Players

One year after the Jackie Robinson West team’s triumph — followed by the eventual downfall — many inner-city Chicago baseball players continue to gather inspiration from the South Side youngsters.

07/05/2015

Grateful Dead fans Robert and Julia McKenna. (Credit: CBS)

After Tickets Never Arrived, Couple Celebrating Anniversary Still Get To See Grateful Dead Show

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli has the story of one Tennessee couple’s long, strange trip to the front of the stage.

07/04/2015

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Thousands Pack Navy Pier Ahead Of Fireworks Show

CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross has more on that celebration and some of the safety measures involved.

07/04/2015

Fans Celebrate House Music At Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic

As the nation celebrates its independence, the Chosen Few DJs are again hosting the Chosen Few Picnic Weekend, a house music festival celebrating Chicago’s homegrown dance genre, through Sunday.

07/04/2015

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

American Flag Part Of Downstate Man’s Life Work

As America celebrates the Fourth of July, the flag flies from front porches coast-to-coast and for one man from downstate Illinois, that symbol of freedom has become part of his life’s work, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/04/2015