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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Spar Over Obama Presidential Library Bid

The second phase of Chicago’s mayoral campaign is underway with the two sides battling it out over the proposed Obama Presidential Library.

03/01/2015

Police surveillance photos of the suspect. (Credit: Chicago police)

Police Release Surveillance Photos Of Suspect In Shooting Of Teen

Chicago Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the shooting of a teen boy last month.

03/01/2015

Vince Vaughn participates in the Chicago Polar Plunge 2015 at North Avenue Beach on March 1, 2015 . (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Vince Vaughn, Lady Gaga Take Part In Polar Plunge

Thousands of people took a dip in icy Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

03/01/2015

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Frigid February Ties Cold Record

The Chicago area received a light amount of snow Saturday and the frigid temperatures helped set a record for February.

03/01/2015

Frederick Taylor (Cook County Sheriff)

Third Suspect Charged In Armed Robbery, Shooting Of Pizza Driver

Frederick Taylor, 23, is believed to be the last offender to be rounded up in the Oct. 25 shooting of a pizza-delivery driver, near 141st and Indiana. The trio allegedly ambushed the victim and robbed him before one of them shot the driver three times as he tried to flee.

02/28/2015

The Chicago Police Department's Homan Square facility.  (Credit: CBS)

Protestors Demand Chicago Police Close Homan Square Facility

Accusations by a British newspaper of brutality at a West Side Chicago police facility prompted about 75 to protest and demand its closure, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

02/28/2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. (Credit: CBS)

Chuy Garcia Calls For Higher Pay For Health Care Workers, More Police Officers

In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke Saturday in favor of higher pay for home health care workers and committed himself to work toward a $15 an hour floor salary.

02/28/2015

Cloud. (Credit: Midwest Animal Rescue & Services Facebook)

Owner Of Missing Dog Admits To Making Up Story That It Was Stolen

A Chicago veterinarian who said earlier this week that the puppy she had just adopted from a rescue organization in Minnesota was stolen from her car right in front of her is now admitting it was not true and she says she’s sorry, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/28/2015

Rachel Galbreath. (Credit: Justice for Rachel Galbreath Facebook page.)

Family Urges Public To Help Find Daughter’s Killer

Rachel Galbreath was found beaten to death inside her South Holland home on May 9 of last year.

02/28/2015

weather

Temps Warm Up But Snow On The Way

After a cold morning, temperatures are expected to climb Saturday to a high of 24 degrees.

02/28/2015

Police chase a motorist in Indiana late Friday near Michigan City, Ind. (CBS)

Man In Custody After Police Chase Starting In Western Suburbs Ends In Indiana

A Wisconsin man who allegedly fired a gun inside a drug store in Broadview Friday night led police on a chase through two states, causing major traffic tie-ups before it was over, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/27/2015

State Rep. Deb Mell (Source: Facebook)

Mell Clings To Two-Vote Edge, Runoff Less Likely In 33rd Ward

A city election official says it isn’t over. There are still absentee and provisional ballots to be counted with the final tally to be announced March 11 or 12.

02/27/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Competing Endorsements Roll In For Emanuel, Garcia

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes of the Chicago mayoral race.

02/27/2015

Someone You Should Know (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Jacqueline Hayes, Founder Of Chicago Help Initiative

The organization she started provides blood pressure checks, along with mental health services, employment and literacy support, among other services. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

02/27/2015

Designer Michelle Bastock discusses the debate over the colors of the dress she created. (CBS)

Black And Blue? Gold And White? ‘The Dress’ Riddle Explained

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has the science behind this optical illusion.

02/27/2015

A South Chicago resident's car is stuck in ice. (CBS/Roseanne Tellez)

City Crews Get Icy Reception After Water Leak Freezes Block

Residents of an ice-encased block in a South Side neighborhood say their calls to the city went unanswered until CBS 2 began making inquiries.

02/27/2015

Brian D. Smith (Will County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors: Teacher Traded Academic Help For Sex With Student

Brian D. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $600,000, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.

02/27/2015

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

Advocate For Elected Chicago School Board: Time Is Ripe

hose who want to see an elected Board of Education in Chicago say this week’s overwhelming referendum vote in favor of the idea may be symbolic, but it’s a real boost, too.

02/27/2015

Former governor Pat Quinn speaks to reporters after attending a forum at Loyola University School of Law on Friday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Quinn Slams Rauner Budget Plan As “Worst I’ve Ever Seen”

For the first time since leaving office, former Gov. Pat Quinn was back in the public eye, and he pulled no punches regarding his successor’s budget plans.

02/27/2015