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Thieves used a crowbar to pry open the door of Moncler on Oak Street, then made off with an undisclosed amount of merchandise. (Credit: CBS)

Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit Gold Coast Clothing Store

Around 5 a.m., thieves used a crowbar to pry their way inside Moncler, at 33 E. Oak St., and then smashed glass display cases to get to the valuables inside.

04/17/2015

Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Story Of Kris(Bryant)mas

Great expectations surround Kris Bryant.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2015

Britt-McHenry

ESPN’s Britt McHenry Insults Tow Company Employee, Suspended

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — This week a video surfaced of ESPN reporter Britt McHenry berating a tow company employee. During the short clip, McHenry let the insults fly: “Maybe if I was missing some teeth […]

04/17/2015

Jackie Kazarian poses in front of her painting "Armenia," marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.  (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Chicago Artist Draws On Family History In Painting To Mark 1915 Armenian Genocide

Jackie Kazarian’s painting is called “Armenia.” Her grandmothers survived the Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks; in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in what is now part of Turkey, but which used to be part of Armenia.

04/17/2015

Veronica Fuentes (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged With Lying About Attack, Abduction

A 39-year-old woman has been charged with filing a false police report, after allegedly lying about being attacked and kidnapped outside a CTA train station on the West Side.

04/17/2015

A Chicago Police SUV flipped on its roof, after a collision with a black sedan (inset) in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Two Police Officers, Three Civilians Hurt In West Side Crash

A police squad SUV was heading north on Homan Avenue when it was struck by a black car heading west on Congress Parkway, police said. The crash caused the SUV to flip onto its roof.

04/17/2015

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley receives an award for his efforts to beautify the city. (CBS)

Architecture Group Honors Former Mayor Daley

Away from the microphone, it was vintage Daley — laughing heartily and often shaking hands, posing for photos and moving with ease through the room.

04/16/2015

An incense product that some young people are inhaling can have serious effects, officials warn. (CBS)

Feds File Charges In Wake Of Synthetic-Drug Death

(CBS) — Federal authorities are going after the owner of a Chicago-area smoke shop where synthetic drugs were sold. A local teen was killed after using drugs sold under the name iAroma, a form of […]

04/16/2015

Handcuffs

Chicago Part Of Marshal’s Dragnet That Rounds Up Thousands Of Fugitives

The U.S. Marshal’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force spearheaded the local operation and was responsible for 477 felony fugitive arrests in three states: Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.

04/16/2015

Spike Lee.   (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Father Pfleger Tells Spike Lee Critics That Violence Is The Problem, Not Film Title ‘Chiraq’

Lee plans to set his movie Englewood, one of several violence-plagued neighborhoods that earned the nickname “Chiraq.”

04/16/2015

Empty Classroom

CPS Critics: School Officials Ignored Red Flags Over No-Bid Contract

Chicago schools chief Barbara Byrd Bennett has a relationship with SUPES Academy and its founder, Gary Solomon, that goes back many years. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/16/2015

A woman tells police she was grabbed outside this CTA station over the weekend and held against her will for three days. (CBS)

Police: Story Of Kidnapping Outside CTA Station Is A Hoax

The purported victim told police she was hit in the head by a man around 8:45 a.m. Saturday outside the Pink Line Pulaski station. She said she had been dragged into an abandoned building and kept there for three days.

04/16/2015

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Cloud Over Chicago Schools Boss Reflects Larger Ethical Problems, Union Says

Barbara Byrd Bennett’s salary from CPS hasn’t been her only source of income, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

04/16/2015

A woman repeatedly poked Lenny Mordarski's arm with a pen because he was snoring on a Southwest Airlines flight. The woman was removed from the plane. (Credit: Michael Sutton/Twitter)

Woman ‘Stabs’ Man With Pen For Snoring Too Loud On Plane

A Southwest Airlines plane was forced to return to Midway Airport this afternoon after a disturbance on board.

04/16/2015

Ricky Chiles (Credit: U.S. Marshals Service)

Suspect In Milwaukee Double Murder Commits Suicide In Lyons

The U.S. Marshals Service, along with the Chicago Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit, located Ricky Chiles in Lyons, where he took his own life, according to Chicago Police and the marshals service.

04/16/2015

(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

NIU Using “Game Of Thrones” To Teach About Media And History

Some might hear about a class on “Game of Thrones” and think it’s just a time to sit around talking about TV, but NIU professor Jeff Chown said students have to think.

04/16/2015

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

County Commissioner Wants Sheriff’s Police To Help CPD Patrol West Side

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-Oak Park) has written a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking him to allow the Sheriff’s Department deploy additional officers on the streets of the Austin neighborhood.

04/16/2015

Work crews have hauled hundreds of tons of debris from Fairdale in the week after a deadly tornado, but said cleanup likely will last another week or so. (Credit: CBS)

Recovery Moving Forward After Fairdale Tornado, But Much More Work Ahead

A week after a deadly tornado devastated the small town of Fairdale, there already have been signs of major progress, but lots more work is needed as survivors recover from the storm.

04/16/2015

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Spring Weather Also Means Return Of Skunk Season

The smells of rain and fresh grass aren’t the only signs of spring. The strong aroma of skunk is frequently in the air.

04/16/2015