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Henry Bailey (Credit: Puissant Productions)

One Dead, One Wounded In Richton Park Shooting

The co-star of a Chicago-based web series was shot and killed Wednesday night in south suburban Richton Park.

10/22/2014

Kristine Williams with her father Bruce on Thanksgiving in 2012. (Family provided photo)

Father Of Gary Murder Victim Says Pain Will Continue Even If Suspected Killer Gets Death Penalty

As the search for more bodies continues– the families of the identified victims are trying to work through their grief.

10/22/2014

beating bus

2 Investigators: Video Shows Kid Get Beat On Way To School While Driver Does Nothing

Video showing a 13-year-old being beaten on his way to school has surfaced and the boy’s outraged parents say school officials put him in danger. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has their story in this Original Report.

10/22/2014

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Left) and State Senator Jim Oberweis (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Oberweis Square Off In Only Televised Debate

Senator Dick Durbin and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis squared off in their only televised debate. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says there was one recurring theme.

10/22/2014

Steven  Podkulski (Credit: illinois Department of Corrections.)

Man Charged For 2002 Murder Of Bedford Park Public Storage Employee

WBBM has learned there’s been an arrest in a murder from 2002: the stabbing death of a Public Storage employee in Bedford Park.

10/22/2014

Hobart first responders in a training session to prepare to handle Ebola. (Credit: CBS)

Hobart Training First Responders To Handle Ebola

Before patients make it to an emergency room they may have contact with a first responder. So how are they preparing?

10/22/2014

Oliver McCracken Middle School. (Credit: CBS)

Class Canceled For Second Day At Skokie School Over Instagram Posts

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports while we don’t know the nature of those Instagram posts, Skokie Police are taking then so seriously they’re asking federal agents to join the investigation.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

2 Investigators: Details On Suspected Serial Killer’s Military Service Released

CBS 2 has obtained some new details today from Darren Vann’s official military personnel file, from 1991 until his departure 19 months later.

10/22/2014

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Still No Resolution In Waukegan As Teachers Strike Takes Toll On Community

17,000 students in the Waukegan area are on extended vacation because of teachers strike that’s almost three weeks old. Both sides resumed negotiations Wednesday at noon, the school district said in a press release.

10/22/2014

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

Archbishop Cupich Choosing To Live In Holy Name Rectory, Not Cardinal’s Mansion

In a break with tradition, Archbishop Blase Cupich announced he will not be moving into the Cardinal’s residence and instead will live in the Holy Name Cathedral rectory.

10/22/2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Sun-Times Reporter Quits; Blasts Paper’s Boss, Rauner Campaign Tactics

A top political reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times resigned on Wednesday, and pointedly accused Bruce Rauner’s campaign aides of intimidation and interference with his reporting and called into question the newspaper’s independence

10/22/2014

Anith Jones, one of at least seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend. (Credit: Gary Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Second Woman’s Murder

Wednesday afternoon, 43-year-old Darren Vann was charged with strangling 35-year-old Anith Jones, whose body was among six found in vacant buildings in Gary, Indiana, over the weekend.

10/22/2014

Ebola screening at O'Hare. (Credit: U.S. Customs)

Emanuel Applauds Response To Sick Travelers From Liberia

As federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.

10/22/2014

Members of the Chicago Light Brigade protest outside Chicago Public Schools headquarters, claiming the district took five years to begin cleaning up lead-based paint contamination at Gale Elementary Community Academy. (Credit: Twitter/@ChiLightBrigade)

Protesters Claim CPS Ignored Lead Paint For 5 Years At Rogers Park School

A dozen school activists paraded outside a Chicago Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, protesting what they said has been a five-year delay in cleaning up toxic lead paint from a Rogers Park elementary school.

10/22/2014

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PhotoMath: App Solves Problems Using Your Phone Camera

For all the parents who have been forced to reach back into the deep recesses of their brains to help their children with pre-Algebra, there is now salvation.

10/22/2014

Capsoles are designed to fit  the eyelets of Chuck Tayorls. (Credit: Capsole)

Capsoles: Customizing Your Chuck Taylors In A Snap

There was once a time when Chuck Taylors came in white and one would play basketball in them.

10/22/2014

Chicago City Council Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan

Top Alderman Mocks Inspector General For Suing Council; ‘He’s Just Full Of Molasses’

Budget Committee Chairwoman Carrie Austin (34th) said she doesn’t understand how Khan can sue the city for more money in his budget, blaming him for running out of money to fund his investigations.

10/22/2014

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Morton Grove Recruiting Dog Walkers To Help Fight Crime

Morton Grove is the latest Chicago suburb to join a national program that trains people to take a bite out of crime while they’re walking their dogs, WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports.

10/22/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School on Thursday, after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Talks Continue Wednesday Amid Waukegan Teachers’ Strike

For much of the day Tuesday, Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 chief negotiator Tony Ficarelli said he believed that progress was being made in talks with the Lake County Federation of Teachers, but in the end it proved to be a mirage.

10/22/2014