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Cameron Pepera (courtesy: Thompson Middle School/Facebook)

St. Charles Middle School Athlete Dies After Running At Meet

Cameron Pepera had just started seventh grade. He was on the cross-country team.

09/03/2015

Dyett High School. (Credit: CBS)

Amid Controversy, CPS Announces Reopening Plan For Dyett High School

Protesters have said Dyett was the only open-enrollment high school for the nearby Kenwood, Oakland, and Bronzeville neighborhoods.

09/03/2015

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Police Raid Over Fake Twitter Account Costs Peoria $125,000

A battle over a fake Twitter account has cost the city of Peoria $125,000.

09/03/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Hundreds Of Bats Swarm Sky Above McHenry County Silo

A man in Lake in the Hills is intrigued, but slightly creeped out by his neighbors, and the colony of bats living in a silo right next door.

09/03/2015

Max Luna shared this photo of a black bear that climbed onto his back deck and pawed at the sliding glass door to the kitchen of his home in New Buffalo,  Michigan. (Credit: Max Luna)

Michigan Man Has Face-To-Face Encounter With Black Bear

A southwest Michigan man had a close encounter with a black bear earlier this week, when the bear wandered onto his porch just after dinner.

09/03/2015

James Borchering (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

West Chicago Man Charged With Child Pornography

The DuPage County Sheriff’s office said James Borchering was arrested after a raid at his West Chicago home. Police found evidence of child pornography on his computer.

09/03/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel To Seek $500M Property Tax Hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will seek a massive property tax hike later this month, as he seeks to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, and close a $750 million budget hole.

09/03/2015

Kristin Kiefer (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Police: Woman Lied About Sighting Of Suspects In Fox Lake Police Officer’s Murder

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for filing a false police report, after allegedly lying about seeing two of the three suspects in the killing of a Fox Lake police officer, prompting an intense search that lasted about five hours in neighboring Volo.

09/02/2015

Protesters stormed the stage at a budget forum Wednesday night. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Storm Stage At Emanuel Budget Forum

It was supposed to be a discussion about the new budget, but when the topic of Dyett High School closing came up, protesters marched toward the stage and the mayor

09/02/2015

Joshua Drinnon. (Credit: Illinois State Police).

Police Searching For Prisoner Who Escaped Transport Near Princeton, Ill.

Police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a transport vehicle downstate Wednesday afternoon.

09/02/2015

Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Hundreds Mourn Fallen Fox Lake Officer During Vigils

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports family and friends are remembering him as someone who was selfless.

09/02/2015

Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Timeline Leading To Death Of Fox Lake Officer Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

As the intensive investigation into the fatal shooting of a veteran Fox Lake police officer continues, authorities released the timeline surrounding Tuesday morning’s altercation with three suspects.

09/02/2015

Runners compete during the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Study Says Economic Impact Of 2014 Chicago Marathon Surpassed $250 Million

A study from the University of Illinois says last year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated an overall economic impact of $254 million.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2015

Diamond Bynum and King Walker

Gary Police Issue Silver Alert For Missing Woman, Toddler

Nearly six weeks after a developmentally disabled woman and her toddler nephew went missing, police in Gary, Indiana, have issued regional Silver Alert for the pair.

09/02/2015

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Emanuel Still Seeking Budget Solutions Ahead Of Second Town Hall Meeting

The mayor heard plenty of complaints at the first town hall meeting, but is also seeking suggestions for how to plug a $750 million hole in the budget.

09/02/2015

Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Resume Search For Suspects In Murder Of Fox Lake Officer

Police have suspended their active search for three suspects in the killing a Fox Lake police lieutenant known to many in the community as “G.I. Joe.,” but the investigation continues.

09/02/2015

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Will County Sets Record For Rabid Bat Cases

There have been 14 cases of rabid bats in Will County this year, surpassing last year’s record of 13.

09/02/2015

James Corden. (Credit: CBS)

James Corden On Late Late Show, Youtube Success

CBS 2’s Megan Glaros recently sat down with Corden in Los Angeles about his own success already both on CBS and on Youtube.

09/01/2015

Recent photo of an Asian predatory wasp (vespa velutina), a predator of honey bee hives, which has installed itself in several southrn regions of France.  (Photo credit should read JEAN HAXAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wasp, Scorpion Venom Could Help In Fighting Cancer, Researchers Say

When we hear scorpion or wasp, most of us cringe at the thought of getting stung and that painful–sometimes deadly– venom, but some researchers believe that venom can actually save lives by fighting cancer.

09/01/2015