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Man Shot Along Eisenhower Expressway

A man was shot Friday morning while in traffic in the inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway.


Audrina Bigos

Audrina Bigos Joins CBS 2 As General Assignment Reporter

Audrina Bigos is joining CBS 2 Chicago [WBBM-TV] as a general assignment reporter, beginning August 24.


William Perry Super Bowl ring. (Credit: Heritage Auctions)

William Perry Super Bowl Ring Sells For Super Price

Chicago football icon William Perry’s Super Bowl ring sold for a super-sized price at auction on Thursday night.


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Man Shot To Death In Gary

A man was shot to death in northwest Indiana Thursday night.


A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Two Killed, 11 Wounded In Chicago Shootings

Thirteen people were shot — two fatally — across Chicago Thursday.


A rollover crash closed the outbound Eisenhower on Friday. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Traffic Snarl On Eisenhower After Fatal Rollover Crash

One person was killed early Friday in a single-vehicle, rollover crash on the Eisenhower Expressway, prompting all outbound lanes to be closed, fire officials said.


Richard Poethig and his wife, Eunice, had their credit card account compromised through a telephone scam. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fraudsters Can Steal Your Phone Number — And More — Through ‘Porting’

Legitimately used, it’s a convenient way to transfer your old phone number to a new phone and carrier or home. Illegitimately, it’s being used by identity thieves. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Charles Goodman. (Credit: Lake County (Ind.) Sheriff's Office.)

Church Bus Driver Charged In Fatal Crash Near Indianapolis

The crash killed 6-year-old Jacob Williams of Gary and sent 11 other people to hospitals.


Close up of bees on Jackson Street bridge. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Relax! Loop Honeybee Cluster Is Just A Non-Aggressive Royal Escort

These clumping critters are minding their own beeswax, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Budget Impasse Stops Flow Of Federal Cash To Some Workers, Aid Recipients

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on frozen funds – and the people impacted.


Minnie Hubbard's 8 1/2-year-old Schnauzer Winston recently battled canine flu; he's doing better. (CBS)

Dog Flu Returns To Chicago Region

Dog owners should not feel complacent. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Raquel Bolton shot this cell phone video of a woman yelling racial epithets at a Chicago beach. (YouTube/Raquel Bolton)

White Woman Splashed At Chicago Beach Gets Racial, Video Posted Online

A Plainfield mom says she found herself having a talk with her kids about racism after an ugly incident this week in Chicago.


A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Lions, Coyotes And Bears? Oh, My! Be Careful

With a cougar on the loose in Milwaukee, a bear hanging around Michigan City and a thriving coyote population in Chicago, wildlife experts say we can expect more of this kind of thing and that comes with a warning.


(credit: Brandon Sullivan/@BTSullivan 91 Twitter)

Chicago-Bound American Airlines Plane Slides Deployed At DFW Airport

Emergency slides were deployed from an American Airlines plane to evacuate more than 140 passengers and crew while parked at DFW Airport.


A lifeguard is caught on video apparently lying down on the job. (You Tube)

Lifeguard Whistleblower Upset About Incident At Beach

A 32-year old man who took a video of his critical exchange with a loafing Gary lifeguard says he was very upset about what he saw last weekend.


Arlington Park

30th Anniversary Of Arlington Park Fire

Friday marks 30 years since one of the biggest fires in Chicago-area history.


(Credit: CBS)

Charges Possible After Pair Suspected Of Starting Fires In Gary

Gary police say charges will be considered today against two men arrested a couple of days ago for deliberately starting fires in vacant buildings.


Former Congressman Melvin Reynolds arrives at the Harare Magistrates court on February 19, 2014. Reynolds had been arrested for violating immigration laws and possessing pornographic material. (Photo credit: JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Mel Reynolds Pleads Not Guilty To Tax Charges

Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty to tax evasion charges at a federal court hearing on Thursday.


Diamond Bynum, left, and King Walker, right. (Photos provided by Gary Police)

Search Continues In Gary For Woman, Child

The search for a mentally challenged Gary woman and her toddler nephew is entering a sixth day.