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A device measuring the electromagnetism produced by a smartphone. (Credit: CBS)

Are Wi-Fi Signals Making You Sick?

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talks with a woman who suffers from something called electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

07/01/2015

Dwayne Anderson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Felon Charged In 2013 Murder

A convicted felon has been charged in a 2013 cold-case murder.

07/01/2015

Lawnchairs saving spots along the 4th of July parade route in Evanston.  (Crediit: CBS)

Evanston Residents Already Claiming Spaces For 4th Of July Parade

The North Evanston 4th of July parade is Saturday but if you want a good seat to see it, you may already be too late.

07/01/2015

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CTU: $200 Million In Cuts Will Do ‘Real Damage’

The Chicago Teachers Union was quick to respond to Mayor Emanuel, and to challenge the mayor’s assertions about the budget.

07/01/2015

Tickets to the three Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field are sold out. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago About To Come Alive With Grateful Dead Fans

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got inside the brain of “dead-heads” today.

07/01/2015

A new home under construction in Lincoln Park. (Credit: CBS)

Real Estate Booming In Lincoln Park

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the reason is twofold: a lack of inventory of homes in Lincoln Park and low interest rates.

07/01/2015

Torrez Moore | Chicago Police

Prosecutors: Anti-Government Group Illegally Moved Into Foreclosed Homes In Beverly, Morgan Park

A South Side alderman calls it a “cancer” on his community: An anti-government group illegally moving into homes in foreclosure, and now two of the four men charged have been arrested.

07/01/2015

Airplane Liftoff (credit: Randy Yag)

Justice Department Probes US Airlines For Possible Collusion

A government probe into whether U.S. air carriers conspired to control industry growth as part of an effort to keep higher ticket prices weighed on shares of major U.S. airlines Wednesday.

07/01/2015

Laundry pods. (Credit: CBS)

Doctors Warn Laundry Pods A Hazard For Children

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports pods are popular because they’re more convenient than the liquid detergent we grew up with, but also, more concentrated and much more toxic.

07/01/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Protest Budget Cuts Proposed By Gov. Rauner Outside Thompson Center

More than 500 people gathered outside the Thompson Center downtown this morning against budget cuts proposed by Governor Rauner. Demonstrators say the cuts squarely hit the most vulnerable people in the state.

07/01/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Calls For State Action In Wake Of ‘Intolerable’ Cuts By CPS

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the $200 million in cuts CPS will make after making a $634 million pension payment “intolerable” and called for action from Springfield.

07/01/2015

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ACLU Obtains Court Orders To Maintain State Funding To Help People With Disabilities

The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s gotten court orders keeping state budget money flowing to help many people with physical and psychological disabilities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/01/2015

Injured police officer Densey Cole II talks with CBS 2 about his recovery. (CBS)

Paralyzed Chicago Cop Says He’s Being Evicted From Apartment City Pays For

A Chicago police officer who was left paralyzed after a crash in his patrol vehicle six years ago has been served with eviction papers at the apartment the city has been paying for.

07/01/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Vetoes Pay Raises For Lawmakers, Constitutional Officers, Top Aides

In a new twist to the state’s ongoing budget battle, Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed salary increases for Illinois lawmakers, and other highly paid state employees.

07/01/2015

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Study Breaks Down Where The Time Goes, Literally

Where does the time go?

07/01/2015

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Geneva Alderman Suggests Limits On Garage Sales

As the weather warms up, and garage sales and yard sales become a more common sight, an alderman in west suburban Geneva has suggested limiting how many such sales a resident can have each year.

07/01/2015

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Unusual Spectator As Neighborhood Kids Play Ball

Six-year-old Max Kent wound up to deliver the pitch, doing what many boys do on a summer day.

07/01/2015

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

Murders And Shootings Up For First Half Of 2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said part of the challenge in reducing gun violence is gang members are more worried about what their gang will do to them if they lose a gun than they are about what the courts will do to them if they’re arrested with an illegal firearm.

07/01/2015

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Plans To Close Petcoke Facilities Welcome News To South Deering Neighbors

Bowing to pressure from the Emanuel administration, community activists and environmental groups, one of the two remaining storage facilities for petroleum coke shut down Tuesday — and the last is on borrowed time.

07/01/2015