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Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Return Of Swimming Season Prompts Warning About Rip Currents

This past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and the outdoor swimming season, and it was also marked by drownings and water rescues. Benjamin said part of the problem is that too many people think they’re better swimmers than they are.


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Scattered Showers, Slight Chance Of Severe Storms Tuesday

While the day started out dry, remnants of storms that slammed Houston were moving in Chicago’s direction, and is still strong enough that the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said there is a chance of severe weather for much of northern Illinois, and all of Indiana.


A Memorial Day ceremony is held by the monument to Civil War Gen. John Logan at Grant Park. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

For Families And Friends Of The Fallen, Every Day Is Memorial Day

Jim Frazier said people are too often worried they’ll offend him by asking about his son, Jake, an Illinois Air National Guard member who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2003.


Four people were taken to hospitals after a second-floor porch collapsed in the 1900 block of Darrow Avenue in Evanston during a Memorial Day party. (Credit: CBS)

Four Injured In Evanston Porch Collapse

As many as 12 people were on the second-floor porch when it gave way around 8:45 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Darrow Avenue. The porch was left on a slant, after it broke free from the rear wall of the building. Four people were taken to hospitals for minor injuries, mostly cuts and scratches.


James Nevils III. (Family photo)

Boy, 5, Mauled To Death By Dog

Witnesses said the attack started inside a home, and the boy’s mother was able to drag the dog and her son outside, and began asking neighbors to help her get the dog off her son. Neighbors used sticks and rocks to try to beat away the dog, and tried to free the boy from its jaws.


Chicago Riverwalk

New Chicago Riverwalk Segment Open — Sort Of

The south bank section from Clark to State is now officially open, but what exactly does “open” mean? CBS’s Marissa Bailey reports.


At least four were injured Monday night when a porch collapsed in Evanston. (Evanston Fire Department)

Porch Collapses In Evanston, Injuries Reported

The incident occurred in the 1900 block of Darrow after 8 p.m.


Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti, two World War II veterans, have remained close for more than 70 years. (CBS)

For Two World War II Vets, Friendship Endures More Than 70 Years

Native Chicagoans Nick Sherbula and Jim Vitti were strangers before World War II and the U.S. Army brought them together. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Ray McDonald. (Credit: Santa Clara Police)

Bears Release Ray McDonald After Domestic Violence Arrest

It’s McDonald’s third domestic violence arrest since last August.

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Rekia Boyd (Supplied Photo)

Memorial Service Held For Rekia Boyd Near Spot Where She Was Fatally Shot By Cop

In Douglas Park on Chicago’s Near West Side, near the spot where a police officer shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago, a few dozen people held a memorial service for her and others they say are casualties of war.


Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal Jerry Pask. (CreditL CBS)

Despite Rain, Suburbs Honor Vets For Memorial Day

In Elmhurst, a memorial service was moved indoors, but the rain didn’t stop the parade from marching through the streets.


North Avenue Beach

Rain Puts Damper On Memorial Day Beach-Goers

Memorial Day is a day at the beach for those who just want to have some easy-going fun, but the weather hasn’t been cooperating.


A shooting in Albany Park was caught a a dash cam. (You Tube)

VIDEO: Albany Park Shooting Captured On Dashboard Camera

Video from a dash cam captured a frightening shootout in the Albany Park neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.


Chicago Rap Duo Making Satirical Video To Draw Attention To Homelessness

Some young Chicago performers took their act to an unlikely place recently, Lower Wacker Drive, to deliver a message.


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Military Historian’s New Book Takes In-Depth Look At America’s Military Actions Around The World

As the nation observes Memorial Day, a new book takes an in-depth look at America’s many military actions over its history.


Kay Kong. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Charges In Deadly Bridgeport Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — A McKinley Park man has been charged with murder for a Thursday night shooting that killed a south suburban man and left another person wounded in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood. Emergency […]


Child Saluting American Flag (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Grant Park Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Fallen Soldiers

A Memorial Day ceremony in Chicago’s Grant Park honored those from Illinois who served and died in the military.


Weather Mem Day Cast

Chicago Memorial Day Weather Forecast

While the day may start a bit dreary, your Memorial Day won’t be a total washout.


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Behind The Plate: Grounds Crew Keeps Wrigley Field Beautiful

What does it take to take care of one of America’s prettiest lawns?