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University of Notre Dame (CBS)

Three Reported Sex Assaults At Notre Dame Test New School Policy

This summer, Notre Dame and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office began a new protocol for sexual assault cases at the South Bend campus: if a victim wants to file charges, and calls police, prosecutors will be notified and get involved immediately to confer with police.

09/01/2015

Thornton Reservoir. (Credit: CBS)

Massive New Reservoir To Help Alleviate Chicago Area Flooding

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago was cutting the ribbon Tuesday morning at the Thornton Reservoir, which can hold 7.9 billion gallons of stormwater and sewage.

09/01/2015

A police officer detains one of six passengers who became unruly on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago, prompting the pilot to divert the plane to Amarillo, Texas. (Credit: Caitlin O’Sullivan)

Six Men Charged With Disrupting Flight From San Diego To Chicago

A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, late Monday night, after six passengers became unruly during the flight.

09/01/2015

A woman yells at Mayor Emanuel Monday during a public forum on the city budget. (CBS)

Emanuel Gets Earful At Budget Forum

Some yelled, while some read from their smart phones. One odd man out even thanked the mayor.

08/31/2015

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Columbia Downplays Suggestion Obama Will Work There After Leaving White House

(CBS) – Is President Barack Obama taking a position at his New York alma mater, Columbia University, after leaving office? Columbia President Lee Bollinger seemed to be announcing as much Monday afternoon during an assembly, […]

08/31/2015

Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta reacts after recording the final out of a no-hitter against the Dodgers. (Getty Images)

Optimism Growing Among Cubs Fans

On this last day of August, the Cubs have a comfortable five and a half game lead in the wild card race.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

Students at an assembly to "meet" with Pope Francis. (Courtesy: Christo Rey Jesuit High School)

Pope Pays Virtual Visit To Pilsen High School

Through the magic of the Internet, Pope Francis communicated with students from Christo Rey High School. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

08/31/2015

A Chicago street's markings are faded. (CBS)

In Chicago, Staying In Your Lane Can Be Challenging, Maybe Impossible

Many streets around Chicago seem to be lineless. Either there are none painted at all or they are so faded they might as well not be there. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

08/31/2015

Surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed an Orland Park gas station at gunpoint. | Orland Park police

Armed Robber Steals Money, Cigarettes From Orland Park Gas Station

Orland Park Police are investigating an armed robbery in which a man got a little bit of money, and a lot of cigarettes.

08/31/2015

McCarthy says of the 1,500 people arrested in the first half of the year for illegal gun possession, three out of four are "immediately back out on the street."
(Credit: Steve Miller).

McCarthy Says Too Many Arrested For Illegal Gun Possession Are “Immediately Back Out On The Street”

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he thinks police are “doing a pretty good job” getting guns off the streets, but he says prosecutors and judges have to be held accountable when so many people arrested are ending up back on the street.

08/31/2015

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Convenient To Buy A Gun At Wal-Mart, But Not In Chicago

In just about every location east of the Mississippi River, it is a short drive to a Wal-Mart that will sell you a gun.

08/31/2015

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Man In South Suburbs Dies After Contracting West Nile Virus

A south suburban man in hers early 90s has died after contracting West Nile Virus, according to the Cook County Department of Public Health.

08/31/2015

(Credit: Willowbrook Police)

Police Find Car Believed To Be Connected To Willowbrook Home Invasion, Sexual Asssault

Police are searching a car found in the western suburbs Sunday night that’s believed to be connected to a violent attack on a woman in Willowbrook Saturday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

08/31/2015

Myesha Lee. (Police provided photo).

Chicago Police Asking For Help Finding Missing Girl, 12

Chicago Police are asking for the public’s help in finding an endangered 12-year-old African-American girl.

08/31/2015

Murder victim Tammy Zywicki (Illinois State Police)

State Police Say Solving Murder Of Tammy Zywicki 23 Years Ago Still A High Priority

It was 23 years ago tomorrow that the body of 21-year-old college student Tammy Zywicki was found along the side of a road in Missouri.

08/31/2015

City of Chicago garbage truck (Credit: CBS)

African-American Aldermen Question Potential Garbage Collection Fee

6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer says he is neither for nor against imposing a fee on home garbage collections, he wants to hear more about it.

08/31/2015

Workers perform repairs at Tops & Bottoms in Lansing, after an SUV crashed into the storefront, and five burglars ransacked the store for designer jeans. (Credit: CBS)

Crash And Grab Burglars Raid Lansing Store In Pre-Dawn Heist

An SUV plowed through the front of a store in south suburban Lansing early Monday, and a group of thieves inside made off with thousands of dollars’ worth of designer jeans.

08/31/2015

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Lake County Health Officials Sending Out Questionnaires To Evaluate Health Of Residents

Lake County health officials are reaching out to thousands of households in the northern suburbs in order to piece together a profile of the community’s health, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

08/31/2015

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Gas Prices Plunge As BP Refinery Goes Back Online

Repairs at BP’s Whiting, Ind., refinery sent gas prices plunging last week across Chicago and nationwide, the biggest single-week drop this year.

08/31/2015