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Joe Capobianca, volunteer gardener (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Volunteer Gardener Joe Capobianco

The 80-year-old has been taking care of gardens in the Galewood neighborhood as a volunteer for 33 years, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

10/17/2014

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, addresses the media Friday about Ebola preparedness. (CBS)

State Officials: Illinois Is Ebola-Free, And Ready For Any Cases

Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.

10/17/2014

A barge is nearly fuller under the water on the Chicago River on Friday. (CBS)

Barge Sinks In Chicago River

Witnesses say they heard a loud boom before the vessel went down.

10/17/2014

Jake Tate, Daniel Morris and Todd Cooper. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Three Charged With Murder Of Man Found In Dumpster

Three men have been charged with murder for the death of a still-unidentified man found beaten and strangled in a Dumpster on the Northwest Side on Tuesday morning.

10/17/2014

Ebola screening at O'Hare. (Credit: U.S. Customs)

PHOTOS: Ebola Screenings Conducted At O’Hare

We are getting the first look at the procedures to screen airline passengers for Ebola at O’Hare International Airport.

10/17/2014

facebook-egg-freezing

Leave My Eggs Alone? Why Facebook & Apple Miss the Mark With Women

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — As a woman who had a child in her thirties and will probably encourage my daughter to freeze her eggs someday, I should be thrilled by the news that Facebook […]

10/17/2014

Mayor Emanuel meets with public health officials, cabinet members and hospital leaders on Ebola preparedness. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

Mayor Gathers Cabinet To Prepare For Ebola

In an effort to be better prepared in the event of an Ebola outbreak in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered his top advisers to discuss the city’s plan of action to fight the deadly virus

10/17/2014

William Bailey (Credit: Berrien County Sheriff)

Man Locked Cousin In Cage, Burned With Wax, Police Say

A Michigan man has been charged with putting his cousin into a dog cage and throwing hot wax on him in the victim’s northwest suburban apartment last month.

10/17/2014

CAPTURED: Mark Yager

Motorcycle Gang Member Captured After Years On Run

On the run for 17 years, a fugitive motorcycle gang member from Gary has been recaptured near the Mexican border.

10/17/2014

Scott Peters  (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

McHenry Shooting Suspect Held On $1 Million Bail

A McHenry County judge on Friday set bail at a million dollars for a man facing attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly shot two sheriff’s deputies early yesterday morning.

10/17/2014

Juan Juarez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Sex Abuse Of Woman On CTA Train

A man was charged with aggravated battery and sexual abuse after a “sexually related incident” in a train car in Lincoln Park last spring.

10/17/2014

(Credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Man Stabbed To Death In Austin

A male was stabbed to death Thursday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, according to police.

10/17/2014

City Hall

Mayor Holding Emergency Meeting On Ebola

Mayor Emanuel has called an emergency meeting to discuss the city’s readiness to handle the Ebola virus in event people become ill here.

10/17/2014

Two women were killed in a fire on the Northwest Side. (CBS)

Two Women Killed In Suspicious Northwest Side Fire

Two women died in a suspicious fire in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood on the city’s northwest side.

10/17/2014

Smart phone user (CBS)

Retail ‘Snap Apps’ Offering Consumers Instant Buying Power

Have you ever seen something in a magazine you just have to have, right now? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy shows you a few apps that promise to make shopping a whole lot easier.

10/16/2014

A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Speed Cameras Net City $50M Less Than Expected

Good behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

10/16/2014

Jennifer Kraft (CBS)

Injured Bicyclist Lobbies Park District To Warn Riders About Lakefront Dropoff

Now paralyzed below the ribs, Jennifer Kraft is making it her mission to make sure others do not suffer the same fate. CBS 2’s Suzanne LeMignot reports.

10/16/2014

A member of Bellevue's Hospital staff wears protective clothing during a demonstration on how they would receive a suspected Ebola patient on October 8, 2014 in New York City. If the patient was confirmed to be carrying the deadly virus the person would be sent to an isolation unit for treatment. The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Liberian Thomas Duncan, has died at a Dallas hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hospital Ramps Up Ebola Precautions As Enhanced Screening Begins At O’Hare

Screening for the Ebola virus began Thursday at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, as local health experts sought to reassure the public they are ready to help contain any outbreak.

10/16/2014

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Police Investigating Suspicious Package In River North

Police are investigating a suspicious package hat has streets closed in the River North neighborhood.

10/16/2014