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Deonte Hoard (Credit: Facebook)

Urban Prep Student Killed In Far South Side Shooting

A South Side charter school is mourning the murder of one of its students.

03/03/2015

John Dillinger Mug Shot. (FBI Photo)

John Dillinger Museum In Indiana Opens For Preview

March 3 marks 81 years since the still famous or infamous John Dillinger fled from the Crown Point Indiana jail using a carved wooden pistol.

03/03/2015

Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

State’s Attorney Asks For Special Prosecutor To Review Pravin Varughese Case

The downstate prosecutor under fire from a suburban family for his handling of a death investigation has now asked for a special prosecutor in the case.

03/03/2015

A gun silencer. (Credit: CBS)

Gun Advocates Call For Lifting Ban On Silencers In Illinois

un enthusiasts are hoping law makers will pull the trigger and lift the ban on silencers. Our neighbors to the east and west allow silencers. In this Original Report, Dorothy Tucker went to Northwest Indiana to find out why.

03/03/2015

(Top Left: Jawon Sellers, Top Right: Kenneth Greene, Botton Left: Tommie Adams, Bottom Right: Hershel Phillips. Credit: Chicago Police)

Four Members Of Alleged Burglary Crew Charged

Chicago Police have arrested four men and seek at least four others in connection with a bold smash-and-grab ring that drove stolen vehicles through store doors and windows.

03/03/2015

An Archer Heights sidewalk is covered in snow and ice more than two weeks after a blizzard. (CBS)

Archer Heights Sidewalks Finally Getting Cleared Of Snow, Ice

An icy, snow-clogged sidewalk in Archer Heights has forced pedestrians to walk in the street for weeks.

03/03/2015

Harpo Studios

Oprah Closing Harpo Studios In West Loop

It is the end of an era in the West Loop. The building where Oprah Winfrey told us “everybody gets a car” is moving out for good.

03/03/2015

Chris Janes. (Credit: Evergreen Park Police)

Chris Janes, Little League Whistleblower, Arrested

The man who first raised concerns about rules violations by the Jackie Robinson West baseball team was arrested on Tuesday morning after a disturbance outside a woman’s home.

03/03/2015

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Three Wounded In Avalon Park Home Invasion

Three people were wounded Tuesday afternoon in a home invasion in the Avalon Park neighborhood, according to Police News Affairs.

03/03/2015

Pebble Time

Pebble Time Beats Apple Watch To Punch … Again

Taking away a bit of the lustre behind the reported launch of the Apple Watch next week, the team at Pebble has launched its latest smart watch on Kickstarter, smashing funding records in the process.

03/03/2015

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Emanuel Defends CPS Decision To Administer PARCC Test

Mayor Emanuel is defending the decision by Chicago Public School officials to back down on their resistance to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/03/2015

Cook County government seal (CBS)

Delays Hinder Last-Minute Attempts To Pay Property Tax Bills

Last-minute attempts to pay Cook County property tax bills by Tuesday’s deadline were being thwarted by technology.

03/03/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner presents his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Mayors Call On Rauner To Rethink Plan To Cut Local Government Revenue

Mayors in the Chicago area were none-too-pleased when Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cutting in half the amount of income tax revenue the state sends to municipal governments in Illinois, and they’re teaming up to let him know.

03/03/2015

Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson (left) is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow (right), who led the team which successfully prosecuted Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Peterson Pleads Not Guilty In Murder-For-Hire Plot, Seeks Quick Trial

Already in prison for the murder of his third wife, former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to hire a hitman to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars.

03/03/2015

Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Lake County Coroner Wants Calusinski Murder Case Reopened

After “48 Hours” uncovered evidence that casts doubt on the verdict that sent a teacher to prison for the death of a 16-month-old boy, the Lake County Coroner was calling for authorities to reopen the case.

03/03/2015

Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Cardinal George Hospitalized For Tests

The Chicago Archdiocese said the cardinal was admitted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood on Sunday, and “will stay for several days of tests to evaluate his condition.”

03/03/2015

A tornado that hit LaSalle County Illinois. (Credit: Twitter)

Statewide Tornado Drill To Be Held Tuesday Morning

It might not seem like the ideal time of year for a tornado drill, but that’s exactly what state and local officials have planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday across Illinois.

03/03/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia says he would not block a presidential library from being built on park land. (CBS)

Garcia Reverses Course On Building Obama Library In A Park

Facing a steady stream of criticism from the Emanuel campaign for his stance on a potential Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia backed down from his opposition to building the facility on public park land.

03/03/2015

CBS 2 photojournalists Lou Kleinberg and Dino Pillizzi help a stranded motorist who slid off I-90 on Tuesday. (Credit: Marissa Bailey/CBS)

Snow, Sleet, Rain Make For Sloppy Roads On Tuesday

While temperatures will climb above freezing later on Tuesday, the rain will stick around for the afternoon commute.

03/03/2015