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Hot, Sunny Weather For Chicago Area Saturday With Thunderstorms Overnight

Saturday will be a hot, mostly sunny day for the Chicago area, with thunderstorms moving into the area in the overnight hours.

08/01/2015

Damon with DJ Chris Masterson. (Credit: Damon Ranger)

Lollapalooza Night One Blog

Having Lollapalooza in Chicago is really a special thing.

08/01/2015

Volunteers dig for Civil War-era artifacts at the former Camp Douglas. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Camp Douglas, A Civil War Historic Site

The South Side encampment was named after 19th Century Illinois politician Steven Douglas and was one of the most important Union camps during the Civil War. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

07/31/2015

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Partial Bans On Plastic Bags Begin In Chicago, Evanston

(CBS) – Chicago’s ban on plastic bags at large retail stores takes effect Saturday. Downtown shoppers hitting the stores and carrying off their goods in plastic bags are about to become history. Cecil Driscoll is […]

07/31/2015

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Man Who Left Suspicious Bag Outside Obama’s Home Claimed To Be President’s Son

A 20-year-old man whose interaction with police and Secret Service agents outside of President Obama’s Kenwood home earlier this week prompted a bomb squad response has been ordered held on $250,000 bond.

07/31/2015

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Small Dog Killed By Larger Pet, Owner Cited: Lincolnwood Police

Lincolnwood police say the attack occurred Thursday as a 10-year-old girl, her eight-year-old brother and two friends walked the family’s dog in Rowley Park.

07/31/2015

Passenger Airline (credit: Randy Yagi)

O’Hare Neighbors To Get Some Noise Relief, Aviation Commissioner Says

(CBS) — People living around O’Hare Airport may be close to getting relief from the ear-splitting sound of planes. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports not everyone in those communities has faith in the city’s […]

07/31/2015

Glass from a shattered oven door. (Credit: CBS)

Exploding Oven Glass Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

Now a national watchdog advocacy group called the The Safety Institute revealed new stats going back four years that show 337 complaints involving Kenmore oven glass doors exploding. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

07/31/2015

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Best Buy ‘Geek Squad’ Helps Cops Bust Man With Child Porn On Computer

Patrick Kearney dropped off computer equipment at a Best Buy store on July 8, asking that media from his original computer be transferred to a new machine. Best Buy “Geek Squad” employees noticed file folders with suspicious-sounding names, prosecutors said.

07/31/2015

A mother holds her baby as she enters a nursing room at a local department store in Taipei on December 30, 2009.  Taiwan is to protect the right of nursing mothers to breastfeed in public with hefty fines for those who try to stop them, as part of a campaign to promote the practice, officials said on December 30.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Ordinance Would Require Breast-Feeding Rooms At Airports

The move could help make Chicago the nation’s “most breast-feeding friendly” city, one alderman says.

07/31/2015

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Groper On The Loose In Ravenswood: Police

The first incident occurred around 11:20 p.m. Sunday near Damen and Sunnyside when a male offender sneaked up behind a woman, reached under her skirt and touched her inappropriately, Chicago Police said in a community alert issued Friday.

07/31/2015

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Lollapalooza Launch Party

By Damon Ranger CHICAGO (CBS) — Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that make it so rewarding. I woke up to an email that invited me to Perry Farrell‘s private Lollapalooza launch party. As […]

07/31/2015

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Robbers Swipe Bags Of Jewelry From Woman In Glenview

A woman was slightly hurt this morning in a motel parking lot, as three robbers got away with bags of jewelry.

07/31/2015

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Facebook Censors Victim of Racial Rant After She Posts Video

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) —A Chicagoland mom on the receiving end of a racist rant at a beach is now being penalized by tech giant Facebook. Earlier this week Raquel Bolton’s two children, 4 and 8, were […]

07/31/2015

A man was rescued from the water offshore on Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Boater Rescued 10 Miles Off Lake Michigan Shore

A boater was plucked from Lake Michigan by rescue crews on Friday.

07/31/2015

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PHOTOS: Arlington Park Fire, 30 Years Ago Today

It was 30 years ago today that Arlington Park Racecourse erupted in flames.

07/31/2015

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Man Shot Along Eisenhower Expressway

A man was shot Friday morning while in traffic in the inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway.

07/31/2015

Audrina Bigos

Audrina Bigos Joins CBS 2 As General Assignment Reporter

Audrina Bigos is joining CBS 2 Chicago [WBBM-TV] as a general assignment reporter, beginning August 24.

07/31/2015

William Perry Super Bowl ring. (Credit: Heritage Auctions)

William Perry Super Bowl Ring Sells For Super Price

Chicago football icon William Perry’s Super Bowl ring sold for a super-sized price at auction on Thursday night.

07/31/2015