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Illinois, Indiana Attorney Generals Team Up For Teen Anti-Smoking Campaign

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have teamed to support Legacy’s national youth smoking prevention campaign, Truth.

08/24/2014

Demonstrators participating in Slutwalk march through downtown on September 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Slutwalk, which was started in Toronto in 2011, is a march held to educate people about rape and sexual assault and change a past culture of victim blaming. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Take Part In “Slut Walk” Against Sexual Assault

Several hundred people rallied and marched in downtown Chicago today during an annual event called Slut Walk Chicago.

08/23/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois Inspector General: IDOT Circumvented Hiring Rules

The state’s top investigator has found that the Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 250 people in the last decade, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/23/2014

Anana the polar bear. (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Lincoln Park Zoo Says Farewell To Anana The Polar Bear

The Lincoln Park Zoo is having a farewell party today for its 15-year-old polar bear that’s being moved to a zoo on in North Carolina while a new polar bear exhibit is built over the next two years.

08/23/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Law To Make Mass Transit Operations More Transparent

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable.

08/23/2014

Charles Tate (Chicago Police Department)

Police Find 13 Neglected Pit Bulls During Search Of Home

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Charles Tate was keeping the pit bulls, which had no access to water from their cages.

08/22/2014

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Boy, 3, Shot In Head In Apparent Accident

Chicago police say the boy discovered a loaded gun, which went off while he or a playmate was handling it.

08/22/2014

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Lawsuit: City Is Harassing African-American Nightclub

Nouveau Tavern has filed a lawsuit against the city for, among several allegations, pulling the club’s liquor license for a weekend; “conducting unfounded over-crowding investigations”; and using tactics “clearly meant to harass, intimidate.”

08/22/2014

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Gang Members Hit With Racketeering, Murder Charges

Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.

08/22/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars at the Little League World Series (CBS)

LLWS: Jackie Robinson West Game Most Watched Program In Chicago

Jackie Robinson West continues to be a ratings blockbuster, with Thursday night’s thrilling victory being the most-watched TV program in Chicago.

08/22/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Flight To O’Hare Makes Emergency Landing In Peoria

GoJet Airlines flight 3642, operating as United Express, landed safely after experiencing a cabin pressure problem, and an indication of smoke in the cockpit.

08/22/2014

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Why You May Have Gotten An Emergency Phone Alert Last Night

In the early hours of Friday morning, thousands of Chicagoans were woken with a startling sound of an emergency alert coming from their phones.

08/22/2014

De La Salle Institute (Credit: Facebook)

De La Salle Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Five Chicago mayors have attended De La Salle; including both Richard J. Daley and his son Richard M. Daley, Frank Corr, Martin Kennelly and Michael Bilandic. Other notable alums include the late Cook County Board Presidents George Dunne and Dan Ryan, and broadcasting brothers Bryant and Greg Gumbel.

08/22/2014

David Jordan (left) and Peter Williams (right) have been charged with attempted murder, home invasion, kidnapping and sexual assault. The pair shot two Harvey police officers who were responding to a robbery call, then took eight people hostage in a standoff that lasted nearly 24 hours. (Credit: Harvey Police)

Two Parolees Charged In Harvey Standoff

David Jordan and Peter Williams, have been charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated criminal sexual assault.

08/22/2014

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Forget The Keys And Combo, New Lock Opens With A Phone App

Soon, the lock and key may go the way of the typewriter.

08/22/2014

Sergio Vicenteno is accused of biting two people at Lollapalooza. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Biting Two People At Lollapalooza

A 33-year-old man has been charged with tackling a man at Lollapalooza, and biting the victim and another man, before running off like nothing had happened.

08/22/2014

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Chicago A Top Terror Target; Ominous Tweet Connects ISIS Threat In City

Is the same radical group that executed a U.S. journalist this week making threats in Chicago?

08/22/2014

An unused visiting room in a super maximum security area of Cook County Jail, where Farad Polk became trapped for 32 hours after he walked into the room, and the door locked behind him. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

No Disciplinary Action For Jail Staff After Visitor Trapped For 32 Hours

The Cook County Sheriff’s office has decided not to take any disciplinary action against jail employees, after a 51-year-old visitor was trapped for 32 hours in a small room at the jail last month.

08/22/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014