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Tom and Gail Wise pose with their 1965 Mustang in the Ford exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show on February 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The car is the first of the iconic Mustang automobiles to be sold in the United States. Gail purchased the car new in Chicago after graduating from college for $3,447.50. She needed the car to commute to her new $5,000-a-year job teaching third grade at a suburban school. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First Mustang Owner, A Chicago Teacher, ‘Felt Like A Movie Star’

Gail Wise was a new teacher just looking for a convertible to make the commute to her suburban school, but the only convertible the salesman at Johnson Ford had on the lot was a brand new model that was still under wraps.

04/17/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line South

The CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.

04/17/2014

Angel Villafuerte. (Photo provided by Angel's friends.)

Trucker Released After Questioning In Hit-And-Run That Killed 12-Year-Old Boy

A driver was released after being questioned in connection with a Whiting, Ind., crash that killed a 12-year-old boy crossing the street near his home Wednesday afternoon.

04/17/2014

Jamie Duignan (left) allegedly abducted her two sons Owen (center) and Daniel (right) on Wedneday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Missing Boys, Mother Found Safe In Wisconsin

A West Beverly woman and her two sons have been found safe in Wisconsin, after Chicago police said the woman abducted the boys Wednesday evening.

04/17/2014

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Lyons Residents Vent At Village Meeting On Police Layoffs

Residents of Lyons got a chance to vent their frustrations about police layoffs at a town meeting Wednesday night.

04/16/2014

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

CUB Promises To Fight Potential ComEd Rate Hike

ComEd is asking for another rate hike, but the Citizens Utility Board says it will fight it every step of the way.

04/16/2014

Amber Creek (Credit: Racine County Sheriff)

Mother Of Amber Creek Speaks For First Time Since Daughter’s Murder

For 17 years, she has remained silent, not once speaking out about her daughter’s murder.

04/16/2014

James R. Thompson Center

Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson Center

Its known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

04/16/2014

Potholes

Some Chicago Residents Not Swayed By Street Repaving Promises

Crews are planning to repave 345 miles of roads as part of a promise from City Hall to fix streets plagued by potholes.

04/16/2014

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lieutenant Of Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Being Held In Chicago

A top lieutenant of the drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ is being held in Chicago where he faces federal drug charges.

04/16/2014

Crews battle a house fire in the 11600 block of South Michigan Avenue on April 15, 2014. / Eric Clark For Sun Times Media Group

Two Cops Hailed as Heroes For Catching Boys From Burning Home

Two Chicago Police officers and a Good Samaritan are being hailed as heroes after catching two young boys jumping from a burning building.

04/16/2014

Satellite image of ice cover on the Great Lakes on April 15, 2014. Overall, nearly 39 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice as of April 15, including 62 percent of Lake Superior. (Credit: NOAA)

It’s Mid-April And Coast Guard Is Still Battling Thick Great Lakes Ice

Almost one month into spring, the U.S. Coast Guard is still breaking up ice around the Great Lakes.

04/16/2014

Red Line Train

First Phase Of Red/Purple Line Rebuild May Start In 2017

Starting as early as 2017, the CTA plans to rebuild four stations and replace track and elevated structures on the north part of the Red Line.

04/16/2014

State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. Smith’s Attorney: Taking Money Not Necessarily A Bribe

“One could certainly accept money as a public official without that acceptance of money being a bribe,” defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky said after Smith pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Wednesday.

04/16/2014

A police robot was used to investigate suspicious items on Lake Shore Drive. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Suspicious Package Checked

Chicago police shut down Lake Shore Drive on the North Side for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon as they investigated a suspicious package.

04/16/2014

Volunteers and officials with Prevent Child Abuse America passed out blue and white pinwheels -- the group's symbol -- as part of Child Abuse Awareness Month on April 16, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Child Abuse Prevention Group Hosts Pinwheel Garden At Navy Pier

Child abuse prevention advocates gathered in front of Navy Pier on Wednesday with an important message: everyone can help prevent child abuse.

04/16/2014

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

By The Numbers: Problems For Illinois

What’s wrong with Illinois?

04/16/2014

Microbeads are used in many exfoliating body and facial cleansers, and in some whitening toothpaste brands, because of the tiny materials' abrasive qualities. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Move To Ban Microbeads Moves Forward Amid Phase-Out Agreements

Environmentalists, lawmakers and representatives of the cosmetics industry met at the Shedd Aquarium on Wednesday day to talk about an agreement to stop the use of “microbeads” in personal care products in Illinois.

04/16/2014

A monarch butterfly alights on a milkweed during the breeding process.  (Photo credit: SUSANA GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

State Seeks Help Restoring Shrinking Monarch Butterfly Population

The monarch butterfly has been the state’s official insect for nearly 40 years , thanks to the lobbying efforts of a group of 3rd graders from Decatur. Chris Young, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said the butterfly’s numbers have dwindled since the mid-1990s.

04/16/2014