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Google Santa Tracker: Follow The Big Man And Learn Stuff, Too

A cure for restless children: Google’s Santa Tracker

12/22/2014

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Cook, Lake Counties Put Evictions On Hold Until Jan. 5

People facing eviction from their homes have been getting a small break for the holidays. Sheriff’s officials in Cook and Lake counties have placed an annual moratorium on evictions until early January.

12/22/2014

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Fioretti Proposes Ending Red Light Camera Program

In the wake of a new study questioning the safety claims the city has used to justify its red light camera system, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti on Monday said it’s time to take down every red light camera in Chicago.

12/22/2014

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The Top Five News Stories Of 2014 On CBS Chicago’s Website

An ominous terror threat on social media, the struggles of an American fast food institution and the crumbling of the middle class in Chicago all grabbed the attention of cbschicago.com users in 2014.

12/22/2014

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Former Alderman Bernard Stone Dead At 87

Former alderman Bernard Stone has died at the age of 87. Stone represented the 50th Ward in the West Rogers Park neighborhood for nearly 40 years, serving from 1973 to 2011.

12/22/2014

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Merry Christmas: Gas Prices At Five-Year Low

Phil Flynn, senior energy analyst at The PRICE Futures Group said it’s the result of a price war being waged between OPEC – especially Saudi Arabia – against American energy producers.

12/22/2014

A driver was killed when he crashed head-on into another car while going the wrong way on Lake Shore Drive. Three others were critically injured in the crash. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

1 Dead, 3 Critically Injured In Wrong-Way Crash On Lake Shore Drive

A driver was killed early Monday, when he crashed on Lake Shore Drive, while driving the wrong way. Police said they suspect alcohol might have been a factor when a 26-year-old man drove his Nissan Sentra south in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive, and hit two other cars near 40th Street around 2:40 a.m.

12/22/2014

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Man Slain During Robbery In West Englewood

Neighbors said the victim, 44-year-old Miguel Haro was rehabbing a house with three other men in the 7200 block of South Hermitage Avenue, when Haro and another worker were approached by at least two men.

12/22/2014

Authorities investigate after a shooting that left at least one person dead and five others hurt at a Calumet City party early Sunday. / photo from Network Video Productions

Shooting At Calumet City House Party Leaves 1 Man Dead, 8 People Wounded

A south suburban man was killed and at least five other people were injured in a shooting at a house party in Calumet City early Sunday.

12/21/2014

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cops Spread Holiday Cheer With Heavy Hearts

Chicago police officers were spreading holiday cheer today to families in blue. But, as WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports, they did it with heavy hearts following the attack on two New York officers Saturday.

12/21/2014

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Man Charged With Striking Illinois State Trooper, DUI

Illinois State Police say a trooper had to go to a hospital early Sunday morning after he was struck in the face by a driver stopped for suspicion of DUI.

12/21/2014

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One Wounded In Stevenson Expressway Shooting

One person is recovering after being shot on the Stevenson Expressway. It happened around 9:30 near the Central Avenue ramp Saturday night.

12/21/2014

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CFD Honors Two Fallen Firefighters

A wall inside the Chicago Fire Department Academy now bears the names of two firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.

12/20/2014

Demario Bailey. (Credit: johnson College Prep)

Family, Friends Grieve At Funeral For Slain 15-Year-Old

Family, friends, and dignitaries packed the funeral on Saturday of a 15-year-old who was killed last week over his jacket.

12/20/2014

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Shoppers Pick Up Last Minute Gifts On “Super Saturday”

The start of the final holiday sales push is on in what may be the biggest shopping day of the year: Super Saturday.

12/20/2014

A bullet hole in the home of Juan Ortiz, who was killed on December 11. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Family Of Murdered Chicago Heights Man Canvasses Area For Information On Killer

More than a week after a Chicago Heights man was shot while doing dishes, police are still looking for who killed him. WBBM’S Nancy Harty reports, they got some help Saturday morning from the victim’s family.

12/20/2014

David Ramirez-Martinez. (Chicago Police photo)

Colorado Man Charged In 1994 Fatal Stabbing Of Chicago Woman

A Colorado man has been arrested and charged for the murder of a Chicago woman in 1994.

12/20/2014

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Macy's to pick up gifts for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's Operation Santa. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Chicago Police Deliver Gifts To Kids Of Fallen, Wounded Officers

A Chicago Police motorcade is accompanying Santa this weekend, traversing the city and suburbs to bring some joy to police families that could use some.

12/20/2014

A house fire in Robbins. (Credit: Captured News)

Two Firefighters Hurt In Robbins Home Fire

Two firefighters needed medical attention after trying to extinguish a building fire in south suburban Robbins.

12/20/2014