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Elderly Woman Shot While Sitting On Porch In West Englewood

Police said the woman was sitting on a porch in the 5900 block of South Justine Street around 7 p.m., when she heard someone fire shots, and realized she’d been shot.

07/25/2014

Chicago Public Schools

Mayor Defends Controversial School Budget Moves

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Chicago Public Schools’ use of what some would call a fiscal “gimmick” to balance its $6.8 billion budget for next school year.

07/25/2014

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Suburban Mom Dies Rescuing Child From Drowning

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights is being hailed as a hero for helping save a child in distress at a Wisconsin lake.

07/24/2014

Michelle Obama (Credit: Getty Images)

Michelle Obama’s Chicago Trip: DNC Fundraiser, Dinner, Beyoncé

At a fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria, the president’s wife spoke before more than 100 people and urged supporters to “dig deep” in their contributions to Democrats.

07/24/2014

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

Mayor Emanuel: Red-Light Fixes Underway

Rahm Emanuel on Thursday reacted to mounting criticism of the city’s unpopular red-light camera system.

07/24/2014

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Device Scans For Possible Drugs In Cocktails

A device currently in development could someday soon determine whether somebody has tampered with your cocktail.

07/24/2014

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Suspect Charged In Gary, Ind. Officer’s Murder

Carl Blount, 26, faces one count of murder.

07/24/2014

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Quinn, Rauner Spar Over Crime-Fighting Policies

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner traded barbs Thursday on the issue of violent crime, as the governor sought to make Rauner’s support for ownership of assault weapons a major campaign issue.

07/24/2014

A city worker removes graffiti.  (Credit: Vince Gerasole)

Aldermen Back Tougher Fines For Graffiti

The Committee on Public Safety on Thursday recommended the full City Council approve increased fines for those convicted of graffiti offenses from $750 to a range of $1,500 to $2,500.

07/24/2014

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Six Cities With Worst Murder Rates In United States

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — During roughly the past three decades, there have been six cities that have been the worst for murders, per capita. If you said Chicago made that list you would […]

07/24/2014

Museum Of Science & Industry

South Side Museums Form “Museum Campus South”

Seven museums on the South Side have banded together to try to raise their profiles, and get more people to visit them.

07/24/2014

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Watch: ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Movie Trailer Released Online

The trailer for “Fifty Shades Of Grey,” the movie based on the steamy book by the same name has been released.

07/24/2014

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Man Charged With Trying To Abduct Girl From Lincolnshire Home

A 21-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly punching and trying to kidnap a girl as she walked into her Lincolnshire home on Wednesday.

07/24/2014

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

The State Of The Monarch Butterfly

Where did all the Monarch butterflies in my yard from last year go?

07/24/2014

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Boy, 4, Dies In Bensenville House Fire

Firefighters were called to the home at 1555 W. Devon Av. around 2 p.m., and found smoke and fire coming from two sides of the house. A family member told firefighters a child was trapped inside the house, and crews rushed in to try to find him, but they could not reach him in time.

07/24/2014

Shamiya Adams. (Family provided photo)

Teen Charged In Murder Of 11-Year-Old Shamiya Adams

An 18-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, who was felled by a stray bullet while at a sleepover in West Garfield Park.

07/24/2014

David Chereck was 15 when he was strangled in January 1992.  (Photo courtesy Cook County Sherriff)

Suspect Arrested In L.A. For 1992 Murder Of Skokie Teen

A Los Angeles man who was a suspect in the 1992 murder of 15-year-old David Chereck, from Skokie, has been arrested in connection with the case.

07/24/2014

A woman walks through an empty arrivals gate at terminal three of Ben Gurion Airport on July 24, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

FAA Lifts Ban On U.S. Flights To Israel

The next flight from Chicago to Tel Aviv originally was set to take off from O’Hare International Airport at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, but has since been delayed until 11 a.m.

07/24/2014

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2 Investigators: Truck Drivers Claim Owners Pressured Them To Break Rules

There have been a string of fatal truck accidents in the Chicago area caused by drivers who were charged with falsifying their driving logs and were apparently to tired to drive safely.

07/23/2014