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The latest designer drug, Flakka. (CBS)

2 Investigators: New Designer Drug, ‘Flakka,’ Makes Users Lose Their Minds

Flakka is targeted to young people with its cheap high, which costs just $3 to $5. CBs 2’s Dave Savini reports.

04/23/2015

This video screen grab shows a test drive conducted after Drew Hovorka dropped his car off at an area dealership. (courtesy: Hovorka Family)

Couple’s Vehicle Taken For High-Speed Joy Ride During Tune-Up

Shades of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Dash-cam video shows how a car left at a Chicago-area dealership got one heck of a test drive this week. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

04/23/2015

A city employee was shot and wounded Thursday afternoon in the Little Village neighborhood. (CBS)

Chicago Water Department Employee Wounded In Shooting

Police say the 40-year-old victim was in his own car near 31st and Komensky when two suspects walked up and fired shots in his direction.

04/23/2015

Newly released video shows Chicago police officers dragging two men from a fiery car wreck. (Chicago Police)

WATCH: Chicago Police Officers Rescue Motorists From Fiery Car

Dramatic, newly released video shows how two Chicago police officers rescued two men from a fiery vehicle following a crash earlier this month.

04/23/2015

Sister Anita Baird (CBS)

Mourners Remember A Cardinal Of Many Facets

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talks with parishioners and clergy members about the late cardinal.

04/23/2015

Jeni's Ice Cream at a Chicago grocery outlet. (CBS)

Jeni’s Ice Cream Shops Close, Products Recalled, Amid Bacteria Scare

The company says listeria was found in a sample taken by the Nebrasksa Department of Agriculture.

04/23/2015

Outside Holy Name Cathedral during the funeral of Cardinal George. (Credit: Brad Edwards/CBS)

Text Of Homily At Funeral Mass For Cardinal George

The Homily given today by Archbishop Peter Sartain, Archdiocese of Seattle, at the Funeral mass for Cardinal George.

04/23/2015

(Credit: NICTD)

South Shore Releases Photo Of Attempted Robbery Suspect

Police are searching for a suspect in the Wednesday night attempted robbery of a female South Shore commuter at the Miller South Shore Station in Gary.

04/23/2015

Visitors pay their final respects to Francis Cardinal George, eighth Archbishop of Chicago, at Holy Name Cathedral on April 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. George died on April 17 after a long battle with cancer. George's funeral mass and burial will take place on April 23.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cardinal Francis George Honored As ‘Man Of Compassion For All Who Suffered’

Approximately 2,000 mourners packed Holy Name Cathedral on Thursday, as they gathered for the funeral mass for the late Cardinal Francis George.

04/23/2015

Condoms

Groupon For Condoms Full Of Holes

It was a deal full of holes, literally.

04/23/2015

Taggers recently spray painted "Air City" at the top of the vacant old Cook County Hospital building. (Credit: CBS)

Graffiti Vandals Tag Old County Hospital As “Air City”

Someone managed to get inside the massive century-old building, and make their way to the top of the eight-floor hospital, where they must have negotiated narrow ledges to paint “Air City” in huge letters.

04/23/2015

State Rep. Derrick Smith arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his bribery trial. (Credit: CBS)

Former State Rep. Derrick Smith Gets 5 Months For Taking Bribe

Former Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith was sentenced to five months in prison on Thursday for pocketing a $7,000 bribe in an FBI sting from a purported day care in return for his backing of a state grant application.

04/23/2015

This artist rendering shows the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Lucas Museum)

State Lawmakers Try To Clear The Way For Obama Library, Lucas Museum

Hoping to lift any possible legal hurdles to building either Barack Obama’s presidential library or filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum on park property, Illinois lawmakers swiftly approved legislation to make sure the Emanuel administration has the authority critics claim it lacks.

04/23/2015

Cardinal Francis George at the installation Mass for Archbishop Blase Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast-Pool/Getty Images)

Cardinal George Feared Death, And The Unknown Afterlife

“I fear the unknown, and what happens after death is unknown. I mean, in faith we believe that we will live forever, and that God calls us to live with him if we cooperate with his Grace. I believe that sincerely, profoundly, but I don’t know what that means,” Cardinal George told WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” in November.

04/23/2015

Victory Auto Wreckers

Voting Snag Means Everyone Wins Victory Auto Wreckers’ Commercial Contest

The ad featuring the line “that old car is worth money” has been running since 1985, but soon will be replaced by eight new commercials submitted to Victory Auto Wreckers’ competition on YouTube.

04/23/2015

Cardinal George

A Final Farewell To Francis Cardinal George

Chicago and Catholics worldwide were preparing to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, who was the spiritual leader of the third largest Archdiocese in the U.S., and served the church in Rome for more than a decade.

04/23/2015

A SkyWest flight from Chicago to Hartford was diverted to Buffalo, where it made an emergency landing, after three passengers passed out. (Credit: CBS)

Flight From Chicago Makes Emergency Landing After 3 Passengers Lose Consciousness

SkyWest Flight 5622, operating as United Express, took off from O’Hare International airport at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, bound for Hartford, Connecticut, but was diverted to Buffalo, New York, when a passenger lost consciousness.

04/23/2015

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)

O’Hare Noise Activists Say More Meetings With FAA Not Enough

After talking with Mayor Emanuel in Washington, Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta promised to double the number of meetings to be held before a new runway opens at O’Hare Airport this fall.

04/22/2015

Cold Thermometer

Freeze Warning Issued For Thursday Morning

With temperatures expected to dip below freezing early Thursday morning, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the Chicago area.

04/22/2015