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This appears to be the handiwork of a black bear that broke into Panos Farms. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Indiana Wildlife Experts: Don’t Feed The Bear

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has asked people not to leave food out for the bear, as some have done, hoping to draw the bear in.

06/25/2015

Chicago Public Schools Headquarters

Analyst: CPS Has ‘No Choice’ But To Borrow $1B Amid Cash Crunch

A top financial analyst said bond rating agencies probably won’t be troubled by the Chicago Board of Education’s vote to borrow more than $1 billion to help the Chicago Public Schools address a massive budget crunch in the coming year.

06/25/2015

(Source: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County)

DuPage County To Conduct 24-Hour BioBlitz To Survey Forest Preserves

For the first time in its history, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County was planning an effort to identify as many different types of plants and animals as it can find on its property.

06/25/2015

Anselmo Magana (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Court Worker Accused Of Trading Community Service Hours For Sex

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department said 44-year-old Anselmo Magana was accepting cash and sex in exchange for falsely certifying people on probation had performed court-ordered community service hours.

06/25/2015

Blue tarps covered the roofs of many homes damaged by a tornado in Coal City, to protect what's left inside from further damage from more rain in the days that followed the twister. (Credit: CBS)

Coal City Spared The Worst Of Latest Storm As Cleanup Continues

It has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.

06/25/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

More Rains Bring New Flooding Fears To Kankakee

Hundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.

06/25/2015

Overcast skies continued early Thursday in Minooka, after heavy rains passed through northern Illinois. (Source: Glen Schieberl)

Flash Flood Watch Canceled As Rain Tapers Off

“The threat of very heavy rainfall and flash flooding has diminished,” the National Weather Service said in a statement around 4 a.m.

06/25/2015

A vigil in Glencoe for the victims of the Charleston church shooting. (CreditL CBS)

Victims Of Violence Learn To Forgive

(CBS) — You hear it from time to time, and it’s hard to imagine: victims of horrific violence forgiving the suspect. It’s even going on in the wake of the Charleston church shooting. CBS 2’s […]

06/24/2015

Melissa Calusinski (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

New Evidence Could Exonerate Daycare Worker In Toddler’s Death

There is a push to free a woman convicted in the death of a baby at a Lincolnshire daycare.

06/24/2015

Ambulance

Boy, 4, Critically Injured After Fall From Window

A four-year-old boy fell six floors to the ground from a building in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood Wednesday night.

06/24/2015

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Chicago Police, Feds Arrest 32 For Operating Alleged Heroin Ring On West Side

Chicago police say they’ve broken up a massive heroin ring on the city’s West Side.

06/24/2015

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting  Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of 35th and Indiana. | Sam Charles / Sun-Times

Police: Two In Custody In Connection With Fatal Shooting Near CPD Headquarters In Bronzeville

Chicago police have taken two people into custody in a deadly drive-by shooting that happened just a block from police headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

06/24/2015

The thank you note in the firefighters' groceries. (Source: Bolingbrook Fire Fighters Association Facebook page.)

Anonymous Donor Picks Up Grocery Bill For Bolingbrook Firefighters

Firefighters are used to being thanked, but a suburban firehouse is offering gratitude to an anonymous good neighbor.

06/24/2015

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After The Bell: Stocks Slide On Greek Debt Worries

Stocks traded lower on Wednesday as a lack of progress in Greek debt negotiations and concerns about stock market valuation weighed on investors sentiment.

06/24/2015

Keith Hartley holding his seven-month-old Isaac with his wife Kari. (Credit: CBS)

Cubs Fan Describes Catching Foul Ball With One Hand And Holding Baby In Other

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey caught up with Keith Hartley himself today to get his take.

06/24/2015

ComEd crews working to restore power in Coal City. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Working To Restore Electricity To Homes In Coal City

It’s a race against Mother Nature in Coal City as residents there try to clean up as much tornado damage as possible before severe weather rolls in once again.

06/24/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

With Rain On The Way, Kankakee Residents Keeping Close Eye On Rising River

Flooding fears are rising along the Kankakee River, where the wet forecast is on everyone’s mind.

06/24/2015

1969 Dodge Charger, dubbed 'The General Lee' from the TV series 'The Dukes of Hazzard', is displayed during the 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Cars auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Volo Auto Museum Will Continue To Display Confederate Flag Emblazoned General Lee Car From Dukes Of Hazzard

There is more fallout in the Confederate flag debate: Warner Brothers says it will no longer license “Dukes of Hazzard” toys featuring the General Lee – the 1969 Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag on top.

06/24/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle Defends Plan To Raise Cook County Sales Tax

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is defending her attempt to bring back the sales tax increase she vowed to eliminate when she first ran for the office, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.

06/24/2015