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A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

DuPage County Police Agencies Preparing For Next Big ‘Incident’

An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.

03/27/2015

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Pit Bulls Attack Collie In Riverside: Police

The owner of the pitbulls, a Chicago man whom police did not identify, was ticketed under a village ordinance for having a dangerous or fierce dog unleashed.

03/27/2015

James R. Thompson Center

Possibly For Sale: State Office Building, Real Fixer-Upper

The administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms it is seeking an appraisal of the James R. Thompson Center as the state continues to wrestle with chronic budget problems.

03/27/2015

German and Spanish police officers pay tribute for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash at a memorial in Le Vernet on March 27, 2015. The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said amid reports he was severely depressed. (AFP/Getty Images/BORIS HORVAT)

Experts: Pilots Reluctant To Disclose Mental Illness

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot takes a look at the stigma surrounding mental health in the airline industry.

03/27/2015

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Duckworth Will Launch U.S. Senate Bid Next Week: Report

Democrat Tammy Duckworth is raising money and tells supporters in letters she knows in her “gut” she can unseat Republican Mark Kirk, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

03/27/2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon national headquarters in Evanston. (CBS)

Racist Chant Trickled Down From Evanston-Based Fraternity: University Official

The revelation came to light Friday as the president of the University of Oklahoma revealed new details of the investigation into use of the chant at his college. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

03/27/2015

Former Chicago congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. arrives at a Baltimore halfway house, amid a throng of reporters. (CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Begins New Life In Halfway House

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has returned from the Baltimore, Md. halfway house Jackson will call home for an undetermined amount of time.

03/27/2015

Josh Driver, of Valparaiso, created this sticker to help businesses reinforce opposition to a new Indiana law that would protect businesses that choose not to serve customers based on religious grounds. (Credit: Twitter/@open4serv)

Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Spurs ‘This Business Serves Everyone’ Movement

In the wake of a new Indiana law many critics see as legalized discrimination against homosexuals, many Indiana businesses have made it known they serve everyone, with the help of an entrepreneur from Valparaiso.

03/27/2015

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Dart: Jail Population Will Increase If Rauner Cuts Mental Health Treatment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget cuts, saying the governor’s fiscal plan will end up costing the state a lot more money in the long run, and needlessly send more people to jail.

03/27/2015

An e. coli epidemic traced to California spinach killed three people in 2006 and sickened 199 people in 26 states.

Lansing Spinach Supplier Closing Shop

A south suburban farm that is a major supplier of spinach to Jewel grocery stores has told employees it is shutting down after more than 90 years in business.

03/27/2015

Police Lights Police Car

Mom Thanks Cops For Sparing Son’s Life By Giving Cards, Stuffed Animals

A heartwarming yet bittersweet story about a police encounter in south suburban Dolton this week.

03/27/2015

Hundreds of bags filled with soiled diapers have been dumped in at least five areas in rural LaPorte County, Indiana. (Credit: LaPorte County Sheriff/Facebook)

Sheriff Seeks Help Finding Out Who’s Dumping Diapers Along LaPorte County Roads

Jail inmates on a roadside cleanup crew filled the bed of a pickup truck at just one of the five locations where dirty diapers – a mixture of infant and adult diapers – have been dumped in rural LaPorte County, Indiana.

03/27/2015

The National Weather Service office in Romeoville. (Credit: Twitter/@NWSChicago)

More Snow Friday Morning, But Spring Weather Returns Next Week

Spring just keeps hitting the snooze button on us.

03/27/2015

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Two Suspects In Custody After Robbery Leads To Chase, Crash

Police said two suspects were in custody from at least one of a string of convenience store robberies early Friday, while two more suspects remained on the loose.

03/27/2015

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Cubs’ Jon Lester Looks Good In Minor League Start

Lester will make his final spring start on March 31. He is likely to pitch in a minor-league game again.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2015

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Prior To Blue Line Crash, Operator Worked Long Hours, Nursed Cold, Went To Flag-Football Practice

One year after a runaway Blue Line train crashed and jumped an escalator at an O’Hare Airport terminal, federal officials have opened the files on the case.

03/26/2015

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Chicago Area Terror Suspects Were ‘Relatively Easy To Catch,’ Expert Says

Tom Mockaitis of DePaul University says federal charges against cousins Hasan Edmonds and Jonas Edmonds does not indicate the pair had hatched a sophisticated operation. Further, he said, there was little likelihood of success.

03/26/2015

Mayoral hopeful Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis have lunch Thursday in Bronzeville, with less than two weeks until the runoff election against Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Twitter/@garcia4chicago)

Garcia And Lewis Talk Campaign Strategy Over Lunch

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joined mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for a strategy session Thursday afternoon in Bronzeville, their first joint appearance in several weeks.

03/26/2015

Dogs!

DeKalb County Shelter Planning Facility For Aging Pets Of Seniors

Animal-loving senior citizens will no longer have to choose to give up their pets without ever seeing them again, if the DeKalb County Board approves a proposed animal shelter addition.

03/26/2015