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Two men were killed in the fire at 5207 S. Lorel. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

Two Men Found Dead After Apparent Arson Fire In Garfield Ridge

Two men are dead in a fire in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood that appears to be the work of an arsonist.

08/29/2015

A fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: CBS).

Fire Spreads From Vacant Building To Neighboring Home In Back Of The Yards

A family of four was forced out on the street when a fire in a neighboring building spread to their home.

08/29/2015

Police investigate a shooting late Friday in the 2400 block of West Fullerton. | Network Video Productions

Boy, 16, Wounded In Shooting On Kennedy Expressway Ramp

A 16-year-old boy was shot late Friday while he was in a vehicle on an exit ramp of the Kennedy Expressway in the Northwest Side Bucktown neighborhood.

08/29/2015

CBS Chicago weather forecast.

Cool, Rainy Saturday For Chicago Area

(CBS) — Saturday will be a cool, rainy day for the Chicago area. The high temperature is 75 degrees and there will be scattered showers throughout the day. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with skies […]

08/29/2015

Robert Corwin in his West Town condo. (CBS)

‘Airbnb’ Horror Story: Tenant Sublets Condo, Without Owner’s Permission

Recently Robert Corwin came back to Chicago and found a young couple living in the master bedroom. His liquor supply was gone and there was a hookah on the dining room table. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/28/2015

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Bus Driver Drops Off Kindergartener At Fast-Food Restaurant

To grandmother’s house little Josiah was supposed to go. Instead, he was dropped off at a fast-food joint. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

08/28/2015

Taylor Zitman (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Sculptor Taylor Zitman

As an 8-year-old, she felt she had a lot of creative ideas she wanted to express. She tried painting and drawing, but it just didn’t work. Then Harry Potter came along and inspired her.

08/28/2015

Garbage is strewn at Touhy Herbert Park. (CBS)

Residents Say Gang Members Have Taken Over Neighborhood Park

One woman says sometimes she feels like a prisoner in her home. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

08/28/2015

This file image shows a Crest Hill apartment building hit by the Plainfield tornado in 1990. (CBS)

Plainfield Marks 25 Years After The Tornado

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez pays a visit to the southwest suburb.

08/28/2015

Emmett Till

Emmett Till Died 60 Years Ago Today, Launched The Civil Rights Movement

A wreath of white flowers marked the grave of a Chicago teenager, whose brutal killing 60 years today in the Deep South helped launch the civil rights movement.

08/28/2015

Skyway Toll Bridge

Major Backup After Accident On Chicago Skyway

Motorists on the Chicago Skyway can expect major delays this afternoon after an accident blocked all outbound lanes.

08/28/2015

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Board Boss Vows To Fix Orland Park School Bus Mess

The head of a southwest suburban school district promises to get bus service problems straightened out or find a new school bus company.

08/28/2015

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Illinois Not Paying Out Big Lottery Jackpots Amid Budget Standoff

The Illinois Lottery says big winners since July 1st aren’t getting any money yet because there’s no state budget, meaning the state has no legal authority to pay out lottery winnings.

08/28/2015

Alison Parker and Adam Ward (Credit: WDBJ7)

Alvarez: Journalists’ Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background Checks

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.

08/28/2015

Emmett Till

Emmett Till’s Family Leads Memorial Marking 60th Anniversary Of His Murder

It was 60 years ago today that 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and shot in the head for reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and his family led a memorial procession to his grave in Alsip.

08/28/2015

Noel Biderman, CEO of Avid Life Media, which owns Ashley Madison. (Credit: Ashley Madison)

On Ashley Madison, Men Were Reportedly Seeking An Affair With Nobody

Whatever the thousands of Chicago users of Ashley Madison were seeking, it didn’t turn out to be sex.

08/28/2015

Franklin Grove Tornado

2015 A Record Year For Tornadoes In Chicago Area

The Chicago area has set a record for the most tornadoes in a single year, according to National Weather Service data.

08/28/2015

Two female snow leopard cubs were born at Brookfield Zoo on June 16 are currently off exhibit bonding with their mother. The cubs are scheduled to make their public debut in mid-October. (Credit: Brookfield Zoo)

Two Snow Leopard Cubs Born At Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo visitors will have to wait more than a month to see the newest additions up close, but until then, the zoo is sharing some photos of the adorable snow leopard cubs who are sure to melt your heart.

08/28/2015

Less Jones III, Cherise Davis-Jones, and their three children, Chloe, Josh, and Less Jones IV. (Family Photo)

2 Killed, 7 Injured In High-Speed Crash In Robbins; Street Racing Suspected

A couple from south suburban Robbins was killed Thursday night, leaving their three children orphaned, when their minivan was struck by two vehicles that appeared to be street racing, and blew a stop sign.

08/28/2015