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Pink's Hot Dogs Grand Opening

Hot Dog Gate: Bruce Rauner Likes Ketchup–Or Does He?

In a race as tight as the campaign for Illinois governor, all it takes is one mistake to turn the election.

10/28/2014

Waukegan Teachers Strike

Waukegan School Board Adjourns Meeting Amid Parent Anger

School officials say the audience would not come to order, making an open discussion impossible.

10/28/2014

Halloween Candy with a Pumpkin

Chicago Area Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Hours 2014

Whether families are looking for trick-or-treating hours in their neighborhood or looking to take a road trip to a nearby town, there are plenty of options for Halloween.

10/28/2014

A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Official: Snow Removal Crews Ready If It’s Another Wicked Winter

With his boss up for re-election in February, the man in charge of snow removal for Chicago said Tuesday that city crews are ready for the coming winter, even if there’s a repeat of last year’s brutal conditions.

10/28/2014

Stacy Peterson (Supplied Photo)

Stacy Peterson’s Family Won’t Have Her Declared Legally Dead After All

Seven years ago Tuesday, Stacy Peterson disappeared from her home in Will County, never to be seen again, and her family said they are now reconsidering a decision to file papers to declare her legally dead.

10/28/2014

(Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Are African Americans Abandoning Democratic Party?

Long considered stalwarts for Democratic candidates in Illinois, are African Americans now turning on the party?

10/28/2014

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Today’s Forecast (10/28/14): Temperatures Dropping In Afternoon

The warm temperatures will be ending on Tuesday, as temperatures across Chicago will begin to fall during the day on Tuesday.

10/28/2014

A semi trailer truck was split in half when it was struck by a Chicago-bound Amtrak train in Reynolds, Indiana. (Credit: WLFI News 18)

Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Hits Truck In Indiana

Several people were hurt Tuesday, when an Amtrak train bound for Chicago struck a semi-trailer truck in northern Indiana.

10/28/2014

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Citizens Utility Board Holding Customer Service Horror Story Contest

Have a customer service horror story that involves dealing with a utility company? The Citizens Utility Board wants to hear from you on social media.

10/28/2014

Shipping orders go by on a conveyor belt at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Amazon To Open First Illinois Facility, Hire 1,000

The company made the announcement about the $75 million project on Tuesday. The jobs figure would be reached by 2017.

10/28/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Garcia To Challenge Emanuel In 2015: “Chicago Wants Change”

A former alderman and state senator, Garcia said he’s challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in part, because he believes the mayor is out of touch, and cares more about the wealthy and downtown than average residents in the neighborhoods.

10/28/2014

Fire gutted a ranch-style home in west suburban Woodridge. Six residents made it out safe. (Credit: CBS)

Woodridge Family Escapes Early Morning Fire

A pregnant woman woke up to find her house on fire Tuesday morning in west suburban Woodridge, and she scrambled to get her family to safety.

10/28/2014

A sidewalk in the western suburbs memorializes the Watergate scandal. (Terry Keshner)

West Suburban Sidewalk Serves As Portal To Watergate Scandal, 40 Years Later

A reference to the Nixon scandal survives in Forest Park — not that every pedestrian knows what it means. WBBM Newsradio’s Terry Keshner reports.

10/28/2014

Larry Turner (CBS)

Retired Chicago Nurse To Travel To Liberia

Larry Turner is headed for ground-zero in the battle against Ebola: the West African nation of Liberia. He’s going with the group Partners in Health. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

10/27/2014

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More Lawsuits Filed Against Ind. Doctor For Unnecessary Heart Procedures

The latest lawsuits against cardiologist Arvind Gandhi were filed Monday, and attorneys expect even more people to come forward. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/27/2014

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Pizza Delivery Driver Shot In Dolton; $5,000 Reward Offered To Find Suspects

It happened near 141st and Indiana Saturday night. The unnamed victim was shot three times when he encountered three suspects during what is described as a set-up and ambush, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/27/2014

Waukegan Teachers Strike

Waukegan Teachers Strike Continues

Talks aimed at ending the strike, which began Oct. 2, adjourned shortly after 7 p.m. Monday night after starting at 10 a.m. Talks are set to continue again Tuesday morning.

10/27/2014

Top Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Levine: C.J. Edwards Showing His Stuff In Arizona

Top Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards has recovered nicely from injury.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2014

A person holds a flu vaccine at the Institut Pasteur de Lille research centre on October 11, 2013 in Lille, northern France. French health authorities launched their annual flu vaccination campaign on October 9 insisting on the elderly and people at risk, even though French people are increasingly reluctant to get vaccinated. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Pediatricians Waiting On Flu Vaccines For Kids

But The Centers for Disease Control says the lack of supply is due to a shipping delay and not an actual shortage of the vaccine. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

10/27/2014