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If Your ‘Rainy Day’ Fund Is Dried Up, You Aren’t Alone

About one-half of Americans do not have enough money saved for basic unplanned expenses, such as a car repair or trip to the emergency room for a minor mishap.

07/10/2014

Parker Wolfsmith (Family Photo)

Maple Park Holds Safety Meeting After Teen’s ‘Breezing’ Death

“Breezing” next to train tracks apparently is a potent draw for some young kids, which is why the police chief of Maple Park held a safety class Wednesday.

07/09/2014

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Hundreds Receive Parking Tickets Despite Paying With Park Chicago App

Hundreds of drivers who thought they had paid for parking through an app on their smartphones have gotten tickets in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/07/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Lt. Governor Simon Calls On Rauner To Release Full Income Tax Returns

Lt. Governor Sheila Simon is the latest to join the campaign-based call for Republican Bruce Rauner to disclose his full tax returns, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/07/2014

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Top 4 Bandwagons For U.S. Fans To Jump On

Let’s pull ourselves up, wipe ourselves off and jump on the bandwagon of another team. After all, we still have more World Cup to watch. So which team to choose? Here are four teams you might be interested in.

07/02/2014

Leury Garcia forces out Josh Hamilton. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Angels Hold Off White Sox To Complete DH Sweep

Kole Calhoun homered and scored twice as the Los Angeles Angels held off the Chicago White Sox 7-5 to complete a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday night.

07/01/2014

An urban farm. (Credit: CBS)

Urban Garden Offers Hope For Englewood Residents

A garden in the city is giving new hope to a long neglected neighborhood.

07/01/2014

Soccer fans cheering on Team USA in Soldier Field. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Fill Soldier Field As The U.S. Falls To Belgium In World Cup

The dream is over for Team USA, as they fell 2-1 to Belgium to get knocked out of the World Cup.

07/01/2014

One of Chicago's most festive occasions, the Chicago Pride Parade, happened on Sunday, June 24th. With a record-breaking 850,000 people, it was a blast! Check out these photos from B96. (credit: B96 Chicago)

City Holds First Pride Parade Since Same-Sex Marriage Legalized

Over one million people attended Sunday’s Chicago Pride Parade, according to an estimate from Chicago Police.

06/29/2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson Reflects On Peace Quest, Anniversary Of Presidential Run

As Rainbow PUSH’s annual convention kicks off and an historic milestone takes place for Rev. Jesse Jackson, he reflects on the quest for peace in Chicago.

06/28/2014

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HIV Testing To Become Standard At One Chicago Hospital

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on what one Chicago hospital is doing to make people aware if they are HIV-positive.

06/27/2014

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The 5 Dirtiest Plays in Baseball History

Check out our list of the 5 dirtiest plays in baseball history.

06/27/2014

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4 Reasons Why We Should Have Foreseen Hope Solo’s Meltdown

Hope Solo allegedly attacked her sister and nephew, while everyone is shocked it’s probably something we should have seen coming.

06/26/2014

Gregory Garibay (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop Sentenced To Prison For Insurance Fraud Following CBS 2 Investigation

A Chicago Police officer was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for insurance fraud by staging an accident and soliciting payoffs from a towing company in exchange for steering it accident business.

06/25/2014

Catcher John Baker tags out Joey Votto at home plate.   (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Reds Beat Cubs 4-1

Mat Latos pitched seven sharp innings for his first win of the season and Jay Bruce had two run-scoring doubles, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.

06/25/2014

Fruit-flavored Oreos.

Fruit-Flavored Oreos Need A New Dunking Partner

We found some new ways to enjoy the Oreo cookie.

06/25/2014

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Who Wore It Best? 5 Injury Protective Gear Worn By Athletes

Protective injury gear is becoming more popular in professional sports these days and athletes are taking the opportunity to make a fashion statement (and endorsement deals). So who wore theirs the best?

06/25/2014

Gordon Beckham celebrates a solo home run with third base coach Joe McEwing.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

White Sox Beat Orioles 4-2 To End 5-Game Skid

Jose Quintana allowed one run in seven innings, Gordon Beckham homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Tuesday night to end a five-game losing streak.

06/24/2014

Expressway Traffic

Police: I-290 Closed Near Broadview Because Of Flooding

The Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) is closed in both directions near west suburban Broadview because of flooding, police said Tuesday night.

06/24/2014