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Kenny Patel.  (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Petition Drive Saves Downtown Snack Shop Owner

Kenny Patel says he’s overwhelmed by the support he’s received after word got out he may have to move out of his snack shop he’s owned for 27 years inside the CDW Building on Riverside Plaza.

04/27/2015

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BGA: Rauner Pick For Environmental Post Previously Worked At Oil And Gas Pipeline Company

A government watchdog is questioning one of Governor Rauner’s picks for posts in his administration.

04/26/2015

Kenny Patel.  (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Small Shop Owner In Downtown Office Building Petitioning To Keep Business Open

Everyone calls him Kenny and he knows most of his customers by name.

04/21/2015

Francis Cardinal George addresses the media Friday after receiving an award from the Knights of Columbus. (CBS)

Catholic School Employee Received Letter From Cardinal George One Day After His Passing

An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.

04/19/2015

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Win a Trip to See Mumford & Sons in NYC: Play Pingo

Pingo is a free game that rewards you for taking photos with your phone. Not only is Pingo simple and fun, but prizes are given away every day—lots of them!

04/17/2015

Greg Salvi in court. (Credit: Cheryl Cook.)

Melrose Park Detective Accused Of Selling Drugs From Police Evidence

As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, the feds say he stole drugs from police evidence and then sold them.

04/14/2015

The Wanda Vista will be located in the  Lakeshore East development. (Credit: Jeane Gang Studios)

Wanda Vista Skyscraper Could Become Chicago’s Third Tallest Building

Get ready for a new addition to the Chicago skyline.

04/14/2015

Officers at the scene of a police-involved shooting Saturday in Zion. (CBS/Captured News)

Zion Community Group Calls For Town Hall Meeting In Wake Of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

One group is calling for a march, another for a town hall meeting in the wake of the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Waukegan resident by police in Zion, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

04/08/2015

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Secret Recording Leads To Dropping Sexual Assault Charges Against Uber Driver

An Uber driver’s secret recording of his conversation with a passenger prompted Cook County prosecutors Monday to drop rape and kidnapping charges against him, his attorney told the Chicago Sun-Times.

04/06/2015

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Emma: Cubs’ Promise Must Be Met With Patience

Opening Night was thwarted by the Cubs’ rival and was a reminder to stay patient.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2015

Elephants projected on to the Broadway Armory as part the the work "30 Times a Minute" by Colleen Plumb. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Artist’s Work Popping Up In Unexpected Places

A Chicago artist’s work is gaining notoriety on the West Coast. This weekend her images appear in Portland, Oregon. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross with more on who she is and why her works are popping up in unexpected places.

04/05/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pence spoke about the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Opinion: Gov. Mike Pence’s Perception Problem With Religious Freedom Restoration Act

With the ink barely dry after signing Indiana’s new religious freedom law, Gov. Mike Pence is asking lawmakers for a re-do.

04/01/2015

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Elgin Mayoral Candidates Focused On Economic Development

The city of Elgin has a big mayor’s race underway, and—like Chicago, downtown development and outreach to the neighborhoods are majors issues, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore

03/31/2015

Bulls forward Taj Gibson. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls’ Taj Gibson Accepts His Reduced Role Without Complaint

“Sacrifices are going to be made,” Gibson says.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2015

Hasan Edmonds (left), a National Guard specialist, and his cousin ,Jonas Edmonds (right), are charged with a conspiracy in which Hasan would travel overseas to join the Islamic State terrorist group, while Jonas would coordinate an attack on the National Guard facility where Hasan had trained. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Aunt Says Terror Suspects Showed No Signs Of Hatred Toward America

The family of two west suburban men accused of plotting a massacre at a National Guard armory is speaking out, reports Cisco Cotto.

03/30/2015

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10 Albums To Keep You Motivated & Pump Up Your Run

No matter what time of day, what kind of weather, or what mood you might be in, it’s almost never easy to get up the motivation required to go outside or get yourself to a gym for what’s sure to be a less than fun chunk of your day. However, a common way to combat the workout blues is to listen to music, an idea that provides us with the opportunity to share some of our favorite motivational albums.

03/26/2015

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‘Get Ready For The Chicago Marathon’ Playlist

Running is as much a mental sport as it is a physical one, and with the Chicago Marathon almost here we want to make sure that you’re ready to go in every way possible.

Whether you’re walking, jogging, running, or slugging, we’ve put together a playlist to mentally prepare you for every stage of the race.

03/26/2015

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All The Wine, None Of The Hangover?

Researchers at the U. of I. have genetically engineered a yeast that could not only reduce the toxins that lead to hangover headaches, but also increase the health benefits of wine.

03/19/2015

This weapon was discovered at Midway Airport on Monday. (Credit: TSA)

Indiana Pastor ‘Feels Terrible’ After Arrest For Bringing Gun To Midway

A 35-year-old Northwest Indiana pastor arrested at Midway Airport Monday for trying to carry a gun through security now says he feels terrible about the incident.

03/17/2015