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Firefighters pour water on the rubble of a house that was destroyed in an explosion late Monday night. Two neighboring homes caught fire as a result of the blast. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

One Dead, Four Injured After House Explosion In Streator

An elderly woman was killed overnight when her home was leveled by an explosion in southwest suburban LaSalle County. The woman’s son also was in the home at the time, but survived. Three firefighters also were hurt while helping put out the flames.

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Each CPS Student Eligible For Free Lunch This School Year

This year, there are some big changes that could impact the safety and health of Chicago Public Schools students. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

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Demonstrators Call For Raising Minimum Wage At Rally Outside Pullman Walmart

Some four dozen demonstrators gathered as close as they could get to the Walmart in Pullman to demand a boost in the minimum wage, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

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Quinn, Rauner Out Campaigning At Labor Day Parades

It’s Labor Day, but the candidates for governor are not taking a holiday break.

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Tammy Duckworth, Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arrives at a World War II Memorial ceremony in March. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth Announces She’s Pregnant

Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth – an Iraq War veteran and a double amputee – has announced that she’s pregnant.

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