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US President Barack Obama casts an electronic ballot while participating in early voting October 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Casts Ballot On First Day Of Early Voting

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

5 hours ago

A ship equipped with a crane scoops out clay from the sunken barge. (Credit: John Cody)

Work Continues To Fix Sunken Barge In Chicago River

The barge that sank Friday at the Randolph Street Bridge is going to get some patch work done before it’s floated off for repairs, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

6 hours ago

City Hall

Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely Stepping Down For Job In Private Sector

Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely confirms that she’s leaving her job for the private sector, and soon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

8 hours ago

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Jesse White Says Tougher Instruction Responsible For Drop In Teen Driving Fatalities

Teen deaths have been dropping radically and the Secretary of State says part of that is a new tougher introduction to rules of the road, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

9 hours ago

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Motorists Pleased By Falling Gas Prices

Gas prices have been coming down recently and motorists are liking what they see.

9 hours ago

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Conducting Hearings On Emanuel’s Proposed 2015 Budget

The Chicago City Council has begun hearings into Mayor Emanuel’s proposed 2015 budget, and aldermen are asking questions about the spending plans, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

11 hours ago

Vintage Confections owner Cheryl Carr  (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Vintage Confections

Tucked away inside a small store front in Clarendon Hills is a place Willy Wonka could be proud of.

14 hours ago

President Barack Obama hugs Gov. Pat Quinn during a rally at Chicago State University on Sunday . Obama attended the event to encourage Democrats in Illinois to vote early and cast ballots for Quinn against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Up Democrats, Urges Early Voting For Quinn

President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.

14 hours ago

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Murder Of Woman In Hammond, Suspected In 6 Other Deaths

A convicted sex offender who allegedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has told police his crimes date back as long as two decades.

15 hours ago

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No School Tuesday For Waukegan Students As Teacher Strike Continues

There is no school again Tuesday for public school students in Waukegan as a teachers strike will enter its 12th day.

10/19/2014

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Person Of Interest In Custody As Bodies Of Three Women Found In Gary, One In Hammond

The bodies of three females were found in three separate locations overnight in Gary.

10/19/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Supporters Of Minimum Wage Referendum Making Major Push

Supporters of a non-binding referendum to raise the state’s minimum wage are making a major push in the next two weeks, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/18/2014

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Researcher Says People Should Be Concerned, Not Panicked, About Ebola

A researcher who’s been studying Ebola for six years says people should be concerned about the virus but not panicked.

10/18/2014

Robert Dold, Brad Schneider

Schneider, Dold Spar Over Healthcare In Debate

The candidates for the tenth congressional district sparred this morning over healthcare, abortion and other issues in a rematch of a very close race two years ago.

10/18/2014

A rendering of the Focal Point Chicago campus. (Credit: Focal Point)

SW Side Development To Feature Hospital, Retail Center

The ribbon’s been cut on a huge healthcare and retail project on the city’s Southwest Side.

10/18/2014

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Catholic Charities Selling Designer Clothing To Raise Money For Mary’s Closet

Racks and racks of designer clothes, shoes and accessories are for sale at low prices this weekend as part of Catholic Charities’ Encore event.

10/18/2014

Mayor Emanuel meets with public health officials, cabinet members and hospital leaders on Ebola preparedness. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

Mayor Gathers Cabinet To Prepare For Ebola

In an effort to be better prepared in the event of an Ebola outbreak in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered his top advisers to discuss the city’s plan of action to fight the deadly virus

10/17/2014

Scott Peters  (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

McHenry Shooting Suspect Held On $1 Million Bail

A McHenry County judge on Friday set bail at a million dollars for a man facing attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly shot two sheriff’s deputies early yesterday morning.

10/17/2014

These two dogs were stolen from a family in Cicero. (CBS)

Cicero Family Seeks Leads After Dogs Stolen From Yard

A Cicero family is hoping that surveillance video from their back yard will help police catch the people who stole their dogs.

10/16/2014

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Local Doctors Heart-Broken Over Ebola Spread In Liberia

This is a difficult time for Chicago doctors who have traveled to Liberia in recent years to work in a hospital there.

10/16/2014