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Missy, a pit bull since renamed "Monkey" is getting care at Found Chicago, after being left alone in a Chicago Animal Care and Control van for five days in April, with almost no food or water. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

Pit Bull Left Alone 5 Days Gaining Weight, But Still Weeks Away From Adoption

The one-year-old pit bull mix that was left alone in a Chicago city dog pound van for at least five days last month is now a step closer to getting her “forever home.”

18 hours ago

Sister Carolyn Sieg has been principal of St. Joan of Arc School in Lisle for 48 years. Before that, she was a teacher and student there. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Catholic School Principal Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

Sister Carolyn Sieg has lived most of her life around St. Joan of Arc School; having been a student and teacher at St. Joan of Arc School in Lisle before serving as principal there for 48 years.

19 hours ago

Humboldt Park neighborhood residents who did not want Riot Fest to return to that park this year were celebrating the music festival's decision to relocate to Douglas Park, and warning residents of that area of problems they believe it will create. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Humboldt Park Residents Gloat After Riot Fest Pulls Up Stakes For Douglas Park

The decision to move the popular Riot Fest from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park was cause for celebration, and a warning, from those who didn’t want the festival back in their neighborhood.

19 hours ago

Caddy, a bearded dragon, was found at the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie. (Credit: Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue/Facebook)

Rescue Group Hoping To Find Owner Of Wayward Lizard

No one has yet claimed the bearded dragon found earlier this week on a golf course in Skokie, and time is running out.

19 hours ago

A yoga class gets in some stretching at North Avenue Beach on Friday, the start of the official swimming season at Chicago's beaches. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago’s Beaches Open For Unofficial Start To Summer

Chicago’s beaches were bound to be packed for the Memorial Day Weekend, thanks to sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s for the start of the holiday weekend.

21 hours ago

The Goldfish Swim School in Naperville was evacuated after a chlorine leak on Friday. Several people were treated at the scene, and at least nine were taken to the hospital as a precaution. (Credit: CBS)

Nine Hospitalized After Chlorine Leak At Naperville Pool

At least nine people, including six children, were taken to the hospital Friday morning, after a chlorine leak at a swim school in Naperville.

21 hours ago

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Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Warm, But Rain Likely Sunday And Monday

If you’re planning a cookout for the Memorial Day weekend, you might want to fire up the grill on Friday or Saturday, as storms could wash out your holiday plans on Sunday and Monday.

22 hours ago

Oak Park police after a woman was attacked during a home invasion in the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Attacked In Oak Park Home Invasion

Oak Park police were hunting for a man who carried out a violent home invasion Thursday night, when the attacker forced his way inside a home on one of Oak Park’s busiest streets.

05/22/2015

Needles are discovered at Chicago's Douglas Park. (CBS)

New Riot Fest Site May Have A Problem: Used Heroin Needles

A viewer said Douglas Park is littered with used hypodermic needles. And sure enough, that’s just what CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez found.

05/21/2015

Jazmine Longoria was reunited with her older brother, Argenis, on Thursday. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Immigration Authorities Allow Detainee To Donate Kidney To Sister

Jazmine Longoria was reunited with her older brother, Argenis, on Thursday outside the immigration court building in the South Loop just after his release.

05/21/2015

The Cook County Sheriff's Department has deployed resources to work at Jewish Graceland Cemetery. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Sheriff’s Office Lends Hand At Neglected Part Of Jewish Cemetery

But will someone step in to permanently solve maintenance issues at Jewish Graceland Cemetery? WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

05/21/2015

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State School Board Says PARCC Exam Will Be Shorter Next Year

Illinois State Board of Education spokesman Matt Vanover said the PARCC governing board has streamlined the Illinois exam, after analyzing feedback from parents and others.

05/21/2015

Rendering of the $782 million consolidated rental car facility and parking garage planned for O'Hare International Airport. (Credit: City of Chicago)

O’Hare Getting $782 Million Consolidated Rental Car Facility

City officials broke ground Thursday on a new consolidated rental car facility at O’Hare International Airport, designed to bring every rental car agency under one roof, and reduce traffic congestion on airport terminal roadways.

05/21/2015

Chicago Park District lifeguards will be wearing new Tommy Bahama gear in 2015, as part of a marketing partnership. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Chicago Park District Ready For Start Of Beach Season This Weekend

Friday marks the official start of the beach season in Chicago. All Chicago Park District beaches will be staffed with lifeguards from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day through Labor Day.

05/21/2015

Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Civic Planners: Slow Chicago Population Growth Keeping Economy Stagnant

Chicago remains the third largest city in the U.S., but Census data show it’s the slowest-growing of the top 10 cities with populations of 1 million or more.

05/21/2015

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Police Question One In Ambush Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Elijah Dace

Community activist Andrew Holmes said the gunmen were hiding on the side of a garage, and jumped out as Elijah Dace walked with a group of kids near 109th and Loomis streets around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. The shooters, who appeared to be teens, opened fire, and shot Elijah in the shoulder.

05/21/2015

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Two Years Later, Aldermen Finally Pick Independent Budget Analyst

A nearly two-year deadlock over who would run the Chicago City Council’s independent budget office has come to an end, as aldermen have reached a consensus choice to become their first-ever financial analyst.

05/21/2015

Illinois State Police troopers search for evidence after a shooting on the Bishop Ford Freeway near 103rd Street. (Credit: CBS)

Police Investigate Shooting On Bishop Ford Freeway

Illinois State Police said, shortly before 5 a.m., someone inside one vehicle fired multiple shots at another vehicle on the Bishop Ford, wounding a 26-year-old man in the second car. A 21-year-old man and 20-year-old woman who also were in that car were not wounded.

05/21/2015

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Busy Travel Weekend Expected For Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, which means the start of the busy summer travel season. Whether you’ve booked a flight, or are hitting the road, you’re sure to see some congestion.

05/21/2015

Chicago police were conducting a homicide investigation after a woman was found dead in a basement in the 4800 block of South Karlov Avenue. Detectives also were investigating a related crash, involving a car that went through a garage down the block. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Found Beaten To Death In Archer Heights Basement

Police were questioning two men after their mother was found dead Wednesday night inside a home in the Archer Heights neighborhood.

05/21/2015