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Chicago Area Man Files Lawsuit Against Owner Of Ashley Madison Website

A Chicago area man has filed suit against the company that owns the Ashley Madison website, saying his personal information was violated by the recent data breach.

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Reward Offered For Information On Attacker In Willowbrook Home Invasion, Sexual Assault

Illinois Crime Commission Chief Jerry Elsner says they put up the reward because this crime was so vicious.

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Jimmy Carter spoke for about 45 minutes and then returned to take pictures. (Credit: Elizabeth Carlson).

Batavia Woman Travels To Plains, Ga. To Pay Tribute To Cancer Stricken Former President

Elizabeth Carlson says in a matter of 24 hours, she and a friend flew to Atlanta, drove to Plains, slept in their car and witnessed something she calls surreal and inspiring.

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Orland Park Officials To Hold Town Hall Meeting By Phone

This particular town hall will be to discuss all the road projects going on in the village, particularly the LaGrange Road widening project, although the mayor and trustees will take calls on other subjects as well.

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A police officer collects gear from the trunk of his vehicle amid a manhunt in north suburban Fox Lake, after a police officer was shot during a foot chase. (Credit: CBS)

Manhunt In Fox Lake After Police Officer Shot And Killed

A manhunt was underway in far north suburban Fox Lake, after a police officer was shot and killed while chasing three suspects on foot.

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Three Reported Sex Assaults At Notre Dame Test New School Policy

This summer, Notre Dame and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office began a new protocol for sexual assault cases at the South Bend campus: if a victim wants to file charges, and calls police, prosecutors will be notified and get involved immediately to confer with police.

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Thornton Reservoir. (Credit: CBS)

Massive New Reservoir To Help Alleviate Chicago Area Flooding

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago was cutting the ribbon Tuesday morning at the Thornton Reservoir, which can hold 7.9 billion gallons of stormwater and sewage.

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A police officer detains one of six passengers who became unruly on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago, prompting the pilot to divert the plane to Amarillo, Texas. (Credit: Caitlin O’Sullivan)

Six Men Charged With Disrupting Flight From San Diego To Chicago

A Southwest Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, late Monday night, after six passengers became unruly during the flight.

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Armed Robber Steals Money, Cigarettes From Orland Park Gas Station

Orland Park Police are investigating an armed robbery in which a man got a little bit of money, and a lot of cigarettes.


McCarthy says of the 1,500 people arrested in the first half of the year for illegal gun possession, three out of four are "immediately back out on the street."
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McCarthy Says Too Many Arrested For Illegal Gun Possession Are “Immediately Back Out On The Street”

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he thinks police are “doing a pretty good job” getting guns off the streets, but he says prosecutors and judges have to be held accountable when so many people arrested are ending up back on the street.


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Police Find Car Believed To Be Connected To Willowbrook Home Invasion, Sexual Asssault

Police are searching a car found in the western suburbs Sunday night that’s believed to be connected to a violent attack on a woman in Willowbrook Saturday, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Murder victim Tammy Zywicki (Illinois State Police)

State Police Say Solving Murder Of Tammy Zywicki 23 Years Ago Still A High Priority

It was 23 years ago tomorrow that the body of 21-year-old college student Tammy Zywicki was found along the side of a road in Missouri.


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African-American Aldermen Question Potential Garbage Collection Fee

6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer says he is neither for nor against imposing a fee on home garbage collections, he wants to hear more about it.


Workers perform repairs at Tops & Bottoms in Lansing, after an SUV crashed into the storefront, and five burglars ransacked the store for designer jeans. (Credit: CBS)

Crash And Grab Burglars Raid Lansing Store In Pre-Dawn Heist

An SUV plowed through the front of a store in south suburban Lansing early Monday, and a group of thieves inside made off with thousands of dollars’ worth of designer jeans.


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Lake County Health Officials Sending Out Questionnaires To Evaluate Health Of Residents

Lake County health officials are reaching out to thousands of households in the northern suburbs in order to piece together a profile of the community’s health, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


Second City's theaters were not damaged by a fire that destroyed the comedy troupe's offices. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

The Second City Cancels All Shows This Week After Fire

As crews continue cleaning up and repairing damage from an extra-alarm fire in Piper’s Alley last week, The Second City has cancelled all its shows this week, but hopes to resume a normal schedule a week from Monday.


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Hot And Muggy Week Ahead For Chicago Area

Meteorological fall might start Tuesday, but summer weather isn’t gone just yet, as it will be hot and muggy in the Chicago area for the next seven days, with several days reaching or flirting with 90 degrees or higher.


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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field’s Quick Change

It takes a lot of work to put on a concert at Wrigley Field.

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The Roselle location, it's become the oldest and largest continually operating family winery in the state, manufacturing up to 100 different kinds of wines. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Lynfred Winery

(CBS) — It’s harvest time at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. “Right now is when we’re really going into our busiest time in the wine cellar,” said Christina Anderson-Heller, marketing director for Lynfred Winery. The 24,000 […]


Smoke continued pouring from the remains of Lincoln Square Lanes and Matty K's Hardware for hours after firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm blaze that destroyed the 97-year-old second-story bowling alley and the hardware store below. (Credit: CBS)

Blaze Guts Lincoln Square Lanes Bowling Alley

The fire started around 1 a.m. at Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Av. and while the Fire Department said it was put out by 4:15 a.m., crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots as of 6:30 a.m.