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Protest Group: Give All Chicago Workers Paid Sick Days

The group supports an ordinance that was introduced to the Chicago City Council this spring that calls for employers to give all workers — both full and part-time — at least five sick days a year.

8 hours ago

Murder victim Jennifer Boyd is memorialized on a balloon. (Courtesy: Rebecca Hernandez)

As Bedford Park Cold Case Marks 12th Anniversary, Police Look At Persons Of Interest

It was Aug. 3, 2002. Jennifer Boyd, 27, was working at a Public Storage facility in the suburb. She was found stabbed to death.

13 hours ago

Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Pfleger Organizing Gun Turn-In Program For Young Adults

Activist priest Fr. Michael Pfleger has planned another gun buyback program, but his latest effort to get guns off the streets has a twist.

15 hours ago

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Suburbs Near O’Hare Want New Jet Noise Studies

Suburbs west of O’Hare International Airport have placed a question on the November ballot, asking voters whether something needs to be done about the rise in jet noise.

15 hours ago

ArrowStream CEO Steven LaVoie was critically wounded when a recently demoted executive shot him in the head Thursday at their Loop offices. The gunman then killed himself. (Credit: CBS)

Loop CEO Critically Wounded In Workplace Shooting; Demoted Executive Kills Self

The CEO of a small technology firm in the Loop was critically wounded Thursday morning, when a disgruntled executive shot him in the head and stomach at the company’s office in the heart of the financial district. The gunman then took his own life.

18 hours ago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel “City Of Big Hearts … Will Welcome” 1,000 Migrant Children

Six aldermen want the City Council to encourage non-profits in Chicago to house and support migrant children who have fled violence in Central America and crossed the border into the U.S.

18 hours ago

A 71-year-old man loading groceries into his car was struck and killed by another vehicle involved in a crash with a CTA bus on Wednesday. Officials said five other people were taken to hospitals after a CTA bus stopped at Sheridan and Balmoral was hit by another vehicle, which also struck a few parked cars. (Credit: CBS)

Driver Questioned After Fatal Edgewater Crash

Police were questioning the driver of a car that plowed into several parked cars and a CTA bus in the Edgewater neighborhood on Wednesday, killing a 71-year-old man who was putting groceries in his trunk.

21 hours ago

A garage exploded in southwest suburban Alsip on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Garage Explodes In Alsip

The blast and resulting fire also damaged an above-ground swimming pool, burned some of the siding off the back of the house, and blasted a hole in the roof of a neighboring garage.

21 hours ago

A car plunged into a swimming pool in the back yard of a home in Barrington Hills early Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Drunk Driver Steered Car Into Pool In Barrington Hills

A Schaumburg man has been charged with drunk driving, after driving his car into an in-ground swimming pool in Barrington Hills.

21 hours ago

Chicago Police Officer John Mathews was beaten to death in May 1988. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation)

Youth Baseball Board Steps Down After Cop Killer Allowed To Coach

There is a big debate in the far South Side Hegewisch neighborhood over a convicted cop killer who was allowed to coach kids’ baseball.

07/30/2014

A cross is held aloft. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Music Director At Suburban Catholic Church Fired After Same-Sex Engagement

Some parishioners at a north suburban Roman Catholic church are upset with the archdiocese – for the firing of the parish music director after he got engaged to his male partner.

07/30/2014

Decarol Deloney-Cain (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Daughter Charged In Murder Of Flight Attendant

The 17-year old daughter of a veteran United Airlines Flight Attendant whose body was discovered in the trunk of her car in Gary now stands charged with her murder, reports WBBm’s Kimberly Easton.

07/30/2014

The Des Plaines Oasis over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is being torn down to widen the tollway. (Credit: CBS)

Plaque Honoring MIAs, POWs To Be Rededicated At O’Hare Oasis

The now-closed Des Plaines Oasis had displayed a plaque dedicated to 19 servicemen who had been listed as missing in action or were prisoners of war. Thursday – that plaque is being rededicated – at another location.

07/30/2014

A 71-year-old man loading groceries into his car was struck and killed by another vehicle involved in a crash with a CTA bus on Wednesday. Officials said five other people were taken to hospitals after a CTA bus stopped at Sheridan and Balmoral was hit by another vehicle, which also struck a few parked cars. (Credit: CBS)

One Dead, Three Hurt In Bus Crash In Edgewater

A man loading groceries into his car in Edgewater was killed late Wednesday morning, after his car was struck by another vehicle involved in a crash with a CTA bus.

07/30/2014

(Credit: CBS)

Council Hiking Chicago Phone Fees To Fund Pension Systems

Aldermen have approved a plan to hike the city’s monthly 911 surcharge on phone bills by 56 percent to help shore up the city’s pension funds, and avoid a property tax hike before next year’s elections.

07/30/2014

Housing (File photo)

Budget Watchdog: CHA Hoarded Money For Housing Vouchers

A new report has found the Chicago Housing Authority socked away hundreds millions of dollars in reserves, while thousands of people have waited for housing subsidies.

07/30/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police To Join Crackdown On Unsafe Truck Drivers

Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.

07/30/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Introduces Minimum Wage Increase To City Council

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a plan to the City Council to gradually increase the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour.

07/30/2014

A cross is held aloft. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Non-Profit Paying For Funeral Services Of Barrington Infant Who Starved To Death

The community of Barrington is preparing to bury the seven-month-old girl who police say was starved to death by her parents in January.

07/29/2014

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Lombard Police Cracking Down On Drivers Using Handheld Cell Phones

Lombard Police say they are cracking down on drivers using hand held cell phones, reports WBBM’s Kimberly Easton.

07/29/2014