COMING UP: Live Coverage Of Public Visitation For Cardinal George, On CBS 2 And CBSChicago.com

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Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Attorney: “Very Disturbing” That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia Boyd

A longtime criminal defense attorney said Monday’s acquittal of a Chicago police officer in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed woman appears to be the result of prosecutors giving the officer a break.

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Wind Advisory Issued For Chicago Area

Hold on to your hats. Chicago will live up to its nickname as the Windy City on Tuesday, with gusts of up to 50 miles per hour.

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The Glenview Education Foundation bought 50 bicycles for 1st and 2nd graders in Glenview, to bring back bike riding lessons for youngsters. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Bike Riding Lessons Return To Glenview Schools

Glenview Public School District 34 taught bike riding about 20 years years ago, but stopped the program when it became too difficult to manage all the student’s personal bicycles. The Glenview Education Foundation brought back the program this spring for first and second graders, by buying 50 bikes for the kids to use.

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Cardinal Francis George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Visitation To Begin For Cardinal Francis George

Thousands of mourners were expected to visit Holy Name Cathedral on Tuesday, as a two-day visitation begins for Cardinal Francis George, the retired archbishop of Chicago, who died on Friday.

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Heather Mack,19, (left) and Tommy Schaefer, 21, (right) cry after being convicted of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014.  Mack was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Schaefer was sentenced to 18 years. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Heather Mack, Tommy Schaefer Convicted Of Killing Sheila Von Wiese-Mack In Bali

The Denpasar District Court sentenced Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in prison and Heather Mack to 10 years for intentionally killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack while vacationing last August. The badly battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase inside the trunk of a taxi at the St. Regis Bali Resort.

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One of the confiscated plants. (Credit: city of Harvey)

Police Say Home-Based Pot Growing Operation Largest In Harvey’s History

Police in Harvey have found the biggest home-based pot growing operation in that south suburb’s history, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

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Trucker Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Fatal I-88 Crash

A truck driver has been sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a crash last year on I-88 that killed a tollway worker and injured a state trooper.

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett attends a Chicago Board of Education meeting. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Says Byrd-Bennett Right To Step Aside In Light Of Federal Investigation

After a brief vacation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned to Chicago and offered his first public comments since the scope of the federal inspection into the Chicago Public Schools came to light, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

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Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Judge Throws Out Case Against Chicago Cop In Off-Duty Fatal Shooting

A Cook County judge has cleared a Chicago police officer of all charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago. Family members of the shooting victim were outraged.

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Jennie Biggs, of Raise Your Hand, and other school advocates call for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace the entire Chicago Board of Education, in light of a no-bid contract scandal and other controversies at the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

CPS Protesters Want Mayor To Replace Entire School Board

Chicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.

04/20/2015

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Cause Of Fire That Destroyed Barrington Hills Mansion Still Undetermined

A suburban fire chief says investigators are still working to determine the cause of an extra-alarm fire that destroyed a Barrington Hills mansion over the weekend, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

04/20/2015

Newly Restored Fern Room, Garfield Park Conservatory, 2015. (Credit: Garfield Park Conservatory)

Garfield Park Conservatory Reopening Greenhouses Damaged In 2011 Hailstorm

One of the Chicago Park District’s most popular attractions has planned a big party on Earth Day, when it will reopen greenhouses that suffered severe damage in a hailstorm four years ago.

04/20/2015

Heather Mack holds her baby inside a holding cell before her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island on April 7, 2015. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Moves To Transfer Part Of Trust Fund To Baby Daughter

As a young woman from Chicago awaits a verdict from an Indonesian court in the killing of her mother, she’s moving to transfer part of her $1.3 million trust fund to her newborn daughter.

04/20/2015

Investigators are looking into whether or not the grocery store was broken into prior tot he fire. (Credit: CBS)

Grocery Store Owner Says Alarm Went Off Prior To Blaze

Windy City Produce, a grocery store in Irving Park, was gutted early Monday, after an extra-alarm blaze tore through the building, causing part of the roof to collapse.

04/20/2015

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Cook County Prosecutors To Focus On Treatment Over Prison For Small-Time Drug Cases

State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez was scheduled to announce reforms to how her office handles minor drug cases, including dismissal of all future misdemeanor marijuana cases. The move also is expected to cover how prosecutors handle cases involving small amounts of other drugs; including ecstasy, cocaine, and heroin.

04/20/2015

Three people were shot while they were sitting in this Ford Thunderbird in an alley parking lot in the 5400 block of South Ellis Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Three Shot In Hyde Park Near University Of Chicago

University police issued a campus security alert at about 2 a.m., after three people were shot in an alley in the 5400 block of South Ellis Avenue. Police said two men and a woman were sitting in a blue Ford Thunderbird in a parking lot, when someone came up to the car and opened fire around 12:30 a.m.

04/20/2015

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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field’s New Video Board

(CBS) — It stands 95 feet high and is 42 feet wide and this season, it’s Wrigley Field’s crown jewel. The Chicago Cubs new video board has been a long time in the making. “This […]

04/20/2015

The ceremony was held at the  Skokie Valley Agudath Jacob Synagogue. (Credit: CBS)

70th Annual Holocaust Observance Ceremony Held In Skokie

A ceremony remembering the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in World War II was held in Skokie Sunday.

04/19/2015

Francis Cardinal George addresses the media Friday after receiving an award from the Knights of Columbus. (CBS)

Catholic School Employee Received Letter From Cardinal George One Day After His Passing

An employee of a Northwest Side Catholic church has a letter from Francis Cardinal George that she says she will always treasure.

04/19/2015

Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Catholics Remember Cardinal George During Sunday Mass

Chicago area Catholics are remembering Francis Cardinal George at the first Sunday mass since he died.

04/19/2015