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A suburban teen's bionic arm has been stolen. (video screen grab provided)

Police Find Bionic Arm Teen Reported Stolen

Police said they have found the bionic arm that a west suburban teenager reported stolen earlier this month. Sammy Luther, 16, had said the arm was stolen from his family’s car while they were in the Pilsen neighborhood on Oct. 18.

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Ald. Leslie Hairston (Credit: Facebook)

Prosecutors Investigating Alderman’s Offer Of Prizes To Voters

Cook County prosecutors have begun investigating a South Side alderman who admitted she made a mistake by offering rewards to her constituents if they vote in the upcoming election, no matter who they vote for.

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Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Judge Orders Alstory Simon Freed In 1982 Murder Case

In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.

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Marcus DiPaola, a Chicago-based photojournalist, has returned from Liberia, and is monitoring himself for symptoms of Ebola. He is not considered at high risk for the disease. (Credit: Marcus DiPaola/Facebook)

Chicago Photojournalist Monitored For Ebola After Return From Liberia

Marcus DiPaola returned to the U.S. from Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 20. Since he returned, he has been monitoring himself for a fever by taking his temperature every hour. He has yet to show any symptoms of Ebola. Two nurses from the Chicago Department of Public Health visited his home Wednesday to check on him.

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Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers, District 60 Reach Tentative Agreement

Negotiators for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 and the Waukegan Teachers’ Council met for nearly 14 hours Wednesday before coming to an agreement.

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A Gage Park home is perilously near a giant hole. (Steve Miller/WBBM)

Chicago Resident, 90, Tells City: Fix The Giant Hole On My Street, Already

Martha Krasauskis says she’s been waiting — and waiting — for city crews to plug a giant hole in the Gage Park neighborhood. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller pays a visit.

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Feds Charge 29 In $1.7M “Card-Cracking” Bank Fraud Scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged more than two dozen people who allegedly used rap music videos and social media to help convince people with debit cards to sell their PINs and passwords as part of a scheme to defraud banks out of more than $1.7 million.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel votes early in the 2014 General Election, at 69 W. Washington St. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Mayor Votes Early, Pushes Minimum Wage Hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cast his ballot in the race for governor on Wednesday, to make a point about early voting, and what’s at stake in next week’s elections.

10/29/2014

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

Catholic Archdiocese To Close Or Consolidate Schools

Cardinal Francis George on Wednesday said, as he wraps up his remaining three weeks as the Catholic Archbishop in Chicago, he’ll finalize plans to close and consolidate some Catholic schools with low enrollment.

10/29/2014

Harper High School (Credit: CBS)

Harper High Evacuated Over Carbon Monoxide, Up To 9 Hospitalized

Seven people were taken to hospitals Wednesday morning, after high carbon monoxide readings were detected at a West Englewood high school.

10/29/2014

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

Suspected Serial Killer Pleads Not Guilty In Two Stranglings

A week after he was held in contempt of court for refusing to speak to a judge, suspected serial killer Darren Vann politely answered the same judge’s questions, and pleaded not guilty to the murders of two women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana earlier this month.

10/29/2014

Nik Wallenda will walk a tightrope from the Marina City Towers to the Leo Burnett Building, 50 stories above the Chicago River. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Crews Making Preparations For Wallenda’s High-Wire Walk

Trailers and generators line the Dearborn Street Bridge as crews prepare for Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk on Sunday night.

10/29/2014

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Police Caution Parents To Check Sex Offender Registry Before Halloween

Kane County Undersheriff Pat Gengler said it’s prudent to know whose door your kids are knocking on, and make sure they’re accompanied by an adult. He expects a busy Halloween this Friday.

10/29/2014

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T-Shirt Activism Stirs Controversy At DePaul

A group of DePaul students has been selling T-shirts to raise awareness of sexual assault, but the message on those shirts isn’t sitting well with some women.

10/29/2014

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Attorneys: Millions Of Dollars Flowed As Doctor Ordered Needless Heart Procedures

More than two dozen people are now suing an Indiana cardiologist and hospital, claiming they went under the knife unnecessarily. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

10/28/2014

A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Official: Snow Removal Crews Ready If It’s Another Wicked Winter

With his boss up for re-election in February, the man in charge of snow removal for Chicago said Tuesday that city crews are ready for the coming winter, even if there’s a repeat of last year’s brutal conditions.

10/28/2014

Stacy Peterson (Supplied Photo)

Stacy Peterson’s Family Won’t Have Her Declared Legally Dead After All

Seven years ago Tuesday, Stacy Peterson disappeared from her home in Will County, never to be seen again, and her family said they are now reconsidering a decision to file papers to declare her legally dead.

10/28/2014

(Credit: Citizens Utility Board/Facebook)

Citizens Utility Board Holding Customer Service Horror Story Contest

Have a customer service horror story that involves dealing with a utility company? The Citizens Utility Board wants to hear from you on social media.

10/28/2014

Shipping orders go by on a conveyor belt at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Amazon To Open First Illinois Facility, Hire 1,000

The company made the announcement about the $75 million project on Tuesday. The jobs figure would be reached by 2017.

10/28/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Garcia To Challenge Emanuel In 2015: “Chicago Wants Change”

A former alderman and state senator, Garcia said he’s challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in part, because he believes the mayor is out of touch, and cares more about the wealthy and downtown than average residents in the neighborhoods.

10/28/2014