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Suburban Congressman Peter Roskam is trying to keep up the Pressure on the Department of Energy to keep funds flowing for the clean-up of radioactive waste at the old Kerr-McGee factory site in West Chicago and other places, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Prosecutors said Francisco Espinal-Quiroz was driving at least 15 mph faster than the posted construction zone speed limit at the time of the crash, and there was no evidence that he applied the brakes before the crash, although it was not clear if he fell asleep at the wheel.
A woman described by friends and family as a “supermom,” and another mom who was driving to work on her day off were among the five people killed Monday afternoon in a pair of crashes on Interstate 55.
The budget debate between Democrat Governor Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner now includes accusations of “flim-flamming” and “flip-flopping, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
With temperatures likely reaching 90 degrees for the only the third time this year – and the first time this summer – Tuesday should be a perfect day to hit the beach.
HOBY president and CEO Javier LaFianza said this week’s events were designed to help students identify their passions, and where they want to make a difference in the world.
Shortly after at least four major airlines cancelled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for 24 hours, in the wake of a report of a rocket attack near Ben Gurion Airport.
Officials estimated power usage will be at its peak from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., so they want residents to turn up their thermostats a couple degrees, and avoid using other unnecessary appliances and electronics.
The drowning of a teenager in Lake County has authorities stressing safety ahead of one of the hottest days of the year.
Four masked gunmen broke into a home in southwest suburban Oswego Tuesday morning, and took several cell phones before stealing a car.
Hot and humid conditions in the Chicago area on Tuesday could spark a severe thunderstorm by the end of the day, before giving way to much milder conditions on Wednesday.
The family of a Chicago man murdered last fall in Michigan will be in court this week in Ann Arbor, as one of the accused killers goes on trial.
The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.
A 51-year-old truck driver has been charged with speeding just before a deadly crash on I-55 near Channahon on Monday; one of two wrecks that killed five people.
A heroin awareness program in Orland Park last week resulted in a feud carried out via press release between the Village of Orland Park and the Orland Fire Protection District, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.
Lilau Moreno-Tepecha allegedly entered the apartment of a 25-year-old woman through an unlocked door on Sunday in Waukegan, and touched her while she was sleeping, but she was able to get out of the room, grab her young child, leave the apartment and give police a description, police said.
The city has cited the owner of a one-story house after a porch collapse that injured several people Sunday night on the West Side, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.
Gasoline prices are dropping a little, but we’re still paying an average of $3.80 per gallon for regular unleaded in the Chicago area. One way to save at the pump is by using a gas rewards credit card. There are a lot of them out there, so CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker looked at how to choose the best one for you.
A mistake turned fatal Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expressway, when a driver cut off an off-duty police officer who was riding a motorcycle.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy met with federal law enforcement officials and local community organizations and religious leaders on Monday to discuss joint efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.