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Warm Weather To Bring More Mosquitos, But Cool Weekend To Hamper Growth

The next couple weeks could be a bit of a roller coaster ride for mosquito activity in the Chicago area.

05/27/2015

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

Waukegan Teachers’ Strike Pushes End Of School Year Back Two Weeks

Instead of starting summer break after class on June 3, the more than 16,000 students in Waukegan Public School District 60 will be hitting the books until June 17.

05/27/2015

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Dog Owner Cited After Boy Mauled To Death; Victim’s Grandfather ‘Not Happy At All’

The grandfather of a 5-year-old boy killed by a dog Monday night said the dog’s owner got off too light, after being cited for two ordinance violations.

05/27/2015

A 61-year-old woman was shot in the neck when a man fired shots into her home in the 3600 block of South Honore Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Suspect In Custody After Woman Shot In McKinley Park

Bullets riddled a McKinley Park home late Tuesday night, following an argument between two men, and a 61-year old woman was shot in the neck.

05/27/2015

A man was beaten and robbed near Michigan Avenue and Chestnut Street early Wednesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Investigate Two Robberies Near Magnificent Mile

A man was robbed early Wednesday just off the Magnificent Mile, a few blocks from the scene of another robbery attempt a few minutes later.

05/27/2015

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Off-Duty Evanston Police Officer Saves Person Attempting Suicide

An off-duty Evanston police officer found himself in the right place at the right time to save a life, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/26/2015

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Trial For Ex-Marine Charged With Killing Two Zion Kids Delayed Until February

The anticipated trial of Jorge Torrez for the alleged 2005 murder of two young girls in Zion will likely not occur until next February, officials said Tuesday.

05/26/2015

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After Violent Weekend, Emanuel Says Stronger Gun Laws Needed

Mayor Emanuel attended a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service above and beyond the call and he acknowledged this was a weekend with far too many shootings and deaths.

05/26/2015

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Oswego Schools On Alert After Threatening Emails Sent To Residents

Oswego schools are on high alert this week after someone hacked into an email account and sent threats against children.

05/26/2015

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (at lectern, in blue suit) outlines a seven-point plan to quell gang violence in Chicago and Cook County. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Commissioner Wants Shooters Charged As Domestic Terrorists

In the wake of a holiday weekend in which at least 55 people were shot in Chicago – 12 of them fatally – a Cook County Commissioner was calling for city- and county-wide action to quell gang violence.

05/26/2015

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Return Of Swimming Season Prompts Warning About Rip Currents

This past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and the outdoor swimming season, and it was also marked by drownings and water rescues. Benjamin said part of the problem is that too many people think they’re better swimmers than they are.

05/26/2015

A Memorial Day ceremony is held by the monument to Civil War Gen. John Logan at Grant Park. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

For Families And Friends Of The Fallen, Every Day Is Memorial Day

Jim Frazier said people are too often worried they’ll offend him by asking about his son, Jake, an Illinois Air National Guard member who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2003.

05/26/2015

Four people were taken to hospitals after a second-floor porch collapsed in the 1900 block of Darrow Avenue in Evanston during a Memorial Day party. (Credit: CBS)

Four Injured In Evanston Porch Collapse

As many as 12 people were on the second-floor porch when it gave way around 8:45 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Darrow Avenue. The porch was left on a slant, after it broke free from the rear wall of the building. Four people were taken to hospitals for minor injuries, mostly cuts and scratches.

05/26/2015

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Boy, 5, Mauled To Death By Dog

Witnesses said the attack started inside a home, and the boy’s mother was able to drag the dog and her son outside, and began asking neighbors to help her get the dog off her son. Neighbors used sticks and rocks to try to beat away the dog, and tried to free the boy from its jaws.

05/26/2015

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Memorial Service Held For Rekia Boyd Near Spot Where She Was Fatally Shot By Cop

In Douglas Park on Chicago’s Near West Side, near the spot where a police officer shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago, a few dozen people held a memorial service for her and others they say are casualties of war.

05/25/2015

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Chicago Rap Duo Making Satirical Video To Draw Attention To Homelessness

Some young Chicago performers took their act to an unlikely place recently, Lower Wacker Drive, to deliver a message.

05/25/2015

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Military Historian’s New Book Takes In-Depth Look At America’s Military Actions Around The World

As the nation observes Memorial Day, a new book takes an in-depth look at America’s many military actions over its history.

05/25/2015

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Behind The Plate: Grounds Crew Keeps Wrigley Field Beautiful

What does it take to take care of one of America’s prettiest lawns?

05/25/2015

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Made In Chicago: Richard Bennett Custom Tailors

CHICAGO (CBS) — You could say Albert Karoll knows a thing or two about the clothing business. “I come from a third generation men’s clothing business here in Chicago. My grandfather was Herb Karoll who […]

05/25/2015

White Sox outfielder Avi Garcia presents the 2015 PepsiCo Showdown MVP to New Trier's Bina Saipi (Credit Ron Vesely/White Sox)

Local Girls Soccer Player Wins MVP Of National Tournament

A local soccer player is seeing stars today after winning a trophy by beating out 1,500 other young women.

05/24/2015