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Animal Shelter Seeking Answers After Woman Who Reported Dognapping Disappeared

A Minnesota animal rescue group was hoping to get some answers Thursday, two days after a woman claimed a dog she adopted was stolen in Chicago, and then she cut off all contact. A police officer who heard about the case has begun seeking answers on her own time.

02/26/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Eugene Wood said 4 inches of snow had fallen in Alsip by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Fresh Snow Keeps Plows Busy All Night, Stalls Morning Commute

Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.

02/26/2015

Renato Velasquez (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Trucker On Trial For Fatal Tollway Crash Won’t Take Stand

The trucker standing trial for the fiery I-88 accident 13 months ago that left a Tollway worker dead and a state trooper critically injured will not take the witness stand.

02/25/2015

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Tour Bus Carrying Suburban High School Students Catches Fire In Michigan, None Hurt

A bus carrying 40 Bloom Township High School students on a college visit burned on a I-196 in Michigan.

02/25/2015

Cloud. (Credit: Midwest Animal Rescue & Services Facebook)

Rescue Organization Worried About Recently Adopted Dog Reported Stolen By Owner

An animal rescue organization is concerned about the welfare of a dog that was adopted by a Chicago woman and then reported as stolen at a Northwest Side gas station.

02/25/2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (left) and Bob Fioretti (right)

Fioretti Hedges On Endorsing Garcia, After Calling For “United Front” Against Emanuel

Just hours before the election, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti was assuring reporters he wanted to see the “anybody but Rahm” movement stick, regardless of which candidate ended up in a runoff with the mayor.

02/25/2015

Pravin Varughese. (Credit: Twitter)

Criminal Charges Won’t Be Filed In Death Of SIU Student Pravin Varughese

A Morton Grove woman whose 19-year-old son died a year ago in Carbondale says the state’s attorney has decided not to bring criminal charges against anyone.

02/25/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Teachers Union On Runoff In Mayor’s Race: ‘A Beautiful Day For Democracy’

Among the first to back Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his bid for mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday was taking a brief moment to enjoy Garcia’s success in forcing a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

02/25/2015

Chicago Public Schools

Most Voters Want Elected School Board In Chicago

Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.

02/25/2015

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Girl Who Played On Boys’ Basketball Team For 2 Seasons Banned From Playoffs

A Catholic school’s boys’ basketball team from Hegewisch was set to resume playoff action on Thursday, but without the girl who has been a starter for the past couple years.

02/25/2015

Former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson (left) is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow (right), who led the team which successfully prosecuted Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Getty Images)

Inmate’s Letters Claim Glasgow Helped Set Up Peterson In Murder-For-Hire Scheme

Letters written by a prison inmate allege Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was in on the planning of his own murder-for-hire, leading to new charges against the man he put in prison, convicted killer Drew Peterson.

02/25/2015

Police Headquarters

Chicago Police Deny West Side Facility Used For Illegal Detentions

The Chicago Police Department has denied allegations in a British newspaper report that officers sometimes use a West Side facility as the equivalent of a CIA black site, where they illegally detain suspects for questioning, and deny their attorneys access.

02/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Round Two Begins In Race For Mayor; Emanuel Vs. Garcia On April 7

After suffering an embarrassing setback in his bid for a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces six more weeks of campaigning, in a head-to-head battle with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

02/25/2015

Jesus Davila with his ceremonial check. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Retired Naperville Man Steps Forward To Claim Largest Jackpot In Illinois History

A Naperville man has officially claimed the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

02/24/2015

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School Districts Cracking Down On Overdue Student Fees

Some local school districts have been ramping up efforts to collect long overdue student fees that have added up into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

02/24/2015

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Supreme Court Fight Over Health Law Affects Illinois

The U.S. Supreme Court hears a case next week that challenges health insurance subsidies that make coverage more affordable for more than a quarter-million Illinois residents.

02/24/2015

Satellite image of ice coverage on the Great Lakes on Feb. 22, 2015, when the lakes were 84 percent covered in ice. (Credit: NOAA)

Great Lakes More Ice-Covered Than Last February

For the second consecutive winter, the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice, due to the frigid weather.

02/24/2015

Ballots

Board Of Elections: No Proof Fraud Took Place At 5th Ward Polling Place

Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there’s not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.

02/24/2015

The intersection of 41st and Pulaski, where a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who refused orders to drop a knife he had used to slash the tire of a squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Report: Suspect Shot By Police Suffered 16 Gunshot Wounds

Laquan McDonald was shot after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles, including a police squad car, and allegedly refused officers’ orders to drop his knife on Oct. 20, 2014.

02/24/2015

Former Bolingbrook police offcer Drew Peterson (R) leaves the Will County Jail with his attorney Joel Brodsky after posting bail for a felony weapons charge May 21, 2008, in Joliet. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Letters To Peterson Attorney Suggest He Was Set Up In Murder-For-Hire Plot

Letters sent to a former attorney for convicted killer Drew Peterson have raised questions about whether Peterson was set up on charges he sought to have a prosecutor killed.

02/24/2015