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U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)

Congressman Roskam Calls For Funds To Clean Up West Chicago Factory Site

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.

07/22/2014

Francisco Espinal-Quiroz (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Trucker Accused Of Speeding, Driving 12 Hours Before Deadly I-55 Wreck

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.

07/22/2014

Ulrike Blopleh (left) and Vicky Palacios were among four people killed in a crash on I-55 on Monday. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Two Dedicated Moms Among Victims Of Grisly I-55 Crash

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.

07/22/2014

Governor Pat Quinn (Left) and Bruce Rauner (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Quinn, Rauner Trade Barbs Over Budget Plans

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.

07/22/2014

Sunbathers enjoy what should be the summer's first 90-degree day at North Avenue Beach on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Summer Scorcher Brings Ideal Beach Weather

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.

07/22/2014

Students with the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation help spruce up Humboldt Park as part of a world conference in Chicago. (Credit: Instagram)

World Conference In Chicago Teaches Students About Leadership

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.

07/22/2014

An Israeli soldier inspects the damage at an house that was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014, in the Israeli city of Yahud, some 15 kms east of Tel-Aviv. The UN chief and Washington's top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo to push for an end to violence in Gaza that has killed more than 590 Palestinians. (Photo credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Bans All Flights To Israel After Rocket Attack

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.

07/22/2014

Heat, Summer, Thermometer, Hot Weather

Naperville Asks Residents To Turn Up The Thermostat

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.

07/22/2014

Matt Reed (Photo Supplied)

Teen Drowns While Swimming With Friends In Lake County

The drowning of a teenager in Lake County has authorities stressing safety ahead of one of the hottest days of the year.

07/22/2014

Oswego police investigate after a home invasion on Hemlock Lane on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Masked Men Steal Car After Oswego Home Invasion

Four masked gunmen broke into a home in southwest suburban Oswego Tuesday morning, and took several cell phones before stealing a car.

07/22/2014

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Tuesday Might Be Hottest Day Of The Year; Could End With Thunderstorms

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.

07/22/2014

Demarius Reed (Credit: Eastern Michigan University)

Trial Set To Begin In Murder Of Former Simeon Football Star

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.

07/22/2014

Simeon Career Academy (CBS)

Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.

07/21/2014

The scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 55 near Channahon. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Trucker Charged In Connection With I-55 Crashes That Killed 5

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.

07/21/2014

Heroin

Heroin Awareness Meeting Sparks Feud Between Orland Park Mayor, Fire Protection District

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.

07/21/2014

Lliau Moreno-Tepecha (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Homeless Man Charged With Entering Apartment, Fondling Sleeping Woman

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.

07/21/2014

A porch collapse in the 700 block of North St. Louis. (Photo provided by family member on scene).

City Cites Building Owner After 8 Injured In Porch Collapse On West Side

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.

07/21/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Saving At The Pump: Is A Gas Rewards Card Right For You?

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.

07/21/2014

Chicago Police Officer Tito Rodriguez (Photo supplied to CBS)

Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Dan Ryan

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.

07/21/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy meet at Chicago Police Headquarters with federal law enforcement officials and community activists to discuss ways to address gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Government Officials, Community Leaders Promise Coordination To Combat Violence

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.

07/21/2014