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Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Researcher Says People Should Be Concerned, Not Panicked, About Ebola

A researcher who’s been studying Ebola for six years says people should be concerned about the virus but not panicked.

10/18/2014

Robert Dold, Brad Schneider

Schneider, Dold Spar Over Healthcare In Debate

The candidates for the tenth congressional district sparred this morning over healthcare, abortion and other issues in a rematch of a very close race two years ago.

10/18/2014

A rendering of the Focal Point Chicago campus. (Credit: Focal Point)

SW Side Development To Feature Hospital, Retail Center

The ribbon’s been cut on a huge healthcare and retail project on the city’s Southwest Side.

10/18/2014

(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Catholic Charities Selling Designer Clothing To Raise Money For Mary’s Closet

Racks and racks of designer clothes, shoes and accessories are for sale at low prices this weekend as part of Catholic Charities’ Encore event.

10/18/2014

Mayor Emanuel meets with public health officials, cabinet members and hospital leaders on Ebola preparedness. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

Mayor Gathers Cabinet To Prepare For Ebola

In an effort to be better prepared in the event of an Ebola outbreak in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered his top advisers to discuss the city’s plan of action to fight the deadly virus

10/17/2014

Scott Peters  (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

McHenry Shooting Suspect Held On $1 Million Bail

A McHenry County judge on Friday set bail at a million dollars for a man facing attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly shot two sheriff’s deputies early yesterday morning.

10/17/2014

These two dogs were stolen from a family in Cicero. (CBS)

Cicero Family Seeks Leads After Dogs Stolen From Yard

A Cicero family is hoping that surveillance video from their back yard will help police catch the people who stole their dogs.

10/16/2014

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Local Doctors Heart-Broken Over Ebola Spread In Liberia

This is a difficult time for Chicago doctors who have traveled to Liberia in recent years to work in a hospital there.

10/16/2014

Tallulah the dog.

Vets Say Wet Weather Leading To Deadly Disease In Dogs

suburban veterinary center says cool, wet, fall days are fostering an increase in disease from a bacterium that can kill dogs with liver and kidney failure.

10/16/2014

Suspect Scott Peters is taken into custody Thursday. (courtesy: Jim Woodhall)

Suspect Who Allegedly Shot Two Officers Has Been Caught

Scott Peters, 52, was taken into custody around 5 p.m. near Illinois Route 176 and Smith Road, in unincorporated Crystal Lake, after receiving two separate calls about a suspicious person, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department said.

10/16/2014

Rauner Quinn

Some Questions Remain Unanswered After Gubernatorial Debate

Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate on CBS-2 answered some questions but also raised some new ones.

10/15/2014

A Ventra machine at a CTA station. (CBS)

New App Will Allow Ventra Users To Manage Account On Their Smart Phone

Metra riders are used to carrying a ticket and tucking that paper under the metal tab in front of you. But CBS 2’s Ed Curran says a new app will soon let you buy a ticket for Metra on your phone and keep it there.

10/15/2014

Heroin

Grundy County Coroner Speaks Out On Heroin

The coroner of far west suburban Grundy County is speaking out on heroin as he reports on the death of a 25-year-old woman from the drug, leaving behind a five-year-old daughter.

10/15/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Families Of Assault Weapons Victims Endorse Gov. Quinn

The families of violence victims lost to people shooting assault weapons joined the Brady Campaign and the Gun Violence Prevention Pac today, endorsing Governor Pat Quinn for re-election.

10/15/2014

Inside Fantasy Costumes on Milwaukee Avenue. (Credit: Steve Miller0

Costume Store Manager Says Customers Using ‘Breaking Bad’ Haz Mat Suits To Design Ebola Costumes

What do you get when you cross the TV show “Breaking Bad” with current events? The answer is: one of this year’s most popular – and perhaps most tasteless – Halloween costumes.

10/15/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Chicago Woman Campaigning To Stop Sexual Harassment On CTA

A Chicago woman says there’s a real difference between unsolicited compliments and sexual harassment in public places, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/15/2014

City Hall

Mayor Emanuel Proposes $8.9 Billion City Budget

Mayor Emanuel outlined a 2015 city budget that holds the line on most taxes–with the exception of an increase on the parking garage tax–and promises money for education, crime prevention and job creation.

10/15/2014

Intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenue (credit: localities.tv/images/activities)

Most Dangerous Intersections In Chicago

They are some of the most dangerous spots in Chicago.

10/15/2014

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. (Credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

What Is Protocol To Protect Workers From Ebola?

The protocol is time-consuming and exacting.

10/15/2014

Rock musician Dee Snider talks about his holiday show, which will run in Chicago. (Lisa Fielding)

Rock Wild Man Dee Snider Brings ‘Christmas Tale’ To Chicago

The Twisted Sister frontman says his “Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” is a sort of “Wonderful Life” show that mixes Christmas with rock and roll.

10/14/2014