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Robbers Swipe Bags Of Jewelry From Woman In Glenview

A woman was slightly hurt this morning in a motel parking lot, as three robbers got away with bags of jewelry.

07/31/2015

A man was rescued from the water offshore on Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Boater Rescued 10 Miles Off Lake Michigan Shore

A boater was plucked from Lake Michigan by rescue crews on Friday.

07/31/2015

Audrina Bigos

Audrina Bigos Joins CBS 2 As General Assignment Reporter

Audrina Bigos is joining CBS 2 Chicago [WBBM-TV] as a general assignment reporter, beginning August 24.

07/31/2015

Richard Poethig and his wife, Eunice, had their credit card account compromised through a telephone scam. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fraudsters Can Steal Your Phone Number — And More — Through ‘Porting’

Legitimately used, it’s a convenient way to transfer your old phone number to a new phone and carrier or home. Illegitimately, it’s being used by identity thieves. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

07/30/2015

Close up of bees on Jackson Street bridge. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Relax! Loop Honeybee Cluster Is Just A Non-Aggressive Royal Escort

These clumping critters are minding their own beeswax, WBBM’s Steve Miller reports.

07/30/2015

Minnie Hubbard's 8 1/2-year-old Schnauzer Winston recently battled canine flu; he's doing better. (CBS)

Dog Flu Returns To Chicago Region

Dog owners should not feel complacent. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

07/30/2015

Raquel Bolton shot this cell phone video of a woman yelling racial epithets at a Chicago beach. (YouTube/Raquel Bolton)

White Woman Splashed At Chicago Beach Gets Racial, Video Posted Online

A Plainfield mom says she found herself having a talk with her kids about racism after an ugly incident this week in Chicago.

07/30/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Lions, Coyotes And Bears? Oh, My! Be Careful

With a cougar on the loose in Milwaukee, a bear hanging around Michigan City and a thriving coyote population in Chicago, wildlife experts say we can expect more of this kind of thing and that comes with a warning.

07/30/2015

A lifeguard is caught on video apparently lying down on the job. (You Tube)

Lifeguard Whistleblower Upset About Incident At Beach

A 32-year old man who took a video of his critical exchange with a loafing Gary lifeguard says he was very upset about what he saw last weekend.

07/30/2015

Arlington Park

30th Anniversary Of Arlington Park Fire

Friday marks 30 years since one of the biggest fires in Chicago-area history.

07/30/2015

Diamond Bynum, left, and King Walker, right. (Photos provided by Gary Police)

Search Continues In Gary For Woman, Child

The search for a mentally challenged Gary woman and her toddler nephew is entering a sixth day.

07/30/2015

A swimming pool. (Credit: CBS)

How Clean Is The Water In Your Pool?

The Centers for Disease Control says reports of illnesses associated with swimming are increasing. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey has details on what to watch out for.

07/29/2015

A drone used by the Orland Park Fire Protection District. (CBS)

Orland Park Uses Drone To Combat Fire

A southwest suburban fire department used a drone to fly over a burning house. That allowed firefighters to better attack the flames.

07/29/2015

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Summer Vacation Almost Over For Students In Mundelein

Summer vacation is almost over for high school students in north suburban Mundelein, where the first day of classes is Aug. 11, two or more weeks before most districts.

07/29/2015

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Saturday

They won’t all disappear, but as CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, supporters of the ban hope you’ll start carrying your own reusable bags.

07/29/2015

Charles Goodman. (Credit: Lake County (Ind.) Sheriff's Office.)

Driver In Deadly Indiana Bus Crash Has History Of Violations

Court records for the driver of the ill-fated Gary church bus reveal a long and shocking disregard for basic driving regulations that stretches back almost two decades.

07/29/2015

Blue Frog's Local 22 owner John Reed and his wife Kelly stand in front of their bar, where sidewalk seating has been blocked by scaffolding erected by the condominium association that shares the building. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

River North Bar Plans To Continue Lawsuit Against Condo Owners Saying Scaffolding Hurt Business

The owner of a bar and restaurant in River North is going ahead with a lawsuit against his upstairs neighbors, even though scaffolding the neighbors put up several months ago is now down.

07/29/2015

A four-rotor helicopter drone. (CBS)

Aldermen Propose Restrictions On Flying Drones In Chicago

Two key aldermen proposed limits on the operations of drones in Chicago at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/29/2015

Aldermen meet in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

City Council Approves Ordinance Ending Free Garbage Pick Up Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit Buildings

The Chicago City Council has approved ending free garbage collections for hundreds of large multi-unit residential buildings among a flurry of other actions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/29/2015