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The Chicago Department of Transportation is reconfiguring the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues, which has ranked in the top 10 for crashes citywide for more than a decade. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Reconstruction Of Bucktown Six-Corner Intersection Set To Begin

One of the city’s busiest and most dangerous intersections was about to become an even bigger headache for drivers, as crews begin a major overhaul in Bucktown.

05/28/2015

A man who appeared to be about 70 was critically injured in a fire in the 3300 block of West Columbus Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Man Critically Injured In Ashburn Fire

Relatives said 50-year-old Tyrone Lowe was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition.

05/28/2015

Emmett Frank. (Credit:  sudc.org/emmetsrun.)

North Aurora Family Still Searching For Answers After Toddler’s Mysterious Death

A North Aurora family is remembering their son who died in 2013 at the age of 16 months. What remains a mystery is why he died, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

05/28/2015

Travel agent Nicole Scott.

Hundreds Of Customers Accuse Indiana Travel Agent Of Fraud

Their dream vacations crushed and destination weddings ruined. Hundreds of people are accusing a Northwest Indiana travel agent of scamming them out of thousands of dollars.

05/27/2015

The shows the dog walker kicking the dog, Chloe. (Credit: Youtube)

Watch: Owner Of West Loop Pet Care Business Kicks Dog

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports the video is now sparking outrage by animal lovers all over the internet.

05/27/2015

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Police Searching For Mask-Wearing Man Who Tried To Abduct Girl On West Side

Police seek a man who allegedly tried to abduct a girl early Wednesday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/27/2015

The Charlie Charlie Challenge. (Credit: CBS)

Mother Says Kids Playing “Charlie Charlie Challenge” At Roseland School

In this Original Report, one South Side mother told CBS 2’s Jim Williams children had no business playing it at her daughter’s grade school.

05/27/2015

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Hawks Fans Say Playoff Series Against The Ducks One Of The Most Stressful Yet

Wednesday’s game against the Ducks could be the last one of the season, but fans CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talked to were hearing nothing of it.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2015

James Nevils III (Supplied Photo)

Why Weren’t Charges Filed Against Owner Of Dog That Mauled Boy To Death?

Five-year-old James Nevils III was killed by a pit bill Monday night and police said no criminal charges will be filed against the dog’s owner.

05/27/2015

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Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Makes Campaign Stop In Chicago

– Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul brought his presidential campaign and his policy positions to Chicago in one of the first overtly political public visits to the city this year, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/27/2015

Balloons are released at the start of the opening ceremonies for the 15th World Cup 17 June 1994 at Soldier Field (CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)

Were U.S. World Cup Games Tainted?

World Cup soccer isn’t played just for kicks, the real prize is illegal cash. That’s the allegation from federal prosecutors, who charge soccer’s overlords with taking bribes and kickbacks.

05/27/2015

The Nasdaq composite index is viewed in Times Square. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After The Bell: Nasdaq Sets A Record As Stocks Rebound On Wall Street

Stocks traded higher on Wednesday, recovering from Tuesday’s sell-off as strength in technology pushed the NASDAQ to an all-time closing high of 5,106.59. The Dow and S&P 500 also followed suit, each gaining over a half percent by the closing bell.

05/27/2015

Chicago police officers Jerome Finnegan (left) and Timothy McDermott (right) . (Source: Court photo.)

Emanuel Says ‘Good Riddance’ To Cop Fired For Posing In Photo With Black Man Dressed In Antlers

Mayor Emanuel says “good riddance” to a police officer who was fired last year – more than 10 years after a photo was taken of two officers with rifles and an African American man lying on the floor wearing antlers.

05/27/2015

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With ComEd Rates Low, CUB Says To Think Carefully Before Going With Alternative Supplier

ComEd rates are about to drop again, and the Citizens Utility Board is warning you to think twice and do your homework before going with an alternative supplier.

05/27/2015

Jacele Johnson. (Famiy provided photo)

Mother Pleads For Violence To Stop As 4-Year-Old Daughter Recovers From Shooting

As her daughter recovers from brain surgery, a young mother makes a plea for those who shot her this weekend, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

05/27/2015

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Taste Of Chicago To Feature 19 New Restaurants, Food Trucks

This summer’s Taste of Chicago is featuring 19 restaurants that are new to Taste. WBBM’s Steve Miller has a preview of one newcomer.

05/27/2015

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Critics Want Law Changed To Reduce Pension Boosts For Retiring Teachers

Citizen advocates have called for changes in a state law allowing local school boards to use big pay raises to boost the pensions of retiring teachers.

05/27/2015

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Teen Awarded College Scholarship For Essay Honoring Army Vet Brother

A senior at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights has been awarded a college scholarship for her moving essay about losing her brother to suicide after he returned from a tour of duty in Iraq.

05/27/2015

The Chicago Department of Transportation is reconfiguring the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues, which has ranked in the top 10 for crashes citywide for more than a decade. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Dangerous Bucktown Intersection Getting Major Realignment

In an effort to reduce the number of traffic congestion and crashes at one of the most accident-prone intersections in the city, work was scheduled to begin Thursday to reconfigure the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues.

05/27/2015