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A Chicago Animal Care & Control  van. (Credit: CBS)

Petition Calls For City To Reverse Ordinance And Hold Stray Animals For 5 Days Instead Of 3

There’s an on-line petition drive to get the city of Chicago to reverse an ordinance approved last fall – and go back to holding stray animals for five days instead of just three.

03/30/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Democratic Lawmakers Protest Gov. Rauner’s Proposed Funding Cut For Humboldt Park Pre-School

Four Illinois lawmakers came to a unique Chicago childcare center Monday to attack Governor Rauner’s proposed 2016 budget. WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger was there.

03/30/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a public appearance Nov. 24 as challengers filed to replace him. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Taking Advantage Of Controversial Religious Freedom Law To Lure Jobs From Indiana

Republican and Democratic leaders in Indiana had press conferences Monday concerning the state’s new religious freedom law, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.

03/30/2015

Samiah Lomax (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Girl, 5, Found Safe After Abduction In University Park

Two people took Samiah Lomax from her grandmother’s home in University Park shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, according to Illinois State Police. It started with a home invasion, escalated into a physical fight, and ended with Samiah being abducted.

03/30/2015

Thieves stole packages from the lobby of this Albany Park condominium building at least three times. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Steal Packages From Albany Park Condo Building At Least Three Times

A group of Northwest Side residents was fed up and frustrated, after mail thieves struck their condo building at least three times. Now they’re hoping security footage helps catch the culprits.

03/30/2015

CBS 2's Erin Kennedy talks with three LGBTQ youth battling homelessness. (Credit: CBS)

For LGBTQ Homeless, Life Is Extra Complicated

They walk for hours, ride the train all night and sometimes sleep in alleys or abandoned buildings.

03/29/2015

Runners in the Shamrock Shuffle battling the wind on Franklin Street near Willis Tower. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thousands Run In Windy Shamrock Shuffle

Thirty thousand people signed up for what turned out to be a windy Shamrock Shuffle.

03/29/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Former Opponent Fioretti Endorses Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel received a last minute endorsement from one of his most outspoken critics and one-time opponent, Alderman Bob Fioretti.

03/29/2015

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)

Mayor Emanuel Courts Black Vote At South Side Rally

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was courting votes in the Black community Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/28/2015

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)

Garcia: Emanuel’s Approach To City Finances ‘Irresponsible’

On the campaign trail Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia called Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s approach to the city’s finances “irresponsible.”

03/28/2015

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Boaters Gear Up For Season At Yachtapalooza

The thermometer may disagree, but a lot of people are gearing up for the coming boating season.

03/28/2015

The Riff Music Lounge. (Credit: CBS)

One Killed, One Wounded In Nightclub Shooting

One man was killed and another wounded at a south side nightclub early Saturday morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/28/2015

A member of a SWAT team. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

DuPage County Police Agencies Preparing For Next Big ‘Incident’

An Incident Management Assistance Team, or IMAT, will help local police departments in DuPage with the command and control of large-scale events such as an active-shooter situation or big protest.

03/27/2015

James R. Thompson Center

Possibly For Sale: State Office Building, Real Fixer-Upper

The administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner confirms it is seeking an appraisal of the James R. Thompson Center as the state continues to wrestle with chronic budget problems.

03/27/2015

German and Spanish police officers pay tribute for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash at a memorial in Le Vernet on March 27, 2015. The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, hid a serious illness from the airline, prosecutors said amid reports he was severely depressed. (AFP/Getty Images/BORIS HORVAT)

Experts: Pilots Reluctant To Disclose Mental Illness

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot takes a look at the stigma surrounding mental health in the airline industry.

03/27/2015

Sigma Alpha Epsilon national headquarters in Evanston. (CBS)

Racist Chant Trickled Down From Evanston-Based Fraternity: University Official

The revelation came to light Friday as the president of the University of Oklahoma revealed new details of the investigation into use of the chant at his college. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

03/27/2015

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)

Emanuel: Garcia Asking For Voters’ “Blind Faith”

A day after challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia went on the offensive in the second televised mayoral debate of the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel again chastised his rival for not making his plans for the city clear.

03/27/2015

Josh Driver, of Valparaiso, created this sticker to help businesses reinforce opposition to a new Indiana law that would protect businesses that choose not to serve customers based on religious grounds. (Credit: Twitter/@open4serv)

Indiana ‘Religious Freedom’ Law Spurs ‘This Business Serves Everyone’ Movement

In the wake of a new Indiana law many critics see as legalized discrimination against homosexuals, many Indiana businesses have made it known they serve everyone, with the help of an entrepreneur from Valparaiso.

03/27/2015

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Jail Population Will Increase If Rauner Cuts Mental Health Treatment

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget cuts, saying the governor’s fiscal plan will end up costing the state a lot more money in the long run, and needlessly send more people to jail.

03/27/2015