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Second City's theaters were not damaged by a fire that destroyed the comedy troupe's offices. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Second City Cancels Shows Through Sunday After Fire

The Second City comedy troupe has canceled all of its performances through Sunday, while crews continue assessing and cleaning up damage from an extra-alarm fire that destroyed its offices on Wednesday.



Discovery Of Unmarked Graves Halts Plan To Rebuild Oak Park Avenue

The Chicago Department of Transportation is putting an indefinite hold on plans to rebuild Oak Park Avenue on the Northwest Side because city crews have discovered bodies buried beneath the pavement.


Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of August 26, 2015 in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed nearly 620 points up, erasing some of the losses from earlier in the week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Stocks Rebound On Wall Street Posting Biggest Daily Gains Since 2011

By Andy Giersher (CBS) — Stocks soared on Wednesday, rebounding from a string of consecutive down days that pushed equity markets into correction territory. All three of the major indices posted gains of nearly 4-percent […]


WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward (Credit: WDBJ)

Killing Of Two Journalists In Virginia A Reminder Of Dangers Of Contentious Firings

Today’s killing of a Virginia reporter and cameraman on live tv allegedly by a former co-worker reminds us of the dangers that go along with contentious firings.


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Chicago School Board Passes Unbalanced Budget Hoping For State Help

It’s a budget based on borrowing and hope. But now, CPS’ financial doomsday clock is actually ticking.


Authorities Express Doubts About Reports Of Venomous Snake In Kane County

That snake story we’ve been reporting – about a supposedly venomous cottonmouth on the loose in Kane County? Now authorities aren’t so sure.


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Woman Sues Funeral Home For Giving Niece’s Ashes To Wrong Person

Vera Brown had raised her niece, LaShaira Boyd, since Boyd’s own mother died. When Boyd died last spring at age 29, Brown wanted the body cremated, but a month after the funeral, she got some unsettling news from Fountain Jordan Shepard Funeral Home.


Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Health Officials Establish Mumps Vaccination Clinic At U Of I

The first week of school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign included a crash course in vaccinations, as health officials struggle to contain a growing mumps outbreak.


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Commissioner Wants Medical Examiner To Stop Identifying Latinos As Black Or White

A Cook County commissioner has asked the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for a Latino designation when identifying the race of those who die in the county.


A car left the road and crashed into a tree, then burst into flames, along Rollins Road, just east of Lake Shore Drive in north suburban Ingleside. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Three Killed In Fiery Ingleside Crash

Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Christopher Covelli said a Kia Optima struck a tree and burst into flames just east of the intersection of Rollins Road and Lake Shore Drive in Ingleside shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.


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CTA Getting $750K From Feds To Train Bus Mechanics

The CTA initiative will be a part of the agency’s successful Second Chance Program, which trains non-violent ex-offenders, victims of abuse, and others who face barriers to employment.


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Kanye West To Receive Vanguard Award At VMA’s

Will anyone try to interrupt his acceptance speech?


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Rising Traffic Times A Sign Of Growing Economy

The latest annual study finds traffic has recovered completely since the economy tanked in 2008, and five of the 20 most congested roads in the U.S. are in the Chicago area.


Firefighters battled a blaze early Wednesday at a home in the 4100 block of West Maypole Avenue. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Investigate West Garfield Park Fire As Arson

Firefighters responded to the blaze around 1:50 a.m. Wednesday at a two-flat in the 4100 block of West Maypole Avenue.


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Lake Station, Ind. Resident Stunned By $1,200 Water Bill

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports Lake Station, Indiana resident James Williams owes more than $1,200 to the city’s water department. He says there’s no way he used the amount of water the city is billing him for.


Photographer Putting Faces To Illinois Foster Kids

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has more on a “Heart Gallery” and the photographer’s labor of love.


Michael Jordan addresses reporters at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago. (Bob Roberts/CBS)

Non-Profits Lining Up To Get Donation From Michael Jordan After $8.9 Million Jury Award

Minutes after a federal jury awarded Michael Jordan $8.9 million in an advertising case against Dominick’s, he said the money would be going to charity.


Business mogul Donald Trump gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Experts Question Donald Trump’s Claim That Chicago Crime Tied To Illegal Immigrants

Outspoken presidential candidate Donald Trump has raised some eyebrows, connecting Chicago’s crime to illegal immigrants.


The three names join 571 other names already etched in the granite wall on the west side of the park.
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Names Of Three Fallen Officers Added To Gold Star Police Memorial

Family and friends of three fallen officers were on hand at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park to unveil the newest names to the wall of honor.