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Prosecutors: Anti-Government Group Illegally Moved Into Foreclosed Homes In Beverly, Morgan Park

A South Side alderman calls it a “cancer” on his community: An anti-government group illegally moving into homes in foreclosure, and now two of the four men charged have been arrested.

07/01/2015

Airplane Liftoff (credit: Randy Yag)

Justice Department Probes US Airlines For Possible Collusion

A government probe into whether U.S. air carriers conspired to control industry growth as part of an effort to keep higher ticket prices weighed on shares of major U.S. airlines Wednesday.

07/01/2015

Laundry pods. (Credit: CBS)

Doctors Warn Laundry Pods A Hazard For Children

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports pods are popular because they’re more convenient than the liquid detergent we grew up with, but also, more concentrated and much more toxic.

07/01/2015

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)

Hundreds Protest Budget Cuts Proposed By Gov. Rauner Outside Thompson Center

More than 500 people gathered outside the Thompson Center downtown this morning against budget cuts proposed by Governor Rauner. Demonstrators say the cuts squarely hit the most vulnerable people in the state.

07/01/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Interim CPS CEO Jesse Ruiz. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Calls For State Action In Wake Of ‘Intolerable’ Cuts By CPS

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the $200 million in cuts CPS will make after making a $634 million pension payment “intolerable” and called for action from Springfield.

07/01/2015

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

ACLU Obtains Court Orders To Maintain State Funding To Help People With Disabilities

The American Civil Liberties Union says it’s gotten court orders keeping state budget money flowing to help many people with physical and psychological disabilities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/01/2015

Injured police officer Densey Cole II talks with CBS 2 about his recovery. (CBS)

Paralyzed Chicago Cop Says He’s Being Evicted From Apartment City Pays For

A Chicago police officer who was left paralyzed after a crash in his patrol vehicle six years ago has been served with eviction papers at the apartment the city has been paying for.

07/01/2015

Garage Sale sign (Getty Images)

Geneva Alderman Suggests Limits On Garage Sales

As the weather warms up, and garage sales and yard sales become a more common sight, an alderman in west suburban Geneva has suggested limiting how many such sales a resident can have each year.

07/01/2015

A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Murders And Shootings Up For First Half Of 2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said part of the challenge in reducing gun violence is gang members are more worried about what their gang will do to them if they lose a gun than they are about what the courts will do to them if they’re arrested with an illegal firearm.

07/01/2015

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Plans To Close Petcoke Facilities Welcome News To South Deering Neighbors

Bowing to pressure from the Emanuel administration, community activists and environmental groups, one of the two remaining storage facilities for petroleum coke shut down Tuesday — and the last is on borrowed time.

07/01/2015

U.S. cash (Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Minimum Wage Rises To $10 An Hour

Minimum wage earners in Chicago will begin seeing a bump in their paychecks this month.

07/01/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner presents his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Governor, Democrats Still At Odds In Face Of Partial Government Shutdown

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) planned to call for a vote on a $2.3 billion one-month budget to avoid the shutdown, but Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has indicated he would veto any such measure.

07/01/2015

Dabiq, a magazine created by ISIS. (Credit; CBS)

2 Investigators: ISIS Finding Innovative Ways To Find New Recruits

How is it doing this and why? CBS 2’s Dave Savini this original report.

06/30/2015

Francis Cardinal George. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Pays Tribute To Late Cardinal George During Rome Trip

Amid the ceremonies at the Vatican for Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich he paused to remember his predecessor.

06/30/2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on preparations for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police To Work Overtime To Stem Violence During Fourth Of July Weekend

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is preparing.

06/30/2015

A map showing stops on Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. (Credit: CBS)

New Details Released On Pope Francis’ U.S. Trip

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is wrapping up his visit to the Vatican as Pope Francis prepares for two big trips, including one to the United States.

06/30/2015

North Shore hair stylist and Greek-American George Flannery. (Credit: CBS)

Greek Chicagoans Keeping Close Eye On Economic Crisis In Homeland

The Greek crisis is also touching the lives of Chicago area families. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has the details on how many are on edge.

06/30/2015

Suitcases of foreign exchange students in the parking lot of Elmhurst College. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Illinois Exchange Students Head Home

Hundreds of suitcases fill the parking lot outside Elmhurst College as 500 international students board buses to the airport to go back home.

06/30/2015

The Lincoln Hub, also called Polka Dot Park by some Lakeview neighbors, was designed to combine public art with traffic calming elements at the six-corner intersection of Lincoln, Southport, and Wellington avenues. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

New “Polka Dot Park” Fails To Hit The Spot With Some Lakeview Residents

Some residents in Lakeview have launched a petition drive to do away with the new Lincoln Hub, a so-called “placemaking” installation at the six-corner intersection of Lincoln, Southport, and Wellington avenues.

06/30/2015