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Joe Capobianca, volunteer gardener (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Volunteer Gardener Joe Capobianco

The 80-year-old has been taking care of gardens in the Galewood neighborhood as a volunteer for 33 years, CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

10/17/2014

A barge is nearly fuller under the water on the Chicago River on Friday. (CBS)

Barge Sinks In Chicago River

Witnesses say they heard a loud boom before the vessel went down.

10/17/2014

Mayor Emanuel meets with public health officials, cabinet members and hospital leaders on Ebola preparedness. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

Mayor Gathers Cabinet To Prepare For Ebola

In an effort to be better prepared in the event of an Ebola outbreak in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered his top advisers to discuss the city’s plan of action to fight the deadly virus

10/17/2014

Scott Peters  (Credit: McHenry County Sheriff)

McHenry Shooting Suspect Held On $1 Million Bail

A McHenry County judge on Friday set bail at a million dollars for a man facing attempted murder and other charges after he allegedly shot two sheriff’s deputies early yesterday morning.

10/17/2014

Smart phone user (CBS)

Retail ‘Snap Apps’ Offering Consumers Instant Buying Power

Have you ever seen something in a magazine you just have to have, right now? CBS 2’s Erin Kennedy shows you a few apps that promise to make shopping a whole lot easier.

10/16/2014

Jennifer Kraft (CBS)

Injured Bicyclist Lobbies Park District To Warn Riders About Lakefront Dropoff

Now paralyzed below the ribs, Jennifer Kraft is making it her mission to make sure others do not suffer the same fate. CBS 2’s Suzanne LeMignot reports.

10/16/2014

A member of Bellevue's Hospital staff wears protective clothing during a demonstration on how they would receive a suspected Ebola patient on October 8, 2014 in New York City. If the patient was confirmed to be carrying the deadly virus the person would be sent to an isolation unit for treatment. The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Liberian Thomas Duncan, has died at a Dallas hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hospital Ramps Up Ebola Precautions As Enhanced Screening Begins At O’Hare

Screening for the Ebola virus began Thursday at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, as local health experts sought to reassure the public they are ready to help contain any outbreak.

10/16/2014

These two dogs were stolen from a family in Cicero. (CBS)

Cicero Family Seeks Leads After Dogs Stolen From Yard

A Cicero family is hoping that surveillance video from their back yard will help police catch the people who stole their dogs.

10/16/2014

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All Access: CBS Launches Digital Video Subscription Service

CBS Thursday announced the launch of CBS All Access, a new subscription video on demand streaming service for the CBS Television Network.

10/16/2014

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Local Doctors Heart-Broken Over Ebola Spread In Liberia

This is a difficult time for Chicago doctors who have traveled to Liberia in recent years to work in a hospital there.

10/16/2014

Tallulah the dog.

Vets Say Wet Weather Leading To Deadly Disease In Dogs

suburban veterinary center says cool, wet, fall days are fostering an increase in disease from a bacterium that can kill dogs with liver and kidney failure.

10/16/2014

Suspect Scott Peters is taken into custody Thursday. (courtesy: Jim Woodhall)

Suspect Who Allegedly Shot Two Officers Has Been Caught

Scott Peters, 52, was taken into custody around 5 p.m. near Illinois Route 176 and Smith Road, in unincorporated Crystal Lake, after receiving two separate calls about a suspicious person, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department said.

10/16/2014

Mold

Wet Weather Leading To High Mold Counts

All the rain we’ve been having is making mold counts go sky high and those with allergies are just miserable, reports CBS 2’s Pamela Jones.

10/15/2014

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

2 Investigators, BGA: Wrongful Death Settlements At Government Hospitals Costing Taxpayers

Hospitals supported by taxpayers have paid out more than $180 million in Illinois for wrongful death cases — deaths that could have been prevented.

10/15/2014

Taxis says the man his a transformer and rolled over several times.

Man Steals, Crashes SUV Of Good Samaritan Who Pulled Over To Help Him

It was a seriously bum deal for a Good Samaritan who tried to help another driver after a crash in Yorkville. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the Original Report.

10/15/2014

John "Fuzzy" Atkins. (Family provided photo.)

Suburban Mother Afraid She’s Being Targeted By Son’s Killers

A year after her son was murdered, a south suburban woman still lives in fear. She’s afraid two of his killers are targeting her.

10/15/2014

Rauner Quinn

Some Questions Remain Unanswered After Gubernatorial Debate

Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate on CBS-2 answered some questions but also raised some new ones.

10/15/2014

A protective mask manufactured by Medline. (Credit: CBS)

Mundelein Healthcare Supplier Sees Uptick In Sales Of Ebola Protective Gear

Ebola is front of mind for just about everyone, but especially for a local company. Medline based in Mundelein is seeing an uptick in calls from hospitals looking for protective Ebola gear.

10/15/2014

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Talks Break Down Between Waukegan School District, Teachers

The Waukegan teachers strike drags on and is now approaching the two week mark.

10/15/2014