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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.

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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.

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon national headquarters in Evanston. (CBS)

Racist Chant May Have 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.

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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.

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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” Backlash

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.

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The National Weather Service office in Romeoville. (Credit: Twitter/@NWSChicago)

More Snow Friday Morning, But Spring Weather Returns Next Week

Spring just keeps hitting the snooze button on us.

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Two Suspects In Custody After Robbery Leads To Chase, Crash

Police said two suspects were in custody from at least one of a string of convenience store robberies early Friday, while two more suspects remained on the loose.

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Chicago Area Terror Suspects Were ‘Relatively Easy To Catch,’ Expert Says

Tom Mockaitis of DePaul University says federal charges against cousins Hasan Edmonds and Jonas Edmonds does not indicate the pair had hatched a sophisticated operation. Further, he said, there was little likelihood of success.

03/26/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

In Final Speech In Congress, Schock Says He’s Leaving ‘With Sadness And Humility’

In his final speech on the House floor, embattled Congressman Aaron Schock apologized for letting down his constituents, and vowed to “work tirelessly to make it up” to them.

03/26/2015

Hasan Edmonds (left), a National Guard specialist, and his cousin ,Jonas Edmonds (right), are charged with a conspiracy in which Hasan would travel overseas to join the Islamic State terrorist group, while Jonas would coordinate an attack on the National Guard facility where Hasan had trained. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Aurora Cousins Charged In Plot To Join Islamic State, Attack Illinois Military Facility

A national guardsman from Aurora and his cousin were arrested Wednesday night, for allegedly conspiring to join the Islamic State terrorist group, and attack a military facility in northern Illinois.

03/26/2015

Debra Michaud (left) and other activists with Tar Sands Free Midwest call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to press oil company BP harder for a full accounting of a 2014 oil spill into Lake Michigan.

Activists Want Emanuel To Press BP For Answers On Oil Spill

Local environmental activists have said they’re not getting the answers they want from City Hall about an oil spill that occurred in northwest Indiana a year ago this week.

03/26/2015

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Does Mayor Emanuel Know Where Chicago’s Airports Got Their Names?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to suggest renaming one of Chicago’s airports after President Barack Obama on Thursday, but also sounded confused about how the O’Hare and Midway got their current names.

03/26/2015

Police Lights Police Car

Gas Leak Forces Evacuation Of Homes In South Shore

The leak happened just before 11 p.m. near 80th Street and Crandon Avenue. A 20- to 24-inch underground main was leaking, filling the air with the smell of gas, and creating some tense moments as neighbors were told to evacuate their homes.

03/26/2015

Edward Hartgraves (Credit: Huntley Police)

Man Charged With Beating Wife To Death

Charges have been upgraded to murder against a 64-year-old man whose wife died three days after a beating in their home in northwest suburban Huntley.

03/26/2015

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. gives a thumbs up after leaving federal prison on Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Former Congressman Jackson Arrives At Halfway House

Jackson left the Montgomery Federal Prison Camp on Maxwell Air Force Base through a back gate, avoiding the media. He arrived hours later in Baltimore.

03/26/2015

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)

At CSU Mayoral Forum, Chuy Garcia Calls For Luxury Tax

Mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia unveiled some specifics at a mayoral forum, which featured some fireworks with protesters targeting Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

03/25/2015

Ray McDonald. (Getty Images)

Abuse Victims’ Advocate Outraged By Bears Signing Of Ray McDonald

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spoke with one abuse victim’s advocate outraged by the signing.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2015

A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed at a press conference about a new community prevention program for heroin overdoses in which New York police officers will carry kits of Naloxone, on May 27, 2014 in New York City. The New York Police Department is being provided 19,500 kits for officers; the program will begin after officers receive training. The Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

2 Investigators: Why Aren’t More Cops Carrying Naloxone?

Every three days someone living in the suburbs dies from heroin. A medication that can reverse an overdose from heroin, and other opioids, is being carried by some first responders but not others.

03/25/2015

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Spending Final Hours Behind Bars

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will be released from prison to a halfway house early Thursday morning, and his stay there may not last long.

03/25/2015

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Police: Hit-And Run Leads To Confrontation In Rogers Park

Police are investigating a road rage incident in Rogers Park where video captured a driver repeatedly ramming his car into another while the other driver shows off his flying kicks.

03/25/2015