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Teen Drowns While Swimming With Friends In Lake County

The drowning of a teenager in Lake County has authorities stressing safety ahead of one of the hottest days of the year.

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Tuesday Might Be Hottest Day Of The Year; Could End With Thunderstorms

Hot and humid conditions in the Chicago area on Tuesday could spark a severe thunderstorm by the end of the day, before giving way to much milder conditions on Wednesday.

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Trial Set To Begin In Murder Of Former Simeon Football Star

The family of a Chicago man murdered last fall in Michigan will be in court this week in Ann Arbor, as one of the accused killers goes on trial.

3 hours ago

Bridget Murphy purchased these tickets for Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings for $800, only to learn at the gate that they were fake. (Supplied to CBS)

2 Investigators: Sheriff’s Police Bust Counterfeit-Ticket Sellers

CBS 2′s Pam Zekman helps Cook County authorities set up some fake-ticket makers.

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Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

The neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.

11 hours ago

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Police Making Progress In Investigation Of 11-Year-Old Girl’s Shooting Death

Police say the investigation into the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams is progressing rapidly.

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This picture taken on July 20, 2014 shows workers producing food at the Shanghai Husi Food Co., a factory of US food provider OSI Group, in Shanghai. Shanghai city officials have shut a Shanghai Husi factory of US food provider OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said on July 21 in China's latest food safety scandal. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Aurora Company Apologizes For Meat Scandal In China

OSI is headquartered in Aurora and has facilities throughout the city, suburbs and even into southern Wisconsin, a total of nine locations in five different towns. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez reports.

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A picture taken from the southern Israeli Gaza border shows an Israeli army flare illuminating the sky over the Gaza strip, on July 21, 2014. Israeli forces killed more than 10 Gaza militants who had infiltrated southern Israel today, the army said, later announcing it had lost four soldiers in that battle. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Gaza Conflict Creates Tension, Fears For Relatives In Chicago

Here in Chicago, families with loved ones overseas are also calling for an end to the violence. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez reports.

16 hours ago

The scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 55 near Channahon. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

Trucker Charged In Connection With I-55 Crashes That Killed 5

A 51-year-old truck driver has been charged with speeding just before a deadly crash on I-55 near Channahon on Monday; one of two wrecks that killed five people.

18 hours ago

Lliau Moreno-Tepecha (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Homeless Man Charged With Entering Apartment, Fondling Sleeping Woman

Lilau Moreno-Tepecha allegedly entered the apartment of a 25-year-old woman through an unlocked door on Sunday in Waukegan, and touched her while she was sleeping, but she was able to get out of the room, grab her young child, leave the apartment and give police a description, police said.

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Saving At The Pump: Is A Gas Rewards Card Right For You?

Gasoline prices are dropping a little, but we’re still paying an average of $3.80 per gallon for regular unleaded in the Chicago area. One way to save at the pump is by using a gas rewards credit card. There are a lot of them out there, so CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker looked at how to choose the best one for you.

24 hours ago

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Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Dan Ryan

A mistake turned fatal Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expressway, when a driver cut off an off-duty police officer who was riding a motorcycle.

07/21/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy meet at Chicago Police Headquarters with federal law enforcement officials and community activists to discuss ways to address gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Government Officials, Community Leaders Promise Coordination To Combat Violence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy met with federal law enforcement officials and local community organizations and religious leaders on Monday to discuss joint efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.

07/21/2014

Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Across Chicago, An Effort To Make Residents Feel Safer

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/18/2014

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Pitchfork Weekend Begins

CBS 2′s Mai Martinez talks with event organizers, concert-goers and a Chicago doctor about what they expect.

07/18/2014

Protesters gather outside the offices of Israeli diplomats Friday. (CBS)

Protesters Stage Demonstration Outside Israeli Consulate In Chicago

Two members of the Christian Peacemaker team were arrested as they knelt inside the lobby of the building that houses Israel’s diplomatic team here. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

07/18/2014

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Someone You Should Know: Opera Singer, 12

Laura Breton is the spirit of everything you’d expect a girl her age to be — with one exception. CBS 2′s Harry Porterfield reports.

07/18/2014

Tess Boghossian of Palatine during her recent trip to the White House. (Boghossian Family)

Palatine Girl, 12, Rewarded For Healthy Recipe: Lunch With First Lady

It was a day Tess Boghossian of Palatine will never forget. She was one of 54 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Contest, chosen for her healthier version of Lincoln’s Inaugural Soup. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

07/18/2014

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Some DCFS Wards Get A Leg Up On Their Futures With Scholarships

The latest recipients for the four-year college scholarships were selected from 300 applicants across the state.

07/18/2014

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Riverside Police Chief Wants Stiffer Punishment For Habitual Drunk Drivers

After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.

07/18/2014