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Professors To Be Honored For Study Of Traffic Stop Disparities

Dr. Steven Maynard-Moody said he and his fellow researchers found no racial bias in normal traffic stops — in which the sole reason a driver is pulled over is an actual traffic violation — but they did find tremendous bias in so-called “investigatory traffic stops.”

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CTA passengers board Blue Line trains at the Logan Square subway station. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Ridership Down Overall, But Train Rides Set New Record

Buses remained the most popular option for public transit users in Chicago last year, although rail ridership set a new record for the CTA.

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The sun rises over the Chicago skyline on Friday. (Credit: Bart Shore)

After Record Cold, Weekend Thaw Should Put A Spring In Chicago’s Step

Our clocks won’t be the only things springing forward this weekend. After setting a new record for cold overnight, temperatures will gradually return to normal for this time of year over the weekend, ahead of even milder conditions in the middle of next week.

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Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith helped young fan Cammy skate for the first time in her life, and score her first goal, as part of the team's "What's Your Goal?" campaign. Cammy, who was born unable to walk or speak, wanted to score a goal with an assist from her favorite player. (Credit: Chicago Blackhawks/Instagram)

WATCH: Keith Helps Young Blackhawks Fan Skate For First Time And Score A Goal

The Chicago Blackhawks have been tugging at heartstrings all season with the fans they’ve been showcasing through their “What’s Your Goal?” campaign.

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Historic Irving House Moved To New Lot In Evanston

Now that a historic, 1928-vintage Prairie-style home, designed by an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, has been moved to its new home, it’s time to piece the jigsaw puzzle back together atop a new foundation.

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A cab driver was stabbed and robbed after picking up three men in West Ridge early Friday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Cab Driver Stabbed, Robbed In West Ridge

Police said driver picked up a male passenger at the intersection of Devon and Western avenues around 2:30 a.m., and when the passenger got inside, he announced a robbery.

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The Cubs expect the left-field bleachers to be ready by May 11, but the right-field bleachers won't open until June. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Wrigleyville Residents Air Grievances With Cubs

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports on a meeting between locals and Cubs representatives.

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Benito Juarez High School (CBS)

2 Investigators: High School Allegedly Used Grade-Cheating To Pass Students

Sources say the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Inspector General is looking into how Benito Juarez Community Academy High School uses “benchmark recovery” — a grading system that is supposed to help failing students meet standards. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

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Vehicles are stranded this week on I-65 in Kentucky. (CBS)

Chicago Family Stranded On Snowy Kentucky Highway For 16 Hours

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has their story.

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Beware Prom Dress Rip-offs Online, Consumer-Advocacy Group Warns

With high school girls thinking about prom season, here’s a warning from the Better Business Bureau.

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A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Garcia Steps Up Attack On Cameras: ‘Time To End The Red Light Ripoff’

Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has taken a harsher stance against the city’s red light cameras, as he steps up his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Smith Bizzell Warner & Son Funeral Home in Gary, Indiana. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Gary Funeral Home Says Former Worker Moved Babies’ Bodies To Ceiling

A funeral home in Gary, Indiana, was explaining why the remains of two unidentified babies were stored in the facility for nearly two decades, and denying rumors the bodies were improperly stored in a ceiling for two years.

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The Jane Byrne Interchange (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Byrne Interchange Overhaul To Create New Headaches For Drivers

Motorists who drive along the Jane Byrne Interchange might want to find a new way to get where they’re going starting next week, thanks to a project that will increase traffic for more than a year.

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(Left to right) Christopher "Zet" Smith, Raymond Robinson, Officers Mark Czapla and Joe Groh were honored at Chicago Police Headquarters on Thursday, for subduing a shoplifting suspect who became violent when the officers confronted him at a Walgreens in Andersonville in February. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM)

CPD Honors Officers, Bystanders Who Subdued Violent Shoplifting Suspect

Two Chicago police officers have been reunited for the first time with two bystanders who helped save their lives in a violent confrontation with a suspected shoplifter last month. All four were honored Thursday at Chicago Police Headquarters.

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Police investigate at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, after the facility's active shooter alarm was triggered Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Hospital Locked Down After False Alarm About Active Shooter

A Hoffman Estates hospital was placed on lockdown, and employees were later evacuated, while police investigated what turned out to be a false alarm for an active shooter in the building.

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Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt (Credit: City of Park RIdge)

Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt Dies Of Sudden Illness

Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt was first elected in 2009, and was re-elected in 2013. Park Ridge village manager Shawn Hamilton said Schmidt was stricken suddenly at home Wednesday night, and taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where he died.

03/05/2015

Crews battle an extra-alarm fire in West Englewood. One firefighter was injured, and more than dozen residents were displaced from their homes.

Fire Damages Three Homes In West Englewood

An early morning fire in West Englewood spread to three homes before firefighters put out the flames.

03/05/2015

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Chicago Man Receives Refund Check After Identity Thieves Filed His Taxes

Imagine your tax return is rejected by the IRS because somebody has already filed a fake return in your name. Then the next day, you get a refund.

03/04/2015

Inside the FBI's Regional Computer Forensics Lab in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Chicago Lab Analyzes Cyber Evidence To Track Down Criminals

Bank robbers, killers, terrorists and other criminals leave behind digital and cyber evidence. Analyzing that evidence is the job of forensic lab investigators here in Chicago.

03/04/2015

A 4th grade student says a school bus driver was watching "50 Shades of Grey" on her phone while driving the bus. (Credit CBS)

Student Says School Bus Driver Watched “50 Shades Of Grey” On Phone While Driving

A suburban elementary school is investigating after students say a school bus driver watched “50 Shades of Grey” on a phone and the audio was played over the bus speakers.

03/04/2015