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Attorney: Father’s Death In Tent Collapse ‘Will Be Litigated Exhaustively’

Steven Nincic, 35, was taking shelter from a thunderstorm inside a large canvas tent at Prairie Fest on Sunday, when a strong gust of wind caused the tent to collapse, killing Nincic.

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YMCA

Budget Impasse Prompts Governor’s Namesake YMCA To Cut Program For At-Risk Youth

A lack of state funding during the ongoing budget standoff has forced a Little Village YMCA named in honor of the governor to shut down one of its longest-running programs.

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Authorities investigate the Little Village alley where a man was shot late Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Off-Duty Correctional Officer Shot In Little Village Alley

The 37-year-old officer was returning home from work around 10:30 p.m., still wearing his uniform, standing in the alley behind his mother’s home in the 2800 block of South Tripp Avenue, when someone in a minivan opened fire on him, police said.

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Parking Ticket

2 Investigators: Cash-Strapped City Reaching Back To Decades-Old Parking Tickets

Just how desperate is Chicago for money? CBS 2’s Dave Savini shows one technique the city is using.

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Father Mourned After Wood Dale Tent Collapse, Questions Linger About Safety Response

Steven Nincic took his two daughters to Prairie Fest because they wanted him to win some gold fish at a carnie game. And he did. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

16 hours ago

Roof damage at Grayslake Central High School. (Credit: CBS)

NWS: Damage In Grayslake Caused By EF-1 Tornado

Severe storms swept through the Chicago area Sunday afternoon and evening, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

08/03/2015

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One Killed, Four Wounded In Austin Shooting

One person was killed and four others wounded in a shooting in the Austin neighborhood early Sunday, according to Chicago police.

08/02/2015

Volunteers dig for Civil War-era artifacts at the former Camp Douglas. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Camp Douglas, A Civil War Historic Site

The South Side encampment was named after 19th Century Illinois politician Steven Douglas and was one of the most important Union camps during the Civil War. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

07/31/2015

Passenger Airline (credit: Randy Yagi)

O’Hare Neighbors To Get Some Noise Relief, Aviation Commissioner Says

(CBS) — People living around O’Hare Airport may be close to getting relief from the ear-splitting sound of planes. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports not everyone in those communities has faith in the city’s […]

07/31/2015

Glass from a shattered oven door. (Credit: CBS)

Exploding Oven Glass Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

Now a national watchdog advocacy group called the The Safety Institute revealed new stats going back four years that show 337 complaints involving Kenmore oven glass doors exploding. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

07/31/2015

A mother holds her baby as she enters a nursing room at a local department store in Taipei on December 30, 2009.  Taiwan is to protect the right of nursing mothers to breastfeed in public with hefty fines for those who try to stop them, as part of a campaign to promote the practice, officials said on December 30.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Ordinance Would Require Breast-Feeding Rooms At Airports

The move could help make Chicago the nation’s “most breast-feeding friendly” city, one alderman says.

07/31/2015

A man was rescued from the water offshore on Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Boater Rescued 10 Miles Off Lake Michigan Shore

A boater was plucked from Lake Michigan by rescue crews on Friday.

07/31/2015

Audrina Bigos

Audrina Bigos Joins CBS 2 As General Assignment Reporter

Audrina Bigos is joining CBS 2 Chicago [WBBM-TV] as a general assignment reporter, beginning August 24.

07/31/2015

Richard Poethig and his wife, Eunice, had their credit card account compromised through a telephone scam. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Fraudsters Can Steal Your Phone Number — And More — Through ‘Porting’

Legitimately used, it’s a convenient way to transfer your old phone number to a new phone and carrier or home. Illegitimately, it’s being used by identity thieves. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

07/30/2015

Minnie Hubbard's 8 1/2-year-old Schnauzer Winston recently battled canine flu; he's doing better. (CBS)

Dog Flu Returns To Chicago Region

Dog owners should not feel complacent. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

07/30/2015

A drone used by the Orland Park Fire Protection District. (CBS)

Orland Park Uses Drone To Combat Fire

A southwest suburban fire department used a drone to fly over a burning house. That allowed firefighters to better attack the flames.

07/29/2015

Plastic Bag (Credit: CBS)

Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban Goes Into Effect Saturday

They won’t all disappear, but as CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, supporters of the ban hope you’ll start carrying your own reusable bags.

07/29/2015

An animal found living with a squatter in a coach house in Steger undergoes surgery. (Credit: CBS)

Vets Working To Save Dogs Found In Steger Coach House

One dog has died, and CBS 2 has been told two more are beyond help. The animals were discovered last Friday, but the surgeries and other treatments continue today.

07/28/2015

Video of a traffic stop conducted by a South Holland police officer. (Credit: Captured News)

South Holland Police Chief Unhappy With Officer’s Conduct During Traffic Stop

On cell phone video, a South Holland police officer is heard cursing at a young driver, Rodney Wilson, trying to get him to leave his car.

07/28/2015

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 15:  People receive a free meningitis vaccine from  Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation started free meningitis vaccines after a West Hollywood man died from the disease.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Meningitis Vaccine Required For 6th, 12th Graders Returning To School

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley finds out what’s behind the rule change.

07/28/2015