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2 Investigators: Some Taste Of Chicago Vendors Violated Health Standards

CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman looked into the health inspection records of the restaurants featured at next week’s massive event and found that some have failed up to three health inspections in the past two years.

5 hours ago

Oak Brook Police were investigating the death of a woman, whose body was found in an office park.

Purse Thieves Caught In Minnesota May Be Linked To Louis Vuitton ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Here

Eight men, all from Chicago, were taken into custody in Edina, Minn. after walking out of a Louis Vuitton store with $20,000 in merchandise.

11 hours ago

A general view of the field during the fifth inning  of a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 22, 2015 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Last Month Was Cloudiest June Ever In Chicago; 9th Wettest

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago practically could have issued a missing person alert for the sun last month, which was the cloudiest June on record in Chicago. According to the National Weather Service, data collected three […]

13 hours ago

The auditorium on the second floor of the Riverside Town Hall might be named after the late Judy Baar Topinka, on the recommendation of a township committee. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Riverside Town Hall Won’t Bear Topinka’s Name, But Auditorium Might

Officials in Riverside Township want to name something in honor of late Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a Riverside native, but it won’t be the historic town hall. It might be the auditorium, instead.

14 hours ago

4th Of July Fireworks

Fire Department Preparing For Likelihood Of Fires From Illegal July 4th Fireworks Displays

Just about all kinds of fireworks are illegal in Chicago, but that certainly doesn’t stop lots of people from shooting them off for the 4th of July every year, so the Fire Department will be watching closely for the problems that always result.

14 hours ago

About 100 Chicago teachers and supporters marched outside City Hall on Thursday, to protest $200 million in budget cuts, including 1,400 job cuts. (Credit: CBS)

Teachers Protest CPS Budget Cuts, Layoffs

Public school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.

16 hours ago

Burglars crashed a stolen minivan into The Shop 147 in Beverly, and stole an undetermined amount of merchandise, mostly high-end clothing. (Credit: CBS)

Crash-And-Grab Duo Attempts Burglary At Clothing Boutique In Beverly

Glass was scattered over the sidewalk in front of The Shop 147, at the corner of 95th Street and Claremont Avenue, after burglars drove a stolen silver Dodge Caravan into the entrance around 4:15 a.m. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) said the crooks did not get inside.

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CTU Plans City Hall Protest As CPS Begins 1,400 Layoffs

The union said the district’s cutbacks are counterproductive, and will lead to fewer resources for educators. The Emanuel administration has said the cuts will save $200 million for a district reeling from paying $634 million in pension obligations.

20 hours ago

A device measuring the electromagnetism produced by a smartphone. (Credit: CBS)

Are Wi-Fi Signals Making You Sick?

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey talks with a woman who suffers from something called electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

07/01/2015

Tickets to the three Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field are sold out. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago About To Come Alive With Grateful Dead Fans

CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole got inside the brain of “dead-heads” today.

07/01/2015

A new home under construction in Lincoln Park. (Credit: CBS)

Real Estate Booming In Lincoln Park

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the reason is twofold: a lack of inventory of homes in Lincoln Park and low interest rates.

07/01/2015

Laundry pods. (Credit: CBS)

Doctors Warn Laundry Pods A Hazard For Children

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports pods are popular because they’re more convenient than the liquid detergent we grew up with, but also, more concentrated and much more toxic.

07/01/2015

Injured police officer Densey Cole II talks with CBS 2 about his recovery. (CBS)

Paralyzed Chicago Cop Says He’s Being Evicted From Apartment City Pays For

A Chicago police officer who was left paralyzed after a crash in his patrol vehicle six years ago has been served with eviction papers at the apartment the city has been paying for.

07/01/2015

Garage Sale sign (Getty Images)

Geneva Alderman Suggests Limits On Garage Sales

As the weather warms up, and garage sales and yard sales become a more common sight, an alderman in west suburban Geneva has suggested limiting how many such sales a resident can have each year.

07/01/2015

A Chicago police vehicle parked on the West Side. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Murders And Shootings Up For First Half Of 2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said part of the challenge in reducing gun violence is gang members are more worried about what their gang will do to them if they lose a gun than they are about what the courts will do to them if they’re arrested with an illegal firearm.

07/01/2015

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Chicago’s Minimum Wage Rises To $10 An Hour

Minimum wage earners in Chicago will begin seeing a bump in their paychecks this month.

07/01/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner presents his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Governor, Democrats Still At Odds In Face Of Partial Government Shutdown

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) planned to call for a vote on a $2.3 billion one-month budget to avoid the shutdown, but Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has indicated he would veto any such measure.

07/01/2015

Dabiq, a magazine created by ISIS. (Credit; CBS)

2 Investigators: ISIS Finding Innovative Ways To Find New Recruits

How is it doing this and why? CBS 2’s Dave Savini this original report.

06/30/2015

Francis Cardinal George. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Pays Tribute To Late Cardinal George During Rome Trip

Amid the ceremonies at the Vatican for Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich he paused to remember his predecessor.

06/30/2015

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on preparations for the Fourth of July weekend. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police To Work Overtime To Stem Violence During Fourth Of July Weekend

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is preparing.

06/30/2015