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A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Communities Paying Wildly Different Prices For Road Salt

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards learned in this Original Report what your hometown pays may be a lot more than the one next door.

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President Barack Obama shortly after arriving at Gary-Chicago International Airport. (Credit: CBS)

Pres. Obama In Chicago For Quinn Fundraiser, NU Speech

President Barack Obama arrived at the Gary-Chicago International Airport on Air Force One Wednesday evening. The president is spending the night in Chicago and will spend Thursday at a fundraiser for Governor Quinn and a speech at Northwestern University in Evanston.

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Waukegan Teachers Set For Strike Thursday Morning If Deal Not Reached

Negotiators from the Teachers Union and a Lake County School District are meeting with a federal mediator to head off a strike in the northern suburbs.

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A patient isolation unit made by the Romeoville company Isovac. (Credit: CBS)

Romeoville Company Says Device Can Protect Health Care Workers Transporting Patients

A Chicago area company has joined the effort to stop the spread of Ebola. It has created a device that the company says would protect health care workers as they take patients to hospitals.

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Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts FAA For Lack Of Backup For Crippled Air Traffic Center

“How could you have an airport that is so integral to the national and the international system with no backup capacity that one individual can have this impact?” Emanuel asked Wednesday.

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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (John Muchow/www.presidentlincoln.org)

Lawmakers Debate Overhaul Of Lincoln Library & Museum

State lawmakers on Wednesday discussed the future of the Abraham Presidential Library and Museum, amid a proposal by House Speaker Michael Madigan to split it off from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

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Fake IDs

State Officials Warn About Risk Of Identity Theft From Buying Fake IDs

As consumers scramble to protect their credit and debit card information in the wake of a stream of data breaches at major retailers, one group is voluntarily giving out their personal information.

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Workers remove the Ernie Banks statue from its base outside Wrigley Field, to take it away for restoration during the offseason. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Banks, Caray Statues At Wrigley Hauled Off For Restoration

The Ernie Banks and Harry Caray statues were removed from outside Wrigley Field on Wednesday, to be restored during the offseason while renovations are underway inside and outside the stadium itself.

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Crews moved the two-story coach house at the historic Harriet F. Rees House about a block north to make way for redevelopment plans at McCormick Place. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Historic South Loop House Moving To Make Way For McCormick Redevelopment

House movers made quick work of hauling a historic coach house down the street Wednesday morning in a neighborhood where Chicago’s movers and shakers lived 100 years ago.

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Leondo and LB Joseph are charged in a series of sexual assaults in Chicago. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Brothers Charged In Serial Rapes

Two brothers were being held without bond Wednesday, charged in a series of brutal sexual assaults dating back more than a decade.

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Police Supt. Garry McCarthy (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Murders In Chicago At Lowest Level In Nearly 50 Years

Acknowledging “there’s a lot more work to be done,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the number of murders so far this year in Chicago is at the lowest level since 1965.

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Malcolm X College (Credit: CBS)

City Colleges Offer Free Ride To CPS Graduates With High GPA

The Chicago STAR Scholarship, which stands for Students Taking Academic Responsibility, would be offered to CPS graduates with a grade point average of at least 3.0, and who place into college-level math and English programs, and enroll in one of the various so-called “pathways” at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.

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Safety Officials Prepare For Evacuation of Chicago If Disaster Hits

Chicago is home to millions of people and we know it could be a target for terrorists. If a catastrophic event occurred would we be able to evacuate the area and care for the injured? CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez went out to find the answers.

09/30/2014

CBS 2 cameras captured alleged drug deals in Garfield Park. (Credit: CBS)

Activists Fed Up With Drug Dealing In Garfield Park In Broad Daylight

CBS 2 cameras were in Garfield Park Tuesday morning and captured what appears to be drug buying. Two community activists say they’re speaking out because the dealing, needs to stop.

09/30/2014

Romeoville residents Robert and Marcella Jones say too many homes in their neighborhood are for sale or in foreclosure and many owners are just walking away from their mortgages. (Credit: CBS)

Murder Of Arkansas Realtor Alarms Local Agents, Say Safety Precautions Needed

The kidnapping and murder of Beverly Carter in Arkansas has alarmed residential real estate agents here in Chicago. There’s a lot of activity on social media and CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports they’re expressing sympathy and discussing how to stay safe.

09/30/2014

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Parents Of 3-Year-Old Girl With Rett Syndrome Raising Awareness Of Rare Disease

It’s a rare disorder with no cure and it strikes without warning, robbing little girls of their ability to walk, talk, eat and even breathe.

09/30/2014

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Expert Says To Remain Vigilant In Light Of Data Breaches

It feels like déjà vu as word of another major retailer hacked, this time Jewel Osco. You might want to roll your eyes and throw your hands up in frustration, but CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker explains why that’s the last thing you should do.

09/30/2014

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Left) and State Senator Jim Oberweis (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Oberweis Opens South Side Campaign Office

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis opened a new campaign office Tuesday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, and said for too long, Republicans have ignored the African American community.

09/30/2014

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Cabbies, City Agree To Reforms; Centralized Dispatch, But No Fare Hike

With the city of Chicago allowing so-called ride-sharing companies to operate under fewer restrictions than traditional taxi companies, the Emanuel administration and cab drivers have reached an unprecedented agreement on reforms to help the taxi cab industry.

09/30/2014

Chase Ewoldt (Family Photo)

4-Year-Old Cancer Patient Fighting Hard To Beat The Odds

In a lot of ways, Chase Ewoldt of Wheaton is like any other 4-year-old, but Chase has been forced to grow up quickly. At 2 ½ years old, he was diagnosed with a very rare brain cancer called atypical radtoid tumor or ATRT.

09/30/2014