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Artificial-heart patient Leroy Haynes. (CBS)

State’s First Artificial Heart Patient Dies

It started as a medical miracle: A man who desperately needed a heart transplant was given the state’s first full artificial heart. It kept him alive, until something went wrong. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

16 hours ago

Igor Karlukov (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Lake County Inmate On Suicide Watch Hangs Himself

Igor Karlukov fashioned his noose from a mesh laundry bag and earphone buds.

17 hours ago

The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Far South Side Residents Endorse Red Line Extension

The CTA has an ambitious proposal in the works: extending the Red Line from 95th Street south to 130th, with four stops along the way. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

20 hours ago

Pope John Paul II (CBS)

Members Of Chicago’s Polish Community Look Forward To John Paul II’s Canonization In Rome

BS Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports they’ll be led by a man with close ties to John Paul II. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

20 hours ago

Barack Obama takes oath for for a second term as President of the United States. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel To Return $8,200 Expense For Obama Inaugural

After news broke that Rahm Emanuel stayed in an $1,800 a night hotel suite on the taxpayer’s dime, the mayor’s office on Friday said Emanuel will reimburse the city for the expense

21 hours ago

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Police Bicycle Patrols Cutting Crime In Neighborhoods

Bicycles aren’t just a fun way to get around this time of year, they’re also an effective crime-fighting tool, according to Chicago police.

22 hours ago

A statue of late Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet was removed from Wacker Drive for repairs to the stone base. (Credit: CBS)

Irv Kupcinet Statue Removed From Wacker Drive For Repairs

A statue of legendary Chicago newspaper columnist Irv Kupcinet is missing from its perch on Wacker Drive, but all is well, it’s just getting some repairs.

23 hours ago

Police Bike Patrols

Police Bike Patrols Added In High-Crime “Impact Zones”

A year after saturating 20 targeted high-crime areas of the city with extra cops on foot patrols, the Police Department has given scores of those officers bicycles for their patrols.

04/18/2014

A 15-year-old boy died after he went into the water in this pond in unincorporated McHenry County, and was submerged for more than 90 minutes. (Credit: CBS)

Boy, 15, Dies After Being Pulled From Pond In McHenry County

A 15-year-old boy has died after he was pulled out of a pond in northwest suburban McHenry County late Thursday night.

04/18/2014

Steve Johnson may be displaced by the planned overhaul of the Red, Purple and Brown lines. (Steve Miller)

Some North Side Residents Not Happy To Be Displaced By CTA Overhaul

WBBM’s Steve Miller has reaction from one of the areas that would be most affected.

04/17/2014

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Resident Complains West Side Park Is In Disrepair

Nicole Ellison tired of waiting for someone to fix the crumbling stairs outside the field house at Altgeld Park. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

04/17/2014

Aidan Garcia (courtesy of Annette Josleyn)

Young Victim Of Pitbull Attack Has Nightmares Of The Ordeal: Grandmother

Aidan Garcia was walking to a community center in his East Chicago, Ind. neighborhood Tuesday when he was attacked by a 5-year-old Pitbull named Drizzy.

04/17/2014

Jim Oberweis, a U.S. Senate candidate, talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Kirk Reverses Course, Endorses Oberweis Against Durbin

Seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Durbin in November, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis on Thursday welcomed the belated support of Durbin’s GOP colleague on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.

04/17/2014

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Lake Station Mayor, Wife Plead Innocent To Corruption Charges

Keith Soderquist, 44, and his wife, Deoborah, 55, have been accused of taking money from his campaign fund and the city’s food pantry account, to use on gambling expenses at casinos in Indiana and Michigan.

04/17/2014

Tom and Gail Wise pose with their 1965 Mustang in the Ford exhibit at the Chicago Auto Show on February 7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The car is the first of the iconic Mustang automobiles to be sold in the United States. Gail purchased the car new in Chicago after graduating from college for $3,447.50. She needed the car to commute to her new $5,000-a-year job teaching third grade at a suburban school. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First Mustang Owner, A Chicago Teacher, ‘Felt Like A Movie Star’

Gail Wise was a new teacher just looking for a convertible to make the commute to her suburban school, but the only convertible the salesman at Johnson Ford had on the lot was a brand new model that was still under wraps.

04/17/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line South

The CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.

04/17/2014

Angel Villafuerte. (Photo provided by Angel's friends.)

Trucker Released After Questioning In Hit-And-Run That Killed 12-Year-Old Boy

A driver was released after being questioned in connection with a Whiting, Ind., crash that killed a 12-year-old boy crossing the street near his home Wednesday afternoon.

04/17/2014

Jamie Duignan (left) allegedly abducted her two sons Owen (center) and Daniel (right) on Wedneday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Missing Boys, Mother Found Safe In Wisconsin

A West Beverly woman and her two sons have been found safe in Wisconsin, after Chicago police said the woman abducted the boys Wednesday evening.

04/17/2014

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Lyons Residents Vent At Village Meeting On Police Layoffs

Residents of Lyons got a chance to vent their frustrations about police layoffs at a town meeting Wednesday night.

04/16/2014

James R. Thompson Center

Gambling Supporters Propose Casino In Thompson Center

Its known for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but some gambling supporters have proposed to put a casino in the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago.

04/16/2014