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Second City's theaters were not damaged by a fire that destroyed the comedy troupe's offices. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

More Second City Shows Canceled As Repairs From Fire Continue

With cleanup and repairs from last week’s fire proving more difficult than first expected, The Second City has moved or cancelled all its shows through September 20.

2 hours ago

A Chicago resident speaks out at a town hall meeting on the city budget, objecting to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to raise property taxes by $500 million. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Gets An Earful At Relatively Calm Final Budget Forum

There were no disruptions Thursday night during the last of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s three town hall meetings on next year’s Chicago city budget, but there wasn’t time for much else, either.

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The chip of a German debit card by German bank Sparkasse is pictured on January 8, 2010 in Leipzig. (AFP PHOTO DDP / SEBASTIAN WILLNOW)

Days Numbered For Magnetic Strips As Companies Begin Circulating ‘Chip Cards’

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker takes a look at where retailers stand less than a month from the switchover deadline — and what it means to you if they don’t make it.

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Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Latest In Case Of Slain Officer: A Gun Found, Surveillance Video Analyzed

(CBS) — Investigators say there are two potentially significant developments in the slaying of a Fox Lake police officer: the recovery of a gun and surveillance video that may yield leads. Investigators wouldn’t say Thursday whether […]

18 hours ago

A greater mouse-eared bat is pictured on January 14, 2011 in the cellar vault of the Old Brewery in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany. Every year in January, conservationists step down in the protected cellar vault to count bats wintering there. The number of bats of 12 different species has risen to 1,800, compared to only 150 in the year 1987. AFP PHOTO PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Hundreds Of Bats Swarm Sky Above McHenry County Silo

A man in Lake in the Hills is intrigued, but slightly creeped out by his neighbors, and the colony of bats living in a silo right next door.

22 hours ago

Max Luna shared this photo of a black bear that climbed onto his back deck and pawed at the sliding glass door to the kitchen of his home in New Buffalo,  Michigan. (Credit: Max Luna)

Michigan Man Has Face-To-Face Encounter With Black Bear

A southwest Michigan man had a close encounter with a black bear earlier this week, when the bear wandered onto his porch just after dinner.

09/03/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel To Seek $500M Property Tax Hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will seek a massive property tax hike later this month, as he seeks to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, and close a $750 million budget hole.

09/03/2015

Kristin Kiefer (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Police: Woman Lied About Sighting Of Suspects In Fox Lake Police Officer’s Murder

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for filing a false police report, after allegedly lying about seeing two of the three suspects in the killing of a Fox Lake police officer, prompting an intense search that lasted about five hours in neighboring Volo.

09/02/2015

Protesters stormed the stage at a budget forum Wednesday night. (Credit: CBS)

Protesters Storm Stage At Emanuel Budget Forum

It was supposed to be a discussion about the new budget, but when the topic of Dyett High School closing came up, protesters marched toward the stage and the mayor

09/02/2015

Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Hundreds Mourn Fallen Fox Lake Officer During Vigils

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports family and friends are remembering him as someone who was selfless.

09/02/2015

Diamond Bynum and King Walker

Gary Police Issue Silver Alert For Missing Woman, Toddler

Nearly six weeks after a developmentally disabled woman and her toddler nephew went missing, police in Gary, Indiana, have issued regional Silver Alert for the pair.

09/02/2015

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Emanuel Still Seeking Budget Solutions Ahead Of Second Town Hall Meeting

The mayor heard plenty of complaints at the first town hall meeting, but is also seeking suggestions for how to plug a $750 million hole in the budget.

09/02/2015

Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police Resume Search For Suspects In Murder Of Fox Lake Officer

Police have suspended their active search for three suspects in the killing a Fox Lake police lieutenant known to many in the community as “G.I. Joe.,” but the investigation continues.

09/02/2015

James Corden. (Credit: CBS)

James Corden On Late Late Show, Youtube Success

CBS 2’s Megan Glaros recently sat down with Corden in Los Angeles about his own success already both on CBS and on Youtube.

09/01/2015

Recent photo of an Asian predatory wasp (vespa velutina), a predator of honey bee hives, which has installed itself in several southrn regions of France.  (Photo credit should read JEAN HAXAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wasp, Scorpion Venom Could Help In Fighting Cancer, Researchers Say

When we hear scorpion or wasp, most of us cringe at the thought of getting stung and that painful–sometimes deadly– venom, but some researchers believe that venom can actually save lives by fighting cancer.

09/01/2015

Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz

Dangers Of Police Work Hurting Recruitment Of New Officers

In Chicago and many other American cities, it seems to be getting harder and harder to recruit police officers. Applications are been going down dramatically in recent years.

09/01/2015

Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Fox Lake Mourns Fallen Officer Known As ‘G.I. Joe’

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports he knew many residents by name in the small suburb, and they knew his name as well.

09/01/2015

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CPS Hotline Tackles Parents’ Questions As Students Head Back To School

(CBS) — Exactly one week from today, 400,000 Chicago public school students head back to class. That can mean big changes for many students including new start times this year. So, for many parent the […]

09/01/2015

A police officer collects gear from the trunk of his vehicle amid a manhunt in north suburban Fox Lake, after a police officer was shot during a foot chase. (Credit: CBS)

Manhunt In Fox Lake After Police Officer Shot And Killed

A manhunt was underway in far north suburban Fox Lake, after a police officer was shot and killed while chasing three suspects on foot.

09/01/2015

Thornton Reservoir. (Credit: CBS)

Massive New Reservoir To Help Alleviate Chicago Area Flooding

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago was cutting the ribbon Tuesday morning at the Thornton Reservoir, which can hold 7.9 billion gallons of stormwater and sewage.

09/01/2015