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Chicago Police Officer John Mathews was beaten to death in May 1988. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation)

Youth Baseball Board Steps Down After Cop Killer Allowed To Coach

There is a big debate in the far South Side Hegewisch neighborhood over a convicted cop killer who was allowed to coach kids’ baseball.

07/30/2014

Daniel Manchen. (Chicago Police photo)

Woman Catches Burglar With Secret Camera

CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago woman noticed things were disappearing from her apartment so she set up surveillance and was shocked by what she found. Nina Filipponio has been running the family cafe and bar […]

07/30/2014

The Cheesecake Factory. (Credit: CBS)

Watch Dog “Awards” Restaurant Chains For Unhealthy Meals

The Center for Science in the Public Interest — a-k-a the food police — released its 2014 Xtreme Eating Awards.

07/30/2014

A 71-year-old man loading groceries into his car was struck and killed by another vehicle involved in a crash with a CTA bus on Wednesday. Officials said five other people were taken to hospitals after a CTA bus stopped at Sheridan and Balmoral was hit by another vehicle, which also struck a few parked cars. (Credit: CBS)

One Dead, Three Hurt In Bus Crash In Edgewater

A man loading groceries into his car in Edgewater was killed late Wednesday morning, after his car was struck by another vehicle involved in a crash with a CTA bus.

07/30/2014

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Council Hiking Chicago Phone Fees To Fund Pension Systems

Aldermen have approved a plan to hike the city’s monthly 911 surcharge on phone bills by 56 percent to help shore up the city’s pension funds, and avoid a property tax hike before next year’s elections.

07/30/2014

Housing (File photo)

Budget Watchdog: CHA Hoarded Money For Housing Vouchers

A new report has found the Chicago Housing Authority socked away hundreds millions of dollars in reserves, while thousands of people have waited for housing subsidies.

07/30/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police To Join Crackdown On Unsafe Truck Drivers

Illinois State Police have joined their counterparts in a dozen other states for a massive public safety initiative this weekend.

07/30/2014

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

Mayor Introduces Minimum Wage Increase To City Council

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a plan to the City Council to gradually increase the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour.

07/30/2014

facemyage.com analyzes how old you look. (Credit: CBS)

Website Analyzes How Old You Look

If you could log onto a website and upload a selfie to find out how old you really look, and how long you’ll probably live, would you do it?

07/29/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union's plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis Not Discouraged By Trailing Emanuel In Poll

The results of a new public opinion poll show Mayor Rahm Emanuel may not be in as much trouble with voters as some thought and that CTU President Karen Lewis’ strength may have been overstated, though she disagrees.

07/29/2014

Governor Pat Quinn (Left) and Bruce Rauner (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Rauner Spending Big On Early TV Ads

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has joined challenger Bruce Rauner on TV, with an unusually early series of campaign commercials.

07/29/2014

Police released surveillance video of a suspect in a series of robberies last Saturday. (Credit: Long Beach Police)

Police Release Video Of Long Beach, Ind. Burglary Suspect

Police in Long Beach, Indiana have released surveillance images of a person of interest in a series of burglaries last Saturday.

07/29/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Vote To Name Water Tower Plaza After Jane Byrne

Aldermen have recommended the plaza next to the Old Chicago Water Tower be named in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first such honor the city would give to its first and only female mayor more than 30 years after she left office.

07/29/2014

Chicago Police Officer John Mathews was beaten to death in May 1988. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation)

Officer’s Son Wants Youth Baseball Board Ousted For Letting Cop Killer Coach

Joey Mathews can still name all five men convicted of killing his father, Chicago Police Officer John Mathews, in Hegewisch 26 years ago, and he’s furious one of them has been coaching youth baseball in the same neighborhood, years after finishing his prison sentence.

07/29/2014

Police in south suburban Homewood conduct a critical incident drill to prepare for the event of a mass shooting at a school. (Credit: Village of Homewood)

Suburban Cops Run School Shooting Drill To Prepare For The Worst

Would your child know what to do in a school emergency? Would you know how to react? The village of Homewood on Tuesday held a critical incident drill to help everyone prepare.

07/29/2014

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Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

Alzheimer’s researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.

07/29/2014

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Man With Concealed Carry Permit Fires At Robber As Police Arrive

A man with a concealed carry permit got involved when he witnessed an armed robbery at a wireless store in southwest suburban Crestwood over the weekend.

07/29/2014

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Proposed E15 Mandate Runs Out Of Gas After Marathon Hearing

A measure to require many gas stations in Chicago to sell gasoline with a higher mix of ethanol stalled in the City Council on Monday, after a marathon Finance Committee hearing.

07/29/2014

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

Violent Crime On CTA Declined In First Half Of 2014

Violent crimes and thefts on the CTA dropped by more than a third in the first half of this year, compared to the first six months of last year, city officials said Tuesday.

07/29/2014

LaSalle County sand mine (CBS)

Sand Is Like Gold In LaSalle County, Where Some Oppose More Mining

Some residents near Starved Rock State Park say an increase in the mining of sand — a resource used in “fracking” — could harm the land and water supplies. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

07/28/2014