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Tuesday’s Crisp Weather A Chilly Surprise After Monday’s Summery Temps

It’s a harsh reality for some of us. With Oct. 1 knocking on our door, fall and a possibly frigid winter loom ahead.

09/30/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Hare, Midway Continue To Increase Flights After Radar Center Fire

As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.

09/30/2014

With less than a week until Hot Doug's closes for good, fans have taken to lining up several hours before the store opens each day to get one of their gourmet hot dogs. (Credit Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Hot Doug’s Fans Line Up For Final Week Of Gourmet Dogs

Most people are having breakfast this time of day, but a number of people already have lunch on their minds as they line up at Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and Encased Meat Emporium, which is closing for good on Friday.

09/30/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Blue Line Service Getting Back To Normal After Debris Blocked Trains

Normal service has resumed on the Blue Line, after nearly nine hours of significant delays, due to a pile of wet concrete that fell on the tracks on the Near West Side early Tuesday.

09/30/2014

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2 Investigators: Family Questions Investigation Into Near-Fatal Shooting With Cop’s Gun

Did Michael LaPorta Jr. try to commit suicide — or did somebody else pull the trigger with an officer’s gun? More than four years later, his family is waiting for answers, CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

09/29/2014

This is some of the wreckage vandals left behind at the New Lenox veterans memorial. (CBS/Jim Williams)

Veterans Memorial Vandalized In New Lenox

Residents of southwest suburban New Lenox cannot believe it. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

09/29/2014

An FAA air traffic control center in Aurora. (Credit: CBS)

No Timetable For Repairs At Aurora FAA Facility

The FAA says there is no timetable for repairs at an air traffic control center in Aurora after being shutdown on Friday.

09/28/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

More Flights Canceled As Airports Try To Get Back To Normal

O’Hare and Midway airports are attempting to get back to normal after nearly 24 hours of issues.

09/27/2014

A Chicago couple was put on notice by the city's Building Department that their historic home isn't fit for living. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Couple Says City Won’t Let Them Tear Down Condemned Home

David and Sanaa McClain say the Landmarks Commission has blocked their efforts to raze a ramshackle, mold-infested house. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman investigates.

09/26/2014

The board at O'Hare was not encouraging for people flying to New York on Wednesday. (CBS)

Kirk, Lipinski To FAA: How Could One Person Create So Much Air-Traffic Chaos?

Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.

09/26/2014

FBI

Suspect In Air-Traffic Disaster Apologizes Online For ‘Leaving Big Mess’

Brian Howard was charged in federal court with one count of destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities, the FBI said in a news release.

09/26/2014

Midway Airport is crowded Friday. (CBS)

Shutdown Of Chicago Airports Creates Woes For Travelers

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez talked with some of the stranded passengers.

09/26/2014

Lt. Gen. William C. Mayville Jr. speaks about the Syrian bombing campaign September 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mayville talked about the U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria against the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Kirk Wants More Air Strikes On ISIS Targets In Iraq And Syria

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said the level of bombings seen in Operation Desert Storm would do more damage than the relative handful of missions now underway in Syria and Iraq.

09/26/2014

Melissa Stockwell's training bike was stolen from her garage. Stockwell, a wounded veteran, is also a Paralympic swimmer and triathlete. (Credit: Facebook)

Wounded Vet, Paralympic Athlete Upbeat After Bike Stolen

A Chicago woman who lost a leg in the Iraq war 10 years ago and is now a world class paratriathlete was thanking everyone for their concern after her bike was stolen.

09/26/2014

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

FAA Radar Center Still Shut Down; Limited Flights Running At O’Hare, Midway

More than eight hours after an apparently disgruntled contract worker set a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration radar center in Aurora, the facility was still considered a crime scene Friday afternoon, and limited flights were operating at O’Hare and Midway airports.

09/26/2014

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Blackhawks Fan Suffers Brain Damage After Being Hit By Puck: Suit

Chip Green suffered a severe head injury when he was struck by a puck during a playoff game. He wants the NHL to make safety changes, CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

09/25/2014

Mayor Harold Washington

Rauner Invokes Harold Washington In Quinn Attack Ad

Once again, a political opponent is trying to capitalize on a falling-out between Chicago’s first black mayor and Democrat Pat Quinn, who wants another term as governor. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/25/2014

Arlington Heights police department logo. (CBS)

Woman Sexually Assaulted In Her Arlington Heights Home

Police say the attacker entered the house through an unsecured window. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

09/25/2014

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Thompson Center Rally Seeks Public Funds For Private Schools

Students, teachers and parents staged a big rally for so-called “school choice” at the Thompson Center today, trying to make sure their voices are heard in the debate over school funding.

09/25/2014

Dozens of ash trees along the Midway Plaisance are dying and must be cut down due to emerald ash borer infestation. (Credit: CBS)

Ash Trees On Midway Plaisance Coming Down Due To Ash Borer Infestation

Chicago Park District arborist Marcus Horan said he and a tree-cutting crew have been at the job for several weeks, cutting down two or three infected ash trees a day.

09/25/2014