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Late Snowfall Leaves Roads A Mess; Temperatures Just Shy Of Record

Monday night’s snowfall dropped 1.4 inches at O’Hare International Airport, pushing the seasonal total to 82 inches, just shy of the 2nd most seasonal snowfall for Chicago – when 82.3 inches fell in the winter of 1977-78.

04/15/2014

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Aldermen Delay Vote On Plastic Bag Ban

Many aldermen still want to ban the ubiquitous plastic grocery bags they feel are clogging landfills, but some want to exempt small, independent retailers from the ordinance.

04/15/2014

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Boy, 16, Slain In Rogers Park

The boy was walking on a sidewalk in the 7600 block of North Ashland Avenue about 2:40 a.m. when a gray minivan drove by and someone inside shot at him.

04/15/2014

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Neighbors Say Southeast Side Street Is Sinking

BS 2’s Roseanne Tellez takes a closer look at portion of sinking street on Brainard at 136th.

04/14/2014

A Crime Scene Investigation unit sits parked outside the Jewish Community Center on April 14, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chicago Jewish Community Concerned After Kansas Shootings

The shootings by white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross outside Kansas City have Chicago’s Jewish leaders reaching out.

04/14/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Lax Gun Laws To Blame For Violence

On the heels of a weekend that saw at least 37 people shot in Chicago – four of them fatally – Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said “lax state and federal gun laws” leave officers “running on a hamster wheel” in efforts to reduce gun violence.

04/14/2014

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IDOT Reminds Drivers To Slow Down In Construction Zones

It might not be prime road construction weather yet, but spring and summer are primed to be full of roadwork projects throughout the Chicago area.

04/14/2014

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Gary Police Might Have Found Truck That Struck, Killed Teen

Malik Herron was walking with his friend in the 4900 block of Vermont Street Saturday night, when a large, dark-colored vehicle left the road and struck both boys. Herron died, his friend was only slightly hurt.

04/14/2014

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Mother Of Teen Rape Victim Wants Justice

Pondexter Howard was supposed to be babysitting the 14-year-old daughter of a woman he knew — but allegedly raped her instead. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

04/11/2014

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Latest Phishing Scam: Text From Bank Telling You To ‘Reactivate’ Your Debit Card

Another day, another high-tech illegal ploy to separate you from the cash in your bank account. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

04/11/2014

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Quinn, Rauner Lock Horns At First Joint Appearance

The gloves came off Friday afternoon during the first meeting between the two major-party candidates for Illinois governor.

04/11/2014

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congressman Rush: I’m Cooperating With Ethics Probe

At Chicago State University, Bobby Rush addressed the media about an investigation that has the Office of Congressional Ethics tracking money surrounding the congressman. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.

04/11/2014

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With Growing Transplant Waitlists, Doctors Seek More Organ Donors

As Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first organ transplant, doctors were urging people to sign up as donors as part of National Donate Life Month in April.

04/11/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.

04/11/2014

A dog wandered onto the roof of a vacant home in Chatham; neighbors said the dog was there for three days before an Animal Control worker went up and got him down using a snare. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

City Worker Rescues Dog From Roof Of Vacant House

Neighbors said the dog had been up there for three days.

04/11/2014

Before rebuilding efforts begin in earnest, cews were finishing the hefty task of cleaning up in Washington, Ill., nearly five months after a tornado devastated the town. More than 1,100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by the twister on Nov. 17, 2013. (Credit: Facebook)

“Hope Is In The Air” As Washington Begins Rebuilding After Tornado

With a long, harsh winter finally over, residents in downstate Washington have resumed the rebuilding process in earnest, nearly five months after the town was devastated by a tornado.

04/11/2014

A camera inside a room that CTA workers say is sometimes used to change clothing. (CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses CTA Of Filming Employees Changing Clothes

Five CTA current and former employees have sued the agency, claiming it placed hidden cameras in an area used as a changing room at a station on the Green Line, and recorded them undressing last year.

04/11/2014

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2 Investigators: Injured Fans File Lawsuits Against Major Concert Promoter

They just wanted to see their favorite performers in concert, but ended up in the hospital instead. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports on lawsuits filed against Live Nation.

04/10/2014

Lyons Police patch.  (Credit: Lyons Police Department Website)

Lyons Police Force Will Cut Department By One-Third: Union

It would be a bitter turn in labor negotiations that have been stalled since December. The village says it doesn’t have the money to meet the union’s demands. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

04/10/2014

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Lemont Authorities Recount Rescue Of Man From Ravine

With an unbroken gaze, Officer Brian Schmitz saw a first sign of trouble. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

04/10/2014