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Judge Rules City’s 2014 Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional

The overhaul approved by lawmakers sought to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits and increasing contributions. It would affect about 61,000 city employees and retirees.

07/24/2015

At least two semitrailers and three cars were involved in a crash in a construction zone on Interstate 65 near Lafayette. Five people were killed. (Credit: CBS)

5 Killed In Chain-Reaction Crash On Interstate 65 Near Lafayette

Five people, including a truck driver from north suburban Lake Zurich, were killed overnight, when a tanker truck caused a chain reaction crash on Interstate 65 near Lafayette, Indiana.

07/24/2015

Tre Winfrey was left paralyzed after he was shot in 2007. (Credit: Razoo.com)

Disabled Aurora Gunshot Victim Gets New Van

Tre Winfrey, 25, was the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting in 2007, and was left paralyzed.

07/24/2015

A dog at the Animal Welfare League shelter in Chicago Ridge. (Credit: CBS)

Shelters Turn More Often To Social Media To Find Homes For Animals

If you are an animal lover and spend a lot of time online, you have probably seen pleas from rescue groups seeking homes for unwanted dogs and cats. The area’s biggest no-kill shelter welcomes the trend.

07/24/2015

Clown At Rosehill Cemetery

2 Investigators: Creepy Clown Trespasses At Chicago Cemetery, In Dead Of Night

One Chicago couple’s unnerving encounter may not be an isolated incident. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

07/23/2015

A nurse measures the blood pressure of a patient, on September 20, 2013 at the cardiology department of Lens' hospital. AFP PHOTO PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Hospitals Feeling The Pinch As Budget Fight Continues

No state budget essentially means frozen Medicaid funds for Illinois’ 3.2 million recipients. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

07/23/2015

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Roskam: Tax-Exempt Groups Still At Risk Of Unfair IRS Audits

Chairing a hearing of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) said a General Accounting Office report has shown the same kind of risks now exist as when Congress found conservative groups and others were unjustly singled out for tax audits.

07/23/2015

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin discusses his proposal to appoint a "gun violence czar" to coordinate efforts to reduce gun violence in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

County Commissioner Wants “Gun Violence Czar” To Coordinate Crime Reduction Efforts

A Cook County Commissioner has proposed the county appoint a “gun violence czar” as a new tool to stem the tide of violent crime in the Chicago area, by coordinating efforts between the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies; and knocking down political barriers.

07/23/2015

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Lawsuit: Police Ignored Orders To Halt Chase, Caused Toddler’s Death

The family of a toddler killed by a hit-and-run driver fleeing a fatal shooting has announced a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging police are to blame for the boy’s death.

07/23/2015

Sandra Bland. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Apparent Voicemail From Sandra Bland Released; Tests Revealed Marijuana, Cutting Scars

New information could shed more light on the death of Sandra Bland, of Naperville, who was arrested nearly two weeks ago in Waller County, Texas, and then was found dead three days later in her jail cell.

07/23/2015

Dog attack victim Marilyn Grimes. (Credit: CBS)

Dog Attack Victims Say Owners Not Punished Enough

We often hear of dog attacks, some even fatal. So what’s being done to stop attacks or punish the dogs’ owners?

07/22/2015

Gary Grosskopf, the Oswego Township Road Commissioner (CBS)

2 Investigators: Suburban Road Commissioner Who Worked By Phone From Florida Apologizes

Oswego Township Road Commissioner Gary Grosskopf issued a written statement today defending his 26 year record on the job, but also apologizing for the negative perception of all of his Florida trips.

07/22/2015

Dash cam video of Sandra Bland's arrest earlier this month. (Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety.

What Are Your Rights During A Traffic Stop?

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reviewed key points of the bland dashboard video with two law enforcement experts.

07/22/2015

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Texas Jail Forms Say Sandra Bland Had Previous Suicide Attempt

The sheriff at that Texas jail now says Sandra Bland told authorities as she was being booked into jail that she had previously tried to kill herself.

07/22/2015

Boogie the dog. (Credit: CBS)

Did Doggie Do? Or Did Uber Try To Pull A Fast One?

How could little Boogie cause so much trouble?

07/22/2015

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (at lectern) discusses the state's budget impasse at the Thompson Center in Chicago. (Credit: Illinois Senate Democrats)

Cullerton Wants To Restart Budget Talks, Rauner Says He Only Wants More Taxes

A day after saying House Speaker Michael Madigan was the only obstacle to reaching a state budget deal, Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the other top Democrat in the General Assembly of refusing to negotiate, even as Senate President John Cullerton was saying the governor and lawmakers need to “hit the reset button” on budget talks.

07/22/2015

Dash cam video of Sandra Bland's arrest earlier this month. (Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety.

Officials Blame Technical Glitch For Loops In Dashcam Video Of Sandra Bland Arrest

Despite multiple breaks and jumps in dashcam video of Sandra Bland’s arrest in Texas, authorities insisted the recording released on Tuesday has not been edited, and blamed the problems on a glitch while uploading the video.

07/22/2015

Members of several local school councils across Chicago protest budget cuts planned by the Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: Twitter/@MartinLRitter)

Local School Councils: “Stop Pointing Fingers” And Fix The CPS Budget

Members of Local School Councils from around the city have called on local leaders to stop pointing fingers in regard to the Chicago Public Schools’ budget situation, and find a way to reverse the budget cuts affecting neighborhood schools.

07/22/2015

Police officers cordon off the scene after two officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them. Witnesses claimed the man did not have a gun, and was not a threat to police. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officers Shoot Man In Englewood

Chicago police officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood, although some residents said police shot an unarmed man during a memorial for a friend who died in a crash three years ago.

07/22/2015

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Shot-Up Car On Eisenhower Might Have Been Involved In Bellwood Shooting

A bullet-riddled car found on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago early Wednesday might have been shot in west suburban Bellwood.

07/22/2015