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A Chicago street's markings are faded. (CBS)

In Chicago, Staying In Your Lane Can Be Challenging, Maybe Impossible

Many streets around Chicago seem to be lineless. Either there are none painted at all or they are so faded they might as well not be there. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

08/31/2015

Workers perform repairs at Tops & Bottoms in Lansing, after an SUV crashed into the storefront, and five burglars ransacked the store for designer jeans. (Credit: CBS)

Crash And Grab Burglars Raid Lansing Store In Pre-Dawn Heist

An SUV plowed through the front of a store in south suburban Lansing early Monday, and a group of thieves inside made off with thousands of dollars’ worth of designer jeans.

08/31/2015

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

The Second City Cancels All Shows This Week After Fire

As crews continue cleaning up and repairing damage from an extra-alarm fire in Piper’s Alley last week, The Second City has cancelled all its shows this week, but hopes to resume a normal schedule a week from Monday.

08/31/2015

(Credit: National Weather Service)

Hot And Muggy Week Ahead For Chicago Area

Meteorological fall might start Tuesday, but summer weather isn’t gone just yet, as it will be hot and muggy in the Chicago area for the next seven days, with several days reaching or flirting with 90 degrees or higher.

08/31/2015

Smoke continued pouring from the remains of Lincoln Square Lanes and Matty K's Hardware for hours after firefighters extinguished an extra-alarm blaze that destroyed the 97-year-old second-story bowling alley and the hardware store below. (Credit: CBS)

Blaze Guts Lincoln Square Lanes Bowling Alley

The fire started around 1 a.m. at Lincoln Square Lanes, 4874 N. Lincoln Av. and while the Fire Department said it was put out by 4:15 a.m., crews remained on the scene dousing hot spots as of 6:30 a.m.

08/31/2015

Robert Corwin in his West Town condo. (CBS)

‘Airbnb’ Horror Story: Tenant Sublets Condo, Without Owner’s Permission

Recently Robert Corwin came back to Chicago and found a young couple living in the master bedroom. His liquor supply was gone and there was a hookah on the dining room table. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/28/2015

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Bus Driver Drops Off Kindergartener At Fast-Food Restaurant

To grandmother’s house little Josiah was supposed to go. Instead, he was dropped off at a fast-food joint. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

08/28/2015

Taylor Zitman (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Sculptor Taylor Zitman

As an 8-year-old, she felt she had a lot of creative ideas she wanted to express. She tried painting and drawing, but it just didn’t work. Then Harry Potter came along and inspired her.

08/28/2015

Garbage is strewn at Touhy Herbert Park. (CBS)

Residents Say Gang Members Have Taken Over Neighborhood Park

One woman says sometimes she feels like a prisoner in her home. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

08/28/2015

This file image shows a Crest Hill apartment building hit by the Plainfield tornado in 1990. (CBS)

Plainfield Marks 25 Years After The Tornado

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez pays a visit to the southwest suburb.

08/28/2015

Emmett Till

Emmett Till Died 60 Years Ago Today, Launched The Civil Rights Movement

A wreath of white flowers marked the grave of a Chicago teenager, whose brutal killing 60 years today in the Deep South helped launch the civil rights movement.

08/28/2015

Illinois Lottery Register (Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Illinois Not Paying Out Big Lottery Jackpots Amid Budget Standoff

The Illinois Lottery says big winners since July 1st aren’t getting any money yet because there’s no state budget, meaning the state has no legal authority to pay out lottery winnings.

08/28/2015

Alison Parker and Adam Ward (Credit: WDBJ7)

Alvarez: Journalists’ Slayings Highlight Need For Universal Background Checks

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said the televised shootings of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward heightened the need to find better ways to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.

08/28/2015

Emmett Till

Emmett Till’s Family Leads Memorial Marking 60th Anniversary Of His Murder

It was 60 years ago today that 14-year-old Emmett Till was beaten and shot in the head for reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Mississippi, and his family led a memorial procession to his grave in Alsip.

08/28/2015

Less Jones III, Cherise Davis-Jones, and their three children, Chloe, Josh, and Less Jones IV. (Family Photo)

2 Killed, 7 Injured In High-Speed Crash In Robbins; Street Racing Suspected

A couple from south suburban Robbins was killed Thursday night, leaving their three children orphaned, when their minivan was struck by two vehicles that appeared to be street racing, and blew a stop sign.

08/28/2015

A vacant home is seen in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans February 5, 2013. The Ninth Ward suffered the worst damage from Hurricane Katrina that occured in 2005 after multiple breaches in the levees of at least four canals. As of March 2009, hundreds of houses have been rebuilt, and dozens of new homes have been constructed.  AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Chicago-Katrina Connection: Ten Years Later

It was 10 years ago when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and displaced thousands of families, many of whom came to Chicago because that was where help was offered.

08/28/2015

A plastic bag ends up as litter in this Chicago street scene. (CBS)

Chicago’s Ban On Plastic Bags Undermined By Loophole, Critic Says

Some large retailers can simply hand out “reusable” bags — thicker than the old plastic bags — which customers may or may not remember to bring back. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/27/2015

An F-5 tornado struck the Village of Plainfield in August, 1990. (CBS)

A Visit To Plainfield, 25 Years After The Tornado

CBS 2 Meteorologist Steve Baskerville returns to the southwest suburb, which marks a milestone this year.

08/27/2015

Surveillance camera (CBS)

WATCH: Burglars Ignore Cameras As They Empty Avalon Park Home

One second, the television was on the wall. The next, it was being carried away. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with the stunned home owner.

08/27/2015

Authorities respond to a "hazmat" call in unincorporated Des Plaines Thursday. (CBS)

2 Dead, 1 Seriously Ill, 4 Officers Hurt Following ‘Hazmat’ Call In Northwest Suburbs

Two men died, one woman was critically injured, and four Cook County Sheriff’s police officers were hospitalized Thursday afternoon, after a hazardous materials situation in a townhouse near northwest suburban Des Plaines.

08/27/2015