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An ominous terror threat on social media, the struggles of an American fast food institution and the crumbling of the middle class in Chicago all grabbed the attention of cbschicago.com users in 2014.

Former Alderman Bernard Stone Dead At 87

Former alderman Bernard Stone, who represented the 50th Ward on Chicago’s Far North Side before losing a re-election bid in 2011, has died.
Hollywood is on high alert as the Sony cyberattack by North Korea continues to reverberate worldwide.
The situation started when a person barricaded himself inside a unit in an 80-unit apartment building in the 1600 block of West Sherwin Avenue about 2:40 a.m. police said.

Merry Christmas: Gas Prices At Five-Year Low

Phil Flynn, senior energy analyst at The PRICE Futures Group said it's the result of a price war being waged between OPEC – especially Saudi Arabia – against American energy producers.
The Damen Blue Line station reopened early Monday after undergoing more than two months of renovations. The Wicker Park neighborhood station reopened at 4 a.m., right on schedule, according to the CTA.

3 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

A robbery Sunday evening in the Austin neighborhood left a man dead and an 8-year-old boy injured. Ron Hernandez, 45, was standing on the sidewalk about 5:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Washington when someone walked up and announced a robbery, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

2014’s Most Talked About Entertainment Stories

Celebrities and entertainers alike had a busy year in 2014. Here’s a look back at the year's most talked about stories in entertainment.
A driver was killed early Monday, when he crashed on Lake Shore Drive, while driving the wrong way. Police said they suspect alcohol might have been a factor when a 26-year-old man drove his Nissan Sentra south in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive, and hit two other cars near 40th Street around 2:40 a.m.

Man Slain During Robbery In West Englewood

Neighbors said the victim, 44-year-old Miguel Haro was rehabbing a house with three other men in the 7200 block of South Hermitage Avenue, when Haro and another worker were approached by at least two men.