95th Street

About 1,000 protesters marched on Western Avenue and 95th Street, along the border between Chicago and Evergreen Park, to protest the lack of black workers on local construction crews, including two recent projects near that location. (Credit: CBS)

Businessman Leads Protest To Demand Black Construction Jobs

Legendary South Side business owner Ed Gardner on Sunday was once again protesting the lack of black workers on local construction crews, leading about 1,000 demonstrators supporting his cause.

CBS 2–09/30/2012

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Prominent Businessman Leads Protest Over Lack Of Construction Jobs For Blacks

The 87-year old founder and former owner of Soft Sheen Products led a pair of protests in the Beverly neighborhood and Evergreen Park on Monday, over the lack of black workers on local construction crews.

WBBM Newsradio–09/24/2012

Alpha Sabbithi, 27, was reported missing after he was last seen on Aug. 19, 2012. His body was found two days later in a lake in a Cook County forest preserve. (Credit: Oak Lawn Police)

Officials: Body Found In Lake Is Missing Oak Lawn Man

Officials confirmed the body of a man found Tuesday morning in a Cook County forest preserve is that of a missing Oak Lawn man whose car, wallet and cell phone were found Sunday at the preserve.


95th Red Line Shooting

Man Shot At 95th Street Red Line Terminal; Boy Grazed By Bullet In South Shore

The busy 95th Street CTA Red Line terminal on the city’s South Side turned into a crime scene overnight.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Dawn Bausone-Gazda (right), a nurse at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, performed CPR on Gerald "Jack" Boekeloo last November, saving his life after he suffered a heart attack outside a White Castle restaurant. (Credit: CBS)

Man Meets Nurse Who Saved His Life After Heart Attack

An Oak Lawn man who survived a massive heart attack has finally met the nurse who performed life-saving CPR while on her lunch hour last fall.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Nurse Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver In Palos Township Crash

A nurse from southwest suburban Lockport was killed early Sunday when a suspected drunk driver struck her vehicle in unincorporated Palos Township.


CTA turnstiles

CTA To Close South Branch Of Red Line For Five Months

The south branch of the CTA Red Line, one of the busiest on the system, will be shut down for five months next spring for a massive track overhaul, officials announced on Monday.


File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Red, Blue Line Delays Expected This Week

Late night Red and Blue Line riders should allow extra travel time this week as construction is expected to cause minor delays.


Lois L. Boyd, 79, of Aurora, was reported missing on April 6, 2012, after she failed to return home from a visit to Chicago. (Credit: Aurora Police)

Missing 79-Year-Old Aurora Woman Last Seen On Chicago’s South Side

Aurora Police are asking the public for help is locating a missing 79-year-old woman from the west suburb who was last seen on Chicago’s South Side.


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56-Year-Old Man Dies In Crash On Far South Side

A 56-year-old man died Tuesday afternoon when the car he was driving struck another vehicle head-on in the Far South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.


Paramedic Chief Crash

Fire Chief, 6 Others Hurt When Fire Dept. SUV Hit On Way To Fire

A Chicago Fire Department official responding to a call Wednesday night ended up needing help himself.


95th Street Fatal

Hit-And-Run Driver Kills 2 At 95th And Cottage Grove

Two pedestrians died overnight, after they were hit by a car at the busy junction of 95th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Ronia Ghusein, the owner of Eva's Bridal store, talks with CBS 2 about her rebuilt business. (CBS)

Owner Thanks Those Who Helped Bridal Shop Rise From Ashes

It’s been a year since Eva’s Bridal of Oak Lawn burned to the ground, and on Monday the owner said “thank you” to those who helped it rise from the ashes.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Twenty-six people were injured Friday afternoon when a CTA bus struck a pole at Cottage Grove and 95th Street. (CBS)

Several Injured When CTA Bus Hits Pole

Twenty-six people were injured Friday afternoon when a CTA bus struck a pole on the South Side.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Red Line Will Be Upgraded Now, Extended Later

If you’re wondering why the $1 billion plan to remake part of the CTA does not include Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s desire to extend the Red Line five miles south, officials say $1 billion is hardly enough for that project.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2011


So Many Flies At Burger King, Inspectors Wouldn’t Open Mouths

A Burger King on the city’s South Side has been closed by the city, after inspectors found so many insects buzzing around that they were “afraid to open their mouths.”

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

Dan Ryan Expressway

Outbound Dan Ryan Reopens After Crashes

Four people were injured in one of two crashes on the Dan Ryan Expressway and all outbound lanes have been shut down between 87th and 95th streets as crews respond.

CBS 2–07/08/2011

Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Bicyclist Dies After Crashing Into Store Window

A bicyclist from Oak Lawn is dead after crashing into a retail store window.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2011

Bridal Shop Fire

New Eva’s Bridal Shop In Tinley Park To Stay Open

Eva’s Bridal Shop in Oak Lawn was destroyed in a devastating fire, but five months later, a new family business location is established for the long haul.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

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6 Hurt In 4-Vehicle Crash On Far South Side

Six people were hurt, two of them critically, in a four-vehicle crash on the Far South Side late Friday.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2011