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Lambs Farm Getting A Handle On “Frustrating” Bed Bug Problem

Experts say bed bugs can be found almost anywhere; from homes and businesses to hotels, shelters, and hospitals. Now, an organization for the developmentally disabled in the Chicago area is fighting them.

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Traffic Stop

Professors To Be Honored For Study Of Traffic Stop Disparities

Dr. Steven Maynard-Moody said he and his fellow researchers found no racial bias in normal traffic stops — in which the sole reason a driver is pulled over is an actual traffic violation — but they did find tremendous bias in so-called “investigatory traffic stops.”

5 hours ago

CTA passengers board Blue Line trains at the Logan Square subway station. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Ridership Down Overall, But Train Rides Set New Record

Buses remained the most popular option for public transit users in Chicago last year, although rail ridership set a new record for the CTA.

5 hours ago

The Jane Byrne Interchange (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

Byrne Interchange Overhaul To Create New Headaches For Drivers

Motorists who drive along the Jane Byrne Interchange might want to find a new way to get where they’re going starting next week, thanks to a project that will increase traffic for more than a year.

03/05/2015

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Girl With Leukemia To Meet Stem Cell Donor Who Helped Save Her Life

More than four years after she was close to dying from leukemia, an 8-year-old girl from Mount Prospect is healthy again, and will meet the German man who helped save her life by supplying a stem cell donation.

03/05/2015

Kobe, a 3-year-old Dogo Argentino mix, is the fifth rescue dog to be taken in by the Shedd Aquarium, for training through positive reinforcement alongside other animals. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium Gets New Rescue Dog, Kobe

The Shedd Aquarium has adopted its fifth rescue dog, as part of its ongoing effort to demonstrate how to build strong relationships with animals.

03/04/2015

The Little League team from New Albany, Indiana, lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West, which was later stripped of their title for using ineligible players during tournament play. (Credit: Go Fund Me)

Indiana Team That Lost To JRW Raising Money To Go To 2015 Little League World Series

Saying they feel cheated out of their chance to play in the Little League World Series last summer, the team that lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West is raising money to go to next year’s tournament, even if it’s just to watch.

03/04/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner presents his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Mayors Call On Rauner To Rethink Plan To Cut Local Government Revenue

Mayors in the Chicago area were none-too-pleased when Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cutting in half the amount of income tax revenue the state sends to municipal governments in Illinois, and they’re teaming up to let him know.

03/03/2015

A tornado that hit LaSalle County Illinois. (Credit: Twitter)

Statewide Tornado Drill To Be Held Tuesday Morning

It might not seem like the ideal time of year for a tornado drill, but that’s exactly what state and local officials have planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday across Illinois.

03/03/2015

CBS 2 photojournalists Lou Kleinberg and Dino Pillizzi help a stranded motorist who slid off I-90 on Tuesday. (Credit: Marissa Bailey/CBS)

Snow, Sleet, Rain Make For Sloppy Roads On Tuesday

While temperatures will climb above freezing later on Tuesday, the rain will stick around for the afternoon commute.

03/03/2015

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CPS Reverses Stance On PARCC, Will Now Test Students System Wide

The Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

03/02/2015

A new "smart meter" installed on a Naperville home. (CBS)

CUB: Energy-Efficiency Programs Save More Money Than Alternate Suppliers

A couple years ago, you could save decent money on your electric bill merely by switching to an alternate energy supplier, but Citizens Utility Board spokesman Jim Chilsen said not anymore. That is because those companies have started hiking rates, and ComEd has gotten out from under an expensive contract.

03/02/2015

Camela Ruiz Estrada

Man Delivers Baby After Pulling Off Eisenhower Expressway

Maria Estrada went into labor Monday morning, and her husband, Javier Sanchez was driving her to the hospital when she told him she couldn’t wait. Sanhez pulled off the Eisenhower at the Austin exit, and their baby was born moments later.

03/02/2015

The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Stations in Byron, Illinois. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Watchdog Group Raises ‘Serious Concerns’ About Plan To Help ComEd

Illinois lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow ComEd to charge customers about $2 more per month to cover the costs of its nuclear power plants, drawing criticism from a utility watchdog group that says ComEd’s parent company already makes plenty of profit.

02/27/2015

The Carson Pirie Scott store at North Riverside Park Mall reopened on Feb. 26, more than three months after a fire forced it to close. (Credit: North Riverside Park Mall)

Carson’s Reopens At North Riverside Park After November Fire

The store closed November 12th after a fire in a storage area. Manager Robin Adams said smoke damaged everything in the store.

02/26/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Eugene Wood said 4 inches of snow had fallen in Alsip by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Fresh Snow Keeps Plows Busy All Night, Stalls Morning Commute

Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.

02/26/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Teachers Union On Runoff In Mayor’s Race: ‘A Beautiful Day For Democracy’

Among the first to back Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his bid for mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday was taking a brief moment to enjoy Garcia’s success in forcing a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

02/25/2015

Chicago Public Schools

Most Voters Want Elected School Board In Chicago

Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.

02/25/2015

Basketball (Getty Images)

Girl Who Played On Boys’ Basketball Team For 2 Seasons Banned From Playoffs

A Catholic school’s boys’ basketball team from Hegewisch was set to resume playoff action on Thursday, but without the girl who has been a starter for the past couple years.

02/25/2015

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School Districts Cracking Down On Overdue Student Fees

Some local school districts have been ramping up efforts to collect long overdue student fees that have added up into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

02/24/2015

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