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A hijacked commercial plane approaches the World Trade Center shortly before crashing into the landmark skyscraper Sept. 11, 2001 in New York. (SETH MCALLISTER/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Survivors And Relatives Strive To Honor Victims

A northwest Indiana man who survived the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 13 years ago said the fight against terrorism is a never-ending battle.

09/11/2014

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Norridge Man Explains Why He Urinated Into Open Sunroof Of Car

A 36-year-old man who was charged with urinating into a woman’s car over the weekend was speaking out Wednesday

09/10/2014

Shari Hecker places a sandbag at the foot of her basement door, in case of any possible flooding from Wednesday's rain.  Her basement got more than 30 inches of water during a larger storm on Aug. 22, and she and other Burbank residents feared a repeat from Wednesday's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Burbank Residents Fear More Flooding From Latest Storm

Rain fell steadily across the Chicago area Wednesday morning, and though the storm system has begun clearing out as it heads east, more rain could be on the way Wednesday evening.

09/10/2014

Eriana Smith, Carlvon Clark, Shamarion Clark, and Carliysia Clark (left to right) were killed in a fire at their Roseland apartment early Monday. (Family photos)

4 Kids Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Roseland Fire

Four children were killed and two adults were seriously injured in an apartment fire early Monday in the Roseland neighborhood.

09/08/2014

Fans flocked to Dick's Sporting Goods in the South Loop to buy the 7,000 limited edition T-shirts celebrating the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, who won the U.S. national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Hundreds Swarm South Loop Store For Jackie Robinson West T-Shirts

Dick’s Sporting Goods made 7,000 bright yellow T-shirts emblazoned with “National Champions 2014 Jackie Robinson West” to celebrate the Little League team’s national title in the Little League World Series.

08/26/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

One of two suspects who took eight people hostage in Harvey is taken into custody Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Harvey Hostages Rescued, Suspects In Custody

Four remaining hostages who had been held captive for nearly 21 hours have been set free, and two suspects who engaged in a standoff with police in south suburban Harvey have been taken into custody Wednesday morning.

08/20/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn stands with members of the Brooks College Prep high school football team as he prepares to sign legislation requiring high school coaches to take online training on handling concussions. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Quinn Signs Concussion Training Mandate For High School Coaches

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction to concussions.

08/19/2014

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City Expanding Computer Technology To Get Rid Of Rats

Rat poison might still be the best way to get rid of scurrying vermin, but knowing where to place the bait is a big challenge, one city officials believe can be solved with a 21st century approach: computerized data analysis.

08/15/2014

Illinois State Troopers arrive at a Chicago Police 11th District station to help catch fugitives in Chicago. (Credit: Brad Edwards)

State Troopers Begin Work To Help Chicago Cops Catch Crooks

A small cadre of reinforcements has arrived for Chicago police, as dozens Illinois State Police troopers have begun their mission of helping track down wanted criminals.

08/14/2014

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New School Year Already Underway For Some Districts

Believe it or not, the new school year has started for many students, even though we’re not even halfway through August.

08/12/2014

Then-Bills quarterback Trent Edwards after suffering a concussion in 2008. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Concussion Focus Obscures High School Football Risk

The IHSA is obscuring the truth on concussions, a detriment to all involved.

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Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Pfleger Organizing Gun Turn-In Program For Young Adults

Activist priest Fr. Michael Pfleger has planned another gun buyback program, but his latest effort to get guns off the streets has a twist.

07/31/2014

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Are Days Numbered For Red-Light Cameras?

Reports of red light camera “ticket spikes” for thousands of motorists have energized those who have long opposed traffic enforcement cameras.

07/25/2014

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South Side Museums Form “Museum Campus South”

Seven museums on the South Side have banded together to try to raise their profiles, and get more people to visit them.

07/24/2014

The Antioch Theatre closed earlier this year, but will be reopened after renovations funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign. (Credit: Kickstarter)

Successful Kickstarter Campaign To Bring Antioch Theatre Back To Life

The Antioch Theatre will live on, after being on the brink of being closed for good.

07/23/2014

Grandma Sally's Family Restaurant was all but destroyed by a large fire early Friday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Grandma Sally’s Restaurant In Naperville Gutted By Fire

Since the late 1970s, people have been visiting Grandma Sally’s to try the famous cheesecake, waffles, and pancakes. Unfortunately for its owners, employees, and customers, the restaurant was all but destroyed by an early morning fire.

07/18/2014

A collage of photos of flooding from recent storms in Midlothian. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Midlothian Residents Fed Up With Chronic Flooding

After a couple weeks which saw some torrential downpours, uprooted trees, and power outages from summer storms, a group from southwest suburban Midlothian was speaking out Thursday, because they’re tired of their property repeatedly flooding.

07/17/2014

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Orland Park Hosting Heroin Awareness Program

Orland Park Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki says there were at least six heroin overdose deaths in Orland Park last year, among about 60 heroin overdose ambulance calls. The antidote Narcan was used to save most of those lives.

07/15/2014

Police swarmed Montrose Avenue Beach Sunday night, responding to a fight in progress. Four officers were injured, including at least one struck in the head by a bottle thrown at police. Nine people were arrested. (CBS)

5 Charged In Montrose Beach Melee That Left 4 Cops Injured

Two men were charged with throwing bottles that struck police officers who were breaking up a large fight at Montrose Beach on Sunday, and three other men were charged in connection with the melee.

07/13/2014

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