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Christopher Anderson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

State Police: No Reason To Frisk Man Who Was Shot And Killed At Hospital

Illinois State Police were defending their decision not to frisk a man who was taken to Highland Park Hospital after a traffic crash a few days ago, before the man was shot and killed by police when he pulled out a gun in the emergency room.

11/07/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich (R) greets Francis Cardinal George during a press conference on September 20, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  Cupich, who served as bishop in Spokane, Washington, will succeed Cardinal George, who has been fighting a long battle with cancer, to become the 9th archbishop of Chicago. This is the first time in the history of the Chicago Archdiocese that a new leader has been appointed while the former is still alive.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cardinal George “Cleaning The Slate” For Cupich Before Retirement

Less than two weeks until Cardinal Francis George retires as archbishop of Chicago and makes way for Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich, George said the transition is well-underway.

11/06/2014

A sign marks the entrance to the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital on May 30, 2014 in Hines, Illinois. Hines, which is located in suburban Chicago, has been linked to allegations that administrators kept secret waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals so hospital executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting standards for rapid treatment. Today, as the scandal continued to grow, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized in public and then resigned from his post. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Food Pantry Opens At Hines VA Hospital

The Greater Chicago Food Depository has opened a food pantry at Hines VA Hospital near Maywood. It’s the food charity’s second such pantry. The first opening was last year at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital in the Illinois Medical District on the West Side.

11/06/2014

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Archdiocese Releases Thousands Of Pages Of Priest Sex Abuse Files

It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.

11/06/2014

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Wants To Allow Voting Booth Selfies

Seizing on the popularity of people showing off their “I Voted” sticker on social media after casting a ballot, a state lawmaker from the West Side has begun a push to allow voters to take “selfies” at polling places.

11/05/2014

The 57-foot blue spruce in Donna Atkinson's yard in Elgin will be cut down and installed at Daley Plaza as the city's official Christmas tree for 2014. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Elgin Woman’s Blue Spruce Selected As Chicago Christmas Tree

The nearly 70-foot tall tree on Donna Atkinson’s property in Elgin dwarfs her tiny one-story house, so she figured donating it to the city of Chicago would be the perfect inexpensive way to remove it.

11/05/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

With Election Day Here, Candidates Make One Last Push For Votes

It all comes down to this. With just hours left to win the support of voters, the two leading candidates for governor were making their final pitches to win votes Tuesday morning, greeting potential voters face-to-face.

11/04/2014

Halloween Candy with a Pumpkin

Dentist Offers To Buy Leftover Halloween Candy

A local dentist is trying to save children’s teeth, and provide some treats to members of the U.S. military for the fifth year in a row.

11/03/2014

A 14-year-old boy was missing after a fire swept through his family's home in Prospect Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Missing Teen Found Safe After Fire Guts Prospect Heights House

The 14-year-old boy’s family reported him missing after firefighters responded to a blaze in the 1200 block of Stratford Road around 3:45 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the boy’s parents said the teenager was nowhere to be found. Hours later, the boy was found safe at a friend’s apartment.

11/03/2014

Ballots

Birth Control Referendum On Illinois Ballot Stirs Controversy

When you go to the polls between now and Tuesday, you’ll see on the ballot a question asking if any insurance plan that has prescription drug coverage should be required to cover prescription birth control.

10/31/2014

Yvonne and Ralph Shurley's frightful scene in Orland Park.

A ‘Spooktacular’ Sight For Halloween In Orland Park

There are only a couple of nights left to catch this year’s spooktacular offering by an Orland Park couple that’s made a big deal out of Halloween for more than a dozen years.

10/30/2014

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Citizens Utility Board Holding Customer Service Horror Story Contest

Have a customer service horror story that involves dealing with a utility company? The Citizens Utility Board wants to hear from you on social media.

10/28/2014

Fire gutted a ranch-style home in west suburban Woodridge. Six residents made it out safe. (Credit: CBS)

Woodridge Family Escapes Early Morning Fire

A pregnant woman woke up to find her house on fire Tuesday morning in west suburban Woodridge, and she scrambled to get her family to safety.

10/28/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Probe Scuffle That Stirred Facebook Controversy

Police in Elgin were investigating a scuffle between a cab driver and another motorist, an incident which sparked a mini-uproar on social media over the past few days.

10/27/2014

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Air Bag Warning Has Car Dealerships Flooded With Calls

Nearly 8 million air bags are involved in the recall, in vehicles that are at least six years old.

10/23/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Hammond Police)

Suspected Serial Killer Refuses To Answer Judge, Hearing Delayed One Week

An initial court appearance for suspected serial killer Darren Vann was delayed one week, after Vann refused to speak in court on Wednesday.

10/22/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Suspected Serial Killer Due In Court Wednesday; Police Search For More Possible Victims

A convicted sex offender was expected in court Wednesday, charged with killing one of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend.

10/21/2014

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Motorists Pleased By Falling Gas Prices

Gas prices have been coming down recently and motorists are liking what they see.

10/20/2014

Darren Vann (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged In Murder Of Woman In Hammond, Suspected In 6 Other Deaths

A convicted sex offender who allegedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has told police his crimes date back as long as two decades.

10/20/2014

ComEd Power Yard

Sticking With ComEd Helps Lombard Residents Save On Electricity

Lombard’s electricity aggregation contract was up, so village officials decided in April and May to see which electricity provider would offer the lowest prices for residents. It turned out, ComEd beat the alternative suppliers.

10/09/2014

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