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The city as seen through the eyes of the homeless. (Credit: After Supper Visions)

Images Of Chicago, From The Eyes Of The Destitute

A photo exhibit takes place tomorrow evening and Saturday afternoon in the River North area, but the artists aren’t typical photographers.

06/11/2015

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Stinky Odors In Channahon Traced To Three Area Plants Undergoing Maintenance

People in or around southwest suburban Channahon might notice a whiff of some unpleasant odors in the air.

06/10/2015

Two people died after a car hit a tree in Park Forest. The driver fled the scene, but was arrested after turning up at a hospital. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Two Dead In Park Forest Crash

Two people were killed overnight, when a stolen car struck a tree in south suburban Park Forest. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene.

06/10/2015

Ben Bishop makes a save in the first period against Antoine Vermette . (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich, St. Petersburg Bishop Wager On Blackhawks-Lightning Stanley Cup Final

It’s getting serious now. There’s a new bet on the outcome of the Stanley Cup Final series between the Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

06/09/2015

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Pfleger: Turn Cellphone Cameras On Criminals

Rev. Michael Pfleger, the activist priest who has crusaded for decades against gun violence in Chicago, was urging people to use a new weapon people to make their neighborhoods more peaceful: their cellphones.

06/09/2015

Denzell Walker (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Teen Escapes Juvenile Detention Facility In St. Charles

Denzell Walker escaped the medium-security Illinois Youth Center, at 3825 Campton Hills Dr., around 10 p.m., according to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

06/09/2015

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Michelle Obama To Give Commencement Speech To Class That Likely Would Have Included Hadiya Pendleton

First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Chicago Tuesday to give the commencement address for the graduating class at King College Prep that would have likely included murder victim Hadiya Pendleton, whose funeral Mrs. Obama spoke at.

06/08/2015

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Three Robbers Target President Obama’s Kenwood Neighborhood

The holdups could be part of a coordinated effort to target men over social media, sources tell CBS 2.

06/08/2015

Three Chicago police officers and a Glenview police officer were charged with lying under oath about a traffic stop that led to a drug bust, after dashboard camera video contradicted their accounts of the arrest of  23-year-old Joseph Sperling in June 2013. (Source: Loevy & Loevy)

Four Cops Charged With Lying Under Oath In Drug Case

Four police officers – three from Chicago, and one from Glenview – have been charged with felony perjury, for allegedly lying under oath in a drug case last year.

06/08/2015

Willie Doles (Credit: Chicago Police)

No Bond For Man Charged In String Of Knifepoint Robberies

Willie Doles, of the 6900 block of South Oakley Avenue, has been charged with five counts of armed robbery, and one count of felony aggravated robbery. Police said he was arrested Wednesday afternoon, with help from the FBI.

06/04/2015

A stretch of the Cal-Sag Trail in the south suburbs. (Source: Facebook/Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trai)

Part Of New Cal-Sag Trail To Open This Weekend

Cyclists, walkers, and runners are in for a big treat in the south suburbs this weekend. The completed 11-mile west leg of the Cal-Sag Trail will officially open between Alsip and Lemont.

06/03/2015

Aimee Coath (Source: Facebook)

Woman Killed In CTA Bus Crash; Driver Cited For Running Red Light

A CTA bus driver has been ticketed for running a red light Tuesday evening before striking two pedestrians and several cars downtown, killing a 51-year-old woman, and injuring at least eight other people.

06/03/2015

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Missing Electric Vault Covers Raise Concerns Along Kedzie Boulevard

Steve Hier said he’s been calling the city since last summer about a few missing metal electric vault covers that leave about four-by-three foot holes along a half-mile stretch of Kedzie Boulevard, in grassy areas between Palmer Square and the Illinois Centennial monument in Logan Square.

06/02/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert attends ceremonies where former First Lady Nancy Reagan unveiled a statue of her husband, President Ronald Reagan on June 3, 2009 in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, (Credit:  KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Hastert Mentor: Federal Indictment ‘Baffled Me Entirely’

A friend and political mentor of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert was speaking up for the indicted lawmaker on Friday, a day after Hastert was accused of lying to the FBI, and trying to hide apparent hush money payments.

05/29/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

What Was Former Speaker Hastert Allegedly Trying To Cover Up? It’s Anyone’s Guess

The longtime Republican lawmaker allegedly paid about $1.7 million in cash to a longtime acquaintance – identified as Individual A in the indictment – beginning in 2010, to conceal misconduct that occurred years earlier.

05/29/2015

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Oak Forest Woman Loses Son, But Gains Life

Rose Perry’s 24-year-old son, Ronald, died on May 16, after suffering a stroke, but it turned out he was the perfect kidney donor for his mother, who was suffering kidney failure.

05/28/2015

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike in October. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers’ Strike Pushes End Of School Year Back Two Weeks

Instead of starting summer break after class on June 3, the more than 16,000 students in Waukegan Public School District 60 will be hitting the books until June 17.

05/27/2015

James Nevils III (Supplied Photo)

Dog Owner Cited After Boy Mauled To Death; Victim’s Grandfather ‘Not Happy At All’

The grandfather of a 5-year-old boy killed by a dog Monday night said the dog’s owner got off too light, after being cited for two ordinance violations.

05/27/2015

A 61-year-old woman was shot in the neck when a man fired shots into her home in the 3600 block of South Honore Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Suspect In Custody After Woman Shot In McKinley Park

Bullets riddled a McKinley Park home late Tuesday night, following an argument between two men, and a 61-year old woman was shot in the neck.

05/27/2015

Lake Michigan (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Return Of Swimming Season Prompts Warning About Rip Currents

This past weekend marked the unofficial start of summer and the outdoor swimming season, and it was also marked by drownings and water rescues. Benjamin said part of the problem is that too many people think they’re better swimmers than they are.

05/26/2015

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