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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

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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

The intersection of 41st and Pulaski, where a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who refused orders to drop a knife he had used to slash the tire of a squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Report: Suspect Shot By Police Suffered 16 Gunshot Wounds

Laquan McDonald was shot after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles, including a police squad car, and allegedly refused officers’ orders to drop his knife on Oct. 20, 2014.

02/24/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Some Suburbs Also Holding Elections On Tuesday

In southwest suburban Homer Glen, five candidates are running for village president, five candidates are running for village clerk, and 13 candidates are running for three trustee seats. All 23 candidates are write-in candidates.

02/24/2015

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Feds Warn Computer Users Of “Ransomware”

The FBI has issued warning about a growing type of malicious Internet software that could take your computer hostage, along with all the data stored on it.

02/23/2015

The sun rises over Lake Michigan in Chicago on Feb. 19, 2015, when temperatures reached a record low of 9 below zero for that date. (Credit: CBS)

February On Pace To Be 2nd Coldest In Chicago Since 1875

In February 1875, the average temperature in Chicago was 14.6 degrees. If predicted temperatures for the rest of the month hold true, the 14.9 degree average this February will have been the second coldest February on record for Chicago, according to AccuWeather.

02/23/2015

Extreme Cold

Arctic Conditions Break Feb. 19 Record For Cold In Chicago

Around 6:20 a.m., the temperature at O’Hare National Airport dropped to 8 below zero, breaking the previous Feb. 19 record of 7 below, set in 1936, according to the National Weather Service.

02/19/2015

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

After 3 Months Running Archdiocese, Cupich Still Learning To Balance His Time

Three months into his tenure has head of the Catholic Church in Chicago, Archbishop Blase Cupich said he wishes there were 10 days to a week, instead of seven, with all that he’d like to accomplish.

02/18/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich announces the Festival of Forgiveness, a 24-hour observation of confession on Feb. 27 and 28, as part of Lent. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/ WBBM)

24 Catholic Churches To Celebrate Daylong “Festival Of Forgiveness”

As part of Lent, Archbishop Blase Cupich has announced two dozen Chicago area churches will be open for 24 hours next week, so local Catholics can seek penance and healing for their sins.

02/18/2015

Home Foreclosure (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Demonstrators March Outside Bank In Support Of Senior Citizen Facing Foreclosure

A senior citizen who house is being foreclosed on made a last ditch effort today to try to stay in his house as protesters outside the bank made their feelings known, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

02/17/2015

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Mardi Gras Brings Out The Crowds For Paczki Day

Mardi Gras is here, which means it’s also Paczki Day, and a rush of hungry customers lining up at Chicago area bakeries for a taste of the decadent Polish pastries.

02/17/2015

A Water Management Department worker uses steam to heat a frozen hydrant, so firefighters can battle an extra-alarm fire in Chatham. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Firefighters Battle Flames, Frozen Hydrants In Chatham

The fire started around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in a vacant three-flat in the 7900 block of South Drexel Avenue. When crews arrived, nearby hydrants were frozen solid, so the Fire Department had to call in Water Management Department crews to heat the hydrants with steam, and get water flowing.

02/17/2015

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Suburban Man To Ask Congress For More Funds For Bone Marrow Program

A northwest suburban man will travel to Washington D.C. in a couple of weeks to encourage Congress to continue funding for an organization that has proven to be a lifesaver.

02/16/2015

Roberto Madrigal (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Charged With Murder Of 13-Year-Old Boy

Anthony Diaz, 13, was killed in front of his 16- and 17-year-old sisters Sunday night, after the sisters went out to fight someone over an argument that started on Facebook. Prosecutors said 18-year-old Roberto Madrigal walked up and shot Anthony. Madrigal has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.

02/13/2015

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