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A guinea pig is being rehabilitated at the Animal Welfare League after it and more than 200 animals were confiscated from a single home in Berwyn. (CBS)

Berwyn Home Stuffed With Animals Was ‘Hell Hole,’ Shelter Director Says

Animal-welfare officials are caring for the surviving animals pulled from a Berwyn home where a 14-year-old boy died earlier this week. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2011

Authorities on Friday swarm the residential street where a boy died amid squalid conditions. (CBS)

Boy Who Died Lived In Squalid Home With More Than 100 animals

The death of a 14-year-old suburban boy discovered living in squalid conditions Thursday afternoon has prompted state officials to warn about the dangers of “social isolation” and a lack of community response.


A homeless person (CBS)

Homeless Rate Drops in Suburban Cook County

The number of homeless people in suburban Cook County dropped by almost 10 percent since 2009, according to a count in January, but advocates fear the dip could be temporary.


Photo Of Cook County Clerk David Orr (County Clerk Photo)

Coin Toss To Decide Tied Elections In Cook County

Two tied election races in Cook County are to be decided by the toss of a coin.


Housing (File photo)

Western Suburbs Collaborate On Low, Moderate-Income Housing

Bellwood, Berwyn, Forest Park, Maywood and Oak Park are moving ahead with plans to renovate homes and apartment buildings for low- and moderate-income families.

WBBM Newsradio–03/10/2011

Photo Of Michael Sarno. (AP Photo)

Trial Of Reputed Mob Boss Set To Begin Wednesday

Michael “The Large Guy” Sarno is accused of ordering co-defendants to set off a bomb that wrecked the offices of a gaming company in Berwyn.



Reputed Mobster Michael Sarno’s Trial Delayed

The trial of a reputed mobster accused of orchestrating the bombing of a video gaming company’s offices has been delayed for a few days.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2010

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Son Charged In Berwyn Woman’s Strangulation

Murder charges have been filed in the early-Tuesday strangulation death of a 90-year-old Berwyn woman at her west suburban home.


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90-Year-Old Woman Slain In Berwyn

The death of an elderly woman found with injuries to her face is being investigated as a homicide.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2010