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The Chicago Police Department's Homan Square facility.  (Credit: CBS)

Protestors Demand Chicago Police Close Homan Square Facility

Accusations by a British newspaper of brutality at a West Side Chicago police facility prompted about 75 to protest and demand its closure, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

02/28/2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. (Credit: CBS)

Chuy Garcia Calls For Higher Pay For Health Care Workers, More Police Officers

In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke Saturday in favor of higher pay for home health care workers and committed himself to work toward a $15 an hour floor salary.

02/28/2015

Brian D. Smith (Will County State's Attorney)

Prosecutors: Teacher Traded Academic Help For Sex With Student

Brian D. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $600,000, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.

02/27/2015

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Woman, 19, Killed After Crashing Into Metra Train

Police are blaming the road conditions for an accident Wednesday evening that killed a 19-year-old Woodstock woman who drove into a Metra train.

02/27/2015

Renato Velasquez (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Trucker On Trial For Fatal Tollway Crash Won’t Take Stand

The trucker standing trial for the fiery I-88 accident 13 months ago that left a Tollway worker dead and a state trooper critically injured will not take the witness stand.

02/25/2015

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Tour Bus Carrying Suburban High School Students Catches Fire In Michigan, None Hurt

A bus carrying 40 Bloom Township High School students on a college visit burned on a I-196 in Michigan.

02/25/2015

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Firefighter Injured During West Ridge Blaze

Icy conditions made firefighters’ jobs difficult. They kept trying different hydrants until they found a couple that worked.

02/19/2015

The owner says this minivan was carjacked by two men and the van was carrying five dogs. (Photo provided to CBS)

Several Dogs Missing After Dog Day Care Van Carjacked

The owner of the Urban Out Sitters Dog Day Care says a van carrying five dogs was carjacked at gunpoint by two men Wednesday.

02/18/2015

13 cars in the Kensington School parking lot were damaged. (Credit CBS)

Parents Want Charges Upgraded Against Man Accused Of Smashing Car Windows In LaGrange School Parking Lot

Residents of the LaGrange Highlands area of unincorporated southwest Cook County will get a dedicated sheriff’s police squad car while prosecutors try to determine if felony charges can be brought against a man who smashed the windows in 13 cars with a black metal pipe.

02/17/2015

The Toyota Sienna features a bubble machine on its roof (Credit: Bob Roberts)

SpongeBob Minivan Turning Heads At Chicago Auto Show

There are cars that are new, different and one-of-a-kind at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. And then there is one that is just plain weird, and the kids love it.

02/15/2015

Flowers sit outside the apartments of University of North Carolina dentistry student Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his new wife Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, after their alledged murders at the Finley Forest condominium complex on February 11, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the alledged shooting of death of three Muslim Americans near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Muslims Gather Here To Remember Chapel Hill, N.C. Shooting Victims

The Council of American-Islamic Relations called for a federal hate-crime investigation.

02/13/2015

Chicago Hosts Annual Auto Show

Chicago Auto Show: It’s Not Just For Guys Anymore

You might be surprised to learn who will be attending the Chicago Auto Show, which opens Saturday and runs through Feb. 22. If you’re thinking men and boys, and grease monkeys with tool chests, Auto Show CEO Dave Sloan says last year’s research says otherwise.

02/13/2015

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Park District To Rename South Side Park After Hadiya Pendleton

Two years after she was slain in the Kenwood neighborhood, the Chicago Park District board has voted to name a Bronzeville park in memory of honor student Hadiya Pendleton.

02/12/2015

Several 3200 series CTA rail cars sit in the Kimball Rail Yard along the Brown Line. (Credit: CTA/Flickr)

More Than 250 ‘L’ Cars On Orange And Brown Lines To Be Upgraded

The transit agency says the cars will emerge from the rebuild more reliable and comfortable. In addition to the upgraded air conditioning units, wiring will be replaced, motors and batteries upgraded, along with doors, springs and control equipment. The makeover even includes pricey LED destination signs.

02/12/2015

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8 Injured In CTA Bus Crash On Near West Side

CTA spokesman Brian Steele said a car passed the bus and tried to make a right turn as the bus pulled away from the curb. Steele said there was minor damage to both vehicles.

02/12/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

New Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line Station Opens Sunday

Just in time for next weekend’s Chicago Auto Show, the CTA is opening its new Cermak-McCormick Place Green Line station.

02/07/2015

Alleged terror supporter Mediha Salkicevic in court. (Credit: CBS)

Schiller Park Mother Accused Of Aiding ISIS Makes First Court Appearance

A Schiller Park mother will spend the weekend in federal custody, following her arrest on charges of providing material support to ISIS. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports that the woman appeared briefly before a federal magistrate.

02/07/2015

An unplowed side street in Archer Heights. (Credit: CBS)

City Adding More Trucks, Crews To Effort To Clear Snow From Side Streets

Wednesday morning, the city deployed 650 pieces of equipment to remove snow from side streets – including 315 snow plows, and 335 pieces of heavy construction equipment – to help haul away the piles of snow created by plows. In addition, the city has dispatched approximately 300 laborers to help shovel snow.

02/04/2015

Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George: Doctors Have Run Out Of Options For Him

Cardinal Francis George, who has battled kidney cancer, was out Friday to accept an award from the Knights of Columbus.

01/30/2015

Hundreds of people attended a meeting Tuesday night to discuss the dog ban at Maggie Daley Park. (Credit: CBS)

Park District Reaffirms Dog Ban At Maggie Daley Park

The Chicago Park District said Tuesday that its decision is final, and said it will not reverse the newly-imposed ban on dogs in Maggie Daley Park. But its Grant Park Advisory council heard from both sides during a meeting Tuesday night in the park’s fieldhouse.

01/27/2015

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