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Right-To-Die Conference In Chicago Draws Protest

Advocates for assisted suicide from around the world are meeting in Streeterville, while opponents are protesting outside. WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports.

09/18/2014

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New Hiking-Biking Trail Links Botanic Garden And Forest Preserve

The one-mile link through the Chicago Botanic Garden and the Cook County Forest Preserve District’s Turnbull Woods saw immediate and heavy use.

09/13/2014

Slain Chicago police Officer Michael Ceriale is honored with a painted sculpture in the downtown. (CBS/Bob Roberts)

Fallen Officers Honored With Public Art Installation

Seventy-five sculptures of horses — each dedicated to a different slain Chicago police officer — are beginning to appear along the Magnificent Mile.

09/13/2014

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New DNA Tests OK’d In Murder Of Former Bears Player’s Girlfriend

Serving a double life sentence for killing the pregnant girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, Marni Yang is hoping new DNA tests will pave the way for her exoneration, the News-Sun is reporting.

09/11/2014

Photo Of Taxi Sign (Jim Davis/Getty Images)

Taxi Slowdown Staged To Demand Fare Hike, Regulations For Competitors

It was not immediately clear how many of the city’s 7,000 taxicabs would be idled by any slowdown. Attempts in the past by taxi drivers to stage work slowdowns have generally been unsuccessful because the drivers have not been well-organized.

09/11/2014

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Pace Budget For 2015 Avoids Fare Hike

Pace is the first Chicago-area transit agency to unveil its 2015 budget — and it’s good news for riders.

09/11/2014

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

California Blue Line Station Closed For Six Weeks

One of the oldest ‘L’ stations in the city has been shut down for six weeks, to undergo a major renovation.

09/04/2014

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Pence Hopeful Court Will Uphold Indiana’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he remains hopeful that the Hoosier State’s ban on same-sex marriages will remain intact, despite blistering questions by the three-judge panel from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

08/28/2014

Antonio Smith. (Family provided photo.)

Parents Mourn 9-Year-Old “Little Homey” Slain In Grand Crossing

The day after 9-year-old Antonio Smith was shot to death in the back yard of an apartment building in the south side Grand Crossing neighborhood, several hundred people filled the yard Thursday night to offer prayers and demand action.

08/22/2014

Officer Thomas Wortham

Outdoor Sleepover On South Side Honors Slain Officer

In March 2010, Thomas Wortham IV had recently returned from combat duty in Iraq when he was fatally shot in the driveway of his parents’ home by thieves who sought to steal his new motorcycle.

08/15/2014

Demonstrators hold a vigil Thursday night in honor of the St. Louis-area teen who was fatally shot by police. (CBS)

Missouri Teen’s Shooting By Police Officer Inspires Vigil, Demonstration Here

The shooting of Michael Brown has touched off days of unrest.

08/14/2014

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Lucas Museum On The Lake? Tailgaters Would Prefer Grilling Space

Bears fans say it would be a sacrilege to put a museum between Soldier Field and McCormick Place, where they currently set up their grills.

08/08/2014

John O'Connor, who served in Vietnam with the Army from 1967 to 1968, reads names inscribed on the Moving Wall display, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, following the opening ceremony for Welcome Home 2011 at Navy Pier on June 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Welcome Home 2011 celebrates the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Chicago Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Parade where 200,000 veterans and their families marched in a parade in front of 300,000 spectators. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Vietnam ‘Moving Wall’ Stops In Berwyn Through Monday

Thursday evening, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts was among those who welcomed the traveling display to the park, at 30th Street and Wisconsin Avenue in the western suburb.

08/07/2014

Fourth Of July Parade-Watching Gets Cutthroat In Evanston

It’s dibs, suburban style — and just as serious as dibs in certain Chicago neighborhoods after a big snowstorm.

07/03/2014

The city has opened a new mile-long stretch of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, one of the most heavily traveled bike corridors in Chicago. (Credit: CBS/File Photo)

Jefferson Park Residents Weigh In On Possible Changes For Milwaukee Avenue

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s goal is to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents, a priority on a two-mile stretch that saw 910 reported vehicle crashes between 2008 and 2012, in which one person died and 129 were hurt.

07/03/2014

Steven Zelich (Credit: Walworth County Sheriff)

Bond Set At $1M For Suspect In Suitcase Deaths

Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse. A prosecutor convinced a judge to set bond at $1 million, saying he expected homicide charges to be filed in the counties where the women were killed, but Zelich’s attorney said it’s unclear how the women died.

06/27/2014

Demonstrators held a march and vigil Thursday in protest of a strip club planned for Stone Park. (CBS)

Nuns File Suit, Hold Vigil To Close Neighboring Strip Club

The nuns, several local residents and the village of Melrose Park filed suit Friday seeking to shut Club Allure, which is on the Stone Park-Melrose Park border.

06/20/2014

Protestors march against a strip club in Stone Park. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Sisters Vs. Strippers: Nuns To Sue Over Strip Club Next Door To Convent

Their lawyer, Tom Brejcha of the Thomas More Society, said state law is clear that adult clubs cannot operate within 1,000 feet of a school or house of worship. The nuns have both, and the club is just over their back fence.

06/18/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

New CTA Rail Cars Not Expected Until 2019 At The Earliest

Until the 5000 series began delivery, CTA had the oldest rapid transit fleet in the nation. It hopes to reduce the average age to less than 10 years by 2022.

06/11/2014

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