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Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

West Nile Virus Detected In Illinois

The virus was found in Southern Illinois, but it’s only a matter of time before it shows up in the Chicago area, health officials say.

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Chicago police respond to the scene of two people found dead on the Southwest Side. (CBS/Brad Edwards)

Mother And Autistic Son Found Dead After Fire, Apparent Home Invasion

Firefighters found 48-year-old Maria Concepcion Herrera and her 22-year-old son Carlos Herrera dead in their home in the 3600 block of West 55th Place around 2:50 p.m., after someone reported a couch on fire at the home.

05/29/2015

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Police Searching For Mask-Wearing Man Who Tried To Abduct Girl On West Side

Police seek a man who allegedly tried to abduct a girl early Wednesday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/27/2015

ComEd Power Yard

With ComEd Rates Low, CUB Says To Think Carefully Before Going With Alternative Supplier

ComEd rates are about to drop again, and the Citizens Utility Board is warning you to think twice and do your homework before going with an alternative supplier.

05/27/2015

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Off-Duty Evanston Police Officer Saves Person Attempting Suicide

An off-duty Evanston police officer found himself in the right place at the right time to save a life, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/26/2015

Photo Of Jorge Torrez (Handout Photo)

Trial For Ex-Marine Charged With Killing Two Zion Kids Delayed Until February

The anticipated trial of Jorge Torrez for the alleged 2005 murder of two young girls in Zion will likely not occur until next February, officials said Tuesday.

05/26/2015

Gold Star Family Wreath

Chicagoans Remember Fallen Vets With Wreath Laying, Parade

On this beautiful, sunny day, thousands gathered to pay their respects for those who gave their lives for their country.

05/23/2015

Crews work at the scene of an embankment collapse along the CTA's Yellow Line. (Bob Roberts/CBS)

Timetable Unclear For Resumption Of Yellow Line Service

The train service between Rogers Park and Skokie was shut down earlier this week following an embankment collapse. Initially, officials thought it would take only a few days to repair.

05/22/2015

A construction accident caused the ground to erode under the CTA Yellow Line tracks at the McCormick Boulevard viaduct on Sunday, forcing the CTA to shut down the Yellow Line until repairs can be made. (Credit: CBS)

Repairs To CTA Yellow Line To Take “Several Weeks”

Travel to and from Skokie by CTA won’t be Swift for a while, after an embankment crumbled, falling away completely from the tracks. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) said Tuesday that it will take “several weeks to complete this (repair) work properly.”

05/20/2015

Wrigley Field's scoreboard.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Wrigley Field Commemorative Bricks Found In Landfill Near Pontiac, Ill.

A number of personalized pavers from Wrigley Field have been found in a landfill near Pontiac, Illinois, according to the Pontiac Daily Leader.

05/19/2015

Cpl. Sara Medina. (Source: Marine Corps Times)

Fundraiser Has Raised More Than $3,000 To Help Family And Friends Pay Travel, Funeral Expenses Of Aurora Marine Who Died In Nepal

A fundraising drive that has raised more than $3,000 toward funeral and travel expenses for the family and friends of a west suburban Marine killed in Nepal continues.

05/19/2015

Ventra App

Rollout Of Ventra App Delayed Until Fall

CTA spokesperson Tammy Chase said the area’s transit agencies are going to bring in between 20 and 30 experienced beta testers from the Smart Chicago Collaborative’s Civic User Testing Group to iron out those problems that exist.

05/15/2015

Subhas Chander (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Disgruntled Father Gets Life In Prison For Fire That Killed Family

Prosecutors said Subhash Chander was offended because his 22-year-old daughter, Monika Rani, had married without his consent, beneath her station in India’s caste system.

05/14/2015

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Train Fail-Safe Years Away From Being Implemented Here

It’s called Positive Train Control and may have prevented the type of accident that occurred in Philadelphia this week. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/14/2015

Jermain Cullum Jr. (photo provided)

Teen’s Tragic Death Brought Hope To Three Medical Patients

Organ recipients expressed thanks Thursday to the parents of Jermaine Cullum Jr., 16, who passed away last year of a heart attack.

05/14/2015

File image of concert goers at Riot Fest in Chicago. (CBS/Captured News)

Supporters And Opponents Take Riot Fest Debate To Park District Board

The future of Riot Fest wasn’t even on the Chicago Park District board’s agenda Wednesday, but the board heard at length from supporters and opponents of the popular music festival that has been held in Humboldt Park for three years.

05/14/2015

A small drone hovers in the sky, (Credit: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Board Delays Vote To Require Permits To Fly Drones In Chicago Parks

Enthusiast Christopher Morrison spotted the agenda item and told the board a response so simplistic could do more harm than good, prompting some to fly drones over residential neighborhoods, through back yards or in other places that could be deemed inappropriate.

05/14/2015

A Green Line train approaches an 'L' station. (Credit: Chicago Transit Authority)

Anticipating Rauner’s Cuts, CTA Trims $21M From Budget

Outgoing CTA President Forrest Claypool evaded the question when asked by WBBM Wednesday if the agency is considering fare hikes or service cuts, but CTA chief financial officer Ron DeNard said the agency will be able to erase $21 million in subsidies for reduced fares without resorting to such measures.

05/13/2015

Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said that the street outside 308 E. 136th Pl. collapsed beneath the weight of the rig. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Gets Truck Stuck In Sinkhole On SE Side

A fire truck on its way back from a call on the city’s far southeast side Tuesday night became stuck in a sinkhole.

05/12/2015

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Protesters Say South Side Needs Adult Trauma Center More Than Presidential Library

After the Obama Library announcement, about 75 protesters marched through the University of Chicago campus to the home of the school’s president, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/12/2015

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