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The rebuilt shrine to Derrick Rose. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Derrick Rose Shrine Rebuilt Underneath Metra Underpass

The shrine toRose beneath a Bucktown Metra underpass has been spruced up and reassembled after someone trashed it.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

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

CTA: Rauner’s Proposed Cuts Deeper Than We Thought

The draconian cut in state aid to the CTA proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget might be even bigger than first thought.

03/11/2015

Salt spills onto cars at a dealership next to Morton Salt Building. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

Repairs At Morton Salt Building Expected Soon

Repairs will soon be made to the Morton Salt warehouse just off the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street, that spilled salt all over a handful of cars New Year’s Day when portions of a wall collapsed.

03/10/2015

Design rendering for the planned reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line station, looking west on Wilson Ave from Broadway showing the new ‘L’ structure, modern main entrance on the left, and platforms overhead. (Credit: CTA)

Delays Ahead For Red, Purple Lines As CTA Wilson Project Enters Next Phase

Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.

03/09/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Appearance Met With Pro-Union Demonstrators

(CBS) – As several hundred protesters chanted outside an Elgin restaurant Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner told supporters inside that he is ready to do battle with Illinois’ public employee unions. Rauner said he is not […]

03/06/2015

Elizabeth Peralta-Luna and her two children, Dylan and Elizabeth. (Family provided photo.)

Driver Cited After Woman, Two Children Fatally Struck By Semi-Truck

Initially, authorities said, the three victims were rushed to the hospital: two children in critical condition to Mt. Sinai and an adult to Stroger Hospital.

03/06/2015

Historic Irving House Moved To New Lot In Evanston

Now that a historic, 1928-vintage Prairie-style home, designed by an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, has been moved to its new home, it’s time to piece the jigsaw puzzle back together atop a new foundation.

03/06/2015

Crews move the historic Irving House, designed by John Van Bergen, from its old lot in Wilmette on Oct. 10, 2014. (Credit: Lisa Dichiera/Landmarks Illinois)

Vintage Evanston House To Be Relocated To New Spot

A house designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright associate that at several points was days away from being torn down will be moved from a supermarket parking lot to its new home in northwest Evanston Thursday.

03/04/2015

Gavel File Photo (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Potential Naperville City Council Candidate Hoping Law Barring Liquor Licensees From Office Gets Overturned

In Naperville, liquor licensees cannot hold elected office. But a man who wants to run for city council still hopes the outgoing council will change the law, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

03/04/2015

(Top Left: Jawon Sellers, Top Right: Kenneth Greene, Botton Left: Tommie Adams, Bottom Right: Hershel Phillips. Credit: Chicago Police)

Four Members Of Alleged Burglary Crew Charged

Chicago Police have arrested four men and seek at least four others in connection with a bold smash-and-grab ring that drove stolen vehicles through store doors and windows.

03/03/2015

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

Railroad Crossing

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

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