Bob Roberts

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Texas Jail Forms Say Sandra Bland Had Previous Suicide Attempt

The sheriff at that Texas jail now says Sandra Bland told authorities as she was being booked into jail that she had previously tried to kill herself.

07/22/2015

Ivan Sanchez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Speed Bumps Being Installed On Lower Wacker To Deter Drag Racers

Days after a man crashed his car and died during a drag race on Lower Wacker Drive, changes are being made to try to make it impossible.

07/21/2015

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Northwestern Students, Faculty To Get Free Rides On CTA Bus Route

Northwestern University is parking its Ryan Field shuttle buses and will let CTA do the job, beginning this fall.

07/15/2015

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Free Dog Healthcare Clinic Held On West Side

Nearly 200 West Side dogs received free health care and more during a three-hour clinic in the parking lot of the Austin district police station on West Madison Street.

07/11/2015

James R. Thompson Center

More Than 100 Protest State Budget Stalemate Outside Thompson Center

Many of those who marched are state employees, including DCFS worker Stephen Mittons, who said the neediest and most vulnerable are being put in the middle.

07/11/2015

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Board Expected To Consider Sales Tax Hike Next Week

Board President Toni Preckwinkle is seeking to reinstate the tax — first enacted during the administration of predecessor Todd Stroger — primarily to cover the county’s pension shortfall.

07/10/2015

Photo Of CTA Purple Line South Blvd. Station. (CTA Photo)

Evening Purple Line Express Test Falling Short Of Expectations

Time is running out on the experimental CTA mid-evening Purple Express train, which faces an uncertain future.

07/10/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Purple Line Revamp Begins July 20

Most of the work will be done overnights and on weekends, which should minimize the inconvenience to the 13,000 riders who use the Evanston Express each weekday.

07/09/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel To Rauner: Stop ‘Personalizing’ Budget And Pension Fight With Madigan

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner told Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to either fall in line with his agenda or pass a tax hike on his own, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is warning Rauner that doing so was a bad move.

07/09/2015

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Elderly Man Falls Into Septic Tank

Warrenville Fire Protection District firefighters were called to a home at 29W571 Albright late Wednesday afternoon by the wife of a 78-year-old man who slid head first into his septic tank while working on the tank’s pump.

07/09/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rauner Challenging Lawmakers To Pass Reforms Or Raise Taxes

The governor issued a challenge to Democrats: support reforms or raise taxes.

07/08/2015

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Weather Not Ideal For Mosquito Abatement

The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District’s David Zazra says it’s not your imagination: the influx is worse than usual.

07/08/2015

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Evanston, Chicago Police Stage Joint Roll Call Along Border

Police Tuesday staged a show of force and cooperation on the city’s northern border.

07/07/2015

A crane cleaning out the wreckage which will be followed by reconstruction within the old walls. Fire (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Repair Work Begins At Historic Woman’s Club Of Wilmette Four Months After Fire

More than four month after fire ravaged the historic Woman’s Club of Wilmette, work began Tuesday to repair it.

07/07/2015

Fans Celebrate House Music At Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic

As the nation celebrates its independence, the Chosen Few DJs are again hosting the Chosen Few Picnic Weekend, a house music festival celebrating Chicago’s homegrown dance genre, through Sunday.

07/04/2015

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jesse Jackson Askingt Democratic Leaders, Gov. Rauner To Sit Down And Negotiate On Budget

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is asking Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders to sit down and negotiate an end to the state’s budget impasse.

07/04/2015

Got a ticket? One Grateful Dead fan hopes so, near Soldier Field. (CBS)

Diehard Dead Heads Gather In Chicago For Band’s Final Shows

Tie dye everywhere. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/03/2015

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Marchers Protest Violence On South Side

Two hundred people rallied near Chicago police headquarters, demanding an end to the violence on East 35th Street.

07/02/2015

Dwayne Anderson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Felon Charged In 2013 Murder

A convicted felon has been charged in a 2013 cold-case murder.

07/01/2015

Lawnchairs saving spots along the 4th of July parade route in Evanston.  (Crediit: CBS)

Evanston Residents Already Claiming Spaces For 4th Of July Parade

The North Evanston 4th of July parade is Saturday but if you want a good seat to see it, you may already be too late.

07/01/2015

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