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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

(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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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Police Investigating Death Of Chicago Woman Found Near New Buffalo, Mich.

Chicago Police detective have joined the investigation into the death of a Chicago woman found dead Sunday near New Buffalo, Mich.

01/27/2015

Milton Kaplan, World War II veteran. (Courtesy: U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky)

World War II Vet, 91, Gets Bundle Of Combat Medals

Milton Kaplan finally got his due Friday.

01/23/2015

Metra trains sit in a rail yard in Chicago on Jan. 6, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Metra Complaints Down Dramatically From Last Winter

A year ago, it seemed everyone who rode Metra was complaining about lousy service in the teeth of a bitterly cold and snowy winter. While there are still complaints this winter, they are far fewer than this time a year ago, when each day seemed to bring new emergencies.

01/23/2015

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RTA: Chicago Mass Transit Needs $36B In Infrastructure Upgrades Through 2025

A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.

01/23/2015

Brownie is a female German Shephard and Great Dane mix available for adoption at Cache Creek Animal Rescue, which is facing eviction from its facility in Joliet. (Credit: Cache Creek Animal Rescue)

Joliet Animal Shelter Gets Reprieve After Successful Fundraising Drive

An animal rescue group that seemed to be at death’s door has made a miraculous recovery, thanks to a holiday fundraising drive, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

01/20/2015

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Bids Farewell To Nearly 40-Year-Old 2400-Series ‘L’ Cars

The CTA’s rail modernization plan has progressed to the point where it can say goodbye to another group of ‘L’ cars nearing their 40th birthday.

01/20/2015

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Con Artists Pretending To Work For IRS Scam Wilmette Woman

A popular scam has been taken to a new level in north suburban Wilmette.

01/17/2015

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Redouble Efforts To Get Obama Library

West Side residents staged a rally Thursday to make their case for building the proposed Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale.

01/16/2015

Howard Morgan walks free from the Dixon Correctional Facility. (Credit: CBS)

Three Men Released From Prison After Sentences Commuted By Quinn

Three Chicago-area men whose prison sentences in unrelated cases were commuted by Gov. Pat Quinn in the hours before he left office have been released on parole.

01/14/2015

Washington Park

Pro-Library Crowd Fills First Hearing On U Of C’s Obama Presidential Library Proposal

A crowd heavily stacked in favor of a South Side site for the Obama Presidential Library has filled the auditorium at a Hyde Park High School, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

01/13/2015

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