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Dr. Fathi Fadhli has been living in exile from Libya for 30 years, but plans to return after the apparent downfall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. (Credit: CBS)

Libyan Exile Returning Home After 30 Years

Libyan rebels stormed Moammar Gadhafi’s compound in Tripoli on Tuesday, seizing weapons and loot. Gadhafi was not inside, but rebels saw the event as the effective collapse of his 42-year reign over Libya. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, it was a big reason a local man was heading back to Libya, after 30 years in exile.

CBS 2–08/23/2011

Libyan rebels celebrate as they approach the 27th Bridge, several kilometers west of the centre of Tripoli, on August 21, 2011, as the rebels said victory in Tripoli was imminent and urged NATO to join the final battle with Apache assault helicopters against fighters loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi. (Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Libyans Celebrate As Rebels Move Into Capital City

Libyan-Americans living in the Chicago area were glued to developments in their homeland on Sunday, as Libyan rebels overtook a major military base that defends Tripoli.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2011

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Mega Millions Ticket Worth $250,000 Sold In Bridgeview

The grand prize ticket for Friday’s $27 million Mega Millions drawing was not sold in Illinois, but a ticket worth $250,000 was sold in southwest suburban Bridgeview.


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Serial Metal Thief Arrested For Stealing Aluminum Panels

A 46-year-old man who sold 22 identical aluminum panels to a scrap metal yard in Alsip has been charged with a series of metal thefts in the southwestern suburbs.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2011

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Chemicals Evacuate Meat Packing Plant In Bridgeview

Crews this morning were cleaning up the scene of an overnight hazardous chemical situation at a meat packing plant in south suburban Bridgeview.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

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Hickory Hills Bicyclist Killed In Bridgeview Wreck

A 31-year-old man died early Thursday after being struck by a car while riding a bicycle in southwest suburban Bridgeview.


Bridgeview Fatal Accident Site

Was Accident That Killed Toddler Preventable?

A tragic accident in the southwest suburbs has left a 3-year-old boy dead, but could it have been prevented with better technology?


Spyridon Spyropoulos, 69, is accused of sexually assaulting a child for several years in exchange for gifts. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Department)

$500K Bond For Man Charged With Child Rape

A Southwest Side man is being held on $500,000 bond for allegedly sexually assaulting a child in exchange for gifts.


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Bridgeview Mayor Tapped For State Senate

Local Democrats have tapped Bridgeview Mayor Steve Landek to replace retiring state Sen. Lou Viverito, who just voted for a controversial state income tax hike.


Tahir Malik

Skokie Man Indicted For Impersonating Lawyer

A man who allegedly impersonated a lawyer to get money from criminal suspects in more than 60 cases in Cook County has been indicted on three felony counts.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Ross Larson (Midlothian Police Department)

Sub Teacher Made Advances Toward Students: Police

Authorities say Ross Larson of New Lenox began teaching as a substitute at Bremen High School nearly a year ago.