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File Photo Of A Gold And Diamond Wedding Band. (David Livingston/Getty Images)

Cuts To Suburban Courthouse Hours Mean No More Weekend Weddings

Because the suburban Cook County courthouses will be closed on weekends starting next year, there will soon be five fewer options for wedding or civil union ceremonies.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Cook County Criminal Courts

Cook County To Close Suburban Courthouses On Weekends

Get into trouble on the weekends in Cook County and no matter where you are arrested — from Schaumburg to the city’s West Side to Orland Park — you’ll soon be able to appear before a judge only at Chicago’s 26th and California courthouse.

12/28/2011

Libyans living in Bridgeview, Ill., gathered on Thursday to celebrate the start of a new era in their homeland after the killing of dictator Muammar Qaddafi. (Credit: CBS)

Libyans In Chicago Area Celebrate New Start After Qaddafi’s Death

For Libyan-Americans in the Chicago area, the killing of Muammar Qaddafi was cause for celebration on Thursday. But it was also a time for reflection on decades of iron-fisted rule by a dictator who tortured and murdered so many family members.

CBS Chicago–10/20/2011

Tony Peraica Mugshot

Ex-County Commissioner Peraica Jailed For Being Late To Court

Former Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica was tossed in jail for a brief time on Tuesday, after showing up late for a hearing in a misdemeanor case against him.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Derek Burns, Alexander Mullican

4 Charged After Southwest Side Police Chase

Authorities have charged four men, after leading police on a chase from the city’s Southwest Side to suburban Bridgeview Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

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

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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.

05/14/2011

Peter Gallant

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

Bridgeview Hazmat

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

Bicycle (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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.

03/31/2011

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?

03/22/2011

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.

02/19/2011

Democratic Logo (Democrats.org)

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.

02/06/2011

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.

01/07/2011

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