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Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.

07/23/2014

The emergency slide on board a United Airlines flight inflated inside the cabin while headed from Chicago to Orange County, California. The flight was diverted to Wichita. (Credit: Twitter/Mike Schroeder)

Emergency Slide Inflates Inside Flight From Chicago To California

The rear emergency slide opened in the cabin of United flight 1463 after it left O’Hare International Airport late Sunday night. None of the 96 passengers or 5 crew members were injured.

06/30/2014

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#Trending In Entertainment: George Clooney For Governor, Casey Kasem Passes Away, And Kanye’s Rant

This week one of Hollywood’s most dashing men may have a new gig (hint: it’s not in entertainment), a legend passes away, and hip-hop’s biggest bad boy wants to redesign the Internet.

06/19/2014

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Google Building Car With No Steering Wheel

Google will build a car without a steering wheel with hopes of having 100 prototypes on public roads in a year.

05/28/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

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Former Metra Boss Lands New Job With California Bus System

Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford has a new job, and his former transit agency is off the hook for more than $200,000 of the compensation promised in the controversial severance agreement that sent him packing.

03/28/2014

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Friends, Family Seek Justice For Lake Zurich Native Killed In Calif. Crash

Darin Steffey was killed three months ago near San Diego. He was on his motorcycle – and a 21-year-old woman is accused of speeding and crossing the center line – hitting Steffey head-on.

01/10/2014

Wide receiver Christian Jones #14 of the Northwestern Wildcats rushes up the field during the second quarter against the California Golden Bears on August 31, 2013 at California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

No. 22 Northwestern Beats Cal 44-30 In Opener

The starting quarterback went down with a concussion on the first drive. The defense was gassed after being on the field for 99 plays.

09/01/2013

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Feds: Illinois Highways 5th Busiest In U.S.

In 2011, vehicles traveled more than 31 billion miles on Illinois interstates. Records show I-55 was the most traveled interstate in Illinois, logging about 4.6 billion miles.

08/19/2013

Chicago police investigate after a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in the 1700 block of West 85th Street on May 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Who Moved To California To Escape Violence Slain On South Side

Patrick Sykes, 15, returned to Chicago last week to visit family and friends. He was here for just five days before he was shot and killed Thursday a block away from his childhood home.

05/31/2013

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San Francisco Bay Area’s Best Beaches

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to over 30 stunning beaches, both right on the Pacific Ocean, as well as inland. Explore dozens of beautiful Bay Area beaches, from great views to awesome hikes, and even to the perfect road trip pit stop.

04/02/2013

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Syracuse Overcomes Poor Shooting To Top Cal 66-60

C.J. Fair scored 18 points, James Southerland added 14 and the fourth-seeded Orange survived a second-half drought of more than 12 minutes without a field goal to beat No. 12 seed California 66-60 on Saturday night in the NCAA tournament.

03/24/2013

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Best Scenic Drives Within 60 Miles Of Los Angeles

Getting out of town for a quick respite from daily life doesn’t have to mean straying too far from Los Angeles proper. In fact, these drive-away mini-vacations can start immediately with eye-catching scenery about an hour or so from the city of angels. When you fall in love with these locales, stop at these places to rest your head or snap your shutter.

03/22/2013

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Tips To Keep Your Appliances Running

Learn how to keep your large home appliances working through basic maintenance.

01/02/2013

A 4-11 alarm was called for the fire in the 2400 block of West 21st Place about 1:45 p.m.  (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire Struck Out

Service on the CTA’s Pink Line has been suspended between the 54th/Cermak and Polk stations because of the fire, which is near CTA property between California and Western avenues.

12/29/2012

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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Celebrity Neighbors: Experts Weigh In On How It Affects Property Values

Will having a celebrity neighbor help or hurt your home’s value?

11/21/2012

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Actor-Model Held After Being Tackled By Passengers On Flight From Chicago

A man who has made a name for himself as a model, designer and actor is in custody, after passengers reportedly had to tackle him on a flight headed from Chicago to Orange County, Calif.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

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Retired San Francisco Firefighter’s Body Found After He Never Made It To Chicago

The body of a retired San Francisco firefighter has been found in Nebraska, after he disappeared from a Chicago-bound Amtrak train.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2012

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Nearly $1.5 Million In Silver, Gold Found In Drug Dealer’s Storage Space

Some lucrative loot was discovered in the western suburbs as federal agents carried out a major drug investigation.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

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