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It’s Finally Illegal In Illinois For Owners To Expose Pets To Extreme Weather

Believe it or not, there wasn’t previously an Illinois law making it illegal for pet owners to leave pets in extreme heat or cold.


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Sources: Search For Indiana Man Ends In Tragedy

Michael Hernandez, 24, disappeared May 1 after watching a hockey game at a bar. On Thursday, a car matching his vehicle’s description was found in a Crown Point retention pond, with a body inside.


Newly released video shows Chicago police officers dragging two men from a fiery car wreck. (Chicago Police)

WATCH: Chicago Police Officers Rescue Motorists From Fiery Car

Dramatic, newly released video shows how two Chicago police officers rescued two men from a fiery vehicle following a crash earlier this month.


Authorities pull a car from the Des Plaines River Sunday. (CBS)

Body Of Chicago Woman Found In River, Day After Car Pulled From Water

Firefighters searching the Des Plaines River in the western suburbs near where a vehicle was found submerged on Sunday have discovered the body of a Chicago woman.


A radiator cap of a 1926 Pierce-Arrow, Model Series 33, Runabout, is seen at the Nethercutt Museum in Sylmar, California on October 20, 2010. The Nethercutt Museum showcases more than 130 of the world�s greatest antique, vintage, classic and special interest automobiles. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Someone You Should Know: Pierce-Arrow Collector Bill Morris

The west suburban resident tools around in a 12-cylinder Pierce-Arrow convertible. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


An elderly motorist was uninjured Monday after this car went through the front of a Riverside bank. (Riverside Police)

Elderly Driver Sends Car Through Front Of Riverside Bank

The driver said she meant to park her 2000 Honda Accord in front of First American Bank, 15 Riverside Road, around noon when her foot mistakenly pushed the accelerator, according to police.


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Chrysler Recalls 651,000 SUVs For Mirror Lights

The automaker says it knows of three injuries related to this problem…


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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.


A car crashed through a fence and into a quarry filled with sand and water in southwest suburban Ottawa on Monday. The male driver was pronoucned dead after his car was pulled out nearly four hours later. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Dies After Car Drives Into Quarry Pond In Ottawa

About 7 p.m., a 2008 Chevy sedan blew a T-intersection at Main Street and Boyce Memorial Drive, then drove through a fence and into a quarry filled with sand and water, said LaSalle County Sheriff Sgt. Jay Stachowiak.


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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.


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American Cars In Decline? GM’s Role In The International Recall War

GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.


A motorist reported that a chunk of ice hit her windshield on West Randolph Street. (CBS)

Ice Falls From West Loop Building, Smashes Windshield, Motorist Says

It happened Thursday afternoon on Randolph near the Chicago River.


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City Work Crews Finally Free Car Stuck In Block Of Ice

Workers with shovels and a bulldozer spent several hours on Thursday afternoon digging and steaming out a Bronzeville couple’s vehicle.


This car left in a parking lot is now trapped by ice. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Bronzeville Couple’s Car Fused To Ice Block

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez talked to the owners, who say nothing has been done — after multiple complaints to the city.


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Vehicle Struck By Metra Train In Des Plaines

A train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Des Plaines Monday afternoon, halting all inbound and outbound Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest line.


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Driver, Good Samaritan Rescued From Frozen Pond In Bolingbrook

About 6 p.m., a 35-year-old woman was driving near Avalon and Lindsey lanes when her vehicle left the roadway and stopped on the ice of a frozen pond, authorities said.


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Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Car In Lyons

A man died Friday night after he was struck by a vehicle in west suburban Lyons.


Taylor Ziyad (Credit: Chicago Police)

Bridgeview Man Charged With Running Over Girlfriend’s Legs With Car

Weapons come in all sizes. A 20-year-old Bridgeview man’s on his way to bond court for allegedly using his vehicle in a lover’s quarrel, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.


A car is pulled from the water in Wilmington. (CBS)

Four Teens Killed When Car Plunges Into Creek Near Wilmington

Three current students and one former student from Wilmington High school were killed when their car plunged into a Will County creek on Tuesday


Gabriel Guardiola. (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Man Allegedly Murdered Friend Because He Wouldn’t Get In Car

A married father of six allegedly murdered his friend because he wouldn’t get inside a car after a night of revelry on the West Side.