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Substitute Teacher Uses Racial Epithet During Discussion With Students

Was it a conversation about race and culture, a lapse in judgment — or worse? As CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports, it depends who you ask.


A demonstration of a space-heater fire. (CBS)

Space Heaters Can Be Dangerous, Fire Officials Warn

This week’s fatal fire in Hammond, Ind. is a terrible reminder of how dangerous space heaters can be, if they’re not used properly. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


Carol Stream Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles (Credit:

Fire Chief Claims He’s Being Fired For Refusing To Cover Up Paramedic’s Negligence

Battalion Chief Joseph Gilles said his investigation determined that a paramedic did not do her job the night she responded to a call about an 81-year-old woman who choked on food at a family party.

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2013

Money (CBS)

Former Employee Charged With Stealing From Special Needs Group

It’s a case that the DuPage County State’s Attorney calls “disgraceful”: A supervisor at a charity for people with special needs has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars over four-and-a-half years.


Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream (Credit: CBS)

Glenbard North High School Briefly On Lock Down

Officials briefly placed Glenbard North on lock down because they believed a person in the area could be a threat to students.


A hole is left in a Carol Stream house after a minivan crash Thursday afternoon. (CBS)

Vehicle Slams Into Carol Stream House

The vehicle ended up in the home’s living room, but fortunately the parents and three teens inside were upstairs.


This surveillance image allegedly shows Jeremy Evans robbing a bank in Wisconsin. (FBI)

West Suburban Man Linked To 17 Bank Robberies In 7 States

Jeremy Evans, 30, of Carol Stream, was charged last Wednesday with one count of felony bank robbery.


Jan Smith has tended a swath of prairie plants and grass in Carol Stream for nearly 20 years. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Prairie Guardian Jan Smith

Jan Smith has spent the last two decades recreating the Illinois prairie at a suburban park. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.


Donald Ratcliff, 60, faces child porn charges. (DuPage County State's Attorney)

Wheaton College Professor Faces Child Porn Charges

Donald Ratcliff, 60, of Carol Stream allegedly had images and videos containing child pornography, prosecutors allege.


Chicago Fire Commissioner Bob Hoff (Credit: CBS)

Former Fire Commissioner Hoff Takes Position In Western Suburbs

Recently-departed Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff has a new job in west suburban Carol Stream.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

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Investment Advisor Charged With Defrauding Clients Out Of $4 Million

Federal prosecutors are accusing a Carol Stream man of scamming more than $4 million from clients to use in risky investments.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Illinois State Rep. Randy Ramey (R-Carol Stream) [Photo Credit: Illinois General Assembly]

DuPage GOP Chief, State Rep. Ramey, Pleads Guilty To DUI

The head of the DuPage County Republican Party pleaded guilty Monday to a DUI charge stemming from an August drunken driving arrest.


Robert Lyons, 39, is accused of beating and stabbing his mother to death in 2008 when she refused to ask a friend to get him Avril Lavigne concert tickets. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Man Convicted Of Killing Mom In Spat Over Avril Concert Tickets

Robert Lyons won’t be attending an Avril Lavigne show for decades after a DuPage County jury convicted him of murdering his mother because she wouldn’t arrange tickets for him to one of the pop star’s concerts.


Robert Lyons, 39, is accused of beating and stabbing his mother to death in 2008 when she refused to ask a friend to get him Avril Lavigne concert tickets. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Man Goes On Trial For Killing Mom Over Concert Tickets

The trial has begun for a Carol Stream man accused of brutally killing his mother three years ago when she refused his demands to ask a friend to arrange for skybox tickets to an Avril Lavigne concert.


Illinois State Rep. Randy Ramey (R-Carol Stream) [Photo Credit: Illinois General Assembly]

DuPage County GOP Chair Arrested For DUI

New DuPage County Republican Party Chairman Randy Ramey has been arrested for drunk driving, the state lawmaker confirmed on Tuesday.


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Carol Stream Mayor: Diseased Trees Are Contributing To Outages

Carol Stream Mayor Frank Savarino says he is looking for ways to assist homeowners whose aged or diseased trees on private property are contributing the town’s power problems.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2011

Ruth Smith

Carol Stream Woman Turns 104

When Ruth Smith was born, Theodore Roosevelt was president and World War I was still seven years off.

WBBM Newsradio–06/23/2011

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Body Of Wyoming Man Found In Carol Stream Pond

The body of a Wyoming man visiting a friend in west suburban Carol Stream was found in a retention pond Thursday in the western suburb.


John Garcines (Photo Credit: Bloomingdale Police)

Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 5-Year-Old Girl

A man was ordered held on $350,000 bond after being charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in her home.


Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Suburban Republican Wants Arizona-Style Illegal Alien Law Here

Illegal immigrants in Illinois could face deportation and heightened police scrutiny in the fashion of the notorious Arizona immigration law if a northwest suburban lawmaker has his way.