Carol Stream

A fire safety official tests an extinguisher. (CBS)

Is Your Fire Extinguisher Ready For An Emergency?

If the worst happens — a fire in your home — will your extinguisher function properly? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


Belmont Village, an assisted living facility for seniors in Carol Stream, hosted a Valentine’s lunch for all 17 couples living there on Friday. Each couple has been married at least 48 years. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Carol Stream Couples Celebrate 1,000 Combined Years Of Marriage

Belmont Village, an assisted living facility for seniors in Carol Stream, hosted a Valentine’s lunch for all 17 couples living there; complete with flowers, a piano player, and sparkling cider. Each couple has been married for at least 48 years.


Emergency crews at the scene of a Carol Stream machinery plant where a person was killed Monday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Killed In Explosion At Carol Stream Manufacturing Plant

Chad Nelson, 35, was welding metal machinery about 9:30 p.m. at Maac Machinery at 590 Tower Blvd. in Carol Stream when there was a “catastrophic failure,” according to the DuPage County coroner’s office. An estimated 200-gallon air tank exploded while being tested for leaks.


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Detained Motorist Phoned In False Report Of Robbery To Avoid Ticket: Police

Michael Cooper, 25, of Bellwood faces one count of attempted disorderly conduct, Glendale Heights Police said Friday.


Surveillance photo of the suspet who robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch Dec. 8 in Cary. (Photo from the FBI)

Man Suspected In Three Bank Robberies Strikes Again

The most recent robbery happened Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 10705 Broadway in Crown Point, according to the FBI.


Firefighters rescued a boy who fell through the ice of a neighborhood pond in Downers Grove on Tuesday. The boy was conscious and taken to a nearby hospital. | Photo from Downers Grove FD

Suburban Firefighters Practice For Icy Rescues

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot was in Carol Stream where firefighter paramedics performed a rescue drill in the freezing water of a local pond.



Rescue Dog: Firefighters Save Trapped Beagle

Layla is one lucky dog.


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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.

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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

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

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.