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Seven people died in this Cicero apartment fire in February 2010. (CBS)

Prosecutors Play Tapes Of Landlord Discussing Fatal Fire

Prosecutors presented a major piece of evidence Friday in the trial of a landlord accused of setting fire to his Cicero building and killing seven people. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

11/14/2014

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

‘Vacation Virus’ Surfaces In Illinois

Illinois health officials now report more than a dozen cases of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya fever. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

11/13/2014

Surveillance video from Craft Pizza in Wicker Park. (Credit: Craft Pizza)

Cameras Catch ‘Stroller Bandits’ Stealing From Wicker Park Pizzeria

They looked like any other Chicago Family inside a pizza shop, but they were after more than just a pizza. Security cameras rolled as the group pulled off their crime and now the restaurant’s owners want to know who they are.

11/12/2014

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Missionary Returns From Libera, Goes Into Voluntary Quarantine

Volunteer Dave Dionisi spent nearly a month at a 25-acre compound run by Skokie-based Franciscan Works, helping orphans whose parents died from Ebola. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

11/08/2014

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WATCH: Do Bicyclists In Chicago Deserve A Bad Rap?

CBS 2 cameras spent hours catching the chaos of drivers, bikers and pedestrians on the streets. Chris Martinez reports.

11/06/2014

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Husband Sues Cook County In Fatal Tree Accident That Killed Actress

Molly Glynn, who had a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and performed in many of the city’s theatres, died Sept. 6 after she was hit by a part of a falling tree at a north suburban forest preserve on the afternoon before.

11/06/2014

Bikes at a Divvy bike station in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Bikers: Is Their Behavior Respectful or Entitled?

(CBS) “My head went back and I hit the pavement,” says Megan Williams, a Chicagoan who was slammed from behind by a biker on the lakefront and suffered serious injuries. All it takes is a quick […]

11/03/2014

Flu vaccine and a syringe are displayed on a table. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)

Chicago Hospital Gives Flu Shots To Staff, Students

Rush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today – and reminding other people to get vaccinated.

10/23/2014

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Companies Employing ‘White Hat’ Hackers To Prevent Data Thefts

It seems like every month we hear about a huge data breach, our credit card numbers and other important information in the hands of crooks. Now more companies are hiring hackers to help them protect their customers.

10/21/2014

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, addresses the media Friday about Ebola preparedness. (CBS)

State Officials: Illinois Is Ebola-Free, And Ready For Any Cases

Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.

10/17/2014

Hotels are seen on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California state, Mexico. (Credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Hoffman Estates Firefighters Finally Begin Arriving From Cabo

Hoffman Estates firefighter Pat Fortunato and his wife, Nancy, were in Mexico along with several others when disaster struck. The group is only now trickling back home.

09/19/2014

Hotels are seen on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California state, Mexico. (Credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Travelers Describe ‘Chaos’ Of Storm-Damaged Cabo

(CBS) – A Tinley Park woman and her fiancé are finally home after struggling to get out of the storm-ravaged region. Matt Krivos and Tiffany Narwick, who are engaged, described their time stuck in Cabo, […]

09/18/2014

Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans. (Credit: Chicago Police)

CPD Commander Accused Of Shoving Gun In Suspect’s Mouth And Taser Against His Groin

A Chicago police commander accused of sticking the barrel of his service weapon in a suspect’s throat, pressing a stun gun against the man’s groin last year, and threatening to kill him was released without having to post bail Thursday.

08/28/2014

This massive sinkhole in Letitia and Frank Casto's back yard was only a few feet wide before heavy storms this past weekend, when heavy rain washed away so much soil, six trees collapsed into the 40-foot by 30-foot hole, which now is 30 feet deep. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

Massive Sinkhole Swallows Six Trees In Indiana Family’s Yard

A northwest Indiana couple finally convinced authorities to listen to their complaints about a sinkhole in their back yard, after it opened up over the weekend into a massive crater that swallowed six trees.

08/26/2014

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At ‘Cyber Challenge,’ The Best Hacker Wins

Protecting against attacks is the purpose behind a competition held in Palos Hills Friday. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

08/08/2014

LaSalle County sand mine (CBS)

Sand Is Like Gold In LaSalle County, Where Some Oppose More Mining

Some residents near Starved Rock State Park say an increase in the mining of sand — a resource used in “fracking” — could harm the land and water supplies. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

07/28/2014

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Email Scam Targets Motorists Who Use I-Pass

When Barbara Christopher got an email saying she owed on her I-Pass, she figured that was possible. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

07/10/2014

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HIV Testing To Become Standard At One Chicago Hospital

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on what one Chicago hospital is doing to make people aware if they are HIV-positive.

06/27/2014

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Police: Boats, Alcohol Don’t Mix

 (CBS) – It can be a deadly combination, and police have a simple warning: Don’t do it. We’re talking about drinking and boating. This weekend, there’s a crackdown, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports. So far […]

06/26/2014

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Letter To Gary, Ind. Mom: We’re Watching Your ‘Lovely’ Daughters

What Alfreda Murphy read prompted her to call the police and lock her children inside her home, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

06/07/2014

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