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Shoppers Pick Up Last Minute Gifts On “Super Saturday”

The start of the final holiday sales push is on in what may be the biggest shopping day of the year: Super Saturday.

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Security Experts: Welcome To The New World Of Cyber Terror

(CBS) – “Destructive activity with malicious intent.” That is how the White House is describing the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The FBI is moving closer to officially blaming North Korea for the attack. As […]

12/18/2014

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Petroleum Group Warns Motorists: Some Motor Oil On Shelves Could Hurt Your Car

In the simplest of terms, it can be poison for your car and do damage to your engine, one professional warns. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

12/11/2014

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Lawmaker Farnham Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge

Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Friday, after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

12/05/2014

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Accident That Cost Boy His Leg Raises Safety Questions About South Suburban Train Crossing

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports some residents there are now saying, “I told you so.”

12/03/2014

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

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‘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

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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

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