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Investigators examine wreckage from a plane that crashed in a Bolingbrook parking lot on Wednesday. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS)

NTSB: Pilot In Bolingbrook Crash May Have Come In Too Fast

Eyewitnesses said the single-engine plane appeared to do a “touch-and-go,” circled and crashed several hundred feet short of the runway. Both people aboard died.

09/26/2013

A sketch artist's rendering of a suspect who tried to sexually assault an off-duty officer along the Sauganash Trail. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect Who Tried To Rape Off-Duty Cop

The attack on Chicago’s Northwest Side has put residents on edge, CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

08/30/2013

A Cadillac SUV rests on the bank of a pond in Arlington Heights, after crashing into a building, then going into the water. One person inside swam to shore, but the other was in the water up to 40 minutes before crews pulled the SUV out. (Credit: CBS)

9-1-1 Probe Follows Drowning Death Of Elderly Motorist

The question: Did the dispatcher do enough to try to save the man’s life? CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

07/29/2013

Empty Classroom

Chicago Teacher Layoffs Generate Outrage, Sadness

School administrators and Mayor Emanuel continued to blame budget problems and the unsettled pension crisis in Springfield for the job cuts.

07/19/2013

This flight simulator at Lewis University teaches pilot trainees how to land at different types of airports. (CBS)

Flight Instructors: Simulators Help Pilots Prepare For Landing At Any Airport

(CBS) — One suburban university spends hours training future pilots, getting them ready for any type of landing, in any type of condition. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez sat in the cockpit of a flight simulator […]

07/08/2013

Frank Miller shows off his newly cut lawn. (CBS)

Blackhawks Fan Put In Penalty Box For Shaggy Lawn

Frank Miller, diehard Blackhaws fan, hit upon a novel way to honor his surging team in the post season — until the city of Park Ridge lowered the boom. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

06/10/2013

One of three 100-year-old murals at Trumbull Elementary School. (Credit: Facebook)

CPS Says It Will Protect 100-Year-Old Murals At Closing School

Parents at an Andersonville elementary school slated to close this summer said Chicago Public Schools officials have added insult to injury, with plans to dismantle some historic murals before school is even out.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2013

An indoor sprinkler during a fire drill. (CBS)

Should Indoor Sprinklers Be Mandatory For New Homes?

Safety advocates say new construction should include indoor sprinklers to make homes more fireproof. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez looks at both sides of the debate.

05/20/2013

City workers chip away loose concrete from the Lake Shore Drive overpass above Grand Avenue, a day after a chunk of concrete hit a passing car. (Credit: CBS)

City Gets Rid Of Loose Concrete At Underpass Where Chunk Fell On Car

Less than 24 hours after CBS 2 reported on falling concrete from a Lake Shore Drive overpass falling on a local family’s car, city crews were at the overpass, getting rid of more loose concrete.

CBS 2–05/02/2013

An 8 1/2-inch piece of concrete that fell onto the hood of Bill Cantrell's car as he was driving on Grand Avenue, under the Lake Shore Drive overpass. (Credit: William Jackson)

Falling Concrete Smashes Car’s Hood In Streeterville

A big chunk of concrete smashed into the hood of a Chicago area family’s car as they were driving in Streeterville this week.

CBS 2–05/01/2013

Vanessa Mejia and Sendi Ocampo (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Girls Hit Boy With Ketchup Bottle, Rob Palatine Apartment

Three teenage girls have been charged, and police are searching for a fourth, after they allegedly hit a 12-year-old boy with a ketchup bottle; and stole cash, jewelry, and cell phones from the boy’s home in Palatine.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

All of the food at the Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry was ruined when the building flooded during last week's heavy rains. Twelve freezers also have to be replaced. (Photo courtesy: Pastor Trudy Griffins)

North Chicago Food Pantry’s Supplies Ruined By Floods

Pastor Trudy Griffins showed off the basement where all of Emmanuel Faith Food Pantry’s food was stored, until flood waters soaked the basement and everything in it.

CBS 2–04/26/2013

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Northwest Side Neighborhood On Alert After 2 Women Attacked

Even in the full light of day the fear is still there, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

04/14/2013

A Chicago playground that is in line for a revamp. (CBS)

Mayor: Citywide Playground Revamp Could Stimulate Economic Development

Mayor Emanuel on Monday announced a program called “Chicago Plays” to rebuild 300 playgrounds from top to bottom over five years.

03/14/2013

This July 10, 1993 file photo shows Mexican Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka El Chapo, at La Palma prison in Almoloya of Juarez, Mexico. Guzman, the world most wanted drug trafficker, ten years after his evasion from a high security prison has been able to take control of the most powerful drug organization in Mexico and is considered as one of the richest men in the world. (File Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Is Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1 Dead?

There are conflicting reports about whether Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is dead or alive. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

02/22/2013

Proviso West High School (Credit: CBS)

18 Proviso West Students Arrested, Suspended Over School Brawls

The first fight happened inside Proviso West’s lunchroom on Monday. Hillside police arrested 15 students, all of them taken out of the school in handcuffs.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

Customers line up at The Salsa Truck, the first food truck in Chicago to get a license to cook food on board. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago’s First Food Truck To Cook On Board Hits The Streets

Dan Salls put everything on the line to start his food truck business, “The Salsa Truck.” He quit his job, and emptied his wallet.

CBS 2–02/05/2013

Gasoline thieves pried open a gas pump to disable the mechanism that measures how much gas has been delivered, so they could steal gas and resell it. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Police Search For 2nd Suspect In Gasoline Theft Scheme

Police said Monday they’re following several leads in their search for a second suspect in an elaborate gasoline theft scheme.

CBS 2–02/04/2013

Keys hang in the ignition in a Honda Civic as it makes its way down the line at the Japanese automaker's plant in Greensburg, Indiana on March 17, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mira OBERMAN (Photo credit should read MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Leaving Your Car Running To Let It Warm Up? Not A Good Idea

Two Chicago sisters who normally leave their cars idling so the vehicles can warm up had them stolen Friday morning. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

01/25/2013

Portage Ind. Police Chief Troy Williams. (CBS)

Portage, Ind. Cops Regularly Chasing Down Threats Posted Online

One or two messages a week are flagged by authorities for following up, Police Chief Troy Williams says. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

01/24/2013

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