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Five Years After Suicide Ruling, Mom Insists Son Died From ‘Hanging Game’

It’s a dangerous stunt meant to deliver a light-headed thrill. This week in Barrington, two second-graders survived a round in the school bathroom. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

06/06/2014

Several ash trees are effectively marked for death in Arlington Heights, but residents want to give them a reprieve. (CBS)

Lemont Losing All Of Its Ash Trees To Infestation

CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports there’s not enough money to fix the problem.

06/05/2014

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City Hall Calls For ‘Summer Of Faith And Action’ Instead Of Violence

One hundred people huddled Friday around Bishop Larry Trotter at the corner of 79th and Yates – said to be one of the bloodiest corners in the city.

05/23/2014

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Group Hopes Foreclosed Properties Can House Homeless LGBT Youth

The numbers are stunning: Gays and lesbians make up nearly half of all homeless youth in Chicago. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

05/02/2014

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Study: Firefighters More Susceptible To Cancer

CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports on how the working conditions of these first-responders may be affecting their health.

04/24/2014

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

One Year Later, Memory Of Chicago-Area Flood Lingers

One year ago, an unrelenting storm system caused widespread flooding in the Chicago area. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

04/18/2014

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Without New Funding Source, State Poison Hotline Set To End May 31

Illinois, which was the first state to have a poison center, could soon become the only state without one. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

04/11/2014

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Lemont Authorities Recount Rescue Of Man From Ravine

With an unbroken gaze, Officer Brian Schmitz saw a first sign of trouble. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

04/10/2014

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Banks On Notice About New ATM-Draining Scam

Fraud expert William Kresse says if you have an ATM card you are at risk. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

04/03/2014

An orange cone marks a deep pothole in Chicago's 32nd Ward. (CBS)

Alderman Asks: Who’s Stealing Orange Cones Marking The Worst Potholes?

Ald. Scott Waguespack wanted to warn motorists to be careful up ahead. Somebody had other ideas. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

03/14/2014

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Alderman Proposes New Approach To Rat Control

Ald. Bob Fioretti predicts an explosion in Chicago’s rat population this spring. He’s pushing a new a new strategy. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

03/13/2014

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Suburban Bank Says Fraudulent Charges Originating In Taxicabs

First American Bank says it has traced hundreds of devious charges to customer cards just after they’re swiped in cabs. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

02/28/2014

This car left in a parking lot is now trapped by ice. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Bronzeville Couple’s Car Fused To Ice Block

CBS 2′s Chris Martinez talked to the owners, who say nothing has been done — after multiple complaints to the city.

02/28/2014

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Melting Ice Crashes Through Window, Raining Glass Shards Onto Mom, Baby

Kristin Shtulberg was nursing her 5-week-old daughter near a window when a massive buildup of ice collapsed. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

02/20/2014

A Rogers Park woman was assaulted in this apartment building laundry room. (CBS)

Alderman: Landlord Has Done ‘Bare Minimum’ To Improve Security Where Rape Occurred

Tenants last week complained of gaps in security at their Rogers Park apartment building after a resident was sexually assaulted in the laundry room. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

02/06/2014

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Rain, Thawing Snow Brings Flooding Potential To Chicago Region

Chicago’s Water Management Department was out clearing the city’s catch basins Friday so that the melting snow and rain have a place to go. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.

01/10/2014

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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.

01/09/2014

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Target Tells Customers PINs Are Safe, But Security-Breach Lawsuits Continue

CBS 2′s Chris Martinez talks with an area attorney who has filed a class-action lawsuit.

12/27/2013

A UPS worker delivers packages on December 26, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Bad weather and a higher than expected demand from online sales caused FedEx and UPS to miss many Christmas delivery deadlines. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Area Woman Disappointed Amid Delays By Shipping Giants

On the whole, it was a Merry Christmas at Jocelyn Flojo’s house, except for that one missing piece: a gift for her 7-year-old son that was ordered online. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

12/26/2013

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No Holiday For ER Staff

It might be the last place you’d want to be on Christmas Day: the ER at Rush University Medical Center. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

12/25/2013

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