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A wheelchair-user tries to navigate a snowy sidewalk Thursday. (CBS)

Lingering Snow, Ice Present Obstacles To People With Disabilities

It’s hard enough navigating snow-clogged streets and sidewalks when you don’t have a disability. When you have one, it can be very difficult to get around, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/05/2015

Snow blankets Chicago on Sunday, amid a blizzard that dropped more than 19 inches on the city by early Monday morning. (Credit: CBS)

“Historic” Blizzard Buries Chicago Area In More Than 19 Inches Of Snow

Updated 02/02/15 – 10:47 a.m. CHICAGO (CBS) — After nearly 36 straight hours of snowfall, the Chicago area was digging out from more than 19 inches of snow across the region, making it the 5th […]

02/02/2015

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Candidate’s Offbeat Campaign Fliers, Resembling Parking Tickets, Not Funny To Some

The last thing some motorists want to see are orange-colored slips of paper on their windshield. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

01/29/2015

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Police Search For Suspect After Lockdown Lifted At Delnor Hospital In Geneva

An unidentified man armed with a “non-firearm” weapon entered the hospital and threatened a visitor. The hospital was locked down and staff called police, who began a search of the hospital.

01/27/2015

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Privacy Advocates Worry New State Cyberbullying Law Goes Too Far

It’s supposed to keep our kids safe, but a new state law aimed at curbing cyberbullying is coming under fire with some saying it goes too far.

01/21/2015

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Metra Takes Railroad Safety Program On The Road

Metra says 29 people were killed in accidents involving Metra trains last year.

01/15/2015

A woman driving this car was hospitalized in intensive care after being hit by a Metra train in Itasca. (Credit: Metra)

Son Asks For Witnesses To Come Forward After Mother’s Car Hit By Train

The son of a woman injured after her car was hit by a Metra train Tuesday morning in Itasca is asking for witnesses to come forward after someone told him her car may have been bumped toward the track.

01/14/2015

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Family Of Tyrone Hood Grateful For Commutation

Just minutes before, Governor Rauner took office Monday, Pat Quinn made a number of last minute moves, including freeing a man who’s spent more than two decades in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

01/13/2015

A Nicor Home Services technician cleans the Wright family's furnace to keep it running properly for the winter. (Credit: CBS)

Tips For Preparing Your Home For Bitter Cold

You may be ready for tonight, but what about your home? CBS 2’s Chris Martinez has with tips for homeowners.

01/06/2015

Firefighters battled a blaze at a home in Mundelein, after an apparent explosion around noon on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Apparent House Explosion, Fire In Mundelein

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire, following an apparent explosion in north suburban Mundelein.

01/02/2015

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Suit: North Suburban Police Chief Sexually Harassed Officer

Plaintiff Hossein Isbitan claims Police Chief John Roehlk made lewd comments to him, engaged in a series of sexually provocative acts and once asked Isbitan to spend the night at the chief’s home.

01/01/2015

Anti-violence marchers on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Chicagoans March In Memory Of Those Lost To Violence

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports on the last day of the year, it was one final look back at the year – in violence.

12/31/2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking at Rainbow Push Headquarters. (Credit: CBS)

Supporters Of Man Fatally Shot By Milwaukee Cop Rally In Chicago

Chicago’s Reverend Jesse Jackson is calling for justice for the family of another black man killed by a Milwaukee police officer.

12/27/2014

Firefighter Rich Pinskey handing out toys. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Firefighters Deliver Christmas Gifts To Kids In Hospital

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports if somewhere Santa has a helper, a go-to guy deep behind the scenes, chances are he looks a bit like Rich Pinskey.

12/23/2014

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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.

12/20/2014

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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

A petroleum group says these products could be harmful to some vehicles. (CBS)

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

Alexander Zepeda (Credit: Facebook)

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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