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Second City's theaters were not damaged by a fire that destroyed the comedy troupe's offices. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

More Second City Shows Canceled As Repairs From Fire Continue

With cleanup and repairs from last week’s fire proving more difficult than first expected, The Second City has moved or cancelled all its shows through September 20.

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Photo Of Bugs (AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology)

Palatine Library Officials Close The Book On Bedbugs

Staffers at the main library found two dead bedbugs on a table in an isolated room Wednesday night, according to library director Anthony Austin.

07/09/2015

Volunteers help clean up debris in Coal City, four days after an EF-3 tornado ripped through the town. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Volunteers Swarm To Coal City To Assist In Recovery Effort

A powerful tornado ripped through southwest suburban Coal City on Monday, leaving massive path of destruction in its path. Residents have been picking up the pieces ever since, and on Friday they were getting much needed help.

06/26/2015

Blue tarps covered the roofs of many homes damaged by a tornado in Coal City, to protect what's left inside from further damage from more rain in the days that followed the twister. (Credit: CBS)

Coal City Spared The Worst Of Latest Storm As Cleanup Continues

It has been a tense 24 hours in tornado-ravaged Coal City, with residents bracing for another onslaught of rain Wednesday night and early Thursday. There were heavy downpours overnight, but not nearly as much as had been expected, allowing residents to breathe a small sigh of relief Thursday morning.

06/25/2015

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Coal City Organizing Volunteers For Tornado Cleanup Effort

With lots of cleanup ahead in Coal City, after Monday night’s tornado, a special volunteer effort has been planned for Friday.

06/24/2015

Members of the Chicago Bears present tornado survivor Tyler Rowan with a jersey signed by team great Brian Urlacher. (CBS)

Bears Players Lend A Hand In Tornado Cleanup

CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports from northern Illinois, which was hit by tornadoes two weeks ago.

04/24/2015

Houses and property in ruin the morning after a tornado swept through the town the previous day on April 10, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, 11 people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Recovery Efforts Continue After Thursday’s Tornado

Neighbors in Fairdale and Rochelle have been rallying together to pick up the pieces, and get through this difficult time, after Thursday’s devastating tornado. Survivors and volunteers spent the entire weekend cleaning, but there’s still a lot of work left to do.

04/13/2015

Waukegan Harbor

EPA Declares “World’s Largest PCB Mess” At Waukegan Harbor Clean

After nearly 30 years of legal wrangling and cleanup efforts, one of the most polluted sites on Lake Michigan has been declared safe.

08/05/2014

Crews work on cleaning up and repairing the fields at Grant Park after a rainy, muddy end to Lollapalooza. (Credit: CBS)

Park Advocate: Lollapalooza Mess At Grant Park Not As Bad As Previous Years

Grant Park might look like a muddy mess in the wake of Lollapalooza, but the head of the non-profit that protects the city’s front yard said he’s not alarmed by how much damage was done this weekend, especially compared to the million-dollar mess three years ago.

08/04/2014

Cleanup crews, empty tents, and a few seagulls are all that's left of the Taste of Chicago a day after the annual food festival ended. (Credit: Nancy Harty/CBS)

Cleanup Begins After Taste Of Chicago Wraps Up

The food is gone; now all that’s left is the cleanup of Grant Park following the 34th annual Taste of Chicago.

07/14/2014

Roosevelt College and Career Academy In Gary, Ind. (CBS)

Inspectors Find Mold In Gary, Ind. School

A state health inspector described a strong, musty odor after testing for mold inside Roosevelt College and Career Academy earlier this month.

02/24/2014

Hinsdale Middle School may have mold in it, so officials have closed it for cleaning. (CBS)

Hinsdale Middle School Reopens Tuesday After Mold Cleanup

For the past 10 school days students had been going to a neighboring suburb for classes on a split shift schedule.

02/03/2014

Hinsdale Middle School may have mold in it, so officials have closed it for cleaning. (CBS)

Hinsdale Middle School Closed Friday Over Mold Concerns

In a letter to parents from the school district, officials said a cleaning company “discovered possible mold growth, which has been sent in for testing.” CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/16/2014

Residents of Elgin Avenue sort through debris after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rain Might Slow Cleanup In Tornado-Ravaged Washington

As survivors sift through the debris from at least 1,000 damaged and destroyed homes, they’re also finding bright spots and good reason to look to the future.

11/20/2013

A view of the Chicago River from just east of the Columbus Drive bridge. (Credit: CBS)

Environmental Groups Tout Financial Benefits Of Cleaning Up, Improving Chicago River

“Water quality makes a tremendous difference in how we can interact with the river, but also provides us jobs; it provides us business revenue,” said Friends of the Chicago River executive director Margaret Frisbie.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2013

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

Officials Remind Residents To Get Proper Permits For Flood Cleanup Work

Work to repair flood damaged homes in some Chicago suburbs was just beginning on Friday, more than a week after the floods, as water levels were just beginning to fall for some communities.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2013

A worker removes damaged drywall from a flood-damaged home in Lombard on April 24, 2013, nearly a week after widespread flooding in the Chicago area from heavy rains. (Credit: CBS)

Cleanup Costs Can Pile Up For Flood Victims With Worst Damage

Nearly a week after widespread flooding damaged thousands of homes and businesses in the Chicago area, the exhausting and costly cleanup process continued for many flood victims on Wednesday.

CBS 2–04/24/2013

Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

American Red Cross Distributing Cleanup Kits For Flood Victims

The American Red Cross has opened 12 sites in eight counties to distribute 5,000 cleanup kits to people with water damage from the recent flooding.

04/24/2013

Gene & Jude's Red Hot Stand was still undergoing major cleanup work five days after widespread flooding due to heavy rains, while the McDonald's next door was getting ready to open. The manager of the McDonald's invested in flood prevention equipment after a flood in 2008. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

A Tale Of Two Restaurants: Flood Damage Varies Depending On Preparations

Two eateries next door to each other in northwest suburban River Grove were in very different stages of cleanup on Tuesday, as flood waters from the Des Plaines River slowly receded.

WBBM Newsradio–04/23/2013

Crews in hazmat suits clear the Aurora townhome of an owner who kept more than 300 live birds. Dozens more birds -- dead -- were also found. (CBS)

Aurora Bird Hoarder Faces Cleanup Deadline

The Aurora man whose home was full of birds is facing another deadline.

11/01/2012

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