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Electrical Fire Closes Courthouse In Gary

The fire comes one day after county commissioners and council members in a joint meeting decided to bond $12 million for Department of Justice-mandated repairs at the jail, road and bridge work, and maintenance and repairs at various county buildings, including the courthouse.

08/29/2014

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Lawmakers Urge Oakwood Hills To Reopen Village Hall

Two state lawmakers have called for a tiny village in McHenry County to reopen its government offices and get back to work.

08/15/2014

Artistic rendering of The Marina, part of a planned renovation of the Chicago Riverwalk. (Credit: City of Chicago)

State Street Bridge To Close For Riverwalk Work

The Chicago Department of Transportation said the bridge will be closed to all traffic from 6 a.m. Wednesday through the afternoon of Aug. 23.

08/12/2014

Parts of I-290 were closed due to flooding early Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Eisenhower Reopens After Flooding From Storms

Parts of the Eisenhower Expressway were closed for more than four hours and part of the CTA’s Blue Line was shut down temporarily early Tuesday because of flooding from storms.

08/05/2014

Police swarmed Montrose Avenue Beach Sunday night, responding to a fight in progress. Four officers were injured, including at least one struck in the head by a bottle thrown at police. Nine people were arrested. (CBS)

5 Charged In Montrose Beach Melee That Left 4 Cops Injured

Two men were charged with throwing bottles that struck police officers who were breaking up a large fight at Montrose Beach on Sunday, and three other men were charged in connection with the melee.

07/13/2014

Damage to the Willis Tower Ledge. (Credit: Tony Saldana)

Willis Tower’s Glass ‘Ledge’ Repaired After Cracks Appear

The cracks formed after a group of visitors to the Skydeck at the Willis Tower stepped out on the Ledge, but Willis Tower officials said the glass itself did not crack, only the protective coating.

05/29/2014

A Mount Prospect banquet hall has closed, leaving couples in the lurch. (CBS)

Shuttered Banquet Hall Leaves Brides And Grooms In The Lurch

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports Bristol Court Banquets and Legendary Catering has left some couples high and dry with impending wedding dates.

03/07/2014

Dense fog obscures views of the Aqua skyscraper in downtown Chicago on July 19, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Low Visibility Temporarily Shuts Down Midway Airport

Foggy conditions temporarily shut down Chicago’s Midway Airport on Thursday.

02/20/2014

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Grand Avenue Bridge Closed For Repairs

A weekend inspection of the Grand Avenue bridge over the Chicago River has prompted a two-week shutdown for repairs, the city announced Monday.

09/23/2013

A police bomb squad robot inspects a suspicious package in a plaza on Michigan Avenue on April 30, 2013. (Credit: Rachel Azark)

Michigan Avenue Reopened After Suspicious Package Deemed Safe

For the second day in a row, Michigan Avenue was shut down near the bridge over the Chicago River, as police investigated a suspicious device.

04/30/2013

Brookfield Zoo was closed this week following region-wide flooding. (Brookfield Zoo)

Brookfield Zoo To Reopen After Floods Begin Receding

After being closed for two days due to flooding and street closures in the area, the Brookfield Zoo will reopen on Saturday, although it will close an hour earlier than normal.

04/19/2013

Brookfield Zoo was closed this week following region-wide flooding. (Brookfield Zoo)

Brookfield Zoo Closes Because Of Flooding

The animals are doing fine, zoo directors said, and the zoo will have staff on site to continue to look after them.

04/18/2013

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Greyhound Passenger: Bus Left Us Out In The Cold

When a Greyhound bus dropped passengers off at a stop in Iowa, the station was closed, and an Illinois college student and other passengers were left outside in -17 degree weather for an hour. He was wearing only a sweatshirt and jacket.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2013

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Vendor For I-65 Rest Stops Upset At Labor Day Weekend Closure

A blind woman who has the vending machine contract at two Northwest Indiana rest stops is upset with the state transportation department because she says it’s put her a few thousand dollars in the hole.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2012

File photo of a bat. ( Credit: PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Rabid Bat Forces Partial Closure Of Arlington Heights Village Hall

Arlington Heights has had to close its village hall, after a rabid bat was found inside.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2012

North Avenue Beach (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

All Evanston Beaches Closed Due To High Bacteria Levels

The City of Evanston has closed all of its lakefront beaches for the day, after water tests showed dangerous levels of E. coli bacteria.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

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CPS Cancels Summer Friday Classes Because Of Heat

Summer classes at Chicago Public Schools buildings have been canceled Friday for students and teachers because of the heat, officials said.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Countless people crowded into Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Parking Lots At 3 Beaches Fill Up As Chicagoans Try To Beat Heat

With countless Chicagoans trying to beat the intense heat in the city by taking a dip in Lake Michigan, officials have closed the parking lots at three popular beaches, after they ran out of space.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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Power Outage Closes Midway Airport For Over 4 Hours

Power has been restored to the runway lights at Midway International Airport, after a night that left passengers stranded and miserable for hours.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Employees say Prime Staffing abruptly closed Thursday and told its employees they would not be paid. (Credit: Natalie Cheng/CBS Chicago)

Employees: Staffing Agency Shut Down, Said No One Would Be Paid

Employees are furious amid reports that a Chicago business employing hundreds of people has abruptly closed.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

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