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A worker at the Cook County morgue shows off a new body cooler, part of a series of reforms in the wake of a 2012 scandal that included bodies bing stacked haphazardly and the remains of stillborn babies tossed into boxes. (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Morgue Gets New Cooler, More Workers

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office says conditions are improving at the morgue thanks to more employees and a new $1.4 million cooler.

02/13/2014

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How To Throw A Party For The Big Game

Consider these essentials to throw the best party for the big game, from CBS Local’s Eat See Play.

01/28/2014

Chicago Ridge police officers carry the casket of baby "Jeremiah Michael" into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church for a funeral service. Jeremiah's body was found abandoned in a cooler found on a conveyor belt at a recycling plant on May 1, 2013. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Funeral Held For Abandoned Baby Found In Cooler

Chicago Ridge police officers carried the tiny casket holding the body of “Jeremiah Michael” was carried in a slow procession into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church.

05/16/2013

A newborn baby boy's body was found in this soft-shell cooler on a conveyor belt at a Chicago Ridge recycling plant on May 1, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Ridge Police)

Dead Newborn Found Inside Cooler At Recycling Plant

Workers at a recycling plant in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge found a dead newborn boy inside a cooler on a conveyor belt early Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2013

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More Storms Could Be Coming For The Afternoon

Menacing clouds, lightning and heavy rain swept through Chicago just in time for the morning rush Thursday, and more rain may be coming.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Weather

91 For Afternoon, But Highs In The 70s Later This Week

The way this summer has been going, the notion of a high in the 70s almost seems fit for November.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

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Guide: Summer Float Trips

This summer, try something other than the annual camping trip. With beautiful rivers flowing through Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, a real lazy river adventure is only a couple hours away. Groups of tubes are tied together to keep you and your friends/family connected as you float down the river. Stopping at sand bars and taking swimming breaks makes for some fun along the way…

07/30/2012

Weather

Clouds To Give Way To Clear Skies And Nice, Cool 70s

The temperature has been cut significantly – although it’s still plenty summery. And the clouds will give way to clear skies later in the day.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

Weather

Cooler Temperatures Blow In; No Rain In Sight Anytime Soon

The temperature has cooled down from the sweltering 90s that have been hanging around since the weekend, but conditions remain bone dry after the rain missed most of the area on Monday.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Weather

Temperatures To Drop To 50s For Many In The Afternoon

The Memorial Day weekend with temperatures that would have felt hot even in July is a memory now, as the mercury drops to levels reminiscent of late March Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

Kids play in a sprinkler at Washington Park on Memorial Day, when temperatures reached as high as 95 degrees in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Record-Setting Warm Spring Expected, But Cooler This Week

This spring isn’t over yet, but it has already been one for the weather record-books.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Weather

Temperature Cools To 60s As Rain Falls Off-And-On

The summerlike March heat wave has come to an end after more than a week with temperatures exceeding 80 degrees, but even the lower temperatures are far in excess of what is typical for March.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

CBS 2 obtained this photo of bagged bodies stacked at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, which is over its storage capacity.

Funeral Director: Conditions At Cook County Morgue Are ‘Horrendous’

“Horrendous” is how one funeral director describes conditions inside the Cook County Medical Examiner’s cooler.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012