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Four people died and one person was critically injured when this BMW crashed into the back wall of a Lowe's store at the Brickyard Mall. (Credit: George Slefo for Sun-Times Media)

4 Killed, 1 Critically Injured In High-Speed Crash At Brickyard Mall

Around 3 a.m., a speeding BMW lost control in the service alley behind the Lowe’s at 2630 N. Narragansett Av., and smashed into the back wall of the store.

06/12/2014

This was the scene after an apparent gas explosion in far north suburban Long Grove. (CBS)

No Injuries After House Explosion In Long Grove

No one was injured in the explosion at about 10:45 p.m. on Trenton Court in the Royal Melbourne development, officials said. Neighbors said only one woman was at the home during the blast.

04/26/2014

A building that once housed a Dollar Store and the district offices of State Rep. Andre Thapedi (D-Chicago) burned down on Jan. 17, but the owner has yet to tear down what's left of the building or haul away the rubble from the blaze. (Credit: Worlee Glover)

Alderman, Residents Want Building Eyesore Demolished

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports near the intersection of 75th and King Drive, where a burned-out building has caused all the problems.

04/10/2014

Concealed Carry

Number Of Concealed-Carry Permits Grows To 13,500

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman breaks down the new law.

03/21/2014

This slush-filled canyon on North Menard stranded motorists Friday. (CBS)

City Hall Following Trail Of Potholes, Cracks To Road Contractors

Amid a massive crop of potholes, City Hall has launched an audit and plans to enforce the one-year guarantee on asphalt. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/06/2014

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Family Backs ‘Kill Switch’ Requirement For Smart Phones, To Deter Thefts

Megan Boken left home to visit St. Louis in 2012. She was shot and killed in broad daylight for her cell phone. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/03/2014

Snow melts around a Chicago catch-basin grate. (CBS)

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

Anthony Lee, 16, left; Diante Coakley, 21 (Dolton Police Dept.)

Bail Denied For Teen, His Brother In Pregnant Girl’s Shooting Death

A pregnant teen fatally shot on Christmas and dumped in Dolton played a role in her own death, authorities said Sunday as the girl’s boyfriend and older brother were ordered held without bond on murder charges.

12/29/2013

Lydia Alvarez-Traicoff's home was burglarized while she was at her husband's funeral. (CBS)

Indiana Woman’s Home Burglarized While She Attends Husband’s Funeral

The pain is still fresh for Lydia Alvarez-Traicoff. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

12/20/2013

A logo for financial service company Merrill Lynch is seen in New York, June 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge OKs $160M Settlement In Racial-Bias Case Against Merrill Lynch

The eight-year legal saga ended Friday. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

12/06/2013

Bostonian Laura Wellington is here to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (CBS)

Runner Who Couldn’t Complete Boston Marathon Will Finish The Job In Chicago

Laura Wellington was just shy of the finish line in April when the bombs went off in Boston. She’s in Chicago this weekend to complete a marathon, CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

10/11/2013

Johnson School of Excellence Principal Alice Henry welcomes new students on Friday as the first official day of classes nears. (CBS)

CPS ‘Welcoming School’ Does Its Homework As First Day Nears

CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman was at Johnson School of Excellence in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

08/23/2013

82nd Annual Bud Billiken Day Parade (CBS)

Chicago Gears Up For Bud Billiken Parade

Tomorrow marks the unofficial beginning of the school year, with the Bud Billiken Parade. It is considered one of the largest back to school celebrations in the country.

CBS 2–08/09/2013

Arlington Heights residents line Dunton Avenue as others march in the July 4th parade. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Area Celebrates Nation’s Independence With Parades, Picnics

Dunton Avenue in Arlington Heights was awash in red, white, and blue; as families lined the street to cheer veterans, bands, and – sometimes – politicians marching in the village’s parade.

07/04/2013

Bryeon Hunter (Credit: Maywood Police)

Search Resumes Along Des Plaines River, But Still No Sign Of Maywood Boy’s Body

Volunteers and police officers returned to the Des Plaines River on Saturday to resume searching for the body of a missing toddler from Maywood.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2013

A bus-themed cake was served Friday at Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago. (CBS)

Bank Sends 49 Students On College-Scouting Tour

Friday morning, CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman visited a charter school where 49 students are being given every opportunity to succeed as they prepare for a life-changing trip.

04/12/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Gas Prices Heading Up Again

Hold on to your wallets: we are in the middle of a gas price spike, and experts say it will only get worse.

CBS 2–02/01/2013

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Poisoned Lottery Winner’s Body Exhumed For Autopsy

An autopsy was conducted Friday on the body of a lottery winner who died from cyanide poisoning last year, after his body was exhumed for further testing, but the results of those tests won’t be completed for a few weeks.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2013

Gary M. Swiercz was charged with attempted murder, home invasion, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated attempted criminal sexual assault, and residential burglary. (Credit: Tinley Park Police)

Suburban Fire Official Released On Bond For Home Invasion, Retires From Department

A deputy fire chief for south suburban Chicago Ridge has been released on bond, and placed on house arrest, after he was charged with breaking into a neighbor’s condo in Tinley Park, beat her, and threatened to kill her.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

Guns are selling briskly at a Chicago-area gun store. (CBS)

Guns Flying Off The Shelves Amid Debate On Restrictions, Sellers Say

Sellers say customers really began buying guns and ammunition when politicians started talking about making changes to firearm laws, CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

01/04/2013

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