Dana Kozlov

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

What’s Next For Illinois Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

Illinois could be just a few months away from seeing the first medical marijuana dispensary open its doors, but there are still hurdles ahead for those on the state’s new license list.

02/03/2015

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Scammers ‘Hijack’ Real-Estate Listings, Trick Would-Be Renters Into Sending Money

Some of the ads on local websites are phony, with pirated home details. It’s already cost some victims thousands of dollars. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/29/2015

Measles. (Credit: CBS)

Doctors Stress Importance Of Measles Vaccine While Some Parents Resist

The measles outbreak has hit Illinois, with one confirmed case. Despite what some may think, doctors say measles can be dangerous, so now, is a good time to protect yourself.

01/28/2015

Chicago Police Officer Wadell Hardy saved a 58-year-old man from Lake Michigan after the man jumped into the icy water at Oak Street Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officer Rescues Man From Lake Michigan At Oak Street

Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy, a 22-year veteran of the CPD, was the first to arrive, and found the victim struggling in the icy water. He admitted he was afraid the ice beneath him would give way, but he knew he couldn’t let the man drown.

01/19/2015

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Barrington Schools Explore Idea Of Later Start Time For Some Students

The District 220 Board of Education agreed to study the idea this week, which could online lessons at home for students. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

01/15/2015

Howard Morgan walks free from the Dixon Correctional Facility. (Credit: CBS)

Three Men Released From Prison After Sentences Commuted By Quinn

Three Chicago-area men whose prison sentences in unrelated cases were commuted by Gov. Pat Quinn in the hours before he left office have been released on parole.

01/14/2015

Zarine Kahn (R) and Shafi Ullah Khan, the parents of Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, listen as an attorney for their son talks to reporters after a federal court hearing on October 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Mohammed Khan was arrested on October 4 while attempting to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport to Vienna, where he allegedly planned to travel on to Istanbul and eventually to Islamic State locations in Iraq or Syria according to the criminal complaint filed against him.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mom Of Alleged Islamic State Recruit Condemns Paris Terror Attacks

The suburban Chicago mother of a 19-year-old man facing a terrorist charge for trying to join Islamic State militants says the group is “brainwashing” youths via social media. And she declared, “Leave our children alone!”

01/13/2015

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Home Health Workers A Lifeline To Elderly During Cold Snap

Cindy Uribe is a home health care nurse from Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. On Thursday, she was checking on 82-year-old Jack Gallo, one of her regular patients.

01/08/2015

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Despite Frigid Temps, Some People Still Need To Work Outside

Some people have no choice, but to be out in the cold. They have to work in this bitter blast.

01/07/2015

A Chicago snow plow patrols city streets early Wednesday, when a snowstorm is expected to dump up to 4 inches of flakes on Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Winter Storm Blankets Chicago Area In Snow

Snow plows were out in full force Monday evening has a winter storm hit the Chicago area with several inches of snow expected to be on the ground by Tuesday morning.

01/05/2015

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Not Everyone Pleased By Lack Of Snow

Not nearly a white Christmas, and now a snow-less New Year’s Eve. It is fine for some, but not everyone.

12/31/2014

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Police Upset Over Social Media Posts That Target Officers

Is it free speech or a threat? Some current and former police officers are outraged about pages on one social media site that seem to encourage the killing of officers.

12/24/2014

The revamped Damen Blue Line stop and its new address--1588 N. Damen Ave. (CBS)

CTA Gives Blue Line Station An Address That Seems Impossible

Can a building between 1552 and 1560 North Damen Ave. really be assigned an address of 1588? The CTA has made it happen, for better or worse. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/22/2014

Demario Bailey. (Credit: johnson College Prep)

Three More Suspects Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Who Defended Twin Brother

Two more suspects were in custody Monday morning in the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was killed while protecting his brother from muggers this weekend. Sources said charges were likely Monday afternoon.

12/15/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Lakeview Residents Try To Block Proposed Marijuana Dispensary

Petition-gatherers say they don’t oppose newly legalized medical marijuana, but they don’t think their block is an appropriate place to buy it. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

12/11/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen discuss the City Council's approval of an ordinance raising the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019.

Aldermen Approve Plan To Hike Minimum Wage

Aldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.

12/02/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McCarthy: Chicago Cops Could Start Wearing Body Cameras In A Couple Months

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says the day when some Chicago police officers will start to wear body cameras is getting closer, reports WBBM’s Bernie Tafoya.

12/01/2014

Passengers outside the United Terminal at O'Hare Airport. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Thanksgiving Travelers Get Out Of Town Ahead Of East Coast Storm

Several major airlines say you might want to skip flying tomorrow, if you’re heading east. In fact, they’ll let you change plans without penalty.

11/25/2014

Protesters march through Chicago's streets Monday after it was announced a Missouri police officer would not be indicted in the shooting death of a black man. (CBS)

In Wake Of Ferguson Decision, Chicago Protesters Take To The Streets

After news broke there would be no indictment, the protesters moved through the streets, including Lake Shore Drive. The marchers were monitored by dozens of police officers.

11/24/2014

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New Standardized Tests Come Under Fire

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains why educators and parents alike are fighting to delay the new test.

11/20/2014

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