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Caddy, a bearded dragon, was found at the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie. (Credit: Friends of Scales Reptile Rescue/Facebook)

Rescue Group Hoping To Find Owner Of Wayward Lizard

No one has yet claimed the bearded dragon found earlier this week on a golf course in Skokie, and time is running out.

05/22/2015

An ash tree grows alongside other species of tree at an arboretum. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Experts Urge Focus On Diversity When Replacing Trees Lost To Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer has done a lot of damage in the Chicago area. Approximately 13 million trees have been removed due to infestations of the notorious beetle.

04/24/2015

Crews search wreckage on the IL-72 after a tornado came through the town earlier in the day on April 9, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, seven 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)

2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble Resume

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive “wedge” tornado virtually destroyed the town.

04/09/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins campaign volunteers at a phone bank on Friday, four days ahead of the runoff election. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Without Right Leadership, Business Climate Would Be A ‘Horror Flick’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said businesses and jobs have been lured to Chicago, and stayed in the city, because he has the right stuff to keep them here.

04/03/2015

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Cubs Expect Talented Team, Tribute To Banks Will Overshadow Ongoing Construction At Wrigley

The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel: Garcia Asking For Voters’ “Blind Faith”

A day after challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia went on the offensive in the second televised mayoral debate of the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel again chastised his rival for not making his plans for the city clear.

03/27/2015

Police officers conduct a large-scale active shooter drill at Barrington High School. (Credit: CBS)

Barrington High School Holds Shooting Drill

Twelve police and fire units and 250 staffers took part in the drill, and found it all very real, especially when they heard simulated gunfire.

03/20/2015

Jeffrey Keller (left) is accused of fatally shooting Nate Fox (right) in December 2014. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff/Supplied Photo)

Hinsdale Man Charged With Killing Former Pro Basketball Player

Jeffrey Keller, a businessman from Hinsdale, allegedly believed Nate Fox, 37, was having an affair with a woman in whom Keller had a romantic interest. The woman once worked with Fox, but denied having any relationship with him.

01/16/2015

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Cold Snap Making Annual Lull In Blood Donations Worse

The combination of an extended cold snap, the recent holidays, and the ongoing flu season have led to a 30 percent drop in blood donations for LifeSource, prompting hospitals to keep a close eye on their supplies.

01/09/2015

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Orland Park Library Porn Policy An Issue In Board Election

Elections for library board members normally would not draw much attention, but they do when using free Internet to access pornography becomes a campaign issue.

12/19/2014

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Space Enthusiasts Watch Historic Orion Launch At Adler Planetarium

Wind and technical problems held up the first attempt to launch NASA’s first deep space exploration vehicle on Thursday, but not Friday morning, as the unmanned Orion spacecraft rocketed into orbit 3,600 miles above the Earth.

12/05/2014

Typhoon Nuri To Bring Frigid Weather To Chicago Next Week

Remnants of Super Typhoon Nuri were moving off the Japanese coast, and expected to reach Alaska’s western Aleutian Islands over the weekend. Next week, the storm will bring bitter cold weather to the Chicago area.

11/07/2014

The cables for tightrope walker Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk above the Chicago River have been installed between the Leo Burnett Building and Marina City. (Credit: CBS)

Crews Install Wallenda’s Tightrope For Walk Above Chicago River

Crews were working overnight to install the first high-wire cable that tightrope walker Nik Wallenda will walk across on Sunday, 50 stories above the Chicago River.

10/31/2014

Intersection of Milwaukee, Damen and North Avenue (credit: localities.tv/images/activities)

Most Dangerous Intersections In Chicago

They are some of the most dangerous spots in Chicago.

10/15/2014

Chicago Fire Department

Memorial Walls Honors City’s Fallen Black Firefighters

The Chicago Fire Department has dedicated a new memorial wall, honoring the city’s first all-black firehouse.

10/10/2014

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Snow Flurries Could Fall In Far Northern Suburbs

Don’t kill the messenger. Winter is more than two months away, but some parts of northern Illinois could get their first taste of snow Friday night.

10/03/2014

An airport shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median on the I-190 entrance road to O'Hare International Airport on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Shuttle Bus Crashes On I-190 Entrance At O’Hare

Officials have reopened all but one lane of the Interstate 190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport, after it was closed when a privately owned shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median. Fourteen people were taken to hospitals.

08/29/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

New Midway Flight Path Prompts Deluge Of Noise Complaints

The new flight path – used by 29 percent of Midway’s incoming flights – has prompted some 600 complaints from April through June, more than three times as many as the first three months of the year.

07/25/2014

Crews work to remove the wreckage of an SUV from Interstate 65, after it was crushed between two semi-tractor trailer trucks, and caught fire. Two people died in the crash. (Credit: CapturedNews video)

Seven Killed When SUV Crushed Between Two Semis On I-65

An SUV caught fire after it was pinned between two semi-tractor trailer trucks.

08/16/2013

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