Dave Marsett

Crews work to remove a minivan that drove into a northwest suburban home on Christmas Day. / photo from Network Video Productions

Minivan Crashes Through Bloomingdale Home On Christmas Day

It was the second time a vehicle crashed into a northwest suburban home in less than a month.


Anita Alvarez

Cook County State’s Attorney Gets $500,000 To Fight Human Trafficking

A total of $500,000 in federal grant money will allow a program to combat human trafficking to continue in Cook County.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012


Prosecutors: Hillside Man, 18, Plotted To Blow Up Downtown Bar

An alleged plot to bomb a downtown Chicago bar apparently has been foiled, and a young man has been arrested, in a FBI undercover operation.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Winnetka Village Trustee Busted For Allegedly Driving Drunk In Skokie

A Winnetka village trustee was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she was pulled over for a traffic stop in Skokie early this past Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

The Glenview Park District pool where a young boy drowned Friday. (CBS)

Glenview Police Close Case Of 5-Year-Old Boy Who Drowned

Glenview police have completed a two-month investigation into the June 15 drowning death of a 4-year-old boy in a park district pool.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Police To Target Drunken Drivers Statewide During Labor Day Holiday

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the opening of its Labor Day effort called, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over.”

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Protected Bike Lane

City To Build More Than 30 Miles Of New Bike Lanes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced Chicago is building more than 30 miles of new bicycle lanes this year.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

Romeoville residents Robert and Marcella Jones say too many homes in their neighborhood are for sale or in foreclosure and many owners are just walking away from their mortgages. (Credit: CBS)

Neighbors Loot Aurora Family’s Home After They Move, Leave Items Behind

As if their life were not difficult enough, the Stapleton family of Aurora came home to find their house looted – allegedly by people they thought were their friends.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012


Divorce Expo Coming To Naperville Next Month

Wedding expos are a huge industry as couples try to make for the perfect day to remember for a lifetime, but in Naperville next month, an expo specially geared toward marriages that don’t work out is coming.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Olympic Torch

Des Plaines Mayor: Hart, Schaffner & Marx Should Make 2014 Olympic Uniforms

Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan has a suggestion for the next Olympics in 2014 –have Hart, Schaffner & Marx make those uniforms at its Des Plaines factory.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2012

Property Taxes

Report: Falling Property Values Mean Falling Tax Revenues In Chicago

Falling property values mean falling tax revenues in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2012

Dazzle Painted Pasture Animal Rescue/Sanctuary

Woman Set To Go On Trial For Squalid Animal Shelter

A woman charged with animal cruelty and neglect goes on trial in Markham Monday.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012


Summer Drought Hurting Farmers In Indiana

This summer’s drought is really hurting some farmers in Indiana.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012


McHenry County Woman Gets 4 Years For Stealing $185,000 From Employer

A woman is going to spend four years in prison for embezzling her employer in Algonquin.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

City Council Chambers

Inspector General For City Council Says He Needs More Money

The Chicago City Council appointed its first internal watchdog just seven months ago, and he says he’s busy, but he’s out of money.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Police Generic

Rash Of Robberies Plagues Little Village

Police have issued a community alert for the Little Village neighborhood in the wake of a rash of robberies.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Report: GOP Wants To Make Resentment Of Madigan A Campaign Issue

The criticism of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) by Republicans is on the rise.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Lawmakers Pass Bill Demanding Open Books On Corporate Tax Breaks

Before adjourning the spring session and leaving Springfield last week, Illinois lawmakers sent Gov. Quinn a bill that would require the state to reveal the details publicly on corporate tax breaks.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Some families in Indiana can send their children to private schools using vouchers. (CBS)

Indiana School Voucher Program Called A Success

Indiana’s school voucher program has finished its first year, and state officials say it is a true success story.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Lorenzo Bracey, 20, allegedly carjacked a vehicle on his way to prom. (Chicago Police Department)

Man Carjacks Vehicle On Way To Prom, Upsets Girlfriend

A West Side man has been charged after he allegedly hijacked a sports-utility vehicle at gun-point on his way to prom with his girlfriend.