2 Investigators: In Cook County, The Dead Get Tax Exemptions

The assessor’s office is chasing down living property owners who are wrongly claiming breaks on property taxes by using identities of the deceased. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Actor Robin Williams speaks onstage during 'The Crazy Ones' panel discussion at the CBS, Showtime and The CW portion of the 2013 Summer Television Critics Association tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Chicago Native Robin Williams Recalled ‘Good Times’ Growing Up Here

In a September 2013 interview with CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez, Williams briefly reflected on his Chicago roots, saying, “It was really lovely.”


Shon Long (Credit: Facebook)

Chicago Promoter Found Dead

Sixty-year-old Shon Long was found dead inside his travel office Monday.


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Baby Boy, Wrapped In Bag, Found Dead In Gangway

About 8:30 a.m., the boy — described as a newborn — was found in a gangway in the 2700 block of North Hamlin Avenue.


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

Jim Sylvester has been missing since Wednesday night, his family says. (family handout)

Police: Missing Crestwood Man, 21, Found Dead In Lake

Jim Sylvester, 21, had gone missing March 28. He was distraught over a relationship breakup and had contacted friends and said, “Tell everyone I’m sorry,” according to police.


Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Shot To Death At Gary Casino Parking Garage

Mary Austgen was found in her car, in a parking garage. Police had no motive, and friends were mystified at the homicide.


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2 Women Found Dead, Of Natural Causes, Near Glenview

An 87-year-old woman and her 67-year-old daughter were found dead Thursday night in a home near northwest suburban Glenview, and autopsies showed both died of natural causes.


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Man Found Shot Dead In Roseland Alley

A 19-year-old man was found shot dead Sunday in an alley not far from his home on the Far South Side, authorities said.



No Public Safety Threat After Man, Boy Found Dead In Yorkville Home

Yorkville Police Chief Rich Hart said Thursday that police are not looking for any suspects in the case and there is no danger to the public.


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Man, Boy Found Dead At Yorkville Home

A 35-year-old man and his 4-year-old son were found dead Wednesday in a home in the garage of a home in west suburban Yorkville, police said Thursday morning.


Joey Kovar (Credit: MTV's The Real World)

‘Real World’ Star Joey Kovar Found Dead Near Chicago

A reality television star was found dead in suburban Chicago, and drugs or alcohol may be to blame.


Don Cornelius

‘Soul Train’ Creator Don Cornelius Dead Of Apparent Suicide

“Soul Train” creator and Chicago native Don Cornelius was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning in his Los Angeles home.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Jerome Porter died while playing baskeball at Chicago State on Tuesday. (Credit: Facebook)

Donations Sought To Help Family Of Chicago State Student

Chicago State University is accepting donations to help defray funeral costs for a student who collapsed and died after playing basketball on campus.


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Hammond Boy, 10, Found Shot To Death

A 10-year-old Hammond, Ind. boy died from a gunshot wound at his home Tuesday and his father was found wounded at his side, authorities said Wednesday.


John Granat, 44, and Maria Granat, 42, were found dead in their unincorporated Palos Park home. (CBS)

Couple Found Dead In Palos Park Home

A man and woman found in their home in unincorporated Palos Park died violent deaths, medical officials said Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Nearly two dozen dead geese, such as this one, have been found at McKinley Park and nearby McGuane Park on the Southwest Side between Aug. 15 and Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

More Dead Waterfowl Prompt Warnings At McKinley Park

Dog walkers are being advised to stay away from a Southwest Side park, after even more dead geese and ducks were found there.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

Nearly two dozen dead geese, such as this one, have been found at McKinley Park and nearby McGuane Park on the Southwest Side between Aug. 15 and Aug. 17, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Nearly Two Dozen Dead Geese Found At Chicago Parks

Nearly two dozen dead geese have been found at two Chicago parks this week and officials were trying to figure out what killed them.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

The dolphin calf born June 3, 2011 at Shedd Aquarium, pictured atop its mother Tique, died on Thursday. (Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd’s Baby Dolphin Dies

The female Pacific white-sided dolphin calf was born June 3 to Shedd dolphin Tique, which had been transported to a Miami dolphin habitat to be impregnated.


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Northwest Side Man Found Dead Inside Car

A man was found dead inside his car from an apparently self inflicted gunshot wound to the head on the Northwest Side Sunday afternoon.