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Brittany Wawrzyniak (Photo supplied to CBS)

Five Months Later, Teen’s Family Still Seeking Answers In Her Death

Relatives of a dead southwest suburban teenager don’t believe they’re getting all the facts about her death, and they want police to say more.

04/02/2014

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If You Got Sick Or Died, Would Your Family Be Able To Access Your Online Accounts?

CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker has some advice on sharing your usernames and passwords with family members, in case the worst happens.

03/31/2014

Derrick Steele (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Stateville Inmate Convicted Of Murder Dies In Custody

Derrick Steele had been serving a 70-year sentence at Stateville after being convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in 1998.

03/27/2014

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One Dead In Naperville Fire

Naperville firefighters responded to a fire in a second-floor unit of a three-story apartment building at 108 Douglas Av. around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

03/21/2014

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Beating Causes Chicago Woman’s Death, More Than A Decade Later

A woman attacked more than a decade ago in the East Garfield Park neighborhood died Sunday, and her death has been ruled a homicide.

03/10/2014

Maria Carmen Dominguez (courtesy: family)

Woman Killed When Gun Left In Clothes Goes Off At Thrift Store

A Washington Heights thrift store employee died Friday after a small gun hidden in discarded clothing accidentally went off and fatally wounded her.

03/07/2014

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Family Of Fatally Beaten Suspect: Fired Cop Is Drawing Pension

A family was told a North Chicago officer was fired, for taking part in the beating death of their loved one. But CBS 2 has learned, that officer was actually fired for other reasons.

03/04/2014

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Elderly Woman Found Dead In Snowbank

McHenry County Sheriff’s police said they were notified at about 7:15 a.m. that a driver had spotted a body in the snow along the 11500 block of Hemmer Road in unincorporated McHenry County near Huntley.

03/03/2014

John Perricone (courtesy: Perricone family)

Romeoville Man Dies Mysteriously On Cruise Ship

A 29-year-old Romeoville man died suddenly and mysteriously during a vacation cruise, leaving behind a wife and four children – and several unanswered questions.

03/01/2014

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Chicago Woman Dies Of Hypothermia, Cold Exposure At Home

A woman who died Thursday at her home in the West Side Austin neighborhood was at least the 23rd cold-related death of the season in Cook County.

02/28/2014

A man was found dead in a Loop parking garage Thursday night with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Credit: NVP News video)

Man Found Dead In Loop Parking Garage

The man, whose age was not immediately known, was found dead inside a car parked in the garage about 10:30 p.m. in the 0-100 block of East Randolph Street.

02/28/2014

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Man Falls To His Death At Water Tower Place

About 9 p.m., the man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, “fell or jumped” to the ground floor from the seventh floor of the shopping center, located at 835 N. Michigan Ave.

02/25/2014

Director Harold Ramis and actor John Cusack during the after party for the Focus Features premiere of 'The Ice Harvest' November 21, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Matt Carmichael/Getty Images)

Harold Ramis Dead At Age 69

Legendary Chicago comedian and director Harold Ramis — who gave us such iconic films as Animal House, Caddyshack, and Groundhog Day, and co-starred in Ghostbusters — reportedly has died after a long illness.

02/24/2014

Firefighters found a man dead inside a home in the 8300 block of South Baker Avenue when they responded to a fire there  Friday morning. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Man Found Dead In Burning Home In South Chicago

Firefighters responding to a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood on Friday found a man dead inside the home.

02/21/2014

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One Dead In East Chicago Fire

The victim was a 60-year-old man extricated from the basement, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/14/2014

Army Sgt. Okan Cetinbag (Defense Department)

Army Probes Death Of Alaska-Based Soldier From Chicago Area

Sgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag of Morton Grove, Ill., died at an Anchorage hospital Tuesday evening after being removed from life support.

02/13/2014

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Woman Killed In House Fire In Berwyn

A passerby saw flames coming from the front window of the home in the 2400 block of South Scoville Avenue a few minutes after 7 a.m. and called 911.

02/05/2014

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Police Board Rejects Deal To Suspend Chicago Cop 60 Days In Woman’s Death

The police board scrapped the deal that police Supt. Garry McCarthy had struck with Sgt. Steven Lesner. Instead, the eight-member panel of mayoral appointees has ordered a full inquiry into the events that led to Catherine Weiland’s death.

01/22/2014

One person died and at least five others were sent to the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak at this home in Oak Brook. (CBS)

CO Detectors Not Working In Oak Brook Home Where Man Died

Carbon monoxide detectors were not working in a west suburban Oak Brook mansion where an 86-year-old man died and seven women were injured as a result of a leak Thursday morning.

01/17/2014

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Joliet Man Found Dead In Lewis University Dorm

The person, who was not a student, was found dead in Fitzpatrick Hall about 10:30 a.m., according to a statement on the university’s website.

01/16/2014

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