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Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Rauner Blames Governor For DCFS Deaths; Quinn Campaign Calls Ad ‘Despicable’

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner on Tuesday blamed Gov. Pat Quinn for the deaths of children whose families have had contact with the Department of Children and Family Services, an attack the Quinn campaign called a “despicable” smear attempt.

10/07/2014

Molly Glynn, left; Bernie Yvon. (photos provided)

Deaths Of Two Actors Bring Sadness To Chicago Theater Community

Veteran Chicago stage and television actress Molly Glynn was struck by a falling tree during storms in the Erickson Woods Forest Preserve. Bernie Yvon died a short time later, when a tractor-trailer ran over his car in Munster, Ind.

09/06/2014

Nicolette Medina (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man, Missing Woman Found Dead Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A young mother who had been missing since Monday was found dead in a Garfield Park garage on Thursday, along with a 31-year-old man. Authorities said they died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

06/27/2014

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Police Find Two Dead In Garfield Park Garage

Nicolette Medina, 25, and Marco Acevedo, 31, were found unresponsive in the garage about 3:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue.

06/26/2014

Police Tape Around Light Pole (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Two Found Dead In West Pullman Home

Haristien Lacy, 86, and Veronica Lacy, 55, were both found unresponsive inside a home about 4 a.m. in the 11500 block of South Ada Street.

02/10/2014

Heroin

Coroner: Heroin Deaths On The Rise In DuPage County

DuPage County is seeing a spike in heroin deaths, and the man who sees most of those victims is trying to educate people of the drug’s evils.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

An investigator works at the scene of a fatal fire in south suburban Chicago Heights, after two people were found dead inside a home on 24th Street. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

Chicago Heights Couple Killed In House Fire

Two people, both believed to be in their 50s, were killed in the blaze in the 200 block of East 24th Street in Chicago Heights.

05/17/2013

Joliet police bought this heroin in an undercover purchase; the alleged dealer was later arrested. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Heroin Use, Deaths Up In Chicago’s Suburbs

When it comes to deaths, Lake, Will and DuPage counties reported big increases last year. As CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports, drug dealers could be operating right in your own neighborhood.

04/25/2013

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IDOT: Traffic Crash Deaths Outpacing 2012 So Far This year

IDOT message boards list the total number of confirmed traffic deaths as 234 through Friday, but according to IDOT Traffic Safety director John Webber, that does not include a deadly crash near in the north suburbs Friday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2013

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Two Women Found Stabbed To Death Inside Burning Building

Two women found dead inside a burning Chatham neighborhood building were stabbed to death before the building was intentionally set on fire, authorities said.

02/20/2013

Patient receives shot of flu vaccine (AP File Photo)

Flu Death Toll Reaches 50 In Illinois

Illinois is among 30 states reporting high flu activity in a season where the virus is striking earlier than usual and the main flu strain is one that tends to make people sicker.

01/18/2013

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Chicago Clinic Says It Pulled Steroid In Wake Of Meningitis Scare

There are no reported meningitis cases in Illinois, but as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, hundreds of patients at three Chicago-area facilities are being warned.

10/05/2012

Heroin

Unusually Strong, Dangerous Heroin Reported By ER Doctors

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports there may be a new kind of heroin on the streets – one that’s even more dangerous.

09/20/2012

JW Marriott Chicago hotel at 151 W. Adams St. (Credit: CBS)

3rd Death Linked To Legionnaires’ Outbreak At Chicago Hotel

City health officials say a third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a Chicago hotel, and they think they know the primary source of the bacteria.

08/31/2012

Heroin

Heroin Deaths Have Doubled In Suburbs Since 2007

A new report says heroin deaths in Lake and Will Counties have doubled over the last six years.

08/30/2012

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Heat A Factor In Six Deaths In Cook County So Far

The third straight day of triple digit heat has led to the deaths of at least six people, authorities said on Friday.

07/06/2012

Two students were found dead in unrelated incidents at Illinois State University. (CBS)

Multiple Student Deaths Cause Alarm At ISU

After an unusually high number of student deaths this past school year, administrators at Illinois State University in downstate Normal are taking another look at their policies.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Twin 5-month-old siblings Julian (left) and Giselle Romero were found dead in a home in the South Lawndale neighborhood on May 10, 2012. (Family Handout)

Deaths Of Baby Twins In Little Village Under Investigation

A police death investigation was under way Thursday afternoon after 6-month-old twins were found dead at a home in the Little Village neighborhood.

05/10/2012

Mark Clements of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty was among the protesters Thursday who showed up at Chicago City Hall to shed light on the deaths of suspects. (CBS)

Activists Protest Suspects’ Deaths In Police Confrontations

Demonstrators stood outside the mayor’s office to protest police brutality, though most of the alleged cases they cited happened in the suburbs, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

CBS 2–04/26/2012

Two students were found dead in unrelated incidents at Illinois State University. (CBS)

2 Students Deaths At ISU Unrelated: Authorities

In an apparent tragic coincidence, two students were found dead overnight in separate dorms at Illinois State University, according to authorities who immediately ruled out foul play.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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