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Develt Bradford, 52, is charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery for killing a security guard during a robbery at the Aldi in the 9000 block of South Halsted Street on Nov. 10, 2011. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Attorneys: ‘Suicides’ At Police Station Lockup Are Suspicious

The deaths of two police detainees have been ruled suicides, but several local attorneys and activists are calling them suspicious and saying they invoke the memory of disgraced police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Authorities investigate the scene in Emington, where five people were dead Friday. (CBS)

5 Dead In Downstate Town

Five people, including two adults and three children, have been killed in the downstate Illinois community of Emington.

12/16/2011

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

Interlock Devices Credited With Reducing Illinois DUI Deaths

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White attributes the state’s top safety rating from Mothers Against Drunk Driving to widespread use of the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device. As WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody […]

WBBM Newsradio–11/17/2011

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)

Officials: Waterfowl In Chicago Parks Died Of Avian Botulism

The waterfowl that have recently died en masse at the Park District’s McKinley Park, and elsewhere in the Chicago area, were suffering from avian botulism.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

1995 Heat Wave

Lessons Learned From The Deadly 1995 Heat Wave

It was during a July heat wave sixteen years ago when Chicago was shocked by the weather’s toll.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Doran Bloom

Three Dead In Marengo Home Invasion

Three people were killed in a deadly northwest suburban home invasion on Tuesday when a man broke into a home and stabbed three family members, one of whom then fatally shot him.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Photo Of A Frozen Ditch. (AP Photo)

Bartlett Man’s New Year’s Death Caused By Hypothermia

A northwest suburban man who took a drunken fall at his home on New Year’s Day is at least the fifth Cook County resident to die of cold-related causes this winter season.

01/03/2011

Corey Ankum

Fellow Colleagues Remember Fallen Firefighter Killed In Blaze

Two firefighters doing what they loved to do most died today. Their names: Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer.

CBS 2–12/22/2010

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