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Search Scaled Back For Des Plaines Woman Swept Away By River In Indiana

The search for 31-year-old Cathryn McGill, a former Des Plaines woman who was swept away in a river in southwestern Indiana in late December, has been scaled back.

01/13/2014

John H. Reardon (Des Plaines Police)

Police: Des Plaines Man Stabbed His Father During NY Eve Fight

John H. Reardon, 20, of the 900 block of East Rose Ave. in Des Plaines stabbed 62-year-old James Reardon, of the same address, about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 31, according to a report from Des Plaines police.

01/02/2014

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Search Resumes For Suburban Woman Missing In Southern Indiana

Crews in southern Indiana are going back out this morning to search the flooded White River for a 31-year-old woman from northwest suburban Des Plaines, after she was swept away yesterday morning.

12/30/2013

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Des Plaines Woman May Have Been Swept Away By Indiana Flood Waters

Thirty-one-year-old Kathryn McGill of Des Plaines, Ill., went missing Sunday morning after floodwaters swept her husband’s vehicle off of Indiana 257 near southern Indiana’s Pike County and Daviess County line.

12/29/2013

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Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully Terminated

A Cook County judge upheld the termination of a northwest suburban Des Plaines police officer on Friday, overturning an arbitrator’s ruling that the officer, accused of using excessive force against an arrestee and lying about it, should return to work.

12/17/2013

Tens of thousands came to Des Plaines this week to honor the Virgin Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico. (CBS)

Cold Not Stopping Our Lady Of Guadalupe Celebration

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakely reports this is the 25th year for this celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Maryville Academy Shrine in Des Plaines and this one may be the coldest yet.

12/11/2013

Students at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, and sell them at the school's farm stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Garden At School For Troubled Youth Provides Calming Influence

For the past five years, spring and summer for students at Jen School on the campus of Maryville Academy has been garden time – a chance to learn how to grow fruits and vegetables, harvest them, and eat them.

07/19/2013

Tommie Parker, Ronaldo Crawford and Antoine Adams (left to right) have been charged with robbing a Radio Shack in Des Plaines. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Tracking Device Leads Police To Electronics Store Robbers

Three Chicago men accused of robbing a northwest suburban Des Plaines electronics store were ordered held on $250,000 bail Sunday.

07/01/2013

Fountain Blue in Des Plaines features this outdoor event tent. (CBS)

Neighbors Try To Shut Down Banquet Hall Music Tent

With gurgling sprays of water, and a landscape bursting with color, the 6,000-square-foot event tent may look like the perfect place to host a party. But by night people who live nearby say the tent amounts to a very noisy neighbor. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

06/03/2013

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Student Pulled Over And Robbed By Phony Police Officer

A man driving an unmarked white Ford Crown Victoria with interior flashing red and blue lights pulled the student over near Ballard and Bender roads in Des Plaines as she was driving to school around 7:30 a.m. on May 20.

05/23/2013

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Des Plaines Police Looking For Cop Impersonator

Yesterday morning a female student at Maine East says the fake cop stopped her near River and Ballard roads, and that’s not all.

05/21/2013

Area around Big Bend Lake and the Des Plaines River in Des Plaines. Still in flood recovery mode one month after the Great Flood of 2013. (Photo by Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

A Month Later, Many Flood Victims Still Cleaning Up, Making Repairs

It has been one month since major flooding overwhelmed much of the Chicago area, but many of the victims are no closer to being able to return to their homes.

05/17/2013

Sketch of a man who tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl in Maine Township. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Artist Gives Voice To Victims

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports on the collaborative process between victims and police artists that helps nab offenders.

05/03/2013

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Officials Remind Residents To Get Proper Permits For Flood Cleanup Work

Work to repair flood damaged homes in some Chicago suburbs was just beginning on Friday, more than a week after the floods, as water levels were just beginning to fall for some communities.

WBBM Newsradio–04/26/2013

A car is stranded in the middle of a downtown street after being overcome by floodwater in Des Plaines. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Des Plaines Residents On Alert For Flood Scams

Flood stricken Des Plaines residents have more to worry about now.

04/25/2013

Beck was finally able to return to his home he was being evacuated by boat on Friday.  (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Suburban Residents Begin Clean-Up From Flooding

The clean up is underway in Chicago’s suburbs, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

04/23/2013

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Des Plaines Blames Neighbors For Flood Problems

The City of Des Plaines is blaming Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights for some of its flooding problems.

04/21/2013

Flood waters poured into many homes in north suburban Northfield. (Courtesy: Brian Bell)

Red Cross Providing Shelter For 200 Affected By Floods

The American Red Cross has opened seven shelters to provide relief for nearly 200 people who were forced from their homes this week by flooding in Cook, DuPage, Lake, and DeKalb counties.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2013

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Metra Train In Des Plaines

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines on Tuesday.

04/16/2013

Matt Bogusz and his fiancée, Kate, on Election Day in Des Plaines. Bogusz, 26, was elected mayor, the youngest ever in Des Plaines. (Credit: Facebook)

Bogusz Wins Election To Become Youngest Mayor Of Des Plaines

Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Gogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

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