Hoffman Estates

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Walsh Not Apologizing For Comments About Duckworth’s Military Service

Republican Congressman Joe Walsh isn’t apologizing for his statement that Democratic rival Tammy Duckworth seems to talk too much about her military service record.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

An honor guard carries the U.S. flag in the Independence Day parade in Hoffman Estates on July 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Show Goes On For 4th Of July, Despite The Heat

Wednesday’s heat and humidity didn’t stop the 4th of July parade in Hoffman Estates, where four towns were coming together to celebrate the nation’s birthday.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2012

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In Tight Times, 4 Municipalities Team Up For Fireworks

Hoffman Estates is partnering with two communities and a township to do fireworks this year at the Sears Centre. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


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Veterans’ Museum Could Be Coming To Hoffman Estates

Northwest suburban Hoffman Estates could soon be the home of a new veterans’ museum.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

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Elderly Hoffman Estates Man Dies In Blaze At His Home

A 90-year-old man died early Sunday in a fire at his home in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.


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DCFS Investigating Death Of 4-Month-Old Girl

Hoffman Estates police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old Mount Prospect girl who officials say might have died from shaken baby syndrome Saturday afternoon.


Allen Fernandez, 11, died on April 21, 2012, after he was found in a forest preserve near his Hoffman Estates home, with a puncture wound to his chest. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Cops Signal Hoffman Estates Boy Died From ‘Tragic Accident’

The bizarre death of an 11-year old boy from Hoffman Estates, who suffered a puncture wound to the chest, appears to be a “tragic accident,” authorities said Monday.


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Hairstylist’s Action May Have Saved Client’s Life

A longtime hairstylist is being honored by Hoffman Estates police for helping save an elderly client’s life.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2012

David Shotkoski was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1985. He was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in 1995 while he was in spring training. (Family Photo)

Murder Victim’s Parents Angry Killer Set Free 10 Years Early

A convicted killer was let out of a Florida prison Tuesday, 10 years earlier than expected. The man he murdered was a Chicago native his parents said they’re shocked and angry to hear the news of the killer’s release.

CBS 2–04/03/2012

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Sears Holdings To Close 5 Illinois Stores

The stores to be shuttered are a Sears in Alton, a Sears Grand/Essentials in McHenry and three K-Marts — in Oak Lawn, Zion and Peru.


Banners hanging outside the Sears store on State Street in downtown Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Sears To Lay Off 100 Employees At Hoffman Estates HQ

Sears announced Thursday that 100 people will be laid off at its Hoffman Estates headquarters, despite millions of dollars in forthcoming income and property tax incentives.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

A couple of youngsters play at Gigi's Playhouse, an organization for the families of children with Down syndrome. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Gigi’s Playhouse

From afar, it looks like any other playroom. Kids are laughing — enjoying their toys, books, and each other. But take a closer look and you will see that all of these kids are special. They all have Down syndrome, CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.


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No Charges For Hoffman Estates Teacher Who Took In Student

There will be no criminal charges against a former Hoffman Estates High School teacher who quit her job under fire for allowing a student to live with her.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

A Baby Jesus statue was returned to its nativity scene on Dec. 29, 2011, eight years after it was stolen from a family's yard in Inverness. Someone had found it in their yard in Hoffman Estates and turned it into police, who didn't find the rightful owners until after Christmas 2011. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Stolen ‘Baby Jesus’ Statue Returned To Owners After 8 Years

A “Baby Jesus” figure is back with its Nativity scene, after being stolen eight years ago.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

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Hoffman Estates Teen Fights To Clear Name Of Teacher He Lived With

A teenager who lived with one of his high school teachers until the school found out in September is trying to clear the teacher’s name.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

The headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation rises above the trees on the company's corporate campus in Hoffman Estates. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Quinn: No Bidding War To Keep Sears

Governor Pat Quinn says he’s confident Sears will stay in Illinois but won’t get into a bidding war to keep the retailer in the Chicago suburbs.


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Hoffman Estates Teacher Quits After Living With Student

A Hoffman Estates High School teacher has quit her job after being suspended for not letting officials know she was living with a student.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

Petland released video images showing suspects who allegedly stole an 8-week-old kitten earlier this week. (Petland)

Video Shows Couple Stealing Kitten From Pet Store

A couple brazenly stole an eight-week-old kitten from a northwest suburban pet store earlier this week – a crime captured on surveillance video.


The headquarters of Sears Holding Corporation rises above the trees on the company's corporate campus in Hoffman Estates. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

School District 300 Head Offers Alternative To Keep Sears In Illinois

A northwest suburban school superintendent is trying to keep Sears headquarters in his district with a more evenhanded approach than hundreds of protestors who don’t care if Sears stays or goes.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Students To Rally At Capitol To Oppose Tax Break For Sears

Staff, parents and students from School District 300 in the northwestern suburbs were headed to Springfield on Monday to tell lawmakers they oppose extending existing tax incentives to keep Sears headquarters in Hoffman Estates.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011