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Jazmine Longoria was reunited with her older brother, Argenis, on Thursday. (CBS/Mike Krauser)

Immigration Authorities Allow Detainee To Donate Kidney To Sister

Jazmine Longoria was reunited with her older brother, Argenis, on Thursday outside the immigration court building in the South Loop just after his release.

05/21/2015

Jazmin Longoria-Lara (CBS)

Man Facing Deportation Allowed To Stay To Donate Kidney To Sister

The pleas of a 23-year-old Chicago woman in need of a kidney have been answered, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

05/20/2015

A South Chicago resident's car is stuck in ice. (CBS/Roseanne Tellez)

City Crews Get Icy Reception After Water Leak Freezes Block

Residents of an ice-encased block in a South Side neighborhood say their calls to the city went unanswered until CBS 2 began making inquiries.

02/27/2015

An Archer Heights sidewalk is covered in snow and ice more than two weeks after a blizzard. (CBS)

Blizzard Long Gone, But Snow And Ice Remain On Sidewalks

Sidewalks around 51st and Karlov remain encrusted with ice and snow, forcing pedestrians to use the street. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

02/20/2015

A wheelchair-user tries to navigate a snowy sidewalk Thursday. (CBS)

Lingering Snow, Ice Present Obstacles To People With Disabilities

It’s hard enough navigating snow-clogged streets and sidewalks when you don’t have a disability. When you have one, it can be very difficult to get around, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/05/2015

Water leaking from underground froze into a huge sheet of ice on the 8900 block of South Eggleston Avenue. Neighbors said the leak went unfixed for weeks before city crews showed up to fix the problem. (Credit: Sharnia Lashley)

Water Leak Creates Icy Mess On Washington Heights Street

After losing patience with the city, due to weeks of waiting for someone to fix an underground water leak that turned their street into an icy mess, residents on a block in the Washington Heights neighborhood finally got the relief they sought on Wednesday.

01/14/2015

CTA crews had to clear thick ice from the elevated tracks for the Brown Line and Purple Line near Armitage. The tracks were coated with ice from water used to douse an extra-alarm blaze at a vacant old school building next to the tracks. (Credit: CTA)

Brown, Purple Line Service Back To Normal After Disruption From Lincoln Park Fire

Elevated train service on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines was suspended for nearly six hours Tuesday morning between the North Side and the Loop as firefighters put out an extra-alarm fire at a 124-year-old shuttered school in Lincoln Park.

11/18/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Panel OKs $5M Settlement In Severed Leg Case

First Deputy Corporation Counsel Leslie Darling told the Finance Committee that 24-year-old Edwin Hill was severely injured while waiting for a bus on the South Side in November 2008.

04/28/2014

This car left in a parking lot is now trapped by ice. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Bronzeville Couple’s Car Fused To Ice Block

CBS 2’s Chris Martinez talked to the owners, who say nothing has been done — after multiple complaints to the city.

02/28/2014

(Credit: Kenneth Colbert)

Chicago Home Surrounded By Ice After Broken Water Pipe Goes Unfixed

CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports if you have to walk along West 87th Street and Union, tread very carefully. Part of this block is Chicago’s version of Ice Station Zebra.

02/27/2014

Satellite image of ice coverage on Lake Michigan on Feb. 26, 2014. (Credit: NOAA)

Coast Guard Prepares For More Rescues On Icy Lake

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Calumet Harbor have been training today for what they expect will be an increase in lake rescues in a season that’s already seen more people on the ice or in the water than usual.

02/27/2014

Kristin Shtulberg and her infant daughter. (CBS)

Melting Ice Crashes Through Window, Raining Glass Shards Onto Mom, Baby

Kristin Shtulberg was nursing her 5-week-old daughter near a window when a massive buildup of ice collapsed. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

02/20/2014

Wheelchair file photo (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Brutal Winter Has Been Extra Tough On The Disabled

If you think you’ve been having a tough time getting around this winter in all the snow, ice, slush, and now rain; just imagine what it’s like for the disabled.

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Thin ice on Lake Michigan. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Fire Dept. Issues Warning To Stay Off The Ice

The Chicago Fire Department is warning for anybody near any body of water these days to stay off the ice, especially with the warm-up and rain coming Thursday. But not everybody’s listening.

02/19/2014

A suburban stormwater drain (CBS)

With Thawing Expected, Officials Urge Residents To Keep Street Drains Clear

Rising temperatures are expected to cause melting this week.

02/17/2014

Road Salt

Warming On Way: How Much Snow Will Melt?

Looking ahead to next week, Chicago will get a welcome relief with temperatures expected above freezing for several days in a row.

02/14/2014

Road Salt

Salt Helping Keep Roads Safe, But It Could Be Hurting Your Car

Road salt frequently can cause damage to cars by creating rust, although newer cars are much better protected against oxidation.

02/12/2014

The ice breaker Biscayne Bay. (Credit: CBS)

Coast Guard Sends Ice Breaker To Southern Lake Michigan

The Commander acknowledges there’s some irony in the name: Biscayne Bay, for a Coast Guard ice breaker which is moored at Navy Pier.

02/12/2014

Cars stuck in ice in Albany Park. (Credit: CBS)

City Crews Free Cars From Ice Days After Water Main Break

City crews freed cars stuck in the ice for days after a water main break in the Albany Park neighborhood.

02/11/2014

CBS 2's Brad Edwards interviews a resident whose car has gotten stuck in her Kenwood aley. (CBS)

Residents Complain The City Has Forgotten Their Frozen Alley

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards visits with residents of North Kenwood, where one icy alley has trapped many a vehicle.

02/10/2014

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