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Chicago’s Gun Problem — There Are Too Many

Despite comparable resources to other big city’s, Chicago’s violence continues to outpace the likes of New York and Los Angeles — why?

02/27/2015

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Northwestern Powers Past Indiana, 72-65

Tre Demps scored 23 points and sparked a decisive second half run.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

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Large HIV Outbreak In Indiana Linked To Painkiller Abuse

An outbreak of HIV cases in far south east Indiana has been traced largely to addicts using a powerful painkiller.

02/25/2015

The aftermath of a fatal car wreck in northwest Indiana on Sunday morning. | Indiana State Police

1 Killed In NW Indiana Car Wreck

A person was found dead after a fiery car wreck in northwest Indiana on Sunday morning.

02/22/2015

Police from multiple agencies were on the scene of a standoff at a home in Griffith, Ind., on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

NW Indiana Standoff Ends; Girl Rescued, Suspect Dead

A tense standoff at a home in northwest Indiana came to an end after nearly six hours Friday morning, when police brought a girl out of the house, and announced the suspect who was inside was dead.

02/20/2015

Despite efforts to beautify Broadway Street in the old downtown section of Gary still resembles a ghost town with its abandoned stores and little pedestrian and automobile traffic. (Photo credit should read SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gary Survey Finds 6,300 Vacant Homes; 550 Vacant Businesses

The city of Gary has completed a long project to survey the state of housing and other buildings, and found many are in very bad shape.

02/18/2015

Temperatures Drop Near Zero Degrees In Chicago

Light Snow To Follow Dangerously Bitter Cold In Chicago

A National Weather Service wind chill advisory for northern Illinois and Indiana went into effect at 8 p.m. Saturday and is slated to run until 9 a.m. Sunday.

02/14/2015

Darren Vann, suspected serial killer. Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Two More Victims Of Accused Gary Serial Killer Identified

Sonya Billingsley, 53, and Tanya Gatlin, 27, were both identified using DNA traces from the abandoned building at 413 E. 43rd Ave. in Gary, Ind. they were found in last October, according to a statement from the Lake County Coroner’s office. Both women were last known to live in Gary.

02/13/2015

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Woman Who Fought For Same-Sex Marriage In Indiana Dies Of Cancer

A 38-year-old Munster, Indiana, woman who led the way last year for legalizing same-sex marriage in Indiana has died of ovarian cancer.

02/08/2015

Workers on strike outside the BP plant in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Workers At Whiting BP Plant Go On Strike

Workers are picketing at oil plants across the country including in Whiting, Indiana. They tell CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross the strike is not about wages, but safety.

02/08/2015

Kelly Baumgartner, of Florida, posted a photo of herself on Facebook as part of her effort to find her birth mother. She's holding a sign that includes details she knows about her birth mother, and Baumgartner's contact information. (Credit: Kelley Baumgartner/Facebook)

Woman Born In Indiana Using Facebook To Find Birth Mom

Kelley Baumgartner of Jacksonville, Florida, posted a photo of herself to Facebook last Saturday in hopes of finding the woman who gave birth to her. The sign she’s holding in the photo includes the details she knows about her birth mother. It also lists her contact information and urges others to share the post.

02/06/2015

A Gary, Indiana resident passes a row of abandoned storefronts on Broadway Street in the old downtown section of Gary.  America's former murder capital, 02 March 2001. The old (Photo credit should read SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Award $500K Grant To Gary For Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan

The city plans to use the grant to attract even more investments through a hyper-local approach to addressing problems in the University Park East neighborhood,

01/16/2015

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Indiana Toll Road Closed For 23 Miles After Multiple Crashes

A 23-mile stretch of the Indiana Toll Road has been shut down in both directions, after a string of accidents involving semi-trailer trucks.

01/09/2015

An Indiana man was killed in a fatal three-truck crash early Friday on the Borman Expressway in Gary. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

One Trucker Killed, One Charged In Borman Crash

An Indiana trucker driving for UPS was killed and a Chicago trucker ticketed following a fatal three-truck crash on the Borman Expressway in northwest Indiana early Friday.

01/09/2015

Harold W. Gielow Jr. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Deputy, 2 Others Injured In Scuffle In Porter County

A Porter County deputy and a bystander who tried to help him were both injured in a scuffle with a man “acting irrationally” in northwest Indiana on Thursday.

01/09/2015

Surveillance photo of the suspet who robbed a Fifth Third Bank branch Dec. 8 in Cary. (Photo from the FBI)

Man Suspected In Three Bank Robberies Strikes Again

The most recent robbery happened Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bank branch at 10705 Broadway in Crown Point, according to the FBI.

01/08/2015

A woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Indiana Lawmakers To Consider Imposing New Safeguards, Taxes On E-Cigarettes

Republican state Rep. Ed Clere of New Albany said Friday the bill he’ll sponsor is aimed at combatting the growing use of e-cigarettes among Indiana’s youth.

01/02/2015

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Flu Season At Epidemic Level; High Levels In Illinois, Indiana, And Wisconsin

The CDC says 22 states are seeing high levels of illness — including Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin — up from 13 states a week earlier.

12/31/2014

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Infant Returned Unharmed After Hobart Kidnapping

An infant who had been reported kidnapped Sunday night in northwest Indiana was returned unharmed about four hours later, with the aid of a regional SWAT team, police said.

12/29/2014

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Investigators: Police Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Elderly Man

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force has determined police officers in Lake Station, Indiana, were justified when they shot and killed an elderly man who pointed a shotgun at them, and a report sheds some light on what appeared to have been a “suicide by cop.”

12/12/2014

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