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HIV Outbreak Has Indiana Declaring A Public Health Emergency

Though Indiana Gov. Mike Pence opposes needle exchanges, he’s authorized a needle-exchange program for an Indiana county that’s being ravaged by a HIV outbreak tied to drug use.

03/26/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

New Indiana ‘Religious Liberty’ Law Could Legalize Discrimination Against Gay People, Opponents Say

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders have opposed amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people.

03/26/2015

Debra Michaud (left) and other activists with Tar Sands Free Midwest call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to press oil company BP harder for a full accounting of a 2014 oil spill into Lake Michigan.

Activists Want Emanuel To Press BP For Answers On Oil Spill

Local environmental activists have said they’re not getting the answers they want from City Hall about an oil spill that occurred in northwest Indiana a year ago this week.

03/26/2015

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Guide To March Madness’ Final Four

A quick start travel guide to help prepare you for your trip to the Final Four in Indianapolis.

03/25/2015

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Indiana ‘Right To Try’ Law Gives Terminally Ill Access To Experimental Drugs

Imagine this: you’re terminally ill and your doctors have tried every available drug and nothing works. Now, Indiana is trying to give hope to those who are dying and hopeless.

03/24/2015

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13-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck By Train In Cedar Lake

Jeffrey Bellinger, a student at the Hanover Central Middle School, in Cedar Lake, was walking along the side of a set of CSX railroad tracks Tuesday afternoon, about 200 feet north of the 137th Avenue crossing in Cedar Lake, Ind., when he was struck from behind by a train that was unable to stop.

03/17/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner visits Sawing & Shearing Services, Inc., a Blue Island steel fabrication company considering a move to Indiana, due to workers' compensation costs in Illinois. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Rauner To Visit Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas To Lure Jobs

Gov. Bruce Rauner said he’s going the offensive in an effort to increase the number of jobs in Illinois.

03/13/2015

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Brothers-In-Law Dead In Munster Murder-Suicide

Two brother-in-laws who were involved in a business venture together were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in northwest Indiana on Sunday night.

03/09/2015

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Man Shot And Killed In Munster

Mario Martinez was shot in the 8600 block of Linden Avenue in Munster, Ind., according to the Lake County coroner’s office.

03/09/2015

Smith Bizzell Warner & Son Funeral Home in Gary, Indiana. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Gary Funeral Home Says Former Worker Moved Babies’ Bodies To Ceiling

A funeral home in Gary, Indiana, was explaining why the remains of two unidentified babies were stored in the facility for nearly two decades, and denying rumors the bodies were improperly stored in a ceiling for two years.

03/05/2015

Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home. (Credit: CBS)

Remains Of Two Infants Discovered In Gary Funeral Home

The Lake County, Indiana, Coroner’s office says the bodies of two infants have been found inside a Gary funeral home.

03/04/2015

The Little League team from New Albany, Indiana, lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West, which was later stripped of their title for using ineligible players during tournament play. (Credit: Go Fund Me)

Indiana Team That Lost To JRW Raising Money To Go To 2015 Little League World Series

Saying they feel cheated out of their chance to play in the Little League World Series last summer, the team that lost the Great Lakes regional championship to Jackie Robinson West is raising money to go to next year’s tournament, even if it’s just to watch.

03/04/2015

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17-Year-Old Stabbed To Death In NW Indiana

Alton Bradley was stabbed some time Tuesday near 142nd Avenue and Lauerman Street in Cedar Lake, Ind., according to the Lake County coroner’s office.

03/04/2015

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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

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