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Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

Thief Makes Off With Boy Scouts’ Collection Box

It’s not quite taking candy from a baby, but stealing a Boy Scout troop’s money is still pretty low.

09/12/2014

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Former Red Light Camera Firm CEO Pleads Innocent In Bribery Case

Karen Finley, of Arizona, was indicted last month on nine counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.

09/10/2014

The century-old covered bridge in northwest suburban Long Grove is in need of repair or replacement. (Credit: Facebook)

Long Grove To Decide Fate Of Historic Covered Bridge By Year’s End

The signature 100-year-old covered bridge in northwest suburban Long Grove is due for an overhaul, but the key question for village officials is how much to spend to repair it.

09/09/2014

Surveillance camera footage shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting Marlon Horton on Sept. 7, 2013, outside a CHA building. (Credit: YouTube)

Attorney Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Last Year

Attorneys for an unarmed man who was shot and killed last year by an off-duty Chicago police officer have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting.

09/03/2014

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Pope John Paul II Honored With Statue At Maryhill Cemetery

The free-standing column shows the late pope in carved marble relief over a background view of Chicago, along with blue and gold mosaics of religious icons, and is visible from the road alongside Maryhill Cemetery in Niles.

09/02/2014

A digger pours salt into a waiting truck for use on roads in winter. (Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

After Wicked Winter, Road Salt Prices Nearly Double

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another winter of colder temperatures and heavier snowfall than normal; and, accurate or not, after last year’s brutal winter, keeping road salt stocked is proving to be an expensive effort.

09/02/2014

Officials unveil a monument to the victims of the Burr Oak grave reselling scandal on the grounds of the Alsip. In 2009, authorities discovered hundreds of graves had been dug up, and bodies dumped in mass graves, to resell burial plots. (Credit: Mai Martinez/CBS)

Burr Oak Monument Honors Victims Of Burial Scandal

After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.

08/29/2014

George Serena dressed up as a drop of blood two years ago, when he donated his 138th pint of blood. He's up to 151 as of Aug. 12, 2014. (Credit: Facebook)

Palatine Man Donates 151st Pint Of Blood

George Serena, who was honored Tuesday at LifeSource in Arlington Heights as he extended his arm for pint 151, said “it’s just like getting your oil changed.”

08/12/2014

Lollapalooza fans line Michigan Avenue as they wait for the gates to open for the first day of the 3-day music festival at Grant Park. (Credit: CBS)

Lollapalooza Tickets Still Available Through Brokers

Lollapalooza might be sold out, and officials have said they expect 300,000 people to attend the three-day music festival, but many tickets were still in the hands of ticket brokers on Friday.

08/01/2014

The Muon g-2 particle storage ring, a 50-foot electromagnet weighing 17 tons, is the centerpiece of a dark matter experiment at Fermilab. (Credit: Fermilab)

Fermilab Installs Huge Magnet For Dark Matter Experiment

A 50-foot, 17-ton electromagnet settled into its new home at Fermilab on Thursday, where it will prepare to start searching for dark matter after a couple years of tweaking.

08/01/2014

An alligator snapping turtle raised by Illinois students, and later released in a nature preserve in southern Illinois. (Credit: Diaz Media)

Whitney Young Students Help Raise, Release Snapping Turtles

Whitney Young Magnet High School students had their hands full in southern Illinois on Friday, as they helped release endangered turtles students from across the state had adopted and raised for seven months.

07/25/2014

An Israeli soldier inspects the damage at an house that was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014, in the Israeli city of Yahud, some 15 kms east of Tel-Aviv. The UN chief and Washington's top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo to push for an end to violence in Gaza that has killed more than 590 Palestinians. (Photo credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

FAA Bans All Flights To Israel After Rocket Attack

Shortly after at least four major airlines cancelled flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, the Federal Aviation Administration has banned all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for 24 hours, in the wake of a report of a rocket attack near Ben Gurion Airport.

07/22/2014

Drunk driver

Riverside Police Chief Wants Stiffer Punishment For Habitual Drunk Drivers

After a man whose license has been revoked seven times in the past was arrested for drunk driving for the fourth time last weekend, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said it was the last straw.

07/18/2014

A man stands next to the wreckage of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, in rebel-held east Ukraine, on July 17, 2014. (Photo credit: DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Aviaton Expert: Officials Will Want Answers Soon On Ukraine Plane Crash

An aviation expert from Chicago said speed is of the essence for investigators trying to determine the cause of a Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine on Thursday.

07/17/2014

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (ALEXANDRE FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

World Trade Center Beam Hauled To Chicago Area For Memorial

A cluster of motorcycles has escorted a concrete-encrusted World Trade Center beam into the Chicago area, for storage until a heroes museum is built north of the city.

07/17/2014

Sample of a gender-neutral restroom sign. (Credit: Addictinginfo.org)

Northwestern Getting Two New Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Transgender students at Northwestern University will be getting their own separate bathrooms in the a heavily used student center on the school’s Evanston campus.

07/17/2014

Chicago vehicle sticker (Credit: Chicago City Clerk)

Deadline Here For Chicago Vehicle Stickers

If you haven’t purchased a city vehicle sticker yet, you’d better get to City Hall this afternoon, or face up to $260 in late fees and fines starting Wednesday.

07/15/2014

A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck Facility

A tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.

07/09/2014

(credit: Navy Pier)

Navy Pier Hits Crowd Capacity For Fireworks Show

If you’re planning to head to Navy Pier to watch the July 4th fireworks show Friday night, you better be there already.

07/04/2014

One of two rows of meat packing buildings on Fulton Market, just west of the Loop. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Fulton Market Owners Fight City Hall Plan For Landmark District

Business owners in the city’s trendy Fulton Market area were urging the Emanuel administration to drop plans to designate the district as a city landmark, and turn the wholesale market into a tourist-oriented farmers market like Pike Place in Seattle.

07/02/2014

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