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5 Day Trips Near Chicago To Do Before The Kids Go Back To School

Pack up the car and travel for a day of fun, history and outdoor activities with your kids with these five destinations near Chicago.


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Police Investigate Infant Death, Fire In Kenosha

Kenosha police say a male suspect is in custody and being treated for smoke inhalation following the Tuesday evening incident. Police responded to a domestic violence report at the home Tuesday and found the infant with unspecified injuries. The child died at a hospital.


M.L. Terrell Dale (Kenosha Police)

Man Suspected Of Fatally Shooting Gurnee Woman In Kenosha Tavern Turns Self In

M.L. Terrell Dale, 24, of Kenosha, was wanted on a warrant in connection with a shooting at 1:45 a.m. Saturday inside the Shenanigans Tavern.


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Gurnee Woman Shot To Death At Kenosha Bar

Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin are looking for a gunman who walked into a bar and started shooting.


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Boyfriend Of Woman Found Dead In Car Charged With Murder

A Wisconsin man has been charged with murder after his girlfriend was found beaten to death in the trunk of a car Sunday night near the Chicago Greyhound Station on the Near West Side.


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DUI Charge For Driver In Crash That Destroyed Home In Hainesville

A Kenosha man who reportedly was driving under the influence has been identified as the driver in Friday’s crash in Hainesville that left a home destroyed by fire,


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Waterspouts Spotted Over Lake Michigan

Police in Kenosha, Wis. reported a large water spout over Lake Michigan on Thursday.



Best Weekend Getaways In The Chicago Area

Whether you’re looking for a low-key spot to relax or something interesting and new, there are several spots around Chicago close enough for a weekend recharge.


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Kenosha Police Seeking Info On Man Wanted For Questioning On Shooting

The Kenosha Police Department is seeking information is seeking information on the whereabouts of Lamarkous D. Washington.


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2 Investigators: Car Dealer Sells SUV To Blind Man

An elderly, dying, man was visited by a car dealer and ended up with a vehicle and a big loan. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigated the family member and dealership involved in this deal.


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Metra Train Fatally Strikes Pedestrian On North Side

A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian at the Ravenswood station Tuesday afternoon on the North Side.


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Bond Raised For Teacher Accused Of Molesting 4 Girls

Bond was increased to $250,000 on Friday for a Round Lake Beach elementary school teacher accused of molesting four girls, after prosecutors told a Lake County judge there could be more victims.


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Just Where Is The Bears-Packers Fan Dividing Line?

The dividing line between Bears fans and Packers fans is not as clear cut as the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

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Driver Of Snowmobile Hit By Metra Train Near Kenosha

A man on a snowmobile hit by a Kenosha-bound Metra train Wednesday night was taken into custody after police found him running away from the crash.


Chicago Bears fans won't like this display at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, Wisc. (CBS)

Border Wars! Cheesy Anti-Bears Comments Fly In Kenosha

Allegiances are split among the denizens of Kenosha, Wisc. between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, the teams that go head to head in a classic showdown this weekend.


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Homes Damaged In Kenosha Explosion

An explosion rocked a neighborhood in Kenosha overnight, leveling one home and damaging several others.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011