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A freight train derailed near Fort Wayne, Ind., on March 27, 2012. Some of the cars were carrying molten sulfur, which sparked a large fire and resulted in major delays for Amtrak passengers traveling from the East Coast to Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Indiana Freight Train Derailment Snarls Amtrak Traffic

A freight train derailment in Indiana caused some travel trouble for people headed to Chicago on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Jackson, Civil Rights Leaders Call For Arrest Of Man Who Shot Trayvon Martin

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were joined Monday by civil rights leaders, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who called for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed Martin one month ago.

CBS 2–03/26/2012

Justin Jachimiec, 22, is charged with two counts of felony fleeing and eluding, and one count of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He allegedly taped himself popping wheelies, speeding past police, riding on the sidewalk and pulling other dangerous stunts in Orland Park. (Credit: Orland Park Police)

Biker Who Dubbed Himself ‘Orland Ghost Rider’ Arrested

He calls himself the “Orland Ghost Rider” and gets his thrills speeding, ignoring stop signs, and mocking police. Police finally caught up with Justin Jachimiec of Orland Park and have evidence of his dangerous stunts thanks to a helmet camera he wore.

CBS 2–03/21/2012

Daniella Kinnard's mother nearly gave her an overdose of prescription medication because it was mislabeled with the incorrect dosage. (Credit: CBS)

Mislabeled Prescription Almost Resulted In Overdose For Elgin Child

If you have a sick child, you expect the prescription medicine to have the proper directions about how much medication to give, right? An Elgin mother recently began to give her sick daughter her medicine, and then discovered a mistake that could have caused her to give her child an overdose.

CBS 2–03/06/2012

The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Moves G8 Summit From Chicago To Camp David

In a surprise move, the White House has announced the upcoming G8 summit will be moved from Chicago to Camp David. The NATO summit scheduled for the same weekend will stay in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2012

James Rojas says he was cleared of unpaid parking tickets, but the city is still seizing his Illinois tax return refund. (CBS)

Another Motorist Says Chicago Is Wrongly Seizing His State Tax Refund

The city of Chicago is going after the state income-tax refunds of drivers who haven’t paid parking fines. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman talks with one man who says he was wrongly targeted.

03/01/2012

Alyssa Seyller, 4, has won three beauty pageants. (Credit: CBS)

Kids’ Beauty Pageants Gain Popularity, Draw Concern

Trophies and tiaras at very young ages; kids’ pageants have become very popular, but if your daughter wanted to be in one, would you say yes? Should you say yes? CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman takes a look.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Parking Ticket

City Starts Collecting Unpaid Fines By Seizing State Tax Refunds

Chicago taxpayers are starting to get the bad news: no state income tax refund for you. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, thousands could see their refunds disappear, because of unpaid city fines.

CBS 2–02/28/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers (D-4th)

Beavers: Feds Charged Me Because I Wouldn’t Wear A Wire

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was indicted Thursday on allegations he failed to pay income taxes on tens of thousands of dollars of campaign cash that he used for personal reasons, but he claimed the feds targeted him because he refused to wear a wire targeting fellow Commissioner John Daley.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Attorneys: Autopsy Shows Police Brutality Caused North Chicago Man’s Death

It’s been months since a 45-year-old man died one week after North Chicago police officers allegedly beat him during an arrest, but Lake County authorities have yet to issue an autopsy report. Attorneys said Wednesday an independent autopsy proves Darrin Hanna died from police brutality.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

Gina Mershon of Romeoville received a letter from Chase Bank that contained detailed credit card information for other Chase customers. The bank admitted its mistake and said they're correcting the error. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Gets Letter From Bank With Others’ Credit Card Numbers

Fraudsters live for the kind of envelope a Romeoville woman got in the mail. She said it was filled with detailed account information, from other people.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

Missing Woman Body

North Barrington Woman’s Body Found; Police Suspect Suicide

Police have discovered the body of a missing Barrington woman in a wooded area just yards away from a road in Lake County, not far from where she was last seen earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Rahm Emanuel Taxes

Owe A Fine? City May Target Tax Refunds To Pay Them

The City of Chicago is targeting state tax returns to recoup some of the millions of dollars in unpaid parking and red-light camera tickets.

02/14/2012

Ex-teammates of the Loyola University volleyball team say they were cut in retaliation. (CBS)

Former Loyola Volleyball Players Say They Were Cut As Retaliation

Several members of the Loyola University volleyball team say they were cut from the program as retaliation after they protested a coach.

02/09/2012

A large tube-style TV fell on the head of a 1-year-old boy on Feb. 7, 2012, after toppling from the piece of furniture behind it in this photo. The boy later died of his injuries. (Credit: CBS)

1-Year-Old Boy Killed By Falling Television

A 1-year-old boy was killed Tuesday afternoon when a 50-inch TV fell on his head on the Far South Side.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Kathie LaFond reacts to a judge's comments that she helped cause her son's 2010 death in a car wreck. (CBS)

Mom: Judge Wrong To Blame Me For DUI Wreck That Killed My Son

Kathie LaFond wasn’t tried for her son’s death, but a published report says a judge threw blame her way. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

01/23/2012

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Lincolnwood Residents Blast School Spending After Taxpayer Probe

It’s a small suburban school district that some say is spending big money on things like Chicago hotel rooms, fancy meals and a luxury car. As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, residents in Lincolnwood took it upon themselves to get the dirt on how school officials have been spending their money.

CBS 2–01/18/2012

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Flights Canceled At Midway & O’Hare

After cancelling all flights most of Thursday afternoon due to the snowstorm, Southwest Airlines resumed a full flight schedule at Midway International Airport at 6 p.m.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Groupon founder and CEO Andrew Mason talks to correspondent Lesley Stahl on CBS's "60 Minutes." (Credit: CBS)

Groupon CEO Talks To ’60 Minutes’

Just a few short years ago, Chicago-based Groupon burst onto the Internet. Now, CEO Andrew Mason is talking to CBS’s 60 Minutes about his company’s success.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Got The Sniffles? Maybe You Shouldn’t Drive, Study Says

A new study says driving with a bad cold might be like getting behind the wheel under the influence. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

01/05/2012

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