COMING UP @12:30: Authorities To Provide Update In Fox Lake Officer Shooting Investigation

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Reward Offered For Information On Attacker In Willowbrook Home Invasion, Sexual Assault

Illinois Crime Commission Chief Jerry Elsner says they put up the reward because this crime was so vicious.


Jimmy Carter spoke for about 45 minutes and then returned to take pictures. (Credit: Elizabeth Carlson).

Batavia Woman Travels To Plains, Ga. To Pay Tribute To Cancer Stricken Former President

Elizabeth Carlson says in a matter of 24 hours, she and a friend flew to Atlanta, drove to Plains, slept in their car and witnessed something she calls surreal and inspiring.


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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field’s Quick Change

It takes a lot of work to put on a concert at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2015

The Roselle location, it's become the oldest and largest continually operating family winery in the state, manufacturing up to 100 different kinds of wines. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Lynfred Winery

(CBS) — It’s harvest time at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. “Right now is when we’re really going into our busiest time in the wine cellar,” said Christina Anderson-Heller, marketing director for Lynfred Winery. The 24,000 […]


The three names join 571 other names already etched in the granite wall on the west side of the park.
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Names Of Three Fallen Officers Added To Gold Star Police Memorial

Family and friends of three fallen officers were on hand at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park to unveil the newest names to the wall of honor.


Dyett High School. (Credit: CBS)

Dyett Parents’ Hunger Strike Enters Day 9

A group of South Side parents and activists have begun their ninth day of a hunger strike, as they demand the Chicago Board of Education accept their plan to turn Dyett High School into a global leadership and green technology academy.


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Behind The Plate: Cubs’ Longest-Tenured Coach

Lester Strode is the longest-tenured Cubs coach, having served under eight different managers.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

Dirty Dancing plays at the Cadillac Palace Theatre until August 30.  (Credit: Broadway in Chicago.)

Cult Classic Film Comes To The Musical Stage

Baby, Johnny and the summer of 1963 are back but this time the story of Dirty Dancing is playing out on stage in Chicago.


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Feds Offering Emergency Loans To Most Illinois Farmers After Extensive Flooding

Farmers in every county in Illinois except one have been made eligible to receive low-interest loans from the federal government, to help them recover from extensive damage caused by flooding.


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Harvey Settles Lawsuit Over Mishandled Rape Cases

The city of Harvey has settled a series of lawsuits stemming from rape kits that went untested for years.


Mayor Emanuel speaking on the reinstatement of express bus service on Ashland and Western avenues. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

CTA Bringing Back Express Bus Service On Ashland, Western Avenues

The CTA ended the express service on the #9 Ashland and #49 Western routes in 2010 as part of budget cuts but now the routes are back.


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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field’s Storytellers

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a bright sunny morning at Wrigley Field, and dozens of eager baseball fans wait under the famous marquee to enter one of the game’s most hallowed grounds. “Good morning everyone, welcome […]

CBS Chicago–08/17/2015

Illinois State Capitol

State Halts Creation Of New Local Taxing Bodies

Gov. Bruce Rauner, who made consolidating the state’s massive number of local government bodies a prominent piece of his agenda, has signed legislation to impose a moratorium on the creation of any new taxing bodies in Illinois.


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The NFL Draft Is Returning To Chicago In 2016

The draft will be held from April 28-30.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2015

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Behind The Plate: Cancer Survivor Lester Encouraging Kids To “Never Quit”

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was just 22 years old when he was called up to the big leagues. During his rookie year in 2006, he was also diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. He says it was reality check.


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Health Officials Urge College Students To Get Mumps Vaccination After Outbreak At U Of I

State health officials are warning parents to get their college students vaccinated against mumps after an outbreak at the University of Illinois.


Halloween Gathering artistic director Mark Kelly said the day will end with a nighttime parade down Columbus Drive. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

City To Host First Ever Halloween Parade On Columbus Drive

Hoping to turn Halloween into Chicago’s next big thing, Michigan Avenue businesses and city officials have announced a first of its kind festival and nighttime parade this October.


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Behind The Plate: Inside Wrigley’s Manual Scoreboard

Meet Darryl Wilson, the man running the Wrigley Field manual scoreboard.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2015

Rubenstein plays Pippin's father, King Charlemagne. (Credit: Broadway In Chicago)

Original “Pippin” Back In Chicago For Musical Revival

For 50 years, John Rubenstein has been a familiar face on stage, in movies and on television but he’s also known for creating the original role of Pippin in 1972.


Lillie Therieau sifts through dirt as part of archeology class at Lake Forest College. 
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Students Digging Up Historical Artifacts At Gold Coast Site

The grounds of the historic Charnley Persky House on the corner of Astor and Schiller has been the scene of an archeological dig for the past four weeks.