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State Sen. Annazette Collins (left) has demanded an apology from Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (right) for comparing her to convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. White has said he won't apologize. (Credit: CBS)

White Won’t Apologize For Comparing Collins To Blago; Collins Won’t Sue

They were once allies, but now Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and State Sen. Annazette Collins (D-Chicago) are at odds. Collins is threatening to sue White for libel for comparing her to convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

Private detectives said Valentine's Day is a busy day for tracking down cheaters. If you suspect the one you love is cheating on you, you can also use any number of gadgets, like a recording device hidden in a teddy bear, to spy on your spouse or significant other. (Credit: CBS)

Valentine’s Day A Busy Day For Private Eyes

We all know florists are super busy on Valentine’s Day, but did you know it’s also a busy holiday for private investigators? CBS 2’s Mai Martinez spent the day with a Chicago private detective on the hunt for cheaters.

CBS 2–02/14/2012

Keenan Cahill performs in a YouTube video with 50 Cent. (YouTube)

York High Sophomore Living His ‘Teenage Dream’ On YouTube

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez talks with Keenan Cahill, the Internet lip-synching sensation who has joined some of his favorite performers in music videos.

02/12/2012

Josiah Pickard Elementary School (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Complaints Filed Against Pilsen Principal

Allegations were coming to light on Tuesday against the principal of a Chicago public school in the Pilsen neighborhood. Teachers have filed dozens of complaints against the man in his five years as principal.

CBS 2–02/07/2012

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Chicago Teen Using Laughs To Cope With Cancer

They say laughter is the best medicine, and a Chicago father-son duo is really put that old adage to the test.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

An Elgin Police Department squad car on patrol. (Credit: CBS)

Elgin Police Focus Efforts On Spike In Burglaries

Crime in Elgin is at a 40-year low, but police said they’re also seeing a dramatic spike in burglaries, which shot up 31 percent last year.

CBS 2–01/26/2012

Chicago Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Trial Underway For Man Charged With Killing Cop In 2008

The trial of an accused cop killer got underway Monday with emotional and graphic testimony.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

Vandals broke the windshield of Cory Morgan's car in Elgin on Jan. 2, 2012, as well as the rear window of her SUV. Her car windows have been broken three times since August 2011. Possibly two dozen more cars in the neighborhood have been vandalized over the past five months. (Credit: CBS)

Elgin Community Plagued By Vandals Breaking Car Windows

Are people being targeted by vandals in one suburban neighborhood or are they just innocent victims? That’s the question Elgin police are trying to figure out after several cars were vandalized Monday – and it wasn’t the first time.

CBS 2–01/03/2012

Temperatures were near 50 degrees in some parts of the Chicago area on Dec. 26, 2011, bringing plenty of joggers, cyclists and even fishermen to the lakefront to enjoy the unusually warm winter weather. (Credit: CBS)

Old Man Winter Must Have Hit The Snooze Button

It’s the day after Christmas, but it seems like someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter, because neither snow nor temperatures see to be falling. He must have hit the snooze button when winter officially started a few days ago, because the weather has been more like autumn.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Thanks to two youngsters, Owen Payton, 5, was enjoying his special "adaptive" bike on Saturday. (CBS)

Boy Gets Special Bike For Christmas, Thanks To Giving Youngsters

Out in the western suburbs, Christmas came a day early for one little boy with special needs. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

12/24/2011

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Prosecutors Working On Plea Deal For Wrigleyville Bomb Suspect

A plea deal was in the works on Tuesday for a man accused of trying to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field on the night of a Dave Matthews Band concert last year.

12/20/2011

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‘Locked Debit Card’ Text Alerts Are Fake

If you’re one of the millions of people who use banking text alerts, beware. Suspicious text messages went out to cell phones across Chicago this weekend warning of “locked debit cards.” But as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, it’s just a new take on an old scam.

12/19/2011

Thieves stole four decorative kick plates from the doors of The Pattington, a North Side condo building, on the day after Thanksgiving. (Credit: CBS)

North Side Thieves Targeting Kick Plates On Doors

We’ve heard of thieves targeting manhole covers, cooper pipes and wiring, even aluminum benches to sell to scrap yards for quick cash. But now there’s a new hot item catching their eyes: decorative kick plates on the bottom of doors.

CBS 2–12/05/2011

Cuban-American Alberto Gonzales looks forward to traveling to Havana. (CBS)

Chicago-To-Havana Flights Spark Interest Among Cuban-Americans Here

With new charter service to Havana, many Cubans here packing their bags for their first trip to the motherland in decades. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

12/02/2011

David Osama Haddad, 17, allegedly was beaten by another student at Lake Central High School in northwest Indiana. His parents claim he was bullied for a year and eventually attacked because he is of Middle Eastern descent. (Family Attorney Photo)

Parents Claim School Failed To Stop Bullying, Attack On Son

The family of a 17-year-old boy has filed a lawsuit against a northwest Indiana high school, alleging their son was taunted, bullied and brutally attacked, all because he is of Middle Eastern descent.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Kelli O'Laughlin (Courtesy: O'Laughlin Family)

Peers Hold Tennis Fundraiser To Remember Slain Teen

Organizers held the event at Kelli O’Laughlin’s tennis club to raise money in her honor. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

11/11/2011

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‘Modern Warfare 3′: A Look At Game’s Fans, Critics

The new “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3″ is just a video game, but some industry experts are predicting it will out gross some big box office blockbuster movies, like “Titanic.” CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at the game with its fans and its critics.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Sharon Bialek attends a news conference to accuse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment more than a decade ago on November 7, 2011 in New York City. Bialek is the fourth woman to accuse Cain of inappropriate behavior when he was while CEO of the National Restaurant Association. She stated she is speaking out because she wanted to give "a face and a voice" to support the other accusers who have remained anonymous. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Chicago-Area Woman Accuses Cain Of Sexual Harassment

A Chicago area woman said Monday that presidential candidate Herman Cain groped her more than a decade ago when she approached him for help finding a job.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Battery Explosion At O’Hare Prompts Emergency Response

A battery inside a checked piece of baggage exploded at O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday, injuring a baggage handler.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Drivers who regularly use the intersection of Bittersweet Place and Marine Drive have complained that private security guards at Lycée Français de Chicago – the French International School of Chicago – often stop traffic to allow cars to leave the school driveway, even though the guards have no legal authority to direct traffic. (Credit: CBS)

Drivers Say Security Guards Snarling Traffic At North Side Intersection

They have badges and uniforms, but no authority to direct traffic. Still, that’s not stopping private security guards from doing just that on a busy public street.

CBS 2–10/11/2011

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