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Developer Dan McCaffrey envisions a dense redevelopment of 1,000 apartments at the former site of Children's Memorial Hospital in Lincoln Park. (CBS)

Plans To Redevelop Old Children’s Memorial Site Draw Jeers, Praise

The final plan calls for more than 1,000 new apartments, green space and retail shops as well, keeping some existing buildings and demolishing others. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

07/26/2012

Sauk Village

State Stepping In To Clean Sauk Village Water, But Residents Still Frustrated

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to help Sauk Village officials find a way to clean their town’s contaminated water supply.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2012

Minister Louis Farrakhan visited the South Shore neighborhood Monday. (CBS)

Nation Of Islam Marches In South Shore Neighborhood

Members handed out flyers, newspapers and DVDs entitled “Justifiable Homicide: Youth in Peril.”

07/23/2012

CBS 2 tested these seven products, with the help of the Naperville Fire Department. (CBS)

Putting Suncreen Products To The Flame Test

A highly publicized burn injury suffered by a man who had just applied sunscreen prompted CBS 2 to do its own test of the products.

07/15/2012

Delfino Mora died after being beaten in an alley. (family handout)

Prosecutors: Teens In Fatal Attack Were Playing “Knock ‘Em Out” Game

Three teens accused of attacking a man in a West Rogers Park alley and posting video of the fatal beating online were allegedly playing a game called “pick ‘em out and knock ‘em out.”

CBS Chicago–07/15/2012

Tree Down

Many Could Be Without Power For Days After Storms

The storms on Sunday produced only dark skies and rumbles of thunder with no rain at all in some areas, but other areas were hit with powerful winds that have left a trail of extensive damage, and power outages that cold last for days.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Lincoln Park Outage

Power Back On In Lincoln Park After Sweltering Night

The buzz of air conditioners is back for nearly 3,000 Lincoln Park neighborhood residents who lost power overnight.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

When officials declare an Air Quality Action Day due to high ozone levels, those who exercise vigorously outdoors are at increased risk of breathing problems, as are children, the elderly, and those with lung diseases such as asthma. (Credit: CBS)

Extreme Heat Brings Air Quality Action Warning For Chicago

Thursday’s extreme heat brings double trouble to the Chicago area. Not only is the heat dangerous, but the air conditions could make it hard for some people to breathe.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

Police, OEMC Move To Reduce Cops’ Workload From 911 Calls

The Chicago Police Department is taking a new approach to the way it handles 911 calls.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

Provocative signs like this one are popping up in Chicago. (CBS)

Offensive Or Thought-Provoking? ‘Deserve To Die’ Ads Are Turning Heads

In case you haven’t noticed, pay phones are still around. You might want to take a closer look at them – or at least the posters affixed to them.

06/25/2012

Fireworks are seen from the roof of the

In Tight Times, 4 Municipalities Team Up For Fireworks

Hoffman Estates is partnering with two communities and a township to do fireworks this year at the Sears Centre. CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports.

06/18/2012

A Chicago Park District lifeguard keeps an eye on swimmers at North Avenue Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Lake Swimmers Extra Cautious After Drowning At North Av. Beach

Swimmers at North Avenue Beach were taking extra precautions on Wednesday, a day after a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming there.

CBS 2–06/13/2012

FBI

Chicago Area Bank Robberies On The Rise From Last Year

According to the FBI, the number of bank robberies in the Chicago area could be on track to surpass last year’s number.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Gas Pumping

Gas Prices Dropping In Time For Summer Vacations

Warmer weather is coming, people are making summer vacation plans, and – guess what? – gas prices are dropping like crazy.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Workers at UIC Medical Center picket outside the hospital as part of a three-day strike, after going for more than two years without a contract. The strike does not include doctors and nurses at the hospital. (Credit: CBS)

Workers At UIC Hospital Go On Three-Day Strike

Hundreds of employees at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center have begun a three-day strike, demanding a contract after unionizing more than two years ago.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

West Chicago Death Investigation

Police: West Suburban Officer’s Death Appears To Be Suicide

A west suburban police officer apparently killed herself on Monday in her home in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Kids play in a sprinkler at Washington Park on Memorial Day, when temperatures reached as high as 95 degrees in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoans Doing All They Can To Beat The Record Heat

Record high temperatures in Chicago on Monday made it another perfect day to be at any of Chicago’s beaches.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

Attorneys: ‘NATO 3′ Defendants Arrested To Justify Summit Security

Defense attorneys for the three men accused of making firebombs to attack police and other high-profile targets during the NATO Summit claimed police and prosecutors fabricated the charges to justify the intense security measures put in place for the summit.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Protesters demonstrate outside Boeing Headquarters. (Credit: Rick Kramer/CBS Chicago)

Anti-NATO Group Rallies Outside Boeing, Obama Campaign HQ

As NATO officials were wrapping up their summit in Chicago, anti-NATO protesters marched to Boeing headquarters Monday morning before turning their attention to President Obama’s campaign headquarters on the other side of the Loop.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

An anti-NATO protester, identified by friends as Jack Amico, is pushed by a Chicago police van, after several protesters tried to push the van to block it from moving through the crowd on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Protesters Attacked Police Van Saturday, Gave Cop Concussion

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Sunday that a group of out-of-town protesters attacked a police van while hundreds of protesters were wandering around downtown Chicago for about 10 hours.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

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