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A tent city at Wilson Avenue and Lake Shore Drive erected to call attention to the harassment of homeless.  (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Advocates, Homeless Say Tent City Erected To Draw Attention To Harassment By City

A small tent city has been erected in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s North Side where advocates for the homeless and the homeless, themselves, are trying to call attention to their treatment by the city, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

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Police investigate a shooting late Friday in the 2400 block of West Fullerton. | Network Video Productions

Boy, 16, Wounded In Shooting On Kennedy Expressway Ramp

A 16-year-old boy was shot late Friday while he was in a vehicle on an exit ramp of the Kennedy Expressway in the Northwest Side Bucktown neighborhood.

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White Sox players Adam Eaton, Zach Duke, Tyler Saladino, and Adam LaRoche go fishing with the children of active military members at Burnham Harbor on Thursday. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

White Sox Players Take Military Children Fishing

Kids were catching gobies along a dock at Burnham Harbor, as they cast lines with Sox players Zach Duke, Adam Eaton, Adam LaRoche, and Tyler Saladino.

08/27/2015

Second City's theaters were not damaged by a fire that destroyed the comedy troupe's offices. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Second City Cancels Shows Through Sunday After Fire

The Second City comedy troupe has canceled all of its performances through Sunday, while crews continue assessing and cleaning up damage from an extra-alarm fire that destroyed its offices on Wednesday.

08/27/2015

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Commissioner Wants Medical Examiner To Stop Identifying Latinos As Black Or White

A Cook County commissioner has asked the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office for a Latino designation when identifying the race of those who die in the county.

08/26/2015

Whiting Refinery

Broken BP Refinery Unit Reopens, Falling Gas Prices Should Drop Even More

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said Chicago area drivers can expect to see prices fall by up to 50 cents in the next couple weeks, after BP confirmed it has reopened the crude distillation unit that went offline on Aug. 8.

08/25/2015

A Mariano's sign. (CBS)

Protesters Want Mariano’s To Ban Guns At Suburban Stores

A group of suburban residents were planning a protest Tuesday morning at the grand opening of a new Mariano’s grocery store, over the company’s policy allowing customers to carry concealed weapons.

08/25/2015

Rebecca Brown at the fifth annual Slut Walk on Michigan Avenue. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Protesters In Annual ‘Slut Walk’ March Down Michigan Avenue

A couple hundred people, mostly women, and many wearing very little to make a point, participated in the annual event they call Slut Walk today on Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/22/2015

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Arlington Heights Police Investigating Sexual Assault At Senior Living Facility

Arlington Heights police are investigating a sexual assault at an assisted living facility, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/22/2015

Isidrio Valverde | Chicago Police photo

Man Charged In Sexual Assault On DePaul Campus

A man from Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, suspected of being a serial rapist, has been charged with one of three recent sexual assaults in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/22/2015

This is the view from this weekend's streetside dinner in LaPorte, Ind. (Mike Krauser)

Elegant Dinner In LaPorte, Ind. Will Be Served In Middle Of The Street

More than 400 people will get together at one outdoor table and enjoy locally grown and produced foods and beverages.

08/21/2015

Tamir Rice (Credit: Attorney Timothy J. Kucharski via CBS Affiliate WOIO)

Tamir Rice’s Mother Brings Fight For Justice To Chicago

The mother of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was killed by police last year was in Chicago on Friday, for a series of meetings, marches, and protests about alleged police misconduct.

08/21/2015

Naperville Police Department (CBS)

Naperville Police Warn Of Spike In Car Burglaries

Police in west suburban Naperville were reminding people to lock their cars, and remove their valuables, after a rash of vehicle burglaries in the past month.

08/20/2015

Holland Home assisted living facility in South Holland (Credit: CBS)

Last Of Three Deaths Tied To Nursing Home Ruled Natural

Robert Rundin, 88, was one of six residents of Holland Home who were hospitalized on Feb. 3. While three of those people have since recovered, Rundin and two others later died.

08/20/2015

Illinois State Police Crown Victoria Interceptor (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

State Police To Step Up Overnight Patrols Amid Spike In Expressway Shootings

In response to a rise in shootings on Chicago area expressways, Illinois State Police on Wednesday announced plans to fortify special patrols aimed at reduce the violence.

08/19/2015

Gas Prices Surging At Record Pace

Soaring Gas Prices Raise Questions About Price Gouging

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, called the recent spike in prices at the pump one of the worst he’s ever seen.

08/19/2015

The 2015 Air & Water Show. (Credit: Twitter user brian_s)

Despite Collision Between Two Parachutists, Air & Water Show Wows Big Crowds Along Lakefront

A huge crowd packed the hot and steamy lakefront for the air show today.

08/15/2015

Tierney Darden (Family Photo)

Family Sues City After Daughter’s Spine Severed By Falling Pedestrian Shelter

Tierney Darden and her family were standing outside O’Hare on Aug. 2 when a storm swept in, and they tried to take cover from the hail and high winds by ducking under a massive pedestrian shelter. The shelter, with rusted brackets and bolts missing, blew over, and crashed on top of the 24-year-old dancer.

08/14/2015

Lines at the security checkpoints at Midway International Airport stretched all the way to the CTA station outside the airport Friday morning. (Credit: Mark Racain)

Busy Morning At Midway Has Security Lines Jammed

Security checkpoints at Midway International Airport were a mess Friday morning, with hundreds if not thousands of passengers waiting in long lines to get into the terminals.

08/14/2015

Breitling Jet Team

Stars Old And New Getting Ready To Wow Air Show Crowds

New to the air show this year is the Breitling Jet Team, from France. They put their Czech-made Aero L-39c Albatros jets in shipping containers to bring them to the U.S. for their first American tour.

08/13/2015

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