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Nadia Ezaldein (left) was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, Marcus Dee, on her 22nd birthday, while she was working on Black Friday at the Nordstrom store on the Magnificent Mile. Dee killed himself after shooting Ezaldein. (Photos supplied to CBS)

Woman Charged With Filing False Report On Gun Used In Nordstrom Shooting

A 23-year-old Skokie woman faces felony charges in connection with the Black Friday shooting at the Nordstrom store on Michigan Avenue, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

12/06/2014

Graffiti sprayed on a sign on the Kennedy Expressway obscured the word "Indiana," prompting state road crews to block two lanes during the morning rush to remove the spray paint. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

IDOT Crews Block Kennedy Traffic To Remove Graffiti From Sign

State officials on Friday tried to deflect blame for a major traffic jam on the inbound Kennedy Expressway, while apologizing to commuters for any inconvenience when two lanes were shut down to clean graffiti from a highway sign at Division Street.

12/05/2014

Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Pfleger Wants Churches To Lead Protests Of Ferguson, NYC Police Killing Cases

Activist priest Michael Pfleger was urging churches everywhere to take time out of services on Sunday for some civil disobedience, as a response to the second case of a grand jury failing to indict a white police officer involved in the death of an unarmed black man.

12/04/2014

Natural Gas Flame

Peoples Gas Restores Service To Dozens In Beverly And Morgan Park

Peoples Gas crews were spending the day dealing with two gas line issues in the Beverly and Morgan Park neighborhoods on Thursday.

12/04/2014

Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly

Prosecutors Give Alvarez Arson Award For Prosecuting “NATO 3″

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez was among several people honored by her own prosecutors Wednesday for their efforts to put arsonists behind bars, for her controversial decision to prosecute the so-called “NATO 3″ on terrorism charges for a plot to use Molotov cocktails ahead of the NATO Summit two years ago.

12/03/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Alderman Calls Teachers “Lazy” For Not Removing Strike Ribbons

More than a month after a month-long teachers strike in Waukegan, tempers were still flaring at a City Council meeting, with one alderman calling teachers “lazy” for not removing solidarity ribbons they placed around Waukegan during their walkout.

12/03/2014

Coyote (Getty Images)

Cameras Show Chicago Coyotes Adapting To City Life

An Ohio State University wildlife ecologist who’s been studying Chicago’s coyotes for about 15 years has published some new research that shows how they’ve adapted so well to life in the city.

12/02/2014

A home in the 2100 block of West 107th Place was leveled by an apparent natural gas explosion on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Home Explodes In Morgan Park

The house was leveled in the blast. The explosion also caused visible damage to the two homes on either side.

12/02/2014

The protestors laid down in the street outside Rainbow Push HQ. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Leads Ferguson Protest Outside Rainbow Push HQ

Rev. Jesse Jackson led a protest of the Ferguson, Missouri Michael Brown decision Saturday, blocking traffic on Chicago’s South Side and demanding the federal government do what the grand jury did not.

11/29/2014

A nativity scene is displayed in Daley Plaza next to the Christkindlmarket German Christmas festival.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Volunteers Assemble Daley Plaza Nativity Scene

For three decades, a couple dozen volunteers have gathered on this day on the Daley Plaza for what some feel is an obligation.

11/29/2014

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Two Wounded In I-57 Shooting

Two people were wounded early Saturday morning in a shooting along I-57 in the south suburbs, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/29/2014

Hundreds of people lined up outside Binny's on Black Friday, hoping to get some of the limited edition Bourbon County Stout from Goose Island that went on sale that day. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Forget Door-Busters; This Crowd Wanted Special Brew On Black Friday

The highly sought prize at Binny’s Beverage Depot was beer—specifically, Bourbon County, a Goose Island special brew.

11/28/2014

Protesters upset with a  grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, staged a protest at Water Tower Plaza on Black Friday, calling for a boycott of corporate retailers. (Credit: Black Youth Project 100)

Ferguson Protesters Take Over Water Tower Plaza, Urge Black Friday Boycott

Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/28/2014

A 10-year-old child was killed after an apartment fire near Kimball and Ardmore. (Credit: CBS)

Family Sues Landlord After Hollywood Park Blaze Kills Son

Tahir Khan and Maria Tahir tried to get their family out, but the stairway was blocked by flames. They dropped their two youngest children out a window, to people outside the building, and then jumped to escape the flames. Their oldest son, 10-year-old Ans Khan, didn’t make it out.

11/26/2014

Members of Black Youth Project 100  stage a "die-in" at City Hall in Chicago, as part of what they plan to be a 28-hour sit-in over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson on Aug. 9, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

City Hall Sit-In Ends Peacefully

Several activists from the group Black Youth Project 100 planned a sit-in on the 5th floor of City Hall for the next 28 hours, because they said a black person is killed by a police officer every 28 hours in the U.S. They said their act of civil disobedience is their duty.

11/25/2014

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Supreme Court Dismisses Red Light Camera Lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legality of Chicago’s red light camera system, after two justices recused themselves from the case, and the rest couldn’t agree on a ruling.

11/20/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Noise From New Flight Patterns At O’Hare Costs Family $15K Nest Egg

As they saved up $15,000 over the course of more than a decade, Colleen and Peter Mulcrone dreamed of renovating their Jefferson Park home, with a new kitchen and other upgrades, but the city’s expansion of nearby O’Hare International Airport prompted them to put those dreams on hold.

11/20/2014

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Spike In Burglaries Has Residents Of Gary’s Miller Neighborhood On Edge

Residents of Gary’s Miller neighborhood are on edge after a spike in home burglaries. Police say there have been 15 burglaries and one home invasion in the community between October and November.

11/19/2014

Chick-Fil-A's only Chicago store on Chicago Avenue in the Near North neighborhood. The store wants to build a second store in Logan Square, but the local alderman plans to block that store, over the company president's anti-gay comments. (Credit: CBS)

Animal Rights Group Claims Abuse By Koch Foods, Chick-Fil-A

Backed by undercover video recorded at chicken processing facilities owned by Chicago-based Koch Foods, an animal rights group was calling out the company and Chick-Fil-A to adopt more humane practices.

11/19/2014

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Open Enrollment Period For Affordable Care Act Begins

Today is the start of open enrollment for 2015 healthcare coverage under the embattled Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and across Illinois there have been sign-up events where people can get help navigating the system, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/15/2014

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