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Source: Not Enough Evidence Yet For Charges In Gary Cop’s Murder

A person of interest arrested in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeff Westerfield on Sunday remained in custody on Friday, but has yet to be charged.

07/11/2014

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Pregnant Mother Of 5 Killed On Dan Ryan Expressway

After losing his first-born daughter and his youngest son to gun violence in less than a year, Pierre Curry said “I’m going to lose my mind.”

07/09/2014

Steve Matanich and his fiancee. (Supplied to CBS)

Former Joliet Man Coming Home After Honduras Drops Smuggling Charges

A former Joliet resident who was held for nearly two months in a prison in Honduras has been freed and is on his way out of the country, after the government dropped weapons charges against him and other crew members of a salvage ship.

06/27/2014

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High Court Rejection Of Mass. Abortion Clinic ‘Buffer Zone’ Could Have Impact Here

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a Massachusetts law that created a buffer zone around abortion clinics, and it is expected to have an impact on so-called “sidewalk counselors” in Chicago.

06/26/2014

Low clouds cover the tops of the Hancock Center and Trump Tower in Chicago on Thursday, June 26, 2014.  The winter's polar vortex is partly responsible for fog and low clouds that have been common in recent weeks, because Lake Michigan is still very cold in spots, and creates fog from the moist air. (Credit: CBS)

Sick Of The Fog? Blame The Polar Vortex

If you’ve felt like you’ve been living in San Francisco the past couple weeks, that’s just another weird weather phenomenon you can blame on the brutal weather this past winter.

06/26/2014

The "Dixmoor Five" were men who were wrongfully convicted of a murder they didn't commit. (CBS)

‘Dixmoor 5′ Settle Lawsuit Against State Police For $40M

Five men wrongfully convicted of rape and murder in the infamous “Dixmoor 5” case have agreed to settle their federal lawsuit against Illinois State Police for $40 million.

06/25/2014

Fossil meteorites embedded in limestone from Sweden fell to earth 500 million  years ago. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

Rare Fossil Meteorites To Go On Display At Field Museum

They were found in a limestone quarry in Sweden in the 1950s. They sat in an office for three decades until an expert noticed them and determined they’re meteorites.

06/18/2014

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon talks about the effects concussions have had on his health, including dementia and severe migraines, which led to thoughts of suicide. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

McMahon: ‘I Wouldn’t Be Here’ If I Kept Guns At Home

Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon was in Chicago on Tuesday ahead of the Sports Legacy Institute’s first annual Chicago gala Wednesday evening, when he’ll be honored for becoming a public face of concussions in the NFL.

06/17/2014

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Rahm Still Thinks Trump Sign Tasteless, But Not Trying To Take It Down

Regardless of what Mayor Rahm Emanuel or many other Chicagoans might think of the new TRUMP sign emblazoned on the side of the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower, it appears the sign is here to stay.

06/13/2014

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

“Hadiya’s Promise” Seeks To Be A Voice For Change

Nearly a year and a half after her tragic murder, Hadiya Pendleton’s parents have launched a national non-profit in her name, with the goal of saving other children.

06/13/2014

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Long-Lost Dog Found In Rogers Park To Be Reunited With Owner In D.C.

A pug who escaped from his owners’ back yard in Chicago three years was being reunited with his family, thanks to the help of a Chicago Police officer who found him earlier this week.

06/11/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy shakes hands with police officers before a recruit graduation at Navy Pier, about one week after having angioplasty for blocked arteries. (Credit: CBS)

Recovering McCarthy Says “I’m Doing Very Well. I Feel Great”

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Wednesday made his first public appearance since undergoing an emergency heart procedure last week, joking with a class of new police recruits that “Word of my demise was greatly exaggerated.”

06/11/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Weekend Traffic Nightmare Coming For Kennedy Drivers

If you drive on the Kennedy, you’d be well-advised to avoid the downtown stretch of the expressway the next few weekends, as the Ohio and Ontario feeder ramps will be taken out of commission for a major construction project.

06/10/2014

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rebuilding From Devastating Tornado Is ‘The New Sound’ In Washington

Seven months after a rare November tornado tore through downstate Washington, destroying or damaging more than 1,100 homes and claiming three lives, residents have taken some significant steps to rebuilding their town.

06/10/2014

Christine. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Woman In Hyde Park Refuses Offers To Move Inside To Shelter

CBS 2’s Jim Williams found one woman on Chicago’s streets who rejects even the best intentions.

01/07/2014

Rory McIlroy attempts a putt on the sixth hole green during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Arizona. Round one play was suspended on February 20 due to inclimate weather and is scheduled to be continued today. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Believe It Or Not, Dozens Have Signed Up To Play Golf On Sunday

Cold? What cold? More than 100 golfers have signed up for the annual Eskimo Open at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in Lemont this weekend.

01/03/2014

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With Major Snow Comes Chicago Tradition: Chairs, Orange Cones — Anything — To Mark ‘Dibs’

Some streets end up looking like winter block parties, with all of the chairs. WBBM also saw two-gallon buckets, two-by-fours, boxes and a container of antifreeze used to mark excavated parking spaces.

01/02/2014

Parking restriction in the West Loop. (CBS)

Day Tripper Parking Ban Experiment Turns Sour

The City’s attempt to protect free parking for residents and business just west of the Loop has a lot of people upset.

12/26/2013

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Cabbies Create Pin-Up Calendar To Fund Lawsuit Against City

The pin-up calendar was created by Melissa Callahan, a cabbie who argues cab drivers should be considered city employees.

12/26/2013

A fire displaced at least three residents from a Throop Street home Christmas morning. (Mike Krauser/CBS)

Family Displaced By Christmas Morning Fire In Englewood

A man identifying himself as Richard stood on a neighbor’s porch, as firefighters put out the fast-moving fire and tossed smoldering furniture out the first floor windows.

12/25/2013

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