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Indiana ‘Right To Try’ Law Gives Terminally Ill Access To Experimental Drugs

Imagine this: you’re terminally ill and your doctors have tried every available drug and nothing works. Now, Indiana is trying to give hope to those who are dying and hopeless.

03/24/2015

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Police Investigating ‘Widespread’ Sexting Among Michigan City Teens

Police in La Porte County are investigating what they call “widespread” sexting among high school students in the greater Michigan City area.

03/18/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Appearance Met With Pro-Union Demonstrators

(CBS) – As several hundred protesters chanted outside an Elgin restaurant Friday, Gov. Bruce Rauner told supporters inside that he is ready to do battle with Illinois’ public employee unions. Rauner said he is not […]

03/06/2015

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Beware Prom Dress Rip-offs Online, Consumer-Advocacy Group Warns

With high school girls thinking about prom season, here’s a warning from the Better Business Bureau.

03/05/2015

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Chicago Man Receives Refund Check After Identity Thieves Filed His Taxes

Imagine your tax return is rejected by the IRS because somebody has already filed a fake return in your name. Then the next day, you get a refund.

03/04/2015

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Urban Prep Student Killed In Far South Side Shooting

A South Side charter school is mourning the murder of one of its students.

03/03/2015

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Prosecutors: Teacher Traded Academic Help For Sex With Student

Brian D. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $600,000, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.

02/27/2015

Richard Mikulec (photo provided)

Morton Grove Police Ask Public’s Help In Solving Fatal Hit-And-Run

A vehicle hit 86-year-old Richard Mikulec Jan. 12 near the intersection of Harlem and Shermer in Morton Grove last month. The Army Air Corps veteran died from his injuries.

02/23/2015

Kelli O'Laughlin's 15th birthday was celebrated by friends and family at an outdoor ceremony Monday. (CBS)

Parents Of Slain Teen Find Meaning In Raising Scholarship Money

John and Brenda O’Laughlin have raised $148,000 to fund 18 four-year scholarships, in honor of their daughter, Kelli. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

02/20/2015

Surveillance video shows two suspects drive off with a dog-daycare van. (Chicago Police)

Van Filled With Dogs Was Unattended Before Theft: Surveillance Video

Previously, the highly publicized dognapping incident, which ended with the stolen pets recovered Thursday, was characterized as a carjacking.

02/19/2015

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Cold Weather Can Be Dangerous If Furnace Isn’t Working Properly

The cold weather can be dangerous both outside, and inside your home if your furnace isn’t working properly.

02/18/2015

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Firefighter’s Bagpipes Stolen From Minivan

For six years, Lt. Douglas Crowley has played bagpipes on special occasions for the Chicago Fire Department’s Pipes and Drums band. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

02/12/2015

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Aurora Police Take Suspect Into Custody After Standoff

Aurora police took a 19-year-old suspect into custody Friday evening after a shooting in Montgomery.

02/06/2015

A city plow clears a residential street in the Bucktown neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

More Snow Keeping Plows, Tow Trucks Busy

Another round of snow is keeping the plows in the Chicago area busy.

02/03/2015

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Police Issue Warning After Four Women Attacked In South Loop

Chicago Police have issued a warning after four women were robbed this month in the South Loop.

01/28/2015

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Matteson May Slash Police, Fire Budget

This town of 20,000 is facing the real possibility of a 50 percent cut in police and fire services before long. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

01/26/2015

Mike Ditka endorsing Alderman Bob Fioretti for mayor of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Ditka Weighs In On Mayoral Election, John Fox

Mike Ditka is weighing in on Jay Cutler, the new coach of the Bears, football concussions and kids, and even Chicago politics. He talked with reporters, including CBS 2’s Mike Parker.

01/20/2015

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Woman Attacked In Wicker Park

It happened just before 2 a.m. Monday in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue, Chicago police say.

01/19/2015

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‘Crowbar Creeper’ Hits West Town, East Ukrainian Village

The suspect was wearing a black ski mask and black clothing and was observed by at least one victim holding a crow bar, police said.

01/15/2015

Several homes were without heat in the Gage Park neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Several Homes In Gage Park Without Heat After Gas Leak

About half-dozen homes were without heat after a gas leak in the Gage Park neighborhood on the South Side Tuesday evening.

01/13/2015

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