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Rajat Prakash (Photo courtesy of Oak Lawn Police)

Doctor’s Fondling Victim Grateful Physician Has Lost His License

November 2011: Stacy Rowland was being treated for a serious flare-up of her multiple sclerosis. Her doctor, at Advocate Christ Medical Center, was Rajat Prakash. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/07/2014

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Homeless Man’s Lawsuit: Joliet Cops Drove Him To Small Town, Dumped Him During Winter Freeze

Brian Davidson is suing the city of Joliet, hoping a federal judge will strike down a city law that outlaws panhandling. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

07/17/2014

Steven Zelich (Credit: Walworth County Sheriff)

Bond Set At $1M For Suspect In Suitcase Deaths

Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse. A prosecutor convinced a judge to set bond at $1 million, saying he expected homicide charges to be filed in the counties where the women were killed, but Zelich’s attorney said it’s unclear how the women died.

06/27/2014

Marklund Day School, which specializes in teaching youngsters with autism and profound disabilities, has won approval for a 12,000-square-foot annex, despite complaints from some neighbors about increased bus traffic. (Credit: CBS)

Expansion Plan For Special-Needs School Stirs Controversy in Bloomingdale

The Marklund Day School on Prairie Avenue in Bloomingdale wanted permission to build a 12,000-square-foot annex and increase enrolment from 31 to 66. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/23/2014

A woman lights up. (file/AFP Getty Images)

Got A Kid In The Car? No Smoking, State Lawmaker Proposes

Legislation proposed by state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, would make it illegal for an adult to smoke in a vehicle with children under 18 inside. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/20/2014

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Naperville Gets High Marks — For Snobbery

Naperville residents have a lot to be snobbish about if they choose. It’s pretty, with hundreds of magnificent homes on tree-lined streets; and the education and income levels are high. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/19/2014

The roof of a house in unincorporated DuPage County near Wheaton was damaged by a fire started by a lightning strike on Wednesday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Lightning Strikes Damage At Least 4 Homes In Suburbs

A lightning strike injured three firefighters attempting to put out a house fire in unincorporated DuPage County, near Wheaton.

06/18/2014

Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

This screen grab shows shoplifting suspects scuffling with a security guard. (K & G Fashion)

VIDEO: Store Clerk Stands Up To Shoplifting Mob

A dozen or so people came to the Grand Crossing neighborhood K & G Clothing store, but not in search of advertised bargains. They came to steal, as a pack, and in broad daylight. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/16/2014

Buddy reunited with Emma. (Credit: Cindy Hall)

Valparaiso Family Reunited With Missing Dog

A northwest Indiana family has been reunited with their missing dog on Saturday.

06/13/2014

Laser pointer (CBS)

FBI Offers Reward To Find The Pranksters Pointing Lasers At Planes

People pointing lasers at airplanes – it happens time after time in Chicago, and it’s more than a harmless prank. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/12/2014

Michelle Pearson (handout)

Young Mother On Life Support After Being Shot In Face

For two days now, four-year-old Antonio Pearson has been wailing for his mommy. He doesn’t really understand. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

06/09/2014

Special education teacher Betty Howard and her son, James Washington. (Family Photo)

Reward Increased To Find Shooter In Teacher’s Death

Betty Howard, 58, a special education teacher at Brooks College Prep in the Roseland neighborhood, was killed by gunfire last week inside the Chatham real-estate office where she worked at her second job.

06/02/2014

Taylor Townsend of the United States returns a shot during her women's singles match against Vania King of the United States on day two of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 26, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Rooting For Local Tennis Phenom At French Open

At the XS Tennis Club in Kenwood, the youngsters who are being trained there — on the same courts where Taylor Townsend has trained and practiced — are her biggest fans.

05/29/2014

Murder victim Tammy Zywicki (Illinois State Police)

The Unsolved Tammy Zywicki Case: ‘Murder Is Forever,’ Says Former Investigator

A former state investigator believes he knows who killed Tammy Zywicki, more than two decades after the college student was abducted and murdered.

05/23/2014

Firefighter Injured

Forget Presidential Library; Some South-Siders Want Trauma Center

It’s a debate that’s heating up, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/08/2014

File photo of fire hydrants (Vince Bucci/ Getty Images)

Chicagoan Catches City Vehicle Blocking Fire Hydrant

A Chicago Fire Department spokesman says firefighters can lose precious seconds if a vehicle is keeping fire hoses from proper hookups. He calls it a safety hazard. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/05/2014

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South Elgin Residents Oppose ComEd Power-Line Plan

There’s a big power struggle in the western suburbs, with serious concerns about health and safety versus money. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/02/2014

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Latest Phishing Scam: Text From Bank Telling You To ‘Reactivate’ Your Debit Card

Another day, another high-tech illegal ploy to separate you from the cash in your bank account. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

04/11/2014

Lyons Police patch.  (Credit: Lyons Police Department Website)

Lyons Police Force Will Cut Department By One-Third: Union

It would be a bitter turn in labor negotiations that have been stalled since December. The village says it doesn’t have the money to meet the union’s demands. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

04/10/2014

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