Mike Puccinelli

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Remembering Judy Baar Topinka: “Judy Had No Rival”

The people who knew the late Judy Baar Topinka best were gathering Wednesday to share stories and celebrate her life, a week after the longtime Illinois politician died of complications from a stroke.

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Firefighters responded to a fire at a 12-story high-rise in Edgewater early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

None Injured, But Cat Killed In High-Rise Fire In Edgewater

Several people rushed out of their apartments Monday morning, after a fire in a high-rise in the Edgewater neighborhood.

12/15/2014

About 80 Fire Department companies responded to an extra-alarm fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center late Thursday. (Credit: CBS)

Two Firefighters Hurt In Blaze At Resurrection Medical Center

Chaos erupted at a Northwest Side hospital overnight, when dozens of firefighters rushed to extinguish an extra-alarm fire at Presence Resurrection Medical Center.

12/12/2014

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Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke

12/10/2014

Mutahir Rauf (courtesy of Loyola University Chicago)

Slain Loyola Student’s Family Seeks “Peace, Not Vengeance”

Family and friends were remembering a slain Loyola University student Tuesday morning, four days after he was shot and killed during a robbery near campus.

12/09/2014

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Lawmaker Farnham Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge

Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Friday, after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

12/05/2014

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City Tows 239 Cars For Violating Overnight Winter Parking Ban

City tow trucks were out in force overnight, for the first night of the city’s winter parking ban. On 107 miles of arterial streets in Chicago, parking is banned from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., regardless of the weather, between Dec. 1 and April 1.

12/01/2014

Police search the scene of another "smash-and-grab" burglary, this time on Chicago's West Side. (CBS)

Burglars Use Stolen Vehicle For Another ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Heist

Police said it wasn’t clear if the robbery was connected to a series of other smash-and-grab burglaries in the Chicago area over the last two months.

11/27/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

East Coast Storms Loom, But Travel At O’Hare Smooth Sailing So Far

Storms out east have been snarling flights for many travelers ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but for the most part, it’s been smooth sailing for people using O’Hare International Airport on Wednesday.

11/26/2014

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Gas Service Restored To Edison Park Homes

Dozens of residents in the Edison Park neighborhood spent the night without heat, after city water crews knocked out a gas line.

11/20/2014

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Police Warn Of String Of Robberies Near University Of Chicago

There have been at least 10 holdups in a little more than two months on or near the school’s Hyde Park campus.

11/19/2014

Former Mayor Jane Byrne's casket is carried into St. Vincent de Paul Parish for her funeral. The city's first and only female mayor, Byrne died on Nov. 14, 2014, at the age of 81. (Credit: CBS)

Final Farewell To A Feisty Barrier Breaker, Mayor Jane Byrne

Chicago was paying a last tribute Monday to its first and only female mayor, as funeral services were held for Jane Byrne at the church where her mother attended grammar school, and her grandparents were early members.

11/17/2014

Ronald Maas (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Teen Wanted For Burglary Arrested After Police Chase, Shooting, Crash

A police chase in the far northern suburbs involved two separate crashes overnight, and at some point during the pursuit, police shot the suspect.

11/14/2014

The Secretary of State's office in the Thompson Center. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Illinois Driver’s License Facilities Reopen After Daylong Computer Glitch

Business was back to normal at Illinois driver’s license facilities on Thursday, a day after a computer glitch shut down offices statewide.

11/13/2014

Police investigate after an off-duty police officer and her daughter were shot Tuesday night in the 2200 block of East 68th Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Off-Duty Officer And Daughter Shot; Grandchild Safe After Abduction

Around 10 p.m., the officer’s 21-year-old daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend were involved in a domestic dispute in the 2200 block of East 68th Street. The boyfriend then shot the 49-year-old officer and her daughter, and fled with his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter

11/12/2014

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Archdiocese Releases Thousands Of Pages Of Priest Sex Abuse Files

It will be the second time this year the church has made public secret files regarding substantiated allegations of sex abuse by clergy.

11/06/2014

Police have released this image of a pair of suspects wanted in connection with two sexual assaults that occurred Halloween night in the West Loop. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Release Images Of Halloween Sexual Assault Suspects

Two women were sexually assaulted in the West Loop on Halloween, and police were asking for help tracking down the men they believe are responsible.

11/04/2014

A 14-year-old boy was missing after a fire swept through his family's home in Prospect Heights. (Credit: CBS)

Missing Teen Found Safe After Fire Guts Prospect Heights House

The 14-year-old boy’s family reported him missing after firefighters responded to a blaze in the 1200 block of Stratford Road around 3:45 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the boy’s parents said the teenager was nowhere to be found. Hours later, the boy was found safe at a friend’s apartment.

11/03/2014

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Alstory Simon Freed In 1982 Murder Case

In another stunning reversal in a 1982 double murder, Cook County prosecutors have thrown out the conviction of 64-year-old Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession freed Anthony Porter from death row in 1999, approximately 48 hours before Porter was to be executed.

10/30/2014

Marcus DiPaola, a Chicago-based photojournalist, has returned from Liberia, and is monitoring himself for symptoms of Ebola. He is not considered at high risk for the disease. (Credit: Marcus DiPaola/Facebook)

Chicago Photojournalist Monitored For Ebola After Return From Liberia

Marcus DiPaola returned to the U.S. from Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct. 20. Since he returned, he has been monitoring himself for a fever by taking his temperature every hour. He has yet to show any symptoms of Ebola. Two nurses from the Chicago Department of Public Health visited his home Wednesday to check on him.

10/30/2014

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