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Authorities investigate the Little Village alley where a man was shot late Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Off-Duty Correctional Officer Shot In Little Village Alley

The 37-year-old officer was returning home from work around 10:30 p.m., still wearing his uniform, standing in the alley behind his mother’s home in the 2800 block of South Tripp Avenue, when someone in a minivan opened fire on him, police said.

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(Credit: Eastland Disaster Historical Society Facebook page)

Chicago Marks 100th Anniversary Of Its Deadliest Disaster, The Eastland Shipwreck

On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, a steamship preparing for an excursion to Michigan City, Indiana, capsized in the Chicago River near LaSalle Street, with about 2,500 people on board. More than 840 people were killed, including 22 families, when they became trapped after the ship toppled on its side.

07/24/2015

Firefighters from several suburban departments responded to a carbon monoxide poisoning incident in Melrose Park. (Credit: CBS)

9 Hospitalized From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Melrose Park

Someone in the home at 601 Rose Dr. called 911 at 6 a.m. to report a medical emergency. When firefighters and paramedics arrived, they found nine people – children and adults – suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

07/22/2015

Students taking part in the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Foundation's annual World Leadership Congress cleaned up Humboldt Park on Tuesday, as part of a mass volunteer effort. (Credit: CBS)

Students Clean Up Humboldt Park For Massive Volunteer Project

Hundreds of students from across the globe were going green Tuesday at a record-breaking community service project in Humboldt Park.

07/21/2015

A huge hole opened in Diamond Lake Road when a culvert collapsed under the pavement. (Credit: CBS)

Long Grove Road Closed After Culvert Collapses

The gaping hole, blamed on this summer’s heavy rains, stretched the entire width of Diamond Lake Road at Indian Creek Road. The pavement collapsed Friday, leaving the road impassable.

07/20/2015

Manuel Arizaga (Family Photo)

Young Father Slain Near Irving Park Home While Walking To Work

Manuel Arizaga, 34, lived on the 3600 block of North Saint Louis Avenue with his wife and 1-year-old daughter. He was walking to work around 4:30 a.m. Friday, when he was gunned down in an alley at Waveland and Drake avenues.

07/17/2015

A Chicago police squad car guards an Armed Forces recruitment center, after Police Supt. Garry McCarthy ordered the department to provide security for all such sites in the city, in the wake of a deadly shooting at a recruiting facility in Tennessee. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cops To Guard Military Recruitment Sites After Deadly Chattanooga Shooting

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has ordered officers to provide security at all military recruiting sites in the city, after a gunman killed four Marines at a recruitment center in Tennessee on Thursday.

07/17/2015

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Naperville Woman’s Family Questions Official Account Of Her Death In Texas Jail Cell

Sandra Bland was arrested near Houston on Friday, and the Waller County Sheriff’s Office said she was found unresponsive in her cell Monday morning, and was later pronounced dead of apparent “self-inflicted asphyxiation.”

07/16/2015

Laneesha Miller. (Chicago Police Alert)

Police Search For Body Of Missing Woman In Marquette Park Lagoon

Chicago police spent a large part of the day Tuesday at Marquette Park with the Water Department draining a lagoon on the east end of the park, and on Wednesday. Sources said investigators were searching for the body of Laneesha Miller, who disappeared three weeks ago.

07/14/2015

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Health Officials Investigating After Legionnaires’ Disease Death In Chicago

Public health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.

07/14/2015

Juanita Jones, 60, and her brother-in-law Mark Hudson, 50, were shot while they were sitting on a porch in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Jones was critically wounded. Hudson was grazed by a bullet. (Family Photos)

Woman, Man Shot On Porch In Auburn Gresham

An Arizona woman who was supposed to be celebrating her 60th birthday was one of two people shot on the porch of a home in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood early Tuesday.

07/14/2015

Four people were injured, three of them critically, in an early morning fire in the 2600 block of West Cullerton Street. (Credit: CBS)

Mother Dies, Three Injured In Little Village Fire

A 24-year-old woman has died, after an early morning fire that also injured her husband and two children in the Little Village neighborhood. A law enforcement source said investigators suspect a citronella candle might have started the fire.

07/10/2015

Illinois State Capitol

Treasurer, Credit Unions Offer Loans To State Workers Amid Budget Standoff

Facing the possibility of not receiving any paychecks amid the ongoing state budget stalemate, Illinois state workers were getting a glimmer of hope, in the form of loans from employee credit unions.

07/09/2015

Sixteen residents were displaced after a fire in south suburban Midlothian Wednesday morning. (Network Video Productions)

Midlothian Fire Displaces Several Apartment Residents

Police arrived at the scene first and began waking up residents to get them out of the building.

07/08/2015

A general view of atmosphere at the Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers Protest at Chuck's Gun Shop on June 6, 2015 in Riverdale, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence)

Pfleger, Activists Sue Suburbs Over Gun Shops

Activist priest Rev. Michael Pfleger has taken his battle against illegal guns to court. He has sued three suburbs, claiming they haven’t kept a close enough eye on gun shops.

07/07/2015

Common house mosquito (Credit: Illinois Department of Public Health)

West Nile Virus Detected In Skokie

A batch of mosquitos in Skokie has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, making it the fourth Chicago suburb to detect the disease this year.

07/06/2015

A Chicago police officer searches for evidence after a teenager was shot and killed in Hadiya Pendleton Park on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Young Man Wants To Leave Chicago After Escaping Deadly Shooting At Hadiya Pendleton Park

A man who narrowly escaped injury in a shooting that killed a teenager at a park dedicated to non-violence said the experience has changed his life.

07/06/2015

Grateful Dead fans Robert and Julia McKenna. (Credit: CBS)

After Tickets Never Arrived, Couple Celebrating Anniversary Still Get To See Grateful Dead Show

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli has the story of one Tennessee couple’s long, strange trip to the front of the stage.

07/04/2015

Joseph Bigsby (right) was convicted of killing Chicago Police Officer Edward Barron (left) in 1973, and sentenced to 200 years in prison, but granted early release on June 25, 2015. (Credit: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation/Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Cop Killer Granted Early Release For 1973 Murder

After spending more than 40 years in prison for killing a Chicago police officer in 1973, a 58-year-old man has been granted parole, enraging Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and rank-and-file officers.

06/26/2015

Water from the Kankakee River flooding the parking lot of a boat club. (Credit: CBS)

More Rains Bring New Flooding Fears To Kankakee

Hundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.

06/25/2015

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