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Police Officer Shoots Teen In South Chicago

A teenager was in the hospital early Friday, after Chicago police shot him when he allegedly refused to drop a weapon in the South Chicago neighborhood.

08/21/2015

Illinois State Police Crown Victoria Interceptor (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

State Police To Step Up Overnight Patrols Amid Spike In Expressway Shootings

In response to a rise in shootings on Chicago area expressways, Illinois State Police on Wednesday announced plans to fortify special patrols aimed at reduce the violence.

08/19/2015

Lightning strikes in southwest suburban Willow Springs on Tuesday. (Credit: Robert Herman)

Storms Knock Out Power To Thousands In Chicago Area

Summer storms ripped through the Chicago area Tuesday night, leaving downed trees, standing water, and lots of cleanup to do. While the damage was not significant, thousands lost power when power lines were knocked down.

08/19/2015

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Corey Hood prepares to jump with his fellow Army Golden Knights parachutists and the Navy Leap Frogs parachute team at the Chicago Air & Water Show on Aug. 15, 2015.  Hood collided with a Leap Frog parachutist in mid-air, and then hit a high-rise building while unconscious, and died the next day. (Credit: Bart Shore)

One Of Final Photos Of Army Parachutist Shows Exuberance Before Fatal Jump

As officials conduct an investigation into the death of an Army parachutist during a jump at the Chicago Air & Water Show, some photos taken that day have shown the smiling young man in the moments before his final skydive.

08/17/2015

The same man is believed to have snatched necklaces off three females in the last three weeks as they were riding CTA trains. | Chicago Police photo

Police Warn Of Robber Snatching Necklaces On CTA Trains

Police were warning women who ride the CTA about a man who has been snatching necklaces off women’s necks, then running off the train as the doors are closing.

08/13/2015

Michael Jordan arrives at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, for a trial on the lawsuit he filed against the Dominick's grocery store chain. (Credit: CBS)

Value Of Michael Jordan’s Endorsement Deals Revealed During Trial

Former Bulls star Michael Jordan could take the stand Wednesday in his lawsuit against a now-defunct grocery store chain, over its unauthorized use of his name and image in a 2009 magazine ad.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2015

Fire crews douse a car that caught fire after an I-80 crash early Wednesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Sheriff’s Officers Rescue Man From Fiery Crash On I-80

Shortly before 2 a.m., the driver of a four-door sedan was heading east on I-80, near the Interstate 57 junction, when he lost control of the vehicle. The driver said he swerved to avoid hitting a coyote, and crashed through a guardrail.

08/05/2015

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.

08/04/2015

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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

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