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Stolen cigarettes were among the items seized by police in a crackdown on retailers who sell them. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Cops Crack Down On Retailers Who Sell Stolen Goods

A new law in Illinois is allowing police and retailers to work together to crack down on organized retail theft. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/23/2013

Schaumburg Police car. (CBS)

Another Schaumburg Cop Under Investigation

That marks the fourth time in as many months that a sworn officer in the village has run afoul of the law. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/17/2013

Still photos of the basement of a building where John Wayne Gacy's mother lived. (provided photo)

VIDEO: The Home, And Basement, Where Gacy Visited His Mother

John Wayne Gacy was known to have worked inside and around a home where his mom once lived. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli has exclusive video from inside that building.

05/16/2013

Cook County police arrest a domestic-violence suspect during a series of sweeps this week. (CBS)

Sheriff’s Police Arrest 65 In Domestic-Violence Sweep

Up rickety stairs, in narrow gangways and alleys and in houses and apartments, the sheriff’s department was on a mission this week. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

05/10/2013

Bryeon Hunter (Credit: Maywood Police)

Search Resumes Along Des Plaines River, But Still No Sign Of Maywood Boy’s Body

Volunteers and police officers returned to the Des Plaines River on Saturday to resume searching for the body of a missing toddler from Maywood.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2013

O'Hare International Airport

Cause Of O’Hare Runway Light Outage Still Undetermined

Officials at O’Hare International Airport are saying a bit more about what caused lights to fail on two runways Thursday night, but have yet to determine an exact cause.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2013

Terry Martin, who has Type 2 diabetes, tests her blood sugar level. (Credit: CBS)

Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities

Dr. Monica Peek, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Chicago, said, “From the recent findings, the top 11 communities for diabetes death rates, 10 of those are African-American.”

03/11/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Michelle Obama To Attend Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Michelle Obama is planning to attend the funeral of a teenager who was shot and killed about a week after she had performed at the president’s inauguration.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2013

Loyola University Campus Police vehicles (Credit: CBS)

Loyola Students Warned Of Two Recent Armed Robberies Near Campus

Loyola University has issued an alert to students after a student was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon in an alley near its Rogers Park neighborhood campus.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Durbin Reintroduces Assault Weapons Ban In Congress

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports new laws could be tough to sell at gun shows, like one held in suburban Rosemont on Friday.

CBS 2–01/25/2013

Ramona Rogers-Washington has a cast on her broken wrist, and a bullet in her chest, after she was hit by a stray bullet when a shooting erupted outside a CTA bus on Jan. 17, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Shot On CTA Bus Thankful To Be Alive, But Angry At Shooters

Ramona Rogers-Washington has a fractured wrist and a bullet in her chest, but nonetheless she said she’s “very blessed” to be alive, after a shooting on a CTA bus on Thursday.

CBS 2–01/18/2013

Robert Maday (Photo Supplied To CBS)

Trial Underway For Alleged Bank Robber Who Escaped In 2009

An alleged serial bank robber who escaped from custody in 2009 by slipping out of his restraints and taking a gun away from one of the officers taking him to court was on trial in federal court on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrive for the final Cabinet meeting of the year at the government headquarters in Moscow , on December 27, 2012. Putin told today a meeting of top officials in the Kremlin he intended to sign into law a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children that has raised tensions between Moscow and Washington. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI /POOL/ DMITRY ASTAKHOV (Photo credit should read DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Families In Limbo As Russia Considers Banning Adoptions To U.S.

A local adoption agency is encouraging people to contact their senators and congressmen to ask them to urge Russia to let those adoptions already in progress to proceed.

12/27/2012

David Medina (CBS)

Officer Applicant Cries Foul At UIC Hiring Process

David Medina wants to be a cop, and the University of Illinois-Chicago Police Department seemed like the perfect fit. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

12/13/2012

One of the dogs rescued from a dog fight in south suburban Dolton. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Police Bust Dolton Dog Fight, 8 Arrested

A call to police from a concerned resident in Dolton led police to a dog fighting ring, and a man wanted for attempted murder.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

William Lee Martin of Springfield was killed Friday night.

Chicago Mother Loses Two Sons In One Year To Gun Violence

William Lee Martin was killed Friday night, making it two sons killed in one year for Thelma Smith,

12/01/2012

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett visits Powell's Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Valerie Jarrett Visits Chicago To Tout Small Business Saturday

For the third straight year, business leaders were encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And the White House sent one of its best-known voices to Chicago on Small Business Saturday to show how shopping small can give the country a big boost.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

Holiday decorations have been set up in North School Park in Arlington Heights, including this snowman and a Christmas tree, but the village denied permission to a group to set up a Nativity scene in the park. (Credit: CBS)

Arlington Heights Says No To Nativity Scene For Local Park

The group that sets up Nativity scenes at Daley Plaza and the Illinois State Capitol has been denied permission to place a Nativity scene in a park in Arlington Heights.

CBS 2–11/23/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters on Thanksgiving Day, the day after his son Jesse Jr. resigned from Congress. He would only say his son was spending the day with his family. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. Spent Thanksgiving With His Family

The day after former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, things were quiet at the home of Jackson’s famous father. But Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. did come out to talk to reporters on Thanksgiving.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2012

Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas, a Chicago native, coaches players participating in his Peace Basketball Tournament at Christ The King Jesuit College Prep High School on Nov. 17, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Peace Tournament Honors Gun Victims, Promotes Hard Work

Hope amid despair – that’s what organizers said Saturday’s Peace Baksetball Tournament in the Austin neighborhood was all about.

CBS 2–11/17/2012

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