Mike Puccinelli

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

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

New Round Of Storms Could Hamper Tornado Recovery Efforts In Coal City

More bad weather on Wednesday could hamper recovery efforts in Coal City, which was hit by an EF-3 tornado Monday night. It was the most powerful tornado to hit the Chicago metropolitan area in nearly 25 years.

06/24/2015

(Credit: CBS)

Déjà Vu: Coal City Hit By Second Tornado In Two Years

For the second time in 19 months, southwest suburban Coal City was digging out from the rubble, after a powerful tornado tore roofs of houses, and reduced many other buildings to kindling.

06/23/2015

(Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

At Least Three Tornadoes Hit Western And Southwestern Suburbs

National Weather Service crews were headed out Tuesday to try to confirm reports of up to six tornados touching down Monday in Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Will counties, including three already confirmed in Ottawa, Sublette, and Coal City.

06/23/2015

Jesse Jackson Jr. speaks to reporters outside his home in Washington, D.C., after he was released from a halfway house to begin three months of home confinement. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Halfway House To Begin Home Confinement

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his home in Washington, D.C., on Monday, after spending 17 months in federal prison, and another three months in a Baltimore halfway house.

06/22/2015

Men line up at the Center on Halsted for the Meningitis vaccine. (Credit: CBS)

Free Meningitis Vaccines Offered At Pride Fest

As Chicago gears for the Pride Parade, celebrations come with concerns about a health alert in the gay community.

06/20/2015

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs for fans on day 1 of the 2013 Splendour In The Grass Festival on July 26, 2013 in Byron Bay, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

After Weather Delay, Show To Go On For Mumford & Sons

Two days later than originally planned, British rockers Mumford & Sons were ready to perform at Montrose Beach on Friday, and some tickets are now available to their previously sold-out show.

06/19/2015

Flames engulfed a split-level home in Tinley Park early Friday, and two men were forced to jump from second-floor window to escape the flames. (Credit: CBS)

Two Injured After Jumping Out Window To Escape Tinley Park Fire

The blaze started around 2:15 a.m. in a first-floor bedroom of a home in the 7600 block of West 160th Place. Christina Campa was getting ready for work, when she noticed sparks coming out of the wall near an outlet.

06/19/2015

Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons performs on the "What" stage during the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 13, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Mumford & Sons’ Lakefront Show Sparks Concerns From Neighbors

A big concert Wednesday night has raised some big concerns along the lakefront, where Grammy winners Mumford & Sons will play before a crowd of 35,000 at Montrose Beach.

06/17/2015

Fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks winning the 2015 Stanley Cup outside of Wrigley Field on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Blackhawks And Their Fans Keep Stanley Cup Party Going Well Into The Morning

Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six seasons on Monday night.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Students, teachers, and others march for an end to violent crime in Chicago, ahead of summer vacation. (Credit: Perspectives Charter Schools/Instagram)

Students Lead Peace March On South Side

More than 2,500 people, mostly kids, were marching from the South Loop to Bronzeville on Friday, demanding an end to the violence on the streets as students get ready to start their summer break.

06/05/2015

Aimee Coath (Source: Facebook)

Woman Killed In CTA Bus Crash; Driver Cited For Running Red Light

A CTA bus driver has been ticketed for running a red light Tuesday evening before striking two pedestrians and several cars downtown, killing a 51-year-old woman, and injuring at least eight other people.

06/03/2015

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