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Police take cover as a barrage of gunfire erupts along West Florrisant Street during a demonstration to mark the 1-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black offenders.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police: Man Shot By Officers In Ferguson After Opening Fire On SUV

Gunfire erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, late Sunday, setting off a chaotic chain of events that ended with police shooting an 18-year-old man on the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown.

08/10/2015

Nicholas Sheley is serving six life sentences for a string of murders in Illinois, and faces trial for two more slayings in Missouri, where prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted In 6 Illinois Deaths Seeks New Venue For Missouri Trial

A 35-year-old man serving life sentences for six Illinois slayings wants to move a murder trial that could lead to his execution to another place in Missouri.

07/06/2015

Nicholas Sheley is serving six life sentences for a string of murders in Illinois, and faces trial for two more slayings in Missouri, where prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Missouri Seeks Death For Man Convicted In 6 Illinois Murders

Prosecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley’s execution if he’s convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.

06/15/2015

Police in riot gear respond to demonstrators blocking traffic during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department on March11, 2015 in Ferguson, MO. Protests erupted after the announcement of  the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson earlier in the day. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

2 Officers Shot At Protest Outside Ferguson Police Station

Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city’s police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police department and court.

03/12/2015

Traffic Stop

Professors To Be Honored For Study Of Traffic Stop Disparities

Dr. Steven Maynard-Moody said he and his fellow researchers found no racial bias in normal traffic stops — in which the sole reason a driver is pulled over is an actual traffic violation — but they did find tremendous bias in so-called “investigatory traffic stops.”

03/06/2015

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Police Reform Bills Spurred By Recent Deaths, Racial Unrest

Recent police-caused deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City and an ongoing concern about racial sensitivity is behind a set of police reform bills sponsored by Illinois Democrats, who say measured steps are needed to address the underlying issues.

01/29/2015

Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rice’s 3-Pointer Gives Illinois 62-59 Win Over Missouri

Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin’ Rights game on Saturday.

12/20/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference announcing Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over Voter ID regulations at the Department of Justice on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Attorney General Holder To Meet With Police, Public In Chicago

Holder’s meeting with law enforcement, elected officials and the public on Friday is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.

12/12/2014

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Police Chiefs Push For Written Reports On Use Of Force

In the wake of deadly confrontations involving police officers in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, a group of current and former police chiefs in Illinois has pushed for changes in the way police agencies record interactions with the public.

12/11/2014

Children led a protest Friday morning in the West Town neighborhood, to express their outrage over two grand juries declining to charge white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. (Credit: CBS)

Children Lead Protest Of Grand Jury Rulings In Garner, Brown Deaths

Anger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.

12/05/2014

Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Pfleger Wants Churches To Lead Protests Of Ferguson, NYC Police Killing Cases

Activist priest Michael Pfleger was urging churches everywhere to take time out of services on Sunday for some civil disobedience, as a response to the second case of a grand jury failing to indict a white police officer involved in the death of an unarmed black man.

12/04/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: The Ohio State Buckeyes celebrate their 42-28 victory over the Michigan Wolverines by performing their alma mater song Carmen Ohio at Ohio Stadium on November 29, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: The Playoff Begins Now

The College Football Playoff will determine college football’s first national champion in the new playoff model in January, but the real playoff begins this weekend.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

Protesters upset with a  grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, staged a protest at Water Tower Plaza on Black Friday, calling for a boycott of corporate retailers. (Credit: Black Youth Project 100)

Ferguson Protesters Take Over Water Tower Plaza, Urge Black Friday Boycott

Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

11/28/2014

Members of Black Youth Project 100  stage a "die-in" at City Hall in Chicago, as part of what they plan to be a 28-hour sit-in over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson on Aug. 9, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

City Hall Sit-In Ends Peacefully

Several activists from the group Black Youth Project 100 planned a sit-in on the 5th floor of City Hall for the next 28 hours, because they said a black person is killed by a police officer every 28 hours in the U.S. They said their act of civil disobedience is their duty.

11/25/2014

Police officers watch as a business burns after it was set on fire during rioting following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Sends National Guard Units To Ferguson

After a night of violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, with at least a dozen businesses burned to the ground, residents were left wondering why it had to happen. More than a dozen buildings were burned to the ground. At least 60 people were arrested during the protests, and at least 16 people were treated for injuries.

11/25/2014

A police officer runs from a burning squad car after it was set on fire by demonstrators during a protest following the grand jury announcement on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fires Burn, Shots Ring Out In Ferguson After Grand Jury Decision

Chaos erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, as protesters expressed their outrage at a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager.

11/25/2014

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5 Must-Watch College Football Games This Weekend

After a crazy Week 6 in college football in which we saw 11 of the top 25 ranked teams lose, Week 7 is also poised to burst a lot of playoff hopes for many teams.

10/10/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Officer On Leave Pending Investigation Into Facebook Posts

The 40-year-old officer has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, after his sergeant saw a Facebook post that reportedly said police in Ferguson, Missouri, “did society a favor” by shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown last month.

09/04/2014

Protesters holding signs of people shot and killed by police called for U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to launch a federal investigation into police shootings nationwide. (Credit: Facebook)

Protesters Demand Federal Investigation Into Police Shootings

Protesters gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday, saying the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and statistics regarding fatal police-involved shootings in the Chicago area show it’s time for a sweeping federal investigation into police conduct.

08/27/2014

Diagram of independent autopsy showing bullet wounds.

Mike Brown Shooting And Ferguson: What Do We Know?

Here is what is known about the shooting in Ferguson so far.

08/20/2014

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