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Caretaker Charged With Stealing From Elderly Woman, Hospice Patient

A Chicago woman who worked as caretaker allegedly stole from two patients — including a woman living her last days in hospice care — and was ordered held on a $300,000 bond Thursday.

09/18/2014

Aerial view of the Museum Campus in Chicago, including (top to bottom) Soldier Field, the Field Museum, and the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: CBS)

Park District Seeking Public Input On Future Of Museum Campus

The Chicago Park District has asked one of the designers of the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to help with discussions about a long-term vision for the entire lakefront Museum Campus where it is planned to be built.

09/10/2014

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Back To School: CPS Students Return With More Safe Passage Routes

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students returned to class Tuesday for the first day of the new school year, and many of them were taking advantage of the Safe Passage program for the first time.

09/02/2014

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BGA: Suburban Police, Fire Pension Fund Shortfalls Total $3.3 Billion

Police and fire departments across suburban Cook County might be in line for some budget cuts, as huge pension problems loom, according to a report from a government watchdog.

08/06/2014

A SafeCharge cell phone battery charging station at a Chicago bar. (Credit: Nancy Harty/CBS)

Made In Chicago: SafeCharge

It’s a safe place to charge your cellphone while you’re out. Dave Adams and a friend sketched out on a napkin an idea for what would become SafeCharge, essentially a locker for your phone, with battery chargers to accommodate any phone made in the last 16 years.

08/04/2014

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Protest Group: Give All Chicago Workers Paid Sick Days

The group supports an ordinance that was introduced to the Chicago City Council this spring that calls for employers to give all workers — both full and part-time — at least five sick days a year.

07/31/2014

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Naperville Asks Residents To Turn Up The Thermostat

Officials estimated power usage will be at its peak from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., so they want residents to turn up their thermostats a couple degrees, and avoid using other unnecessary appliances and electronics.

07/22/2014

Artistic rendering of a proposed 430-megawatt natural gas power plant in Oakwood Hills, Illinois. (Credit: oakwoodhillsenergycenter.com)

Oakwood Hills Residents Seek To Block New Power Plant

Some residents of a small community in McHenry County have begun gearing up to stop plans for a natural gas power plant in their village.

07/15/2014

Cleanup crews, empty tents, and a few seagulls are all that's left of the Taste of Chicago a day after the annual food festival ended. (Credit: Nancy Harty/CBS)

Cleanup Begins After Taste Of Chicago Wraps Up

The food is gone; now all that’s left is the cleanup of Grant Park following the 34th annual Taste of Chicago.

07/14/2014

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Funeral Held For Slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

Visitation services were held Sunday for Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral was scheduled for Monday morning at the convention center, followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.

07/14/2014

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VIDEO: Man With Bullhorn Drives Around, Says Kind Things To People

If you were walking around Lincoln Park earlier this month and thought you heard someone shout something nice, you weren’t imagining things.

07/11/2014

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Sports Executives: Social Media Making Ticket Sales A Bigger Challenge

The couch versus the stadium; that’s the challenge facing many sports teams when trying to get more fans in the seats.

06/17/2014

The rubble of the World Trade Center smoulders following the terrorist attack Sept. 11, 2011 in New York. (ALEXANDRE FUCHS/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin Towers Survivor Has Mixed Emotions About New 9/11 Museum

Joe Dittmar, formerly of Aurora, was on the 105th floor of the south tower on September 11, 2001.

05/15/2014

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Man Held Without Bond In Englewood Girl’s Rape, Murder

Rene Valentin-Matos was ordered held without bond Thursday in the 2009 rape and murder of 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner.

05/08/2014

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Marrow Drive Draws Dozens Of Volunteers In Lincolnshire

Students, teachers and families came together Saturday at a north suburban school to donate blood and register to be bone marrow donors.

04/26/2014

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Gun Found Near Streamwood High School

Streamwood High School was on lockdown Friday as police investigated a gun at the school. Students were delayed about an hour in getting dismissed from school.

03/14/2014

Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

With Clock Ticking, Catholic School Slated To Close Is Halfway To Fundraising Goal

With less than a week to go in their efforts to raise $400,000, Our Lady of Victory Elementary School is rallying, says Principal Jennifer Hodge.

01/17/2014

Madison, a Doberman mix, ran away after a rescue group volunteer flew her into Midway International Airport in January. Madison slipped out of her harness while walking near the airport. (Illinois Doberman Rescue)

Rescued Doberman Escapes At Midway Airport

The brown Doberman, named Madison, slipped out of her harness while a volunteer was walking her ahead of a long car ride.

01/17/2014

A police officer talks with a motorist Sunday about an attack in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. (CBS)

Police Canvass Neighborhood Where Girl Was Attacked

The crime outraged Mayor Emanuel and his police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, who vowed the department will solve the crime.

12/22/2013

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Does Your Kid Have A Santa Phobia? Expert Offers Tips To Calm Children

Social worker Ellen Rosendale suggests you prep your child by talking about what Santa looks like and what to expect.

12/05/2013

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