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Police tape marks the scene of where human remains were found in an abandoned Calumet Heights property. (CBS)

Neighbors Say City Paid Little Attention To Weeded Property, Until Body Was Found

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports neighbors are asking why it takes so long to get derelict properties cleaned up.


Holly Womack disappeared three weeks ago in Gary, Ind. (CBS)

Gary Woman Disappears After Being Dropped Off At Shelter

CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports on the 30-year-old woman’s disappearance and her family’s frantic search.


A 14-year-old girl foiled a burglar Wednesday morning. (CBS)

Highland, Ind. Teen Foils Home Invader

With only seconds to react, a 14-year-old girl’s quick thinking helped her and her brother escape from harm. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.


U.S. Army National Guard Maj. Christopher Bonds was arrested in 2008 for allegedly assaulting his elderly aunt, but prosecutors dismissed the charges. However, they've denied requests to have his record expunged, even though the charges were dropped and he had no previous criminal record. (Credit: CBS)

Four Years After Charges Dropped, Soldier Still Trying To Clear His Name

A local Iraq War veteran has been trying to clear his name, after he was accused of attacking a family member.

CBS 2–10/23/2012

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Logistics Firm Moves From Suburbs To Chicago To Help Workers Save Gas

Gas prices have been falling, but not quick enough or far enough for a lot of people to feel it – especially those who drive to work every day. One local company actually picked up and moved from the suburbs to the city, to help its workers burn less gas.

CBS 2–10/11/2012

Evie licks the face of dog-sitter Megan Wilt, who chased off a coyote during an attack. (CBS)

Coyote Attacks Dog In Wheaton

A beloved pet was nearly killed in the 2000 block of Stonebridge Court in Wheaton. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones spoke to the woman who saved the dog’s life.


Derrick Chaney (Credit: Aurora Police)

Aurora Man Charged With Raping Woman He Met Online; Cops Seek Other Victims

A case of online dating has turned into a massive sex assault investigation.

CBS 2–10/02/2012

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Roller Blader Accused Of Attacking Women On Lakefront Trail

There’s growing concern on the Chicago Lakefront Trail, over a man who, runners say, has been punching women along the path.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

Pet owners are told to be careful when mosquito-abatement crews spray insecticide. (CBS)

Pet Owners Urged To Take Precautions During Mosquito Spraying

The spray has been used for decades, but officials want families and their pets to limit their exposure to it, CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


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City Adding More Crews To Deal With Growing Rat Problem

A serious rat crackdown begins on the streets of Chicago on Thursday.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

Sean and Lisa Flynn say this fence in their back yard is necessary to keep their son safe. (CBS)

Parents Of Boy With Autism, Neighbors In Fight Over Fence

A Mokena family has fallen afoul of its homeowners association over a fence. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.


Cancer Lisa Mihaljevic had her power turned off by ComEd in a bill dispute this week; it was restored Thursday. (CBS)

Cancer Patient Loses Power After Returning Home From Hospital

Lisa Mijaljevic had just gotten out of the hospital with Stage 3 breast cancer and asthma. She woke up Wednesday with no power, CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.


Ethan Maidl suffered a severe allergic reaction to over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen when he was 7 years old. His eyes were scarred by Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and his skin began falling off. (Credit: CBS)

Over-The-Counter Meds Prompt Dangerous Allergic Reaction For Local Boy

It can cause blindness and make skin all over your body fall off, and doctors say it’s an illness that can be triggered by taking something as simple as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. It’s called Stevens Johnson Syndrome.

CBS 2–07/31/2012

Two homes on Rolf Road in southwest suburban Plainfield were destroyed by a fire that started at one house, then spread to the neighboring home on June 27, 2012. (Photo courtesy: Samantha Koch-Hennessey)

Fire Destroys Two Homes In Plainfield

A fire erupted at a home in southwest suburban Plainfield on Wednesday, then spread to a neighboring home, destroying both houses.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

A judge has ordered the Grundy County Sheriff to seize all of the equipment from the Gardner Volunteer Fire Department, amid a dispute with the Gardner Fire Protection District over alleged mismanagement of department funds. (Credit: CBS)

Volunteer Firefighters’ Equipment Seized In Financial Dispute

An entire fire department in Grundy County has been effectively shut down, all because of a fight over money.

CBS 2–06/26/2012

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Heat Wave Keeping Coast Guard Crews Busy

CHICAGO (CBS) – The U.S. Coast Guard has been very busy in the Chicago area during the recent heat wave. Crews rescued five people on Monday night alone. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports one of […]

CBS 2–06/19/2012

Racehorse "Lady May Z" was found shot and killed on her owners' horse farm in Lowell, Ind., on May 29, 2012. (Supplied to CBS 2)

Racehorse Shot And Killed At Farm In Northwest Indiana

Police in northwest Indiana were investigating a murder mystery on Wednesday, but the victim wasn’t a person, it was a racehorse.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

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Girl, 11, Dies After Being Pulled From Bolingbrook Pond

An 11-year-old girl has died after divers pulled her out of a pond near a school in Bolingbrook on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2012

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Gay Rights Activists Elated With Obama’s Support For Same-Sex Marriage

A group that is leading the fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois is pleased to see President Obama change his view.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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Teen Houdini Busts Out Of Handcuffs, Escapes Police Station

Police were searching for a 15-year-old drug suspect who they say managed a great escape from his handcuffs – and out of the District 11 police station.