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Mary Ryan (Credit: Chicago Police)

Mother Charged With Trying To Suffocate Daughter

A woman drove her daughter to Rosehill Cemetery, tried to suffocate the 4-year-old with a plastic bag, then trieed to kill herself before changing her mind, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday.


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Baby Boy, Wrapped In Bag, Found Dead In Gangway

About 8:30 a.m., the boy — described as a newborn — was found in a gangway in the 2700 block of North Hamlin Avenue.


Billy Varner (Lake County Jail booking photo)

No Bail For Man Charged In Vicious Slayings Of Wife, Mother

An Antioch man was ordered held without bond Tuesday morning, accused of brutally killing his wife and mother in the apartment they all shared, then fleeing the state.


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Mother Tied Plastic Bag Around Newborn’s Neck, Left Him In Trash

A 19-year-old northwest suburban woman gave birth to a full-term baby boy in a Salvation Army store bathroom last week, then wrapped a plastic bag around his neck, put him in a garbage bag and covered his body with paper towels.


A plastic bag ends up as litter in this Chicago street scene. (CBS)

Chicago Alderman Wants To Ban Plastic Shopping Bags

The days of taking your purchases home in a plastic bag may be numbered in the city of Chicago. A push is under way to make it illegal for city stores to pack up your goods in those bags, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.