Regine Schlesinger

An Iraqi family who fled recent fighting near the city of Mosul prepare to sleep on the ground as they try to enter a temporary displacement camp but are blocked by Kurdish soldiers on July 3, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq. The families, many with small and sick children, have no shelter and little water and food. The displacement camp Khazair is now home to an estimated 1,500 internally displaced persons (IDP's) with the number rising daily. Tens of thousands of people have fled Iraq's second largest city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Iraqi Immigrants Desperate To Find Help For Relatives Back Home

A suburban couple, originally from Iraq, has been watching with growing alarm what’s happening to family in their homeland as ISIS militants take over ever larger sections of the country.

08/06/2014

Hoarder House

Support Group Seeks To Help Hoarders Find Cause Of Their Compulsion

Health officials in southwest suburban Grundy County have begun reaching out to people known as hoarders, to provide help for a relatively rare mental health disorder.

08/05/2014

Muslims celebrate the Eid holiday at Toyota Park in Bridgview. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/CBS)

Muslims Mark End Of Ramadan At Eid Celebration In Bridgeview

Amid turmoil across the Middle East, Chicago area Muslims jammed the field at Toyota Park in Bridgeview on Monday, to celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

07/28/2014

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Durbin Wants Everest Students To Transfer To Community Colleges

Facing a probe from federal regulators, a for-profit education company that runs six college campuses in the Chicago area is looking to sell most of its schools.

06/26/2014

Downtown Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Hosting World Triathlon This Weekend

Chicago is only the third American city to host the ITU World Triathlon.

06/24/2014

Taylor Townsend. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Budding Englewood Tennis Star ‘Does Not Put Herself On This Pedestal”

After pulling off a stunning upset in the French Open, a tennis player from Englewood gets another shot at making a splash in a major tournament, when she plays her first match at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

06/23/2014

Natural Gas Flame

Wisconsin Utility To Buy Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas For $9B

Illinois state regulators and a consumer watchdog group were looking at a $9 billion deal for the sale of two local natural gas suppliers to a utility company in Wisconsin.

06/23/2014

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Average Gas Price The Highest In The Nation

The insurgent violence in Iraq and threats to oil facilities there have pushed the price of crude oil to more than $107 per barrel. That has translated to higher gasoline prices, nowhere higher than Chicago.

06/23/2014

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Neurologist: Chess A Brain-Builder For All Ages

No matter what your age, a Chicago area neurologist says chess offers a way to improve your brain.

06/19/2014

Heat, Summer, Thermometer, Hot Weather

As Summer Settles In, Advocates Warn Of Danger To Kids

Forty-four children across the country died last year, after being left alone in a car on a hot day. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the numbers have been rising in recent years, but such deaths are completely preventable.

06/18/2014

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Adds North Lawndale Site To Bid For Obama Library

Community activists have teamed up with the University of Illinois at Chicago to promote a 23-acre site in North Lawndale as a place to put the Obama Presidential Library.

06/16/2014

Crews work to finish installing a TRUMP sign on the side of the Trump Tower in Chicago (Credit: Kris Kridel/CBS)

Rahm Calls Trump Sign ‘Tasteless,’ The Donald Calls It ‘Magnificent’

As crews worked to install the final letter in the TRUMP sign on the Chicago River side of the skyscraper, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office confirmed they were looking at options that could force Trump to take it down, even though he already received city authorization to put it up.

06/12/2014

A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

Grace Period On Disabled Parking Changes Ends Thursday

If you’ve got a blue disabled parking placard, get ready to shell out for parking at meters in Illinois.

01/15/2014

Margie Korshak (Credit: Facebook)

Made In Chicago: Margie Korshak Public Relations

For 45 years, the name Margie Korshak has been linked to many of Chicago’s biggest events.

01/13/2014

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Salvation Army Tutoring Program Helps Kids Reach College

Besides feeding children’s mouths, the Salvation Army also feeds their minds.

12/13/2013

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Suburban Bus Driver Calls It A Day After Nearly 40 Years

Peggy Figgins began driving special-needs children back in 1976 in Oswego school district 308. Over nearly four decades, she’s watched the district explode in size.

12/04/2013

File Photo Of Outdoor Christmas Decorations. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Grinch Steals Frankfort Man’s Shedful Of Christmas Decorations

The collection of lights and figures was estimated to be worth $15,000, police say.

12/04/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Judge Won’t Free TV Pitchman Trudeau From Jail

TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau must stay in jail a bit longer, after again failing to convince a judge he’s done all he can to disclose assets to pay off a $37 million fine.

10/24/2013

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Shutdown Not Halting Medical Care At V.A. Hospital

With the shutdown dragging into its second week, money to pay healthcare workers at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago ran out last weekend, but employees are still on the job.

10/09/2013

A view of a the new 2009 series $100 bill (center) and the old 2006 series October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. The new $100 bill will begin to go into circulation on October 8 and will include new security features such as a band with moving images, ink that changes color with the angle as well as a new design. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Reserve Begins Circulating New $100 Bills

Federal dollars are at the heart the contentious battle over the federal government shutdown right now, but that wasn’t stopping the Federal Reserve from rolling out new $100 bills on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

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