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Oliver McCracken Middle School. (Credit: CBS)

Class Canceled For Second Day At Skokie School Over Instagram Posts

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports while we don’t know the nature of those Instagram posts, Skokie Police are taking then so seriously they’re asking federal agents to join the investigation.

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Skokie Middle School Cancels Class As Police Investigate Instagram Posts

A Skokie middle school has canceled classes Wednesday as police investigate a series of posts on Instagram.

10/21/2014

A gunman attempted to rob this Salvation Army store in north suburban Skokie. (NVP)

Attempted Armed Robbery Reported At Skokie Salvation Army

Police in north suburban Skokie responded to an attempted armed robbery Thursday afternoon at a Salvation Army Family Store.

10/17/2014

This woman is suspected of holding up banks in the north suburbs. (CBS)

Woman Suspected In North Suburban Bank Heists

A woman who robbed a BMO Harris bank in north suburban Wilmette Tuesday is also suspected of robbing another bank in nearby Skokie last week.

10/15/2014

Dzevad Avdic (top left), Jeremy Ly (top right)  Myles Hughes (bottom right) and  Nicholas Smith (bottom right)

Skokie Police Release 5th Suspect In Student’s Slaying

Skokie police have released the person they say pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting of a Niles North High School student last month. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office did not think there was enough evidence at this time to charge him, according to Skokie police officials.

10/07/2014

Dzevad Avdic (top left), Jeremy Ly (top right)  Myles Hughes (bottom right) and  Nicholas Smith (bottom right)

Fifth Suspect Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Skokie Teen

Skokie Police have arrested the person they allege pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting of Niles North student Max Gadau last week, Pioneer Press is reporting.

10/06/2014

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Communities Paying Wildly Different Prices For Road Salt

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards learned in this Original Report what your hometown pays may be a lot more than the one next door.

10/01/2014

Brooklyn Venter (Skokie Police)

Missing Boy With Autism Found Safe

An employee of the LL Bean store in Old Orchard Center found the boy, Brooklyn Venter, sitting on a stairwell in an “employee only” portion of the store.

09/25/2014

David Chereck was 15 when he was strangled in January 1992.  (Photo courtesy Cook County Sherriff)

Suspect Arrested In L.A. For 1992 Murder Of Skokie Teen

A Los Angeles man who was a suspect in the 1992 murder of 15-year-old David Chereck, from Skokie, has been arrested in connection with the case.

07/24/2014

Fritz and Jeffery Tasch at the Grand Piano Haus in Skokie. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Grand Piano Haus

For Jeffery Tasch, music is in his blood.

05/27/2014

Reginald Stewart (Credit: Skokie Police)

Suspect Charged In Beauty Shop Burglary; 2nd At Large

The officers spotted Reginald Stewart and another suspect walking across a parking lot carrying a “large sack” and boxes containing over $3,000 in merchandise, which they dropped when the officers approached

05/05/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Riders Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Skokie Swift

Riders cheerfully filled the seats and stood in the aisles, swapping stories about rides on the Swift, also known as the Yellow Line, which links downtown Skokie with the Howard ‘L’ terminal.

04/27/2014

Surveillance images of a man who attacked a senior citizen on a Yellow Line train on March 28, 2014. (Credit: Skokie Police)

Skokie Cops Search For Man Who Attacked Senior On Yellow Line

The suspect boarded a Yellow Line train and began yelling at passengers on March 28. When a senior citizen told him to leave, the man approached the senior citizen and pulled his jacket over his head before punching and kicking him.

04/17/2014

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Suit: Man ‘Maliciously’ Attacked By Evanston, Skokie Police

A north suburban man had to have a metal plate put into the left side of his head after being attacked by Evanston and Skokie police officers, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

03/26/2014

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Woman Arrested For DUI After Driving Wrong Way On Edens

About 2:05 a.m., the female was traveling south on I-94 when she crashed her vehicle and, having gotten turned around, began driving north in the southbound lanes between Willow and Old Orchard roads.

03/20/2014

A fresh coat of snow covers sidewalks and streets in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on Wednesday. Chicago got up to 6 inches in some spots, on top of several inches of snow from previous storms that had yet to melt. (Credit: CBS)

Skokie Students Hold Singing Protest Against The Weather

The weather is the subject of a protest march Saturday in Skokie.

03/08/2014

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Skokie Billboard Says Of USA-Canada Hockey Game: ‘Loser Keeps Bieber’

There’s even more incentive to not lose Friday’s big Olympic semifinal.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Drake Whitker (Photo supplied by Park Ridge Police)

5-Year-Old Boy Found Safe In Skokie After Abduction In Park Ridge

A 5-year-old boy who was the subject of an AMBER Alert was found safe in Skokie on Thursday, after he was taken in a carjacking earlier in Park Ridge.

02/20/2014

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CTA Worker Hospitalized After Touching Third Rail On Yellow Line

The employee was working with a shovel along the northbound tracks of the Yellow Line, about two blocks from the Oakton Street station.

02/18/2014

Libertyville got nearly 14 inches of snow from New Year's Eve through late on New Year's Day, and could get even more from lake effect snow on Jan. 2, 2014. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Yard Signs Proclaim Skokie Work Crews As ‘Snow Heroes’

With yet another snow coming down in this endless winter, residents of one suburb are saying a very public “thank you,” to the crews who clear their streets, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

02/17/2014

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