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Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen. (Credit: CBS)

Municipalities Brace For Rauner’s Proposed Budget Cuts

The cuts are just proposals right now, but as CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports the real world implications are already being felt.

02/18/2015

Chris Buccola talks with CBS 2's Brad Edwards about his heater's problems. (CBS)

Bad Time For The Heat To Go Out

And yet that’s happening to some Skokie residents, as the big chill descends. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/16/2015

Gabino Torres (Credit: Skokie Police)

Man Charged With Trying To Abduct Girl, Who Escaped By Hitting Him With Padlocks

Gabino A. Torres, 36, of the 7200 block of North Bell Avenue in Chicago is in custody charged with unlawful restraint and attempted kidnapping, according to Skokie police.

02/12/2015

Karla Gress. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Woman Files Lawsuit Claiming She Was Raped By Security Guard At Skokie Hotel

A 49-year-old woman from Dallas says she was raped by a security guard at the Skokie Holiday Inn – and now she is suing the hotel and the guard.

02/09/2015

Lovelock padlocks are seen bearing messages at the Albert Dock in Liverpool, north-west England on June 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Girl Pummels Would-Be Kidnapper With Padlocks To Face: Skokie Police

The girl was walking from Old Orchard Junior High to Niles North High School about 3:20 p.m. on Jan. 20 when a blue SUV pulled into the parking lot of Golf Galaxy at 4831 Golf Road.

01/30/2015

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Company’s Amusing Sign Suggests Watching Bears Is Better CIA Torture Method

A sign at a suburban company suggests a better CIA torture method, and it just might work: Force the suspects to watch a Bears game.

12/17/2014

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Woman Fatally Struck By Vehicle In Skokie

Rescue crews responded to a call of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle about 5:50 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Touhy Avenue.

12/11/2014

Cassandra Feuerstein slams into a bench after video tape showed her being thrown into a jail cell. (CBS)

Former Skokie Cop Gets Probation For Shoving Woman In Cell

Cassandra Feuerstein, who suffered nerve damage in her face in the March 2013 attack, was glad that Michael Hart was charged for the crime but thinks he got a “slap on the wrist,” said Torri Hamilton, a lawyer who is representing Feuerstein in a pending civil lawsuit.

11/13/2014

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Four Suspects In Shooting Of Niles North Students Indicted

The four 19-year-old suspects charged with first degree murder and attempted murder in the shooting death and injury of two Niles North High School students late last month have been indicted by a Grand Jury, it was announced Tuesday, Oct. 28 in Cook County Circuit Court in north suburban Skokie.

11/02/2014

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.

10/22/2014

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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

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