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Police investigate the scene of a fatal accident Monday that killed a juvenile in Skokie on Saint Louis Avenue. (CBS)

Child Killed In Chain-Reaction Crash In Skokie

A young boy on a bicycle was run over and killed in north suburban Skokie Monday evening in what authorities call a chain-reaction accident.

05/21/2012

Vacancy sign for retail space (CBS)

Some Suburbs Reversing Retail Vacancies, Others Stumped

Some suburban malls are looking like ghost towns, but what can communities do to turn the tide? CBS 2′s Kris Gutierrez reports.

05/10/2012

(Peter Macdiarmid/ Getty Images)

Skokie Cleaning Business Must Pay $500K In Unpaid Wages, Damages To Workers

A Skokie-based cleaning service that misclassified employees as independent contractors, depriving them of minimum wage and overtime they had earned must pay $501,893.44 in back wages and liquidated damages for 75 workers a federal judge ordered this week.

05/05/2012

Pig & Weasel

Skokie Couple Turns Living Room Into Performance Venue

About twice a month, Todd and Monica Rogers move the couches out of the living room of their home in Skokie, and turn it into a performance venue called the Pig & Weasel.

CBS 2–04/19/2012

Mattress Store Crash

Car Plows Into Mattress Store In Skokie

It was a mess Thursday morning at a mattress store in Skokie, after a car plowed right into the middle of the showroom.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Cash Register

Skokie Group Draws ‘Cash Mob’ Of Shoppers To Stores

Flash mobs usually show up to dance en masse, act as human statues, or even have pillow fights, but in Skokie, they’re lining up to spend money.

WBBM Newsradio–03/27/2012

Microbe Busters

Microbe Busters Takes New Approach At Eradicating Deadly Germs

You won’t find Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, or any ghosts at Microbe Busters, but you will find some new efforts to eradicate deadly germs.

WBBM Newsradio–03/19/2012

Jonathan Staffney, Dante Huff

Police Nab Suspected Serial Burglars In Skokie

Police have arrested the two men they believe are responsible for a series of burglaries in Skokie.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Empty Classroom

Skokie High School Teacher Accused Of Making Girl, 17, Strip

A teacher at Niles North High School in Skokie has resigned after being charged with sexual misconduct.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Fatal Shooting

15-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Rogers Park

A male was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds late Friday on the North Side, police said.

01/21/2012

Cook County Criminal Courts

South Suburban Cops Unhappy With Courthouse Closures

Cook County’s plan to shut down suburban courthouses on weekends went into effect last week with the closure of the Bridgeview courthouse. But police who now must transport arrestees to the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago for bond hearings reported that longer round trips were the only problem.

01/15/2012

Snow

Evanston, Skokie Restrict Parking After Snow

The City of Chicago did not enact its 2-inch parking ban for the snowstorm, but in some suburbs, you could find yourself towed if you’re not careful.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

An explosion blew out the roof of an apartment building at 8734 Kimball Av. in Skokie on Dec. 12, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Skokie Explosion May Have Been Arson, Report Says

A Skokie two-flat that destroyed by an explosion and fire last month may have been set ablaze intentionally.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Shop Local Skokie

Skokie Urges Residents To Shop Local

The near north suburb of Skokie is urging residents to support the village’s local businesses with a new Facebook page.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

File Photo Of A Gold And Diamond Wedding Band. (David Livingston/Getty Images)

Cuts To Suburban Courthouse Hours Mean No More Weekend Weddings

Because the suburban Cook County courthouses will be closed on weekends starting next year, there will soon be five fewer options for wedding or civil union ceremonies.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

Cook County Criminal Courts

Cook County To Close Suburban Courthouses On Weekends

Get into trouble on the weekends in Cook County and no matter where you are arrested — from Schaumburg to the city’s West Side to Orland Park — you’ll soon be able to appear before a judge only at Chicago’s 26th and California courthouse.

12/28/2011

Klein Tools

Klein Tools To Close Plants In Skokie, Roselle

The State of Illinois struck a deal to keep Sears and the CME Group in Illinois this week, but meanwhile, local tool manufacturer has confirmed that it will be taking some jobs out of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

An explosion blew out the roof of an apartment building at 8734 Kimball Av. in Skokie on Dec. 12, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Apartment Explodes In Skokie, Near Busy Commerical Strip On Dempster

A two-story apartment building exploded in north suburban Skokie on Monday morning, sending flames shooting high into the air and leaving a man injured.

12/12/2011

State police respond to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident on the Edens Expressway Saturday afternoon. (CBS)

Updated: Four People Injured In Edens Crash

Four people were injured, one critically, Saturday afternoon after a police pursuit ended in a five-car crash on the Edens Expressway.

11/19/2011

Bill Clinton

Clinton: Occupy Movement Has Gotten Out A Message

Former President Bill Clinton was in town Friday morning to sign his new book, Back to Work Barnes and Noble at the Old Orchard shopping center in Skokie.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

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