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A brush fire on Chicago's South Side. (Jessyca Malina)

Brush Fire Halts Some Metra Service On South Side

(STMW) –– A brush fire along railroad tracks on the South Side has halted a Metra train Thursday afternoon. Metra Southwest Service train 819, which was scheduled to arrive in Orland Park at 3:46 p.m., was […]


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Father, 51, Fatally Shot

(CBS) — Friends and loved ones of a Morgan Park man are trying to make sense of his murder. Fifty-one-year-old Paul King was shot in the back and chest about a block away from where […]


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Two killed, Six wounded In Shootings Friday On South, SW Sides: Police

The most recent fatality happened about 2 p.m. in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.


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String Of Armed Robberies Reported On South Side

Police issued an alert after several early February armed robberies on the South Side.


From left, clockwise: Jawaan Chick, Sabrina Morris, Taylon Hughes, Shaquille Middleton, William Hill, Arnulfo Sanchez, Jimmie Kelly and Charles Ray .(Chicago Police Department)

Eight Charged In Dog Fighting Ring On South Side

The Chicago Department of Animal Care and Control took the four pit bulls into custody.


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Freight Train Derails, Cars Roll Over

Five rail cars on a train were involved in the derailment near 95th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. Four of the cars rolled onto their sides, and one was tipping, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. All of the cars were empty at the time.


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Man Arrested After Ramming Stolen Van Into Police Car

Police are questioning one person and seeking the second following a brief chase on the South Side in which an officer was injured.


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One Of The Final Homicide Victims Of 2014 Was A Devoted Father, Relatives Say

(STMW) — A man fatally wounded on New Year’s Eve at a South Side tire shop was a gregarious, churchgoing devoted father of three, relatives tell the Chicago Sun-Times. The violent death of Reginald Jones, […]


U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the State Dining Room of the White House on August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama announced he has authorized military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and a humanitarian aid drop. ISIS has been advancing on the important city of Erbil, Iraq and a civilian humanitarian crisis has developed. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

It’s South Side Versus West Side In Chicago Bids For Obama Library And Museum

They’re calling it a cross-town competition. The U of C and UIC each has its own vision of what the Obama library and museum should be and how they’re going about getting it. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.



South Side Museum Oversteps Bounds By Towing Car Off Street: Officials

A high school security officer is hopping mad because her car was illegally towed — and she’s got the video to prove it.


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Retired Chicago Nurse To Travel To Liberia

Larry Turner is headed for ground-zero in the battle against Ebola: the West African nation of Liberia. He’s going with the group Partners in Health. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Rauner Square Off Over Minimum Wage

Tuesday night’s debate was held at the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago’s South Side.


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Two Hurt In Crash After Police Shooting, Chase On South Side

Two people were injured Wednesday morning, when their car crashed and flipped over as they were fleeing police officers who fired shots when the suspects allegedly tried to run them over.


The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over Las Vegas during the United States championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on Aug. 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pa.  (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

City Sets Parade Route, Rally Locations For Jackie Robinson West

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars captured the hearts of Chicago.

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5 Dead, 42 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 14-year-old boy was in the 1100 block of North Leclaire at 2:52 p.m. when two males approached him, and one of the males shot the boy.


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Police Find 13 Neglected Pit Bulls During Search Of Home

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Charles Tate was keeping the pit bulls, which had no access to water from their cages.


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7 Wounded In Citywide Shootings On Wednesday

The latest shooting happened about 11 p.m., when two men were wounded in a drive-by attack in the Gresham neighborhood.


Armani McKinnis was attacked by a dog while playing with friends at a birthday party in Greater Grand Crossing. (Supplied to CBS)

Boy, 6, Injured In Dog Attack

Officers responded to reports of an attack at 74th and Champlain, Chicago Police News Affairs said. There, they found a young victim with facial injuries and a bite to the leg.


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Baby Falls From Window On South Side

The child fell from a building in the 700 block of East 93rd Street about 7:15 p.m.


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Newspaper Delivery Woman Killed In Calumet Heights Hit-And-Run

Police were called to the hit-and-run in the 9100 block of South Euclid Avenue about 5:30 a.m.