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A North Side business posted pictures of a plant thief in the act. (CBS/Steve Miller)

North Side Business Tries To Shame Tipsy Plant Thief

As you approach the front door of City Service Taxi at Peterson and Rockwell, you see the front windows are plastered with security camera stills of a woman who stole some flowering plants from outside.

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Prosecutors: Anti-Government Group Illegally Moved Into Foreclosed Homes In Beverly, Morgan Park

A South Side alderman calls it a “cancer” on his community: An anti-government group illegally moving into homes in foreclosure, and now two of the four men charged have been arrested.

07/01/2015

The Lincoln Hub, also called Polka Dot Park by some Lakeview neighbors, was designed to combine public art with traffic calming elements at the six-corner intersection of Lincoln, Southport, and Wellington avenues. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

New “Polka Dot Park” Fails To Hit The Spot With Some Lakeview Residents

Some residents in Lakeview have launched a petition drive to do away with the new Lincoln Hub, a so-called “placemaking” installation at the six-corner intersection of Lincoln, Southport, and Wellington avenues.

06/30/2015

Tourists visit the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Honor Flight Chicago Taking World War II Vets To Washington D.C. To See Memorial

As the nation prepares for the Independence Day holiday, Honor Flight Chicago will be taking another group of World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. Tuesday to see the memorial that honors them.

06/29/2015

Kathy Gemperle at the Edgewater Historical Society. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Made In Chicago: Edgewater Historical Society

The Edgewater Historical Society was founded in 1988.

06/29/2015

The spirits flow in Boystown after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every state. (CBS)

Celebrations Erupt In Chicago After High Court Affirmation Of Same-Sex Marriage

The timing of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide couldn’t have come at a better time for Chicago’s gay community, which is celebrating Pride Weekend.

06/26/2015

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Fireworks Set For July 4 At Wrigley Field — A First For The Cubs

The North Siders have not had fireworks at Wrigley Field. Until now, that is, says Cubs spokesman Julian Green.

06/25/2015

1969 Dodge Charger, dubbed 'The General Lee' from the TV series 'The Dukes of Hazzard', is displayed during the 37th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Cars auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Volo Auto Museum Will Continue To Display Confederate Flag Emblazoned General Lee Car From Dukes Of Hazzard

There is more fallout in the Confederate flag debate: Warner Brothers says it will no longer license “Dukes of Hazzard” toys featuring the General Lee – the 1969 Dodge Charger with a Confederate flag on top.

06/24/2015

Richard Drews, president of Dinky Donuts, at a Taste of Chicago preview in Daley Plaza. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Restaurants Provide Taste Of Chicago Preview In Daley Plaza

Taste of Chicago opens in two weeks – and today at Daley Plaza, the downtown lunchtime crowd got a preview.

06/24/2015

Crisp! Fresh Market is opening in a converted unit of a Ford Heights apartment complex. (Credit: Housing Authority of Cook County.)

Unit In Ford Heights Apartment Complex Converted Into Grocery Store

A grocery store has its grand opening today in one of the Chicago area’s starkest examples of a food desert.

06/24/2015

Rob Thomas says he notices the ads the first time about a month and a half ago. (Credit: Steve Miller

Some Beach-Goers Irked By Ads Plastered On Underpass Leading To Oak Street Beach

For the first time in memory, the underpass leading to Oak Street Beach is plastered with billboards and not everybody is pleased to see them as part of the lakefront panorama.

06/23/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

With Payment To Teachers’ Pension Fund Looming, Emanuel Calls On Springfield To Help

With a major payment deadline just over a week away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Springfield has to help Chicago work out its public school budget problems, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

06/22/2015

Melissa Pacheco (WBBM/Steve Miller)

For Mom In Wheelchair, Third-Floor Apartment Is A Challenge

Every time Melissa Pacheco leaves her apartment, her teenage sons must carry her down three flights of stairs.

06/19/2015

A view of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, after a mass shooting at the church on the evening of June 17, 2015.  (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Friend Of Charleston Church Massacre Victim: ‘Guns Are Going To Be The Death Of Us’

Albert Tyson, an elder at St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal Church, knew Rev. Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and said he had a meteoric rise, both in religion and in politics.

06/18/2015

Chicago Urban League Job Fair at the UIC Forum. (Credit: CBS)

More Employers, Fewer Job Seekers At Urban League Job Fair

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports there’s one sector apparently booming again: manufacturing.

06/17/2015

Lake Zurich H.S. Holds Special Commencement For Student Who Was Sick On Graduation Day

Almost 500 seniors graduated from Lake Zurich High School this year. One student who planned to go through graduation on May 31, Erin Adams, could not, as it turned out.

06/10/2015

Chicago artist Thomas Allen Pauly (inset) will paint the official portrait of American Pharoah, the horse who won the 147th Belmont Stakes, and won the first Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing since 1978.  (Photo credit: Steve Miller/CBS and Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Chicago Artist To Paint American Pharoah’s Official Portrait

Chicago artist Thomas Allen Pauly was at Belmont Park last Saturday, when American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes by five and a half lengths, to win the first Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing since 1978.

06/10/2015

CTU members and supporters marching downtown. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Teachers Hold March In Loop As Contract Nears End

Teachers and their supporters held a rally at the Thompson Center before moving to the streets downtown.

06/09/2015

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Woman Sues CPS, Claims Kindergartener Son Sexually Abused By Classmate

A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Board of Education, claiming school officials failed to protect her son, after learning the kindergartener was being sexually abused by a classmate.

06/09/2015

Boat Picture

Man Discovers Somebody Living On His Boat In Diversey Harbor

A man who keeps a 42-foot boat at Diversey Harbor says he was shocked after he drove in from Michigan early this morning – and found that somebody had been staying on his boat and had trashed it.

06/05/2015

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