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A pit bull named Cheff was found in a cage in Riverside; police want to find the owner. (Riverside Police)

Malnourished Pit Bull Found Caged, Cold In Riverside Parking Lot

It was between zero and 5 degrees when the pit bull was out in the cold, abandoned in his cage in the parking lot of the MacNeal Professional Building in Riverside.

01/09/2014

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Wisconsin Man Makes First Cut For Proposed Mars Colony

Aaron Hamm, 29, hopes to be aboard the first four-person mission of Netherlands-based Mars One in 2025.

01/03/2014

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Hobart, Ind. Fire Official Dies After Scrapes With The Law, Accident

In late November, John Wall was arrested and accused of pointing a gun at his wife. He was on a leave of absence when he rammed his minivan into his home on Dec. 10.

12/29/2013

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Annual Winter Bird Count Makes Rare Find For This Time Of Year

Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.

12/26/2013

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Metal Plant Worker Injured By Two Tons Of Steel

A Libertyville fire official says the first-responders worked for about 40 minutes to free the employee.

12/23/2013

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Wheaton Sees Resurgence Of Coyote Attacks On Pets

(CBS) – Wheaton Police say three dogs have been killed by coyotes in the past two weeks. There were two incidents in Wheaton this week alone. In one, two coyotes snatched a small dog from […]

12/12/2013

Alain Uy (Middle) came here from the Philippines more than 20 years ago. (Credit: Steve Miller)

73 Immigrants Gain Citizenship In Time For Thanksgiving

One of the new citizens is 31-year-old Alain Uy, who came here from the Philippines more than 20 years ago – and last year opened a restaurant, Jellyfish, on Rush Street.

11/27/2013

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Winter Weather Delaying Rebuilding Efforts In Washington

Washington Ald. Tyler Gee said the weather means real reconstruction will be delayed for hundreds of families.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2013

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Man Claims He Pointed FBI To Bin Laden Compound, Wants $25M Reward

A Michigan man who claims he gave the FBI information on Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts has retained the services of a Chicago Law firm to help him get the $25 million reward offered by the federal government.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2013

Olgi Freyre's bicycle was stolen from a bike rack outside the building where she works on Lincoln near Belmont. (Credit: Olgi Freyre)

Angry Victim Writes Note To ‘Piece Of [Crap]‘ Who Stole Her Bike

Frustrated and angry, a 19-year-old Chicago woman who had her almost-new $700 bicycle stolen this week has posted a very public note near the bike rack where the crime was committed.

10/29/2013

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Study: Eye Contact From Doctors Improves Trust

“We found that eye contact was really important for perceptions of empathy, so physicians that made more eye contact with their patients tended to be rated as more likable and empathetic,” said assistant professor Enid Montague.

10/16/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Calls On Torture-Probe Director To Resign

Gov. Quinn says the commission’s director, David Thomas, should step down because of a “gross failure to follow the law.”

09/12/2013

Surrounded by family and friends, Ellen Saracini (center)  and her two daughters Brielle (left) and Kirsten (right), attend a funeral mass for her husband, Victor Saracini, the pilot  of United Flight 175, which was hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.  (Photo credit: TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images)

9/11 Widow Recalls Last Words With Pilot Husband: ‘I Love You’

Ellen Saracini’s husband, Victor, was the pilot of United Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11.

09/11/2013

Pieces of a Chicago Theatre District marker have been pried away. (CBS/Steve Miller)

Bronze Marker Pieces Disappearing From Chicago Theatre District

The markers, installed in 1999, are now missing huge hunks of stars, letters — even the centerpiece word “Theatre.”

09/10/2013

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Head Lice Are More Resilient This Year: Expert

What may be different about this year is a lot of kids showed evidence of head lice well before the start of school.

09/05/2013

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Alvarez Urges Governor To Review State Panel Investigating Police Torture

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has written a scathing letter to Gov. Pat Quinn, saying the state board that looks into police torture allegations has acted illegally.

WBBM Newsradio–08/27/2013

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Blow-Dart Attacks Baffle Police At U Of I

A 20-year-old student was hit with a blow dart Tuesday night. And about an hour and a half later — and a few blocks away — a 35-year-old man was also hit with a blow dart.

08/22/2013

Nayembi the gorilla debuted this week at Lincoln Park Zoo, following an injury earlier this year. (Lincoln Park Zoo)

Baby Gorilla, Now Healed, Meets Her Adoring Public

In February, Nayembi suffered a facial injury. Lincolns Park Zoo temporarily cared for the gorilla.

08/22/2013

Cashier Matthew Camp leads the demonstration outside the Whole Foods in Lake View. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Retail Workers Take Fight For $15 Wage To Whole Foods

About 15 employees of Whole Foods – and a few dozen supporters – demonstrated outside the Whole Foods store on Halsted Street in Lakeview on Wednesday, calling for better pay, and an end to what they believe is unfair policies.

07/31/2013

Guardian Angels member Thomas Hunt hands out a flyer of safety tips on Michigan Avenue near the Water Tower on July 23, 2013. The group says it wants to make sure the popular tourist and shopping district known as the Magnificent Mile doesn't become known as Muggers' Mile. (Credit: CBS)

Guardian Angels: Don’t Let Mag Mile Become “Muggers’ Mile”

A volunteer group of citizen crime fighters is calling the Magnificent Mile – a popular tourist destination in Chicago – the “Muggers’ Mile,” to spotlight robberies along Michigan Avenue.

07/23/2013

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