Alderman: Suburban Commuters Who Work In Chicago Should Pay $200 FeeOne alderman is pushing the idea as a way to plug a city budget hole. CBS 2's Jeremy Ross reports.
2 Investigators: Will Disaster Strike Before Rail-Car Upgrades?The Chicagoland area is the No. 1 corridor in the nation for the transport of hazardous materials like crude oil, ethanol and other flammable chemicals. And that leaves a lot of people worrying about the worst-case scenario, CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Best Running And Hiking Trails In The SuburbsSome runners have no problem lacing up their shoes and hitting the concrete, no matter where they are. Others, present company included, sometimes need some incentive... Like a beautiful running trail.
Best Record Stores In ChicagoIt's time to dust off that record player and start playing vinyl again. Does your collection need a little refreshing? Check out these five Chicago area record stores.
Officials Discouraged By Very Low Turnout In Suburban ElectionsIf you thought Chicago’s 40 percent turnout on Tuesday was poor – and it was – pity the surrounding suburbs. The Cook County Clerk’s office said suburban turnout was only about 14 percent on Tuesday. McHenry County barely reached 11 percent. Lake County was little better at 11.25 percent.
Millennial Musings: Should I Live in a City or the Suburbs?
Mom Of Heroin Addict Takes Her Family's Story To Police Departments -- If They'll ListenIt’s not easy for P.J. Newberg to talk about her daughter Paula's heroin addiction. But it's her mission, and she spent Friday morning sharing her experience with Skokie police. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Whole Foods Chain Grabs Seven Former Dominick's Locations Dominick's parent company Safeway Inc. pulled out of the Chicago market late last year.
State Of Emergency Declared In SuburbsOfficials in several west and northwest suburbs have declared various states of emergency or disaster Thursday morning, urging residents not to travel and others not to venture in because of flooding, road closures and stressed emergency resources.
Hair Salons On Notice After String Of Armed RobberiesThe brazen robber has struck 11 in exactly one month, getting a few hundred dollars each time. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
Train Accidents Down Statewide, But Not Chicago AreaA new analysis shows that Chicago-area railroad crossings remain dangerous.
Heroin Deaths Have Doubled In Suburbs Since 2007A new report says heroin deaths in Lake and Will Counties have doubled over the last six years.