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McKenzie Phlipot (Credit: Corboy and Demetrio)

Suit: CPS Ignored Bullying Allegations Before 12-Year-Old’s Suicide

A mother has sued the Chicago Public Schools, claiming the district ignored her complaints her daughter was being bullied for a year-and-a-half before the 12-year-old girl took her own life five months ago.

10/09/2014

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Man Dies After Jumping In Chicago River

Roy Word, 51, was pulled from the river in the 200 block of North LaSalle after authorities were notified he had jumped in about 7:45 a.m.

08/25/2014

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

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Expert Explains Warning Signs Of Depression, How To Help

When dealing with the aftermath of suicide, loved ones often feel they could have done more. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talked with an expert to learn about the warning signs of depression and what you can do to help someone in need.

08/12/2014

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Chicago Area Woman Remembers Teaming Up With Robin Williams As “Class Clowns”

A west suburban woman who knew Robin Williams before “The Birdcage,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” or “Mork & Mindy” said what you saw was what you got with the late comedian.

08/12/2014

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Honoring Son Lost To PTSD Suicide, Marine’s Mom Finds Her Purpose

CHICAGO (CBS) — One shot in the head. After two tours in Iraq, it took only one bullet to end a proud Marine’s life and to break a mother’s heart. Brandon Meyers of Plainfield, IL […]

08/07/2014

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Man Dies After Jumping In Ship Canal

A man died Wednesday night after he was pulled from the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

08/07/2014

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon talks about the effects concussions have had on his health, including dementia and severe migraines, which led to thoughts of suicide. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

McMahon: ‘I Wouldn’t Be Here’ If I Kept Guns At Home

Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon was in Chicago on Tuesday ahead of the Sports Legacy Institute’s first annual Chicago gala Wednesday evening, when he’ll be honored for becoming a public face of concussions in the NFL.

06/17/2014

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Investigates Claims Student, 12, Committed Suicide After Bullying

According to published reports, Mckenzie Phlipot took her life after being bullied by classmates at Peirce Elementary School.

06/06/2014

Phil Pagano (AP Photo)

FBI Files Shed Light On Late Metra CEO’s Secret Life

Recently disclosed FBI files might answer the question of why late Metra executive Phil Pagano allegedly stole nearly a half million dollars from the commuter rail agency, before ultimately taking his own life.

04/03/2014

A man was found dead in a Loop parking garage Thursday night with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Credit: NVP News video)

Man Found Dead In Loop Parking Garage

The man, whose age was not immediately known, was found dead inside a car parked in the garage about 10:30 p.m. in the 0-100 block of East Randolph Street.

02/28/2014

Water Tower Place

Man Falls To His Death At Water Tower Place

About 9 p.m., the man, believed to be in his 20s or 30s, “fell or jumped” to the ground floor from the seventh floor of the shopping center, located at 835 N. Michigan Ave.

02/25/2014

U.S. Army fatigues. (Photo credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Aldermen Seek More Attention On Veteran Suicides

There might not be much the City Council can do directly to help active-duty military personnel or veterans deal with post-traumatic stress, but aldermen held a hearing Wednesday to hear ideas on strategies to identify the causes of suicide among veterans.

02/19/2014

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Sheriff Deputy’s Young Son Kills Self With Officer’s Gun

Police in Yorkville are calling it a terrible tragedy–the apparent suicide of a very young boy.

01/30/2014

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Cook County Jail Inmate Hangs Self In Cell

The young man — whose name has not yet been released — hanged himself with a bedsheet in his cell, and that he was in the cell by himself.

12/30/2013

Haleigh Nesbitt (left) and Quincee Miller (right). [Credit: Haleigh Nesbitt]

Teen Raising Money To Replace Late Friend’s Damaged Monument

Friends of a Batavia teenager who committed suicide three years ago say her gravesite has been severely damaged – either accidentally or on purpose.

WBBM Newsradio–10/25/2013

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Former Chargers Safety Paul Oliver Commits Suicide

A medical examiner near Atlanta says former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver has committed suicide.

670 The Score–09/25/2013

Cheryl Jackson wants FBI to investigate brother's death.

Suicide Or Murder? Woman Searches For Answers In Brother’s Death

Cheryl Jackson got the call that her brother Cary Owsley had killed himself on April 7th. She said his death was immediately ruled a suicide but Jackson says there was no autopsy and no forensics.

WBBM Newsradio–08/09/2013

Cynthia Rodriguez committed suicide after being bullied on Facebook, her family says. (CBS)

Northwest Suburbs Grappling With Teen Suicides

It’s become a crisis in the far northwest suburbs: teen after teen taking their own lives. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/02/2013

Ryan Healy took his life; his family said his job as a police officer became too much. (Family handout)

For One Chicago Police Officer, The Job Became Too Much

CBS 2’s Mike Parker talks to a family that believes one of their own — a third generation cop — was afflicted with post-traumatic stress when he took his own life last month.

03/18/2013

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