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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

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

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

Paul Oliver.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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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Man Kills Self In Standoff With Police, After Woman Found Dead In Antioch

A man was found dead inside a mobile home in north suburban Antioch late Friday morning, more than four hours after he barricaded himself inside, in apparent connection to the death of a woman outside the home.

03/15/2013

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Kills Girlfriend, Then Himself

A Kansas City Chiefs player reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend Saturday morning, then later took his own life.

12/01/2012

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25-Year-Old Killed While Playing With Gun In West Town

A 25-year-old man died after he accidentally shot himself in the face in his West Town home late Friday.

10/27/2012

Dave Duerson

Duerson Family Donates Concussion Test Kits To High Schools

Former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson took his life in 2011 after suffering years of concussion symptoms. Now his family is donating concussion testing kits to the Chicago Public School District.

08/24/2012

West Chicago Death Investigation

Police: West Suburban Officer’s Death Appears To Be Suicide

A west suburban police officer apparently killed herself on Monday in her home in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Two students were found dead in unrelated incidents at Illinois State University. (CBS)

Multiple Student Deaths Cause Alarm At ISU

After an unusually high number of student deaths this past school year, administrators at Illinois State University in downstate Normal are taking another look at their policies.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Hospital Employee Attacks Co-Worker, Kills Self

A cafeteria employee at the Stroger Hospital committed suicide Monday after getting into a physical fight with a female co-worker.

04/23/2012

Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Report: New Letter Casts Doubt On Family Massacre Suspect’s Charges

New questions are being raised in the case of a father from Oswego who stands charged with killing his wife and three children in 2007.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Dave Duerson

Duerson’s Family Claims NFL Covered Up Concussion Dangers

The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson said Thursday that the Super Bowl champion would still be alive today, if not what they claim was an NFL conspiracy to cover up the dangers of concussions.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

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