Susanna Song

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Police Working Longer Hours Over July 4th Holiday Weekend

Police are preparing for a busy holiday weekend, and they will be working longer hours to prevent violence and ensure a safe celebration.

07/03/2015

A 10-year-old boy was playing basketball at Rosenblum Park, when an SUV drove onto the basketball court and hit him. (Credit: Captured News)

Boy Struck By SUV While Playing Basketball In South Shore

Police believe it was no accident when the SUV drove onto the basketball court at Rosenblum Park around 5:30 p.m., after first driving through an adjacent soccer field.

07/02/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner presents his budget address to the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield, Illinois, on Feb. 18, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Governor, Democrats Still At Odds In Face Of Partial Government Shutdown

House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) planned to call for a vote on a $2.3 billion one-month budget to avoid the shutdown, but Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has indicated he would veto any such measure.

07/01/2015

Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

State Budget Deadline Looms With No Compromise In Sight

It’s a race against the clock in Springfield, with lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner facing a midnight deadline to reach a deal on the state budget so no state services are interrupted.

06/30/2015

Police and a crowd gather near a scene of a shooting in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue on Tuesday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

1 Dead, 5 Wounded In Two Shootings In Chatham, Greater Grand Crossing

The first shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue. Police said three women were fighting on the street, when an unknown man shot them, and then fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV.

06/24/2015

Six people were hospitalized after a semi-trailer truck plowed into 13 other vehicles on the Stevenson Expressway in Summit, Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Six Hospitalized After Trucker Falls Asleep, Crashes Into 13 Cars On Stevenson

The crash happened around 3:40 a.m., when an Illinois State Police trooper was conducing nightly lane closures for road construction work in the northbound lanes near 1st Avenue in southwest suburban Summit. Thirteen vehicles were stopped on the Stevenson, when a truck plowed into them.

06/19/2015

Fans celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks winning the 2015 Stanley Cup outside of Wrigley Field on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Blackhawks And Their Fans Keep Stanley Cup Party Going Well Into The Morning

Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six seasons on Monday night.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2015

Chicago Blackhawks fans. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Police, Business Owners Getting Ready For Rowdy Crowds If Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

With the Blackhawks on the cusp of clinching the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since 1938, Chicago business owners and the Chicago Police Department have been taking steps to prepare for championship celebrations on the city streets.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2015

Three people drove themselves to the hospital after someone in another vehicle shot up their car on the Dan Ryan Expressway early Friday morning. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Shooting On Dan Ryan Expressway Leaves Three Wounded

Illinois State Police shut down the outbound lanes of the expressway for more than three hours after someone drove up next to another vehicle, and fired several shots near 57th Street around 1:10 a.m.

06/12/2015

Several patrons said they became ill after eating from a buffet at a golf outing at Grumpy Goat Tavern. (CBS)

Customers Sick After Eating At Suburban Restaurant

More than a dozen diners say they got sick after eating at a suburban restaurant.

06/11/2015

Two people died after a car hit a tree in Park Forest. The driver fled the scene, but was arrested after turning up at a hospital. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Two Dead In Park Forest Crash

Two people were killed overnight, when a stolen car struck a tree in south suburban Park Forest. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene.

06/10/2015

A 3-year-old boy fell from a second-story window in Englewood on Monday. His family said a 4-year-old cousin accidentally knocked him out the window while the two were playing. (Credit: CBS)

Boy, 3, Seriously Injured In Fall From Window In Englewood

The boy fell around 9 p.m., from a home in the 7100 block of South Emerald Avenue. He landed on a metal fence, cutting his stomach.

06/09/2015

A 14-year-old girl was killed when she hit by a semi-trailer truck, after she was ejected from an SUV when it hit a guardrail on the Tri-State Tollway. (Credit: Captured News)

Girl, 14, Killed In Crash On Tri-State Tollway

Three people were ejected from a 2002 Ford Explorer on the Tri-State near Half Day Road around 10:30 p.m., when the SUV blew a tire, went out of control, and struck a guardrail, according to Illinois State Police. A 14-year-old girl who was thrown from the SUV was hit by a semi-trailer truck, and pronounced dead at the scene.

06/08/2015

More than 1,000 students from the Perspectives Charter Schools staged a peace march on June 5, 2014, a day before the last day of school, to send a message about their commitment to fighting violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Students Plan 3rd Annual Peace March On South Side

The march will step off at 10 a.m. in the South Loop. Students from all five Perspectives Charter Schools will march to the Bronzeville neighborhood. Kids from Evanston, Tennessee, and Georgia also will join the effort.

06/05/2015

Willie Doles (Credit: Chicago Police)

No Bond For Man Charged In String Of Knifepoint Robberies

Willie Doles, of the 6900 block of South Oakley Avenue, has been charged with five counts of armed robbery, and one count of felony aggravated robbery. Police said he was arrested Wednesday afternoon, with help from the FBI.

06/04/2015

A man was fatally struck by a car Tuesday night in the 6400 block of South Ashland Avenue. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Killed In West Englewood Hit-And-Run

About 9:15 p.m., the 45-year-old man was crossing the street in the 6400 block of South Ashland Avenue when he was struck by a black car traveling south, police said.

06/03/2015

Hadiya Pendleton

Hadiya Pendleton’s Friends Organize National ‘Wear Orange’ Anti-Violence Movement

You’ll be seeing a lot of orange in Chicago and in cities across the country on Tuesday, as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, inspired by the friends and family of a high school honor student slain in Chicago two years ago.

06/02/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

What Was Former Speaker Hastert Allegedly Trying To Cover Up? It’s Anyone’s Guess

The longtime Republican lawmaker allegedly paid about $1.7 million in cash to a longtime acquaintance – identified as Individual A in the indictment – beginning in 2010, to conceal misconduct that occurred years earlier.

05/29/2015

The Chicago Department of Transportation is reconfiguring the six-corner intersection of Damen, Elston, and Fullerton avenues, which has ranked in the top 10 for crashes citywide for more than a decade. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Reconstruction Of Bucktown Six-Corner Intersection Set To Begin

One of the city’s busiest and most dangerous intersections was about to become an even bigger headache for drivers, as crews begin a major overhaul in Bucktown.

05/28/2015

A 61-year-old woman was shot in the neck when a man fired shots into her home in the 3600 block of South Honore Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Suspect In Custody After Woman Shot In McKinley Park

Bullets riddled a McKinley Park home late Tuesday night, following an argument between two men, and a 61-year old woman was shot in the neck.

05/27/2015

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