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Police swarmed Montrose Avenue Beach Sunday night, responding to a fight in progress. Four officers were injured, including at least one struck in the head by a bottle thrown at police. Nine people were arrested. (CBS)

5 Charged In Montrose Beach Melee That Left 4 Cops Injured

Two men were charged with throwing bottles that struck police officers who were breaking up a large fight at Montrose Beach on Sunday, and three other men were charged in connection with the melee.

07/13/2014

Methodist Hospitals Southlake Campus in Merrillville, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Man Questioned In Double Murder, Including Woman Slain At Merrillville Hospital

A man was in custody in northwest Indiana on Friday, after allegedly stabbing an elderly woman to death at a hospital in Merrillville, and also allegedly killing her husband in Gary.

07/11/2014

Students stage a peace rally at a Safe Haven summer camp on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

CPS Students Rally For Peace At Summer Camps

Several rallies were being held across the city on Wednesday, as part of the city’s effort to keep children safe from violence during summer break.

07/02/2014

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Boy, 13, Charged With Shooting Three Teens In Washington Heights

The boy, whose name was being withheld because of his age, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated battery.

07/02/2014

Firefighters rescued several people via ladders from a burning building in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Man Injured Jumping From Burning Building; 4 Others Hurt In Fire

One man didn’t wait for help from firefighters, and jumped from an upper floor. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious to critical condition.

06/30/2014

An auto body shop in south suburban Harvey caught fire Tuesday night . (Credit: CBS)

3 Firefighters Injured Battling Auto Shop Fire In Harvey

Workers told firefighters the blaze started by accident around 9:15 p.m. inside a mechanic shop at 148th Street and Loomis Avenue. The workers tried to put it out themselves, but the flames continued to get bigger and bigger.

06/25/2014

U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen (Family Photo)

Mokena Soldier Laid To Rest

Friends and family of a fallen soldier from Mokena were preparing to say their final goodbyes on Tuesday, when 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will be laid to rest after he was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.

06/24/2014

An SUV crashed into another vehicle on the Dan Ryan Expressway late Sunday night, after someone in a third vehicle shot at the SUV in an apparent case of road rage. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Charges Filed In Shooting On Dan Ryan Expressway

A Chicago man has been charged with shooting at an SUV as he was driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Sunday night.

06/23/2014

Progress after the first phase of demolition of the Ohio/Ontario bridge over the Kennedy Expressway. The 55-year-old bridge is being torn down and replaced with two new bridges. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

IDOT To Wrap Up Kennedy Expressway Bridge Project This Weekend

For the second weekend in a row, motorists were being advised to avoid the Kennedy Expressway near downtown, as crews complete demolition of the Ohio/Ontario bridge.

06/20/2014

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Adds North Lawndale Site To Bid For Obama Library

Community activists have teamed up with the University of Illinois at Chicago to promote a 23-acre site in North Lawndale as a place to put the Obama Presidential Library.

06/16/2014

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Wheaton Man Will Run Cross-State To Fight Disorder That Afflicts Daughter

Bill Babiarz plans to run 150 miles in five days, from Fulton to Buckingham Fountain in an effort to cure Rett Syndrome. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.

02/26/2014

Cash Register

Stores Prepare For Christmas Returns, Post-Holiday Sales

For many people, the day after Christmas is a day to go back to the stores. It’s not just about exchanging what you got for what you really want, stores also are offering new sales to make up for a slow holiday shopping season.

12/26/2013

Shoppers hunt for bargains at Woodfield Mall on Black Friday (Credit: CBS)

Bargain Hunters Get Early Jump On Black Friday Shopping

They didn’t sleep. They don’t care about the cold. They’re on a mission to shop.

11/29/2013

Chicago aldermen have backed an ordinance that would require bars and restaurants to post signs similar to this one, banning concealed firearms on the premises. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Back New Limit On State’s Concealed Carry Law

Aldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state’s concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.

09/06/2013

About 100 women from the Sauganash neighborhood walked along the Sauganash Trail on Sept. 5, 2013, in a show of solidarity after an attack on the trail a week before, and a second attack a few miles away on another walking trail. (Credit: CBS)

Women Stage Solidarity Walk After Attacks On Northwest Side

About 100 women walked on a trail in the Sauganash neighborhood Thursday morning, as a show of strength and unity, after an off-duty police officer who lives nearby fought off a would-be rapist last week.

09/05/2013

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Summer Heat Prompting Some Schools To Close Early

The brutal heat has prompted some schools to end classes early on Tuesday, or cancel classes altogether.

08/27/2013

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

Zion Police Fear The Worst In Missing Baby Case

Investigators have lots of questions, but not many answers in their search for a missing five-month-old boy in north suburban Zion.

08/22/2013

A Safe Passage worker staffs one of the dozens of routes set up to safely get kids to and from school. (Credit: CBS)

City Releases Maps Of New Safe Passage Routes For Schools

Several schools have been using Safe Passage routes since 2011, but now 59 additional schools will receive the same support, including the welcoming schools for students from 48 elementary schools that were closed in June.

08/09/2013

The Fashion Outlets of Chicago shopping mall in Rosemont. (Credit: CBS)

New High-End Outlet Mall Opens In Rosemont

A high-end fashion outlet mall opened Thursday morning in Rosemont — the first new indoor mall in the Chicago area in two decades — and the huge deals stores are offering could bring in big crowds.

08/01/2013

Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem (left) and Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem (right) with their father Mohammed Abdul Hakeem (in wheelchair). [Photo Supplied to CBS]

Brothers Slain At Evanston Cigar Shop

Investigators spent the night at Evanston Pipe & Tobacco, after 38-year-old Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem and 34-year-old Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem were found in the basement.

07/31/2013

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