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A taxi was one of several vehicles that crashed on the Ohio Feeder Ramp due to black ice overnight. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Black Ice Causes Crashes On Ohio Feeder Ramp

A taxi cab was just one of several vehicles that crashed into the median, or into each other, due to invisible slick spots while trying to get to the Kennedy late Thursday night or early Friday.

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An empty room at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park. (CBS)

Hundreds Of Students Sick With Flu In Oak Park School District

A total of 563 students missed school Monday in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 – or nearly 10 percent of the district’s entire school body – most of them with flu-like symptoms.

12/15/2014

Demario Bailey. (Credit: johnson College Prep)

Three More Suspects Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Who Defended Twin Brother

Two more suspects were in custody Monday morning in the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was killed while protecting his brother from muggers this weekend. Sources said charges were likely Monday afternoon.

12/15/2014

Luna, a orphan sea otter pup, was brought to the Shedd Aquarium after she was rescued in California in September. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Meet Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Star, Luna The Sea Otter

More than 10,000 votes were cast in the contest to name the rescued orphan sea otter who had been known as Pup 681.

12/12/2014

Firefighters found a man in the living room of a burning house in Whiting, Indiana. The man died after firefighters pulled him out. (Credit: CBS)

Man Killed In House Fire In Whiting

Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a fire that started around 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of 121st Street in Whiting, Indiana.

12/11/2014

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Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke

12/10/2014

A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of an EZ Pawn shop in the 6700 block of South Western, and the people inside stole electronics and other items. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Thieves Steal Electronics In Pawn Shop ‘Crash-And-Grab’

Thieves ran off with electronics after a crash-and-grab burglary early Tuesday at a store in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of the store about 3:55 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Western Avenue, police said.

12/09/2014

Children led a protest Friday morning in the West Town neighborhood, to express their outrage over two grand juries declining to charge white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. (Credit: CBS)

Children Lead Protest Of Grand Jury Rulings In Garner, Brown Deaths

Anger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.

12/05/2014

A McDonald's employee who walked off the job Thursday speaks to reporters at a rally where hundreds of minimum wage workers called on state lawmakers to approve a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Minimum Wage Workers Keep Up The Fight For $15-An-Hour

Fast food and home healthcare workers were rallying in the River North neighborhood early Thursday, hoping to keep the pressure on state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage.

12/04/2014

Tariq Purnell and Keon Kelley were shot and killed in Joliet on Dec. 2, 2014 (Supplied Photos)

Two Dead, One Wounded In Joliet Shooting

Police in southwest suburban Joliet were searching for whoever shot and killed two people Tuesday night, and wounded a third.

12/03/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-Hour

Aldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.

12/02/2014

A taxi cab crashed through the bedroom wall of a house in Glendale Heights on Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Taxi Crashes Into House, Driver Takes Off

Police in Glendale Heights were searching for a cab driver who crashed his taxi through the wall of a house early Monday, and then ran off.

12/01/2014

Burglars stole jeans and shoes after crashing through the front of a Cisco NYC store on the West Side. (Credit: CBS)

Thieves Swarm West Side Store In Smash-And-Grab Heist

After a van smashed through the front of a West Side clothing store early Wednesday, 20 people swarmed inside, stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer jeans in less than three minutes.

11/26/2014

Members of Black Youth Project 100  stage a "die-in" at City Hall in Chicago, as part of what they plan to be a 28-hour sit-in over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson on Aug. 9, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

City Hall Sit-In Ends Peacefully

Several activists from the group Black Youth Project 100 planned a sit-in on the 5th floor of City Hall for the next 28 hours, because they said a black person is killed by a police officer every 28 hours in the U.S. They said their act of civil disobedience is their duty.

11/25/2014

Chicago firefighters pick through the wreckage of a collapsed building Sunday in Washington Park. (Chicago Fire Department)

Two Women Rescued From Building Collapse

Firefighters swarmed the property at 58th Street and Calumet Avenue around 7 p.m. after reports of an explosion, and they pulled two women from the flattened property.

11/23/2014

A security guard at Kevin's Hamburger Heaven in Bridgeport was shot when he tried to stop a robbery. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Security Guard Shot In Robbery At Bridgeport Diner

Shortly after 3 a.m., two masked men walked into Kevin’s Hamburger Heaven, a 24-hour diner at the corner of Pershing Road and Wallace Street, and announced a robbery.

11/21/2014

A small twin-engine plane crashed into a house less than half a mile from Midway International Airport, shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes Into Home Near Midway

A small cargo plane crashed into a home a few blocks away from Midway International Airport early Tuesday morning. The pilot reported engine trouble just moments before the two-engine plane went down in the 6500 block of South Knox Avenue.

11/18/2014

Storm damage in Diamond, Ill. (Credit: Jeff Torino)

Diamond, Ill. Rebuilds One Year After Devastating Tornado

Today, the town of Diamond, Illinois, 60 miles southwest of Chicago, looks like an idyllic community with new homes, green lawns and swimming pools, but it looked anything but nice one year ago.

11/17/2014

A concrete slab was all that remained of the Brownfield family home after a huge tornado ripped through Washington, Illinois, on Nov. 17, 2013. A year later, they're ready to move into a new two-story home, one of at least 160 families who have new homes since the storm hit. In all, more than 1,100 homes were destroyed or seriously damaged by the twister. (Credit: CBS)

One Year Later: Rebuilding Continues In Tornado-Ravaged Washington

A lot can change in a year; the central Illinois town that literally was torn to pieces by a powerful tornado was seeing new life Monday, one year to the day after that devastating storm.

11/17/2014

Robin Elementary School in Lyons closed for a day to disinfect the building, after dozens of students were out sick with stomach flu. (Credit: CBS)

Lyons School Reopens After Flu Scare Closes It For A Day

A west suburban school reopened Friday morning, after it was closed for disinfection because dozens of students had come down with stomach flu.

11/07/2014

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