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Ernie Banks' casket is on display during his public visitation. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Cubs Fans Gather At Public Visitation For Ernie Banks

Fans and friends of the late Ernie Banks gathered at Fourth Presbyterian Church on the Magnificent Mile for a public visitation for “Mister Cub,” who died of a heart attack one week ago.

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Justin Patzer (Credit: Geneva Police Department)

Man Who Prompted Hospital Lockdown In Geneva Arrested In Hammond

The man who threatened a relative with a knife, prompting a west suburban hospital to go on lockdown, was arrested late Tuesday in northwest Indiana.

01/28/2015

Four children died in a fire in the Roseland neighborhood on Sept. 8, 2014. No working smoke detectors were found in the apartment where the children died, or the unit where the fire started. (Credit: CBS)

City Publishes List Of “Problem Landlords”

Four months after four children died in a house fire in Roseland, city officials were cracking down on landlords who routinely violate Chicago building codes.

01/27/2015

The Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview was the target of violent threats posted on Facebook. Police and the FBI were investigating. (Credit: CBS)

Police Interview Two People Following Oline Rant Against Bridgeview Mosque

Bridgeview police were on high alert, and securing the Mosque Foundation on 93rd Street. Officers were keeping a close eye on people arriving for the Friday afternoon prayer service. Police and the FBI were taking the threats seriously, and while they know who is behind them, that man was not in custody Friday morning.

01/23/2015

Protesters marched through Chicago over the weekend, to call for a halt to the plan to close 53 Chicago public schools. (Credit: CBS)

University Of Chicago Researchers Examine Impact Of 2013 School Closings

According to the study, nearly all of the students – approximately 93 percent – ended up at a school with better academic ratings than their original school. One-fifth of the students whose schools were closed were transferred to top-tier schools.

01/22/2015

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chicago Celebrates Life And Legacy Of Martin Luther King

The Hyatt Regency Chicago hosted the 25th Annual PUSH Excel Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, to raise money for students so they can further their education through college, and live the dreams of Dr. King.

01/19/2015

Firefighters used ropes to crawl on the frozen surface of a lagoon in Lincoln Park, after a car crashed and rolled onto its roof early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Car Overturns On Frozen Lagoon

Police were trying to figure out what caused the driver to lose control and drive onto the frozen lagoon in the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 1:45 a.m.

01/19/2015

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CPS Students Back At School After Two Days Off For Cold

Though it was slightly warmer than Wednesday and Thursday when schools were closed for extreme cold, the official temperature in Chicago was no warmer than 4 degrees when most students would have been heading to school Friday morning.

01/09/2015

With most Chicago area school districts canceling classes Thursday due to the cold weather, many parents took their kids to local YMCA's for their "School's Out" program while parents went to work. (Credit: CBS)

Second Day Of School Closings Has Parents Scrambling For Alternatives

Frigid temperatures brought another day off for most students in the Chicago area, leaving parents rushing to find daycare or other activities for their children.

01/08/2015

Commuters make their way to work as temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit during the morning rush on January 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dangerously Cold Weather Grips Chicago Area

A frigid blast of Arctic air has plunged wind chills so low, it has made it dangerous to go outside for an extended period of time.

01/07/2015

Dangerous cold will come in waves this week. (Credit: CBS/Megan Glaros)

Frigid Week Ahead As Snow Ends In Chicago Area

As skies cleared and plows worked to clear streets and highways of the latest round of snow, a fresh round of frigid weather was settling in on the Chicago area Tuesday morning.

01/06/2015

Navy recruits being hosted by the Christian Liberty Academy. (Credit: Susanna Song.)

Arlington Heights Group Hosts Navy Recruits For Christmas

Dozens of Navy recruits training at the Great Lakes Naval Station could not fly home, so for the third year in a row, a special group in the northwest suburbs hosted them for an all-day celebration.

12/25/2014

Ed Suarez, 50, saw an 80-year-old woman drive her car onto a set of Metra tracks, so he yelled at her to stop and dragged her to safety before an oncoming train ripped off her car's door. (Credit: CBS)

Man Who Saved Woman From Metra Train: “There’s No Hero Here”

Ed Suarez said he couldn’t believe his eyes Monday when he saw a disoriented 80-year-old woman drive onto the railroad tracks in Western Springs at the height of the evening rush, but he’s glad he didn’t think twice about springing into action.

12/23/2014

Chicago police investigate after five teens were shot Monday night in Englewood. (Credit: CBS)

Five Teens Shot In Englewood Drive-By

Around 9:40 p.m., three girls and two boys – all 16 or 17 years old – were outside in the 5700 block of South Green Street, when a green minivan pulled up, and someone inside opened fire.

12/23/2014

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.

12/19/2014

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

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