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Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia joins protesters demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage for all Chicago Public Schools employees and contract workers. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Garcia, Teachers Call For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage At CPS

The Chicago Teachers Union has stepped up the fight to increase the minimum wage in Chicago, demanding better pay for non-union workers at the Chicago Public Schools, and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has joined their effort.

03/25/2015

Three young adults were shot while inside this minivan, stopped at a stop sign at Maypole and Keeler. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Three Wounded In West Garfield Park Shooting

The three young adults stopped at a stop sign in the 4100 block of West Maypole Avenue around 9:20 p.m., when a car pulled up behind them, and someone inside the car shot at them.

03/24/2015

(Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Winter Returns As Storm Dumps More Than 5 Inches On Parts Of Chicago Area

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon. Forecasters predicted up to 2 to 4 inches of snow north of Interstate 80, and 3 to 5 inches north of a line from Dixon to Waukegan.

03/23/2015

Martese Johnson (Photo from Facebook)

Bloody Arrest Of College Student From Chicago Prompts Investigation In Virginia

The governor of Virginia has ordered a state investigation of possible police brutality, after a University of Virginia student from Chicago was bloodied during an arrest earlier this week.

03/19/2015

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. (Credit: CBS)

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Announces Plan To Fight Racial Intolerance

A fraternity under fire after a racist chant by University of Oklahoma students went viral has announced plans to address racial intolerance.

03/18/2015

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Four Teens Caught In Sexting Scandal In Norridge

Police said students at Ridgewood High School distributed explicit photos of underage classmates, using an app on their cell phones.

03/17/2015

Jazzalyn Fontanez and her 5-year-old daughter (Supplied Photo)

Pregnant Woman Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Englewood

Jazzalyn Fontanez was struck by a vehicle around 1:45 p.m. Thursday at 60th and Halsted streets. She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where she was pronounced dead a few hours later.

03/13/2015

The Reverend Willie Barrow, co-founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition in 2001, at a conference at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition National Office in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie Barrow Dies

Barrow was one of the founders of the Chicago chapter of Operation Breadbasket, which became Operation PUSH. Barrow had been hospitalized for more than a week with a blood clot in her lung.

03/12/2015

Joliet police officers at the scene of a police-involved shooting in the 2400 block of Rockwood Drive on Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Joliet Cops Shoot Man Who Pointed Two Guns At Them

Police responded to a report of a domestic battery in the 2400 block of Rockwood Drive shortly before 8 p.m. A woman told police her husband was heavily armed, and had attacked her inside the house. When officers arrived, a man confronted them while armed with two rifles.

03/11/2015

A van crashed through a glass entrance at Abt Electronics in Glenview on Tuesday, but the suspects fled the scene without stealing any merchandise, after they were confronted by an employee. (Credit: CBS)

Van Crashes Into Glenview Abt, Suspects Flee Without Grabbing Anything

A van crashed through the front of the Abt Electronics store in north suburban Glenview early Tuesday, in an apparent smash-and-grab attempt, but the suspects fled the scene without stealing anything.

03/10/2015

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Metra Expects Normal Service A Day After Derailment

Metra crews worked through the night to fix the tracks after a derailment Monday afternoon on the Northwest Side caused extensive delays on three rail lines.

03/10/2015

Design rendering for the planned reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line station, looking west on Wilson Ave from Broadway showing the new ‘L’ structure, modern main entrance on the left, and platforms overhead. (Credit: CTA)

Delays Ahead For Red, Purple Lines As CTA Wilson Project Enters Next Phase

Nearly two years of delays begin Monday morning for rush hour riders on the CTA’s Red Line and Purple Express trains.

03/09/2015

A cab driver was stabbed and robbed after picking up three men in West Ridge early Friday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Cab Driver Stabbed During Robbery Attempt In West Ridge

The 32-year-old cab driver picked up a passenger in his Yellow Cab at Western and Devon avenues around 2:30 a.m., police said. After the man got in the cab, he announced a robbery, and displayed a knife.

03/06/2015

(Left to right) Christopher "Zet" Smith, Raymond Robinson, Officers Mark Czapla and Joe Groh were honored at Chicago Police Headquarters on Thursday, for subduing a shoplifting suspect who became violent when the officers confronted him at a Walgreens in Andersonville in February. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM)

CPD Honors Officers, Bystanders Who Subdued Violent Shoplifting Suspect

Two Chicago police officers have been reunited for the first time with two bystanders who helped save their lives in a violent confrontation with a suspected shoplifter last month. All four were honored Thursday at Chicago Police Headquarters.

03/05/2015

Crews battle an extra-alarm fire in West Englewood. One firefighter was injured, and more than dozen residents were displaced from their homes.

Fire Damages Three Homes In West Englewood

An early morning fire in West Englewood spread to three homes before firefighters put out the flames.

03/05/2015

Deonte Hoard (Credit: Facebook)

Urban Prep Student Killed In Far South Side Shooting

A South Side charter school is mourning the murder of one of its students.

03/03/2015

CBS 2 Weather Watcher Eugene Wood said 4 inches of snow had fallen in Alsip by 6 a.m. Thursday. (Supplied Photo)

Fresh Snow Keeps Plows Busy All Night, Stalls Morning Commute

Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.

02/26/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Race For Mayor Entering Home Stretch In Chicago

Chicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.

02/23/2015

Police from multiple agencies were on the scene of a standoff at a home in Griffith, Ind., on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

NW Indiana Standoff Ends; Girl Rescued, Suspect Dead

A tense standoff at a home in northwest Indiana came to an end after nearly six hours Friday morning, when police brought a girl out of the house, and announced the suspect who was inside was dead.

02/20/2015

Four people were hospitalized after a fire Thursday morning at a Des Plaines nursing home.  (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Four Hospitalized After Fire At Des Plaines Nursing Home

The fire started around 8:20 a.m. at Presence Ballard Rehabilitation, at 9300 Ballard Rd. North Maine Fire Protection District officials said the fire was contained to a single unit at the nursing home, and the building’s sprinkler system extinguished the flames by the time firefighters arrived.

02/19/2015

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