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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.

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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

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

With Election Day Here, Candidates Make One Last Push For Votes

It all comes down to this. With just hours left to win the support of voters, the two leading candidates for governor were making their final pitches to win votes Tuesday morning, greeting potential voters face-to-face.

11/04/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers Approve Contract

Negotiators for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 and the Waukegan Teachers’ Council met for nearly 14 hours Wednesday before coming to an agreement.

10/30/2014

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Pizza Delivery Driver Shot In Dolton; $5,000 Reward Offered To Find Suspects

It happened near 141st and Indiana Saturday night. The unnamed victim was shot three times when he encountered three suspects during what is described as a set-up and ambush, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

10/27/2014

CTA turnstiles

Chicago Police To Begin Random Explosives Screenings At CTA Stations

Starting Nov. 3, if you ride the “L,” prepare to be asked to hand your bags, purses, or suitcases to a Chicago police officer for screening at some stations.

10/24/2014

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Two Sick Passengers On Flights From Liberia Being Monitored At Chicago Hospitals

Medical personnel in Chicago said they are using “an abundance of caution” for two patients being evaluated for Ebola, even though neither has been diagnosed with the disease, after each of them became sick on separate flights from Liberia to O’Hare International Airport.

10/21/2014

Suspect Scott Peters is taken into custody Thursday. (courtesy: Jim Woodhall)

Suspect Who Allegedly Shot Two Officers Has Been Caught

Scott Peters, 52, was taken into custody around 5 p.m. near Illinois Route 176 and Smith Road, in unincorporated Crystal Lake, after receiving two separate calls about a suspicious person, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department said.

10/16/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Vying For African-American Voters

In campaign 2014: you’ve seen the attack ads and verbal sparring on TV, but tonight Governor Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner will meet face to face in a televised debate right On CBS 2 at 6 p.m.

10/14/2014

Cyclist Using GoPro Camera As ‘Insurance Policy’

GoPro cameras have been used by adventure enthusiasts to capture breathtaking moments and spectacular stunts.

10/13/2014

Three people died after a plane crashed in southwest suburban Palos Hills. (CBS)

Three Killed In Small Plane Crash In Palos Hills Identified

Three healthcare professionals from Kansas were killed late Sunday after their aircraft crashed not long after taking off from Midway Airport.

10/13/2014

Rendering of two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st Street and 43rd Street. (Credit: Cordogan Clark & Associates)

Construction Set For Two New Bridges Linking Bronzeville To Lakefront

Construction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.

09/12/2014

Eriana Smith, Carlvon Clark, Shamarion Clark, and Carliysia Clark (left to right) were killed in a fire at their Roseland apartment early Monday. (Family photos)

4 Kids Dead, 2 Adults Injured In Roseland Fire

Four children were killed and two adults were seriously injured in an apartment fire early Monday in the Roseland neighborhood.

09/08/2014

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School District Trying New Lunch Menu Without Federal Guidelines

The state’s second largest school district has started the school year with a new look for its lunch menu, after opting out of the National School Lunch Program and forfeiting nearly $1 million in federal funding, to gain more freedom in the food it serves students.

09/03/2014

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Back To School: CPS Students Return With More Safe Passage Routes

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students returned to class Tuesday for the first day of the new school year, and many of them were taking advantage of the Safe Passage program for the first time.

09/02/2014

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