Susanna Song

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 They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.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

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

One of two suspects who took eight people hostage in Harvey is taken into custody Wednesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Harvey Hostages Rescued, Suspects In Custody

Four remaining hostages who had been held captive for nearly 21 hours have been set free, and two suspects who engaged in a standoff with police in south suburban Harvey have been taken into custody Wednesday morning.

08/20/2014

Our Lady of Victory School drew inspiration from the Blues Brothers and Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones in its effort to raise $400,000 in two weeks -- and $400,000 a year going forward -- to stay open. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

North Side Catholic School Starts New School Year After Facing Possible Closure

Students were back in the classrooms Tuesday at Our Lady of Victory School in Portage Park, after facing closure by the Catholic Archdiocese earlier this year, unless it came up with hundreds of thousands of dollars.

08/19/2014

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

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