Susanna Song

Progress after the first phase of demolition of the Ohio/Ontario bridge over the Kennedy Expressway. The 55-year-old bridge is being torn down and replaced with two new bridges. (Credit: Illinois Department of Transportation)

IDOT To Wrap Up Kennedy Expressway Bridge Project This Weekend

For the second weekend in a row, motorists were being advised to avoid the Kennedy Expressway near downtown, as crews complete demolition of the Ohio/Ontario bridge.

06/20/2014

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Adds North Lawndale Site To Bid For Obama Library

Community activists have teamed up with the University of Illinois at Chicago to promote a 23-acre site in North Lawndale as a place to put the Obama Presidential Library.

06/16/2014

Cammy Babiarz

Wheaton Man Will Run Cross-State To Fight Disorder That Afflicts Daughter

Bill Babiarz plans to run 150 miles in five days, from Fulton to Buckingham Fountain in an effort to cure Rett Syndrome. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.

02/26/2014

Cash Register

Stores Prepare For Christmas Returns, Post-Holiday Sales

For many people, the day after Christmas is a day to go back to the stores. It’s not just about exchanging what you got for what you really want, stores also are offering new sales to make up for a slow holiday shopping season.

12/26/2013

Shoppers hunt for bargains at Woodfield Mall on Black Friday (Credit: CBS)

Bargain Hunters Get Early Jump On Black Friday Shopping

They didn’t sleep. They don’t care about the cold. They’re on a mission to shop.

11/29/2013

Chicago aldermen have backed an ordinance that would require bars and restaurants to post signs similar to this one, banning concealed firearms on the premises. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Back New Limit On State’s Concealed Carry Law

Aldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state’s concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.

09/06/2013

About 100 women from the Sauganash neighborhood walked along the Sauganash Trail on Sept. 5, 2013, in a show of solidarity after an attack on the trail a week before, and a second attack a few miles away on another walking trail. (Credit: CBS)

Women Stage Solidarity Walk After Attacks On Northwest Side

About 100 women walked on a trail in the Sauganash neighborhood Thursday morning, as a show of strength and unity, after an off-duty police officer who lives nearby fought off a would-be rapist last week.

09/05/2013

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Summer Heat Prompting Some Schools To Close Early

The brutal heat has prompted some schools to end classes early on Tuesday, or cancel classes altogether.

08/27/2013

5-month-old infant Joshua Summeries. (Credit: Zion Police)

Zion Police Fear The Worst In Missing Baby Case

Investigators have lots of questions, but not many answers in their search for a missing five-month-old boy in north suburban Zion.

08/22/2013

A Safe Passage worker staffs one of the dozens of routes set up to safely get kids to and from school. (Credit: CBS)

City Releases Maps Of New Safe Passage Routes For Schools

Several schools have been using Safe Passage routes since 2011, but now 59 additional schools will receive the same support, including the welcoming schools for students from 48 elementary schools that were closed in June.

08/09/2013

The Fashion Outlets of Chicago shopping mall in Rosemont. (Credit: CBS)

New High-End Outlet Mall Opens In Rosemont

A high-end fashion outlet mall opened Thursday morning in Rosemont — the first new indoor mall in the Chicago area in two decades — and the huge deals stores are offering could bring in big crowds.

08/01/2013

Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem (left) and Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem (right) with their father Mohammed Abdul Hakeem (in wheelchair). [Photo Supplied to CBS]

Brothers Slain At Evanston Cigar Shop

Investigators spent the night at Evanston Pipe & Tobacco, after 38-year-old Mohammed Abdul Azim Hakeem and 34-year-old Mohammed Abdul Mubeen Hakeem were found in the basement.

07/31/2013

Khalise Weatherspoon, 4, was shot in Marquette Park on Monday. (Family handout)

4-Year-Old Girl Improving After She Was Shot In Stomach

A 4-year-old girl who was shot in the stomach Monday afternoon was doing better on Tuesday, and has been moved out of the intensive care unit.

07/30/2013

Detectives investigate after Chicago police officers shot and killed a man who allegedly was stabbing his ex-wife outside her home in Gage Park. (Credit: CBS)

Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Stabbed Ex-Girlfriend In Gage Park

The 27-year-old mother of three was stabbed in the left arm by her children’s father, only a few feet away from where Chicago police officers stood waiting on the front steps, thinking she was safe and out of harm’s way.

07/29/2013

Carter Vo

Family Of Child Killed In DUI Collision Robbed Of State Grant

Carter Vo’s family applied for a state grant to help defray the child’s funeral expenses. CBS 2’s Susanna Song explains what happened.

07/25/2013

Guardian Angels member Thomas Hunt hands out a flyer of safety tips on Michigan Avenue near the Water Tower on July 23, 2013. The group says it wants to make sure the popular tourist and shopping district known as the Magnificent Mile doesn't become known as Muggers' Mile. (Credit: CBS)

Guardian Angels: Don’t Let Mag Mile Become “Muggers’ Mile”

A volunteer group of citizen crime fighters is calling the Magnificent Mile – a popular tourist destination in Chicago – the “Muggers’ Mile,” to spotlight robberies along Michigan Avenue.

07/23/2013

A girl drinks from her water bottle at a summer camp in Uptown. Camp organizers make sure all the kids have bottled water, and take breaks in the shade or an air-conditioned building when they need it. (Credit: CBS)

Kids’ Summer Camps Take Extra Steps To Keep Cool Amid Heat Advisory

CBS 2’s Susanna Song visited an all-girls summer camp in Uptown to see how they’re dealing with the heat and humidity.

07/18/2013

Heat, Summer, Thermometer, Hot Weather

Hot, Muggy Weather To Continue Through Friday

Sizzling temperatures will likely be around for a few more days, and for folks who have to be outside in this heat, it can be unbearable.

07/17/2013

Michael Campbell (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Raping Woman In Ukrainian Village

A 28-year-old man has been charged with grabbing a woman at a bus stop in the Ukrainian Village, and raping her in a nearby alley.

07/12/2013

A dryer at the Humane Society animal shelter in Munster, Ind., caught fire overnight, filling the shelter with smoke. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Damages Animal Shelter In Munster

An animal shelter in northwest Indiana was asking for donations of towels and blankets, after a fire in their laundry room overnight destroyed most of their linens.

07/03/2013

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