Susanna Song

Houses and property in ruin the morning after a tornado swept through the town the previous day on April 10, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, 11 people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Recovery Efforts Continue After Thursday’s Tornado

Neighbors in Fairdale and Rochelle have been rallying together to pick up the pieces, and get through this difficult time, after Thursday’s devastating tornado. Survivors and volunteers spent the entire weekend cleaning, but there’s still a lot of work left to do.

04/13/2015

A family of seven survived Thursday's tornado in Rochelle, Illinois, in the basement of this destroyed home. (Photo: Nancy Reyes)

One Story Of Survival After Tornado: “Everything Is Gone”

Dozens of families in two towns in north central Illinois were left sifting through the rubble, after tornadoes leveled their homes.

04/10/2015

Crews search wreckage on the IL-72 after a tornado came through the town earlier in the day on April 9, 2015 in Fairdale, Illinois. According to reports, seven people were injured and one person was killed when tornadoes and thunderstorms passed through the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble Resume

Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive “wedge” tornado virtually destroyed the town.

04/09/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with commuters at the 95th Street Red Line station a day after winning a second term. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm: Surviving Runoff Will Make Me “A Better Mayor”

A day after securing his second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the historic runoff election in Chicago would make him “a better mayor,” after enduring a heated six-week contest against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a virtual unknown to most Chicagoans before he challenged the mayor.

04/08/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia make the rounds across Chicago on Monday, the last full day of campaigning before the runoff election in Chicago. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Polls Closed For Historic Mayoral Election

After weeks of contentious campaigning, voters in Chicago were having their say Tuesday in the race for mayor, and 19 races for alderman.

04/07/2015

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Cubs Expect Talented Team, Tribute To Banks Will Overshadow Ongoing Construction At Wrigley

The Cubs are hoping a stable of hot prospects and a tribute to Hall of Famer Ernie Banks on Opening Night will help fans forget and forgive the big mess at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015

The McDonald's at 36 W. 95th St. was closed for health reasons, the city announced. (CBS)

McDonald’s To Raise Starting Pay $1 Over Minimum Wage

Approximately 90,000 McDonald’s employees working at company-owned stores will start getting slightly larger paychecks this summer, and will even receive paid vacation, as the fast food chain seeks to attract more reliable workers.

04/02/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pence spoke about the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Pence On ‘Religious Freedom’ Law: “We Will Fix This”

Acknowledging his state has “come under the harsh glare of criticism” over a controversial new “religious freedom” law, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he wants state lawmakers to pass new legislation that makes clear businesses cannot discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.

03/31/2015

Samiah Lomax (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Girl, 5, Found Safe After Abduction In University Park

Two people took Samiah Lomax from her grandmother’s home in University Park shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, according to Illinois State Police. It started with a home invasion, escalated into a physical fight, and ended with Samiah being abducted.

03/30/2015

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

Metra Derail Long

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

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