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Firefighters used ropes to crawl on the frozen surface of a lagoon in Lincoln Park, after a car crashed and rolled onto its roof early Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured After Car Overturns On Frozen Lagoon

Police were trying to figure out what caused the driver to lose control and drive onto the frozen lagoon in the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive around 1:45 a.m.

01/19/2015

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CPS Students Back At School After Two Days Off For Cold

Though it was slightly warmer than Wednesday and Thursday when schools were closed for extreme cold, the official temperature in Chicago was no warmer than 4 degrees when most students would have been heading to school Friday morning.

01/09/2015

With most Chicago area school districts canceling classes Thursday due to the cold weather, many parents took their kids to local YMCA's for their "School's Out" program while parents went to work. (Credit: CBS)

Second Day Of School Closings Has Parents Scrambling For Alternatives

Frigid temperatures brought another day off for most students in the Chicago area, leaving parents rushing to find daycare or other activities for their children.

01/08/2015

Commuters make their way to work as temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit during the morning rush on January 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dangerously Cold Weather Grips Chicago Area

A frigid blast of Arctic air has plunged wind chills so low, it has made it dangerous to go outside for an extended period of time.

01/07/2015

Dangerous cold will come in waves this week. (Credit: CBS/Megan Glaros)

Frigid Week Ahead As Snow Ends In Chicago Area

As skies cleared and plows worked to clear streets and highways of the latest round of snow, a fresh round of frigid weather was settling in on the Chicago area Tuesday morning.

01/06/2015

Navy recruits being hosted by the Christian Liberty Academy. (Credit: Susanna Song.)

Arlington Heights Group Hosts Navy Recruits For Christmas

Dozens of Navy recruits training at the Great Lakes Naval Station could not fly home, so for the third year in a row, a special group in the northwest suburbs hosted them for an all-day celebration.

12/25/2014

Ed Suarez, 50, saw an 80-year-old woman drive her car onto a set of Metra tracks, so he yelled at her to stop and dragged her to safety before an oncoming train ripped off her car's door. (Credit: CBS)

Man Who Saved Woman From Metra Train: “There’s No Hero Here”

Ed Suarez said he couldn’t believe his eyes Monday when he saw a disoriented 80-year-old woman drive onto the railroad tracks in Western Springs at the height of the evening rush, but he’s glad he didn’t think twice about springing into action.

12/23/2014

Chicago police investigate after five teens were shot Monday night in Englewood. (Credit: CBS)

Five Teens Shot In Englewood Drive-By

Around 9:40 p.m., three girls and two boys – all 16 or 17 years old – were outside in the 5700 block of South Green Street, when a green minivan pulled up, and someone inside opened fire.

12/23/2014

A taxi was one of several vehicles that crashed on the Ohio Feeder Ramp due to black ice overnight. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Black Ice Causes Crashes On Ohio Feeder Ramp

A taxi cab was just one of several vehicles that crashed into the median, or into each other, due to invisible slick spots while trying to get to the Kennedy late Thursday night or early Friday.

12/19/2014

An empty room at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park. (CBS)

Hundreds Of Students Sick With Flu In Oak Park School District

A total of 563 students missed school Monday in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 – or nearly 10 percent of the district’s entire school body – most of them with flu-like symptoms.

12/15/2014

Demario Bailey. (Credit: johnson College Prep)

Three More Suspects Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Teen Who Defended Twin Brother

Two more suspects were in custody Monday morning in the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was killed while protecting his brother from muggers this weekend. Sources said charges were likely Monday afternoon.

12/15/2014

Luna, a orphan sea otter pup, was brought to the Shedd Aquarium after she was rescued in California in September. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Meet Shedd Aquarium’s Newest Star, Luna The Sea Otter

More than 10,000 votes were cast in the contest to name the rescued orphan sea otter who had been known as Pup 681.

12/12/2014

Firefighters found a man in the living room of a burning house in Whiting, Indiana. The man died after firefighters pulled him out. (Credit: CBS)

Man Killed In House Fire In Whiting

Investigators were trying to determine the cause of a fire that started around 2 a.m. in the 1200 block of 121st Street in Whiting, Indiana.

12/11/2014

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Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dies At 70

Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, a brash pioneer for women in Illinois politics, died early Wednesday, less than a day after suffering a stroke

12/10/2014

A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of an EZ Pawn shop in the 6700 block of South Western, and the people inside stole electronics and other items. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Thieves Steal Electronics In Pawn Shop ‘Crash-And-Grab’

Thieves ran off with electronics after a crash-and-grab burglary early Tuesday at a store in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of the store about 3:55 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Western Avenue, police said.

12/09/2014

Children led a protest Friday morning in the West Town neighborhood, to express their outrage over two grand juries declining to charge white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men. (Credit: CBS)

Children Lead Protest Of Grand Jury Rulings In Garner, Brown Deaths

Anger continued to spill over Friday in Chicago and across the nation, over recent grand jury decisions not to indict two white police officers who were involved in the deaths of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York.

12/05/2014

A McDonald's employee who walked off the job Thursday speaks to reporters at a rally where hundreds of minimum wage workers called on state lawmakers to approve a $15-an-hour minimum wage in Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Minimum Wage Workers Keep Up The Fight For $15-An-Hour

Fast food and home healthcare workers were rallying in the River North neighborhood early Thursday, hoping to keep the pressure on state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage.

12/04/2014

Tariq Purnell and Keon Kelley were shot and killed in Joliet on Dec. 2, 2014 (Supplied Photos)

Two Dead, One Wounded In Joliet Shooting

Police in southwest suburban Joliet were searching for whoever shot and killed two people Tuesday night, and wounded a third.

12/03/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-Hour

Aldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.

12/02/2014

A taxi cab crashed through the bedroom wall of a house in Glendale Heights on Monday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Taxi Crashes Into House, Driver Takes Off

Police in Glendale Heights were searching for a cab driver who crashed his taxi through the wall of a house early Monday, and then ran off.

12/01/2014

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