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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

Police towed away up to 105 vehicles from a Little Ray's Towing in West Englewood, after tracking a stolen car to the storage yard, and finding dozens of other cars for which the owner could not provide proper titles.  Police said there were at least 10 stolen vehicles on the lot. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Tow Yard Owner Arrested After Stolen Cars, Parts Seized

Chicago police cleared out a West Englewood tow yard on Thursday, after allegedly finding stolen vehicles and parts being stored there.

06/27/2013

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19 More Elementary Schools To Close For Good Today

It’s a bittersweet final day for thousands of students at Chicago Public Schools; at 19 elementary schools, it’s the last day of class before they close for good.

06/24/2013

Austin Hudson Lapore (Credit: Chicago Police)

Search Dog Tracks Missing Student To Lakefront

Volunteers, friends and family were out in force Tuesday morning, resuming the search for a missing University of Chicago student.

06/18/2013

Chicago police officers, along with volunteers from the community, provide security at Cook Elementary School and other Chicago Public Schools under the Safe Passage Program, to make sure kids can get to and from school safely. (Credit: CBS)

City To Hire 600 Workers For Safe Passage Routes After School Closings

City and Chicago Public Schools officials said Friday they’re working with police and parents to designate hot spots where safety is an issue and there could be trouble as kids go to new schools next fall.

06/14/2013

Texting

Evanston High Baseball Team Forfeits Playoffs Over Sexting Allegations

School officials disciplined the entire team over the incident, because players would not reveal who shared pictures of nude girls they had received from female classmates.

05/23/2013

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Opponents Vow To Keep Fighting, Despite Vote To Close 49 Elementary Schools

The decision to close 49 elementary schools in Chicago is done, but bitterness over the move lingered Thursday morning, as the Chicago Teachers Union vowed to continue their fight against the closings, and parents and students protested the looming closure of their schools.

05/23/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton Murder Plead Not Guilty

The two men charged with murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton pleaded innocent on Thursday.

03/28/2013

Chicago Police made arrested protestors staging a sit-down protest on LaSalle Street.

Police Detain 127 Protesters After Sit-In At Rally Opposing School Closings

Protesters filled Daley Plaza, marched through the Loop and rallied again in front of School board headquarters to protest the board’s plan to close 53 schools on Wednesday. More than 100 of those protesters were detained and ticketed after staging a sit-in outside City Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

Pallbearers carry Jonylah Watkins' casket into New Beginnings Church in Woodlawn, a week after she was killed when she was shot as she sat on her father's lap in a minivan. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather For Slain Baby’s Funeral

Loved ones of the 6-month-old girl who was shot and killed as she was in her father’s lap inside a minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood were gathering at a local church Tuesday morning for her funeral.

03/19/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

A group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.

03/19/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

New Pope An Inspiration For Latino Jesuit Students

A Jesuit high school in Pilsen is celebrating the selection of Pope Francis, a Jesuit cardinal from Argentina, as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church – the first pontiff from the Americas.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Chicago police investigate after an officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at police in an apartment in the 200 block of North Homan Avenue on March 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Pointed Gun At Officers On West Side

A Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at police in the East Garfield Park neighborhood early Thursday morning.

03/14/2013

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