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City Council Expands Chicago Gun Offender Registry

The city’s “gun offender registry” will be expanded in the coming weeks, after the City Council voted Wednesday to increase the number of crimes that would prompt a requirement to enlist in the registry.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

Investigators believe a fire that gutted this three-story building in Whiting, Ind., on Jan. 20, 2013, was the result of arson. (Credit: CBS)

Fire That Destroyed Whiting Building Was Apparent Arson

Indiana state fire marshals ruled the Jan. 20 fire at a 117-year-old building at 119th and Sheridan in Whiting, Ind., was caused by ignitable liquid on the floor of the dress shop on the first floor, and have handed over the case to police.

03/07/2013

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Local Charity Offers Millions To Avoid Catholic School Closures

A local charity is offering millions of dollars to the Archdiocese of Chicago, in an effort to prevent more Catholic schools from closing in the future.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

Snow covers the path in Christine Coleman's back yard in Plainfield, as well as the pond behind her property. (Photo courtesy Christine Coleman)

Winter Storm Blankets Chicago With Heavy Snow

Snow plows were out in force, hundreds of flights have been cancelled at the city’s airports, and many area schools were closed on Tuesday, amid a storm that could drop up to 10 inches of snow.

03/05/2013

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Bridge Work To Make Commute A Headache For Brown, Purple Line Riders

This morning’s commute might be a big hassle for thousands who depend on the CTA’s Brown and Purple lines.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2013

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Computer Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Is Pricey, But Could Lead To Big Salary

Have you ever imagined you could create your own web application? Probably not. Well, wait until you check out this boot camp. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.

03/02/2013

The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit Hard

With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.

03/01/2013

People crowd the gallery on top of St Peter's Basilica as a helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes by on its way out of Vatican City on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff is flying to Castel Gandolfo where he will cease to be Pope at 8:00pm local time. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He will stay at the Papal Summer residence of Castel Gandolfo until renovations are complete at a monastery in the grounds of the Vatican and will be known as  Roman pontiff emeritus or pope emeritus.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Catholics Offer Benedict Prayers As He Officially Steps Down

Pope Benedict XVI ended his eight-year pontificate of the Catholic Church on Thursday, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

02/28/2013

Eric Chung, 29, is charged with kidnapping and raping a woman inside his cab. (Credit: Schaumburg Police)

Cabbie Accused Of Kidnapping, Raping Woman In Taxi Charged In 2nd Attack

A cab driver was arrested over the weekend, after allegedly kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her inside his taxi in northwest suburban Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2013

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Smartphone Technology Leads To Arrest In Bucktown Rape

Smartphone technology helped police track down and arrest a 16-year-old boy who allegedly raped a woman in her Bucktown home on Sunday.

02/25/2013

This SUV that spun out and hit a median divider on the Eisenhower Expressway was just one of many accidents overnight as a winter storm dumped 2 to 4 inches of snow on the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

Storm Brings Moderate Snow, But Still Hampers Morning Commute

Snow continued to blanket the Chicago region Friday morning, making driving conditions more hazardous for commuters, officials said.

02/22/2013

Tamisha Davidson (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Killed, Another Injured In Blaze In South Austin

A high school senior was killed in a fire in the South Austin neighborhood overnight. An 18-year-old male also was injured when he jumped from a second-floor window to escape the blaze.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

U.S. Marine veteran Michael Adams stopped an attack on a woman who was jogging on the Lakefront Bike Path when he saw a young man assaulting her. (Credit: CBS)

Marine Veteran Stops Rape Attempt Along Lakefront

Michael Adams, of East Chicago, was driving along Lake Shore Drive near the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday afternoon, when he saw a young man attack a woman along the Lakefront Bike Path.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

Fredrick Goings (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Mother Of Eddy Curry’s Slain Ex: Killer’s Conviction ‘Was Elation’

A day after a 40-year-old attorney was convicted of killing former Chicago Bulls player Eddy Curry’s ex-girlfriend and 10-month-old daughter, the woman’s mother was urging other victims of domestic abuse to take charge of their lives.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2013

Three officers were hurt when a police car crashed while chasing a stolen vehicle near 72nd Street and St. Lawrence Avenue on Feb. 13, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

3 Officers Hurt In Crash While Chasing Stolen Car

The three officers were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

02/13/2013

Teachers picket outside Gary Elementary School in West Chicago, on the first day of a strike for Elementary School District 33. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Teachers Go On Strike In West Chicago

Elementary school teachers in West Chicago hit the picket lines on Monday, after going on strike.

02/04/2013

Tabyus Jackson, 3, was found running on the street in Englewood. (Supplied by Chicago Police)

Mom Charged After Boy Found Alone On Englewood Sidewalk

A young mother has been charged with child endangerment, after her son was found running by himself in the Englewood neighborhood on Monday night.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Chicago police investigate, after a 40-year-old man was shot and killed outside a convenience store in the 4900 block of West Augusta Boulevard on Dec. 27, 2012. The murder brought the city's homicide total for the year to 500. (Credit: CBS)

Police: City Hits 500 Murders in 2012

The shooting death of a 40-year-old man on the West Side was the city’s 500th murder this year, city officials said Friday after initially disagreeing on the tally.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2012

A flight information board at O'Hare International Airport (Credit: CBS)

Winter Storm In Northeast Delaying Some Flights At O’Hare

O’Hare flight boards were showing delays on flights from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Ohio – all areas hit by the winter storm.

12/27/2012

Most retailers offer big discounts starting the day after Christmas, to help boost year-end sales, and clear out excess inventory. (Credit: CBS)

Post-Christmas Shopping Frenzy Begins As Stores Offer Big Deals

Are you hoping Santa Claus still has a little something in his sack for you? Even jolly old St. Nick is probably scoping out the after-Christmas sales on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2012

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