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Lake Cook Health Care Center in Northbrook (CBS)

Picture Of Dying Patient Posted Online, Along With Cruel Remarks

Radovan Vojcic passed away more than a year ago and died from advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia. His grieving family had been trying to focus on beautiful memories. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Dorothy Swanson (left) was scammed out of more than $4,000 when someone called her, claiming to be her granddaughter, Audrey Rickert (right), and saying she had been arrested in Mexico. She later found out Audrey was safe at home with her mom. (Credit: CBS)

Grandmother Bilked Out Of $4,000 By Caller Posing As Granddaughter

A grandmother in far north suburban Round Lake Beach was scammed out of more than $4,000 after getting a frantic call from a person she believed was her granddaughter.

CBS 2–11/13/2012

Dozens of cargo vans like this one have been parking in the Archer Heights neighborhood in spots where they shouldn't be able to park, by getting standard city vehicle stickers, instead of commercial vehicle stickers, which allow to park on residential streets only when providing a service. (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Cargo Trucks In Archer Heights Bucking System To Park Illegally

Cheating the system? In one Chicago neighborhood cargo vans line the streets around the clock, but the problem is they may not be there legally.

CBS 2–11/07/2012

Homeowner David Skebedis displays one of his birds, a conure. (Credit: Suzanne LeMignot/CBS 2)

Aurora Gets Court Order To Clean Up Bird Hoarder’s House

A Kane County judge has authorized the city of Aurora to enter a enter the home of a hoarder who has about 300 birds flying inside his house, after he earlier blocked crews from cleaning up the mess inside.


Judy Biggert, Bill Foster

Biggert, Foster Battle For New 11th Congressional District

Former Congressman Bill Foster is trying to return to the House, but first he has to beat out Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert, the incumbent in the new 11th District.


Some Cook County Jail inmates are using barber-school diplomas to get a second change. (CBS)

Barber School Gives Jail Inmates Second Chance

Some inmates who are locked up at Cook County Jail are developing new careers with combs and scissors. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Siohvaughn Funches-Wade (CBS)

Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife On Custody Battle: ‘I Will Not Give Up’

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with Siohvaughn Funches-Wade about her life after divorce.


Keith Nicks, former superintendent of Burr Oaks Cemetery. (CBS)

Former Burr Oak Superintendent: Problems At Cemetery Predated My Employment

For the first time, Keith Nicks is telling his side of the story to CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot.


The Miller cousins are charged with residential burglary. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Grandmother’s ‘Safety First’ Actions Help Cops Bust Alleged Serial Burglars

A Chicago grandmother has broken up a burglary ring that police said hit hundreds of victims, many of them elderly.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

Police Lights Police Car

County Prosecutor Accused Of Biting Man’s Leg Outside Lingerie Shop

An off-duty Cook County prosecutor has been placed on administrative duty after allegedly biting a man on the leg during a scuffle outside a lingerie shop in the Lakeview neighborhood over the weekend.


A photo of Bill and Sandy Marvel from Sandy's photo album. (Marvel Family Photo)

Family Tragedy After Wife Of 50 Years Killed By Drunk Driver

In a heart-break for a Northwest Indiana family, a husband has lost his wife in a drunk-driving accident, just six weeks before a milestone wedding anniversary.

CBS 2–09/18/2012

A Chicago police car. (Photo Credit: MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gold Coast Residents Fed Up With Crime

An affluent downtown area of Chicago has been plagued by violence this summer. Some residents have had enough, CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Actor and Chicago native Michael Clarke Duncan plays an arcade racing game during a Basketball Battle of the Sexes event featuring Chicago Sky players and Hollywood stars of the Entertainment League on June 1, 2009 at ESPN Zone in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Ex-Coach Remembers Michael Clarke Duncan As ‘Hard Worker’ Determined To Succeed

It’s a true rags to riches story, and Tuesday night, Oscar-nominated actor and Chicago native Michael Clarke Duncan was being remembered as a man who never forgot his roots after making it big-time in Hollywood.

CBS 2–09/04/2012

IDOT Worker Hit-And-Run

IDOT Worker Struck, Critically Hurt By Hit-And-Run Driver

An Illinois Department of Transportation minuteman was lending a helping hand to a driver in need, but now he is fighting for his life after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Fans are evacuated from Grant park due to an approaching storm during 2012 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on August 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Lollapalooza Resumes After Weather Delay

Lollapalooza will close a half hour later than usual at 10:30 p.m. due to severe thunderstorms that passed through the Chicago area, which caused concert promoters to suspend the event.


(Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Preventive Care Provisions Of Health Care Law Go Into Effect

Starting today, as many as 47 million women in the U.S. could be eligible for free preventive health care services, under a provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

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Chicago Area Home Sales, Prices Up In May

It’s what thousands of families across the Chicago area have been waiting to hear: home prices and home sales are both up. Those are two encouraging signs that the housing market is rebounding in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Michael Haynes, 22, was fatally in the Morgan Park neighborhood Thursday. (family handout)

Promising Basketball Player Killed In Dispute Over Gold Necklace

Michael Haynes, 22, had been set to begin attending Iona College in just a few days. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.


Hit And Run

Woman In Coma After Hit-And-Run On West Side

A 52-year-old woman was trying to cross a West Side street when she was hit by a car that didn’t stop. Now she’s fighting for her life, hospitalized in critical condition.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

3 Consecutive Life Sentences For Balfour In Hudson Family Murders

William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012