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Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Sandra Bland’s Mother Sues State Trooper, Jail Guards Over Death In Texas Cell

The family of a Naperville woman who died in a Texas jail cell three days after she was arrested during a traffic stop has filed a lawsuit against the trooper who pulled her over, and two guards at the jail where she was found hanged.

08/04/2015

Sandra Bland. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Apparent Voicemail From Sandra Bland Released; Tests Revealed Marijuana, Cutting Scars

New information could shed more light on the death of Sandra Bland, of Naperville, who was arrested nearly two weeks ago in Waller County, Texas, and then was found dead three days later in her jail cell.

07/23/2015

Dash cam video of Sandra Bland's arrest earlier this month. (Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety.

Officials Blame Technical Glitch For Loops In Dashcam Video Of Sandra Bland Arrest

Despite multiple breaks and jumps in dashcam video of Sandra Bland’s arrest in Texas, authorities insisted the recording released on Tuesday has not been edited, and blamed the problems on a glitch while uploading the video.

07/22/2015

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5 Best Beach Towns In Texas

A visit to the Texas Coast is a great way to stay cool over the summer.

07/22/2015

Affidavit Details Texas State Trooper’s Account Of Sandra Bland Arrest

Authorities have released the sworn affidavit of the Texas state trooper who arrested Naperville resident Sandra Bland earlier this month, in which he says Bland became combative and kicked him during a traffic stop.

07/21/2015

Sandra Bland. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Dashcam Video From Sandra Bland’s Arrest To Be Released Tuesday

More details could emerge Tuesday into the circumstances leading to the death of a Naperville woman inside a Texas jail cell last week.

07/21/2015

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Dash-Cam Video To Be Released In Arrest Of Naperville Woman Who Died In Texas Jail

Officials have said Sandra Bland hung herself with a trash bag last week after being arrested during a traffic stop. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

07/20/2015

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Naperville Woman’s Family Hires Medical Examiner For New Autopsy After Death In Texas Jail Cell

Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop in Waller County, about 50 miles north of Houston.

07/19/2015

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Texas Sheriff: Jail Should Have Checked On Chicago-Area Woman In Her Final Moments

Waller County Sheriff R. Glenn Smith says he understands why Sandra Bland’s family wants answers, but added he thinks an investigation will bolster the initial determination the woman committed suicide.

07/17/2015

Sandra Bland. (Credit: GoFundMe)

Naperville Woman’s Family Hires Attorney To Investigate Her Death In Texas Jail Cell

Relatives of a Naperville woman who died in a Texas jail cell said it’s “unfathomable” that she committed suicide, as authorities have said, and they’ve hired an attorney to get answers.

07/16/2015

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Naperville Woman’s Family Questions Official Account Of Her Death In Texas Jail Cell

Sandra Bland was arrested near Houston on Friday, and the Waller County Sheriff’s Office said she was found unresponsive in her cell Monday morning, and was later pronounced dead of apparent “self-inflicted asphyxiation.”

07/16/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner visits Sawing & Shearing Services, Inc., a Blue Island steel fabrication company considering a move to Indiana, due to workers' compensation costs in Illinois. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Rauner To Visit Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas To Lure Jobs

Gov. Bruce Rauner said he’s going the offensive in an effort to increase the number of jobs in Illinois.

03/13/2015

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5 Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway Ideas

Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway for two, or for the whole family at any of these wonderful destination cities. With lots of activities, romantic spots and other hidden fun, you’ll be planning another trip out there as soon as possible.

01/16/2015

Texas coach Charlie Strong. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Oklahoma State Sues Former Assistant Now At Texas

There’s a dispute over whether Joe Wickline is the Longhorns’ offensive coordinator.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2014

Adrian Peterson, left, talks with lawyer Rusty Hardin. (David J. Phillip-Pool/Getty Images)

Reports: Adrian Peterson Admits To Marijuana Use In Violation Of Bond Conditions

This is a bad look for Peterson, who is facing child abuse charges.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2014

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 13: Quarterback Justin Worley #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers looks to throw under pressure from linebacker Eric Striker #19 of the Oklahoma Sooners September 13, 2014 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Conference Perception Key As Big 12 Makes Statement

Conference play will begin picking up this week, but there will also be some key non-conference match-ups as well. Defending SEC champion Auburn heads to Kansas State for a Thursday night match-up. This could be the Big 12’s last chance to leave a huge impression on the selection committee.

CBS Chicago–09/16/2014

Rich Schmelzer (Credit: Denton County Jail)

Texas Man Charged With Killing Grandmother In East Dundee

Rich Schmelzer, 41, was arrested by federal marshals Monday afternoon at his home in Frisco, Texas. According to Kane County prosecutors, Schmelzer traveled to East Dundee last month and fatally stabbed his 85-year-old grandmother, Mildred “Dodie” Darrington, on July 18.

08/26/2014

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City Guide to Houston

Here’s a quick and easy guide to Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city and the largest city in Texas.

08/26/2014

Parent Alvin Jones talks with CBS 2's Jim Williams. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Beats Texas, 6-1, In Little League World Series

Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago survived an elimination game.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Cubs right-hander Neil Ramirez. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Ramirez Could Be Missing Link In Cubs Rotation

The Cubs have to decide whether Neil Ramirez’s future is in the rotation or bullpen.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

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