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Mayor Touts Success Of Foot Patrol Saturations, But Residents Not So Sure

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday that a recent move to step up foot patrols in some of the most violence-prone neighborhoods is paying off.

CBS 2–04/25/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses plans to close more than 50 public schools, at an unrelated event in Chicago on March 27, 2013. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel Shrugs Off ‘Murder Mayor’ Label Given By Teachers’ Union Boss

Mayor Rahm Emanuel staunchly defended his administration’s plan to close more than 50 schools, as well as the head of the Chicago Public Schools, as thousands planned to gather downtown to protest school closings.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

Opponents of the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 53 schools protest outside May Elementary Academy on the West Side, one of the schools targeted for closure. (Credit: CBS)

School Closing Opponents Call Mayor A Racist Liar

The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools and 61 buildings, mostly in black neighborhoods, has some West Side residents vowing to fight the Emanuel administration until the end.

03/22/2013

Ryan Healy took his life; his family said his job as a police officer became too much. (Family handout)

For One Chicago Police Officer, The Job Became Too Much

CBS 2’s Mike Parker talks to a family that believes one of their own — a third generation cop — was afflicted with post-traumatic stress when he took his own life last month.

03/18/2013

This screen grab of cell-phone video shows federal agents searching a Metra train. (CBS/Lana Hinshaw-Klann)

VIDEO: Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk

Sources say the agents were carrying hand-held nuclear-detection devices that picked up a reading. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.

03/15/2013

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Oak Lawn Residents At Odds With ComEd Over Power Surge

Dozens of Oak Lawn families lost power over the weekend, but the real problems started when the power came back on and fried their computers and appliances.

03/14/2013

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Suit: Young Child Found, Ate Used Condom At McDonald’s Play Area

A diner at a Gage Park neighborhood McDonald’s is suing the fast food giant, claiming her young child ate a used condom he found in the restaurant’s play area.

03/13/2013

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Teen Allegedly Tells Carjack Victim: ‘I’m Denzel Washington … Now Drive’

The woman, 24, complied with the 16-year-old’s request in the Sunday incident, but when she saw the boy trying to put a clip in his gray semi-automatic weapon, she slowed the car down to 10 mph and jumped out of the vehicle.

03/08/2013

Manti Te'o working out at IMG Academy in January.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Florio: NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te’o Is Gay

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, NFL teams are still wondering if Te’o is indeed gay and they want to know the answer.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Could Be Filed As Soon As Friday

Formal charges against Jesse Jackson Jr. could be filed as soon as Friday and Tuesday at the latest. His plea has also implicated his wife, leading to tax fraud charges against her.

02/14/2013

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Indiana Guardsman Gunned Down While Shielding 2-Year-Old Son

CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports its another case of mistaken identity, with no one in custody.

02/13/2013

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Chicago Boy With Replica Gun, 12, Robs 11-Year-Old On School Grounds

The robbery reportedly occurred at Palmer Elementary School in the North Mayfair neighborhood.

02/08/2013

Elmwood Park Police Sgt. John Wasilenko (Credit: CBS)

Cop Accused Of Seducing Women Involved In Domestic Disputes

An Elmwood Park police sergeant has been accused of using his police powers to target women he could seduce, when he was supposed to be working. He also has been accused of targeting the men who are in those ladies’ lives.

CBS 2–02/06/2013

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Emanuel Meets With Slain Teen’s Family, Classmates

An $11,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the gunman who killed an honor student in Kenwood, a week after she had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama’s inauguration in Washington.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel To Banks: Stop Supporting Gun Makers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is putting more pressure on gun makers to get behind his push for an assault weapons ban and criminal background checks for gun purchasers.

01/25/2013

20-year-old "Rafal" attaches a Denver boot to his 1994 Acura Integra. He says he does it every day -- including in his garage -- so the car isn't stolen. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Driver Gives Himself The Boot To Guard Against Car Thieves

Car theft is too common a crime in Chicago, with more than 16,000 last year alone. One Chicago car owner took a drastic step to prevent thieves from taking his ride.

CBS 2–01/24/2013

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CPS Email To Parents Directs Them To Adult Web Site

The Chicago Public Schools system has apologized for sending an email to parents that included a typo in a web link that sent them to an erotic website as a result.

01/24/2013

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No Murders In Aurora In 2012

Good news on the crime front in Illinois’ second largest city. There were zero murders in Aurora in 2012. That hasn’t happened since 1946.

01/02/2013

Kobi, the Weaver family's 70-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, was shot by Hazel Crest police officers, who apparently were searching for an escaped fugitive at a neighbor's house. (Family Photo)

Hazel Crest Cops Shoot, Kill Dog During Search For Fugitive

The search for a fugitive might have taken a tragic turn; Kenneth Conley escaped from the federal jail in downtown Chicago last week, and one suburban family said the search for Conley claimed the life of their beloved pet.

CBS 2–12/26/2012

Brandon Marshall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Marshall Suggests Some NFLers Use Viagra To Gain An Edge On The Field

When asked about Adderall, which is being blamed for a rising number of PED suspensions in the NFL, Marshall had an interesting response.

670 The Score–11/28/2012

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