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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigns From Congress

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Explosion in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Indianapolis (CBS)

Huge Explosion In Indianapolis Still A Mystery

A huge explosion overnight left a small Indianapolis neighborhood in fear. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.

CBS 2–11/11/2012

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (File Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former U.S. Prosecutor Negotiating Plea Deal For Jackson Jr.

The embattled South Side congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. would resign for health reasons, admit to misspending campaign funds and likely spend some time behind bars, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has learned.

11/09/2012

Job seekers wait in line outside Kennedy-King College, where the city of Chicago and its sister agencies were hosting a job fair on Nov. 9, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process

Thousands of people waited in line for hours Friday morning at Kennedy-King College, to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago, but many of those people left upset, when they found out the job fair wasn’t quite what they were expecting.

11/09/2012

The Guardian Angels patrol 16th and Trumbull on Thursday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Police Issue Community Alert After Girl Abducted, Raped On Way To School

Police have issued a warning about a serious and disturbing attack on a child in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2012

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Police Investigate Sex Attack Blocks From Obama Home

Chicago police have put out a community alert about an alleged sex attack on a teenage girl yesterday in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

11/07/2012

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2 Investigators: Chicago Schools Flunk Food Inspections

Rat droppings and other problems plague some cafeterias. Since 2011, 244 of Chicago’s 681 schools failed at least one health inspection, CBS 2′s Pam Zekman reports.

10/29/2012

Crews in hazmat suits clear the Aurora townhome of an owner who kept more than 300 live birds. Dozens more birds -- dead -- were also found. (CBS)

Aurora Removes 325 Live Birds, 125 Dead Birds From Hoarder’s Home

Contract workers hired by the city of Aurora removed nearly more than 300 birds from the home of a hoarder in Aurora, after he failed to remove them by a Friday morning deadline.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2012

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Elgin Student Attacks Teacher

Police say a 15-year-old student and 51-year-old veteran teacher exchanged words. Then, the student allegedly body-slammed the teacher and started punching him.

10/24/2012

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Company Will Pay Your Mortgage In Exchange For Turning Your Home Into A Billboard

ow would you like to have somebody else make your mortgage payments for a year? Almost 400 Chicago area homeowners have signed up for a chance to make it happen, CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.

10/24/2012

Sam Wolfson and his cleaned up window outside his business. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Chicago Store-Owner Labeled ‘Racist’ For Anti-Obama Business Sign

An outspoken and controversial shopkeeper who has been a fixture in Lincoln Square for the past dozen years has been targeted by a vandal.

10/23/2012

Michelle Jones, 17, is charged with armed robbery with a firearm, and attempted armed robbery with a firearm, in the mugging of two University of Chicago students on Oct. 16, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Teenage Girls Charged With Robberies At U Of C

Four teenage girls have been charged with robbing two University of Chicago students at gunpoint.

10/18/2012

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More Taxes For Cigarettes, Bullets And Gambling In County Budget

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s budget plan relies on new or higher taxes on cigarettes, ammunition, guns, and gambling machines, but also fulfills her 2010 campaign pledge to eliminate an unpopular sales tax hike enacted by her predecessor.

10/18/2012

Bana nurses her baby at Lincoln Park Zoo. (Credit: Todd Rosenberg/Lincoln Park Zoo)

Rare Lowland Gorilla Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

There’s a new addition to the family at Lincoln Park Zoo, which has announced the birth of a baby western lowland gorilla.

10/16/2012

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Police: Chuck E Cheese Worker Stabbed Customer Over Salad Plate

A Southwest Side Chuck E. Cheese employee was charged with two misdemeanors last month for allegedly stabbing a customer in a dispute over a salad plate, police said.

10/09/2012

A retired Chicago police officer accidentally shot and killed his own son inside home in the 5300 block of North Delphia Avenue, thinking his son was a burglar. (Credit: CBS)

Retired Cop Fatally Shoots Own Son, After Mistaking Him For Burglar

A retired Chicago police officer accidentally shot and killed his son early Tuesday, after mistaking him for a burglar, the officer’s family said.

10/09/2012

Chicago police located a massive marijuana field on the South Side. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Huge Marijuana Field Found On Chicago’s South Side

Chicago police have located a massive marijuana field on the South Side.

10/03/2012

Panera Cares in Lakeview. (CBS)

Safety Concerns Growing After Opening Of Panera Cares In Lakeview

Concern about safety is growing in one Chicago neighborhood and some of the people who live there say a unique restaurant may be to blame.

CBS 2–10/02/2012

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Chicago Public Schools’ Bond Rating Downgraded Again

One of the nation’s bond rating agencies is out with another warning about the Chicago Public Schools system’s financial future.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2012

Walter Jacobson talks with gang members in Englewood. (CBS)

‘Killing Is The Solution,’ Gang Member Tells Walter Jacobson

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sat down with gang members in Chicago’s troubled Englewood neighborhood.

CBS 2–09/27/2012

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