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Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Researcher Says People Should Be Concerned, Not Panicked, About Ebola

A researcher who’s been studying Ebola for six years says people should be concerned about the virus but not panicked.

10/18/2014

A rendering of the Focal Point Chicago campus. (Credit: Focal Point)

SW Side Development To Feature Hospital, Retail Center

The ribbon’s been cut on a huge healthcare and retail project on the city’s Southwest Side.

10/18/2014

A handicapped parking placard. (CBS)

Officers Check Handicap Placards Of Cars Parked At Soldier Field

The Bears versus the Packers meant the parking lots filled up quickly and officers were watching to see who was taking the handicapped spots.

09/28/2014

Some residents in west suburban Bellwood had to throw away furniture damaged by flooding from Monday night's storm. (Credit: CBS)

Bellwood Hit Hard By Flooding From Monday’s Storm

Many suburban communities suffered water damage overnight, due to flash flooding from the heavy downpour of Monday night’s storm. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports one of the hardest-hit areas was west suburban Bellwood, where floodwater surrounded many homes and inundated several streets.

08/05/2014

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy. (File Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Supt. McCarthy Renews Call To Get Guns Off The Streets

McCarthy talked about recent violence in the city saying it’s more painful than usual because children are falling victim to it.

07/27/2014

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School Cafeterias Trading Lunch Money For Fingerprint Scans

More and more schools across the country are opting for a pay-by-fingerprint system in the cafeteria to cut down on theft and speed up the lunch line.

07/02/2014

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Same-Sex Couples Tie Knot As Marriage Law Takes Effect

Same-sex marriage in Illinois is legal and hundreds of couples across the state are taking advantage of the new law.

06/01/2014

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Doctos Warn Too Many People Dying From Preventable Strokes

The number of people dying from strokes in Illinois has been dropping but health officials say the numbers should be much better.

06/01/2014

Damage to a car in the worst-hit areas of Washington, Ill., after Sunday's tornado. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Volunteers Help Retrieve Thousands Of Items Belonging To Washington, Ill. Tornado Victims

Volunteers and good Samaritans have helped victims of the tornado in Washington, Illinois get back some of the things they lost.

04/14/2014

A picture shows copies of the novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' on display at a book shop in central London on July 19, 2012. It's a literary phenomenon: with nearly 40 million copies sold, 'Fifty Shades of Grey', an erotic romance spiced up with sado-masochism is well on its way to breaking all the records. AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER (Photo credit should read WILL OLIVER/AFP/GettyImages)

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’-Themed Tree Gets The Axe At Holiday Event

There are Disney-themed trees, children’s board-game trees, even one called “Jiminy Christmas.” And then there was the “Fifty Shades of Grey” tree, which Navy Pier spokesman Nick Shields says didn’t quite fit in.

12/06/2013

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DCFS Investigating Death Of Blue Island Infant

A baby died in Blue Island this weekend and investigators are looking at the father as a suspect.

10/27/2013

Prison fence

Illinois Prison Guards Racked Up $62 Million In Overtime In 2012

Guards at Illinois state prisons worked overtime last year to the tune of $62 million but that won’t be the case this year.

10/27/2013

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Chicago Board of Trade Building Vault Now Open To The Public

For the first time ever the doors of the vault in the Chicago Board of Trade building have been swung open for the public to take a peek inside.

10/20/2013

A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Wheeling Residents Fight To Keep Flood-Damaged Homes From Wrecking Ball

Residents in Fox Point Mobile Home Park along the Des Plaines River fought to save their homes last April and now they’re trying to save them from the wrecking ball.

09/15/2013

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Aurora To Celebrate Baseball Player With ‘James Deacon White Day’

Aurora will be celebrating a man who’s been called one of the most overlooked baseball players in history.

09/04/2013

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Pastors Urge Kirk To Support Slave Reparations Bill

Senator Mark Kirk ruffled a lot of feathers with his recent plan to round up 18,000 gang members but a group of South Side pastors say they have a way for him to redeem himself: Help pass legislation to give African Americans reparation.

09/02/2013

Rep. Dan Lipinski

Protesters Call For Rep. Lipinski To Fix Immigration System

Today’s storms didn’t stop an immigration rally in front of Congressman Dan Lipinski’s office on the Southwest Side.

08/31/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Local Gay Rights Supporters Encouraged By Pope’s Comments

Pope Francis says it’s not a crime to be gay and that he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation.

07/29/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student who had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama's inauguration. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Addresses Violence, Says Progress Is Being Made

Mayor Emanuel addressed the escalating number of shootings around the city and says some headway is being made in the war against crime.

07/21/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday stops by Brooks College Prep, which was snubbed by a North Side rival over the weekend. (CBS)

Emanuel, Quinn Announce New Partnership To Revitalize Port Of Illinois

Mayor Emanuel said fix it and they did. He announced a new City partnership with the BROE Group out of Denver Colorado to take over and inject $500 million in new infrastructure

07/21/2013

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