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Pig & Weasel

Skokie Couple Turns Living Room Into Performance Venue

About twice a month, Todd and Monica Rogers move the couches out of the living room of their home in Skokie, and turn it into a performance venue called the Pig & Weasel.

CBS 2–04/19/2012

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C2E2 Comic Convention Underway At McCormick Place

The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo is underway at McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Juan Barraza, 18, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 6-year-old Aliyah Shell in the Little Village neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Teens Charged In Shooting Death Of 6-Year-Old

Two people have been charged in the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl in the Little Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (Credit: CBS)

Gingrich Drumming Up Support In Illinois

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was in northwest suburban Rosemont on Wednesday, less than a week ahead of the Illinois GOP primary. He’s third in the delegate count behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, and running second among those who say they are looking for “a true conservative.”

CBS 2–03/14/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

State Rep. Derrick Smith Arrested On Bribery Charge

A state lawmaker from the West Side was arrested on bribery charges on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Arnette Heintze, the former U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge in Chicago. (CBS)

Former Secret Service Agent Discusses Security Plans For NATO Summit

For the first time, organizers of May’s NATO summit have laid out some details of security and crowd control plans that will be in place downtown and near McCormick Place.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Rosie O'Donnell, left, and Oprah Winfrey speak to the media after the unveiling of a new sign outside Harpo Studios welcoming "The Rosie Show," to the studio Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Chicago. "The Rosie Show" premieres Monday, Oct. 10 on the Oprah Winfrey Network and will be filmed at the former home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Reports: Rosie O’Donnell Moving Talk Show To New York

First Oprah Winfrey, now Rosie O’Donnell. Less than a year after launching her talk show on Winfrey’s OWN Network, and taking up shop in Winfrey’s Harpo Studios in the West Loop, O’Donnell appears to be moving her show to New York.

CBS 2–03/07/2012

NATO Flag

NATO Summit Still A Major Showcase For Chicago

Despite the G8 summit being moved from Chicago to Camp David, the NATO summit still earmarked for the same weekend in Chicago remains a major event, drawing thousands of representatives from 28 countries.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger leads an anti-violence march through the Gresham neighborhood, four days after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed a few blocks away from St. Sabina Parish. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger Leads Anti-Violence March Near St. Sabina

In the face of a murder a few blocks away from his church, Rev. Michael Pfleger took some bold steps Sunday, and so did several dozen of the faithful from St. Sabina Parish.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

Evanston Fire Department Division Chief Geoff Block helped save a family from a fire while he was off-duty when he spotted flames on their roof. He called in the fire, then rushed up to the home to get the family out. (Credit: CBS)

Off-Duty Fire Chief Saves Evanston Family From Fire

An off-duty deputy fire chief came to the rescue of an Evanston family last week when he noticed their house was on fire and he ran up to get them out safely.

CBS 2–02/29/2012

Empty Classroom

Oswego Area Parents Furious Over Possible School Changes

It could be a contentious school board meeting Monday in Oswego Community School District 308.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

Authorities said three people were shot in the Morgan Park neighborhood and then seven people were hurt when a Chicago Fire Department vehicle responding to the shooting hit another vehicle that had run a red light. (Credit: CBS)

Three Shot In Morgan Park; 7 Hurt When Responding CFD Vehicle Crashes

One person is dead and two were wounded in a shooting Sunday in the Morgan Park neighborhood, and seven more were hurt when a fire chief car crashed on its way to the scene.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2012

TipsyCake

Activists Protest Bakery Over ‘Crack’ Bar, Remarks About Humboldt Park

Members of the Latino community in the Humboldt Park neighborhood are not the slightest bit amused by a bakery’s choice of names for one of its desserts.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

The overhead stage rigging collapses into the crowd in front of the stage at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Indianapolis. Authorities say they have confirmed at least three deaths after the stage collapse, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Matt Kryger)

Sugarland Attorneys Say Fans Share Blame In Fatal Stage Collapse

Attorneys for country music superstars Sugarland suggested in a recent court filing that fans who were killed or hurt when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair last year were partly to blame for their injuries.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

File Photo Of A Facebook Page  (Photo Illustration by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Newest Online Etiquette To Learn: ‘Un-Friending’ On Facebook

CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole found out that many people are starting to unfriend their Facebook pals – and learned why they do it.

02/20/2012

U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Businesses Seeking Loans Can Turn To City Treasurer

Small businesses looking for small amounts of money are not always worth the effort for big banks. But, as CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports, a little-known city program has been able to find them millions.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Singer Whitney Houston performs live during a concert at the O2 World on May 12, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The concert is part of the 2010 Nothing But Love tour to promote the album I Look To You. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Sing Praises Of Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s voice truly moved her fans. On Sunday, fans in Chicago were in shock over her death at the age of 48 in Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

A preview of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is held at McCormick Place on Feb. 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rebounding Auto Industry Should Give Boost To Auto Show

As the Chicago Auto Show begins rolling into town, there are signs that an industry on a bumpy road might finally be turning a corner.

CBS 2–02/08/2012

Author and feminist activist Gloria Steinem participates in a roundtable discussion during the Women In Public Service event at the Department of State December 15, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem Keeping Up The Fight For Equality

She led the feminist fight for equality and at 77 she’s still fighting for humanitarian causes worldwide.

CBS 2–02/07/2012

Shaun Wild, 24, a 2nd grade teacher and North Central College graduate, was stabbed to death during a dispute at a bar in Naperville on Feb. 4, 2012. (Photo courtesy: North Central College)

Naperville Grade School Begins To Cope With Loss Of Slain Teacher

Parents and children on Monday were trying to come to grips with the weekend stabbing death of Naperville second-grade teacher Shaun Wild. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

02/06/2012

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