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Lake Shore Drive Closed

Road Closures In Effect For NATO Summit

Patience is the buzzword this Saturday morning as motorists hit the roadways.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

Police To NATO Summit

Chicago Police Head Out To Keep Peace During NATO Summit

Chicago Police officers will be constantly busy until the NATO Summit comes to an end, and they were out in force Friday morning to keep the peace.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Train Commuters

Train Commuters Prepared For NATO Summit Restrictions

Commuters on Metra and South Shore Line trains are prepared for major headaches as the NATO Summit approaches in just two days.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

'The News'

Reality Opera Turns News Into Music, Explores Human Condition

Did you ever notice musical quality to the voice of an anchor reading the headlines, or a politician or celebrity delivering a sound bite? A new reality opera is using the lilting words of the news in an effort to explore the human condition.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

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

C2E2

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

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