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$3M Bond For Suspect In Teacher’s Stabbing Death

Two men who had never met are now forever connected; one man is dead, killed in a stabbing at a bar in Naperville; the other is being held on $3 million bond, charged with murder.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2012

Belvidere Chrysler Plant

Chrysler To Add 1,800 Jobs At Belvidere Plant

As U.S. automakers’ fortunes rebound, Chrysler has brought some of the benefit to Illinois, with 1,800 new jobs at its Belvidere Assembly Plant.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Ursula Nailor, 37, and her two sons, Darnell Holt Jr. and Daniel Nailor (Family Photo)

School Holds Memorial For Slain Villa Park Family

Family, friends, and a community said goodbye Sunday to a family ripped apart by senseless violence.

CBS 2–01/29/2012

Need a taxi, even one to share? The ap Taxi Share Chicago allows you to do that. (CBS)

Share A Cab In A Pinch? There’s An App For That

Some cabbies aren’t thrilled with the program, thinking they’ll actually lose money as passengers double-up. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/26/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk ‘Doing Better Than Expected’ After Stroke

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s neurosurgeon said Tuesday that Kirk is doing better than expected after his weekend stroke.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

U.S. Marine Capt. Nathan McHone is seen in a 2001 high school yearbook photo. McHone died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Jan. 19, 2012. (Photo Handout)

Fallen Marine Mourned In Crystal Lake

The town of Crystal Lake was mourning the loss of a local Marine whose helicopter crashed last Thursday in Afghanistan.

CBS 2–01/22/2012

Marketers are increasingly using facial-detection software to cater to consumers. (CBS)

Facial-Detection Technology Entering The Marketplace

CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole takes a look at how marketers are literally getting in your face and whether it’s good or bad for consumers.

01/19/2012

Chicago firefighters respond to a fire at 906 N. Trumbull Ave. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Jan. 15, 2012. Ten people were displaced by the fire. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Humboldt Park Family Escapes Fire That Gutted Home

As flames consumed their home Sunday morning, a Humboldt Park family ran to safety in the frigid morning air. All 13 inside survived thanks to family members who risked their own lives to save others, but the fire left them homeless.

01/15/2012

Luis Aguilera claims he was fired as a Chicago Public Schools teacher over a memoir in which he reveals an affair with a teacher when he was 16. He says claims that he also had an affair with a student after he became a teacher are false and unsubstantiated. (Credit: CBS)

Fired CPS Teacher Says Personal Memoir Cost Him His Job

A former Chicago Public Schools teacher has sued the district, claiming his right to free speech was violated when he was fired following a flap over his personal memoirs.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

An Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow sits idle in a state garage during a mild start to the 2011-2012 winter season. (Credit: CBS)

IDOT: Seasonal Snow Plow Drivers Not Going To Waste

There hasn’t been much snow on Illinois roads this winter, but the state has a whole lot of snow plows and has been paying hundreds of seasonal plow drivers thousands of dollars a month.

CBS 2–01/10/2012

Army National Guard Spc. Paville N. Simpson thwarted an iPhone robbery at the North/Clybourn station on the CTA Red Line on Jan. 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

National Guardsman Nabs Robbers At Subway Station

A National Guardsman going to his job as a security guard single-handedly apprehended three robbers at a CTA subway station on Saturday, after they stole another passenger’s iPhone.

01/08/2012

Different kinds of vegetables, including paprikas, zucchini, onions and tomatoes, lie on display at a government stand that offers information on nutrition at the Gruene Woche agricultural trade fair January 18, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The Gruene Woche runs from January 18 through 27. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Locally Connected ‘DASH Diet’ Named Top Eating Plan Second Year In A Row

How’d you like to lose 10 pounds or more in a month and still stay healthy? Medical professionals from U.S. News & World Report say a registered dietician from Northbrook has the answer.

01/05/2012

A group of four teenagers was arrested in Lindenhurst for a vandalism spree that included slashing an inflatable Santa on a motorcycle in one resident's yard. (Credit: Lindenhurst Police Department)

4 Teens Arrested For Vandalism Spree In Lindenhurst

What started out as juvenile pranks turned a bit more serious in the northern suburbs. Police in Lindenhurst said four teenagers are in big trouble, suspected of going on a holiday vandalism spree.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

Iowan Ron Freidhof, a restaurant owner in Bettendorf, is undecided about which Republican he'll back in the caucuses. (CBS)

Iowans Still Undecided On Republican Candidate For President

On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, there is no clear cut Republican favorite. CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports.

01/02/2012

Local Teen Murdered In Mexico

Rolling Meadows High School Student’s Burned Body Found In Mexico

The badly burned body of a high school student from Rolling Meadows was found inside a charred vehicle in Mexico over the weekend, along with the bodies of two other murder victims.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011

Army Sgt. Eric Rundquist returned to his Streamwood home on Dec. 26, 2011, after completing his third tour of duty in Iraq. (Credit: CBS)

Family’s Ultimate Christmas Gift: Son’s Safe Return From Iraq

A community’s love was felt on Monday as a hometown soldier returned home from war. With the war in Iraq now a completed mission, thousands of soldiers are returning home and the relief of having their son back with them is the best of Christmas presents for the Rundquist family in Streamwood.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2011

Firefighters were able save occupants of this Mount Prospect apartment building. (CBS)

Woman, 2 Kids Rescued From Fire In Mount Prospect

It’s not how anyone wants to celebrate Christmas. Fire gutted the apartments of two Mount Prospect families early this morning. Fortunately, the extra efforts of firefighters and social workers are helping preserve the holiday.

12/25/2011

In a surveillance video posted on YouTube, a FedEx driver is seen tossing a computer monitor over a customer's fence, rather than ringing the bell at the gate to deliver it safely. (Credit: YouTube)

FedEx Apologizes After Driver Tosses Computer Monitor Over Fence

It’s a not-so-special delivery, from FedEx just in time for the holiday rush. A viral video shows a careless driver throwing a box containing a computer monitor over a fence.

CBS 2–12/21/2011

More than three dozen U.S. Marine Corps reservists who had been serving in Afghanistan were welcomed home in Joliet, Ill., on Dec. 18, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Marine Reservists Return Home To Joliet From Afghanistan

There were tears of joy and sighs of relief in Joliet on Sunday as more than three dozen Marine reservists were welcomed home from Afghanistan.

CBS 2–12/18/2011

The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau has begun airing TV and online ads in nearby markets like Detroit, Indianapolis and St. Louis, to draw visitors from those cities. (Credit: ChooseChicago.com)

Tourism Bureau Creates New TV Ads To Draw Travelers To Chicago

As much as we might dream of a weekend escape from Chicago, a lot of people could be planning a weekend escape to the Windy City. Tourism numbers have dropped in past years, so a big-effort is being aimed at boosting them.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

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