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Eugene Jonsson was reported missing on Aug. 23. (Credit: Arlington Heights Police)

Body Found In West Chicago Might Be Missing Arlington Heights Man

A landscaper working near Illinois Route 59 and Hawthorne Lane flagged down a West Chicago police officer Thursday afternoon, when he found a car off the road. A partially decomposed body was near the car.


A police official hefts a sewer grate in West Chicago to demonstrate its weight. (CBS)

Thieves Grabbing Sewer Grates In West Chicago

The expense to replace them falls on the city, and the holes left behind are a safety concern. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.


John Spira

Volunteers To Conduct New Searches For Man Missing For 6 Years

DuPage County Sheriff’s deputies will assist in the searches, organized by John Spira’s sister, Stephanie McNeil.



Thieves Stealing Sewer Grates In West Chicago

Someone is stealing sewer grates in West Chicago neighborhoods and that’s bad news for cars, bikes and those on foot.


Teachers picket outside Gary Elementary School in West Chicago, on the first day of a strike for Elementary School District 33. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

School Strike Over In West Chicago

More than 4,000 students in West Chicago will return to classrooms Thursday morning after teachers and school district officials hammered out a “tentative agreement” that ends a three-day strike.


Teachers picket outside Gary Elementary School in West Chicago, on the first day of a strike for Elementary School District 33. (Credit: Nancy Harty/WBBM)

Teachers Go On Strike In West Chicago

Elementary school teachers in West Chicago hit the picket lines on Monday, after going on strike.


File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

Teachers In West Chicago, Grayslake Nearing Strike

Two local school districts are facing possible teachers’ strikes, and one could come as soon as Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Mexican Flag

West Chicago Cancels Mexican Independence Day Festival

A western suburb with a sizable Mexican-American population has been forced to cancel its Mexican Independence Day celebration this September.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Storm Damage

412 Still Without Power After Sunday Storms, But Many Taking It All In Stride

Though they were without power for days, neighbors in one hard-hit part of West Chicago have high praise for ComEd crews who’ve been working around the clock.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Storm Damage

Thousands Still Without Power After Storms

Thousands of homes and businesses across the Chicago area remained without power Tuesday, after a fast-moving round of storms on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

Tree Down

Many Could Be Without Power For Days After Storms

The storms on Sunday produced only dark skies and rumbles of thunder with no rain at all in some areas, but other areas were hit with powerful winds that have left a trail of extensive damage, and power outages that cold last for days.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Construction Vehicle Fire

Fire Destroys Fleet Of Construction Vehicles In West Chicago

As many as 15 construction vehicles were destroyed in a fire early Monday in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

West Chicago Death Investigation

Police: West Suburban Officer’s Death Appears To Be Suicide

A west suburban police officer apparently killed herself on Monday in her home in West Chicago.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Ruben Pineda. (Credit: West Chicago)

West Chicago Appoints First Hispanic Mayor

For the first time in its history, West Chicago now has a Hispanic mayor.


West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman (

West Chicago Mayor Dies After Suffering Heart Attack

West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman died Tuesday afternoon, three days after suffering a heart attack.


West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman (

West Suburban Mayor Hospitalized After Heart Attack

West Chicago Mayor Mike Kwasman is undergoing treatment at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield after suffering a heart attack Saturday, according to a statement from the town.


Pedestrian sign (Photo by Stand Honda/ Getty Images)

Woman Struck, Killed By Car In West Chicago

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in West Chicago Friday night.


Scales Of Justice

Lawsuit: Off-Duty West Chicago Cop Shot At Car In Road Rage Incident

The family of a Cicero teenager is suing in federal court in Chicago, accusing a West Chicago police officer of shooting at their car and wounding him.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Stephanie McNeil with a sign marking 5 years since her brother John Spira disappeared. The sign is across the street from where he was last seen, on County Farm Road near North Ave in West Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Sister Keeps Memory Of Missing Brother Alive

It was five years ago today when businessman and musician John Spira disappeared from his West Chicago office parking lot.


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Person Shot By Off-Duty Cop At Fermilab

A traffic chase between an off-duty police officer and a car involved in a hit-and-run accident in the west suburbs Saturday ended on Fermi Lab property when the officer opened fire on the car, striking someone in the backseat.