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BGA: Some Suburban Cops Allowed To Work When Almost Drunk

The Better Government Association has found that local police are allowed to work when they’re close to what’s considered drunk.


Gas pump

1,400 Gallons Of Gas Stolen From Suburban Shell Station

Police are investigating two recent incidents in which hundreds of gallons of fuel were stolen from a west suburban gas station.


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Suburban Man To Compete In International Tree Climbing Contest

An arborist from the Morton Arboretum in Lisle is getting ready to compete this weekend in the International Tree Climbing Championship in Portland, Ore.


File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Woman Fatally Shot, Man Injured In Attempted Suicide In Westchester

A 29-year-old woman was killed and a man was injured in an accompanying attempted suicide in Westchester Sunday morning.


Diana Paz, left, with her sister Maria Paz. (Family Photo)

Family Of Woman Who Walked Onto Eisenhower Sues State Police

A lawsuit is being filed Thursday against Illinois State Police and the Village of Westchester for the handling of a woman’s drunken driving arrest last September.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012


ThryssenKrupp Apologizes For Racially Hostile Workplace

German-based ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp. apologized Tuesday for the racially-hostile work environment that had been created at its suburban Chicago office.


Diana Paz, left, with her sister Maria Paz. (Family Photo)

Family: Woman Killed On Eisenhower Shouldn’t Have Been Left Alone

The family of a woman killed on the Eisenhower Expressway shortly after her release on drunken driving charges says she should never have been left alone.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

Amber Miller, 27, ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and then gave birth to her daughter, June, about seven hours later. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Gives Birth After Running Marathon

Amber Miller was expecting her child at any moment — but that didn’t stop her from finishing Sunday’s Chicago Marathon.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Diana Paz, left, with her sister Maria Paz. (Family Photo)

Pedestrian Killed On Ike Called ‘Good Mother, Daughter And Sister’

Diana Paz’s family is just coming to grips with the fact she didn’t live to see her 26th birthday Sunday.


A fire broke out in a motor home parked in a driveway in Westchester on July 4, 2011. The fire apparently caused a nearby propane tank to explode. (Photo courtesy Chuck Webber)

Motor Home Fire Injures One In Westchester

It was an explosive start to the Fourth of July for a resident of west suburban Westchester on Monday and it had nothing to do with fireworks.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011


Woman Dead After Suburban Crash

A woman died Monday after the vehicle she was driving collided with another vehicle and struck a tree in west suburban Westchester.


A group of seventh graders from Elm Middle School shows off a certificate of appreciation from Heifer International. (Photo Courtesy of Elm Middle School)

Middle School Teaches Giving, Teamwork

You learn the most by doing. At Elm Middle School in Elmwood Park, the lesson for every homeroom class is about giving, and about working together to make a difference.


Westchester officials fear a repeat of last summer's flooding if snowfall melts too quickly. (CBS)

Western ‘Burbs Brace For Potential Flooding

The Chicago region’s snowfall could spell disaster for some communities if it melts too quickly.


Angry Suburban Mayors

Suburbs Protest After FEMA Denies Flood Aid

Officials are furious in several Chicago suburbs that were ravaged by summer floods, after federal disaster aid was denied.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2010