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Angel Villafuerte. (Photo provided by Angel's friends.)

Trucker Released After Questioning In Hit-And-Run That Killed 12-Year-Old Boy

A driver was released after being questioned in connection with a Whiting, Ind., crash that killed a 12-year-old boy crossing the street near his home Wednesday afternoon.

04/17/2014

Police are searching for a truck driver hit and killed an 11-year-old boy in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

12-Year-Old Boy Killed In Whiting Hit-And-Run

A truck driver fatally struck an 11-year-old boy and kept on going Wednesday afternoon in Whiting, Indiana.

04/16/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

No New Oil Found From BP Spill

No new oil has been found floating in Lake Michigan or at the bottom of a cove following further inspection Sunday of the spill site near the BP Refinery in Whiting, Ind.

04/01/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Weather Conditions Blunted Impact Of BP Oil Spill On Lake Michigan: Expert

Demonstrators and public officials are seething about BP’s oil spill on the Indiana lakefront, but CBS 2′s Ed Curran reports the damage could have been worse.

03/28/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Kirk Want To Talk To BP Executives About Whiting Oil Spill

“Any unanticipated spill is cause for concern, but given the Whiting refinery’s recent expansion of its operations to double the amount of heavy oil sands being processed, this spill raises questions about the long-term safety and reliability of BP’s new, expanded production at Whiting,” they wrote.

03/28/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

BP Raises Estimate Of Lake Michigan Oil Spill

 WHITING, Ind. (AP) — Oil giant BP has raised its estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan during a malfunction at its northwestern Indiana refinery. BP said Thursday a preliminary estimate shows […]

03/27/2014

Cleanup crews use vacuum trucks to remove crude oil from Lake Michigan, after a spill from the BP refinery in Whiting, Ind. (Credit: CBS)

Malfunction At BP Refinery Causes Oil Spill On Lake Michigan

As many as 500 gallons of crude oil spilled onto the shore of Lake Michigan in Whiting, Ind., following an accident Monday afternoon at the BP refinery.

03/25/2014

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Mayor Orders Health Department To Draft Petcoke Regulations

As the ordered Chicago’s public health department to draft regulations for dusty refinery waste from sites along the Calumet River, a group of protesters was taking their concerns to the head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

11/19/2013

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Intense Heat Has Many Schools Canceling Class, Or Closing Early

With possible record-breaking heat on Tuesday, many local schools were planning to send kids home early, while others were closing altogether.

09/10/2013

Blue Island Ald. Michael Janko (Credit: City of Blue Island)

Suburban Alderman’s Body Pulled From Lake

The body of a Blue Island alderman was pulled from Lake Michigan overnight, after he went missing while boating with friends in northwest Indiana.

07/19/2013

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Swimmer Goes Missing In Northwest Indiana

The unidentified 50-year-old man and his friends jumped into the water for a swim near Whihala Beach in Hammond, Ind. Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

07/18/2013

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Indiana Could Provide Clues To How Concealed-Carry Will Work In Illinois

Indiana has allowed people to pack heat for two years. CBS 2′s Jim Williams went there to see how it works.

07/09/2013

Investigators believe a fire that gutted this three-story building in Whiting, Ind., on Jan. 20, 2013, was the result of arson. (Credit: CBS)

Fire That Destroyed Whiting Building Was Apparent Arson

Indiana state fire marshals ruled the Jan. 20 fire at a 117-year-old building at 119th and Sheridan in Whiting, Ind., was caused by ignitable liquid on the floor of the dress shop on the first floor, and have handed over the case to police.

03/07/2013

Fire guts a Whiting, Ind. building Sunday. (Susan Cornelius)

Fire Guts Whiting, Ind. Building

A massive fire gutted a commercial-residential building in downtown Whiting, Ind., displacing residents from seven apartments and keeping firefighters outside in cold temperatures Sunday evening.

01/20/2013

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BP Workers In Whiting Upset At Losing Coffee Break

Union workers at the BP plant in Whiting, Ind., said Wednesday that the company has taken away something that’s been a beloved tradition for decades: the morning coffee break.

WBBM Newsradio–10/03/2012

Bad Gas

Class Action Lawsuit Planned In BP Bad Gas Crisis

Drivers whose vehicles have been affected by bad gas from BP are threatening to take action.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

BP Halts Sales Of Midgrade, Premium Fuel In Chicago Area

BP said Thursday it has fixed the problem that forced a recall of fuel in Northwest Indiana, the Chicago area, and the Milwaukee area, but has halted sales of premium and midgrade gas in those areas.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Whiting Refinery

Indiana Attorney General Probes Bad Gas Crisis At BP

The Indiana Attorney General has opened an investigation into BP’s handling of the bad gasoline produced at its Whiting, Ind., refinery and its dealings with motorists whose vehicles were affected.

WBBM Newsradio–08/23/2012

BP Station

More Bad Gas Nightmares Flooding BP

Another torrent of complaints are expected to cascade into the petroleum giant BP – in the wake of a bad batch of gas that was sold in at least three states.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Bad Gas

BP Recalls 2 Million Gallons Of Gasoline Distributed From Northwest Indiana

Mechanical problems could be caused by unleaded regular gasoline that came from the company’s Whiting, Ind. facility between Aug. 13 and 17.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

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