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Alisha Bromfield. (Credit: alishaandavabromfield.com)

Plainfield Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Woman And Unborn Baby In Door County

Brian Cooper of Plainfield was convicted in May of killing 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, when the two were at a Nasewaupee resort for his sister’s wedding. He was not the father of Bromfield’s baby but his attorney said the two had once had a romantic relationship. He was also Bromfield’s boss.

07/25/2014

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Suburban Mom Dies Rescuing Child From Drowning

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights is being hailed as a hero for helping save a child in distress at a Wisconsin lake.

07/24/2014

Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.

07/23/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

07/15/2014

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescues three kayakers who went adrift in Lake Michigan, after launching for a daytrip from Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. A 43-year-old woman and two 9-year-old boys were missing approximately 12 hours before they were rescued. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Highland Park Boy Among 3 Kayakers Rescued Near Door County

A 9-year-old boy from Highland Park, his cousin, and his aunt were rescued from Lake Michigan on Friday, about 12 hours after they were reported missing while kayaking off Door County.

07/11/2014

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Two Suburban Kids Hurt In Wisconsin Boating Accident

A 12-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother, from Arlington Heights, were riding an inflatable tube behind a boat when they struck the side of a pontoon boat.

07/11/2014

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Bears, Packers Fans Fight Over Football And Grammar In A Bowling Alley

Well, this is a new one.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

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12-Year-Old Wisconsin Stabbing Suspect Found Incompetent

The doctors’ reports have not been made public, but the girl’s defense attorney, Anthony Cotton, said a doctor for the state of Wisconsin and a doctor hired by her defense agree that she is not mentally competent to stand trial.

07/02/2014

Steven Zelich (Credit: Walworth County Sheriff)

Bond Set At $1M For Suspect In Suitcase Deaths

Steven Zelich, a 52-year-old security officer, has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse. A prosecutor convinced a judge to set bond at $1 million, saying he expected homicide charges to be filed in the counties where the women were killed, but Zelich’s attorney said it’s unclear how the women died.

06/27/2014

Steven Zelich (Credit: Walworth County Sheriff)

Former Cop Charged In Case Of Bodies Stuffed In Suitcases

Walworth County Sheriff’s police said Steven Zelich has been charged with two counts of hiding a corpse.

06/26/2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Wisconsin Gov. Walker Part Of ‘Criminal Scheme’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups as part of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to violate election laws, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday.

06/19/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Damaging Storms That Slammed Southern Wisconsin

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran reports a tornado watch had been issued for several counties in northern Illinois early Tuesday, but it was later cancelled several hours earlier than scheduled as the system fell apart in Illinois, and the heaviest storms moved into Wisconsin.

06/17/2014

A black bear was seen in DeKalb County and appears to have moved on to Ogle County. (DeKalb County Sheriff)

Wandering Black Bear Could Be Headed Back To Wisconsin

Chris Young, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said it appears the bear is making a loop — down from Wisconsin; through Winnebago, Boone, DeKalb, and Ogle counties; then apparently back northwest.

06/16/2014

Authorities mark the scene where two bodies were found in suitcases in rural Wisconsin. (CBS)

Bodies Found In Suitcases Were Women: Wisconsin Police

Highway workers came across the suitcases Thursday as they mowed the ditch in the small town, about 50 miles southwest of Milwaukee.

06/09/2014

One of two 12-year-old girls accused of brutally stabbing a classmate appears in Waukesha County Court on an adult charge of attempted murder. (Credit: CBS)

Wisconsin Girls Charged In Friend’s Stabbing Claim Inspiration From Website

In a crime that shocked the nation, two 12-years-old Wisconsin girls are accused of stabbing their best friend and they may have been influenced by a website.

06/03/2014

One of two 12-year-old girls accused of brutally stabbing a classmate appears in Waukesha County Court on an adult charge of attempted murder. (Credit: CBS)

Two Girls, 12, Charged With Trying To Kill Classmate In Wisconsin

Prosecutors in southeastern Wisconsin were seeking to try two 12-year-old girls as adults, after they allegedly tried to stab a classmate to death.

06/03/2014

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Dad Gets Restraining Order Against 5-Year-Old Accused Of Bullying Daughter

Brian Metzger said his daughter was threatened and attacked by one of her classmates at Prairie Lane Elementary School in Pleasant Prairie. He said his daughter used to love kindergarten, but doesn’t want to go to school anymore.

05/16/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Emma: Let’s Finally Accept Big Ten’s Eastern Expansion

The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan. (Getty Images)

Duke-Wisconsin Headlines 2014 ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Ohio State makes a visit to Louisville in another marquee matchup.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Nearly 250 animals were killed when a fire destroyed a barn in Whitewater, Wis. (Credit: CBS 58)

More Than 200 Animals Killed In Wisconsin Barn Fire

When firefighters arrived, the barn was totally engulfed in flames, and the roof had collapsed.

04/11/2014

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