Woodridge

Fire gutted a ranch-style home in west suburban Woodridge. Six residents made it out safe. (Credit: CBS)

Woodridge Family Escapes Early Morning Fire

A pregnant woman woke up to find her house on fire Tuesday morning in west suburban Woodridge, and she scrambled to get her family to safety.

10/28/2014

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Families Displaced After Grilling Accident Sparks Woodridge Fire

A propane grill accident is believed to have caused an apartment building fire in west suburban Woodridge, displacing 12 families, authorities said.

05/01/2014

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Woodridge Schools On Guard In Wake Of Armed Robberies

No outside recess. No outside P.E. No after-school activities at the six elementary schools and one middle school in Woodridge District 68.

04/29/2014

Surveillance footage of a man thought to have robbed a woman outside a Jewel storein Woodridge on April 24. / photo from Woodridge police

Police Searching For Suspect In Woodridge Armed Robberies

Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for three armed robberies in Woodridge in the past five days.

04/28/2014

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Knife-Wielding Robber Confronts Mother In Woodridge

CBS Pamela Jones reports the incident is unnerving for a lot of residents.

04/25/2014

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Police: Father Stabs, Kills Daughter Then Takes Own Life

A father killed his 3-year-old daughter in an apparent murder-suicide in southwest suburban Woodridge Friday, police said.

04/05/2014

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Nuclear Engineer Convicted Of Carjacking Recaptured After Fleeing

Michael Buhrman is currently in custody of federal officials and is expected to be brought back to DuPage County “in the near future.”

11/01/2013

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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Cook County, Ill. 2013

Most communities recommend that adults take costumed children out early in the recommended trick-or-treat hours to take advantage of daylight, for safety’s sake.

10/29/2013

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Principal Eats Worm After Students Reach Book Quota

To the delight of the students at a Woodridge elementary school, their principal ate a worm today to fulfill a promise.

05/30/2013

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Elderly Berwyn Couple Killed In I-355 Crash

An elderly Berwyn couple was killed in a crash on I-355 Saturday afternoon near west suburban Woodridge.

04/27/2013

A missing person's poster issued for Scott Arcaro after he vanished in February 2007. His skeletal remains were found in Woodridge in March 2013. (Photo credit: someoneismissing.com)

Skeletal Remains In Woodridge Identified As Man Missing Since 2007

The DuPage County Coroner has identified the skeletal remains found in a wooded area in west suburban Woodridge last month as that of a man who has been missing for more than six years.

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Dale Fry is charged with sexually assaulting a teen in Oswego.

Former Oswego High Teacher Gets Five Years In Prison

A popular former Oswego High School teacher was sentenced to five years in prison for having sexual contact with a student at the school.

07/14/2012

Marcus Lyons, 54, secured a $5 million settlement for his wrongful conviction on a rape charge. (CBS)

Wrongfully Convicted Man Gets $5M Settlement

Marcus Lyons was 29 years old and in the U.S. Navy Reserves and about to get his computer science degree when he was arrested.

06/07/2012

A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

First Cases Of 2012 West Nile Reported In Chicago Area

The West Nile virus has been detected in birds and mosquitoes in the Chicago area for the first time this year, the state announced Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

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19-Year-Old Killed When Motorcycle Crashes Into Semi

A 19-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a semi in west suburban Woodridge.

05/05/2012

Surveillance image of a bank robbery at a TCF Bank branch in Woodridge on April 4, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Man With Bandana Over Face Robs Woodridge Bank

A man in a Charlotte Hornets cap and holding a dark-colored bandana over his face robbed a west suburban bank branch Wednesday.

04/04/2012

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$750K Bond For Ex-Woodridge Cop Charged With Looting Charity

A former Woodridge police officer has been caught, after being charged with pocketing $30,000 intended for the families of officers killed in the line of duty and going on the run for several months.

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Actress Linda Blair talks with CBS 2's Mike Parker at an area screening of "The Exorcist." (CBS)

Linda Blair Resurrects ‘The Exorcist’ On Halloween Night

The star of the 1973 classic met fans at a screening in the southwest suburbs. CBS 2’s Mike Parker talked with her about the iconic film.

10/31/2011

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Missing Former Cop Found, Charged With Stealing $30K From Charity

A former Woodridge cop who vanished in May after he was charged with stealing more than $30,000 earmarked for a police charity group has been arrested in Missouri.

10/19/2011

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Naperville Man Arrested For Growing Marijuana In Forest Preserve

A Naperville man who had a similar run-in with authorities 11 years ago has been charged with growing nine marijuana plants in a secluded section of the Greene Valley Forest Preserve near west suburban Woodridge.

09/24/2011

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