A five-foot alligator eluded capture for several days last week in the lagoon at Humboldt Park, but after a gator expert from Florida was brought in with a new strategy for luring the critter out of hiding, the elusive gator was finally caught early Tuesday morning. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.

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Images Of Truck Suspected In South Side Hit And RunAuthorities have released new images of a vehicle suspected in a fatal hit and run that took the life of a man. The incident took place on South Cottage Grove nearly three weeks ago.
Section Of Indiana Dunes Closed Following Chemical Spill Killing Large Number Of FishThe National Park Service has shut down a section of the Indiana Dunes following a chemical spill that is already having an effect on wildlife. 
A Special Viewing Experience For The Chicago Air And Water ShowSome 2 million people will attend the Air and Water Show this weekend. Most, of course, will crowd onto the North Avenue Beach. But a couple dozen lucky guests will attend a party at arguably the best spot to watch the show – a penthouse at a high-rise right across the street.
A Special Viewing Experience For The Chicago Air And Water ShowSome 2 million people will attend the Air and Water Show this weekend. Most, of course, will crowd onto the North Avenue Beach. But a couple dozen lucky guests will attend a party at arguably the best spot to watch the show – a penthouse at a high-rise right across the street.
CBS 2 Weather Watch 6 a.m. 8-16-19CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros has the forecast.
Man Flees Englewood Traffic Stop With Officer Inside VehicleA man took a Chicago police officer on a wild ride overnight after fleeing a traffic stop with the officer inside the vehicle.
TOMORROW MORNING: Watched And Counted In The LoopYou’re being watched and counted every time you’re in the Loop. Tomorrow morning, we go inside to see how your movement is tracked.
Bartlett Woman Facing Thousands In Fines For Housing Squirrels Says Removing Them Violates State LawA squirrel in Bartlett has become public enemy number one after being deemed dangerous and a nuisance. The squirrel could cost a homeowner there tens of thousands of dollars.
Lombard Man Accused Of Possessing Explosive Materials Due In Court ThursdayA Lombard man will face a judge Thursday morning about why he allegedly had explosive materials including flash powder, potassium nitrate and BBs in his possession. 

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CBS 2 Weather Watch 6 a.m. 8-15-19CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros has the forecast.
More Than A Dozen Car Windows Smashed At Loop Parking GarageMore than a dozen car windows were found smashed at a Loop parking garage Thursday morning.
Man Accused Of Making Fake Dating Profile, Assaulting Woman Out On BondA man stood charged in Evanston Tuesday with sexually assaulting a woman after he allegedly met her through a dating app and posed as a ride share driver.
CBS 2 Weather Watch 6 a.m. 8-14-19CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros has the forecast.
East Chicago Building DestroyedFirefighters pour water onto the smoldering wreckage of a building in East Chicago Ind., on Wednesday. (CBS)
Illicit Trash Remains On Ground At Harding Park Despite PromisesThe CBS 2 Morning Insiders will not give up on their quest to make sure hundreds of thousands of Chicago children have a safe, clean place to play.
Park Manor Fire Kills One, Hospitalizes ThreeOne man has died and three people were injured in a house fire in the Park Manor neighborhood Wednesday morning, according to the Chicago Fire Department. 
Woman Says She Found A Rusty Screw In Her Beverage From La Cantina Grill; Owner SkepticalA local woman says she found a rusty screw in her beverage at La Cantina Grill on Michigan Avenue, but the owner says staff investigated and never found anything lost or broken.
Toxic Blue-Green Algae Also Dangerous To DogsDangerous blooms of algae are being found in Illinois waters, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are warning of risks to humans and pets. 
Visitation Held For Fallen U.S. Army Specialist Michael NanceA visitation is scheduled for Tuesday morning for fallen United States Army Specialist Michael Nance, who was killed in overseas combat. 
Chicago Police Department Retires Badges Of Three Officers Killed In The Line Of DutyTuesday morning the Chicago Police Department will retire the badges of three officers killed in the line of duty last year. 
FBI Leading Investigation Into Shots Fired At Jesse Brown VA Medical CenterA scare was averted Monday afternoon at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, when shots were fired into the hospital by a man with an assault rifle – but nobody was injured.
Trial Begins For Jovan Battle, One Of Two Accused Of Killing CPD Officer John RiveraThe jury has been chosen, and the trial of one of two two men charged with murdering an off-duty Chicago police officer in March is set to begin Tuesday. 
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Opera Legend Placido Domingo A Longtime Ssexual Harasser, Several Women AllegeFor decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes punishing the women professionally when they refused his advances, numerous accusers told The Associated Press.
Construction Site Makes Navigating Out Of His Home Difficult For Printer's Row Man With WheelchairThere is a fence that is blocking the entire sidewalk and a passageway that is too narrow for anyone in a wheelchair to fit through. 
CBS 2 Weather Watch 6 a.m. 8-12-19CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros had the forecast.
Pigeon Poop Stop: Nasty Mess Outside CTA Station Leads To Lots Of Finger PointingPigeon droppings coating the sidewalks outside a Blue Line stop have proved to be more than just a nasty nuisance. The problem also led to a bunch of finger pointing to figure out a long-term solution. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports.
Tree Branch Pierces Box Truck's Roof In EdgewaterA driver knocked down a tree in the Edgewater neighborhood early Friday, when the low-hanging branches of the tree punctured the roof of a box truck.
Extra-Alarm Fire Damages Three South Side HomesThree homes were damaged in a fire early Friday in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

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