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Charges In Murder Of Marshia Bowman, Dolton Mother Of EightAn 18-year-old man has been charged in the slaying of Marshia Bowman, a mother of eight who was shot while driving in south suburban Dolton last month.
13th Floor Haunted House Ready To 'Scare The Pants Off Of People'Not only is it Friday the 13th, but there’s a full moon out today, so the question is, are you ready to get your scare on? Some might say it’s fitting; the 13th Floor Haunted House reopens for the Halloween season tonight in Melrose Park. CBS 2 is taking you for a sneak peek inside.
13th Floor Haunted House Ready To Scare Your Pants Off For HalloweenThe hope is you'll leave terrified and shaking. The 13th Floor Haunted House kicks off the Halloween season today in Melrose Park, and photojournalist Scott Wilson takes us inside for a sneak peek.
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Man Charged With Murder Of Tyler BernickyA 34-year-old man has been charged with murder and arson in the vicious slaying of Tyler Bernicky, the son of a Chicago firefighter, who was found dead next to his burning car in the Chatham neighborhood three months ago.
Wheelchair Access Still Blocked By Printers Row Construction Project A Week After DeadlineMike Ervin just wants the city to live up to its word. Construction blocking off wheelchair access on the block he calls home was supposed to be finished days ago, but it’s not, and it isn’t the first time the city sent mixed messages on the project. CBS 2 Morning Insider Vince Gerasole dug in to find out why.
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Statue Of Disgraced Rev. John Smyth Removed From Maryville AcademyThe CBS 2 Investigators made a remarkable discovery about the statue of once-beloved Fr. John Smyth, the disgraced longtime leader of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. CBS 2 Investigator Brad Edwards reports.

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Jury Selection Begins For Two Defendants In Slaying Of 9-Year-Old Tyshawn LeeJury selection begins Friday in the trial of two men charged in one of Chicago’s most horrific crimes, the execution-style killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in an act of revenge in 2015. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
High School Football Player Dies After Being Pulled From Swimming PoolA 14-year-old football player has died, after he was found unresponsive at the bottom of the swimming pool at Calumet New Tech High School in Gary, Indiana. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Building Partially Collapses In West Garfield ParkOne person was injured in a partial building collapse Thursday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
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History Channel Drops Out Of Planned Dillinger DocumentaryThe History Channel has dropped out of a planned documentary on 1930s gangster John Dillinger that would have featured the proposed exhumation of his grave in Indianapolis sought by two relatives of the notorious criminal who question whether he's truly buried there.
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Inside The Rohingya Humanitarian CrisisChicago area medical professionals are responding to the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, as part of an all-volunteer program called Medglobal. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
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High School Football Player Found At Bottom Of Swimming PoolA 14-year-old football player was found unresponsive at the bottom of a swimming pool at Calumet High School in Gary Wednesday evening, authorities said. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Anne Burke Named Illinois Supreme Court Chief JusticeIllinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke has been named the court's next chief justice.
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Sarah's Place In Uptown Aims To Eliminate Homelessness One Woman At A TimeNo bed, no shelter. It’s the same story over and over again for more than 2,000 homeless women in Chicago, but the non-profit Sarah’s Circle is working to eliminate homelessness one woman at a time.
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World Trade Center Beams Anchor 9/11 Memorial In Cantigny ParkEighteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, two of the beams from the World Trade Center have found a permanent home in west suburban Wheaton. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
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Barriers To Be Set Up On Lakefront To Prevent Flood DamageCity officials plan to install hundreds of yards of concrete barriers along the lakefront, to protect against further erosion from the high water levels on Lake Michigan.
Wisconsin Police Bust 3-State Burglary RingFour men suspected of a burglary at a Best Buy in Wisconsin were arrested after a high-speed chase. Police say the men are suspected of more than 25 burglaries across three states, totaling more than $1 million in stolen goods. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Judge Could Rule On Gag Order In Marlen Ochoa Murder CaseTuesday the three people charged in Marlen Ochoa's death will be in court, and the judge may rule on a gag order filed by the lawyer of two of the defendants. 
Slain Pregnant Woman Had Testified At Murder TrialThree months after she testified against the man ultimately convicted of killing her cousin, 18-year-old Treja Kelly was gunned down while walking home around the corner from where her cousin was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

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