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Northwestern researchers using new device to teach pregnant women to perform their own ultrasounds

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Researchers at Northwestern Medicine are trying to combat complications during pregnancy in Chicago and around the world, but their solution doesn't involve years of training or fancy machines.Morning Insider Lauren Victory shows us how soon-to-be moms are taking charge. A happy reunion and a bundle of joy as Lauren Ratliff discussed baby number three with Dr. Amber Watters; the mom of Finnley and Blair recently went in for a check-up."Seeing the baby anytime that you're pregnant is just so miraculous," she said.But this was not your average appointment. Ratliff performed the ultrasound herself. "I was able to move...

Three children confirmed dead in basement fire in Humboldt Park

CHICAGO (CBS) – Three boys -- ages 4, 6, and 11 -- died following a fire in Humboldt Park over the weekend.The Chicago Fire Department rushed into a home near Potomac Avenue and Pulaski Road just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday.Witnesses say firefighters immediately started performing CPR on the children before rushing them to the hospital.A 4-year-old boy was taken to Saint Mary Hospital for smoke inhalation and was pronounced dead. He was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as Axel Cruz.Two other boys -- Jayden Cruz, 6, and Angel Rodriguez, 11 -- also died in the fire, according to the Medical Examiner's office.Another young boy was also hospitalized in critical condition.Two adults were also injured in the fire. A 40-year-old woman was taken to West Suburban Hospital, and a 35-year-old man was taken to Saint Mary's -- both treated for smoke inhalation and in good condition.The cause of the fire is under investigation. Fire companies passed out smoke detectors and fire safety literature, and discussed the importance of fire safety to residents in the 4000 block of West Potomac Avenue Sunday. 

2 Indiana men charged with trafficking guns from Indianapolis to Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Two Indiana men were charged with federal firearm violations for trafficking 10 guns from Indianapolis to Chicago last week.Devante Brown, 27, and Corey Sartin, 19, both of Indianapolis, were charged with conspiracy and willfully dealing firearms without a license, according to federal prosecutors. Brown was also charged with illegally possessing firearms as a previously convicted felon. Both men were arrested Friday and were scheduled to make their initial court appearances Monday in Chicago.Brown and Sartin illegally sold the 10 firearms, including four semiautomatic rifles, four semiautomatic handguns and two privately-made ghost guns, to undercover law enforcement officers...

Dixmoor Treasurer Anthony McCaskill arrested after fireworks complaint in Harvey

DIXMOOR, Ill. (CBS) -- A fireworks show in south suburban Harvey didn't go as planned – it ended with the Dixmoor village treasurer getting thrown in jail. The treasurer is now facing charges. But CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov found the Dixmoor village president is not concerned about it at all. Kozlov asked Dixmoor Treasurer Anthony McCaskill if he wanted to comment on his arrest. He replied, "I can't answer questions with the ongoing litigation going on." McCaskill is out of lockup – but as seen there, he is not saying much about the charges he is now facing....

Orland Park Police capture major theft ring

After a string of retail thefts by an organized crew, the collaborative efforts of the Orland Park Police and Chicago Police Departments have resulted in the apprehension of two offenders. The offenders frequented multiple Ulta Beauty locations regionally and were responsible for the theft of over $200,000 worth of merchandise...

This WR is making a strong push to make the Chicago Bears roster

If you have been following my work, you’ll know that I have already admitted to being wrong about Equanimeous St. Brown — at least in regards to how valuable the Chicago Bears view him. I can sit here and tell you all of the faults that St. Brown has in his game. I can sit here and go into details about how he hasn’t amounted to enough playing with one of the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL.

Why Kyrie Irving joining Lakers may be good for the Bulls

The drama seems to follow Kyrie Irving wherever he goes, doesn’t it? As arguably one of the most entertaining players to watch in the NBA, it’s a shame that he’s simultaneously so difficult to root for. If it’s any consolation, Irving wreaking havoc on the Brooklyn Nets this summer might just end up being the best thing that could happen to the Chicago Bulls.

After Trump endorsement, gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey is confident for primary win

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Tuesday is Primary Day and we'll have a better idea who will face off in November. Republican candidate Darren Bailey crisscrossed the state on this last day of campaigning.CBS 2's Tim McNicholas caught up with him in Springfield.Illinois State Senator Darren Bailey is wrapping up a tour of Illinois. He flew into the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, greeted voters, delivered a short speech and then CBS 2 talked to him just after that.TM: In Chicago, from grocery prices to gas prices, folks are really dealing with the effects of inflation. If you're elected, what will you do to combat...

Southern Minnesota man arrested with over 100 grams of cocaine

BLUE EARTH COUNTY, Minn. – A southern Minnesota man is arrested for bringing drugs to the state from Chicago. The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force says David Lawrence Holden, 42 of Mankato, was arrested on Friday and booked into the Blue Earth County Jail for first-degree drug sales, first-degree drug possession, and felon in possession of a firearm.

After historic gun control legislation is passed, concerns about crime continue

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Five people killed and another 20 wounded in Chicago shootings this weekend.This as President Joe Biden signed one of the most significant federal gun control bills in nearly three decades. But will the new law make Chicago any safer? CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey is digging into that question.  "We need more federal assistance in enforcing this new law."Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot delivered her message to the nation Monday morning. She applauded the bill signed over the weekend for strengthening penalties against straw purchasers in an interview on CBS Mornings.She pointed to illegal guns as a source of the...