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Aurora man who skipped trial facing life sentence

A Kane County jury has found an Aurora man guilty of multiple counts of criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse of children. 47-year-old Jose Arellano was not present for the trial. A news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office says that Arellano's location is still unknown. Prosecutors say...
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Boy, 3, dies after aunt pushes him off Lake Michigan pier

CHICAGO, Illinois — A 3-year-old boy has died, one week after law-enforcement authorities say he was pushed off a pier into Lake Michigan by his aunt, who then did nothing to help him. Josiah Brown had been in grave condition since he was pulled from the lake near Navy...

Crash involving 2 semi trucks shuts down lanes on I-80/94 at Grant Street

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Three of four lanes are now reopened after a crash involving two semi trucks shut down eastbound I-80/90  in Northwest Indiana Tuesday morning. The crash took place at 3 a.m. when, police said, one semi truck rear ended the other. The three lanes reopened at 8 a.m.Police said the driver of the semi truck that struck the second truck has life threatening injuries. Eastbound lanes were closed at Grant Street. Emergency crews are working to clear the scene. 

Victim identified in Aurora shooting

The victim of a shooting in Aurora on Saturday has been identified as 29-year-old Ferrer Vincente Valasquez, of Aurora. The Aurora Police Department says that a second shooting victim is listed as in critical condition at a hospital. His name has not been released. Police were called to the 300...

3 in custody after gunman robs business in the Loop

CHICAGO - Three people were arrested in connection with an armed robbery Tuesday morning at a business in the Loop. A 26-year-old man was working inside a business at 2:28 a.m. in the 400 block of South Clark Street when a gunman entered, pointed a firearm at him and demanded money from the register, police said.

Daywatch: 50 years after fatal train crash, survivors don’t want Chicago to forget

Good morning, Chicago. Two informal memorials created to remember victims of the Fourth of July mass shootings in Highland Park could soon be moved from their prominent downtown locations if City Council members agree with a staff recommendation. One memorial, consisting of stuffed animals, flowers and written remembrances, grew at the base of the veterans’ monument at the corner of St. Johns ...

50 years ago, two Loop-bound trains crashed, killing 45 and injuring more than 300. Survivors don’t want people to forget.

On a chilly autumn morning, Lisa Klare embarked on a Loop-bound commuter train ride and made her way to the first car because one of her friends wanted to smoke. The Illinois Central electric train, an old model with concrete floors and wicker passenger seats, had started its journey north to downtown at the 91st Street station on that gloomy Oct. 30, 1972. It trailed another Illinois Central ...

IDOT announces work on I-80 in Joliet starting Sept. 29

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that bridge deck patching and repairs to Interstate 80 between Raynor Avenue and Gardner Street in Joliet will require ramp and lane closures over multiple extended weekends. This is the fourth of eight planned weekend closures along the corridor. Starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, lane […]

Workers trapped in elevator on silo in South Deering: officials

CHICAGO - Emergency crews are responding to reports of two workers trapped on a silo in South Deering. The workers were reportedly trapped in an exterior elevator of the silo located at 2150 East 130 Street, Chicago fire officials said in a tweet Tuesday morning. The elevator became stuck approximately...

Convenience store clerk robbed at gunpoint in The Loop

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A gun was held to a convenience store clerk's face during a robbery in The Loop early Tuesday morning. The armed robbery took place at Americana Submarine and Tobacco shop at Clark and Van Buren streets. Surveillance video shows the clerk calmly handed over the money, before the thief just reached in the drawer to take more. It all happened in less than 30 seconds.CBS 2 has learned that nearly $1,000 in cash was taken from the register.CBS 2 reached out to police for more details on the suspect.  

Chinese spy who was living in Chicago, convicted by federal jury

CHICAGO - A federal jury in Chicago has found a Chinese national guilty of acting as an agent of a foreign government after a two-week trial. Ji Chaoquin, 31, was found guilty of the charge, as well as one count of making false statements to the U.S. Army. He was acquitted on two counts of wire fraud, prosecutors said.