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Squatters finally evicted from South Side home, but owner's troubles aren't over
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A South Side homeowner has finally gotten some action – after saying she has been trying to get squatters out of her home for nearly a year.The Cook County Sheriff's Office came knocking with an eviction order on Tuesday.CBS 2's Charlie De Mar first told you about Darthula Young's story in March. De Mar caught up with Young on Tuesday – as she finally reclaimed her family home after fighting for months.This is not a totally happy ending. Once Young got inside, she quickly realized property was missing, the home was a mess, and she has been...
Woman killed in Lawndale hit-and-run crash while crossing street ID'd: Chicago police, Cook County
A woman has died after an SUV hit her while she crossed the street Sunday night in Chicago's Lawndale neighborhood, and kept going, Chicago police said.
Ridgefest becomes latest event to be canceled amid 'teen takeover' trend
CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. - Many Chicago Ridge residents say "Ridgefest" is like their vacation right here at home. Ridgefest has been around for over 30 years, but in the last couple of days, the village board decided to cancel the event, citing safety concerns. Chicago Ridge Mayor Charles Tokar said...
Recapping some of the legislation passed last week
Karen Conti, Chicago trial attorney, joins Wendy Snyder, filling in for Bob Sirott, to talk about some of the legislation that was passed in Springfield last week. These include standards for all-gender bathrooms, help for the CTA, full-day kindergarten classes, and more.
9@9: The aliens are already here!
CHICAGO — The debate about the existence of aliens is one that generations of people on Earth have had. Some believe they don’t exist while another group believes they do – and some even believe they are here right now. We spotlighted the latter during the “9@9”...
Chicago police: 4 shot outside Englewood store
Four people were wounded, two critically, in a shooting in Englewood Tuesday night, Chicago police said.
Chicago mayor’s neighbor killed woman with baseball bat, dumped her in the alley: prosecutors say
CHICAGO — A man who lives across the street from Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson was held without bail Tuesday after prosecutors accused him of beating a woman to death with a baseball bat inside his home and dumping her body in the alley. Arnel Smith, 64, is charged with...
An affordable rent with a flexible lease in Lincoln Park. What's the catch?
CHICAGO (CBS) – A fancy new apartment with low rent and a flexible lease. The catch: your roommate is a random person.CBS 2's Lauren Victory takes us inside a new concept dubbed "co-living" in Lincoln Park.Construction crews are putting the final touches on what will be a beautiful park outside Post Chicago. The new apartment building at 853 W. Blackhawk St. opened earlier this month."My pillows are still on the way," said Arnab Datta, the building's very first tenant.Victory: "That shows how fresh you are."The bed, kitchen table and chairs, even the utensils, all came with the place."I was having...
Summer Season at Columbia
Get the most out of your summer at Columbia College Chicago and throughout the city. Campus gets quieter during the summer term, but there is no shortage of events and entertainment to keep you busy. Summer in Chicago brings countless opportunities to engage with the arts, culture, education, and civics...
Cook County woman charged with stealing $1.5M in chicken wings from school district
CHICAGO – Bond was set at $150,000 Thursday for a Dolton woman accused of stealing over $1.5 million of food – primarily chicken wings – while working as a consultant for a school district in south suburban Cook County, according to court documents. Vera Lidell, 66, began...
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Illinois Man Awarded $600,000 After Being Trapped 30 Hours Inside Jail
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Burnham Ave closed Wednesday between 171st and 173rd
LANSING, Ill. (May 30, 2023) – Burnham Avenue will be closed in both directions on Wednesday, May 31, between 171st Street and 173rd Street. alert, the closure is due to construction and will take place from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Village of Lansing urges...
See our 10 favorite photos from Beecher’s 2023 “Masquerade” prom
FLINT, MI – Beecher celebrated in style as about 80 students enjoyed prom on Friday evening, May 26 at the Sloan Museum of Discovery. Before heading to the big dance, prom-goers shined bright, dressed to the nines in an array of colors and styles in front of cheering parents, family and friends in the parking lot as they made grand entrances.
Traffic troubles lead to hundreds of fans missing majority of concert in Tinley Park
TINLEY PARK, Ill. — Hundreds of fans missed a large portion of a highly anticipated concert that happened at a venue in Tinley Park Saturday. Ludacris and Janet Jackson helped kick off the summer concert season at Credit Union One Amphitheater Saturday night, but getting into the building turned into a nightmare for many there. […]
Man, woman accused of leading police on chase in stolen vehicle in Chicago suburbs
CHICAGO - Two people were arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle across Chicago's south suburbs over the weekend. On Saturday, around 10:20 p.m., Illinois State Police and the Chicago Heights Police Department were working in the area of Halsted Street and 163rd Street in Harvey when they witnessed a vehicle speeding. Police say the plates on the vehicle were previously reported stolen.
Cotton from tree keeps fire raging in Chicago Ridge
CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill. (CBS) -- Cotton from a tree helped fuel a fast-moving fire in southwest suburban Chicago Ridge Tuesday afternoon.Neighbors said the lawn next to a house on Moody Avenue caught fire – and the flames spread to the garage.Crews late Tuesday afternoon were trying to put out the fire – but it kept reigniting because of the flying cotton.Further details about the fire were not immediately available.
Chicago Bar Named Among Top Ten 'Best Bars In North America'
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BP to pay $40M settlement for pollution at Indiana refinery
Whiting, Ind. – A big penalty for a major player in the multinational oil and gas industry. A subsidiary of BP is set to pay a record-setting $40 million for charges that its Indiana refinery in Whiting near East Chicago violated federal law by releasing pollutants into the air and wastewater. The actions will settle […]
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