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2 Shot Near Evanston Township High School

    CBS 2, almost 2 years ago

Two men were recovering from gunshot wounds Monday morning, after being shot during a group fight in Evanston.

Man in 'Bishop' mail bomb case talks before trial


Defendant, who will represent himself, talks to Tribune John Tomkins was a proud Midwesterner in 2007 who played basketball with his kids, worked several jobs, sometimes six days a week, and loved the Iowa Hawkeyes and stock car racing.

Red the paralyzed pit bull gets adopted


Officer who found him shot, caretakers and new family gather at PAWS shelter Things looked bleak for Red when Chicago police Officer Brian Cicio found him.

Has Carla Bruni Been At The Botox?


France’s first lady made a rare public appearance yesterday, leaving some in shock at the apparent decline in her supermodel looks. The 44-year-old was photographed...

Admission fee for state parks?


CLINTON, Ill. — Melissa Blasen doesn’t think twice about crossing into property owned and managed by the State of Illinois when she heads out for her usual two-mile loop walk. She’s been coming to Weldon Springs State Park for years, to exercise or enjoy...

Woodlawn community plans summer patrols, festivals


With the goal of preventing violence from claiming any lives this summer in Woodlawn, a “Summer HOODvasion” is coming to the South Side Chicago community. The campaign, to include watchmen patrolling the neighborhood weekend nights, Saturday daytime festivals for youth and Thursday prayer corners,...

Police, DCFS investigate death of baby hurt at daycare


A 4-month-old girl from Mount Prospect died of shaken baby syndrome Saturday afternoon, according to the medical examiner’s office, which said the injuries occurred at a daycare center.

Nigerian seeks exhumation to prove suburban man was his father


A Nigerian man filed a lawsuit in federal court in Chicago seeking to have a deceased suburban man exhumed — saying he can’t obtain U.S. citizenship until he proves the man in the grave is his father. Alexander J. Vavrinek, 67, claims Joseph A....

Berwyn woman dies after car crashes into building


A 39-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon after the vehicle she was riding in crashed into a building in west suburban Cicero, officials said. Graciela Marin, of the 2200 block of Elmwood Avenue in Berwyn, was pronounced dead at 2:31 p.m. at MacNeal Hospital, according to the medical...

Berwyn woman dies after car crashes into building


A 39-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon after the vehicle she was riding in crashed into a building in west suburban Cicero, officials said. Graciela Marin, of the 2200 block of Elmwood Avenue in Berwyn, was pronounced dead at 2:31 p.m. at MacNeal Hospital, according to the medical...

Bad at Sports Episode 347:Katharina Fritsch


This week: We talk to artist Katharina Fritsch! Richard says "cock" and "Hologram Tupac" a whole lot. Katharina Fritsch is known for her sculptures and installations that reinvigorate familiar objects with a jarring and uncanny sensibility. Her works' iconography is drawn from many different sources, including Christianity, art history...

Mother accused of fracturing son’s skull, puncturing his foot with toothpicks


The mother of an 11-month-old boy hospitalized with skull fractures, a broken clavicle and puncture wounds in his feet from toothpicks has been charged with multiple counts of felony child abuse.

Free Golf From Dewar’s & 670 The Score

    CBS 2, about 2 years ago

Find out how you can get a free round of golf, courtesy of Dewar’s Scotch Whisky! Offer valid from April 23rd, 2012 through July 31st, 2012. Click here for a list of participating golf courses.

Logan Square shooting leaves 2 men injured


Two men were seriously injured in a shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood this evening, authorities said.

2 men shot on Evanston street


Two men were shot, with at least one of them seriously wounded, in an attack on an Evanston street Sunday evening, authorities said.

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