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1 dead in I-57 wreck at 130th Street


One person died in a car crash about 1:15 a.m. on Interstate 57 near the 127th Street exit in the south suburbs, according to Illinois State Police.

1 dead, 2 injured in overnight shootings


A 23-year-old man was shot and killed near Western Avenue and Grenshaw Street just before 3 a.m. Sunday on the Near West Side, according to police.

Woman killed in Brighton Park hit-and-run


A 49-year-old woman died after being hit by a vehicle about 11:40 p.m. Saturday on the 4200 block of South Western Boulevard in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.

ARTIST’S TIME IS NOW


For more than a decade, contemporary artist Rashid Johnson has worked almost under the radar, turning out work presented at museums and coveted by collectors around the world. But in the last year, the Chicago native, whose works made from everyday objects explore his...

Sidelined, Humber’s pregnant wife thrilled as she watches from home


Kristan Humber didn’t break a sweat until the 8th inning. Her husband had taken a one-hitter into the 6th once before, so she felt pleased in the 7th that he broke his own record. She watched on TV, enormously pregnant from her sofa in...

‘Hawks Still Alive After Toews Scores OT Goal Against Coyotes

    CBS 2, over 2 years ago

Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with Jeremy Morin #27 and Viktor Stalberg #25 after Toews scored the game winning goal against the Phoenix Coyotes in overtime of Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs...
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Former mayoral candidate launches independent campaign for state’s attorney


No fanfare, no balloons or glossy banners ­— none of the typical props signaled the start of a campaign for an independent candidate for Cook County State’s Attorney Saturday at Wallace’s Catfish Corner. The candidate didn’t even deliver a formal speech, because, as Christopher...

Gay student claims hate attack in beating at Illinois State University


(NORMAL, Ill) A gay Illinois State University student is recovering from injuries he said he suffered during a hate-inspired beatdown Saturday morning near campus. Normal Police said the apparent attack is under investigation but could not confirm it was a hate crime. Eric Unger said he had...

Perfect Game Has White Sox Fans Beaming


A perfect game has White Sox fans beaming at Cork and Kerry's bar on the South side.  

Woman Harmed By Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend In Home Invasion

    CBS 2, over 2 years ago

The intended target tells CBS 2’s Jim Williams that suspect Ricardo Rodriguez, 19, was very upset over their breakup.

During Elgin visit, Gorbachev recalls being 'not impressed' by Reagan's Berlin Wall speech


Offering an historical footnote Saturday to one of the most memorable lines of the Cold War, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev confessed Saturday that he was underwhelmed when President Ronald Reagan demanded in 1987 that he “..tear down this wall.”

Bulls Hold Off Late-Rallying Mavericks 93-83

    CBS 2, over 2 years ago

The victory by...

Rare bird spotted in North Lawndale -- 7,000 miles north of home


On a quiet, cool Saturday afternoon in Douglas Park, about a dozen bird watchers stood under a large, bushy tree, peering through binoculars to search its leafy branches for an ornithological version of treasure dropping from the sky.

Family of Hit-and-Run Victim Offering Reward

    NBC 5, over 2 years ago

A Chicago family is offering a reward for any information that could help police find the driver that hit and killed a 54-year-old man on the West Side three months ago. ...

Phil Humber Tosses Perfecto


SEATTLE — Phil Humber had Tommy John surgery before his career even started. He bounced around a bit as he tried to make it in...