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Advocates hail legal pot for kids w...

Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others

Families of children who suffer seizures are welcoming a new Illinois law that will allow kids like them to receive medical marijuana, as advocates look to broaden the law to treat other conditions.
Sexism still a real thing in virtua...

Sexism still a real thing in virtual gaming world

A few months ago I wrote a story about some young guys who make a living playing "Call of Duty," a video game where the object is to gun down your foes before they can shoot you. It's a testosterone-rich environment, but women play, too, and a while back I came across a YouTube video of an all-female team competing at a big tournament.
William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2...

William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014

Watercolorist, WWII veteran taught art, directed look at Encyclopaedia BritannicaWilliam J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue.
3rd mom's the charm for Brookfield ...

3rd mom's the charm for Brookfield orangutan

Surrogate mother Maggie forms bond at suburban zoo with baby Kecil after 2 false startsAnyone who doubts the importance of early maternal care need only meet Kecil.
William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2...

William J. "Will" Gallagher, 1927-2014

Watercolorist, WWII veteran taught art, directed look at Encyclopaedia BritannicaWilliam J. "Will" Gallagher painted Chicago scenes, often from the perspective of the condo where he lived above Michigan Avenue.
Cops: Man accused of threatening to...

Cops: Man accused of threatening to put kids in 'hot truck'

A Tinley Park man was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly cursed out his two young children and threatened to lock them "in the hot truck" if they didn't "shut up," police said.

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ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast

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WR Nate Craig commits to Auburn

WR Nate Craig commits to Auburn

The No. 1-ranked wide receiver and the No. 6 player overall in the ESPN Junior 300, Nate Craig, verbally committed to Auburn on Monday evening. The 6-foot-2, 202-pound wide receiver chose the Tigers over USC, Alabama and Ohio State.
Baby orangutan raised by surrogate ...

Baby orangutan raised by surrogate at Brookfield Zoo

A 6-month-old baby orangutan named Kecil is doing well at the Brookfield Zoo after he was brought there to be raised by a surrogate mother.
Gaza Hospitals Caught in Crossfire,...

Gaza Hospitals Caught in Crossfire, Four Dead

A dozen Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in Gaza today, killing four people and injuring 60, witnesses and Gaza health officials said.
Crews recover teen's body from Thir...

Crews recover teen's body from Third Lake

Crews recovered the body of a teenager who had been swimming in far north suburban Third Lake, near Grayslake.
Robert Durst accused of urinating o...

Robert Durst accused of urinating on candy in Houston drug store

Eyewitness News has learned that multi-millionaire and one-time accused killer Robert Durst has been arrested again. Durst is accused of urinating on candy in public

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Bears' Kelvin Hayden Out for Season

Bears' Kelvin Hayden Out for Season

Kelvin Hayden was valuable as a back-up cornerback in 2012, but he won't be able to help the Bears this season. The team announced today he is out for the season with a torn hamstring that will require surgery.Photo Credit: Getty Images
Matteson Officials Sue to Close Lin...

Matteson Officials Sue to Close Lincoln Mall

Lawsuit cites more than 25 fire, safety and building code violations at the town's mall.Photo Credit: Charlie Wojciechowski
Key Home Games in the Bulls' 2013-1...

Key Home Games in the Bulls' 2013-14 Season

The 2013-13 Chicago Bulls season may be one of the most anticipated since the 2010-11 season.Photo Credit: Getty Images
First Of Expected Dolphin Calves Bo...

First Of Expected Dolphin Calves Born At Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo welcomes a new baby dolphin.Photo Credit: Brookfield Zoo
Opinion: Let's Drug Test Politician...

Opinion: Let's Drug Test Politicians, Too

It doesn't affect my life if a baseball player or a sprinter uses performance enhancing drugs. But a politician? Hell, yeah!Photo Credit: AP
"Madhouse on Madison" Signs Taken D...

"Madhouse on Madison" Signs Taken Down at UC

Fans familiar with the red Madhouse on Madison signs at the United Center will be in for a surprise in September, as the signs have been removed in favor of new LED boards.Photo Credit: NBCChicago.com

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White Sox Hang On To Beat Royals 3-...

White Sox Hang On To Beat Royals 3-1

Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox dives safely back to third base as Danny Valencia #19 of the Kansas City Royals takes the throw in the 2nd inning at U.S. Cellular Field on July 21, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)Chris Sale pitched seven effective innings in his first outing since the All-Star break and Adam Dunn had two RBIs and scored a run to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-1 victory over the slumping Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
2 Investigators: Sheriff?s Police B...

2 Investigators: Sheriff?s Police Bust Counterfeit-Ticket Sellers

Bridget Murphy purchased these tickets for Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings for $800, only to learn at the gate that they were fake. (Supplied to CBS)CBS 2's Pam Zekman helps Cook County authorities set up some fake-ticket makers.
Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Pr...

Simeon Cuts Electricity-Training Program Amid Objections

Generic CBS 2 WBBM WebThe neighborhood around the school has high unemployment and high crime. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Levine: Trading Deadline Creates Te...

Levine: Trading Deadline Creates Tension For White Sox Players

Gordon Beckham. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)(CBS) – With countless ?deals on the table? around major league baseball, the uncertainty of where a man and his family will be on Aug. 1 weighs heavy on players. Players such as Adam Dunn, […]
Body Of Teen Recovered In North Sub...

Body Of Teen Recovered In North Suburban Lake

Water genericSeveral people were swimming off a pontoon boat in Third Lake when a 16-year-old boy became distressed and went under water.
Police Making Progress In Investiga...

Police Making Progress In Investigation Of 11-Year-Old Girl?s Shooting Death

Shamiya Adams. (Family provided photo)Police say the investigation into the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams is progressing rapidly.

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7 Charged With Mortgage Fraud

7 Charged With Mortgage Fraud

Seven people, including the co-owner of a Chicago condominium building and two loan officers, were part of a scheme to fraudulently buy mortgage loans totaling more than $8.8 million from various lenders, then keep the money, federal authorities alleged Thursday.

Teen Used Shotgun to Rob Classmates

Teen Used Shotgun to Rob Classmates

A 16-year-old Waukegan boy, Elijah Murphy, is being held on $500,000 bond this week, charged as an adult with armed robbery after he allegedly used a shotgun to rob a classmate and two others on a north suburban Waukegan street.

Handcuffed Boy Escapes Chicago Poli...

Handcuffed Boy Escapes Chicago Police

A boy arrested on a juvenile warrant Thursday night somehow escaped from a West Side police station.

Church in Evanston Damaged by Storm

Church in Evanston Damaged by Storm

Bricks came crashing down off a church in Evanston on Thursday night as storms rolled through.

Elderly Woman Killed by Car

Elderly Woman Killed by Car

An 81-year-old woman, Tasoula Metropolos, was crossing the street Thursday night on the North Side when a Chevy Tahoe slammed into her and ended her life.

Hazmat Called for Possible Cyanide ...

Hazmat Called for Possible Cyanide Death

Police and Lake County, Ind., hazmat authorities are investigating the death of a 58-year-old Northwest Indiana man Wednesday night after a chemical believed to cyanide was found at the scene.

Chicago Breaking News

Chicago State official sues UIC off...

Chicago State official sues UIC officials over her dissertation

A high-ranking administrator at Chicago State University is suing University of Illinois at Chicago officials after a Chicago Tribune story earlier this year about her dissertation, alleging people at the school illegally disclosed private facts about academic matters, among other allegations.
Body of boy recovered from water in...

Body of boy recovered from water in Lake County

Emergency responders this evening recovered the body of a teenage boy who had dissapeared while swimming at at Third Lake in Lake County, officials said.
5 dead in wrecks on I-55 near Elwoo...

5 dead in wrecks on I-55 near Elwood

The driver of a semi-truck that crashed into three vehicles, killing four women, Monday afternoon on I-55 may have been speeding in a construction zone when it slammed into the three vehicles which were stopped in traffic, Illinois state police said this evening.
3 injured in shootings on South, So...

3 injured in shootings on South, Southwest Side

Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were injured in separate shootings on the South and  South West Sides, police said.
3rd mom's the charm for Brookfield ...

3rd mom's the charm for Brookfield orangutan

Surrogate mother Maggie forms bond at suburban zoo with baby Kecil after 2 false startsAnyone who doubts the importance of early maternal care need only meet Kecil.
Police superintendent says investig...

Police superintendent says investigation into 11-year-old girl's weekend slaying 'progressing nicely'

Chicago police detectives have made “great leaps” in their investigation into the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet during a sleepover inside a West Side apartment Friday night, Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today.
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