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Crime on CTA declines in first half...

Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show

Thefts and robberies, the top two crimes reported on the CTA, fell by about one-fifth and one-third, respectively, in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2013, according to data that transit officials are expected to release Tuesday.
Refugees find peace tending global ...

Refugees find peace tending global garden in Albany Park

It could be a scene from a faraway land — women in long, colorful skirts harvesting mustard leaves, a man with a weathered face and a traditional salwar kameez beneath his suit jacket squeezing between rows — chopped, fermented daikon spread out to dry.
Long night on water, then rescue

Long night on water, then rescue

Highland Park boy, 9, and family relieved after kayak disappearanceEver since Tommy Alter was diagnosed with severe food allergies as a baby, his parents have been vigilant about keeping him safe, even handing out printed cards that list what he can't eat.
Rauner tossing financial lifeline t...

Rauner tossing financial lifeline to Illinois Republicans

When Bruce Rauner's campaign fund injected $750,000 to the Illinois Republican Party this month, it was another illustration of how the GOP governor candidate has become more than just a big name on the fall ballot.
Toni Dewey, 1928-2014

Toni Dewey, 1928-2014

Motorola exec championed women in the workplaceSoon after Toni Dewey became the first female corporate vice president of Motorola in the mid-1970s, she and other executives received a memo from the boss that began with the word "Gentlemen."
You said what on Facebook?

You said what on Facebook?

New study reports oversharers turn off recipientsEveryone knows a Facebook "oversharer" — someone who discloses his innermost feelings and posts his every thought. Now a study from Albright College in Reading, Pa., says oversharing not only goes unreturned, but turns off recipients.

abc7news

Israeli Airstrikes Slam Gaza; Power...

Israeli Airstrikes Slam Gaza; Power Plant Shelled

Israel slammed Gaza with a barrage of airstrikes overnight, the heaviest bombardment in the three-week conflict.
ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast

ABC7 First Alert Weather Forecast

Watch the latest ABC7 First Alert Weather forecast.
Blake Griffin has fracture in back

Blake Griffin has fracture in back

Clippers forward Blake Griffin withdrew last week from Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup because he was advised by doctors to give a small fracture in his back more time to heal before the start of the next NBA season, sources told ESPN.com
Michele Roberts named NBPA chief

Michele Roberts named NBPA chief

Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, becoming the first woman to head up a major sports union.
2-Year Search for Fugitive Ends in ...

2-Year Search for Fugitive Ends in a Hail of Gunfire

Charles Mozdir disappeared.
World Cup prize money 'inadequate'

World Cup prize money 'inadequate'

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NBC Chicago

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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Wada Earns 1st MLB Win As Cubs beat...

Wada Earns 1st MLB Win As Cubs beat Rockies

Manager Rick Renteria #16 of the Chicago Cubs (R) takes out starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada #67 during the eighth inning against the Colorado Rockies on July 28, 2014 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images) Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big-league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada (1-1).
Owner Of Gary Auto-Body Shop Gunned...

Owner Of Gary Auto-Body Shop Gunned Down At Work

Antonio Tolbert (photo provided)Right after Antonio Tolbert's family learned he had been murdered, they rushed to the body shop he owned in Gary. CBS 2's Jim Williams reports.
Sand Is Like Gold In LaSalle County...

Sand Is Like Gold In LaSalle County, Where Some Oppose More Mining

LaSalle County sand mine (CBS)Some residents near Starved Rock State Park say an increase in the mining of sand -- a resource used in "fracking" -- could harm the land and water supplies. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
Suburban Officer Fired After Shooti...

Suburban Officer Fired After Shooting Family?s Dog

Apollo the dog (Facebook)Apollo the German shepherd mix growled and approached the officer, who shot the dog and killed him in front of the homeowners? six-year-old daughter.
Durkin?s Training Camp Notebook: Ro...

Durkin?s Training Camp Notebook: Rookie Class Playing Meaningful Reps

The Bourbonnais water tower. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)By Dan Durkin (CBS) — The Bears wrapped up their fourth day of training camp on Monday and have an off-day on Tuesday. Added to the injury list from Sunday’s practice were wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (sore […]
Jury Acquits Suspect In Shooting De...

Jury Acquits Suspect In Shooting Death Of Former Simeon Standout

Demarius Reed (Credit: Eastern Michigan University)The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict in the trial of Ed Thomas, 21, one of two men charged in the slaying of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago. Reed played his high school career at Simeon Academy.

My Fox Chicago

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

Police: Teen shot on West Side, man...

Police: Teen shot on West Side, man wounded in South Side robbery

A 16-year-old boy was injured in the East Garfield Park neighborhood in one of at least two shootings in the city Monday night, according to police.
State watchdog faults Metra for fal...

State watchdog faults Metra for falsifying work logs

The state's top watchdog issued the results Monday of two investigations at Metra, including a case that found a long-standing practice of falsifying work logs intended to ensure safety by limiting train crews' hours.
Father of boy who drowned at McKinl...

Father of boy who drowned at McKinley Park pool sues Chicago Park District

The father of a teen who died at a public pool last year is suing the Chicago Park District, saying officials there failed to properly monitor the swimming pool and render aid to the boy.
FOP seeks to halt release of intern...

FOP seeks to halt release of internal police misconduct files

The union that represents Chicago police wants to halt the release of internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct.
Jury acquits man in fatal shooting ...

Jury acquits man in fatal shooting of former Simeon, Eastern Michigan football star

A 21-year-old Detroit man accused in last fall’s fatal shooting and armed robbery of Ex-Simeon and Eastern Michigan football standout Demarius Reed was acquitted this evening in Michigan, authorities said.
Motorcyclist, 23, dies during Schau...

Motorcyclist, 23, dies during Schaumburg crash

A motorcycle and a car collided this afternoon in northwest suburban Schaumburg, leaving the biker dead and a woman hospitalized, authorities said.
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