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Fleeing a traffic stop is only a misdemeanor in Illinois, and police chiefs want to change that Illinois Senate Bill 1807​ looks to make "fleeing or attempting to elude" an officer by car a felony. May 10
Chicago Public Schools teachers to visit Springfield to seek $1 billion more in state funding Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say the request is pretty much a non-starter. May 10
House panel demands info on Northwestern's response to antisemitism at campus protests U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina), who chairs the House Education and Workforce Committee, said she has "grave concerns regarding Northwestern's persistent failure in addressing antisemitism." May 10
Blinken sends Congress report on Israeli military's operations in Gaza The highly anticipated State Department report doesn't formally conclude Israel is in violation of U.S. or international law. May 10
University of Chicago protesters call removal of pro-Palestinan encampment a "brutal police raid" The university has said protesters sleeping in tents were given fair warning before the encampment was removed, but protesters said there was no such warning. May 9
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Chicago City Council committee discusses solutions to rogue towing company crisis Alderpeople are looking to try to stop rogue towers from making thousands off drivers who thought they were signing their car away to someone they could trust. May 7
Foxtrot Market, Dom's Kitchen employees weren't warned stores would close Employees at dozens of now-closed Foxtrot Market and Dom's Kitchen stores, now jobless, wonder what comes next for them as their paychecks will soon end. Apr 24
Family accuses estate salesman of taking advantage of them while grieving The family didn't get their cut of the estate sale, not hearing back from the salesman until CBS 2 got involved. Apr 19
Chicago area dad has a warning about fake concert ticket scams The Better Business Bureau warns that anyone buying an event ticket should watch out for fake ticket scams. Mar 27
Chicago area businessman, partner accused of defrauding investors out of millions Financial records show Paul Croft and J.D. Frost raised about $30 million for a hydrogen plant that was supposed to be, at one point, in Indiana. It never existed, an attorney says. Mar 25
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Using hearing aids can reduce risk of death by nearly 25%, study finds Researchers hope their findings will inspire action to make hearing aid devices more affordable since they can cost over $1,000 per ear. May 7
"Vampire facials" at unlicensed spa infected 3 with HIV, CDC says First known HIV cases from a nonsterile injection for cosmetic reasons highlights the risk of unlicensed providers. Apr 28
City of Chicago warns of dozens of measles cases, and not all are linked to migrant shelters The city's measles dashboard said a total of 63 measles cases have been confirmed in Chicago this year, with one new case this week. Apr 19
Cook County warns of measles exposure at Sam's Club in Evergreen Park The department said anyone who visited the Sam's Club at 9400 S. Western Ave. in Evergreen Park one day last week may have been exposed to someone with measles. Apr 18
Trader Joe's pulls fresh basil in 29 states after salmonella outbreak Health officials are warning consumers not to consume Infinite Herbs basil sold at some Trader Joe's and Dierberg's stores after 12 people were sickened. Apr 19
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President Biden touts new Microsoft facility in Wisconsin visit Biden campaigned in the spot where Trump, to much fanfare, lauded a plan by Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn plan to build a $10 billion manufacturing facility that was supposed to eventually employ 10,000 people. Except it was never completed. May 8
Expert: Taxpayers could be on the hook for infrastructure around planned new Bears stadium Mayor Brandon Johnson denied that the Bears' shiny new dome could end up costing taxpayers a pretty penny. Apr 24
Foxtrot Market, Dom's Kitchen employees weren't warned stores would close Employees at dozens of now-closed Foxtrot Market and Dom's Kitchen stores, now jobless, wonder what comes next for them as their paychecks will soon end. Apr 24
Oberweis Dairy has 2 potential buyers after bankruptcy filing The company announced Tuesday that it received a stalking horse bid to purchase its operating assets. Apr 24
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Hailey and Justin Bieber announce pregnancy, show baby bump This will be the first baby for Hailey and Justin Beiber, who announced their pregnancy after more than five years of marriage. May 9
Steve Albini, rock musician and producer behind Nirvana and Pixies albums, dies at 61 Brian Fox, a fellow producer and engineer at Albini's Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, confirmed Albini passed away Tuesday night from a heart attack. May 8
For second time ever, The Second City to perform show with all-AAPI cast For the past three months, a cast of 10 Asian American/Pacific Islander comedians has been working on the new program, "Youth in Asia (Are You Proud of Me Yet?)" May 9
Watch the Met Gala red carpet arrivals and see the 2024 looks The stars came out for the the 2024 Met Gala in New York City. See some of the most eye-catching outfits of the night. May 7
'Bob Hearts Abishola' series finale to air on May 6 'Bob Hearts Abishola', the acclaimed comedy, is signing off after its fifth season on CBS. May 6
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Sunny, warm for Mother's Day in Chicago Rain returns tomorrow, especially in the afternoon. Full forecast now available. 59M ago 02:03
DePaul University leaders, protesters reach stalemate For almost two weeks, students have urged the university to divest from institutions and businesses that support Israel. 1H ago 01:44
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The Northern Lights were visible in Illinois, Indiana; will we see them again tonight? A rare severe geomagnetic storm watch from space has meant some Chicago area residents got a chance to see the Northern Lights Friday night, and they may be back a night later. 12H ago
2 in custody after man fatally shot while walking to work on Chicago's Northwest Side "I tried to keep him alive for his kids," said a woman who provided first aid after the shooting. 14H ago
Protesters, DePaul University reach stalemate, demonstrators say For almost two weeks, students have urged the university to divest from institutions and businesses that support Israel. 6H ago
Driver in Downers Grove hit-and-run identified, cooperating with investigation, police say Police also say that surveillance video shows the victim tripped just before the crash and was lying in the road. 8H ago
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"Call to Action" critical conversation event focuses on justice for Black women Expert panel discussion centers the focus on the disparity that 1 in 3 victims of crime in Chicago is a Black woman May 10
Mayor Johnson does not address how ShotSpotter alerted CPD to Officer Luis Huesca shooting Police arrived at the scene sooner than if they had waited for the first 911 call. Apr 22
Chicago man cleared of 2013 murder after X-ray evidence proves innocence Anthony Robinson's attorney said his previous defense lawyer failed to present evidence that showed it was physically impossible for him to be the shooter. Apr 8
Dolton village board plans to hire Lori Lightfoot to investigate Mayor Tiffany Henyard The village board is working on a resolution to hire Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor before her lone term as Chicago's mayor, to investigate claims Henyard has been misusing public funds. Apr 8
New Illinois DCFS director promises improvements to child placement practices DCFS Director Heidi Mueller was asked Thursday why some kids in the system are being held in psychiatric hospitals longer than medically necessary. Apr 4
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Clevinger combines with 3 relievers on a 4-hitter as the White Sox beat the Guardians 3-1 Mike Clevinger combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, and the Chicago White Sox topped the Cleveland Guardians 3-1 on Saturday night for their season-high fourth consecutive victory. 6H ago
Skenes strikes out 7 in debut, Pirates hit 5 homers in 10-9 victory over the Cubs Paul Skenes struck out seven over four-plus innings in his major league debut and Yasmani Grandal hit a go-ahead three-run homer as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 10-9 on Saturday. 6H ago
Cubs draw 6 bases-loaded walks in 5th vs. Pirates, most in 1 inning in 65 years The last team to draw that many free passes with runners at every base in one inning was the Chicago White Sox in 1959. 10H ago
Crochet strikes out 11 to help White Sox beat Guardians Taking advantage of a costly error on second baseman Gabriel Arias, the Sox improved to 8-6 since their ugly 3-22 start. May 10
Cody Bellinger delivers four hits, including a homer, as Cubs surge past Pirates The Cubs took the lead in the sixth on Miguel Amaya's RBI single and then pulled away. May 10
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Restaurant is second to be burglarized recently on same strip of Irving Park Road It was unclear late Friday if the two burglaries are related. But restaurant owner Billy Alvarez said there have been one too many. May 10
Fleeing a traffic stop is only a misdemeanor in Illinois, and police chiefs want to change that Illinois Senate Bill 1807​ looks to make "fleeing or attempting to elude" an officer by car a felony. May 10
24-year-old father shot and killed on Northwest Side The victim was walking around 7 a.m. when an unknown offender shot him in the chest, Chicago police said. He was taken to Loyola Hospital, where he died. May 10
Bank on University of Illinois Chicago campus held up at gunpoint The employees on the scene were not injured, UIC police said. May 10
Illini basketball player Terrence Shannon Jr. to face trial on rape charge A Kansas judge on Friday determined there was sufficient probable cause for the case against Shannon to go to trial. His trial date was tentatively set for June 10. May 10
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Chicago viewers can now access five channels over-the-air for free with NEXTGEN TV, including:
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