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Man Dies on CTA Purple Line Third Rail


An Indiana man died late Sunday after he came into contact with the electrified third rail at a CTA Purple Line station in north suburban Evanston, authorities said.

Jennifer Hudson family murder trial to start Monday


A gift of balloons. That, prosecutors contend, is what sent singer Jennifer Hudson’s then brother-in-law into such a jealous rage that he shot dead her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in a horrific act of vindictiveness in the home where the Hollywood star grew...

GOP hoping voters choose fake Dems in Wis. recall election


Republican leaders hope their supporters vote for fake Democrats in May 8 recall elections, a move that could result in GOP backers having an influence in who Gov. Scott Walker faces.

Deadline Set For Park District To Replace Unsafe Pool Drains

    CBS 2, about 2 years ago

The Chicago Park District is working to meet a June 15 deadline for installing safer drains in 38 outdoor swimming pools.

Nobel Prize Winners Running Amok this Week


UIC hosts a summit of Nobel Prize winners today through Wednesday; former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton will be among the attendees. Actor Sean Penn will be receiving a humanitarian award for divorcing Madonna his charity work in Haiti...

William Balfour Murder Trial Begins


William Balfour, the man accused of killing three of singer Jennifer Hudson's family members, went on trial Monday morning. Attorney Karen Conti joined Good Day Chicago to speak on how important the opening statements are.

Man dies after he urinates on CTA tracks, falls on third rail


(EVANSTON) An Indiana man died late Sunday after he came into contact with the electrified third rail at a CTA Purple Line station in north suburban Evanston, authorities said. The man was on the CTA Purple Line South Station platform at 601 South Blvd. in Evanston about...

Bus Tracker lets teens in high-crime areas wait inside school


The excitement of school dismissal is different in Chicago’s crime-ridden neighborhoods. Students aren’t thinking about what’s for dinner, if they’ll pass a math test or whether to talk to the cute girl in class. Some are just thinking about the best way to get...

Bus Tracker lets teens in high-crime areas wait inside school


The excitement of school dismissal is different in Chicago’s crime-ridden neighborhoods. Students aren’t thinking about what’s for dinner, if they’ll pass a math test or whether to talk to the cute girl in class. Some are just thinking about the best way to get...

Perfect, with a little help


Not to suggest that Philip Humber's perfect game Saturday deserves an asterisk, but I've watched the replay of the final pitch several times and paused it as often as humanly possible, and there's no way that pitch was a strike, and it sure...

Humber Help From The Umps?

    CBS 2, about 2 years ago

Check of the side view of the final pitch in Phil Humber’s perfect game and decide for yourself...

Our Market, in the Middle of the Street


Another year, another controversy strikes the Logan Square Farmers Market: there's a proposal to move the market from its current location, much to the surprise of the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce, who runs the market....

Man dies after falling on tracks at Evanston CTA 'L' station


An Indiana man was electrocuted when he climbed down onto the tracks at a CTA Purple Line station in Evanston and accidentally fell on the third rail, authorities said.

Man Dies After Peeing On ‘L’ Tracks In Evanston

    CBS 2, about 2 years ago

An Indiana man died overnight, after coming into contact with the electrified third rail as he urinated on the Purple Line ‘L’ tracks in Evanston.

Baha'i, how you doing?


To kick off Suburbia Week , my intention was to write some sort of definitive history behind my favorite suburban landmark, the Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette. Except a quick search of the Reader archives lead me to discover that Harold Henderson already...