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Biden tells ABC News his debate was a "bad episode," says he was "exhausted" President Biden sat down with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in Wisconsin Friday for the first interview since his disastrous presidential debate last week. 3H ago
Vandals tear down posters of Gaza hostages outside U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider's office Schneider, a Democrat from Illinois, called the vandalism "a vile act of hate." 21H ago
Wisconsin Supreme Court allows expanded use of ballot drop boxes The Wisconsin Supreme Court is changing course and will allow officials to place ballot drop boxes around their communities in this fall's elections in the presidential swing state. Jul 5
Biden defies calls to drop out: "Completely ruling that out" "Let me say this as clearly as I can: I'm staying in the race," President Biden said during a campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday. 13H ago
Biden vows to stay in presidential race as he seeks to reassure allies "Let me say this as clearly as I possibly can and as simply and straightforward as I can: I am running. I'm the nominee of the Democratic Party. No one's pushing me out," the president told campaign staffers. Jul 3
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Illinois gas tax increase now in effect will hit some drivers especially hard The tax is up just 2 cents compared with Sunday. But it is quite a jump compared with the Illinois gas seven years ago. Jul 1
Hack targeting CDK is first time car dealers have been affected nationwide, Chicago experts say One third of Chicago's roughly 400 new car dealers are using pen and paper to complete deals. Jun 25
Suburban Chicago family keeps getting package after package they never ordered from Temu The family asked CBS 2 for help after they found themselves stuck with random stuff and boxes filling their space—and nowhere else left to turn. Jun 21
Some experts want Peoples Gas pipe replacement program scaled back after big rate hike The gas hike approved in November was the largest gas utility rate hike in Illinois history. Jun 19
Markham auto mechanic out $1,800 after customer skips on insurance payment The Markham repair shop owner pointed to an Allstate insurance policy requiring only one signature on smaller claims checks. Jun 13
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Many tattoo ink and permanent makeup products contaminated, FDA finds The FDA found even some products that claimed to be "sterile" were contaminated. Jul 5
Nearly 150 new Illinois ZIP codes added to high-risk lead testing list Under state law, all children living in a high-risk ZIP code must be tested for lead exposure at 12, 24, and 36 months of age. Jul 2
First-aid training helps Chicago boy save his own life after shooting Shane Butler said he was grateful to be alive, and he owes it all to the safety training he did exactly one year before he accidentally shot himself. Jul 1
New study shows pasteurization process kills bird flu in milk, FDA says The FDA said its study better simulated how commercial milk processing kills the bird flu virus, H5N1. Jun 28
Iowa's Supreme Court tells lower court to let strict abortion law go into effect Iowa joins more than a dozen other states with restrictive abortion laws following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022. Three other states currently ban abortions at about six weeks. Jun 28
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Hack targeting CDK is first time car dealers have been affected nationwide, Chicago experts say One third of Chicago's roughly 400 new car dealers are using pen and paper to complete deals. Jun 25
Chicago rule phasing out sub-minimum wage for tipped workers soon to take effect The change impacts every single restaurant in Chicago that operates with tipped workers, and critics say it could impact customers as well. Jun 18
Markham auto mechanic out $1,800 after customer skips on insurance payment The Markham repair shop owner pointed to an Allstate insurance policy requiring only one signature on smaller claims checks. Jun 13
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Singer, songwriter, and composer Cody Fry never forgot his Chicago area roots Cody Fry grew up in the north suburbs, and now lives in Nashville, but he recently returned to Chicago for a very memorable one-night event at the Chicago Symphony Center. 12H ago
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2024 crowns new champion It's the dawn of a new era at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Patrick Bertoletti is the new men's champion, and Miki Sudo set a new record and retained the women's division title. Jul 5
Chicago rat hole memorialized with music fest The Chicago "rat hole" was a rodent-shaped indentation in the concrete in front of a blond brick three-flat building in Roscoe Village. While now gone, its legacy lives on. Jun 29
Martin Mull, comic actor from "Roseanne," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," dies at 80 Martin Mull came to national fame with a recurring role on the Norman Lear-created satirical soap opera "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," and the starring role in its spinoff, "Fernwood 2 Night." Jun 29
The Rolling Stones take stage at Soldier Field for first time since 2019 The Rolling Stones played at the stadium for the first of two concerts over the next several days—as part of their Hackney Diamonds Tour. Jun 28
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Latest Videos Driver Sheldon Creed speaks ahead of NASCAR Chicago Street Race Following his race in New Hampshire, Creed discusses what he looks forward to ahead of the Xfinity Series Race in Grant Park. 45M ago 02:35
Second NASCAR Chicago Street Race kicks off in Grant Park The race returns to Chicago with a change of course. From family-fun activities to lane closures, here's what attendees can expect this weekend. 56M ago 02:20
Biden vows to continue in presidential race despite calls to withdraw In Wisconsin Friday, President Joe Biden took the stage where he promised he'll take the White House in November. 1H ago 01:54
New York teens help in fight against bird flu The New York City Virus Hunters are getting their hands dirty to find which birds might carry a deadly disease. 1H ago 02:13
Mix of clouds, sun with chance of isolated shower in Chicago Cooler than normal temperatures Saturday with a refreshing lake breeze and mostly cloudy skies. 4H ago 02:02
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Chicago counts down to green flag of second NASCAR street race in Grant Park Organizers on Friday hosted a series of events all over the city ahead of the two big races on Saturday and Sunday. 12H ago
1 killed, 14 hurt in 2 separate mass shootings on West, Near West Sides Both incidents come less than 24 hours after three people were killed in a mass shooting on the South Side. 14H ago
Biden tells ABC News his debate was a "bad episode," says he was "exhausted" President Biden sat down with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos in Wisconsin Friday for the first interview since his disastrous presidential debate last week. 3H ago
CPD beefs up presence after already violent Fourth of July holiday The measures, including canceling officers' days off, come after multiple mass shootings within a day. 13H ago
Crews search for 2 missing boaters near Whiting, Indiana One boater jumped into the water but began to struggle. Then two others went in to save them. Only one of the boaters was rescued Friday afternoon. 12H ago
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U.S. has had 261 mass shootings so far in 2024, 72 in June, data show Data show the 4th of July has historically been one of the deadliest days of the year. Jul 4
Another worker at Chicago center accused of abusing foster kids The former University of Illinois football player had been hired at Aunt Martha's despite having a criminal conviction on his record. Jul 2
Chicago firefighters plan NASCAR, DNC protests over paramedic, ambulance shortages Two battalion chiefs told CBS 2 Investigators said hiring needs to be a priority for the Chicago Fire Department, and they plan to protest their working conditions. Jun 26
Chicago survivors, advocates say gun violence has been a public health crisis for a long time They hope national recognition from the U.S. surgeon general will actually make a difference. Jun 26
Some experts want Peoples Gas pipe replacement program scaled back after big rate hike The gas hike approved in November was the largest gas utility rate hike in Illinois history. Jun 19
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Thorpe solid over 6 1/3 innings, White Sox beat Miami Marlins 3-2 Drew Thorpe threw 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball, Nicky López doubled twice and drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox beat the Miami Marlins 3-2. 13H ago
Drivers set for second annual NASCAR Chicago Street Race The big rigs were rolling into downtown Chicago as NASCAR teams got set to hit the tracks, or rather the streets, this weekend. 17H ago
Chicago counts down to green flag of second NASCAR street race in Grant Park Organizers on Friday hosted a series of events all over the city ahead of the two big races on Saturday and Sunday. 12H ago
Justin Steele pitches 2-hitter as Cubs beat L.A. Angels 5-1 Justin Steele pitched a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Seiya Suzuki homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Angeles 5-1. 19H ago
Happ slugs pair of 3-run homers as Cubs pound Phillies 10-2 Ian Happ hit three-run homers from both sides of the plate for a career-high six RBIs, and the struggling Chicago Cubs pounded the major league-leading Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 to avoid a three-game sweep. Jul 4
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CPD beefs up presence after already violent Fourth of July holiday The measures, including canceling officers' days off, come after multiple mass shootings within a day. 13H ago
U.S. has had 261 mass shootings so far in 2024, 72 in June, data show Data show the 4th of July has historically been one of the deadliest days of the year. Jul 4
Wisconsin police seek person who threw cheese at someone's car Police in Wisconsin say a driver in Eau Claire reported someone chasing them down before aggressively throwing cheese at their vehicle. Jul 4
2 women and a boy killed in Greater Grand Crossing shooting Police said the shooting may have stemmed from a personal dispute. One of the victims was a 7-year-old boy who died. 16H ago
31st Street Beach to close early for July 4th holiday due to recent shootings So far, in 2024, there have been nine shootings at or near the beach. Jul 3
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