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Officials Rethink Vote-Counting After AG Decree

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – With less than two weeks until Illinois’ high-stakes elections, an attorney general opinion has some officials rethinking vote-counting procedures in ways that they say could cause big delays in announcing results. 612 more words


Chicago Police To Begin Random Explosives Screenings At CTA Stations

CHICAGO (CBS) – New security measures have been announced to improve safety on CTA trains, under a federal counter-terrorism initiative.

CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports, starting Nov. 364 more words


Group Promises To Give Voters "Just The Facts" On The Candidates

CHICAGO (CBS) – For any voters bewildered by all the attack ads and rhetoric in the race for Governor—or any other major contests—there’s a website that wants to help you sort through noise. 203 more words


Forest Park Reservists Back Home From Afghanistan

CHICAGO (CBS) – Twenty Army Reservists belonging to the 300th Personnel Company are back home, after 10 months in Afghanistan.

The Forest Park-based unit’s primary job was to deliver mail and packages, sell stamps and process money orders for those fighting. 135 more words


One Dead, Two Injured After Robbery Attempt, Police-Involved Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago police said officers were forced to open fire overnight, when a robbery turned deadly in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

Shortly before midnight, police officers saw two armed men approach two other men walking down an alley near the 7900 block of South Justine Street, police said. 122 more words


Off-Duty Officer Shot In Greater Grand Crossing; 3 Suspects At Large

Updated 10/24/14 – 11:48 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A manhunt was underway early Friday, after an off-duty Chicago police officer was shot during a robbery attempt in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. 442 more words


Chicago Hospital Gives Flu Shots To Staff, Students

CHICAGO (CBS) – Rush University Medical Center is giving flu shots to about 3,000 of its staff and students today – and reminding other people to get vaccinated. 177 more words