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Your Chicago: 1871 Tech Incubator

Take one step inside 1871 and you can sense the energy here is different: a place to inspire creativity and support innovation. CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan reports.

05/09/2014

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Your Chicago: Anixter Center

Located on the North Side, it’s part learning, part rehabilitation and part work center, CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

05/02/2014

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Your Chicago: Hockey On Your Block

For Chicago hedge fund manager Ray Lilja, hockey has been a lifelong passion he is now sharing with others – specifically, with kids from the inner city who might not be able to afford the expensive equipment and ice time. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

04/25/2014

The Kangaroo Cup was invented with the help of Inventables software. (Imagiroo.com)

Your Chicago: Inventables

A Chicago company is blazing a trail with software and 3-D printers to physically create your invention. CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan reports.

04/04/2014

Acupuncturist Frank Yurasek (CBS)

Your Chicago: At-Ease Clinic At National University

At the At-Ease Clinic in Lombard, the treatment program emphasizes acupuncture, instead of the usual cocktail of drugs. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

03/14/2014

YouTube clip for a promotional video for luminAID. (Luminaid.com)

Your Chicago: The Developers Of luminAID

Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta saw the images from the Haiti earthquake – with its people plunged into total darkness — and developed a rechargeable product that could provide light through solar technology.

03/07/2014

Mile Square Health Center (CBS)

Your Chicago: Mile Square Health Center

CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan visits a healthcare provider that has been helping the uninsured for decades.

02/28/2014

Jackie Taylor (CBS)

Your Chicago: Black Ensemble Theater

The Uptown venue has an ambitious goal: to end racism. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

02/21/2014

A young boxer works on a speed bag at Crushers Club. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Crushers Club

An Englewood club is teaching boys to box and teenagers to turn their lives around. CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan reports.

02/14/2014

A mound of computer mice at FreeGeek computer recycling center. (CBS)

Your Chicago: FreeGeek Computer Center

Volunteers at the Logan Square organization can learn to deconstruct and then reconstruct donated computers. CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan reports.

01/31/2014

Rachel Barton Pine, left; Maud Powell (CBS)

Your Chicago: Honoring Violinist Maud Powell

One Illinois woman will be receiving an honorary GRAMMY Sunday for her trailblazing work as a talented violinist. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

01/24/2014

Blues legend Buddy Guy. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Buddy Guy’s Legends

The 77-year-old hungered for greatness ever since he grew up on a Louisiana plantation, picking cotton and picking the guitar. By the time he got to Chicago in the late 1950s, he was just plain hungry.

01/10/2014

A self-portrait of Chicago photographer Vivian Maier. (Photo courtesy: Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations)

Your Chicago: Vivian Maier Photography Exhibit

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan reports on the fascinating work of a mysterious street photographer.

12/20/2013

A rehearsal of a Chicago Children's Choir ensemble. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Chicago Children’s Choir

The citywide choir network has been giving kids aged eight to eighteen a voice for nearly 60 years. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

12/13/2013

Field Museum

Your Chicago: 1893 World’s Fair Retrospective

The Field Museum is digging into its century-old archive to explain to the world what the 1893 Columbian Exposition was all about.

11/22/2013

The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot has a family-friendly vibe. (Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot)

Your Chicago: Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot

It started off as a modest event 30 years ago to help the hungry. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

11/15/2013

A student learns how to record a rap song as part of the embarc educational program. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Embarc Education Program

Sometimes the most powerful lessons are learned out of the classroom. That notion is what drives a program in the Chicago Public Schools, CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan reports.

11/08/2013

The Old Town School Of Folk Music (CBS)

Your Chicago: Old Town School Of Folk Music

(CBS) – There are many of us out there who secretly — or not so secretly — would like to learn to play an instrument. But we may not have the time or know where […]

11/01/2013

Emily Bear (CBS)

Your Chicago: Piano Prodigy Emily Bear

(CBS) — She’s making a name for herself as a composer and has already performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall. Emily Bear is only 12 years old, but if you close your eyes […]

10/25/2013

The Music Box movie theater in Lakeview. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Lakeview

The North Side neighborhood has been changing and growing quickly over the past few decades. CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan reports.

10/04/2013