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Study: 1 in 5 Children At Risk Of Hunger In Cook County

Nearly 800,000 people in Cook County, including one in five children, struggle to have access to healthy food and are at risk of hunger, according to a new study.

04/21/2014

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As Illinois Struggles, Animated Map Shows Stark Unemployment Contrasts In Midwest

As most of the nation continues to slowly come back from high unemployment from the Great Recession, Illinois continues to struggle in its job recovery, according to data from the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics.

04/21/2014

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Martial Arts Studio Destroyed By Fire In Lombard

A fire caused up to $300,000 in damage to a strip mall building in west suburban Lombard early Monday.

04/21/2014

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Sunday Was One Of Warmest Easters On Record

After one of the most brutal winters ever in Chicago, the Easter weekend weather was well-earned.

04/21/2014

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Pastor Of Couple Dead In Murder-Suicide: ‘Everybody Has Their Breaking Point’

Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo was an 18-year veteran Chicago Police officer. Her husband, Javier Acevedo, was a 25-year veteran Cook County Corrections officer.

04/21/2014

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At Least 8 Dead, 44 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said a bloody holiday weekend that saw at least eight people shot and killed and dozens others wounded “doesn’t wipe out” reductions in violent crime in the past two years.

04/21/2014

A 64-year-old woman was killed when she was struck by a car while crossing the street near 5532 W. North Av. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Driver In Fatal West Side Hit-And-Run Turns Self In

Police were questioning a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 67-year-old woman in the Austin neighborhood Sunday night.

04/21/2014

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Made In Chicago: Knitting Shop ‘We’ll Keep You in Stitches’

What started as a hobby has turned into a 45-year-old business for a Gold Coast woman.

04/21/2014

Chicago police investigate after five children were shot near 66th and Michigan on Sunday. (Credit: CBS)

Five Children Shot In South Side Drive-By

The kids were walking from a nearby park to a convenience store, when they were shot in the 6600 block of South Michigan Avenue around 7:30 p.m., police said.

04/20/2014

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Chicago Family Makes Difference For Autism Awareness

For Michelle and Peter Doyle, a trip to the doctor’s office with their daughter Calen in 2006 changed their lives forever.

04/20/2014

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Chicagoans Celebrate Easter Sunday

Worshippers showed up early Easter Sunday and waited in a line that wrapped around Holy Name Cathedral to hear perhaps the last Easter homily by Cardinal Francis George.

04/20/2014

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Six Hurt In Shooting At Easter Party In Montomgery, Ill.

Six people are in the hospital after a shooting at an Easter party in west suburban Montgomery.

04/20/2014

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Chicago Cop, Cook Co. Corrections Officer Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

The murder-suicide is confirmed by the executive director of the Cook County Department of Corrections, Cara Smith.

04/20/2014

Referee Brad Kovachick restrains Brent Seabrook.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Bad Penalties, Dirty Play Sink Hawks In Game 2

The Blackhawks are in deep trouble, and have no one to blame but themselves.

670 The Score–04/19/2014

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Ministers Lead Anti-Violence Protest In South Chicago

South Chicago ministers lead an anti-violence procession through the neighborhood, on the Saturday before Easter.

04/19/2014

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Quinn Staying Out Of Debate On Obama Presidential Library Subsidy

Governor Quinn is staying out of the argument over Thursday’s unusual Illinois House Executive Committee vote on state financing for an Obama presidential library.

04/19/2014

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Group Of Chicago Catholics Headed To Rome For John Paul II’s Canonization

A group of Roman Catholics from Chicago are headed to Rome next week to witness the elevation of Pope John Paul II to sainthood.

04/19/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Governor Promises Tighter Controls After Medicaid Paid For Dead People

Governor Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.

04/19/2014

A 100-year-old bridge moved and reinstalled at Western Avenue.  (Credit: The Trust For Public Land)

Old Ashland Bridge Moved To Western Avenue

After a slow trek along North Avenue this morning a 100-year-old bridge is in place.

04/19/2014