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State Rep. Derrick Smith arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his bribery trial. (Credit: CBS)

Former State Rep. Derrick Smith Gets 5 Months For Taking Bribe

Former Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith was sentenced to five months in prison on Thursday for pocketing a $7,000 bribe in an FBI sting from a purported day care in return for his backing of a state grant application.

04/23/2015

This artist rendering shows the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Lucas Museum)

State Lawmakers Try To Clear The Way For Obama Library, Lucas Museum

Hoping to lift any possible legal hurdles to building either Barack Obama’s presidential library or filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum on park property, Illinois lawmakers swiftly approved legislation to make sure the Emanuel administration has the authority critics claim it lacks.

04/23/2015

Cardinal Francis George at the installation Mass for Archbishop Blase Cupich at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast-Pool/Getty Images)

Cardinal George Feared Death, And The Unknown Afterlife

“I fear the unknown, and what happens after death is unknown. I mean, in faith we believe that we will live forever, and that God calls us to live with him if we cooperate with his Grace. I believe that sincerely, profoundly, but I don’t know what that means,” Cardinal George told WBBM Newsradio’s “At Issue” in November.

04/23/2015

Victory Auto Wreckers

Voting Snag Means Everyone Wins Victory Auto Wreckers’ Commercial Contest

The ad featuring the line “that old car is worth money” has been running since 1985, but soon will be replaced by eight new commercials submitted to Victory Auto Wreckers’ competition on YouTube.

04/23/2015

Cardinal George

A Final Farewell To Francis Cardinal George

Chicago and Catholics worldwide were preparing to say goodbye to Francis Cardinal George, who was the spiritual leader of the third largest Archdiocese in the U.S., and served the church in Rome for more than a decade.

04/23/2015

A SkyWest flight from Chicago to Hartford was diverted to Buffalo, where it made an emergency landing, after three passengers passed out. (Credit: CBS)

Flight From Chicago Makes Emergency Landing After 3 Passengers Lose Consciousness

SkyWest Flight 5622, operating as United Express, took off from O’Hare International airport at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, bound for Hartford, Connecticut, but was diverted to Buffalo, New York, when a passenger lost consciousness.

04/23/2015

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Hare Noise Activists Say More Meetings With FAA Not Enough

After talking with Mayor Emanuel in Washington, Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta promised to double the number of meetings to be held before a new runway opens at O’Hare Airport this fall.

04/22/2015

Cold Thermometer

Freeze Warning Issued For Thursday Morning

With temperatures expected to dip below freezing early Thursday morning, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for the Chicago area.

04/22/2015

Inside the Garfield Park Conservatory with a new glass roof. (Credit: CBS)

Garfield Conservatory Reopens With Glass Roof Repaired From Hail Damage

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez got a look at the grand reopening.

04/22/2015

Religious leaders from several different faiths offer praise for Cardinal George, who died last week. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago’s Religious Leaders Pay Their Respects To Cardinal George

On the second day of visitation for Francis Cardinal George, leaders from several different religions gathered to honor the retired archbishop who died last week.

04/22/2015

Construction in the Loop. (Credit: CBS)

Construction Causing Headaches For Loop Drivers

CBS 2’s Jim Williams explain why so much work is being done right now.

04/22/2015

Police are searching for a male who sexually assaulted a woman on a Blue Line train Monday afternoon. | Chicago Police photo

Boy, 15, Charged In Sex Assault On Blue Line Train

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with sexually assaulting a Blue Line rider on a train earlier this week, according to Chicago police.

04/22/2015

Laura Ceja says she hates to hear the word retire, but says this is probably the year. (Credit: Trinity Hospital)

Trinity Hospital Honoring Woman Who Has Worked There For 61 Years

Imagine working 61 years at the same place. Today – Advocate Trinity Hospital is honoring an employee who has worked there for all those years.

04/22/2015

Target Bums

Signs Compare Homeless To Rodents, Call For ‘Help To Eliminate’ Problem

Signs on the North Side appear to be targeting the homeless, comparing them with rodents who need to be eradicated.

04/22/2015

A visitor to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is reflected on the surface of the wall in Washington, DC. The memorial honors US service members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/Southeast Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Plainfield Central Plans Vietnam Battle Re-Enactment

If you’re near Plainfield Central High School tomorrow and you hear what sounds like gunfire, officials say you should *not* be alarmed.

04/22/2015

Activists Demand Dante Servin Be ‘Brought To Justice’ In Rekia Boyd Shooting

Clergy and civil rights activists are demanding Chicago police officer Dante Servin be “brought to justice” after his acquittal on a technicality for firing a gun into a crowd and killing Rekia Boyd.

04/22/2015

Apple Watch (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Apple Watch, Pebble Time Vie For Smart Watch Market

Not so long ago, the world was pondering the death of the wristwatch.

04/22/2015

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What Are The Best, Worst Entry-Level Jobs?

College students majoring in engineering are the most likely to have a job upon graduation.

04/22/2015

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CPS Suspends Controversial No-Bid Contract At Center Of Federal Probe

The Chicago Public Schools have suspended a controversial $20.5 million contract with a company that provides leadership training to principals, amid a federal investigation of the company’s ties to CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

04/22/2015