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Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

Wilson To Rahm: “Every Citizen Should Be Able To Run”

Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson is criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to challenge the nominating petitions he filed to get on the ballot for mayor in the 2015 election.

12/18/2014

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Quinn Calling For Special Session To Set Up Special Election For Topinka’s Seat

Gov. Pat Quinn was moving to call a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month to vote on legislation to set up a special election in 2016 for the Illinois State Comptroller’s office.

12/18/2014

Chicago Bears fans bring out the bags early the first quarter of their game against the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field on December 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bears Are A Joke, Just Ask Baby Bear

This is a story, not about Goldilocks, but just the three Bears.

12/18/2014

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14 CPS Students Surprised With New Laptops

Former Bears lineman James “Big Cat” Williams surprised several Chicago Public Schools students with new laptop computers, after they won a program designed to help them with getting into college.

12/18/2014

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Those ’70s Gifts: Remembering Popular Old-School Presents

Do you remember some of the popular gifts that kids found under the tree or on their stockings on Christmas Day in the 1970s?

12/18/2014

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Holiday Gift Guide: Last-Minute Idea Edition

Christmas Day is almost here, and you are running out of time.

12/18/2014

Demario Bailey. (Credit: johnson College Prep)

Aunt Of Two Suspects In Teen’s Murder: “They Were Not Raised Like This”

The great aunt of two of the suspects charged with killing an honor roll student during a mugging last week said her nephews were good boys growing up, and she hopes, whatever happens with the case, her nephews can be shown mercy.

12/18/2014

Artistic rendering of the 88-story Wanda Vista skyscraper planned for the Lakeshore East neighborhood. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Chinese Developer Plans 88-Story Skyscraper In Lakeshore East

City officials have unveiled a Chinese developer’s plans for an 88-story hotel and condo skyscraper, designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang,

12/18/2014

A home in the 2100 block of West 107th Place was leveled by an apparent natural gas explosion on Tuesday. (Credit: CBS)

Restaurant Hold Fundraiser For Morgan Park Family That Lost Home In Explosion

An Evergreen Park fast-food restaurant is lending a helping hand to a family whose home exploded in Morgan Park Dec. 2.

12/17/2014

90 Miles Cuban Café owner Alberto Gonzalez Jr.  (Credit: CBS)

Change In U.S.-Cuba Relationship Stirs Debate Among Local Cuban Americans

After President Obama announced a normalization of the United States’ relationship with Cuba, Cuban Americans CBS 2 spoke with are showing optimism about this historic change.

12/17/2014

Donatello Herrera. (Family-provided photo)

Police Searching For Gunman Who Killed Father Of Three Near Bus Stop

Chicago Police are looking for the killer of a 35-year-old father of three who was gunned down early Wednesday morning at a CTA bus stop, right after he left work.

12/17/2014

Shirley Bennett outside the shack she lives in with her son. (Credit: CBS)

Family Reunites Following Story Of Mother, Son Living In Shack Near Jail

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards has the follow up that’ll warm your heart.

12/17/2014

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Sony Cancels Christmas Day Release Of “The Interview” Amid Threats

Sony has pulled the plug on a Christmas release for the comedy “The Interview” amid threats to movie-goers from a group of hackers.

12/17/2014

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Despite Normalization, Cuban Cigars May Take Time To Hit Shelves

While Cuban Cigars are an icon in the smoking world, new relations with Cuba will apparently not turn that world upside down, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/17/2014

Angela Grovey. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Roosevelt Grad Stars In “Newsies”

Angela Grovey graduated from Roosevelt University with a degree in musical theatre.

12/17/2014

Patrick Crawford. (Credit Facebook)

Meteorologist, NIU Grad Shot In Parking Lot Near Waco TV Station

A TV meteorologist – educated at NIU – has been shot and wounded in the station’s parking lot near Waco, Texas.

12/17/2014

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‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Placed On Prestigious National Film Registry

“Ferris Bueller” was chosen as one of the 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.

12/17/2014

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West Chicago Still Catching Up On Yearlong Backlog Of Water Bills

Many residents of West Chicago are still waiting on their city to send them a water bill. For many of them, it’s been as long as 15 months since they last had a water bill.

12/17/2014

Mr. February in the 2015 Chicago Taxi Driver Calendar. (Credit: taxicalendar.com)

Cabbies Publish Another Racy Calendar To Fund Fight With City

Chicago cab drivers have graced the pages of a pinup calendar for 2015, as part of a legal battle with the city in federal court.

12/17/2014