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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: (FILES)This undated file photo shows US baseball star Jackie Robinson as he signs a then-record contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in New York. Robinson has been chosen to receive posthumously the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award Congress can bestow on a US civilian, 02 March 2005, for his accomplishments on the baseball diamond, as well as "his lifetime of breaking down barriers and his unending fight for justice," officials on Capitol Hill said in an earlier press release. US Senator John Kerry and US Representative Richard Neal, who co-sponsored legislation honoring Robinson, will be joined by the ballplayer's widow Rachel Robinson, US President George W. Bush and congressional leaders at the ceremony. Robinson broke baseball's "color line", becoming the first African American to play in the Major Leagues when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Officials in Congress said however that he is also being honored for his contributions to the broader struggle for civil rights.

Jerry Reinsdorf, Kenny Williams Speak To High Schoolers About Jackie Robinson

White Sox executives spoke to some Chicago high school athletes about bringing change as part of Major League Baseball’s Jackie Robinson Day, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

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This baby Great Horned Owl was rescued after apparently falling from its nest in McHenry County. (Credit: Village of Bull Valley)

Baby Horned Owl Rescued In McHenry County

A baby Great Horned Owl that apparently fell out of its nest in McHenry County is now safe, thanks to a police officer in the village of Bull Valley.

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City Touts Decline In Teen Smoking

Fewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.

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Amazing Map Shows Where Nobody Lives In Chicago Area

There are a lot of spaces across Chicagoland where nobody lives, according to the U.S. Census.

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ComEd Letters Create Confusion For Northwest Suburban Residents

Tens of thousands of northwest suburban residents who have been part of a program to shop around for the best electric rates were left confused after receiving letters telling them they were being switched back to ComEd.

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U.S. Airways Tweets Out Porn After Customer Complaint

On several levels, a pornographic tweet sent out by U.S. Airways may be the most amusing and embarrassing corporate social media gaffes ever.

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Palos Heights Man Shot In Home Invasion

Deputy Chief Dave Delaney said the suspects broke into a home in the 7900 block of West 131st Street around 3:30 a.m.

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A man and two of his children were killed when their SUV rear-ended a semi-trailer truck on I-65, following an earlier crash involving a tanker truck that rolled over. (Credit: Indiana State Police)

Three Dead In Crash On I-65 Near Roselawn, Ind.

A father and two of his children were killed overnight, when their SUV rear-ended a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana.

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Late Snowfall Leaves Roads A Mess; Temperatures Just Shy Of Record

Monday night’s snowfall dropped 1.4 inches at O’Hare International Airport, pushing the seasonal total to 82 inches, just shy of the 2nd most seasonal snowfall for Chicago – when 82.3 inches fell in the winter of 1977-78.

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Aldermen Delay Vote On Plastic Bag Ban

Many aldermen still want to ban the ubiquitous plastic grocery bags they feel are clogging landfills, but some want to exempt small, independent retailers from the ordinance.

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Boy, 16, Slain In Rogers Park

The boy was walking on a sidewalk in the 7600 block of North Ashland Avenue about 2:40 a.m. when a gray minivan drove by and someone inside shot at him.

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Uptown Shooting Victim Recounts His Story Of Survival

How did Brion Payne survive being shot at close range earlier this month? He thinks he knows. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports

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Woman Sexually Assaulted In Lake View Alley

The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic in stable condition. No one was in custody.

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Police: Man, 90, Found Dead At Bottom Of Garbage Chute

The medical examiner has identified the victim as 90-year-old Rocco Sette.

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Neighbors Say Southeast Side Street Is Sinking

BS 2’s Roseanne Tellez takes a closer look at portion of sinking street on Brainard at 136th.

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Daley Nephew Completes Jail Term In 2004 Manslaughter Case

R.J. Vanecko punched David Koschman of Mount Prospect, in the face in a drunken confrontation early on April 25, 2004. Koschman fell, hit his head on a curb and died 11 days later of brain injuries.

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A Crime Scene Investigation unit sits parked outside the Jewish Community Center on April 14, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Chicago Jewish Community Concerned After Kansas Shootings

The shootings by white supremacist Frazier Glenn Cross outside Kansas City have Chicago’s Jewish leaders reaching out.

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Parking Meter Convenience App Being Test-Driven In West Loop

The pilot program, which will last two to three weeks, is being conducted in an area bounded by Madison to Monroe and Halsted to Racine.

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Snow Tonight, Yes, Snow Tonight In Chicago Area

Here is the latest guidance from the National Weather Service: It will snow tonight.

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