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Volunteers assembled Thanksgiving baskets for 1,500 families. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Volunteers Assemble 1,500 Thanksgiving Baskets For Needy Families

Hundreds of people got into the Thanksgiving spirit Sunday morning on Chicago’s Near West Side by putting together baskets of food for people in need.

11/23/2014

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich leaves the alter following his Installation Mass of at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Visits West Side Church Impacted By Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

Chicago’s new archbishop is making his first pastoral visit Sunday since taking office, and he walked into a West Side parish still reeling from the priest sex abuse scandal in the archdiocese.

11/23/2014

Magnificent Mile Lights Fest . (Credit: CBS)

Magnificent Mile Lights Fest Marks 23rd Year

With the milder temperatures, it was the perfect night for a parade and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival didn’t disappoint.

11/23/2014

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Corey Brooks To Distribute 3,500 Turkeys Sunday

Woodlawn’s “rooftop pastor” is distributing 3,500 turkeys and the trimmings Sunday to needy Chicagoans, one month after thieves broke into his church and stole $8,000 from the collection box.

11/22/2014

More than 100 exhibitors from around the world are at the Chicago Toy and Game Expo. (Credit Mariam Sobh)

More Than 100 Exhibitors Show Off Latest Toys And Games At Navy Pier Expo

More than 100 exhibitors from around the world are participating in Chicago’s annual toy and game expo this weekend.

11/22/2014

Despite the cool weather, 2,000 people participated in the St. Jude Walk Saturday. (Credit: Mariam Sobh)

Thousands Walk To Support St. Jude Children’s Hospital At Soldier Field

WBBM’s Mariam Sobh reports despite the chilly temperatures and light rain, people came out.

11/22/2014

Paris Walker-Rush. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter In Fatal Hyde Park Shooting

A Chicago man has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting in Hyde Park Friday night.

11/22/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Local Politicians Rally In Support Of Obama’s Immigration Policy

In what may be the defining moment of his second term, President Obama signed an executive order allowing millions of illegal immigrants to temporarily stay in the United States.

11/22/2014

A small twin-engine plane crashed into a house less than half a mile from Midway International Airport, shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning. (Credit: CBS)

Listen: 9-1-1 Call After Plane Crashed Into Home Near Midway

“Hi, there’s an airplane that just crashed in front of my house,” the caller says over the phone. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

11/21/2014

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What To Do If Your Medicine Has Reached Its Expiration Date

Since the 1970’s, the FDA requires medications to have expiration dates. The government has looked at national stockpiles of medications and found that some may last as long as 15 years longer. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports.

11/21/2014

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Put The Turkey Down And Go Shopping, Expert Advises

The best deals may not be on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

11/21/2014

City Hall

Monday, Chicagoans Will Know Who’s Really Running For Mayor

The clock is ticking for Chicago mayoral hopefuls still planning to run in the February primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/21/2014

Eugene Booker, a convicted sex offender dubbed the “Dreadlock Rapist” by police, is serving a prison sentence for a series of 1986 sexual assaults, and has now been charged with a cold case murder from 1981. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Serial Rapist Accused Of Murder In 1981 Cold Case

More than three decades after Carol Novak’s brutal murder, police say they’ve identified a suspect. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

11/21/2014

This screen grab of a YouTube video shows the "Foodini" foot printer at work. (Natural Machines/YouTube)

The Future Is Here: There’s A 3-D Food Printer

Faster than you can say “The Jetsons,” the Foodini is in production. It’s a food printer.

11/21/2014

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Tales From The Lunch Lines: Teens Launch Food Fight On Twitter #thanksmichelleobama

Students across the nation have united in a crusade, drawing a line in the lunch room over what they are being served in the school cafeteria.

11/21/2014

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Red Cross Shares Top Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

On November 25, CBS Chicago and the Red Cross of Greater Chicago will hold the third annual CBS Chicago Cares Telethon. To donate, visit cbschicago.com/redcross. You can also donate by calling 855.350.2900 or texting REDCROSS to 90999 (Phone lines will be […]

11/21/2014

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School Administrators Plan Push To Overhaul Public Schools

A group of school administrators has outlined a plan to change curricula and modify some hiring practices, in an effort to improve school performance; but overhauling school funding has proven to be a thorny issue.

11/21/2014

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Doctors Urge CPS To Help Students Adopt Better Sleep Habits

Pediatricians have recommended the Chicago Public Schools start classes for high school and middle school students later in the day, so students can get more sleep, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel rebuffing such efforts, some doctors have offered other ideas for improving student performance.

11/21/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Business Leaders Applaud Obama’s Action On Immigration

Some Illinois business leaders said they are glad President Barack Obama has taken executive action to protect millions of immigrants from deportation, but they also want to see Congress step up with more sweeping changes to immigration laws.

11/21/2014