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Olympians return from Sochi. (Credit: CBS)

Olympians Land In Chicago On Return From Sochi

Some Olympians making their way home from Sochi came through Chicago Monday afternoon.

02/24/2014

Duncan Keith, Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews of Canada pose with the gold medals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canada Defeats Sweden 3-0 To Win Gold Medal

onathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament and Canada defended its Olympic men’s hockey title Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Sweden in the gold-medal game.

02/23/2014

Same Sex Marriage

Same-Sex Couples Line Up To Get Married At County Building

History was being made Saturday at the County Building where same-sex couples were lining up in marriage court to be among the first to tie the knot after a judge decided yesterday there was no reason they should have to wait until the law was to take effect on the first of June, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/22/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Nunn Helps Illinois Shoot Down Minnesota, 62-49

Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers’ hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid.

02/19/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Target Of Alleged Murder Plot Testifies In Mandell Trial

For first time in the murder plot trial of former Chicago Police officer Steve Mandell, we heard from the man prosecutors say Mandell planned to kill.

02/19/2014

Michael Sam. (Getty Images)

Hoge: NFL Has No Choice But To Accept Michael Sam

Come May, an NFL team will have to draft or pick up the first openly gay player.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly

Jury Finds NATO 3 Guilty Of Lesser Charges

A jury deciding whether three young men, dubbed the NATO 3, are would-be terrorists, reached a verdict on Friday.

02/07/2014

Carlos Boozer  is guarded by Channing Frye of the Phoenix Suns. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boozer Powers Bulls To 101-92 Win At Phoenix

Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls snapped the Phoenix Suns’ five-game winning streak with a 101-92 victory on Tuesday night.

02/04/2014

Russell Wilson. (Getty Images)

Super Bowl XLVIII Was Most Viewed TV Show In U.S. History

The blowout didn’t prevent Super Bowl XLVIII from becoming the most-watched show ever.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2014

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Northern Illinois Tops Ball State 67-65 In OT

Aaric Armstead scored 14 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 as Northern Illinois edged Ball State 67-65 in overtime Saturday.

02/01/2014

Brendan Ayanbadejo. (Getty Images)

Former Bear, Raven Ayanbadejo: Players Smoked Weed Before Super Bowl

Brendan Ayanbadejo was surprised teammates smoked weed so close to the big game.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. (Getty Images)

Fitzgerald: Marshall-Jeffery Duo ‘Best In The Game’

Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald is impressed by his counterparts in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

Russell Wilson. (Getty Images)

Billboard Shenanigans: Russell Wilson’s First Name Still Has 2 Ls In It

(CBS) By now, having led his team to the Super Bowl, you’d have thought everyone knew how to spell the name of Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson. Guess not. Perhaps in an attempt to troll […]

CBS Chicago–01/29/2014

A load of salt is dumped into an Illinois Department of Transportation snow plow, in preparation for Tuesday's snowstorm. (Credit: CBS)

Expert: Use Of Road Salt Leads To Slight Increase In Salinity In Water Supply

As we’ve been reporting, road crews have been using so many tons of salt this winter – their supplies are dwindling.

01/29/2014

An extra-alarm fire broke out at a Lincoln Park neighborhood apartment building about 3:10 a.m. Friday in the 2600 block of North Lincoln Avenue. (Credit: Sam Charles/for Sun-Times Media)

Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Fire In Lincoln Park

Firefighters responded to the 2-11 blaze at the three-story building about 3:10 a.m. in the 2600 block of North Lincoln Avenue.

01/24/2014

The Lincoln Park Zoo announced the birth last week of two dwarf mongooses. (Photo from the Lincoln Park Zoo website)

Two Dwarf Mongooses Born At Lincoln Park Zoo

Two tiny dwarf mongoose pups made their public debut recently at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

01/19/2014

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TTYM: Watch The NHL Save Of The Year And ‘BandWagon’ Cam – Best Invention Ever?

by @TaraLipinsky More Columns here. In This Week’s That Thing You Missed watch what just might be the NHL save of the year, an untimely tattoo, the best Sunday sermon ever, and the Washington Wizards take fan shaming […]

01/17/2014

Deon Patrick

Murder Charges Dropped Against Man Imprisoned For 21 Years

Cook County prosecutors Friday dismissed murder charges against an Uptown man who has spent the last 21 years behind bars for a double murder he says he didn’t commit.

01/10/2014

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Video Shows Bolingbrook Cop Allegedly Playing Poker While Driving Squad Car

A Bolingbrook Police Officer was behind the wheel of a squad car and seemingly not paying attention.

01/08/2014