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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West is a Crowd Favorite at Little League World Series

by Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago is enjoying a much-welcomed infusion of hometown pride after Jackie Robinson West’s decisive 12-2 win over Lynwood Pacific in the 2014 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Today, fans […]

08/17/2014

A Chicago woman was killed Friday when a semitrailer driven by a Wisconsin man was unable to stop and ran over the car on Interstate 65 about a mile north of the Crown Point exit. | Indiana State Police photo

Chicago Woman Killed When Semi Runs Over Car In NW Indiana

A Chicago woman was killed and three other people were injured when a semi truck ran over a car in northwest Indiana Friday nightl, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

08/16/2014

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South Loop Store Sells Out Of T-Shirts Supporting Jackie Robinson West Little League Team

WBBM’s John Cody reports a steady stream of would-be customers left Dick’s Sporting Goods on Roosevelt after the store sold out of Jackie Robinson West T-shirts. Another 400 are expected on Thursday.

08/13/2014

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State Supreme, Appellate Court Justices To Lecture Law Students On Civility In Courtrooms

Starting Wednesday, justices of both the State Supreme and Appellate Courts will begin visiting law school orientations throughout the area to stress the need for professionalism and civility in the courtroom, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/12/2014

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Police Warning Lakeview Residents After Man Attempts To Lure 9-Year-Old Girl

Chicago Police have issued a community alert for the neighborhood around Hamlin Park on the North Side.

08/06/2014

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Woman Says Good Samaritan Saved Her From Attack In West Loop

It was a surprise confrontation in the West Loop and then someone stepped in. A Chicago woman believes that Good Samaritan saved her from an attack last week.

08/05/2014

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5 Recent Weird Moments In Golf

Here are five weird moments that recently happened in golf.

08/05/2014

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3 Dead, 6 Wounded In Monday Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 9 p.m. in the in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. A 39-year-old man was riding a bicycle about 9 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Hoyne when a red vehicle pulled up next to him and someone exited the vehicle and fired shots.

08/05/2014

A beer truck tipped over on Monday morning, snarling traffic on northbound I-65 near state Route 2. | photo from Indiana State Police

Beer Truck Spills Part Of Load On I-65 After Rollover Accident, Snarling Traffic For Hours

A semi truck loaded with beer rolled on I-65, spilling part of its load and snarling northbound traffic in northwest Indiana Monday morning, the Post-Tribune is reporting.

08/04/2014

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Hungover At Work? Poll Finds People Are Hardly Alone

While sitting at his cubicle, Mason (not his real name), raises his heavy, alcohol soaked head and reaches for the nearest Red Bull and a handful of pain killers.

08/04/2014

Wil Lewis, 28, was shot and killed while standing at a bus stop in Rogers Park. (Family Photo)

Two Suspects In Murder Of Rogers Park Photographer Arrested In Wisconsin

Two North Side teens are in jail in Wisconsin, charged with the murder of a Rogers Park photographer last month.

08/03/2014

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Lollapalooza Musician Blood Orange Accuses Security Guards Of Jumping Him

Musician Devonte Hynes, who performs under the name “Blood Orange,” accused Lollapalooza security guards of jumping him and assaulting his girlfriend shortly after his performance at the festival Friday night.

08/02/2014

5 Epic Fan Catches That Involve Beer

By Adam W. Bloom There is nothing I enjoy more than watching fans make incredible catches at the ballgame.  It’s really a random side show like in no other sport. In fact many fans come […]

08/02/2014

Chicago Dress Shop Accused Of Violating Anti-Trust Laws

The complaint alleges Peaches is violating state and federal anti-trust laws when it tells top designers not to sell to other boutiques.

08/02/2014

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Watch The Illinois Prison Population Explode Before Your Eyes

As of 2012, for every 100,000 Illinois residents, 381 of them were in prison.

07/31/2014

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Introducing, The New York Jews … An Old Ad Campaign Comes Back

If you were to take a poll and ask baseball fans to name the most iconic Major League Baseball team, most would probably answer … The New York Jews.

07/31/2014

The Des Plaines Oasis over the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway is being torn down to widen the tollway. (Credit: CBS)

Plaque Honoring MIAs, POWs To Be Rededicated At O’Hare Oasis

The now-closed Des Plaines Oasis had displayed a plaque dedicated to 19 servicemen who had been listed as missing in action or were prisoners of war. Thursday – that plaque is being rededicated – at another location.

07/30/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union's plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis Not Discouraged By Trailing Emanuel In Poll

The results of a new public opinion poll show Mayor Rahm Emanuel may not be in as much trouble with voters as some thought and that CTU President Karen Lewis’ strength may have been overstated, though she disagrees.

07/29/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Announces Expansion In Early Education For Poverty Level Kids

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new program Monday to bridge the early childhood education gap for poverty level inner city kids.

07/28/2014