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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

The Exposition Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. (Photo Credit: Illinois Department of Agriculture)

Illinois State Fair Managers Fined For Ethics Violations

A state commission has fined managers of both of Illinois’ State Fairs for ethics violations over beer tickets, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

07/28/2014

Brian Dozier of the Minnesota Twins catches Alejandro De Aza stealing second base.  (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Twins Beat White Sox 4-3

Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

07/27/2014

Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals is tagged out by Emilio Bonifacio #64 of the Chicago Cubs during the first inning. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Fall To Cardinals 6-3

Matt Adams drove in four runs, A.J. Pierzynski had three hits in his St. Louis debut and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 on Saturday to stop a four-game skid.

07/26/2014

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City Breaks Ground On Pullman Community Center

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Saturday in the Pullman neighborhood, on Chicago’s Far South Side for a $15 million, 140,000 square foot community center that will provide indoor practice facilities for multiple sports.

07/26/2014

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Activists Protest Red Light Cameras At Intersection Where Spikes Occurred

Activists on a campaign to get rid of red light and speed cameras in Chicago are out protesting today, buoyed by the Tribune’s analyses that found thousands of people may be due refunds for tickets they didn’t deserve.

07/26/2014

Cheesecake Lollipops Recipe

Wednesday is National Cheesecake Day and Mark Kovacs and Freddie Turcios from The Cheesecake Factory have an easy recipe that you can try at home.

07/26/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Chris Daughtry’s Dream Team All-Star Athlete Band

Watch Chris Daughtry discuss pro sports alliances, his time as a high school football player and why Lebron James would front his fantasy all-athlete band.

07/25/2014

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Jacob Aho Benefit

It’s set for July 31.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

The screws have now been removed from the slides at the Oak Lawn playground. (Credit: CBS)

Police Say No Foul Play Involved After Nails Found In Slides At Oak Lawn Playground Last Month

Oak Lawn Police say there was no foul play involved in nails found protruding from slides on a playground last month.

07/23/2014

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One Dead In Broad Daylight Shooting At Busy Intersection In Skokie

Police are on the scene of an apparent shooting at a busy intersection in Skokie

07/22/2014

Palestinian supporters protesting Israel's attack on Gaza at a downtown rally. (Credit: CBS)

Palestinian Supporters Protest Israel’s Attack On Gaza

Palestinian supporters in Chicago gathered Sunday afternoon to demand an end to the Israeli air strikes and ground war in Gaza.

07/20/2014

The 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame and Museum in Forest Park, Illinois. (Credit: 16inchsoftballhof.com)

Forest Park Welcomes New 16-Inch Softball Hall Of Fame

The 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame opened its doors to the public Saturday in Forest Park, in a converted gas station that sits 100 yard from the fields used for the game’s summer classic, the No-Glove Nationals.

07/19/2014

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Parents Want Status Of Lane Tech Swim Coach Resolved

Parents and swimmers at Lane Tech High School are demanding answers about the status of their highly successful swim coach.

07/16/2014

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CPS Teacher Claims He Was Fired For Speaking Out On Alleged Wrongdoing

A Chicago teacher blew the whistle on alleged wrongdoing at a Chicago high school, and now he’s out of a job. He believes he was fired for speaking out and he’s not alone.

07/15/2014

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6 Worst Injuries Of The 2014 World Cup

Sometimes they aren’t just crying wolf.

07/15/2014

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Visitor Trapped Inside Cook County Jail For 32 Hours Files Lawsuit

he Chicago man trapped inside a visiting room at Cook County Jail for 32 hours is suing the county.

07/14/2014

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Call On Quinn To Approve Ride-Sharing Regulations

State lawmakers and others are calling on Governor Quinn to sign legislation that would increase regulations on so-called ride-sharing companies, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/14/2014

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Levine: Alcantara May Have To Return After Trading Deadline

Players from the Chicago Cubs farm system are making their way onto the 25 man roster.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2014