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Preview: Cubs-Marlins

Jason Hammel opposes Tom Koehler tonight at Marlins Park.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2014

The Chicago Police Department celebrated Father's Day with a special mass at Gold Star Memorial Park. (Credit: Steve Miller

Fallen Police Officers Honored During Special Father’s Day Mass

CHICAGO (CBS) – The Chicago Police Department has honored dads on this Father’s Day with a special mass at the Gold Star Memorial and Park. Chicago Police Officer Michael Patrick Gordon was a father to […]

06/15/2014

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Sox Play-By-Play Man Ed Farmer Not Sensitive To Critiques

Ed Farmer is many things to many people. The one thing he most certainly conforms to is giving the most unique, Chicago-style play-by-play with color analyst Darrin Jackson

06/14/2014

Smiley Tillmon playing during a preview of this weekend's Chicago Blues Festival. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Blues Artists Play Preview Show For Annual Festival In Grant Park

Chicago’s 31st annual Blues Festival is this coming weekend. WBBM’s Steve Miller took a look at a sampling.

06/09/2014

Waves pound the Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

NWS Issues Hazard Alert For Chicago-Area Beaches

If you’re planning a day at the beach, you might want to think twice before you jump in the lake.

06/08/2014

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Near-Drowning Inspires Man To Teach Water Safety Courses

The non-profit Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project is conducting water safety and rescue courses in Chicago this weekend as the beach season gets underway.

06/07/2014

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3 Times LeBron “The King” James Has Dealt With Cramps

NHL Players play through broken bones, collapsed lungs and dislocated ribs. The King is sidelined due to cramps … which has happened more than once.

06/06/2014

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Assault Suspect Arrested After Barricading Himself In Dolton Home

A man suspected of armed assault in Indiana barricaded himself for nearly five hours in a south suburban home before surrendering to authorities Tuesday evening.

06/03/2014

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State’s Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Travel Club Marketers

The Cook County State’s Attorney thinks if the envelope says: “Congratulations, you are a winner,” you should actually win something besides a sales pitch, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

06/03/2014

Chicago director Bob Hercules. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Director Making Maya Angelou Documentary

Maya Angelou is such a national treasure, that when a local film maker began looking for films about her a couple years back, he was stunned to find there weren’t any. That’s about to change.

05/28/2014

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Cardinal George, Fr. Pfleger Discuss Violence

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine caught up with Cardinal George in Palos Park and reports if you didn’t know Cardinal George’s was in the midst of a two-month battle against cancer, it wasn’t obvious at Wednesday morning’s Mass at Holy Family Villa Nursing home.

05/28/2014

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Suburban Coach Hit By Shot Put Could Be Released From Hospital Soon

An Aurora shot-put coach hit in the head by one of the 12 pound steel balls at a track meet in Elgin last Friday may go home from the hospital soon.

05/27/2014

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Graphic: How People REALLY View Illinois

How do people actually view the Land of Lincoln?

05/21/2014

Mechanically animated characters from Characters Unlimited at the National Restaurant Association at McCormick Place. (Steve Miller)

National Restaurant Association Show Gets Underway At McCormick Place

More than 60,000 people are in Chicago for the 65th National Restaurant Association show at McCormick Place.

05/18/2014

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A Quick And Dirty Guide To Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a simple concept: it’s the idea that big companies that provide Internet have to treat all websites as equals. What does this mean for you and me?

05/13/2014

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Mother Breaks Silence After Daughter’s Murder Case Reopened

Suffering for more than 20 years, a south suburban mom finally breaks her silence. Her daughter was raped, murdered and left in a field in Dixmoor back in 1991.

05/12/2014

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Lyons Residents Say Signs Supporting Police Stolen From Lawns

Cuts to the police department in suburban Lyons are not sitting well with some residents. Now there are claims somebody’s stealing signs that support fired officers.

05/07/2014

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Welcome To Chicago, The Beer Belly Of America

Chicago, once the Hog Butcher For The World, has evolved into the Beer Belly Of America.

05/07/2014

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Man Charged In 2009 Rape, Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl

A man described as a transient has been charged with the 2009 murder and rape of 12-year-old Jahmeshia Conner.

05/07/2014