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Pushback by riders and consumer groups have prompted the CTA to pull back on some of the fees it intended to charge when it introduces its new Ventra transit fare card this summer.
The kits each contain soap, shampoo and hand sanitizer, toilet paper, wash cloths, toothpaste and a brush, among other things. But World Vision’s Angela Appleton said encouragement is also packed.
Singer Tim McGraw stopped by as part of Operation Homefront, a program that awards mortgage-free homes to wounded warriors and members of the armed forces.
At the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.
In the Chicago area, the AAA says gasoline prices average $4.20 a gallon.
Parents and other community members met outside a West Side school Friday morning, in an effort to make sure Chicago Public Schools officials and the mayor hear what they have to say about the closing of 49 elementary schools.
Hawthorne Scholastic Academy Principal Nate Pietrini asked all teachers at Hawthorne to set a reading goal for their class in an effort to increase the amount of time kids spent reading.
School officials disciplined the entire team over the incident, because players would not reveal who shared pictures of nude girls they had received from female classmates.
Gay rights activists are pleased with the decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to begin allowing openly-gay scouts, effect near year. Anti-gay activists are not pleased, even though the action maintains a ban on gay leaders.
A 3rd grader from the South Side has become an Internet sensation, after delivering a rousing speech at a rally against school closings earlier this week.
Brandon Quiroz was supposed to graduate from high school on Saturday, but now he’s not sure if there’s a ceremony.
State lawmakers have passed legislation that would mandate schools that teach sex education in Illinois also would have to give students information about birth control.
You might think you’re in Australia, if you come across an unusual animal that’s on the loose in DeKalb County.
The busy summer travel season got underway on Thursday, as many travelers got an early start to the Memorial Day weekend.
Scammers will run an ad – on Craigslist, for example – which touts low rent for a nice house, and ask for money to hold the property for interested renters.
A north suburban teacher gives new meaning to the term “burning your bridges behind you,” as she resigns on a YouTube video decrying a shift towards “Teaching to the Test.”
The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.
McMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.
Morton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.
The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would require parents to send their kids to school before their 7th birthday, in a vote that broke down along party lines.
- 3 Dead, 8 Hurt In Shootings Since Friday NightThe most recent fatal shooting happened about 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the Hyde Park community, roughly half a mile from President Barack Obama’s home in neighboring Kenwood.197
- Some People You Should Know: The MelodeersIt all began when barbershop patrons started singing while waiting to get their hair cut. A century or so later, the Melodeers chorus is taking the music to a dazzling new height with 140 ladies singing in unaccompanied four-part harmony. CBS 2's Harry Porterfield reports.155
- Mother Of Student Pushed Down School Stairs ‘Enraged’ At Security GuardNew video surfaced Friday that appears to show sophomore Lauren Goodlow being pushed by a male security guard. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.329
- House Passes Concealed Carry Plan Opposed By Senate LeaderGun owners in the only state still banning concealed weapons would win that right under a plan approved by the Illinois House on Friday, but the governor and other powerful Democrats oppose the plan because it would wipe out local gun ordinances -- including Chicago's ban on assault weapons.220
- Two Shot Near Roosevelt CTA StationAround 11:10 a.m., a 57-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were shot in the 1100 block of South State Street.256
- Store Owner Kidnapped In Pilsen, SUV StolenPolice said the 78-year-old man was closing the store in the 1100 block of West 18th Street when a group of men threw a pillowcase over his head, hit him in the face, and forced him into his own SUV.248
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