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DiveSTARS Teaches Scuba Diving To Disabled

When you have a spinal cord injury, use a wheelchair or have a developmental disability, everything on land can be a bit more challenging, but a Kankakee organization is offering a sense of freedom to the disabled through adaptive diving.

08/31/2014

Antonio Smith. (Family provided photo.)

Hundreds Mourn Slain 9-Year-Old At Funeral

More than 400 people filled the Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church, in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, to pay their final respects to the nine-year-old boy shot through the heart in a South Side alley on August 20.

08/30/2014

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

Father Of JRW Player Serves As Grand Marshal For Million Father March Parade

A back-to-school tradition on Chicago’s South Side, the Million Father March Parade, took place Saturday morning and it was led by the father of a Jackie Robinson West little league player.

08/30/2014

The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, from Chicago, celebrate following their 7-5 win over the Little League from Las Vegas, Nevada, during the United States Championship game of the Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium on August 23, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jackie Robinson West Players Honored During Rainbow Push Breakfast

The Jackie Robinson West All Stars were in the spotlight again Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

08/30/2014

Officials unveil a monument to the victims of the Burr Oak grave reselling scandal on the grounds of the Alsip. In 2009, authorities discovered hundreds of graves had been dug up, and bodies dumped in mass graves, to resell burial plots. (Credit: Mai Martinez/CBS)

Burr Oak Monument Honors Victims Of Burial Scandal

After touring the now pristine cemetery, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said the change there over the past five years has been remarkable.

08/29/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Convicted Of Murder In Gruesome 2013 Double Homicide

A Will County judge has convicted a 20-year-old woman of two counts of murder for her role in a grisly 2013 double slaying in Joliet.

08/29/2014

An airport shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median on the I-190 entrance road to O'Hare International Airport on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Shuttle Bus Crashes On I-190 Entrance At O’Hare

Officials have reopened all but one lane of the Interstate 190 entrance to O’Hare International Airport, after it was closed when a privately owned shuttle bus crashed into a concrete median. Fourteen people were taken to hospitals.

08/29/2014

Navy Pier

Hispanic Business Owners Gather For Annual Expo

Laura Sanchez, CEO of Swatware, said she considers herself a pioneer, as a Latina running an information technology business.

08/28/2014

Chicago Police Cmdr. Glenn Evans. (Credit: Chicago Police)

CPD Commander Accused Of Shoving Gun In Suspect’s Mouth And Taser Against His Groin

A Chicago police commander accused of sticking the barrel of his service weapon in a suspect’s throat, pressing a stun gun against the man’s groin last year, and threatening to kill him was released without having to post bail Thursday.

08/28/2014

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Activists Want Dyett To Become Green Technology School

Activists have said they are not giving up the fight to save a Washington Park neighborhood high school, but Chicago Public Schools officials have suggested the battle is pretty much over.

08/28/2014

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Credit: CBS)

Union: Northwestern Hospital Closing Cafeteria, Forcing Employees To Unfamiliar Jobs

A workers union at Northwestern Memorial has said more than two dozen cafeteria employees at Northwestern Memorial Hospital will be forced into jobs they weren’t trained for when the cafeteria closes in two weeks.

08/28/2014

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Pence Hopeful Court Will Uphold Indiana’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he remains hopeful that the Hoosier State’s ban on same-sex marriages will remain intact, despite blistering questions by the three-judge panel from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

08/28/2014

A fire which started in the basement of a three-story commercial building in Englewood spread through the entire building and through the roof. (Credit: CBS)

Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze In Englewood

Extra crews were called in to battle flames that rapidly spread through a three-story building on the 6300 block of South Halsted Street.

08/28/2014

The home where Michael Jackson grew up in Gary. (Credit: Bob Roberts)

Gary Renovating Homes On Block Michael Jackson Grew Up On Ahead Of Three-Day Festival

The sounds of saws and hammers have filled the air this week along the street in Gary where pop idol Michael Jackson grew up in advance of a three-day festival marking his birthday.

08/27/2014

Chicago Police Commander Evans. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Commander Charged With Aggravated Battery, Stripped Of Police Powers

A Chicago Police commander on the city’s West Side has been stripped of his police powers.

08/27/2014

Carly Rousso (center) and her parents arrive at the Lake County Courthouse ahead of her bench trial for allegedly huffing keyboard cleaner before running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Leader Of Latino Advocacy Group Expresses Sympathy For Carly Rousso

The leader of a group that advocates for Latinos is sympathetic to 20-year-old Carly Rousso – who’s being sentenced next month for DUI, after a collision that killed a 5-year-old Hispanic girl.

08/27/2014

Dick's Sporting Goods made 7,000 of these T-shirts to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars, who won the U.S. national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

eBay Sellers Profiting From JRW Championship T-Shirts

If you’re interested in a Jackie Robinson West T-shirt – be prepared to pay for it. And don’t expect your money to benefit the Little League program.

08/27/2014

Protesters holding signs of people shot and killed by police called for U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to launch a federal investigation into police shootings nationwide. (Credit: Facebook)

Protesters Demand Federal Investigation Into Police Shootings

Protesters gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday, saying the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and statistics regarding fatal police-involved shootings in the Chicago area show it’s time for a sweeping federal investigation into police conduct.

08/27/2014

Jackie Robinson West coach Darold Butler addresses the crowd at Millennium Park, at a rally to celebrate the team's national title in the Little League World Series. (Credit: CBS)

Jackie Robinson West Players To Chicago: “Thank You, We Love You”

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team was the toast of the town on Wednesday, as thousands of fans lined South Side streets and packed into Millennium Park to salute the national championship players and coaches who were the darlings of the Little League World Series.

08/27/2014

Jackie Robinson West players and coaches hold the 2005 White Sox World Series trophy while visiting U.S. Cellular Field during the parade celebrating their Little League World Series national title. (Credit: CBS)

JRW Players Hoist World Series Trophy; Also Get Trip To Disney World

Jackie Robinson West players got a couple nice surprises on Wednesday as the city saluted the Little League World Series national champions.

08/27/2014